McDonald’s Employees Striking for Higher Wages Should See What Happened After Obama Hiked Wages on Military Bases

mcdonalds-2-770x330Union interests are targeting McDonald’s restaurants May 15th in their campaign to raise wages to $15. In actuality, it’s just a cover to try to force the global chain to unionize workers in order to increase the unions’ flagging membership, which has been decreasing for decades.

That’s why they’re not going to tell the workers that if they actually were successful in raising the wages, they’d most likely lose their jobs as restaurants close down or their jobs are replaced by automation. Job losses are exactly what are happening on military bases, after Obama announced minimum wage hikes among employees of federal contractors:

Four restaurants, including three McDonald’s outlets, will close within the next three weeks on Navy installations, according to Navy Exchange Service Command officials.

 And two other contractors — a name-brand sandwich eatery and a name-brand pizza parlor — have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations, according to AAFES officials.

 A source with knowledge of military on-base resale operations said the issue likely has to do with two new government regulations — one implemented, one pending — that will affect wages for contract workers in such on-base concessions.

 These closings “are the tip of the iceberg,” the source said. “I don’t think anybody has realized what the far-reaching effects of this will be.”

And for those restaurants that don’t close down, the employees can look forward to being replaced by cheap telescreens that don’t whine for higher wages. Luckily enough, Unions and liberals don’t rely much on numbers, or evidence, or reality for their political agenda, so they can completely ignore this confirmation of what conservatives have been saying all along – minimum wage hikes hurt those they’re supposed to help.

Republican supporters like you play an active role in helping the RNC provide the resources and tools our candidates need to run winning campaigns

Buffalo Bills v Houston TexansI don’t know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks.

I’m a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better! It’s usually the first thing people notice I’m wearing whenever I’m out in public and that’s the way I like it.

So when Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him I’d be happy to do it. But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.

I’m proud to say the RNC has commissioned a limited-edition pair of socks in my honor. Embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature on them, they’re sure to get you noticed.

You can get your own pair today or as a gift for your favorite Republican by sending a special campaign contribution of $35 or more to the RNC now. And if you donate $35 or more to the RNC now, your gift will be matched by a group of donors.

It’s important you act now on this offer. Chairman Priebus assures me these will go fast since only a limited number were produced — and the RNC needs your immediate support to lay the foundation for victory in the critical 2014 mid-term elections.

As a former RNC Chairman, I know that nothing is more vital to our Party’s success than a strong and well-funded RNC.

And I understand the difficult challenges Reince is facing as he works to build and prepare our Party to elect Republican majorities at every level of government in November.

Republicans are up against an opposition that is willing to do, say and spend whatever it takes to expand their hold on power. The Democrats are desperate and determined to fully implement ObamaCare and force their agenda of higher taxes, more spending and less freedom on the American people.

Of course, the liberal special interest groups and the mainstream media will do their part to help the Democrats win back the U.S. House and retain control of the U.S. Senate. Nothing has changed in that respect since I left the White House.

But what has changed since I was in office is the way the RNC is preparing for the 2014 mid-term elections.

Our Party has made it a priority to have a permanent presence in EVERY state and EVERY community earlier than ever before in an off year election.

The RNC already has staff in nearly all 50 states. Their efforts to reach out and connect with new voters precinct-by-precinct, block-by-block is vital to growing our Party and setting the stage for nationwide Republican victories.

But our Party cannot succeed unless good friends and steadfast Republican supporters like you play an active role in helping the RNC provide the resources and tools our candidates need to run winning campaigns.

george-bush-american-flag-socksWith your financial commitment today, I’m confident Republicans can strengthen our Majority in the U.S. House, reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, and elect more governors and state legislators this November.

So please take advantage of this special offer to get your very own pair of limited-edition socks embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature by making your generous online gift of $35 or more to the RNC today. If you donate $35 or more now, your gift will be matched by a group of RNC donors.

Thank you for your friendship over the years. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
George H.W. Bush

P.S. I am deeply touched the RNC has chosen to make a limited-edition pair of socks with the Republican elephant in my honor. I hope you will get a pair for yourself or as a gift for a friend by sending a special campaign donation of $35 or more to the RNC today. Your contribution is vital to helping elect Republicans from the county courthouse to the corridors of Congress in the critical 2014 elections. Thank you.

Place your order and have your online gift doubled now.

Politics is about to destroy the internet

President Obama Makes Personnel AnnouncementThe internet as we know it in America is about to fundamentally change, and it’s because our politics are too broken to stop it.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rules for internet service providers that will allow them to create “fast lanes” of service that will allow companies like Netflix and Amazon to deliver their content faster than competitors. That’s a first for American internet policy, and it’s strictly against the rules in other countries, particularly in Europe.

Allowing big companies to pay for prioritized access to consumers flies in the face of the internet’s egalitarian ideals, which allow anyone or any company free access to a vibrant market free of tolls or restrictions — allow service providers like Comcast and AT&T to start creating artificial barriers to entry, and you make it harder for the next generation of college kids to start the next Facebook or Google. As a whole, the various rules that protect these ideals are generally called net neutrality — they’re the rules that say your service provider has to treat all internet traffic equally, and shouldn’t be allowed to block, degrade, or enhance access to certain websites or services.

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University of North Carolina could even lose an additional $46 million due to ObamaCare

More than 473,000 North Carolinians have received health insurance cancellation letters because of ObamaCare. The University of North Carolina could even lose an additional $46 million due to ObamaCare. Yet your Senator, Kay Hagan, continues to proudly support the fundamentally flawed law, and she votes with President Obama 96% of the time. She has even lied 24 times to North Carolina families, telling Obama’s favorite lie, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”. It’s tragic how little Senator Hagan cares about the people of North Carolina—the people she was elected to represent in Washington, D.C. Senator Kay Hagan’s loyalties lie instead with President Barack Obama. Clearly she is not up for the job she was sent to Washington to do, and this year you have the chance to elect a senator who will actively go to work for you. Kay Hagan’s time in Washington is quickly running out. Now it’s time to kick her out of the Senate so that you can gain a senator who represents the people of North Carolina and works hard for you and your family. Sign your name to join North Carolinians ready to kick out Senator Kay Hagan.

Thanks,
Kirsten Kukowski, RNC Press Secretary

What do you decide?

NRSCLast night’s Republican victory demonstrates our historic opportunity to win control of the Senate this year.  The American People are tired of the empty rhetoric and devastating policies of this Administration – it’s time to demand better.

We’ve recruited the best class of Senate candidates in a generation; but without the resources to fight back, Democrats will bury us in negative and misleading ads.  In a desperate bid to keep control, President Obama and his liberal allies have launched aggressive fundraising campaigns – make no mistake, their activists are stepping up.  Literally, as you read this email, thousands of liberals from across the country are making online donations.  This money adds up fast.  Last year, President Obama’s Organizing for Action, raised $26.3 million from more than 420,000 people.  This is $26.3 million they’ll spend on misleading and negative ads against our candidates.

The Democrats are doing everything they can to stay in power.  We have a real opportunity to win control of the Senate and put an end to Obama’s disastrous agenda – but we can only do it with your help.  We have a favorable election year.  We have the best lineup of Senate candidates in a generation.  We are building the most innovative, effective and efficient campaign organizations possible.  The only question left: will we have the resources we need to win?

Regards,
Senate Republicans

Paul Norcross lands role with congressional campaign

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Paul Norcross

Paul Norcross of High Point will serve as chief political adviser for Republican Phil Berger Jr.’s campaign for 6th Congressional District, the campaign announced this morning.

Norcross, who starts with the Berger campaign immediately, will relinquish his post as chairman of the High Point Republican Party to take the position.

“Paul is well-respected throughout the district, and I am humbled that he would set aside his personal ambitions and accomplishments for my campaign to end Obamacare and take North Carolina values to Washington,” said Berger, who serves as district attorney for Rockingham County.

Norcross is co-founder and chairman of the not-for-profit 7 Degrees of Change Foundation. Norcross also founded the Global Supply Solutions Group specializing in the hospitality industry, and co-founded Phoenix Academy, a charter school in High Point.

In addition to leaving his post as the chairman of the High Point Republican Party, Norcross will relinquish his role as executive director of the Guilford County GOP and the regional chairman of the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools to join the campaign.

“There are serious challenges facing our world, our country, and our state,” Norcross said. “We desperately need a serious person in Washington that we can trust. Phil Berger will keep his promises and protect our interests. He is the only candidate in this race with the qualifications, resources, and background necessary to win in November.”

Berger is one of nine Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in the May 6 primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th, who is retiring for health reasons at the end of this year. The Republican and Democratic nominees will square off in the Nov. 4 general election.

Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route.

Reuters is reporting that the FCC will not be appealing the Verizon case instead opting to rewrite the rules. In last month’s ruling, the court said the FCC had the authority to regulate broadband access. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will reportedly be using this authority as a jumping point to bring back the non-discrimination rules found in the original net neutrality rules.

Wheeler issued a statement Wednesday detailing how he intends to rewrite these rules. In his statement, he says the court upholding the Commission’s authority to regulate broadband access will be used to accomplish three goals – enforce and enhance the transparency rule, fulfill the “no blocking” goal, and fulfill the goals of the non-discrimination rule. While the court had no problem with the transparency rule, it did smack down the latter two. Wheeler says he will work within the confines of the court’s ruling to ensure that ISPs can not block or discriminate against Internet traffic.
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Hagan’s Liberal Cronies

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Kay Hagan’s liberal cronies in DC are on the airwaves with another false, negative attack ad and I need your immediate contribution of $35 or more so that we can continue to fight back.

These new attack ads showcase another example of Hagan’s hypocrisy. While Kay Hagan denounces the use of outside funds against her, her liberal cronies in DC are dumping another half a million dollars in attack ads to falsely attack me. Kay Hagan and DC liberals know that our message is resonating, and they will stop at nothing to save Kay Hagan’s rubber stamp of the Obama agenda.

North Carolina deserves a Senator that votes with our interests and our values. We can’t allow their financial advantage to allow them to buy another six years for Hagan. I need your help today to win this race and am counting on you to contribute here.

Phil Berger Jr will fight to end Obamacare and stand up for conservative principles

Phil Berger, Jr. kept his promises when he was elected as Prosecutor. He is proud of his strong record of increasing prosecutions and reforming his office. He will kept his promises and that’s what he’ll do as your Congressman. Phil Berger Jr will fight to end Obamacare and stand up for conservative principles.

Hagan Privately Met With Obama Hours After Publicly Snubbing Him

Hagan_Obama“North Carolinians aren’t falling for Kay Hagan’s political game of hide and go seek with President Obama,” said North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Daniel Keylin. “They know she supports Obama’s failed liberal agenda 96 percent of the time and cast the deciding vote for Obamacare. At least the private meeting gave Hagan an opportunity to personally thank President Obama for the glowing endorsement he gave her during his visit to North Carolina.” Read more at ncgop.org

Sign Ronald Reagan’s Birthday Card

As we celebrate President Ronald Reagan’s birthday today, we honor the life and legacy of this great conservative leader. President Reagan once said, “Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” Throughout his life, Reagan unabashedly promoted freedom, justice and peace throughout the world. And he was committed to preserving our conservative principles, protecting our Constitution, and proposing policies that limited government, cut taxes and strengthened our military. But perhaps Reagan’s greatest legacy was his ability to inspire a generation to do more, to be more… and to join our conservative cause. Join our Republican team in celebrating the life and honoring the legacy of President Ronald Reagan.

Sign Ronald Reagan’s birthday card today.

Thanks,
Sara Armstrong
RNC Chief Operating Officer

Last nights Republican rebuttal from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

I was humbled and honored to give the Republican rebuttal last night after President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans have a bold vision – one that empowers the American people and doesn’t limit where you finish because of where you started.

Like you, I believe we shouldn’t spend more than we have. Republicans continue to prioritize important programs while cutting wasteful spending. Meanwhile, Obama and the Democrats continue to recklessly spend, raking in record levels of debt and deficits, and saddling you with $54,383 in debt. As a mom to three small children, I know how tough life has been for families in the Obama Economy. Our Republican policies aim to make life easier for you and your family. It shouldn’t be a struggle to put food on the table, gas in the car and money in savings.

Under Obama, gas prices have risen to $3.38 per gallon and the average family’s health insurance premiums have increased by $3,671. It’s not fair — and it’s not what Obama promised you. It’s unfair — and it’s frightening to think about what else is in store.

Last night, President Obama declared this year a year of action and has committed any and all means necessary to ram through his liberal agenda – including circumventing Congress. We need a strong Republican majority in Congress to keep Obama in check and to get our nation’s house in order.

If you’re fed up too, pitch in $16 right now to stop President Obama and his reckless liberal agenda.

Thanks,
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Chair, House Republican Conference

I’m fed up with Obama

GOPAfter listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address, I’m fed up. I’m fed up with his empty promises, I’m fed up with his lies and I’m fed up with his liberal agenda. Are you?America can’t afford more spending, more debt and more government intrusion in our lives.

If you’re fed up too, pitch in $16 right now to stop President Obama and his reckless liberal agenda.

Thanks,
Mike Shields
RNC Chief of Staff

P.S. Trust me, taking action will make you feel better.

Truman is one of best presidents in my lifetime. The man was an honorable person.

President Harry Truman & Wife Bess

President Harry Truman & Wife Bess

President Harry Truman Home in Independence, Missouri

President Harry Truman Home in Independence, Missouri

Thought you’d enjoy this! It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it DID. In my opinion he was the last honorable democratic president…

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

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Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate

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Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this time–from 1.7 million to 3.9 million–an increase of  roughly 127 percent.  Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.

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