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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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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Socialism is So Last Season

May 31, 2010 
Filed under Conservatism, Limited Government

Socialism is So Last Season

Pia Varma “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”- Thomas Jefferson Oh how I wish Paris Hilton would endorse free market capitalism! It would be the “must-have” economic philosophy of the season. She has to think its cool, right? After all, her Great Great Grandfather, Conrad […]

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The Great Water Heist

September 22, 2009 
Filed under Conservatism, Limited Government

The Great Water Heist

In the quest to “do something”, mandates on riparian buffers coming from the county level are little more than feel-good ordinances that put unreasonable restrictions on landowners. Riparian ordinances often end up creating ever larger buffers, so large that a homeowner’s property becomes untouchable, and at the same time not addressing the primary sources of water pollution: agriculture, industry, and waste treatment.

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Again, It’s The Government

March 19, 2009 
Filed under Limited Government

I want all the AIG bonuses paid, all $165 million of them. Congress, you see, just can’t seem to properly manage anything, other than managing blame-games when their own policies have caused unexpected circumstances. Back to the old, “It’s not my fault” routine. Hmm.

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The Necessity for Action

March 11, 2009 
Filed under Activism, Limited Government

Sometimes thought of as an afterthought, to “sweep up” anything the Founders may have forgotten, the 10th Amendment today is taking on monumental importance as increasing federal intrusion into state affairs threatens to completely destroy the balance between state and federal power.

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Making Irresponsibility Affordable

March 6, 2009 
Filed under Limited Government

Since it is once again “imperative that we continue to move with speed,” I’m going to outline some of the problems with “Making Home Affordable.” I know that many people are having trouble keeping up with and absorbing all the news with everything happening so quickly, and I’m beginning to believe that the members of the Obama administration are not only acting with speed, but also taking speed, and that’s what’s preventing them from being able to engage in rational thought.

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Real Government Reform From Rep. Schroder

February 23, 2009 
Filed under Limited Government

Is the first step to managing Commonwealth fiscal health managing the finances of those who write the budget itself? The economic news is going from bad to worse for the state Treasury and Pennsylvania taxpayers.  Gov. Ed Rendell recently said he expects Pennsylvania’s budget deficit to exceed $2.3 billion by the end of this fiscal […]

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