Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Comstock for Congress

The following post is from GOP activist Mike Thompson:

"Sad but predictable, the Negative Attack Professionals have unleashed their venom on Barbara Comstock and it looks like they will continue until the nominating primary next Saturday, April 26.

I received a taped phone message on Saturday night and a mailing today from two of Barbara's opponents that are so distorted in their attacks on Barbara Comstock that I had to send you this email.

Please join me and so many others on Saturday April 26 and vote for Barbara Comstock to be our Republican nominee for Congress to replace our highly respected Frank Wolf who is retiring after 34 years of serving us so well. If you live in the Springfield or Sully precincts where Frank Wolf is our Congressman, we vote at Centreville High School, on Union Mill Road just south of the intersection with Braddock Road between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. next Saturday. Otherwise please check here to find out where you vote.

If you don't live in Frank Wolf's 10th congressional district, you probably know a good Republican who does. Please reach out to those folks and ask them to take the time to vote this Saturday. Barbara is the one candidate who is most likely to keep this seat in Republican hands but we have to nominae her first and then focus on the fall election. You can help them find where they vote here.

When someone as good as Barbara Comstock runs for Congress, it's sad that the response by many of her opponents is to throw innuendo, misrepresentation and mud knowing that their only chance to win is to destroy the front-runner.
More attacks will likely come in the mail and on the phone. These attack mongrels have no shame and distortion is their game so we will see and hear more from those who offer nothing but negative attacks and misrepresentation of the facts.

But don't be fooled! Barbara Comstock is the real thing -- a user friendly conservative who unites people and does not attack her opponents. Her record of voting to stop the expansion of Medicaid here in Virginia, to cut taxes and regulations, to protect our Right to Work laws, to defend traditional family values, and to actually create jobs is a record deserving our support.

Her opponents struggle to figure out how to win against such a good record. So we will surely hear and see more attacks leading up to the nominating primary next Saturday, April 26.
Barbara Comstock is truly a solid conservative who has gathered together a stellar group of endorsements from national and local leaders. These endorsements can be found on her campaign website here.

Every single time a straw poll has been taken where Barbara has debated her opponents she has overwhelmingly won getting more votes than her five opponents combined! She is really that good.
Join me in sending a strong message to the Professional Mud Slingers. Don't let these tactics take root here in our part of the state. Show up and vote for Barbara Comstock next Saturday.

Take the time to vote on Saturday, April 26th between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You need to go to this special location, not your normal voting place. In the Frank Wolf precints in Springfield and Sully are where you live, you can vote at Centreville High School.

Drive to the intersection of Braddock and Union Mill Road, and head sosuth on Union Mill. The high school is on your left and once you park the voting process will not take long. Otherwise find your voting place by going here and putting in your address.

Remember that elections are determined only by those who show up."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oh, Yes, the Metro

I have always believed that the Washington Metro Transit system is one of the biggest boondoggles in the history of the United states. The waste, inefficiency, and probably corruption, would shock the public, if they ever found out. No worries, I don't think the Washington media will do any investigating. But just look around next time you take the Metro. Everyday, at every metro stop, you will find at least one set of escalators not working. Heck, they have been 'fixing' the escalators for the last 30 years! Millions of dollars to build the escalators, and millions to fix them. My haunch is it is just one small part of the scam that is the Washington Metro system.

Anyway State Senator Mark Obenshain has a great editorial on the metro.
"Last week, the contractor for the first phase of the Silver Line Metro extension certified that Phase One was complete -- the second time such a certification had been made, and seven months after the project's target date. Whether Phase One is really complete this time is anyone's guess.

Two years ago, I carried legislation banning future state-funded union-only projects here in Virginia. At the time, opponents of the legislation crowed about the "exemplary track record" of contractors operating under project labor agreements in delivering those projects "on time and under budget."

Please take a moment to read my op-ed on this issue in Friday's Washington Times. With a new Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry plucked from the Virginia AFL-CIO, and 40% of McAuliffe's PAC funding coming from one labor union, it's clear that if we’re going to continue to enjoy the economic benefits of right-to-work, vigilance is the order of the day."

Jim Gilmore speaks at the 2014 NRLC

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Tax Day

The following Post is from the President of the Free Congress Foundation, and former Virginia Governor, James Gilmore.

"Today is Tax Day. It probably doesn't rank very high on your list of favorite days of the year, but that's where you and President Obama differ.

President Obama wants to make our 74,000 page tax code even more complex by carving out new loopholes for entrenched special interests.

You deserve better. And here at the Free Congress Foundation, we are offering real solutions that grow our economy, and it starts with reforming our 74,000 page tax code.

Simply put, the Growth Code will lower your taxes and create new jobs for our, more than, 10 million unemployed friends and family.

Made up of five steps, we have developed common-sense fixes that would restore America to a sustainable economic growth trajectory. This Growth Code includes:
· A simple unified 15% rate on all business income, regardless of the type of entity;
· Tax rates of 10%, 15% and 25% on individual income as currently defined
· 100% and immediate expensing of capital equipment;
· Elimination of the abhorrent practice of double taxation;
· Any household living in poverty will receive a family tax credit of $4,300.
Independent economic modeling studies by former Treasury Department officials have projected that enactment of The Growth Code will lead to a dramatic drop in the unemployment, an increase in GDP, and federal tax receipts; and a huge boost in capital investment.

Join me in supporting The Growth Code lower tax rates, make the tax code easier to understand, and ensure that we have a competitive system that rewards entrepreneurship.

Remember, there is a choice of two futures being offered. On one hand: debt, doubt, decline, and more taxes. On the other: prosperity, certainty, growth, and more economic freedom.

It’s not fair that our children and grandchildren will be buried under a crushing burden of debt because Washington politicians decided the next election is more important than the next generation."