Lon Johnson is desperate to hide his status as a politically entrenched carpetbagger. It’s gotten so bad for Lon that he’s now trying to pass off stock photos as pictures of his own family.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is out with a new television ad drawing attention to Democrat insider Lon Johnson trying to buy a Congressional seat hundreds of miles from his home in Detroit.
According to a memo obtained by MIRS, written by Republican micro-targeting firm Deep Root Analytics, MI-1, MI-7 and MI-11 are among the Top 10 House seats with a high proportion of “reluctant Republican” voters.
The research firm — whose expertise is using data to determine more efficient ad buys — defines “reluctant Republican” as “down-ballot Republicans who have concerns about the top of their party’s ticket in 2016,” resulting in a “likely ticket-splitter.”
In Virginia, a state the media has more and more characterized as leaning Democrat, Republicans not only kept control of the state legislature, but increased their control. Not only did they increase their control, they also made it more conservative. Several moderate legislators were replaced with more conservative Republicans.
Since March of 2015, Clinton’s favorable rating in Michigan has dropped by 15 points and her unfavorable rating has jumped 15 points according to a survey of 600 likely general election voters conducted by Marketing Resource Group (MRG). In April of 2015, 45 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Clinton and 44 percent viewed her unfavorably. In September her favorable rating went down to 30 percent and her unfavorable rating climbed to 59 percent.
With this change in her perception, Clinton now trails both Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina 39 percent to 40 percent. Clinton leads Donald Trump 43 percent to 40 percent despite Trump’s abysmal favorable rating of only 28 percent and unfavorable of 56 percent.
After years of propaganda, the left has managed to convince most Americans that the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 6 in 10 Americans now agree with that proposition. Interestingly, the same survey found that 40 percent of taxpayers think they pay more than their fair share.
A quick look at the facts will reveal just how false the accusation is. According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and reported by The Wall Street Journal, the top 1 percent of taxpayers in this country pays 45.7 percent of all income taxes. That’s almost as much as all the rest of taxpayers combined. And they do it while making only 17.1 percent of the total income in this country.
Remarks on Signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993
November 16, 1993
Thank you very much, Mr. Vice President, for those fine remarks and to the Members of Congress, the chaplains of the House and the Senate, and to all of you who worked so hard to help this day become a reality. Let me especially thank the Coalition for the Free Exercise of Religion for the central role they played in drafting this legislation and working so hard for its passage.
It is interesting to note, as the Vice President said, what a broad coalition of Americans came together to make this bill a reality; interesting to note that that coalition produced a 97-to3 vote in the United States Senate and a bill that had such broad support it was adopted on a voice vote in the House. I’m told that, as many of the people in the coalition worked together across ideological and religious lines, some new friendships were formed and some new trust was established, which shows, I suppose, that the power of God is such that even in the legislative process miracles can happen. [Laughter]