Recent Posts

Lehigh Valley Commentator E-paper

    Dear readers of the Lehigh Valley Commentator E-paper, The E-paper site has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Our popular quarterly print ...

Read More

Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’

Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / The Daily Signal Protesters gather outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle on May 15, ...

Read More

Tlaib Said Trump Should Be Deported in 2015

News Commentary By Rusty | Featured Contributor | ThePoliticalInsider Rep. Rashida Tlaib, responding to an article about then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to close borders in ...

Read More

Is The Presidency Getting Too Attractive?

If we can reduce the power of the presidency to constitutional levels, it may not be worth the effort for ...

Read More

The Economic Cost of Cuban Socialism

Cuba has a sad history. It traded a regular dictatorship for a communist dictatorship six decades ago, and the results ...

Read More

WaPo Gives Booker Four Pinocchios for Voter Suppression Claim

'The most likely explanation for the loss was that Hillary Clinton was on the ballot' Sen. Cory Booker/ Getty Images Zach ...

Read More

Steve Moore in the Wall Street Journal: Counter Inequality With Private Social Security Accounts

  BY STEVE MOORE AND JEFF YASS/ FREEDOMWORKS Originally Published in The Wall Street Journal by Steve Moore and Jeff Yass on 7/26/19. Democratic presidential candidates ...

Read More

Mexicans Want Illegal Immigrants Deported

                Conservative Zone The previous goodwill of the Mexican people has run its course as criminals and desperately poor migrants from Central ...

Read More

Newspaper defends Baltimore with Orkin rat rating list

Baltimore Sun/GOPUSA   It’s true: Baltimore ranked No. 9 on Orkin’s list of American cities with the worst rat problems in 2018. But so is ...

Read More

Federal Judge Orders Deportation Of DACA Recipient For Smuggling Illegal Aliens

DCwire By Daily Caller/ThePoliticalInsider A federal judge ordered the deportation Monday of a Mexican national living in Laredo, Texas, under the DACA program, ...

Read More

Latest News

[smoothslider]

Taxpayers have a New Friend in the Pennsylvania Senate

Share

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

Taxpayers have a New Friend in the Pennsylvania Senate

In addition to the primary elections on May 21st, there were also several special elections to fill out the remainder of legislative terms in the General Assembly, and a seat in Congress. Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) and our political action committee, CAP PAC, rarely get involved in special elections. Frequently, the candidates for special elections are hand-picked by the outgoing incumbent. The local Republican committees in Pennsylvania Senate District 33 bucked that tradition and made a solid choice as their candidate. Thanks to their willingness to ignore the “next in line,” the CAP PAC had an opportunity to support a fantastic candidate: Doug Mastriano.

Senator-elect Mastrino retired from the Army in 2017 as a colonel. Over his thirty years of service, he earned several medals and commendations including the Legion of Merit. He has authored two books as well as reports and strategy recommendations for the Army War College. Mastriano could have easily, and understandably, decided to spend his retirement relaxing on a beach somewhere. However, he chose to continue a career of service by entering the political arena when he threw his hat into the ring.

Throughout the special election, Mastriano demonstrated an ability to withstand the pressure exerted on him by members of the Senate when it came to hiring consultants. Many people do not appreciate how important “small” decisions are in determining the future behavior of members of the General Assembly. Too many campaign consultants double as lobbyists. The consultants leverage their relationships with newly elected, and longer-term members, to push lousy policy.

Mastriano’s independent streak in selecting who would work on his campaign will pay dividends in the future for his constituents and Pennsylvania as a whole.

Forward to a Friend
More to explore: 
UPDATE: Nuclear Industry Bailout
It appears unlikely that Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry bailout will be moving forward now that Exelon has announced the closing of Three Mile Island.
Read More
Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan: Crippling Costs for Zero Benefits
The justifications for imposing this plan are flawed, the costs are economically crippling, and the result is a temperature reduction so low that it is indistinguishable from zero.
Read More
Ready to Invest?
CLICK HERE
Draining the Harrisburg swamp since 2009.
Copyright © 2019 Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in via our website.Our mailing address is:

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

20 Erford Rd
Suite 7

LemoynePA 17043

Comments are closed.

Polls

Please take our reader satisfaction poll. Please select one from each part.

View Results