Republican State Leadership Committee And Comcast

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Is a vote for Republicans here in Kentucky a vote for Comcast?

What does the Republican State Leadership Committee and Comcast have in common? Well for starters, according to Open Secrets, Comcast contributed $377,964 to the Republican State Leadership Committee. And the Republican State Leadership Committee is working to flip the Kentucky House of Representatives from Democrat to Republican.

Does anyone really believe Comcast would hand over $377,964 to the Republican State Leadership Committee and not expect anything in return?

Comcast has already started playing games with their data usage plans here in Kentucky.

Comcast
The Unlimited Data Option is currently not available in Tucson, Arizona, Central Kentucky or Maine (account numbers beginning with one of the following sequences: 01108, 01701, 84958, 87733). Read more.

Once you accumulate 300 GB of data usage, here in Kentucky, Comcast wants you to fork over more money. Money they can give to the Republican State Leadership Committee?

Comcast
In all of our trial markets except Tucson, Arizona, the data amount included with XFINITY Internet tiers was increased to 300 GB per month. We offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks of 50 GB for $10 each. Read more.

Republicans and Comcast see the hand writing on the wall. Folks are cutting the cord, ditching cable TV and have started streaming and this is costing Comcast money and in my opinion the Republican State Leadership Committee is working to help Comcast increase their revenue by charging their customers more for the increased data usage incurred when folks stream rather than watch cable TV.

The Republican State Leadership Committee took $377,964 from Comcast and now they are asking you to vote Republican and that’s why I believe if we vote Republican we’re really voting for Comcast to take more of our money. I call it a Comcast tax provided to us by the Republican State Leadership Committee.

Never Forget. Bill Clinton Signed NAFTA

Bill Clinton signed NAFTA and this hillbilly ain’t gonna forget it or the million jobs that disappeared because of it.

Huffington Post
Public Citizen has published a report that details the wreckage. Not only did promises made by NAFTA’s proponents not materialize, but many results are exactly the opposite.

Such outcomes include a staggering $181 billion U.S. trade deficit with NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada and the related loss of 1 million net U.S. jobs under NAFTA, growing income inequality, displacement of more than one million Mexican campesino farmers and a doubling of desperate immigration from Mexico, and more than $360 million paid to corporations after “investor-state” tribunal attacks on, and rollbacks of, domestic public interest policies. Read more.

Video of Bill Clinton signing NAFTA.

Press Release: Bernie Sanders Campaign Statement on Clinton Falsehoods

Bernie 2016
February 8, 2016
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, issued the following statement in response to false claims by the Clinton campaign:

“It is very disturbing that, as the Clinton campaign struggles through Iowa and New Hampshire, they have become increasingly negative and dishonest. No, Bernie Sanders will not dismantle health care programs in America. He believes in health care for all. No, Bernie Sanders is not ‘attacking’ Planned Parenthood. He believes Planned Parenthood is an outstanding organization and wants to increase its funding. No, Bernie Sanders is not ‘protecting’ the gun lobby. He has a D- record from the NRA.

“Today’s attack from Secretary Clinton, whose super PAC received $15 million from Wall Street, is even more absurd. Bernie Sanders, who has never accepted corporate PAC money in his life, is now accused by Secretary Clinton of taking ‘about $200,000 from Wall Street firms.’ How do they reach that false and absurd conclusion? They assume that every nickel Bernie Sanders received from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for his Senate campaign came from Wall Street. That is obviously preposterous.

“Bernie appreciates the help he has gotten from the DSCC, whose funds come from millions of Americans’ individual contributions, labor organizations, environmental groups, women’s organizations and others. To say that every nickel that Bernie received came from Wall Street is beyond preposterous. It is laughable and suggests the kind of disarray that the Clinton campaign finds itself in today.”

Republican State Leadership Committee And Kentucky

If you’re a Democrat in Kentucky I suggest you should take the time to know and understand the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) because they’re about to get very busy here in Kentucky. They’ve already fired up a website called “STAND AGAINST TEAM OBAMA” with a link to our site. This is what they write on their site: Taylor doesn’t bother hiding it: “So go ahead and ask me, ‘Did I vote for Barack Obama?’ Heck yes, twice.” The Hillbilly Report, January 18, 2016.

The Republican State Leadership Committee’s article is referring to Jeff Taylor Democratic candidate for House District 8 in Western, Kentucky.

Republican State Leadership CommitteeThe Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is serious about taking over the the Kentucky State House of Representatives and like I’ve said they’ve already started.

The RSLC has money to spend. A lot of money. According to Open Secrets they raised $38,154,684 and spent $38,128,105 in 2014. Where do they get all of that money? They claim to have 150,000 donors in all 50 states, but corporate donors give them plenty of money.

Open Secrets top 20 Contributors to the Republican State Leadership Committee 2014.

US Chamber of Commerce: $3,162,790
Reynolds American: $1,547,631
Las Vegas Sands: $1,150,750
Blue Cross/Blue Shield: $1,010,402
Altria Group: $731,023
Devon Energy: $650,000
Rent Stabilization Assn of New York: $600,000
Wal-Mart Stores    $464,887
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals: $432,156
Koch Industries    $389,835
Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America: $378,746
Comcast Corp: $377,964
Citigroup Inc: $334,300
Exxon Mobil: $325,000
AT&T Inc: $283,649
America’s Natural Gas Alliance:$279,360
Intuit Inc: $271,280
TracFone Wireless: $263,351
Marathon Oil    $258,433
Centaur Gaming: $251,500

For Democrats the Kentucky House Districts 8, 54, 62 and 98 (March 8, 2016) special elections will be very important if they wish to retain a majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives and you can bet the house that the Republican State Leadership Committee will be spending money to elect Republicans.

If the Democrats hold their majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives after the special election March 8, 2016 the Republican State Leadership Committee will be here in full force to flip the House during the Tuesday November 8th, 2016 general election.

If you’re really interested in how the Republican State Leadership Committee works to elect Republicans, I suggest you watch the 14 minute video below.

 

Candidate David Ramey says he’s with unions ’till the last dog dies’

David Ramey

David Ramey

By BERRY CRAIG
AFT Local 1360

David Ramey says he “wouldn’t be where I am today without organized labor.”

The Murray Democrat, whose father belonged to the United Steelworkers,  wants to unseat State Rep. Kenneth Imes, R-Murray.

“I am with you till the last dog dies,” Ramey told the February meeting of the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council in Paducah. “It’s who I am and I’m not going to apologize for it.”

Ramey, who said several other members of his family have belonged to unions, came seeing the council’s recommendation for endorsement to the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. He is expected to get it at the March council meeting, according to Jeff Wiggins, council president.

Ramey, who owns an insurance agency in the Calloway County seat, praised a pair of recent “great wins” for unions: Federal Judge David Hale’s ruling that counties can’t pass “right to work” ordinances and the Kentucky House Labor and Industry Committee’s rejection of a Senate proposal to abolish the prevailing wage.

He said RTW and prevailing wage repeal “are non-starters with me. They are bad public policy.” Imes is pro-RTW and anti-prevailing wage.

Ramey added, “The number one problem in this country is economic inequality. People are working harder and they are getting the shaft.

“I am not going to support any legislation that is going to make it harder on the working men and women of Kentucky. But we’ve got to articulate our message in a way that resonates also to people who are not union members, and who don’t seem to understand that when unions win everybody wins.”

Neither Ramey nor Imes has opposition in the May 17 primary. Imes represents House District 5, which includes Calloway County and part of Trigg County.