Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tea Party News Headlines for Wednesday June 30

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber talks to Lodi Citizens in Action about taxes, immigration (CA)
http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_bc5b37ca-eed7-554a-b7a4-4fe5a146a008.html

Politics at the Park? Tea Party members attend Cards to back Arizona's immigration law (MO)
http://www.bnd.com/2010/06/30/1313076/politics-at-the-park-tea-party.html

Tea party rally in Milford this Saturday (MI)
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20100629/NEWS11/100629020/1028/

Tea Party group endorses local Republican Kelso (UT)
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-06-30/tea-party-group-endorses-local-republican-kelso

Gov. Chris Christie calls for Republican Party rebranding
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/39208.html

Cumming tea party debate draws 3 hopefuls (GA)
http://www.forsythnews.com/news/article/5446/

Where Did the Tea-Party Anger Come From?
http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/where-did-the-teaparty-anger-come-from/?singlepage=true

Patriots in the Plaza Fundraiser planned (MS)
http://meridianstar.com/local/x1703942595/Patriots-in-the-Plaza-Fundraiser-planned

Michael Steele predicted that the "Tea Party hootenanny" would be omnipresent at the 2012 convention
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/06/the-night-beat-defense-contractors-plot-their-strategy/58854/

Tea Party hosts candidates (AZ)
http://www.fhtimes.com/times/2010/063010/teaparty.html

Brion re-elected chairman of Chester County GOP committee (PA)
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2010/06/30/main_line_suburban_life/news/doc4c2a4f7a2609b780795616.txt

July 4 activities offered throughout area (TX)
http://www.leader-news.com/articles/2010/06/30/news/doc4c2a6d88b44ee810215323.txt

‘Sparring’ encouraged: Tea party plans debate (GA)
http://www.times-georgian.com/view/full_story/8091236/article-%E2%80%98Sparring%E2%80%99-encouraged--Tea-party-plans-debate?instance=TG_home_story_offset

Senator Syverson Meets Rockford Tea Party (IL)
http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=175115

Tea Party to hold rally Saturday (TX)
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/jun/29/tea-party-to-hold-rally-saturday/

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Michael Steele predicts "Tea Party hootenanny" at 2012 convention

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THE TEA PARTY CONVENTION: On a conference call with the Republican National Committee's temporary delegate selection committee today, RNC chairman Michael Steele predicted that the "Tea Party hootenanny" would be omnipresent at the 2012 convention. Other RNC members talked, with a mix of affection and bemusement, of how quickly Tea Party activists are becoming forces within their states. The official topic, according to someone who took notes on the call, was the 2012 delegate selection rules. The RNC is mindful that many of those delegates will be sympathetic toward the Tea Party movement and thus wary of any national effort to re-allocate delegates and penalize states that attempt to change primary and caucus dates.

So the Tea Party is already having an effect on the 2012 process ... while the RNC is proactively deciding (or trying) to be cognizant of not appearing too heavy-handed. Potential candidates themselves have solid investments in the status quo, which will make for an interesting debate. More on this tomorrow.

Bungee Jump Prank video: Is this how Obama Voters are feeling?

It wasn't quite the exhilarating ride they were expecting.

Tom Brokaw video: "and these are people who support" Obama

HT: Freedomslighhouse

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

NY Governor Patterson channeling Chris Christie?

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Albany, NY (AP/WBEN) -- The Senate and Assembly have passed the bulk of the state budget that was due April 1, but Gov. Paterson has already vetoed one of the 6,900 budget additions and pork-barrel projects that they approved Monday night, and says he will kill the rest soon.

The Democratic governor called the major elements of the budget approved by the Democrat-led Assembly irresponsible, unbalanced and "worse than continuing a miserable fiscal status quo." Paterson says the day of reckoning has come for the state to stop gimmicks and for the Legislature to stop pandering to voters and special interests that help drive New York into fiscal crisis.

Democrats launch website to harvest attack videos

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A part of the DNC's "Accountability Project," the site will be "devoted to citizens uploading content from political events including audio and video – a central resource to hold Republicans accountable," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse in a statement.

