December 11, 2010

Kudos to Wisconsin and Ohio Governors-elect Scott Walker and John Kasich.  And kudos to voters of Wisconsin and Ohio for rejecting the boondoggle of high speed rail and rejecting federal taxpayer funding for projects that would have obligated the state to pay costs years into the future.  Kudos to Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and others who led effort to instead have the rejected funds be applied toward federal deficit reduction.  No kudos to the Obama administration which just gave the money away to California and Illinois to waste on new rail programs they can’t afford.  Read about it below.

 

Railing Against Big Government | The Weekly Standard.

The rape charges against controversial WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange have been reinstated in Sweden and the mega-leaker has been arrested in London in order to be sent to Sweden to face the charges. This is an amazing and unbelievable story.  First, that someone could access the information Assange has accessed and publicize it the way he has.  Obviously, if he’s guilty of rape or other charges, he should face the consequences.  But, there are certainly many motives to have him be falsely accused.  This is a high-stakes thriller playing out in real life with real lives potentially in the balance.

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London.

Paul Ryan believes that Americans are mature enough to honestly confront our challenges and the necessary steps to meet them.  His approach flies directly in the face of those who have, for generations, used the same old, tired political tactics to preserve the status quo.

 

In the past, if you wanted to honestly and seriously confront the systemic problems with funding Medicare or Social Security, you were accused of throwing Grandma on the street.  Paul Ryan is facing the monster and dealing with it like an adult.  He needs all Americans to support his efforts and send a message to the fearmongers fighting for the status quo, that we deserve better.

The Future of Health Care: Paul Ryan and the Critics of His Roadmap | The Heritage Foundation.