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Daily Update

Mayor de Blasio is probably questioning why he agreed to do a TV show on Channel 4 in New York City. 

Last week Hillary celebrated the first anniversary of her campaign, National Review condenses that year here.  Are the Clinton’s tied to the Panama Papers, many of their friends are. 

Michael Goodwin’s Sunday column in the NY Post makes the case for NOT voting for Hillary.  In part “As The New York Times documented, and as Sanders has emphasized, Clinton’s regime-change strategy for Libya was a colossal failure that created a humanitarian disaster and a terrorist base.”  Read the rest of what he has to say here.

The Daily Caller also reports on how Hillary repays her supporters.  And this was done when Secretary of State, just think of what she can (and will) do if president with every federal agency under her control. 

All millennials — especially those who support Bernie — must read this.   And Bernie needs a reminder in economics.  Here is a good article for him to read so he will understand why promising “free college” is a bad idea.  And this is for all Bernie supporters:  this is what you paycheck will look like under a Sander’s Administration.

Sharon Kehnemui has a great article on Fox News explaining how important it is to know history — a concept millennials and younger students are not being taught.

Now that your taxes have been filed, read this to find out where they are going.  Federal spending is obviously out of control and whomever is elected in 2016 will have to make the right decisions to protect our Republic.  Does anyone believe Bernie or Hillary are capable of doing that — if so, you are not paying attention to what they are saying.  The Republic is in our hands.  Sharon Kehnemui’s opinion piece is a good reminder to all.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Wrap-Up

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes a racially insensitive joke that would have most politicians resigning in disgrace, Hillary Clinton throws him under the bus, and the media elites tell us it’s really not a big deal. This is your Democratic Party, folks. 

The Mayor’s had a rough week – from the corruption probe that may be turning into a web of lies and to the off-color joke, to his role as the “bad guy” in New York’s primary campaign… and his job approval ratings are tanking.

What do you think about Mayor de Blasio – is he making our state look bad? Do you think he’s getting a free pass by the media for a joke that would get most politicians in deep trouble? Are you surprised by new allegations of corruption during his campaign? 

Vote today in our new Weekly Poll. 

In presidential politics, the New York Post has endorsed Donald Trump, while the Washington Free Beacon wants to know what John Kasich thinks he’s accomplishing by staying in the race. (Fun fact: Kasich currently has fewer delegates than Marco Rubio, who is no longer a candidate.)

The Democratic debate was a brawl, with Hillary blasting Bernie and Bernie mocking Hillary – or, as John Podhoretz puts it, “just old people yelling.” 

Meanwhile the upstate job slump continues – and this is before Andrew Cuomo’s $15-an-hour minimum wage kicks in. Workers will continue to suffer under this new mandate, but unions will reap the benefits.

Will Canada’s new push for “assisted suicide” be the model for New York? The culture of death is indeed flourishing, though Jonah Goldberg notes that in the battle over abortion there’s a truth that liberals can’t deny, but try to desperately.

Here’s the state of our world: America is this close to war with Russia, North Korea continues its missile push and our country is literally being invaded thanks to lax immigration laws and border security. 

But the baseball season is in full swing, spring is here, and it’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. Have a great one!

Daily Update

This is a shameful lack of common sense.  It is things like this — Department of Education bungles — that allowed a grade-fixing principal to be reinstated, it is no wonder parents are clamoring to place their children in charter schools.

Bye-Bye Richard Emery, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Hmm, I wonder if this is included in the $1 Trillion tax increase Hillary will need for all her promises.

Hillary, please explain your hypocrisy on equal pay. Carrie Lukas opines in the NY Post on the same issue.  

Yates and Genesee Counties also have problems with the unfunded mandate to increase the salary of their District Attorney.

New York should follow Maine’s successful welfare reform to save taxpayers and encourage the American Dream. 

The Empire Center notes that incentives encourage Medicaid patients to choose well.

Re. Michel Faulkner wants to know where is the people’s champion.

Mr. President, can’t you get your Iranian friends to grant these Members of Congress a waiver.  By the way, everyone, but you, knew you couldn’t. 

The rapidly changing electronics world means rapidly changing laws.  Look for this case to end up in the US Supreme Court.  

