An 18.3% increase… are you kidding? by Anthony Oleck

July 3, 2012 
Filed under Taxes, Voices of Liberty

So I’m reading the Daily Local and I come to a page 3 headline. “West Chester area teachers union proposes an 18.3% raise. ” The report went on to say they are also requesting expanded health benefits, additional pay for meetings and a reduction of two work days during the school year. It took a […]

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Time To End Taxpayer Funding Of Solar Power, by Ray Farrell

Time To End Taxpayer Funding Of Solar Power, by Ray Farrell

In 2009 and 2010, our State politicians dumped $180 million of good taxpayer money into a pit of grants and loans for solar projects across Pennsylvania. Now HB.1580’s creator, State Representative Chris Ross (R-158th), wants to double-down on this bad idea and throw more good money after bad. Representative Ross openly admits that this bill will increase energy costs through rate increases and he seeks to reinforce this failed idea through higher electric bills for you and me.

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Debt Must be Brought Under Control, by Patricia Sellers

April 25, 2011 
Filed under Economy, Issues, Voices of Liberty

Debt Must be Brought Under Control, by Patricia Sellers

Our national debt will soon reach a level not seen since the end of World War II. But there are vast differences in the circumstances surrounding these events. The debt of World War II was amassed to rid the world of a demon determined to eradicate freedom from the world. That debt quickly fell, thanks to our recently returned young men who were eager to reach for the American dream. Our economy surged. We led the world in manufacturing and exports. Today, we are lucky if our young people see the merit in graduating from high school.

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Gerlach’s Voting Record Speaks For Itself By: Dan Pourreau

March 26, 2011 
Filed under Conservatism

Some have claimed Gerlach voted to “gut” the EPA and prevent it from enforcing the Clean Air Act. Others have claimed that he has “abandoned our core environmental and public heath programs.” These charges are baseless and demonstrate the lengths to which environmental activists will distort the truth to advance their goals.

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How Chile Was Saved

March 21, 2011 
Filed under Economy, Voices of Liberty

How Chile Was Saved

By Jose Pinera. I faced a very difficult choice at the end of 1974: to remain in Boston enjoying the academic life I loved so much, or to go back to help the Chicago Boys fight for a new country. I chose the latter. This team of economists who had learned so much from the American experiment did a “friendly takeover” of the Pinochet government in order to engineer a free-market revolution and to restore democratic rule. Our goal was nothing less than to transform a socialist country into a free one. And, we believe, we succeeded.

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“Status Quo” Stranglehold

March 17, 2011 
Filed under Education

“Status Quo” Stranglehold

“Status Quo”. Every media reporter, parent, and taxpayer should understand this issue. ‘Status quo’ means that the teachers’ union enters into contract negotiations knowing they can do no worse than they’re currently getting.

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The Story of American Freedom, Written On Granite

February 28, 2011 
Filed under History

The Story of American Freedom, Written On Granite

By Wayne Lutz, photos by Katherine Fialkowski. The entire history of the United States is one long story of the struggle of men to be free. For as long as mankind rules the Earth, some men will seek to deprive other men of freedom. A place like the Philadelphia National Cemetery is a reminder of that struggle. The stones and granite monuments there are the tablet upon which is written the story of that struggle.

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Wisconsin Is No Egypt

February 21, 2011 
Filed under Activism, Voices of Liberty

Wisconsin Is No Egypt

By Anthony Oleck. Other than the fact that people are protesting in the streets the two have nothing in common. Egypt’s revolution at first glance appears to be a quest for freedom; Wisconsin is a protest more in line with what we saw in Greece and France. In those two countries, we saw powerful public sector unions trying to protect and preserve overly generous health, retirement and pension benefits — benefits the people paying their bills neither have nor can afford.

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Working to Reduce Government Cost, by Ryan Costello

February 15, 2011 
Filed under Limited Government, Pennsylvania

Working to Reduce Government Cost, by Ryan Costello

With careful analysis and a commitment to fiscal responsibility, we can ensure that Chester County taxpayers get the highest possible return on their tax dollars. I encourage all Chester County taxpayers to scrutinize our government spending, and provide their thoughts and input — an active, engaged citizenry makes government all the more transparent, and effective.

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County Commissioners Must Defend Property Rights, by Jim Jordan

February 9, 2011 
Filed under Limited Government, Pennsylvania

County Commissioners Must Defend Property Rights, by Jim Jordan

By Jim Jordan. Seven years ago I joined my local municipal Planning Commission, which was working on its Comprehensive Plan created under the guidelines outlined in the Chester County document called “Landscapes”. Reading through this document, I found what appeared to be inconsistencies with land rights granted under our Constitutions.

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