Users will be encouraged to upload videos of Republican candidates – for both the 2010 midterm races and the 2012 presidential election – recorded on the campaign trail, as well as campaign literature and mailings.

The site will "increase the number of people out there who with nothing more than a smart phone at hand can hold Republicans accountable for what they say on the campaign trail," Woodhouse said.

Rats released during union protest of city layoffs

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Officials said that as many as a dozen of the rodents were set loose in the City Council chambers on Tuesday night, when union workers showed up to protest looming layoffs — a showdown that ultimately included expletive-filled taunts and squealing, scurrying rats.

"It borders on not only disobedience in terms of disorderly conduct ... but criminal mischief, because I think there were some things that were broken in the chambers," said Adam Brill, a spokesman for council President Chuck Lesnick.

The incident came as dozens of Teamsters and other union members gathered outside City Hall to demonstrate against job cuts and included the appearance of a giant inflatable rat that is common at union rallies.

Tea Party News Headlines for Tuesday June 29

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

People rally on both sides for Vice President Biden's Jeffersonville stop (IN)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/People-Rally-on-Both-Sides-for-Vice-President-Bidens-Jeffersonville-Stop-97322804.html
http://www.fox41.com/global/story.asp?s=12722726

Pensacola Tea Party plans July 3 demonstration (FL)
http://www.pnj.com/article/20100628/NEWS01/100628013/1006/

Colorado leads the nation in Tea Party activity
http://www.kdvr.com/news/politics/kdvr-colorado-tea-party-txt,0,5705548.story

DeMint argues Tea Party a "spiritual" movement
http://www.examiner.com/x-19842-Bakersfield-Interfaith-Examiner~y2010m6d28-DeMint-argues-Tea-Party-a-spiritual-movement

In Nevada, Running for Senate and From Cameras
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/us/politics/29angle.html

Reid's Tea Party-Backed Rival Preps For TV Interview
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128179167&ft=1&f=1014

Why Doesn't the Media Interrogate Tea Partiers' Beliefs?
http://www.newsweek-interactive.com/blogs/the-gaggle/2010/06/21/why-doesn-t-the-media-interrogate-tea-partiers-beliefs.html

Chamber Backs Norton in Colorado
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/chamber-backs-norton-in-colorado/

Tea-party candidate creates three-way race in 5th District (VA)
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/jun/20/CLAR20-ar-221704/

Rand Paul keynote speaker at July 1 rally in Shepherdsville (KY)
http://www.pioneernews.net/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?093+article+News+20100628112653093093001

Sheryl Crow: Tea Partiers Are Too ‘Uneducated’ to ‘Understand What’s Happening on Wall Street’
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alana-goodman/2010/06/28/sheryl-crow-tea-partiers-are-too-uneducated-understand-what-s-happeni

Tea Party-organized July 4 a go (OH)
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20100628/NEWS0108/6290328/Tea-Party-organized-July-4-a-go

Announcing Palatine Taxed Enough Already Rally on July 3rd (IL)
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/publius-forum/2010/06/announcing-palatine-taxed-enough-already-rally-on-july-3rd.html

Sen Claire McCaskill aide calls Tea Party Protesters ‘brown shirts’
http://www.breitbart.tv/sen-claire-mccaskill-aide-calls-tea-party-protesters-brown-shirts

Poll: Haley leads Sheheen (SC)
http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/29/1355344/poll-haley-leads-sheheen.html#RSS=local

Monday, June 28, 2010

More video, Ladies "Tussle" during Tea Party Protest of Biden

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Tea Party activists Greet Joe Biden in Indiana this afternoon

More Video of Biden event HERE.

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New CBO Report: How much tax do rich pay?

Top 1% pay twice as much (40& vs 20%) as in 1980.

