• Hey Nancy Pelosi, I’ll Take Some “Crumbs”

    Written by: Paige Gianfortune | @paige_mariaa

    Company bonuses may seem like “crumbs” to a wealthy bureaucrat like Nancy Pelosi, but I am sure the majority of Americans would gladly take a serving.

    Due to recently passed Trump tax bill, which slices the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, employers are rewarding and incentivizing their current employees to remain loyal to the company through monetary bonuses.  Companies such as Wal-Mart, AT&T, Comcast, and several others have jumped on this bandwagon.

    More money in the pockets of everyday Americans should be celebrated, right?  Well, maybe, except if you are a Democratic politician like Nancy Pelosi.

    One of the biggest talking points the Democrats have against Republicans is that Republicans are a bunch of greedy, wealthy businessmen who run the oh-so-evil “corporations” of the country.  Democrats argue that corporations – otherwise known as the “rich” – should be taxed more to create equity amongst everyone, “the middle class” and “low-income,” in our country.

    So what happens when those corporations are taxed less and reward employees with extra cash?  Well, this goes entirely against the Democratic talking points, and Democrats’ criticisms don’t carry much validity.  That’s why Pelosi had to diminish the magnitude of these bonuses by calling them mere “crumbs.”  But calling a bonus, no matter how small, a “crumb” shows just how out-of-touch Democrats like Nancy Pelosi actually are.  Take Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for example, who is giving 60,000 of their employees a $2,000 bonus.  $2,000 can pay for food for a family for a year, help defray the cost of medical bills, or, on a lighter note, help a family take a fun, much-needed summer vacation.

    From a woman who once said the government had to pass a health care bill to see what was in it, I guess the government had to cut the corporate tax rate by 14 percent to see what happens when companies have to give less to Uncle Sam and more to the average American.

  • STATEMENT: January Special Election

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans Executive Board released the following statement regarding its special election, held at 11 am on December 23, 2017.

    On December 16, former Chairman Brandon Ferrance resigned upon his graduation from Shippensburg University. The Federation’s bylaws state that a special election should occur within a week. In accordance with the bylaws, the Executive Board gathered today on a conference call to fill the vacancy. The PAFCR team’s new executive board, effective until April 7, 2018, is as follows:

    Chairman: Ryan DeMara, Villanova University
    Co-Chairman: Paige Gianfortune, Temple University
    Vice Chairman: Matt Deegan, East Stroudsburg University
    Secretary: Mitchell Snyder, Dickinson College
    Treasurer: Amanda Parrish, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    To fill vacancies in the positions of Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director, Chairman Ryan DeMara appointed Karly Matthews (Temple University) and Reagan McCarthy (Penn State University) respectively. We look forward to starting the New Year off with a revitalized team.

    ###

  • Tom Wolf Refused to Stand Up for Life

    Written By: Reagan McCarthy | @reagmccarthy

    Tom Wolf once again exposes his radical liberal agenda and defies the wishes of the Commonwealth’s residents whom he represents.

    Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wolf vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks into pregnancy, with exceptions for emergencies, sent to his desk by the Republican-majority legislature. The legislation also would have protected unborn babies from violent, second-trimester abortion techniques such as dismemberment, which refers to a procedure during which doctors tear apart the unborn child, limb by limb, from the mother’s womb.

    Ironically, Governor Wolf called the Senate Bill 3 an assault on liberty:

    “Make no mistake about it…It’s an attack on their [women’s] health, their freedom, their choice, their liberties.”

    What Tom Wolf fails to recognize is that allowing late-term and partial birth abortion to be legal is an infringement upon liberty in and of itself–a violation of the individual liberty and right to life of the unborn child. His sentiments not only blatantly deny the scientific evidentiary support for the claim that babies at 20 weeks of age can indeed survive outside their mother’s womb, but also ignore Pennsylvanians’ support for a dismemberment ban.

    According to a poll by the PA Pro-Life Federation, “A survey of Pennsylvanians showed that the vast majority—61 percent—approve of a ban on lethal dismemberment abortions…The support is even higher among women, with 64 percent of female respondents in favor of such a ban.”

    Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 3 is yet another exemplar of his radical agenda, and disregard for the will of his state legislature, and his constituents.

  • STATEMENT: Bob Casey’s & PA DNC’s failure to denounce Harvey Weinstein

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans Executive Board released the following statement on the PA Democratic Party & Bob Casey’s failure to denounce Harvey Weinstein:

    “The details of major Democrat insider and major Bob Casey donor Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment demonstrates just how deep the swamp is that Bob Casey swims in Washington DC.

    “Not only has Bob Casey not denounced his donors actions, but he and the PA Democrat Party have not returned more than 7k in dirty money given to them by this serial sexual harasser.

    “Bob Casey should immediately denounce Harvey Weinstein and return his funds.”

    Background: 

  • Bob Casey, Its Time For You To Stand Up For Life

    Written By: Reagan McCarthy | @reagmccarthy

    The House of Representatives passed HR36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a new version of a previous bill that the GOP has tried to implement during former President Obama’s tenure, with a vote of 237-189. The bill would, with limited exceptions, make performing abortions after 20 weeks unlawful at the federal level. The legislation is consistent with the abundance of scientific evidence that makes clear that unborn babies can feel pain well before 20 weeks of fertilization.

    Although the policy passed the House easily, as expected, the Senate will be a tougher pass for this pro-life legislation. The Senate GOP would need to flip 8 Democrats from their likely- party-line no vote, including Senator Bob Casey. Representing the Commonwealth in the US Senate since 2006, Casey is a self-proclaimed pro-life Democrat, but his recent voting record does not reflect such views– the National Right to Life gives Casey a zero on their pro-life voting card. Casey also has recently voted to keep funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, with taxpayer dollars. Casey’s support for a political operation with abortion at the center of their business model and no display for respect for human life, which profits off of selling human body parts, is hardly pro-life.

    Science backs up the Pain-Capable legislation given that medical evidence shows babies can feel pain before 20 weeks of life; late term abortion is no longer about ‘a woman’s choice,’ it is killing a human being. The abortion argument at this stage is no longer pro-life versus pro-choice–support for abortion as late as 5 months into a pregnancy, when an unborn human being can feel excruciating pain, is pro-abortion.

    In 2015, when legislation nearly identical to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act came to the Senate floor, Senator Bob Casey voted to protect the unborn. I call on Senator Casey to stand up to his own party’s radical views on abortion, to keep his pro-life promise to Pennsylvania voters and most importantly, to stand up for the unborn–those without a voice at the table. I call on Senator Bob Casey to vote yes, once again, on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act when introduced in the Senate.