Meet us this week of American Independence and Liberty:
ON LIVE 2-WAY TALK RADIO:? SATURDAYS? 8AM-9AM ON?? 92.1 FM.?? MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 3PM-4PM (AFTER RUSH LIMBAUGH) ON 1400 AM.? (If you can?t get 92.1 FM on your radio, go to? http://wvlt.com/listenlive.html.? 1400 AM can also? be heard on? the? Internet at? http://tunein.com/tuner/?StationId=21757&.? (To sponsor a portion of our program, contact Seth Grossman at 609-927-7333)?? SETH GROSSMAN ON VACATION.?? PAUL PORRECA GUEST HOST NEXT TWO SATURDAYS.? DENNIS MAHON, SHELLY KENNEDY ?MONDAY, JULY 4.??? DENNIS MAHON with JESSE KURTZ as guest, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6.
AT OUR BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING:? 9:30AM-10:30AM.?? (Meetings start and end promptly)?? Shore Diner, Tilton & Fire Roads (near Parkway Exit 36), Egg Harbor Township.??? No admission, but breakfast order required.?? REGULAR DISCUSSION THIS SATURDAY DESPITE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.? BRING YOUR OUT-OF-TOWN KIDS AND OTHER GUESTS.
IN SETH GROSSMAN?S ?LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY? COLUMN IN THE CURRENT AND GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS OF ATLANTIC AND CAPE MAY COUNTIES:? ?Democrat-Republican Big Pension Deal Fixes Nothing.? . .? Most government employee pensions in New Jersey are determined by multiplying the average salaries of their three highest years? by a certain fraction.??? The numerator of that fraction is the number of years? employed by the government.?? The denominator is 55.?? For most New Jersey government employees, age 60 or 62 is not early retirement, but rather ?Normal Retirement Age?.
?Several? Ocean City kindergarten teachers are earning roughly $100,000 per year, after starting at age 22 and working 38 years.??? They can now retire at age 60 with 38/55 ( 69%) of $100,000 or $69,000 per year?plus free lifetime medical benefits.?? With a life expectancy of 23 years, the pension fund needs $1,587,000 plus the cost of the medical benefits for each teacher.
?Since teachers and most government employees only contribute about 6% of their salary to the pension fund, not nearly enough money is set aside?even when? taxpayers fully match? the employee contributions. . .???? For complete column, go to http://libertyandprosperity.org/big-deal-between-republican-christie-and-democrat-sweeney-does-nothing-to-fix-pension-mess-2/.? It should also be posted with other political columns at:? http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/index.php/politics.html.
OTHER EVENTS OF THE WEEK TO BE DISCUSSED:
WHY WON?T THE MEDIA REPORT THE TRUTH ABOUT ICELAND???? In October of 2008, the government of Iceland refused to bail out their banks.?? The put the question to a public vote, and the people twice voted ?No!???? Instead, they let the people who made bad investments lose money?not taxpayers.? And they aggressively brought charges against their Wall Street crooks and put them in jail.??? The International Banking Experts said that by refusing to bail out their banks (and foreign governments that loaned money to them), Iceland?s economy would be ruined.?? But Iceland is now almost debt free, and their economy is booming!??? Last month, thousands of demonstrators in Spain chanted ?Queremos ser Islandeses!?? (We want to be Icelanders!) when their government raised taxes to pay back the International Banks).?? Meanwhile, most ?experts? on TV are saying Congress must agree to borrow $2 trillion more, on top of our $14.2 billion debt ceiling to ?save? our economy.?? Nobody in the U.S. media is talking about Iceland.??? But in Europe people are comparing the ?We like Iceland? movement to the U.S. Tea Party.?? See http://netrightdaily.com/2011/05/iceland%E2%80%99s-revolution-against-international-bank-bailouts-goes-global/.
JULY 4:? THINK OF WHAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID ABOUT THE ?SELF-EVIDENT? TRUTHS OF OUR? DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE MADE IN PHILADELPHIA ON JULY 4, 1776:
?I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.? I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here and adopted that Declaration of Independence–I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army, who achieved that Independence.
“I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together.
It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time.? It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance.? This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.”
MARCH WITH US ON JULY FOURTH IN SMITHVILLE (GALLOWAY TWP):??? The Smithville? July 4thParade is the largest in South Jersey.???? We will walk along with 100 other? local groups from the Foodtown Parking Lot, Route 9 and Smithville Blvd., in Galloway Township to the Village of Smithville.??? Help us carry the flags of liberty, along with our wooden pikes draped with the red liberty caps.?? If you don?t know the meaning of those symbols on the New Jersey state flag, go to http://www.libertyandprosperity.orgor come to one of our events.?? If you want to join us, please call Dennis Mahon at (609) 204-2511.? We assemble as Group #83 in the Foodtown Parking Lot at 8AM.? The parade begins at 9AM on Monday, July 4.
NEW ATLANTIC ELECTRIC GIVE-AWAY PROGRAM?NO NEED TO PROVE LEGAL RESIDENCE IN U.S. TO GET IT.?? ?Atlantic City Electric?s TRUE (Temporariy Relief for Utility Expenses) Program approved by the NJ Board of Public Utilities will give up to $750 to any customer who is 45 days late in their electric or gas bills.? Income must not exceed $69,853 for family of two, $103,034 for family of four.?? Details at http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2011/06/atlantic_city_electric_offerin.html.?? Why does New Jersey have 4thhighest electric rates in U.S.??? First, we pay extra, so windmills and solar panels get $600 every time they produce $60 worth of electricity.? Second, we pay ?stranded costs? to guarantee profits to Utility Companies that made bad business decisions that lose money.? Third, we give ?temporary? grants like these to people who don?t pay their bills.? Many of them are illegal immigrants who can?t qualify for federal welfare, and who don?t report all their income.? (Just enough to get the ?Earned Income Credits, etc.)
Liberty and Prosperity Ten Point Program for 2011:
?? I.? No eminent domain for private gain.
? II.? Enforce federal immigration laws.?? No amnesty.?? Deport illegal aliens.
?III.? Make tax and zoning laws fair, simple, and apply them equally to everyone.
?IV.? Cut taxes by cutting government spending.
? V.? Post all government salaries, contracts and budgets online.
?VI.? Repudiate (refuse to pay) all state government debts incurred without voter approval in violation of our State Constitution.? Repudiate all federal government debts incurred for purposes not permitted by Article I, Section 8 of our Federal Constitution.
VII.? Bring “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” back to our public schools and local governments.?? Let parents apply taxpayer money spent to educate their children to the qualified schools they
choose.? Don’t force public employees to pay dues to unions they don’t want to join.? Let elected officials again decide what salaries, pensions, and benefits to pay our public “servants”.
?VIII. Hold frequent non-binding referendums (public votes) on all issues of public importance.?
? IX. Term limits for all elected officials.? Pensions for none.
?? X. Audit, reform or abolish the Federal Reserve Banking System and have Congress establish a stable currency secured by precious metals or assets with recognized and stable values.? Have the United States withdraw from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and any organization which purports to require the U.S. Government to spend money without appropriation by Congress pursuant to the U.S. Constitution.
Liberty and Prosperity 1776, Inc. is a non-profit, education organization.? We are registered and recognized by both the State of New Jersey and the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.? ?Our mission is to learn and teach why ‘Liberty and Prosperity’, New Jersey’s motto since 1776, is still true and relevant today — and how Americans can again be free and effective citizens.”
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