Tea Party News Headlines for Monday June 28

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Tea Party movement meets in Bradford (VT)
http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp?s=12717487

Brown outpolls Kerry, Obama in Mass
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/06/28/brown_outpolls_kerry_obama/

CNN's Candy Crowley talks to two senators about how Tea Partiers are impacting the GOP Senate races.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/06/27/sotu.tea.party.impact.cnn

ANALYSIS: Little support or opposition seen yet for Aug. 3 ballot on health care (MO)
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/06/27/analysis-backers-organizing-missouri-health-vote/

Extended Interview with Wisconsin Tea Party Leader Tim Drake
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/upfront-with-mike-gousha-june-27-2010-tea-party-makes-push-against-fraud/1d0h5jycl

Candidate Packed Tea Party Hits GJ (CO)
http://www.kjct8.com/news/24063481/detail.html
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/tea_party_rally_denounces_gove

Tea Party tries to keep momentum (TX)
http://www.amarillo.com/stories/062810/new_news5.shtml

Palin leads charge against Obama at conservative rally (VA)
http://hamptonroads.com/2010/06/palin-leads-charge-against-obama-conservative-rally

Harris Poll on Tea Party and Almost Nine in Ten Americans Give Congress Negative Ratings
http://markets.chron.com/chron/?GUID=13627650&Page=MediaViewer&ChannelID=3197

TEA Party To Meet Tuesday (NY)
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/561142.html?nav=5004

Sunday, June 27, 2010

CNN Video: Voters bucking the party establishment

Link CNN's Candy Crowley talks to two senators about how Tea Partiers are impacting the GOP Senate races.

Tea Party News Headlines for Sunday June 27

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Lack of money, organization test tea party movement
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-tea-party-20100625,0,4975074.story

Tea Party Convention moved to October
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/26/tea-party-convention-moved-to-october/

Independence Day tea party to be held in Omaha
http://www.klkntv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12714354

Tea Party boiling in 18th District (OH)
http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/04/11/copy/tea-party-boiling-in-18th-district.html?sid=101

Tea Party Favorite Mike Lee Starts with Huge Lead in Utah Senate Race
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/06/26/tea-party-favorite-tim-lee-starts-with-huge-lead-in-utah-senate/

Tea party activists heat up GOP reorganization (PA)
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/the_intelligencer/the_intelligencer_news_details/article/27/2010/june/27/tea-party-activists-heat-up-gop-reorganization.html

Indian River Tea Party holding candidate forums (FL)
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/jun/26/vero-beach-indian-river-tea-party-holding-forums/

Italian Tea Party Meets June 26
http://www.t-party.it/

Forsyth Tea Party Wooed by Underdogs (GA)
http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story.aspx?storyid=145674

Ada TEA Party plans meeting July 6 at PTC (OK)
http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x383284900/Ada-TEA-Party-plans-meeting-July-6-at-PTC

Democrats rally around Reids at state party convention (NV)
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jun/26/democrats/

EPC Tea Party Rally Held In Memorial Park (TX)
http://www.krdo.com/news/24055474/detail.html

Local Constitution Club welcomes ‘all patriots' (OH)
http://www.indeonline.com/news/x1609337143/Local-Constitution-Club-welcomes-all-patriots

Town hall meeting on national debt is a reality check for Dallas-area residents
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-debttownhall_27bus.ART0.State.Edition1.296ad09.html

Tea Partiers: The anger is real; the media picture isn't
http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/062710/opi_661950007.shtml

How Niki Haley sprinted to GOP win
http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/27/1352384/how-haley-sprinted-to-gop-win.html

Hundreds protest Grijalva; Democrats rally at new office (AZ)
http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=12715499

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Italian Tea Party: Meno Tasse (Lower Taxes) Piu Liberta (more Freedom)


The Italian Tea Party Meets TODAY. Here is an interview with the founder.

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Tea Party News Headlines for Saturday June 26

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Sarah Palin protesters, tea party activists clash at CSU Stanislaus
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/06/25/1474296/palin-protest-story.html

Manassas Tea Party fills Harris Pavilion (VA)
http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/manassas/article/manassas_tea_party_fills_harris_pavilion/59765/
http://cfc.wjla.com/videoondemand.cfm?id=68336

Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint stumps for Pete Hoekstra's bid for governor (MI)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/06/tea_party_favorite_jim_demint.html

Suit to block NY state funding for Economic Development can go on
http://www.hotel-online.com/News/2010_Jun_25/k.BFB.1277485295.html
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/new_york/Lawsuit-may-stop-Bass-Pro-from-coming

