Monday, December 22, 2008

Need Inspiration? Here it is!

Ever have to give an inspiraitonal speech and don't know what to say? If it ain't here- it doesn't exist!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Rock for Life!' Jan 21-23 in Washington, D.C.; Fight the Worst Civil Rights Policy in America EVER!

To find out more about how you can become involved in the largest annual pro-life protest against Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, check out Rock for Life's initiatives here:

Don't let your support of LIFE waiver during the rest of the year though! GET INVOLVED in fighting for the leargest civil rights autrocity since WWII- the killing of 50,000,000 American babies since 1973! Contact American Life League for more information.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

VA Ranks 40 of 50 States In Projecting Budget Shortfall; 39 States have Either Positive Cashflow or Less Shortfall than We Do!

Seven states have NO shortfall in general funds.

Forty Three states, including Virginia, have shortfalls.

Thirty-eight states did a better job than Virginia in estimating their budgets.

Normally, Governors present budget revenue estimate figures to legislatures and the lawmakers rely upon those figures to prepare state budgets. Considering all 50 states, Virginia ranked number 40 out of 50 in correctly estimating the percent of shortfall of general revenue funds.

Getting 20% on a class accounting test is not a passing grade on any VA Standards of Quality testing scale.

Thirty-nine (39) states had either NO general revenue shortfall or a smaller percent of shortfalls of their general revenue funds than Virginia, and ten had worse records.

In other words, Virginia lagged behind 79% of the states in accuracy of budget predictors for calculating shortfalls.

Our status could fall even further as Utah and Tennessee (which we used to own) have only slightly greater percent in general revenue shortfalls. Will this affect our ranking as a well managed state and our bond ratings?

Gov Kaine will present his most recent budget estimates to Assembly money committees this Wednesday to propose budget cuts and rescissions.

While Virginia is considered one of the best managed states in the Union, our status as 40th out of 50 needs to be addressed by new methods of legislative oversight. To minimize such future budget shortfall problems, Bob Marshall introduced HB 1641 which sets up ten advisory councils comprised of all 140 members of the General Assembly and private individuals to operate like the equivalent of ten federal Base Realignment and Closure Commissions to find less expensive ways to carry out the functions of state government.

To access and download a PDF of the state budget survey results go to:

You may call Bob Marshall at 703-853-4213 if you have questions about Virginia's budget shortfall and Tim Kaine's management of your tax money.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Maybe it is Time To Redistribute the Wealth ... Back to the Taxpayers!

h/t to Mark J. Perry at the University of Michigan for this analysis:
Maybe the chart above offers one reason that 61% of the American public oppose a bailout of the troubled U.S. auto industry. According to data from Chrysler, a UAW assembler earned $64,100 in monetary wages in 2006 (not including benefits), and a UAW electrician earned $74,800 in monetary wages. According to BLS data (available here from Economagic), the average manufacturing wage in mid-2006 was $16.78 per hour, meaning that the average manufacturing worker earned cash income $33,560 in 2006, or about half of a UAW worker.

Stated differently, a UAW assembler earned 91% more in monetary wages than the average worker in the manufacturing sector, and a UAW electrician earned 123% more in wages than the average manufacturing worker. Moreover, there's been a lot of discussion lately about how "unions built the American middle class, and the middle class is what makes America run." But is a typical UAW worker really "middle class"?

Consider a married couple, both UAW workers, one assembler and one electrician, making a combined household income of $139,000 in 2006. Is that a "middle class" household? Hardly, it would be an upper class household, since that household income would put them close to being in the top 10% of American households (see 2005 data here, I'm assuming that UAW wages in 2005 would be comparable to 2006).
... $73/hour to assemble a car? Where can I sign up for that deal? Not in America for much longer... the socialists have now bled that well dry, unless of course Washington gives these bloated, outdated, outmoded more of our money to postpone the enivitable.

One wonders why the U.S. Government never had to bail our the AM radio manufacturer companies or the buggy whip manufacturers, or the camera film companies, or the glass TV tube companies, or the pop-top soda can makers, or the dot matrix printer companies, or the vinyl record companies, or the cassette tape recorder companies, or the Betamax makers, or the carbon paper makers, or the .... well you get the idea... what happened to the free enterprise system?

This is the land of opportunity, not the land of guarantees. Lead, Follow, or Get out of the way for those who play to win. We should not subsidize the auto industry any more than we should have bailed out mortgage companies.
Maybe it's time we didn't pay our empty suits $10M/year salaries with $50M retirement packages and expect to still make money and remain competitive ... yeh think??

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Spotsylvanians Christmas Candlelight Concert Dec. 13 & 14

Thursday, December 4, 2008

VA Republicans Launch A Social Networking New Media Initiative; It's like FaceBook, only RIGHT

Join now. It's FREE and you'll help grow a brand new online social network for Virginia Republicans only. Hello 'new media' - the Republicans are FINALLY here!

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