The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

It Is Really All About The Money!


In wake of Wisconsin law, can labor keep its political clout?


In the 2008 elections, three major unions, representing public school teachers, government workers, and service workers, contributed more than $100 million to candidates for federal and state office, with most of it being spent on state races and almost all of it for Democrats.


This figure does not include the millions of dollars unions spent on contacting members to get them to vote, conducting phone-banking for candidates, and completing other important campaign chores.


But the law Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Friday, which curtails unions’ power to bargain and to collect union dues, may be a turning point in labor’s political role.





Donors Told Obama in Weaker Position Heading Into 2012




Conservatives Voice Frustration With Short-Term Budget Bills


Congressional Republicans, notably freshmen elected on vows to cut spending, are getting fed up with the short-term budget bills that leaders on both sides of the aisle seem content to pass while wrangling over a spending plan for the last six months of the fiscal year.


Fox News has learned that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee, will oppose the short-term bill, scheduled to hit the floor Tuesday or Wednesday. The study committee represents the bloc of the most conservative voices in the House -- Jordan's stance could open the door for others to follow suit in voting against the bill.


In a Tweet last week, freshman Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., already announced: "I will NOT be voting for another short term CR. There is a confrontation coming on this budget and the sooner we get to it the better."


And Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, said the debate is distracting lawmakers from much bigger tasks -- like tackling the $1.1 trillion deficit in President Obama's proposed 2012 budget.


"We were elected to make bold changes to federal spending and to reverse our unsustainable deficits," Huelskamp said in a statement, announcing he will vote against the three-week budget bill.


Huelskamp also complained that the short-term bill was leaving out provisions going after targets like Planned Parenthood and the health care overhaul -- policy matters some lawmakers would like to leave for another debate.


Even if congressional leaders aren't listening, unhappy Republicans are finding support among grassroots supporters and ideological partners.



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