Tea Party coming to Navarre on Sunday (OH)
http://www.indeonline.com/news/x1609337121/Tea-Party-coming-to-Navarre-on-Sunday

Patriots hear Purgason (MO)
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/jun/26/patriots-hear-purgason/

Fundraising Tool Piryx Projects $4B In Online Political Donations For 2010 Election Cycle
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/25/fundraising-tool-piryx-projects-4b-in-online-political-donations-for-2010-election-cycle/

Force or Fringe: United States Social Forum Vs. Tea Party
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sally-kohn/force-or-fringe-united-st_b_626522.html

Amos, Meadows sound off on issues (GA)
http://www.forsythnews.com/news/article/5441/

Poll: Tea partiers want gov’t to protect manufacturing jobs, impose tariffs to safeguard environment
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/26/tea-partiers-manufacturing-environmental/

Friday, June 25, 2010

Did the Stimulus or TARP Help?...Naaaaaa


Pew Research/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. June 17-20, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE ± 4.

"Thinking about the economic stimulus passed by Congress last year, do you think the stimulus has helped the job situation, or has it NOT helped the job situation?"

Has helpedHas not
helped
Unsure
%%%

6/17-20/10

33607

4/21-26/10

33625

"And, thinking about the loans the federal government provided to troubled banks and financial institutions, which statement comes closer to your view? The loans HELPED prevent a more severe economic crisis. OR, The loans did NOT help prevent a more severe economic crisis."

HelpedDid not
help
Unsure
%%%

6/17-20/10

38548

4/21-26/10

42498

Governor candidates need to speak up about UT Ripoff

University of Tennessee raises tuition 9%. This is highway robbery. Ramsey, McWheter, Haslam, and Wamp need to address this ripoff.

Link

Tea Party News Headlines for Friday June 25

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Welcome to Instapundit Readers, thank you Glenn. Please check by daily or subscribe for Daily Tea Party Headlines. HERE are Saturday's Headlines.

Kudlow Video: Tea Party Power
http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=1529758708

Tea partiers rally in Anchorage, set to endorse candidates
http://www.adn.com/2010/06/24/1340078/tea-party-rally-draws-more-than.html

OK Tea Party rally brings big names
http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-ok-tea-party-rally-story,0,6479390.story

Ga. Tea Party to present 'Constitution, Candidates & Casting Your Vote'
http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/8045594

Tiny Tea Party Crowd Meets With Hoffman (NY)
http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20100625/DCO01/306259918/-1/dco

California State University, Stanislaus, welcomes Palin to campus
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/06/25/1473193/california-state-university-stanislaus.html

Tea Party group targets government waste (NC)
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/tea-party-group-targets-government-waste-21010

Council Recall Group Rallies At City Hall (CA)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37904593/ns/local_news-sacramento_ca/

Tea partiers bicker over campaigns (FL)
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/politics/062410tea-partiers-bicker-over-campaigns-naming-rights

Tea Party Patriots push for action in region against illegal immigration
http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-06-24/news/tea-party-patriots-push-for-action-in-region-against-illegal-immigration

Grady County TEA party to sponsor garage sale (OK)
http://chickashanews.com/local/x383283334/Grady-County-TEA-party-to-sponsor-garage-sale

Rally hosted by the Muskogee Tea Party (OK)
http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1617562930/Rally-hosted-by-the-Muskogee-Tea-Party

Candidates for state house, senate make their pitches for office at TEA Party forum (MI)
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/06/candidates_for_state_house_sen.html

Tea party targets local reps (RI)
http://thewesterlysun.com/news/article_02a8ac56-7fa1-11df-9539-001cc4c03286.html

Lincoln Davis: Voting like a conservative on DISCLOSE

Lincoln Davis was the only TN Dem to vote against the disclose act. If this vote had been taken after the election he would have voted FOR this act, I have no doubts.

Vote Webb, an "unquenchable lust for self-glorification"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Do it yourself Nuclear Reactor in Brooklyn NY

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In a hired workshop on the third floor, a high-pitched buzz emanates from a corner dotted with metal scraps and ominous-looking machinery, as Mr Suppes fires up his device and searches for the answer to a question that has eluded some of the finest scientific minds on the planet.

