PA GOP: Not So Happy Labor Day Holiday For The Growing Number Of Unemployed

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the latest national unemployment numbers: “Unfortunately, with unemployment rising to 9.6% and another 54,000 Americans out of work as a result of the Democrat’s big-government agenda, many will not be experiencing a happy Labor Day this year,” Gleason said.  “It is […]

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White House Considering Meehan Tax Proposal

Washington Post reports Obama considering payroll tax holiday to spur employment DREXEL HILL, PA – Late last night, the Washington Post reported that the Obama administration is “seriously weighing” a package of tax breaks on businesses designed to spur hiring and create jobs. The report preceded today’s announcement that the unemployment rate again increased to […]

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Rapid Response: Toomey Still Supports Social Security Privatization

Toomey’s Admission of Support Comes a Week After Toomey Denies Ever Supporting Privatization Harrisburg, PA — Just a week after Pat Toomey told reporters that he never supported privatizing Social Security, a claim that’s been roundly disproved, Toomey told a Wall Street Journal reporter that he still supported Social Security privatization, and even “embraces” the […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: What People are Saying about the Toomey-Sestak Race

What People Are Saying: “Fortunately, taxpayers know a ruse when they see it.  Members like Reps. Sestak . . . are either out-of-touch or in an alternate reality if they think their actions represent what is in the realm of acceptable behavior for a member of Congress.” (Tom Schatz, President, Council for Citizens Against Government […]

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HERR: “CREATE MORE JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS”

This year’s Labor Day is a bittersweet occasion.  On the one hand, it is always in order to pay respect to the accomplishments of America’s working men and women and the labor unions which represent them.  On the other, it is dispiriting to see how many jobs have been lost since the beginning of the […]

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Fitzpatrick Holds Small Business Roundtable

Quakertown business leaders talk with Fitzpatrick about jobs, economy Aug 2006       Aug 2010        % Increase National Unemployment Rate: 4.7%                9.6%                  104%[1] National Debt: $8.5 Trillion   $13.4 Trillion      59%[2] QUAKERTOWN, Pa–As the Labor Day weekend began today, Mike Fitzpatrick held a roundtable discussion with a group of business owners and employers to hear their concerns about the economy and job growth.  The […]

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Casey, Harrisburg Community Discuss Kindergarten Readiness Initiative

Hosts discussion on early childhood education; tours the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Child Care Center HARRISBURG, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today held a roundtable discussion on early childhood education. Following the discussion, Senator Casey toured the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Child Care Center, a facility the Senator’s late father, Governor Robert […]

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John Callahan’s Recovery Bummer: Unemployment at 9.6%

The Democrats’ “Recovery Summer” Ends with a Thud Washington- House Democrats’ summer recess is almost over and it’s time for John Callahan and his out-of-touch friends to face the music. With another failed attempt at recovery under their belts, Democrats are facing a bruising uphill battle this November. With unemployment at an unacceptably high 9.6 percent and way above […]

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Sestak Still Not Telling the Whole Story about his Prohibited Earmark

Allentown – After days of denials, cover-ups, and a constantly evolving story, it is clear that Congressman Joe Sestak is still not telling the whole story about his latest earmark scandal. The Allentown Morning Call recently discovered that Congressman Sestak had earmarked $350,000 for a group named the Thomas Paine Foundation to build a wind turbine […]

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First Jobs-Gate, Now Earmark-Gate

Can Pennsylvanians Trust Joe Sestak’s Word On Anything? WASHINGTON – On the heels of his shady White House jobs-gate scandal, liberal U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) is scrambling to cover-up and explain away a $350,000 taxpayer-funded earmark request that potentially violated House ethics rules barring earmarks allocated to for-profit organizations. As the Associated Press reports, “Sestak […]

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