The LuLac Edition #1212, June 18th, 2010
Okay, tell me why the Republicans in Congress are criticizing the President’s plan to force BP Oil to pay claims on the damage done in the Gulf? President Obama demanded that money be set aside for claims. The company was not putting things in motion quickly and conservatives are screaming that they are ashamed of the administration’s behavior. Ashamed because the Obama people are trying to hold the billion dollar company accountable? A sane member of Congress, Ed Markey responded to the sheer lunacy offered by Representative Barton. Here’s his remarks:
TARONE ON WILK
Hazleton’s own L.A. Tarone has exported his talented broadcasting show to the airwaves of WILK. L.A., the news director of WYLN TV and the host of the weekly Tarone Show does a one hour stint on WILK every Sunday. L.A. is a long time journalist and for many years worked at Hazelton’s Standard Speaker. Tune him in.
JOE PETERS ON THE TALKER
Meanwhile Joe Peters has a weekly show on the Talker, 94.3FM. Peters show can be heard from 10am to 11am. Peters was a frequent guest on WYOU TV Interactive as well as doing a Sunday stint on WILK Radio about a year ago.
RUSH IS BACK
Man oh man, I don’t know what was worse, Rush screaming at the Liberals or telling us about his wedding. Okay, okay I was curious about the details but only Rush could turn his hiring of Elton John into a “them against me” rant. Anyway, I’m thirsting for Rush to get back on his irrational game. I’m really tired of hearing about the new wife, Pumpkin the cat and these animals he has. Love might be deaf, dumb and blind but does it have to be sappy?
SUE, BY GEORGE
Have to compliment my buddy Sue Henry for taking on my old St. John the Baptist classmate George from Exeter this week. George was talking about how evil and immoral all of us liberals are and how we are destroying this country. Sue told him that not all liberals were hellbent on destroying America but George was having none of it. Kind of hard to believe that we went to the same school. In a future edition of LuLac I will outline what liberals did for this country.
MEET AND GREET LOU
Meet and Greet with Lou Barletta
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Dooley's Pub
120 Oak Street
Old Forge, PA
Please join us for a Meet and Greet with Lou Barletta.$25 per person. RSVP to Kristin or Katie at (570) 501-8683 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please make checks payable to: Lou Barletta for Congress PO Box 128 Hazleton, PA 18201
WHAT THE STIMULUS DOES
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a report, “Summer of Recovery: Project Activity Increases in Summer 2010,” to the President detailing the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects that will be underway this summer – and the jobs those projects will create into the fall and through the end of 2010. A copy of the report is available HERE and a copy of the presentation the Vice President will deliver is available HERE.
With tens of thousands of projects funded and millions of Americans on the job today thanks to the Recovery Act, it’s easy to assume its impact is behind us - but summer 2010 is actually poised to be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with tens of thousands of projects underway across the country that will help to create jobs for American workers and economic growth for businesses, large and small. With thousands of road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground this summer, the American people will get to see first-hand the Recovery Act dollars being put to work in their communities making long-overdue infrastructure improvements, creating new opportunities for local economic growth and supporting well-paid jobs.
The Recovery Act has already begun to put over $620 billion to work and many programs are ahead of schedule.
$223 billion in tax relief has been provided to American families and businesses, including the Making Work Pay tax credit for 95 percent of working families.
227 billion in financial assistance has been obligated or made available to help the hardest-hit through aid like unemployment benefits and Medicaid
$170 billion has been obligated or begun to be put to work on technology, innovation and infrastructure projects.
The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimates that the Recovery Act is responsible for between 2.2 and 2.8 million jobs through March of 2010.
This figure is in-line with estimates by independent economists, including those of the non-partisan CBO.
We are entering “Recovery Summer” and will see the highest levels of Recovery Act project activity yet.
There will be six times as many highway projects underway in July 2010 as in July 2009 – projects will surge from 1,750 last summer to over 10,700 this summer.
While last summer about 9,185 miles of highway started being improved, this summer 29,244 miles will start being improved – that’s the equivalent of ten cross-country road trips on improved highways.
States across the country will see an increase in highway projects this summer:
Clean and Drinking Water
This summer 2,828 clean and drinking water projects will be underway versus 129 last summer – more than 20 times as many.
States across the country will see an increase in clean and drinking water projects this summer:
This summer, 82,000 homes will be weatherized versus 3,000 last summer – 27 times as many homes this summer as last.
States across the country will see an increase in the number of homes weatherized this summer:
This July, there will be 799 projects underway at our national parks versus 101 last July – nearly 8 times as many this summer.
This July, there will be 1,711 public lands projects underway versus 106 last July – 16 times as many this summer.
Recovery Act projects will achieve several significant milestones this summer. Today, the President will break ground on the 10,000th Recovery Act road project to get underway.
By the end of June, Recovery Act investments will have built, expanded or renovated over 1,100 community health care centers, providing health care for an additional 2.5 million Americans.
By August, one million more Americans will have smart meters in their homes thanks to the Recovery Act investment in building a smart energy grid.
Also by August, more than 200,000 homeowners will have had their homes weatherized through the Recovery Act, saving them an average of over $400 a year on their energy bills.
By September 30th, 70 percent of Recovery Act funds will have been paid out.
Continued Job Impact
The job impact of the Recovery Act will be continue to climb through the summer and into the fall, eventually hitting the original target of 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010.
According to the Council of Economic Advisers:
June 30, 2009 – 338,000 jobs
September 30, 2009 – 850,000 jobs
December 31, 2009 – 1,750,000 jobs
March 30, 2010 – 2,500,000 jobs. Estimates from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office have thus far have confirmed or exceeded these CEA estimates.
In May, the CBO reported that as many as 2.8 million jobs were created or saved by the Recovery Act through the first quarter of 2010.
Jobs have been reported by recipients in every single Congressional District and U.S. territory. These reports are available at www.Recovery.gov.
Al Gore, the former US vice-president, has been accused of having an affair with the ex-wife of comedian Larry David. Laurie David, a prominent climate change campaigner and the former wife of the Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator, said a tabloid report that she had an affair with Mr Gore was “completely untrue”. Mr Gore announced two weeks ago that he and his wife Tipper were separating after 40 years of marriage and said no-one else was involved.
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James O'Meara candidate for State Representative invites you to "Dessert Bar Fundraiser" on Thursday, June 24 at 6:00pm. James says, "I hope you can attend the dessert bar (and please bring your appetite!). If you can't attend, please consider doing anything you can to help me make a difference. Volunteer for my campaign. Donate. Help register voters.
Event: Dessert Bar Fundraiser
Start Time: Thursday, June 24 at 6:00pm
End Time: Thursday, June 24 at 8:00pm
Where: Luzerne County GOP Headquarters. Perhaps James O'Meara will be serving up a few of these cold babies. From 1966: Jan and Dean.
Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.....The Vatican abolishes the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of banned books).....An Air France personnel strike begins.....CIA chief William Raborn resigns; Richard Helms becomes his successor.………n Pennsylvania politics the month of June is quiet. The Democrats try to bind the wounds of a tough primary between the eventual nominee Milton Shapp and Lackawanna County State Senator Robert Casey. In the meantime Lt. Governor Raymond Shafer put together a top notch team to guide the GOP in the Fall Election…..in Wilkes Barre the city Housing Authority offices moves its offices to 44 West Market Street, the site of the Franklin First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Authority closes its office on Washington Street…..and 44 years ago this week the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was a two sided hit by the Beatles, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain”