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Trump is producing the results we voted to receive

Posted July 10, 2017, 9:20 am

765437654764President Trump began his quest to “Make America Great Again” on Jan. 20 of this year, close to six months ago. During this brief period of time, what has been accomplished is amazing.

He signed more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Harry Truman and more executive orders than any previous president. Despite the constant emotional and frequently retracted opposition of the liberal press, he is doing what America elected him to do. He is delivering on his campaign promises. That is delightfully refreshing for his supporters and it is scaring liberals and establishment elitists to death.

A poll taken just before his 100th day showed that if the election were held again that day, 96 percent of his supporters would vote for him again.

President Trump is a disrupter. He is disrupting the status quo in Washington, D.C. He is doing things. He is interfering with the established order of power and privilege. That, all by itself, is a very good thing.

Despite enduring possibly the most egregious ad hominem attacks in the history of politics, this president is getting things done.

To date, the president has signed 40 bills into law, mostly without any help from Democrats. The House has passed nearly 170 bills and the Senate is passing bills at a rate not seen for a long time.

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Hillary Clinton sided with Russia on sanctions as Bill made $500G on Moscow speech

Posted July 18, 2017, 9:35 am

Most of us are really tired of the constant nonsense from the left about “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russians. In six months of intense investigation, no one has found anything. Sitting right under their noses, however, is a certified, prosecutable case of influence buying. Just one of many.

– Dave


clinton-1_20170718_074216The Russian lawyer who landed a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during last year’s campaign with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton had one big thing in common with the Democratic candidate: Both had opposed Russia sanctions targeting human-rights abusers.

Further, former Secretary of State Clinton’s initial opposition coincided with a half-million-dollar speech her husband gave in Moscow – a link her 2016 campaign fought to downplay in the press, according to WikiLeaks-released documents.

Trump White House officials now are trying to draw attention to that speech and the Clintons’ ties to Russia in a bid to counter criticism over Trump Jr.’s now-infamous meeting.

“If you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, I’d look no further than the Clintons,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing last week. “Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank, personally thanked by President Putin.”

Click for full article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/18/hillary-clinton-sided-with-russia-on-sanctions-as-bill-made-500g-on-moscow-speech.html

Vandals strike Rep. Murphy’s Mt. Lebanon Ofiice

Posted July 6, 2017, 9:48 am

The Post Gazette reported today that vandals invaded Congressman Murphy’s Mt. Lebanon office on the Fourth of July and painted graffiti on a wall and the door.

Mt. Lebanon Police are investigating the incident and has not yet identified any suspects in the case.

We are certainly familiar with the “Mondays with Murphy” group that practices its adolescent intimidation and left wing rhetoric in front of the office. They, of course, deny responsibility. Even if they did not directly cause the vandalism, one must wonder if their actions instigated others to act out along the lines they promote.

It is a shame when our political process devolves into groups like “Mondays with Murphy” and childish vandalism.

Please take a moment and let Congressman Murphy know that you support him.

– Dave

Trump Spends $5 Million a Year Less on White House Staff than Obama

Posted July 5, 2017, 9:25 am

Compared to the entire U.S. deficit $5 million may not seem like a lot but it is a significant demonstration of conservative mindset versus liberal mindset. Note especially that Melania Trump has a staff of four whereas Michelle Obama couldn’t seem to do with fewer that 24. Businessman versus Community organizer.

– Dave


253453564It’s no surprise the businessman is doing more with less compared to his predecessor, a community organizer. A report on White House salaries shows that President Trump is spending $5 million less a year on staff than Obama.

According to an analysis by Open The Books, the Obama administration employed 476 people in 2015 at a cost of $40.9 million. This year, the Trump White House is employing just 377 staffers at a cost of $35.8 million. Where is President Trump cutting the fat?

Trump is discontinuing Obama’s practice of appointing numerous “czars” to oversee special initiatives, and he’s reducing the number of expensive fellowship programs in the White House. Currently, the highest compensated staffer is Senior Policy Adviser Mark House, taking in $187,500. Obama’s highest paid employee was David Marcozzi at $193,000. Prominent advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are not accepting salaries for their roles. Donald Trump has also refused to accept a salary – the president promises to accept one dollar and give the rest back to the U.S. Treasury.

Click for full article: http://theresurgent.com/trump-spending-5-million-less-than-obama-on-white-house-salaries/

Liberal Nightmares Come True As Gorsuch Begins To Cast SCOTUS Votes

Posted June 27, 2017, 9:02 am

It is beginning to appear that President Trump has made a remarkable choice in the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. His first rulings and opinions demonstrate legal wisdom, respect for the Constitution and an ability to project consequence. Thank you Mr. President.