 

Daily Update

Former defensive lineman for the NY Jets, Rev. Michael Faulkner, thinks the Hill and Bill (the Mayor, not her husband) “joke” was insensitive at the very least.  Here is the rest of what he said “On the Record.”

After that debacle, Hillary (and Bernie this time) are off in Fantasyland according to this NY Post editorial. 

A young officer was stripped of his gun, badge and paycheck just for speaking ill of the Mayor.  The officer puts his life on the line every day, speaks his mind in a non-threatening way against the Mayor and is suspended for that?  Will the “you can’t speak your mind police” start suspending others on the force. Maybe the Mayor should be suspended for his “joke”.  

Mayor de Blasio is in a place I’m sure he would rather not be…the sights of US Attorney Preet Bharara…who is not limiting his investigations to only the Mayor. 

A new book, The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left,” explains how we are losing our right to speak freely and our constitutional rights as well. 

The Daily Signal writes about the hypocrisy of Disney...and how large corporations are stripping us of our freedoms.

The Rockefeller Institute has a new report out on casino gambling.  The Albany Times Union sums it up with this headline: Gambling tax revenues are not a safe bet.  The Conservative Party knew that long before the report was considered.   

Why Obama is forgiving the student loans of nearly 400,000 people, total amount of debt if everyone takes the disability discharge (and why wouldn’t they since no proof is required), $7.7 billion will be forgiven, for them, not taxpayers.

Hillary admits her proposals have a $1 trillion price tag over a ten-year period

Seriously. people, where do you think this money is coming from?  Or don’t you care as long as you are elected. 

Campaign Lies, a bonus Thomas Sowell column.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.

 

 

Daily Update

USA Today has a very harsh Op-Ed against the Attorney Generals who are conspiring to end free speech.  Read it here.  Maybe the reason the AG’s are trying to crack down on dissenters, is because more studies rebut the causes.

Kudos to the supervisors in Livingston County for trying to defy another state mandate that costs taxpayers.  And it isn’t only Livingston County that is faced with the mandated increases by the NYS Legislative Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation. If you check out short biographies of the commissioners, you can rest assured that they will always see a need to increase compensation.  If the commissioners were elected by the public and not appointed by those seeking increases, taxpayers may have a better chance of seeing their hard earned income being given to others, assuming they are still living in New York State. 

Longtime political reporter, John Gizzi, interviews Chairman Mike Long on the current presidential race and where the Conservative Party stands on the candidates.

Jonathan M. Bydlak, President of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, has a website, here, that is dedicated to advocating for reducing federal spending and balancing the budget.  You can take an active role by suggesting a candidate who will support Reduce the Debt Pledge or a candidate that needs to be held accountable to the Reduce the Debt Pledge.  Check it out here.

Sen. Mike Lee writes in the Daily Signal how Washington’s Bureaucracy Strikes Again.

Ryan T. Anderson, also writing in the Daily Signal, on liberal hypocrisy, has the quintessential question for liberals who choose to boycott Mississippi and North Carolina:  Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams Get to Follow Their Consciences, but the Baker and Florist Don’t?  Read his column here.

The Media Research Center shows how the major media outlets discriminate on the bills signed in Mississippi and North Carolina.

The price of admission to de Blasio’s “One New York”

Pat Buchanan continues to make the case for Trump.

While Tuesdays with Thomas Sowell continues to make the case against Trump.

Daily Update

According to the NY Post, Mayor de Blasio insisted on Sunday that he knows nothing about the investigation that has made headlines since Friday.  Is anyone surprised at his response?  Politico New York has more on the Mayor’s mess.  Politico also reports that according to the minutes taken at the June 24, 2015 meeting of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, (the meeting was sparsely attended) that no one spoke against deed restriction change that allowed a health care facility on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to become a luxury condo development, another controversial subject the Mayor in embroiled in.  Over the weekend, Michael Goodwin wrote about how de Blasio’s lust for power will be his final downfall.  Sometimes you do not need a crystal ball to tell the future. 

Did Gov. Cuomo’s need to micromanage everything, lead to the resignation of the head of the State Police?

Governor Cuomo loves to grandstand.

So do the AG’s united for clean power.