Tea Party News Headlines for Thursday June 24

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Tea Party formed for Galt-Herald area (CA)
http://www.galtheraldonline.com/articles/2010/06/23/news/doc4c223441cab48467111381.txt

Titusville Tea Party chapter emerges (PA)
http://www.titusvilleherald.com/articles/2010/06/24/news/news02.txt

Tea party group turning attention to Alaska
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/8024799/article-Tea-party-group-turning-attention-to-Alaska

Joe the Plumber coming to Iowa
http://gazetteonline.com/blogs/covering-iowa-politics/2010/06/23/joe-the-plumber-coming-to-iowa

Conservatives gather for third TEA Party (NC)
http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=3935

The Rome Floyd GA TEA Party
http://www.romenews-tribune.com/pages/ad_details/?id=27578629

Tea Party bags Brady (IL)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=407221

The Two Faces of the Tea Party
http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/two-faces-tea-party

Local Tea Party Calls For Senator's Resignation (SC)
http://www.wyff4.com/news/24018066/detail.html

No anti-health care measure on 2010 Ohio ballot
http://www.wfmj.com/Global/story.asp?S=12699849

64% want Hugo Chavez out in 2012

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Most people in Venezuela are hoping to see president Hugo Chávez leave in 2012 when his current term expires, according to a poll by Hinterlaces. 64 per cent of respondents want Chávez to step down in two years, up three points since October 2008.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spring Hill approves a NO TAX HIKE Budget

Where there is a will to cut spending, there is a way to avoid tax hikes. And, you know what, tomorrow morning in Spring Hill, the sun will rise just like it always has and the birds will be chirping just like normal.

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To avoid the tax hike, board members made several cuts, including slashing road paving costs in half by about $225,000 and deciding to add seven instead of nine new police cruisers.

The board even decided to slice in half the number of annual contributions it makes to various boards, clubs and organizations, such as the Maury Alliance and the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Those cuts resulted in about $33,000 worth of savings.

Lay said another $230,000 was saved in the general fund that would have been used to pay off debt in the water and sewer account. Instead, the city was able to take that amount from a portion of adequate facilities tax collections that the city normally uses to pay off its share of costs for the Williamson County Longview Recreation Center. Because the county refinanced the payment plan on the Recreation Center, Lay the city was able to save on its payments for the project.

"Party of Parasites" author took $1 mil in subsidies

Link HT: Jaywalk

The Raytown farmer who posted a sign on a semi-truck trailer accusing Democrats of being the “Party of Parasites” received more than $1 million in federal crop subsidies since 1995.

But David Jungerman says the payouts don’t contradict the sign he put up in a corn field in Bates County along U.S. 71 Highway.

“That’s just my money coming back to me,” Jungerman, 72, said Monday. “I pay a lot in taxes. I’m not a parasite.”

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Bring Back the Stache

Tea Party News Headlines for Wednesday June 23

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Q&A with Tea Party leader Dick Armey
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/monitor_breakfast/2010/0623/Q-A-with-Tea-Party-leader-Dick-Armey

Why the Tea Party is Good for America
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-albert/why-the-tea-party-is-good_b_622130.html

Tea Party candidate wins Utah Senate nomination
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/06/tea-party-candidate-wins-utah-senate-nomination/1

A New Tea Party Star in Colorado?
http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/06/21/a-new-tea-party-star-in-colorado/

Bastrop TEA Party this Saturday features Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (TX)
http://www.examiner.com/x-2879-Austin-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m6d22-Bastrop-TEA-Party-this-Saturday-features-Railroad-Commissioner-Michael-Williams

TEA party changes focus (NC)
http://www.rrdailyherald.com/articles/2010/06/23/news/doc4c1e1ac5264f6445422299.txt

TEA Party rally planned for July 3 on the Green (NJ)
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20100623/COMMUNITIES/100621093/1005/NEWS01/TEA-Party-rally-planned-for-July-3-on-the-Green

Tea party hosts 9th district congressional candidates today (MI)
http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2010/06/21/news/politics/doc4c1fa9284f5c2477204992.txt

Elbert County Tea Party (CO)
http://www.coloradocommunitynewspapers.com/articles/2010/06/23/elbert_county_news/news/17_brf_teaparty.txt

AP: Primary and runoff votes match tea party, anti-government themes in US south and Utah
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1106565

Democrats: the party of tax hikes, locally and nationally

The Democrats have already raised taxes TWICE on those making less than $250k.

