Mini-Muth’s Truths: April 30, 2010

On April 30, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

• There are still some skeptics out there who pooh-pooh automated phone polls, including the ones PMI, Inc. occasionally does for us and the Nevada News Bureau.

• Since they’re automated, it’s always possible that some six-year-old is answering the phone instead of the mother or father of the house. However, the sheer number of calls completed by auto-dial surveys, often ten times the number conducted by “live” operators for traditional pollsters, make those instances statistically insignificant when the margin of error is factored in.

• Case in point,

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The GOP’s Ugly Choice in the Guv Primary

On April 29, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

What’s a good Nevada Republican to do with the mess that is the GOP gubernatorial primary?

The roster, for the record: incumbent Gov. Jim Gibbons, former North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon, and former state assemblyman-turned-attorney general-turned-gaming commissioner-turned-federal judge-turned private citizen Brian Sandoval.

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Recently Added Tax Pledge Signers in Nevada

On April 29, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

For a complete, up-to-date list of Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers in Nevada, please go to

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Mini-Muth’s Truths: April 29, 2010

On April 29, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

CNS News reports today that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, told a Senate panel Wednesday that she knows the U.S.-Mexico border “as well as anyone,” and “I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.”

In unrelated news, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said this morning that he’s as popular as he’s ever been, while his son Rory said he’s as charismatic as he’s ever been. Meanwhile, Nevada state Treasurer Kate Marshall declared yesterday that she’s as competent as she’s ever been, while Rep. Dina Titus announced that she’s as moderate as she’s ever been.

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Mini-Muth’s Truths: April 28, 2010

On April 28, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

The City of Las Vegas and Clark County are now entertaining the idea of combining some of their fire services rather than duplicating the efforts in order to save money. When Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak was asked why this hadn’t been done before by Face-to-Face host Jon Ralston, the Commish responded that there hasn’t been such a dire economic need to consider such a measure before.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Commissioner Sisolak! This is EXACTLY why it is so important to get candidates to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Because as long as tax hikes and “revenue enhancements” are on the table, politicians will raise and spend the money. ONLY by drying up the money the government has to spend will government EVER shrink itself or look for serious alternatives to the status quo.

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Mini-Muth’s Truths: April 27, 2010

On April 27, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

The Wall Street Journal notes this morning that Ford Motor, the American automaker that did NOT take a government bailout, “reported a $2.1 billion first-quarter profit, raised its forecast for the year, and boosted its second-quarter North America production by another 30,000 vehicles.” Go figure.

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Mini-Muth’s Truths: April 26, 2010

On April 26, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

What a sign of the times to have the liberal Las Vegas Sun editorialize on Sunday that “government employees continue to enjoy overly generous benefits, including retirement pay unheard of in the private sector.” Meanwhile, liberal activists and Democrat elected officials are saying no to tax hikes while embracing the notion of setting government spending priorities. Heck, some are even suggesting a serious look at what the proper role of government should be.

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Taxpayer Champs vs. Taxpayer Chumps

On April 25, 2010, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Here’s our working list of candidates who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge so far this campaign cycle. Consider this the “nice” list. The “naughty” list will be published later this week.

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This is Harry Reid:

This is Sue Lowden:



(Chuck Muth) – As if the campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden didn’t have enough to worry about with this three-weeks-old “Chickens for Checkups” fiasco, yesterday morning’s scuttlebutt on the e-grapevine was that Lowden had been wearing an earpiece during Friday night’s “Action is Brewing” debate in Reno and that campaign manager Robert Uithoven was whispering answers to her.

Absolute, total BS says the Lowden campaign.

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