October 18, 2018

Midterms Matter: In Virginia's 5th district, please support Denver Riggleman

In Denver's 5th congressional district there's a choice of a conservative representative or a truly radical Democrat who is frighteningly out of touch with not only centrist values but also common sense.  Denver Riggleman is a solid candidate.  His opponent, Leslie Cockburn is a former 60 Minutes producer with a history of radical positions (including anti-Semitism, and dictator friendships - no kidding). 

Since she was a 60 Minutes producer, it's not surprising that she's not even attempting to be honest.

This is serious.  She's a radical;
The Democrat, who is running to represent the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia in Congress, deployed every attack in the progressive playbook to disparage President Trump in an interview with the far-left magazine Vanity Fair describing why she decided to launch her candidacy.

Cockburn accused the President of “shredding” democratic institutions, compared him to the “oligarchs and kleptocrats” at the helm of despotic regimes around the world and portrayed him as an existential threat to journalists such as herself.

Of all the candidates in this year’s midterms, Cockburn may have the least in common with her would-be constituents — she recounts being advised to run as a “progressive” and avoid being “middle of the road,” yet the Fifth District turned out heavily for Republicans in 2016.

Asked whether she can prevail without winning back some of President Trump’s supporters, she dismissed the idea, saying, “I’m not going to woo those Trump supporters in the evangelical churches where people feel Democrats are satanic.”

She’s said that immigration enforcement is equivalent to running a “gulag” and “torturing children,” even asserting that ICE is “like our new Gestapo.”

Those are not the words of someone who wants to represent and work for the betterment of everyone in her district. They are the words of a hyper-partisan extremist who disdains basic civility because it conflicts with her black-and-white worldview.
Enough about why not to vote for Cockburn.  Denver Riggleman is a decorated Air Force veteran, business owner, and a common sense native Virginian.  The seat they are battling for is a considered a toss up.

Denver Riggleman has a lot of reasons to be the district's representative.  He deserves and needs your support to bring common sense to Washington D.C. instead of more special interest establishment insider.

Please support his efforts; volunteer, donate or at least check out his positions on his website. And by all means - vote. 

Thank you.

Midterms Matter: In Texas 7th District please support John Culberson

John Culberson is leading in the polls in his effort to continue to represent Texas' 7th congressional district going forward.  The race though seems closer than should be expected.

Here's what you need to know.  His opponent is a Washington D.C. backed insider's dream;
Fletcher, meanwhile, picked up an early endorsement from EMILY’s List, a powerhouse Washington-based group that spent $250,000 on her behalf in the March primary. After the primary, Fletcher received donations from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s campaign committee and his leadership PAC.
The fact that she was so friendly with her radical primary opponent is also very telling.

Conversely John Culberson believes in honesty and integrity and it shows;
Proverbs tell us that our good name is our most valuable possession and is worth more than all the gold and silver on Earth. I believe this to my core, and I will always do my very best to represent you honorably and consistently as a free market fiscal conservative who is devoted to letting Texans run Texas and to making the dreams of the future come true.
That's what he brings to congress.  Please support his efforts; volunteer, donate or at least check out his positions on his website. And by all means - vote.

Thank you.

Midterms Matter: In New York's 22nd district, please support Claudia Tenney

In a district that Mitt Romney won and president Trump romped to a win, Republican candidate incumbent Claudia Tenney is trailing her Democrat rival by a couple of points.  This winnable district is a must win for Republicans and it is a must win for New York state residents who don't want a representative who is a hypocritical, big spending open borders type like her opponent is.  Who needs that?  Who needs his high tax views?

Claudia Tenney supports pro-growth, common sense policies:

Claudia Tenney could use your support. Please support her efforts; volunteer, donate or at least check out her positions on her website. And by all means - vote. At this point the race is close, and every vote matters.

Thank you.

October 17, 2018

5% cut, across the board - the nickel plan

President Trump demands a 5% budget cut from every department:

That will make a huge difference to budget deficits.

The president does have the leverage of his veto. After approving the $1.3 trillion budget plan Congress sent him in March, Trump threatened he will “never sign another bill like this again.”
Trump has previously called for deep, double-digit percentage reductions for some federal departments that were rejected by Congress. His first proposed budget last year included the complete elimination of 62 agencies, which lawmakers ignored.

REQUIRED READING: Evidence tax cuts raise revenue

Investor's Business Daily summarizes the impacts of the Trump tax cuts for this fiscal year, simply beautifully. This is not a trivial point; Democrats argued how horrible tax cuts would be for the annual deficit and the national debt.  This shows that they, once again, got it wrong.

Here's the summary, but I urge you to go read the whole article
Overall, federal revenues came in slightly higher in FY 2018 — up 0.5%.

Spending, on the other hand, was $127 billion higher in fiscal 2018. As a result, deficits for 2018 climbed $113 billion.

...What is unmistakable from the data, however, is that the Trump tax cuts are not entirely, or even mostly, responsible for the increase in the deficit. Blame for that rests squarely with spendthrifts in Congress — on both sides of the aisle — who refuse to bring federal spending under control.
Empirical evidence of the Laffer Curve are needed every time tax cuts get proposed, even though historical evidence under president Reagan and under president Kennedy should be enough.

Midterms Matter: In New Jersey's 7th District, please support Leonard Lance

In New Jersey's 7th congressional district, representative Leonard Lance appears to be trailing slightly in his race against a hardcore progressive, elitist insider liberal Democrat. New Jersey is a left-leaning state but support for corruption and out of touch radicalism should not stand.

What should stand, is this:
Called a, “leading low-tax, limited government conservative from New Jersey” by Americans for Tax Reform, Leonard Lance has consistently stood up for conservative Republican principles like defunding Obamacare, stopping President Obama’s lawless executive actions and promoting fiscal and personal responsibility.

Having been involved in running a small family law practice with his twin brother Jim, Leonard Lance understands first-hand the importance of eliminating red tape and regulations burdens on small businesses. He has been endorsed by leading business groups for championing policies that encourage economic growth, job creation and a less intrusive federal government.

As the only New Jersey Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Leonard Lance has voted to take full advantage of our Nation’s energy potential, supporting the Keystone Pipeline bill, ending the ban on oil exports and stopping the Obama Administration’s unprecedented regulatory attack on affordable and reliable electricity.
Please support Leonard Lance's efforts; volunteer, donate or at least check out his positions on his website. And by all means - vote.

Thank you.
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