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Democrats are looking at the possibility of raising taxes on families below the $250,000-a-year threshold promised by President Barack Obama during the election.

The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge, saying the threshold for tax hikes will depend on several factors, such as the revenue differences between setting the threshold at $200,000 and setting it at $250,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

69% agree with Obama that we shouldn't raise taxes

to pay off the federal debt. Hey, that is what Obama said, no tax hikes on anyone making less than $250,000/year. He said it over and over and over again and that is why he was elected. So, as the Barackster said, elections have consequences. Get out your budget knife and start cutting Mr. President.

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Yet while 83% of Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties oppose higher taxes to lower the deficit, just 56% of Democrats agree. Twenty-six percent (26%) of those in the president’s party say they’re willing to pay more in taxes to help bring down the deficit.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans already believe the country is overtaxed, but 46% expect their taxes to go up under the Obama administration. Just 12% think they will go down.

Tea Party News Headlines for Tuesday June 22

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Local Tea Party Activists Participating in National Petition Effort (TX)
http://www.q1019.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=119078&article=7268962

Twin City Tea Party hosts candidates night Monday (MA)
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/ci_15348766

Local News Roundup: Tea Party to meet in Schoharie County (NY)
http://thedailystar.com/localnews/x336266488/Local-News-Roundup-Tea-Party-to-meet-in-Schoharie-County

Brown to join TEA Party for town hall on Thursday (PA)
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100622/NEWS/6220322/

Tea Party Tracking Georgia Candidates
http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23982495/index.html

Tea party recalls could backfire
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38773.html

Oklahoma Tea Parties Endorse Randy Brogdon For Governor
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12679578

Tea Party speakers named (OH)
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106210304

McNamara: How the Tea Party will impact local politics
http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/mcnamara_062210.html

Tea Party forming in Chanhassen (MN)
http://www.chanvillager.com/news/national-politics/tea-party-forming-chanhassen-106

Tea'd off (CA)
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106200322

Tea Party splits over Thurmond, Scott (SC)
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/RockBottom/archives/2010/06/20/tea-party-splits-over-thurmond-scott

1,000 gather for South Jersey tea party rally at Salem County Fairgrounds (NJ)
http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2010/06/1000_gather_for_south_jersey_t.html

Tea partyers vow to retake America (WV)
http://times-news.com/local/x1703932627/Tea-partyers-vow-to-retake-America

Tea Party members hold rally in Sioux Falls (SD)
http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12677653

Shelby County Dems defeat property tax reduction

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Shelby County commissioners voted on second reading Monday to set the county tax rate at $4.02 per $100 of assessed property, with Democrats overcoming the efforts of Republicans who wish to reduce the rate.

The County Commission voted to approve the budget earlier this month, and the tax rate had already passed the first of three readings.

The 7-6 Democratic majority on the commission makes it unlikely that a reduced tax rate will pass. The measure must go through one more vote to become final.

Republican Joyce Avery joined Democratic colleagues Henri Brooks, Sidney Chism, J.W. Gibson II, James Harvey, Deidre Malone and Steve Mulroy in approving the tax rate.

Voting no were Republicans Wyatt Bunker, Mike Carpenter, John Pellicciotti and Mike Ritz.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tea Party News Headlines for Friday June 18

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

A Big Wet Kiss To the Tea Party For Ousting GOP Chair Cathy Adams (TX)
http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2010/06/17/a-big-wet-kiss-to-the-tea-party-for-ousting-gop-chair-cathy-adams/

'Tea Party' took root before Obama
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-06-18-raasch18_ST_N.htm

Tea Party brews in western Oakland County (MI)
http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106170382

Tea Party rally set for Salem County Fairgrounds in Pilesgrove Township (NJ)
http://www.nj.com/sunbeam/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1276755017223060.xml&coll=9

Tea partyers push back against 'The Rise of the New Right' with boycott
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/tea_partyers_push_back_against.html

