Coloradans must pay a $1.50 waste-tire fee every time they dispose of an old tire at a retail outlet. And according to an “FYI Memo” from the state department of revenue, “ Effective August 5, 2009, the waste tire recycling development fee is considered part of the purchase price and is subject to sales tax.”
Based on the revenue of the waste-tire fee from previous years, this means the state and other sub-governments could collect a grand total of anywhere between $300,000 to $500,000…all because they are taxing a fee.
Memo here. Three guesses which political party controls the executive and legislative branches of the state government of Colorado…
This is, as usual, the exact opposite of what the liberals want us to believe is true.
(CNSNews.com) – After 37 years of legalized abortion, 56 percent of all Americans still say it is morally wrong – and 58 percent of those aged 18 to 29 take that position.
The poll was conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and is the latest in a series of such surveys commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.
“Americans of all ages – and younger people in even greater numbers than their parents – see abortion as something morally wrong,” K of C Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “America has turned a corner and is embracing life – and in doing so is embracing a future they – and all of us – can be proud of.”
Now if we can only get Obama to see the obvious.
The news media have often taken President Barack Obama’s side against banks, portraying bankers as the villains. But that was not the case on "American Morning" Jan. 22.
Business correspondent Christine Romans surprisingly blamed the previous day’s stock market slide on "tough new rules" proposed by Obama the same day. According to CNN, Obama wants to limit the size of banks, separate commercial and investment banks, implement trading restrictions and "curb risk-taking."
"That’s why the Dow is down 213 points," Romans concluded before supplying the perspective from Wall Street:
"But there’s a feeling among many who work on Wall Street, many people who analyze and study Wall Street that this might be going a little bit too far," Romans said. "And remember, it might not do anything to help the banks start lending more, which is the whole problem."
Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial told Romans "it’s easy to scapegoat the banks," but warned that this may be like "cutting off our nose to spite our face."
Scozzafava was the last straw for me. Stop being a RINO and just join the Dems.
Now that Republicans are making a stunning comeback by riding a wave of public revulsion against the Democrats’ statist agenda, it’s the perfect time to toss principles overboard and revert to the Democrat-Lite Party that disgraced itself by massively expanding the government under Bush. At least, that’s what Newt Gingrich seems to think:
Gingrich sees the Massachusetts [Miracle] as a boost for his party, but also as a renunciation of go-it-alone by either party, and thinks Republicans would be "clever" to pass a series of relatively non-controversial measures with "huge bipartisan majorities."
That said, he thinks many Republicans disdain Pelosi so much they simply won’t go along with anything with the speaker’s name on it, even if it serves the party’s larger interests.
"If you are a House member in the [GOP] caucus, I suspect we are about to have a huge argument. We could get clever and work with her… And I think people should work with her… But at that point it becomes a huge problem because nobody trusts her, they distrust her ideology and distrust her because she has run over them so hard…"
Call it a moment of rare bipartisanship on Capitol Hill — and a deeply troublesome sign for Barack Obama’s ability to get anything done in Congress this year. Just a few weeks removed from being hailed as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, Ben Bernanke can’t get a vote for confirmation in another term as Fed chair — and if he did, he may not like the results:
Amidst the voter anger at Wall Street and Washington, D.C., ABC News has learned that the Senate Democratic leadership isn’t sure there are enough votes to re-confirm Ben Bernanke for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. …
“The American people are disgusted with the greed and recklessness of Wall Street,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in an interview with The Associated Press last month. “People are asking, ‘Why didn’t the Fed intervene at the appropriate time to stop the casino-type activities of large financial companies?’”
Sanders, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., have all put holds on Bernanke’s nomination, requiring 60 votes to proceed to a vote.
I’m not surprised that the Department of Justice reached the same conclusion as the Bush administration on how to deal with unlawful combatants in a time of war. I’m just surprised that they publicly admitted it:
A Justice Department-led task force has concluded that nearly 50 of the 196 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be held indefinitely without trial under the laws of war, according to Obama administration officials.
The task force’s findings represent the first time that the administration has clarified how many detainees it considers too dangerous to release but unprosecutable because officials fear trials could compromise intelligence-gathering and because detainees could challenge evidence obtained through coercion.
We have Brown to thank for this. Not for getting elected and becoming vote #41. If it was just one vote, Reid would have bought some RINO and got it past. No, it was Brown showing just how pissed off people were. Before that, Dems believed their own lies.
Could the same wave of voter anger over ObamaCare be building in another deep-blue state? The Yankee Institute did an IVR poll of over 1500 Connecticut voters to determine whether the state, represented by two Democratic Senators, supports the health-care system overhaul currently in Congress. The survey found what could be warning signs of another blue-state revolt:
- Connecticut residents oppose the current bills in Congress by a margin of 51-34 percent
- By a margin of 62-29 percent, Connecticut residents believe Congress has rushed the process and should take more time to get it right
- More than three-quarters of voters, 77 percent, say they are very concerned or somewhat concerned that changes in health care will result in more government spending, higher taxes, and a bigger budget deficit. 61% described theselves as “very concerned” about these possibilities
- Half of state residents say the changes to health care being considered will do more harm than good
That’s not all they found, either. Almost every question on this survey contains bad news for Democrats — and explains why Joe Lieberman wanted to slow down the process and work on incremental reforms. In fact, voters with an opinion on reform strategy broke almost 2-1 for the incremental approach rather than comprehensive reform, 44%/23%.
I guess this is Bush’s fault too. So tell me, Obama. How will you get jobs with no investors? Pumping money into the pittance of “green jobs” you come up with will not help the US if investors are afraid of putting money into the US.
Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.
The global quarterly poll of investors and analysts who are Bloomberg subscribers finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.
The poll also finds a decline in Obama’s overall favorability rating one year after taking office. He is viewed favorably by 27 percent of U.S. investors. In an October poll, 32 percent in the U.S. held a positive impression.
“Investors no longer feel they can trust their instincts to take risks,” said poll respondent David Young, a managing director for a broker dealer in New York. Young cited Obama’s efforts to trim bonuses and earnings, make health care his top priority over jobs and plans to tax “the rich or advantaged.”
‘Brave’ Congressman Announces Opposition to Senate Health Bill…After Pelosi Drops It | NewsBusters.org
Sometimes you can get a better feel of the political mood in the country by reading small town newspapers than you can by following the mainstream media. And if Democrats think that by jumping ship on Obamacare in the wake of Scott Brown’s election as senator from Massachusetts they can spare themselves the political consequences of their earlier support, they should read the comments from the readers of this Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder article. It is about local Democrat Congressman Zack Space suddenly displaying a profile in no courage by announcing yesterday his opposition to the Senate health care bill…after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she didn’t have the votes to pass it:
U.S. Rep. Zack Space said Thursday he plans to oppose the health care bill passed by the U.S. Senate.
He made the announcement shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the national media she didn’t think she had the votes to pass the bill.