More than 20,000 students have applied for the 3,228 available spots — in New York City — according to data from the network of charter schools.

What would you think of a company that had no employees or assets, in fact, it seems to exist only to collect and hide large checks to a former president from foreign backers and Wall Street donors?  And it was not disclosed by a certain woman running for president.  Read more about WJC, LLC here.  Then there is this — where WJC, LLC’s physical address is, and another company of interest, ZFS Holdings, LLC. 

President Obama may have said “no influence in Clinton email probe” but all I heard was his influence.

One thing is certain, New York matters for the first time in a long time this primary season and it may very well matter until November 8.

Carly Fiorina, a breath of fresh air, in the rough and tumble world of politics. 

Weekly Wrap-Up

The old saying goes that even a broken clock is right twice a day, and Bill Clinton hit one of the them yesterday when he took on the Black Lives Matter movement.  The strain of the primary season is apparent with his outburst and certainly with Hillary’s meltdowns.  The Investor’s Business Daily has this to say about Hillary’s melting.  Few expected Bernie to be such a thorn in the coronation process, certainly not Hill and Bill, but he is, and the democratic primary is heating up and getting personal.  Even after Bernie dismissed Hillary’s problems with her emails and server, which will become front and center between her and the eventual republican winner

Grover Norquist writes about the 6 new voting blocks that won’t want Hillary in the White House, which also helps explain why the Democrats are worried that the Sanders/Clinton rhetoric risks a White House win. 

Charles Krauthammer says in today’s column that the “coming train wreck” on the republican side makes one think that the candidates are trying to lose the general election in November.

What do you think about the primary season?  Let us know in our weekly poll.

Townhall.com reports that Environmental International has a new report about hydrofracking and is disappointed that the fears of “fracking” seem to be unfounded.  The report is too late for New Yorker’s since we have a Governor who caved to the alarmist who believed a non-scientific documentary.

The NY Post is reporting how the shortened background check — from 12 to 18 months to just 3 months – is letting Syrian refugees into America to reach President Obama’s goal of 10,000 by September, the floor number, clearly not the ceiling.

Corruption in the NYPD is being handled by Commissioner Bill Bratton swiftly with the dismissal of the targets, unlike Mayor Bill de Blasio who believes he is above the law.

On the bright side, baseball is back, which means a summer lull from all the political bickering will be a welcomed relief.  Have a great weekend. 

 

 

Daily Update

Chairman Long on the upcoming April 19 Presidential Primary.

Mayor de Blasio has some explaining to do says the NY Post and the NY Daily News.

This is very disturbing. The fact that a US Attorney General kept the public in the dark about Iranian hackers until after President Obama had his Iranian Deal, is more than disturbing. One has to ask what other investigations will be manipulated for the benefit of President Obama?  Hillary’s rolls in myriad issues?

The Daily Signal exposes the good side of trade agreements.

US vows to block new Russian arms sales to Iran.  How, President Obama?  Will you draw a red line and tell Russia the arms cannot go past the red line?  Mr. President:  YOU gave Iran the money to make the deal with Russia.  Putin will laugh all the way to the bank.

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich sums up Fox News’ weekend special featuring President Obama’s former Defense Secretaries in one word:  Brutal.

Governor Cuomo:  This is courage.  Banning non-essential travel is so juvenile.

File this under:  Competition Works.

Emmett Tyrrell exposes the changes the Obama Administration is making in your neighborhood under the radar. 

Did you know that President Ronald Reagan had a connection to Merle Haggard?  Some of Haggard’s best music came after Reagan gave him a second chance.

 

 

 

Daily Update

Governor Cuomo has done it again; he has banned non-essential state-funded travel to Mississippi.  (If it is non-essential, why is anyone going, but that discussion we can leave for another day.)  Governor Cuomo, who recently traveled to Cuba — where diversity is almost non-existent — had this to say “We believe our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue to reject the politics of division and exclusion…”  If the politics of division and exclusion is granting religious organizations the ability to practice their First Amendment constitutional rights then Governor Cuomo does not understand our Constitution at all nor does he understand theDeclaration of Independence that began our journey to freedom.  

National Review speculates that the US Supreme Court may try to work out a compromise for the Little Sisters.