Tea Party Leader Calls Out Threatening Letter (FL)
http://www.wftv.com/news/23934951/detail.html

Tea Party remaking local GOP (OH)
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20100617/NEWS0108/6180332/

Tea Party patriots rally in Bowne Park (NY)
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20436179&BRD=2731&PAG=461&dept_id=574902&rfi=6/favicon.ico

Eleanor Clift: What Would the Tea Party Do?
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/17/what-would-the-tea-party-do-on-gulf-oil-spill-.html

North Valley Patriots Tea Party group to host Sheriff Richard Mack on Saturday in Denair (CA)
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/06/17/1463420/north-valley-patriots-tea-party.html

Tea party forum to showcase Moffat County candidates (CO)
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2010/jun/18/tea-party-forum-showcase-moffat-county-candidates/

Blount County citizens fight property tax hike...and win

Congrats to Linda King, Tona Monroe-Ball and all the members of Citizens for Blount County's future. Blount County.

"They need to cut in many many areas that we've told them in the past. And the economy now says you have to do it," said Linda King. King is an organizer with the group, Citizens for Blount County's Future.

"It's just spending like there's no tomorrow," said Tona Monroe-Ball. Ball and other local activists protested before a public hearing, opposing a property tax increase that could have helped Blount County balance a difficult budget.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tea Party News Headlines for Thursday June 17

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

'Tea Party' fundraising PACs surge, but cash comes slowly
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2010-06-16-tea-party_N.htm

Tea Party group to hold rally (NY)
http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20100616/NEWS01/100616025/-1/

CNN Exclusive: Tea Party Express backs underdog in Alaska GOP Senate battle
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/16/cnn-exclusive-tea-party-express-backs-underdog-in-alaska-gop-senate-battle/

Tea Party, GOP Call For Congressman’s Resignation After Video Incident (NC)
http://wake.mync.com/site/Wake/news/story/52771/tea-party-rallies-in-front-of-congressmans-office-after-video-incident/

Confessions of a Tea Party Consultant
http://www.playboy.com/articles/rogues-of-k-street/index.html?page=1

Understanding the Tea Party movement
http://online.worldmag.com/2010/06/16/understanding-the-tea-party-movement/

Tea Party to host national speaker (TX)
http://www.ennisdailynews.com/news.php?id=5294

The 2010 Bradley Symposium: Tea Time: Can There Be a Populist Conservatism?
http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=hudson_upcoming_events&id=779

Ron Johnson postpones tea party sessions (WI)
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/96528854.html

Tea Party disavows D'Annunzio (NC)
http://www.enquirerjournal.com/view/full_story/7954283/article-Tea-Party-disavows-D-Annunzio

Clarence Page: Has the Tea Party movement peaked?
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_15310628

Dick Armey: Avoid 'tea party' label, MSNBC
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38625.html

Cancelled Tours Suggest Brutal Summer For Touring Acts

Link HT: Steve Bartin
Cancelled shows and tours by usually reliable marquee artists like Christina Aguilera, the Eagles, U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, Rhianna, John Mayer, Limp Bizkit, and the Go-Go's seem to belie the fact that the live music business is taking a beating this summer. Multi-act festivals like Bamboozle and the Country Throwdown Tour pulled the plug on some dates, while other tours by what were considered hot acts are experiencing slumping sales, among them Jonas Brothers and Kings Of Leon, according to sources.

Rumblings of a tough year for touring began a couple of months ago, with predictions ranging from "mediocre" to "bloodbath." Two main culprits may be at fault in what is shaping up as possibly the worst summer for touring since the mid 1990s: ticket prices and traffic. At the center of the storm is Live Nation, which controls the majority of summer touring, particularly at the amphitheater level.

Ticket prices have been a thorn in the industry's side for years, and ticket prices are a direct function of how much the act is being paid. Live Nation's detractors say the company pays artists unreasonably high guarantees in order to gain market share and keep its amphitheaters programmed and tap into ancillary revenues like concessions, sponsorships and parking. When an estimated 70% of touring traffic occurs during the warm months, ticket prices become more sensitive, as fans are forced to make choices as to which shows they will see.

