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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I woke up Sunday to the local TV news talking about the “Governor raising taxes…” and while I was opening an eye I heard that the taxes would be raising by about 25 cents per gallon at the pump (they later explained that this might be over 5 years). They continued interviewing people and asking about these new taxes and how they (the interviewees) would be forced to choose between gas and food“…for their children”.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
The last date to register for the April 2012 Primary is March 26. You may write to us for an application or see the link below for on-line registration:
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
WCRP Annual Dinner
Julian's Banquet Hall
W. Maiden Street
February 18th, 2012
Special Wine Tasting Session at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Chinese and Silent Auctions
Guests will include Senatorial Candiates in a Forum
More details to follow....note your calendars for the big event.
Working on a big surprise event!!!!
Posted by WCRP at 9:57 AM
Monday, September 21, 2009
GOVERNOR EDWARD G. RENDELL
ROOM 225 MAIN CAPITOL BUILDING
HARRISBURG, PA 17120
Dear Governor Rendell:
At your press conference on September 14, 2009, you stated that more revenue is needed for Pennsylvania’s budget. You particularly mentioned reinstating the sales tax on precious metal and gold bullion.
I object to your statement and wish to set the record straight. This sales tax exemption was enacted in 2006 and you supported it.
First, this measure was enacted so Pennsylvania coin dealers – small business owners – could compete with the dealers in 28 other states who do not impose a sales tax on precious metals or investment coins. The exemption levels the playing field for us and for our customers – it makes transacting business in PA attractive.
Second, this exemption helps small & middle class investors – people who can only afford small investments; imposing a sales tax on these investment items is the same as imposing a sales tax on a share of stock.
Third, while the original sales tax on these items generated only a little more than one million dollars forPennsylvania, the exemption attracts thousands of visitors to our state when coin fairs and conventions are held here. This results in millions of tourism dollars, especially to Philadelphia, where two major conventions are scheduled. If the sales tax is reinstated, those exhibitors have stated that they will pull out of Pennsylvaniaand take those conventions to states with a more favorable business climate.
Therefore, please stop treating this exemption as if it were a privilege for the wealthy – this is an exemption that favors small business, middle class investors, and tourism for Pennsylvania. Please do not retreat from the support you gave this issue three years ago.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
*** Note: the Peters Township, Canon Mac, Trinity, Chartiers-Houston and Charleroi school districts have informed parents they will not air the speech to students on Tuesday. ***
from The Patriot Post
Tuesday, Sept. 8, is the first day of classes in many schools across the Fruited Plain -- and Barack Hussein Obama will use his presidential bully pulpit to interrupt the very start of classroom studies with an unprecedented nationwide speech to students, from pre-school to K-12. Schools technically have the option to show the broadcast from the White House Web site or on C-SPAN, but then again, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in public education is at least 3-to-1, making forced viewing more likely.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote in a letter to school principals, "The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens."
The truly troubling part of this episode of "Everybody Loves Barack" is that the Department of Education posted "helpful" lesson plans to be used before, during and after Obama's speech.
One idea included in the initial lesson plan was for students to "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." Uproar ensued, however, and that was changed. Now students can "write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals." Slightly altered, but students are still encouraged to discuss what "the president wants us to do."
We have a different take for teachers. Back in October, when charged that he was a socialist, Obama explained what he meant by "shared responsibility," saying, "I don't know what's next. By the end of the week [John McCain will] be accusing me of being a secret communist because ... I shared, I, I, I, I shared my, uhh... I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich." Of course, Obama wasn't and isn't proposing to share his sandwich. Instead, he promises to confiscate your sandwich and give it to someone else whom he deems more worthy.
At the same time, Obama said of McCain's opposition to tax hikes, "You know I, I, I don't know when, when, uh, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness." This from the guy who, between 2000 and 2006, gave a whopping two percent of his income for charitable purposes.
So, if teachers break down Obama's real philosophy, they will have plenty of fodder for truthful discussions of his nefarious plots against all things American, without his propaganda drivel. Then again, on "Obama Cult of Personality Day," responsible parents may opt out of this "teachable moment" and just call their kids in sick.
Posted by WCRP at 8:20 PM
Thursday, August 6, 2009
By Tracie Mauriello
HARRISBURG -- State workers will have to wait another week to be paid for days they have worked since July 1, but House Democratic lawmakers have checks in hand.
They paid themselves first.
Their paychecks were issued Tuesday as they voted on a $27.3 billion budget, which Gov. Ed Rendell yesterday chopped to $11 billion through line-items vetoes. He left intact funding for such items as public safety, state parks and employees' pay.
Some 77,000 state workers will have to wait a week or more for their checks to be processed, while lawmakers have their money.
The money was available even before the governor signed the straw budget because the Legislature has a reserve fund to fund its operations in case of a budget impasse in which the governor cuts off funding, as Mr. Rendell did yesterday while retaining full funding for his own office.