– Dave


6754376537Two Supreme Court actions today have served to pretty much confirm what liberals had feared and conservatives were terrified to hope which is that newly appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is a conservative in the tradition of Antonin Scalia. In a concurrence to the Trinity Lutheran case, he says the court did not go far enough in protecting religious freedom from government interference. Keep in mind this is a case that caused the wise Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, to read her dissent from the bench with duct tape wrapped around her head. In the second case, Gorsuch would have lifted all the lower court injunctions against President Trump’s ban on travel to the US by people from one of six failed states or state sponsors of terror.

Click for full article: http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/06/26/liberal-nightmares-come-true-gorsuch-begins-cast-scotus-votes/

Law of Supply and Demand Upheld in Seattle Minimum Wage Case

Posted June 27, 2017, 9:00 am

It is amazing that the very basic laws of economics have to be proven to liberals over and over. The classic X – Y Supply and Demand graph worked for Adam Smith and still works today. The real minimum wage is still $0. When the minimum wage is artificially increased by regulation (in other words, the market is distorted), demand for labor decreases. This is exactly what happened in Seattle.

Sadly, I will bet that liberals will try to put some other spin on this and blame it on President Trump or the Russians or anything but what the real cause is – market distorting social engineering.

– Dave


4375654765It turns out that not every law liberals don’t like can be overturned by the Supreme Court.

In 2014, Seattle, following the instructions of liberal activists, agreed to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. It turns out this is doing exactly what every conservative, free market economist expected it would: Reduce jobs and work hours for those making at or near the minimum wage.

A University of Washington study has found that the new law has resulted in an average net LOSS of $125 per month for low wage workers.

The lost income associated with the hours reductions exceeds the gain [in hourly rates],” the report says. “The average low-wage employee was paid $1,897 per month. The reduction in hours would cost the average employee $179 per month, while the wage increase would recoup only $54 of this loss, leaving a net loss of $125 per month (6.6%), which is sizable for a low-wage worker.

The economics aren’t complicated. The real minimum wage is always zero. Employers can always opt to hire less employees, have them work less hours, or use more automation, rather than paying entry level workers more than their labor is worth. In Seattle, they are doing just that.

Click for full article: http://theresurgent.com/law-of-supply-and-demand-upheld-in-seattle-minimum-wage-case/

Trump YUGE Hit at PTR Community Day Booth

Posted June 26, 2017, 5:22 am

Saturday was a perfect day, after a Friday evening of wind, rain and tornado warnings, which postponed the set-up of our Community Day booth.

So, instead, we met at 7:45 am at the Middle School parking lot to share our four coveted parking passes, and leave behind cars for later pick up by riding the shuttle back to the lot. We were off like a herd of turtles to Peterswood Park at 8:00 to set-up. The early birds included Buzz Reich with his trailer full of our booth equipment, Dave Ball, Lucy Christoforetti, Tony Knaus, Dan Sterling, yours truly Lawna, and Jim Roman (for Recorder of Deeds), who shared our booth and lent his help in all things booth-building up and tearing down.

2017 Booth

After a garage door fiasco, Lucy Shoupp arrived to help with the final booth tweaking and presentation. Major decisions included placement of signage, and of a life-size cutout of President Donald J. Trump and the poster of his accomplishment in his first 100 Days, borrowed from WCRP and safely transported by Dave Ball.

President Trump was a YUGE hit!!! All day long, folks stopped to take photos with President Trump, including members of our Police and Fire Departments, singles, couples, families and kids, posed with thumbs up for their photos. As I folding up Mr. Trump, a mom with a baby-in-stroller asked if she could please get a photo of Donald and her baby. Jim Roman brilliantly posed President Trump pushing the stroller, for one delighted mom!

Thanks to Rep. John Maher, we handed out numerous information brochures, coloring books, pads and pencils. Thanks to Lucy Christoforetti, Neal Roth, Wendy Bowes and Lawna Blankenship, we gave away five cases of pony-sized ice-cold bottled water, lots of pretzel rods, and old fashioned airplanes for the kids. Special thanks to all these donors and volunteers, plus Monica Merrell, Bill Merrell and Phyliss Englert Grace for spending all, or part of their day, engaging the public in conservative discourse. We handed out voter registration forms, our Why was Trump Elected? flyer, and gathered names and email addresses to keep folks in the PTR loop.

Community Day

A special thanks to Buzz Reich who provides, stores, loads/unloads, transports, sets-up, tears-down, and spends the entire day to assure we have a booth of which we are so proud!!! Buzz described how our booth has morphed over the years.

In our conversations, Buss is willing to donate the lion’s share of this booth equipment, if we can just find someone to step-up and store it, as he and Lois are writing new chapters of their life, here and in Florida. I am willing to keep one storage box in my condo. Any others are welcome to help!