France proposes to raise retirement age to 62

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The French government Wednesday unveiled a controversial plan to gradually raise the age at which workers can retire with pension benefits from 60 to 62 over the next eight years, whittling away the long retirements that are a coveted part of the country's way of life.

The government hopes the new measures, which still require the approval of Parliament, will eliminate the retirement system's nearly $40-billion deficit by 2018.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Study: Man's Voice Reveals his fighting ability to other men

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Just hearing the sound of a man's voice, no matter what he is saying, communicates all of this information and more, according to the study, published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The findings put men on vocal par with red deer, common loons, baboons, croaking gourami fish, owls and other animals whose calls also directly communicate body strength and fighting ability.

"Ancestrally, a man's fighting ability would have been much more important to know as archaeological and anthropological evidence indicates that men were much more likely to engage in aggression than women were," Aaron Sell, lead author of the paper, told Discovery News.

"For that reason, it's very important to know how formidable a man is," added Sell, a researcher in the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

While Barack pushes Cap and Trade, Americans use less oil


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What we find is that since January 1982, the average daily oil consumption for individual Americans living in the United States has averaged 2.56 gallons per person. More remarkably, we see that Americans have dramatically reduced their consumption of oil and its derivative products since July 2007.

Chris Christie for President

Bankrupt Prichard Ala proposes to pay retirees $200/mo

This is Prichard's second bankruptcy filing in 10 years.

Link HT: Steve Bartin

Tea Party News Headlines for Wednesday June 16

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Wisconsin's Democrats have got the blues
http://www.centredaily.com/2010/06/16/2040668/wisconsins-democrats-have-got.html

Laura Ingraham to Speak at National Tea Party Unity Convention
http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/prnewswire/press_releases/national/Tennessee/2010/06/15/CL21298

Matthews Teases His Documentary About Scary and Violent Tea Party
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2010/06/15/matthews-teases-his-documentary-about-scary-and-violent-tea-party

TEA Party will discuss impact of immigration on public health system at meeting (MI)
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/06/tea_party_will_discuss_impact.html

Onaway Tea Party to meet Saturday (MI)
http://www.gaylordheraldtimes.com/articles/2010/06/15/news/local_news/doc4c17bac3c6f80933113634.txt

Sharron Angle floated possibility of armed insurrection
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/06/sharron_angle_floated_possibil.html

Republicans love the Tea Party: Poll
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/211233.asp

Northern Colorado Tea Party cancels speech by Iowa congressman after controversial remarks
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100615/UPDATES01/100615013/1002/rss

Tea party battling centrists for GOP's soul
http://www.kansas.com/2010/06/16/1361127/tea-party-battling-centrists-for.html

Tea Party movement spreads to Seward (NE)
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/articles/2010/06/16/news/doc4c1828edc424e571868375.txt

Diane Gooch concedes to Anna Little in 6th district Republican primary
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/diane_gooch_concedes_to_anna_l.html

StephCo Tea Party Welcomes Local Speaker (IL)
http://www.prairie-advocate-news.com/6-16-10/savannahliston6_16_10.html

FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Nikki Haley for South Carolina Governor
http://www.bradenton.com/2010/06/15/2364595/freedomworks-pac-endorses-nikki.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Davis and Tanner vote to Repeal Obamacare mandate

Wow, feelin the re-election heat in Davis case and helping Roy Herron in Tanner's case.

Why can't every day be election day, its just so clarifying for the pols.

Wamp was a no show for the vote.

Link to vote and more info HERE.

House Republicans to force vote on Obamacare mandate

Link
House Republicans have just announced they plan to force a vote as early as today on a measure to repeal the Obamacare "individual mandate" at the heart of the constitutional challenges in lawsuits nationwide.

Fortune: 5 Lessons from Massachusetts Healthcare "Reform"

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Lesson 1: The Massachusetts plan does not control costs.

Lesson 2: Community rating, guaranteed issue and mandated benefits swell costs.

Lesson 3: Huge subsidies for low-to-medium earners could prove extremely expensive.

Lesson 4: The exchanges reward people for working less and earning less.

Lesson 5: The generous plans and added mandates give employers an incentive to drop health insurance.