Rep. Mario Scavello, R-Monroe, criticized the Democrats' pay move.
"They're paying themselves when we have all these valuable state services that aren't being funded [in the governor's partial budget]. I think what they're doing is even worse than the 2005 pay raise," which outraged many Pennsylvanians.
At least one House Democrat -- Matt Smith of Mt. Lebanon -- says he won't cash his check until state workers are paid, too.
Legislative leaders have always had the ability to pay members but decided not to until a budget bill was passed.
"By tradition, once we pass a budget bill that gets employees paid, members also get paid," said Brett Marcy, spokesman for House Majority Leader Todd Eachus, D-Luzerne.
Senate Democrats have not been paid and caucus spokesman Charlie Tocci could not say yesterday when they would get checks.
Republicans in the House and Senate, meanwhile, will wait until state workers get their checks, spokesmen for the caucuses said.
"We were not even going to consider that discussion until after state workers received their checks," said caucus spokesman Steve Miskin. "We've been at the forefront fighting for state workers and they should never have gone through this instance of not being paid."
Republican lawmakers have argued that tax dollars never stopped flowing during the impasse, so the governor could have authorized payments to workers.
Some state workers have applied for food stamps and loans to make ends meet, while others have turned to food banks.
"We agree that it's unfortunate and regrettable that state employees and their families were caught in the middle of this, and that's why we passed this bridge budget yesterday," Mr. Marcy said.
Gov. Rendell signs a partial $11 billion state budget that will allow all but about 1,600 state workers to finally get paid for the days they've worked since July 1.
Posted by WCRP at 8:25 PM
Monday, August 3, 2009
Thanks to everyone who attended our picnic at 5-Town Park in Roscoe! It was a beautiful day with food and fun for everyone.
Next up - the WCRP booth at the Fair. Be there!
|2009 WCRP Summer Picnic|
Many thanks to our photographer Angela DeThomas!
Posted by WCRP at 8:54 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: STEPHEN CADY
WASHINGTON, PA - The Washington County Republican Party (WCRP) is pleased to announce their 2009 summer picnic will be free and open to the public.
On Sunday, August 2, 2009, the WCRP will host their annual summer picnic at 5-Town Park in Roscoe from 1:00pm through 4:00pm. Food and beverages will be available, and Republican office holders and candidates will be on hand to talk with county residents. There is no charge to attend and children are welcome.
"Everyone is feeling the stress of the recession," said Picnic Committee Chair Stephen Cady, "From top to bottom, people have concerns for the future, and far too many find themselves without a job. Meanwhile, our leaders in Washington DC and Harrisburg are turning this country upside-down, trying to shake the few remaining coins from taxpayer pockets.
"Thanks to generous donations from our members and friends, the Washington County Republican Party is able to extend an open invitation to county residents to join us for an afternoon of food and fun. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones, and spending a summer afternoon celebrating all the things that make this country great."
Situated high above Allenport borough, 5-Town Park boasts 49 acres, a walking trail and baseball field. From Washington, take SR 70 to the California/SR 43/PA Turnpike exit. Proceed through the toll booth, then make the first right on the Elco exit. Turn left on SR 88/Elco Hill Road. Continue approximately one mile and make a left at the Roscoe Ledger Building. 5-Town Park sign will be straight ahead.
The Washington County Republican Party seeks to help elect qualified Republican candidates to all levels of federal, state and local office, as well as articulate the Republican message to the general public. For more information, please call (724) 223-1001 or visit washingtoncountyrepublicanparty.org.
Posted by WCRP at 8:10 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason was outraged that Democrats in the state House of Representatives advanced an extremely irresponsible budget plan that will result in a drastic increase in government spending and eliminates higher education funding in a cheap political ploy to push for increased taxes.
“Pennsylvanians deserve much better than the bill the House Democrats passed today,” Gleason said. “As many Pennsylvanians are struggling to make ends meet, House Democrats made it clear that they want to take more money from Pennsylvania taxpayers at a time when many are making less.
“Governor Ed Rendell and his Democrat colleagues are committed to passing a budget that includes higher taxes and spends more money than any previous budget in the history of our Commonwealth. The Democrats are holding higher education funding and our state employees’ hostage in order to get their way!
“According to the Governor today, he sees his plan for a dramatic 16% increase in the personal income tax as the ‘easiest’ way to resolve the budget crisis. Easy for who? Sorry Governor, but I don’t think Pennsylvanians really think that raising their taxes is the ‘easiest’ solution to the budget crisis. Pennsylvania taxpayers need leaders in Harrisburg who are willing to make the difficult decisions that will not shift the burden of higher spending to our already overtaxed backs!
“Thankfully for hardworking families all across our Commonwealth, Republicans are willing to make the tough decisions and fight for a fiscally responsible state budget that does not raise taxes during these troubled economic times.”
Posted by WCRP at 1:13 PM