Weekly Update – April 3, 2010
Many of us, including me, Seth Grossman, will be away, but there is always a core group, and lots of great discussion and info during vacation periods. Retired Judge Paul Porreca of Millville First will host our radio program for the next two Saturdays. Porreca is no stranger to talk radio. He hosted his own program on 92.1 FM in that same time-slot for more than two years!
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET OUR MESSAGE OUT!!! Please pay your $30 dues so we can continue our radio spots. If you own rural land near a well traveled road, please let us post a sign on your land. Contact Seth Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 927-7333.
2. WHAT ARE OUR LOCAL ?TEA PARTY PEOPLE? DOING BESIDES MAKING NOISE? This April 15 will mark one year since the first Tea Parties last April 15. A lot of ?Tea Party? demonstrations have been held since. But what now? How many people who showed up for Tea Party meetings and demonstrations qualified on March 15 to be candidates in the April 20 school board elections? How many Tea Party people learned how to run a winning political campaign at the ?Campaign Schools? we sponsored with the American Leadership Institute last January and last Saturday? How many Tea Party people showed up at their local political club to learn how the system works? How many Tea Party people are circulating petitions for candidates for county or local public office? (The deadline for filing petitions is Monday, April 12.) How many Tea Party people have read the Declaration of Independence and Constitution during the past year? How many Tea Party people have decided to ?reinvent the wheel? rather than build on the foundation groups like Liberty and Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity put together during the previous six years when most Tea Party people were snoozing?
3. LIBERTY AT THE MOVIES: Why do liberal Democrats like Obama usually s win the ?youth vote?? See ?Indoctinate U.? at ?Liberty at the Movies? on April 29 at 6PM at the Mays Landing Library on Main Street by the River. Here is the link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-zz1HwxIjg.
4. At one time, most Americans understood that if the price of something went up, the free market was sending a message that there was a shortage of a particular good or service. That shortage could be solved in one of three ways. More people would get into that business and provide more of that good or service because they could profit from it. Or they could demand that government relax taxes or regulations on the good or service to reduce the price. Or people could conclude the good or service wasn?t worth the price, and use something else instead. However, in 1789, the French came up with a fourth idea?get the government to bring down the price. Read my latest published essay in the Current and Gazette newspapers to see what happened next. Go to www.libertyandprosperity.org or http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=8068.
5. IS REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE FOLLOWING THE DEMOCRAT PLAYBOOK? Is he being set up? Or is he a willing co-conspirator? Why is he deliberately forcing local governments in the Republican suburbs to raise property taxes, so people will demand ?property tax relief?? How long will it take for Democrats to demand higher taxes on ?the rich? to cut property taxes? Will Republican Governor Christie then tell us he has ?no choice? but support ?bipartisan? borrowing, tax hikes, or toll hikes?
6. THE LATEST ON THE DIRTY TAX-BREAK DEAL FOR THE MORGAN-STANLEY/REVEL CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY. The Communist Chinese Government will put up $1 billion. New Jersey taxpayers will match that with $400 million. New Jersey state, county, and local governments will borrow that money to help pay for the new casino and improve property around it. For the next 20 years, most of the taxes paid by the new casino will pay back the loan for its own property?the rest of us must pay its share of government services. If the casino succeeds, Morgan Stanley and the Chinese will make a big profit. If it fails, the rest of us have to pay higher taxes to pay back the loan!
7. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ANGRY THAT THEIR BEST TEACHERS ARE BEING LAID OFF AND THEIR FAVORIT PROGRAMS ARE BEING CANCELLED. They are demonstrating, they are putting together Facebook and other social media sites, they are showing up at school board meetings. They don?t know these bad things are happening because of the NJEA Teacher?s Union. The NJEA forces each of NJ?s 103,000 teachers to pay dues of roughly $1,000 each year (about $300 per year for other employees) and uses that $130 million per year to get high salaries, pensions, and benefits for the teachers with the most seniority?not always the best teachers! If you know any high school student who can help us tell students the truth, please contact me at email@example.com?.
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