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Tag: tea parties
By JGillman, Section News
For many of us:
Frustration is seeing an unprecedented opportunity to fix the labor hold on Michigan and watching that opportunity potentially slip away because legislators seem to have forgotten already, the force that hired them.
Frustration is knowing the CO2 scam has not yet been fully purged, and that there are still government implementations being put in place to solve the non-existent problem. Including in Michigan and even locally.
Frustration is seeing some of the good things like elimination of the MBT being accomplished not by straight out cutting, but by a shift to other victims.
Frustration is not having enough time to offer all the solutions we have properly, because those solutions are nearly immediately eclipsed by the next round of idiotic government actions designed to create more issues that complicate the previous ones.
Frustration is having a skill and not being able to apply it, because of an unconstitutional application of federal law, and the failure of the states to assert their authority, and protect the rights that guarantee the ability to use that skill.
I could add a hundred more to the list
Frustration is not an entirely crippling problem I have however.
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Election day is finding polls busy.
At least here. Lines are out the doors.
I am feeling upbeat. Started this morning about 5am, and made a quick stop at the fix it center for signs to fill in the empty spaces on our 400 feet of frontage on a busy road. I played the good Republican and there isn't a candidate missing from the stretch, along with at least 6 or 8 of my own signs in the mix.
The good Republican. Being supportive of our slate of candidates. Oh so willfully advocating the selection of these characters in a play of political theater who could after tomorrow, turn their backs on our trust, and do what has been done for too long, and burden us with a bigger government. It could happen.
Fool me once, shame on you.. Fool me twice?
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Attorney General Mike Cox is making an attempt to get his message out by visiting Michigan Tea Parties. Expect announcements at those events, his plans for reducing the burden on Michigan Taxpayers and opening up the state by addressing its tax environment. Announced today:
"Michigan families and job makers need a tax cut," said Cox. "By cutting taxes by $2 billion we will spur job growth, empower entrepreneurs and put more money in the pockets of working men and women so they can provide for their families."
Cox has traveled the state including attending several of the Tea Party Express stops in the last week discussing his plan to cut the Michigan Business Tax in half and to end the 2007 Granholm income tax hike. He will likely discuss his fight to cut taxes, cut spending and his battle to stop the unconstitutional Obama-Pelosi health care bill at Tea Party rallies including the following locations:
·The Lansing Tax Day Tea Party- Capitol Steps, 12:30 PM;
Some Tea Party organizers have declined political speeches by sitting politicians in the past, yet as the elections draw nearer, candidates such as Cox will be more present whether in a speaking role or not (ALL politicians are encouraged to at least attend these rallies)and will try to gain as much exposure as possible.
a little more below the fold..
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Politico has a great article today that leads to this long editorial.
I've said for almost four years that the Republican Party is at a crossroads, mainly due to fiscal issues. It can follow the lead of the Republican Study Committee, Mike Pence, Jim DeMint, and Jeb Hensarling in its opposition to deficit spending, or it can follow the lead of Ted Stevens, George W Bush, and Charlie Crist in their support for big spending policies. The choice made here, will determine whether the GOP can take the house back in 2010, and the senate back in 2012 or 2014. It will also determine if Obama will be a one-termer. The bailout in 2008 turned the election from a close race to an ass kicking. The fiscal policies in 2006 caused an ass kicking. Democrat-lite policies from the GOP do not work. Why vote for democrat-lite when the real thing is always available.
While I understand that what works in one community does not always work in another, basic principles should always apply, and that they should be less government and more freedom.
Many in the GOP are starting to get that message again with Obama's radical leftism, Mike Pence having a more visible role, Ted Stevens being defeated, and George W Bush being gone. Starting being the operative word. There's still a lot of trust that needs to be earned, and nobody trusts the government right now. That's why we have the tea parties. That's why the calls are flooding the offices. That's why people are involved in politics who have not been involved.
Speaking of fiscal conservatism and tea parties, they aren't GOP. They are conservative.
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I attended the Northville and Livonia TEA Parties, though I spent the bulk of my time in Norhville.
What an amazing crowd, and when I say AMAZING i mean..... 1,000+ (according to Northville PD I talked to).
Lots of good speakers, music, and good people.
I just can't explain how excited I am when I see how many American's are fed up with the Fed's!
Mike Cox gave a great speech, I got to meet him afterwords and I have to say I am impressed. I also met Thad McCotter and all I have to say is GOD BLESS that man and the work his does in Congress.
How were the other TEA Parties?
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Do you know anyone who suffers from low self esteem? It's quite a thing isn't it, to see someone capable of so much accept so little? Or to see someone who has so much going for them live as though that were not the case? Allow me to tell you a true story that happened to me in Jamaica when I was about eight years old; this story takes place over the span of seven years:
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Below is a press release sent to all Michigan media today. We must act immediately to build legislative and public support for the Michigan FairTax Proposal or we will become a "Me too" state to the "Show me" state.
Call your legislator and newspaper / radio / TV outlets today and get them on the ball.
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The guy hasn't been in office three months and he's already inspired an entry in the Urban Dictionary - with any luck it'll become a permanent entry in the American English lexicon (as a warning to future generations). Neither Merriam-Webster nor Oxford has picked it up yet.
Obamunism: (noun - portmanteau of "Obama" and "Communism")
Read more below.
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