Takeaways from Ken Cuccinelli and Chris Christie.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
Heartland Institute’s Ben Domenech was interviewed by Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson, to discuss the government shut down. As the government gets closer to approaching the debt ceiling, Domenech addresses the Republican and Democratic Parties’[...]
“Cover California,” Califronia’s Health Insurance Exchange, hands a million dollars in grants to LA Unified School District to teach its kids to reach out to family members in favor of the Obamacare.
“They don’t seem to be interested in whether or not climate change is really occurring. They are not interested in facts. They want a carbon tax because it will give them unlimited power and unlimited power means unlimited campaign contributions.”
Not 24 hours passed from the time a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people including eight children, until shameless global warming activists in Congress began[...]