This is the first in a continuing series that will spotlight some of the lesser-known GOP candidates running for the House this election cycle.
When it comes to building or in this case, rebuilding a party or even a football team, one of the most important parts of doing is so is creating a foundation and a quality depth chart. One that supports those at the top, can step in when a crises occurs and is a solid contributor, on and off the political field.
Today, the focus is on the CT-2 House race, featuring Daria Novak who is running against GOP endorsed candidate, Paul Formica.
Ms. Novak is a rather unique candidate in today’s fractured and highly-suspicious climate of American politics. One who has tremendous political and policy experience, particularly in international affairs and crisis management during her tenure in the Reagan administration’s State Department. But also one who has assembled a formidable grassroots campaign that has strong Tea Party roots. Not the usual mix that has been the norm of “insurgent” candidates over the last three years.
As evidenced by her Issues page on her campaign site, she is dedicated to smaller government, lower taxes, more thorough border enforcement, true health care and education reform and is dedicated to the sanctity of life.
During her tenure with the Reagan Administration, she received a Superior Honor Award (which is the highest award that is given by the State Department) for her involvement in saving American lives in Haiti during the fall of Haitian President “Baby Doc” Duvalier back in 1986. She also received a Meritorious Honor Award for her work on the August 1982 U.S.-China Joint Communiqué, a bulwark work that is a beachead of U.S./China relations.
An experienced business owner, Ms. Novak is the Founder and the former President of ERUdyne, LLC. An international cross-cultural, business management training and consulting firm, located in her home state of Connecticut.
With strong policy experience, a business ownership background and strong local Tea Party support, A Small Corner of Sanity proudly endorses Daria Novak for the GOP nomination in CT-2.
To learn more or make a donation to the campaign, go to novakforcongress.com
Obama Dept. of Labor Seeks To Delay Pink Slips To Federally Contracted Companies Until After Election
It seems like there was a bit of a kink in the Obama Campaign’s 2012 Road To Nowhere. Or Forward. Or whatever it is being called this week.
It seems like they wanted to make sure that the many thousands of layoffs that are going to occur due to federal contracts being canceled and the like, were not issued a mere five days before the election
(CNSNews.com) – President Obama is trying to prevent thousands of layoff notices from going out a few days before the November election, Sen. Jame Inhofe (R-Okla.) said on Tuesday.
Obama’s Labor Department on Monday issued “guidance” to the states, telling them that a federal law requiring advance notice of mass layoffs does not apply to the layoffs that may occur in January as a result of automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.”
Inhofe, appearing on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, said President Obama, through his Labor Department, “is trying to intimidate businesses, companies, corporations — not just defense contractors — into not issuing the pink slips,” which are required by federal law 60 days before mass layoffs or plant closings.
“(T)he president doesn’t really want all these pink slips going out five days before the election,” Inhofe said.
While the WARN Act requires that workers who are scheduled to be laid off from companies that have contracts with the federal government, are to be notified no later than 60 days before the contract runs out or is canceled, the Department of Labor is singing a different tune.
But in guidance issued on Monday, Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates said never mind about those pink slips:
“Questions have recently been raised as to whether the WARN Act requires Federal contractors…whose contracts may be terminated or reduced in the event of sequestration on January 2, 2013, to provide WARN Act notices 60 days before that date to their workers employed under government contracts funded from sequestrable accounts. The answer to this question is ‘no.’ In fact, to provide such notice would be inconsistent with the purpose of the WARN Act.”
Of course, as Inhofe pointed out, big contractors like Lockheed-Martin could face severe fines if they do not issue said pink slips according the WARN Act’s guidelines.
Nothing like playing politics with thousands of American jobs, just to cover up the fact that we are in the worst jobs and unemployment situation since the Great Depression.
As more and more of ObamaCare’s taxes, fees and regulations come to light as well closer to becoming law, both the short-term and long-term fallout will hit nearly every citizen. Healthy or not. Wealthy or not. Young, old, middle-aged and everyplace else in between.
Here we have a situation where not only will availability be curtailed, but the costs, both out of pocket and in jobs, will be felt.
An Indiana-based medical equipment manufacturer says it’s scrapping plans to open five new plants in the coming years because of a looming tax tied to President Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Cook Medical claims the tax on medical devices, set to take effect next year, will cost the company roughly $20 million a year, cutting into money that would otherwise go toward expanding into new facilities over the next five years.
“This is the equivalent of about a plant a year that we’re not going to be able to build,” a company spokesman told FoxNews.com.
He said the original plan was to build factories in “hard-pressed” Midwestern communities, each employing up to 300 people. But those factories cost roughly the same amount as the projected cost of the new tax. (emphasis mine)
So, just like how the web of EnvrioMarxist rules, regulations and taxes of the last 35 years have literally stopped the constuction of new gas refineries, nuclear plants and natural gas facilities, so ObamaCare will stunt the growth and expansion of innovative medical companies and their products. All the while costing jobs that already exist while killing jobs still in the womb. In this case, some 1500 potential jobs.
So much for the private sector, “doing fine”.
Here we go again.
Liberal hypocrisy and stupidity on parade in Lesson #1,255,366 in the syllabus.
You would think that some people would actually learn to keep their foot out of their mouths, instead of doing a Joe Biden Power Step. But, we are talking about politicians here.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who just a few days ago, was threatening to block any new Chick-Fil-A restaraunts from opening in the Boston area due to it’s CEO’s stand on “gay marriage”, has backpedaled hard on that threat, after it was discovered that he had personally helped a radical, homosexual-bashing imam obtain land in the area for the construction of a mosque. Complete with a very Chris Dodd-like price.
From the Boston Herald:
Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?
Actually, he has done that . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.
Of course, the mayor has no power to stop commerce of this kind. After being called out on his ridiculous statement, he backed off with a self-deprecating, “I make mistakes all the time,” he told the Herald. “That’s a Menino-ism.”.
As the author states, “When even you admit your own name is a synonym for “Boy, that was dumb,” it’s time to start re-thinking before you speak.”
It is hard to believe that Boston was one of the starting points of the American Revolution, when you consider the kind of morons that populate the city today.
Jobs are not the only thing that have become scarce in this country over the last three years. It seems many things are becoming virtual ghost towns under this administration.
The Newest Exhibit: The 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC.
It would seem that ObamaCare is not the only thing we will have to “pass to see what is in it”, according to the Botox Queen, former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
In an interview with POLITICO Live’s “On Congress,” show, she made the not-so-subtle suggestion that Democrats, (AKA those that are in tight races), would be better served staying home and campaigning rather then attend the convention this time around.
“I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview for POLITICO Live’s “On Congress,” a new weekly show to be streamed live on POLITICO’s website and broadcast on NewsChannel 8 on Wednesdays.
The California Democrat suggested that since Barack Obama is an incumbent, there is less of a need for Democrats to attend the convention.
“We nominated a president last time. We have an incumbent president of the United States. We’re very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but I’m not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was, because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September,” she said.
It seems to me that the Alphabet Networks are going to have use camera shots that are tighter than Pelosi’s own face, in order not to shown that the attendance at the DNC is about the same as an REO Speedwagon reunion concert.