Government workers – Today, there are 22.5 million people that work for local, state, and federal governments. Only 11.5 million people work in manufacturing facilities across the country. In fact, there are more government workers than farming, fishing, forestry, mining, utilities, and manufacturing combined.
Families – One in four American children are raised in single parent households. This is one of the worst rates amongst the top industrialized nations around the globe.
Campaign Contribution Disclosure – The White House wants full disclosure of all company campaign contributions. However, they are against having organizations, such as labor unions, disclosing their campaign contributions. Opponents of this plan are also fearful this information could be used against companies bidding on government projects.
Herb Kohl – The Democratic Senator from Wisconsin will retire in 2012. This is another seat that the GOP is capable of winning.
U.S. Debt – The House GOP introduced a bill to tie government spending with GDP.
Georgia – New governor, Nathan Deal, signed an immigration law that is similar to the Arizona law which is currently being challenged by the DOJ.
Oil – The administration has outlined new restrictive guidelines to start more drilling in the U.S. This is a step in the right direction.
U.S. Debt Ceiling – The U.S. officially reached the debt ceiling this past week.
Guns – A California Judge ruled there is no Constitutional right to carry a handgun in public.
Unions – Ohio’s teacher union has increased due levels to fight the new collective bargaining ban.
Polls – Forty-Four percent of all Pakistanis see bin Laden as a martyr.
The Stimulus – One economist, Tim Conley, from the University of Western Ontario has posted a report citing the Recovery Act killed 1 million private sector jobs. However, it did create or save about 450 thousand government jobs.
The Budget – Bipartisan talks amongst the “Gang of Six” (3 Democrat and 3 Republican Senators) is unraveling. It is reported, that Republican Senator, Tom Coburn has walked away from the bargaining table.
Light Bulbs - Leading light bulb manufacturers have produced LED bulbs to replace the conventional 100-watt light bulbs, which will be removed from shelves in January 2012. The catch: these new light bulbs cost about $50 each.
ObamaCare - National Review Online’s Mona Charen reports on the unprecedented power granted to the Department of Health and Human Services under Obamacare and the suspect abuse of its new powers in playing favorites when it comes to handing out waivers. Meanwhile, the White House has issued another 200 waivers for the newly introduced legislation. This is in addition to the 1100 waivers that have been previously issued. And what’s worse, over 20% of the latest waivers granted where in Nancy Pelosi’s district.
Israel – Palestine – Obama says Israel and Palestine should return to their 1967 borders and eliminate 45 years of history.
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