Governor Cuomo is not going to be pleased with Michael Goodwin’s latest column in the NY Post.

More guns does not mean more murders.

The Tax Foundation reminds us that we spend more on taxes then we do on food, clothing and housing combined.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.

 

Daily Update

Newsday (subscription required) has more of Chairman Long’s reaction to the NYS Budget.

And like us, the Syracuse Post Standard is not supportive of the budget’s slush funds.

Congressional Candidate, John Faso, if elected has an excellent proposal to help beleaguered taxpayers get some relief from burdensome county taxes; he will introduce legislation amending federal law (42 USC 1396a) to eliminate a state’s ability to impose a local government share of Medicaid costs.  Read more about his proposal here.

16 Democratic Attorney Generals are totally out of control, and NY’s AG, Eric Schneiderman is one of them.  Read about the latest inquisition here.  Then read this:  Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare.   Gives you a better understanding why the 16 AG’a are so out of control.

The New York Sun critiques yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the “One Man/One Vote” rule. 

The progressive curse that keeps killing Bronx jobs.

Constitution.Com explains why entitlement reform is absolutely necessary.

Hillary’s flip-flopping is evident while campaigning in New York state.  Read about it here and here.

Regular readers know we end our blog on Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell’s column.  Today we give you the other side of his column by including Pat Buchanan’s perspective and still end with Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell.

Daily Update

E. J.  McMahon begins his Op-Ed in today’s New York Post with this, “The budget adopted by New York’s Legislature last week was described by Gov. Cuomo as “the best plan that the state has produced. . . in decades, literally.”  If this is truly the “best” New York can do, we’re in even more trouble than we thought.”  Read the rest of his Op-Ed here.

Chairman Mike Long thinks Senate GOP members opened themselves up to potential primaries from the right after acquiescing to Gov. Cuomo’s push for a $15 minimum wage and statewide paid family leave program.  Read the rest of Ken Lovett’s article here.

Tom Precious writes in his Buffalo News column how unions were the big winners in the 2016 Budget while small business needs were ignored.  Little did we know that when Gov. Cuomo told us in 2011 that New York was open for business, he only meant businesses run by unions. 

E. J. McMahon also brings up the looming problem of how to pay for the personal income tax the Governor is touting in the budget.  Why do we get the feeling that the “benefit” will cost us more in the long run?

PBA President Pat Lynch has some insight as to why there has been a rise in city shootings and slashing’s. 

Jimmy Vielkind writes in Politico how the discretionary funds in this year’s budget have grown to a total of $1.49 billion.   

Mayor de Blasio is finally livid over the questionable nursing home flip.

George J. Marlin gives us a look at the dark side of progressivism. 

Weekly Wrap-Up

With last night’s budget announcement, Gov. Cuomo declared New York “the progressive leader” thanks to the new $15 minimum wage – showing that his main priority is and always will be politics and ideology, not good policy.

The budget contains new regulations like the $15 minimum wage and paid family leave; a huge spending increase for union-controlled schools, another increase in “transportation spending” that is supposed to fix roads and bridges (a promise New Yorkers have heard time and again) and an overall spending increase; but no ethics reforms to curb corruption in Albany. 

Here is one list of winners (unions, big government) and losers small business owners, good government, democracy). 

Some think the budget’s tax cut is a worthwhile accomplishment – but it doesn’t kick in until 2018, and even then, will it make a difference if more and more taxpayers leave the state?  (Remember, it’s already happening, and “progressive” trendsetter California – an inspiration for Cuomo and the liberals – is leading the way here too.)

What do you think – what’s the worst part of the new state budget? Who gets hurt the most with this new deal? Do you think tax relief is enough to make up for the new “progressive” mandates?  Vote now in our new Weekly Poll.

New York is making national political news with our primary just around the corner. 

Trump leads on the Republican side, and Hillary’s ahead for the Democrats – but is Hillary losing her grip on New York?

Bernie Sanders is breaking fundraising records, and a “Never Hillary” group is forming to match the “Never Trump” uprising on the Republican side.

The New York Post says our state deserves a debate between the left-wing candidates. 

Hillary’s got some nerve, you have to give her that. 

Have a great weekend!