“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”– President John F. Kennedy, 1962.
Over the past few decades Minnesotans have seen their political leaders unveil a myriad of “plans” purportedly designed to propel the state forward. First there was Gov. Wendell Anderson’s “Minnesota Miracle,” then Gov. Jesse Ventura’s “Big Plan.” And now that the DFL controls the statehouse, Gov. Mark Dayton is sure to revive his really big tax and spend plan. Continue reading →
Not a day goes by where I still don’t get calls or emails as to why we are not on SiriusXM. Given the amount of space they have (and, I have to say, some of the shows they run) it’s a shame they won’t find room for the Jason Lewis Show. We’ve been doing our best to make the case for getting us back on satellite radio, but so far our calls haven’t been answered–perhaps they’ll answer yours. Call or email at 212-584-5235 or email@example.com and tell ‘em you want us back! In the meantime, check affiliates (or tell your local station to pick up the show) for showtimes and download our free smartphone apps so you can listen anytime.
Given the multitude of scurrilous attacks on the voter ID amendment, it is somewhat amazing it did as well as it did. Opponents, organized primarily through an umbrella group called Our Vote, Our Future, raised massive sums of left-wing money and easily outspent the proamendment forces.
America Votes, “whose mission is to build a permanent progressive campaign infrastructure,” donated $100,000 to OVOF. Dollars flowed in from every conceivable activist group in the country, including AARP, SEIU, AFL-CIO, ACLU, Education Minnesota, Planned Parenthood, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Continue reading →
As is usually the case during election cycles, national contests get most of the attention. For Minnesotans, however, the stakes for local and state races could not be higher. Family budgets are maxed out on property taxes and fees, and in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, liberal state lawmakers are busy contemplating new taxes to close an estimated $1.1 billion deficit forecast for the next biennial budget. Continue reading →
Organizing for America–the community organizing project courtesy of the DNC–caught red handed in yet another scheme. Check this out so you’re ready when those who seek to disenfranchise your vote try persuading you to vote NO on the Voter ID Amendment.
Ever since Ronald Reagan uttered the famous line “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the party left me,” Republicans have been quick to point out just how far Democrats have veered portside. Some of this may have been overblown — until now.
If you’re looking for proof, look no further than the ever-triangulating William Jefferson Clinton. In fact, a quick comparison of the Obama Democrats’ policy positions with those of the Clinton presidency illustrates the point nicely.
• “Don’t ask, don’t tell”: This policy prevented the armed services from discriminating against homosexuals while simultaneously removing those who openly disclosed their sexual orientation. By most military accounts, it was a success. Democrats nonetheless passed a bill in 2010 granting the executive the power to repeal it, and in July of last year President Obama undid the Clinton compromise. Continue reading →