Category Archives: State Events



My friend Rose Wilson called this morning and asked if I wanted to help her give away 180 Trump/Pence yard signs at the intersection of Route 8 and Route 228 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Of course the answer was “Yes” and we started at 11:45 and by 1:45 all 180 yard signs were claimed by happy Trump supporters.

Most of the time the atmosphere was more like a celebratory event such as that following a significant sports victory. Horns were accompanied by waves and smiling faces as the hopeful Trump supporters shared their desire for a huge Trump victory on Election Day. Truckers blasted their air horns and even semis pulled over to pick up yard signs. Read the rest of this entry

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e-Verify and its effects


The Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation on May 24, 2011 that would require contractors and subcontractors to verify legal employment status for all employees working on public building projects.

Senate Bill 637, which passed 47-7, makes use of the federal E-Verify system mandatory to confirm that all employees are eligible to work in the U.S.
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A successful Annual Spring Dinner attended by LG Jim Cawley


Lieutenant Governor James Cawley was the guest of honor at the Annual Erie County Republican Party Spring Dinner on April 29, 2011 held at the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie.

He arrived at 5 pm and was greeted by the host committee at a cocktail reception where he mingled with guests and exchanged views and participated in photographic opportunities.
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Pennsylvanians disapprove Obama


Poll: Obama approval at all time low in crucial state
By: CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Washington (CNN) – Some new poll numbers out of Pennsylvania may not make President Barack Obama’s re-election team jump for joy.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday indicates that 53 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the job the president’s doing in the White House, with 42 percent saying they approve of how Obama’s handling his duties.

The 42 percent approval rating for the president is an all time low for Obama in Quinnipiac polling in Pennsylvania. It’s also a nine point drop from February, when 51 percent approved of the job the president was doing in office and 44 percent disapproved of how he was handling his duties.

If you tax they will run


Governor Pat Quinn (D-Ill) is now known as the most taxing governor in the United States. When he raised taxes on businesses this year surrounding states started luring businesses to their states, with a barrage of ads and publicity aimed into Illinois.

He had just signed into law a 6.25% sales tax for internet sales to Illinois residents and the most immediate effect it has had is that Amazon announced that it was dropping 9000 affiliates from Illinois so that Amazon does not have to collect the tax. What was he thinking? Experience in other states support that high taxation dampens business activity and result in less revenue. Even Governor Cuomo of New York proposes spending cuts instead of the standby Democrat habit of increasing taxes, to address the budget shortfall.

This follows the principle of “tax it and you’ll get less” and “subsidize and you’ll get more.”

If you tax it they will leave


When I read an article with the above headline I said “Amen.”
In the history of this world many societies and countries had always tried to raise revenue by increasing taxes and rates. That was true to a point in the world when people were forced to remain in position wherever they were living.
Then came mobility of societies which allowed people to move away to greener pastures as well as lower taxes–which was the beginning of these United States–where we fought to gain the freedom from high and unjust taxation.
Then, came state governments and city governments which imposed the same techniques to raise revenue through taxation, instead of promoting ways and means for its citizens to raise their income which in turn improves the economy which then raises tax collection. My observations as well others’ show that projected revenue increases are almost never met by raising tax rates; this was shown in Maryland recently when they introduced the “Millionaire Tax.” Those targeted taxpayers simply moved away. The following article by Lowman S. Henry is an opinion on one form of taxation in Pennsylvania.

If You Tax It They Will Leave
By: Lowman S. Henry
“If you want to go to work you can find a job.”

How many places in Pennsylvania, in fact in America can make that boast? They can in Bradford County where County Commissioner Brad McLinko explains that drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale deposit has been an economic boom for his region – this while the rest of the nation suffers through the biggest recession since the Great Depression.

One reason for the boom is that Pennsylvania has not killed off the still developing natural gas industry by enacting a severance tax that would make the activity less profitable and choke off or at least slow down the economic development which is currently taking place. But, there is growing political pressure to enact additional taxes on gas drillers.
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