Weekly Update – November 13, 2010
THIS SATURDAY MORNING (November 13, 2010): MEMBER AND BOARD MEETING AT 11AM AFTER BREAKFAST DISCUSSION. ALL PAID MEMBERS WELCOME TO ATTEND. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET BECOME A $30 MEMBER, WHY NOT JOIN AND PLAY A MORE ACTIVE PART?
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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. November 11 Veterans Day: Did you remember how much our veterans sacrificed to preserve our freedom? Did you think of what our soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen and women are doing for us right now in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places around the world?
Click this link and watch this video:
Then ask what you are doing here at home to give freedom to our posterity.
2. Next year, all 80 members of the New Jersey General Assembly will be up for election, along with half of the 40 Senators. Here in Atlantic County, Democratic Senator Jim Whelan will be up for election, along with Republican Assemblymen John Amodeo and Vince Polistina. So far, Democrat Whelan and Republican Assemblymen Amodeo and Polistina all supported the same things: County and local government must hire only union contractors for all jobs. No action taken against 3% pay hikes for union teachers and other government employees, when most taxpayers are earning 10% less. Paying $2,100 every time an ocean windmill produces $60 worth of electricity. Special deals for special casino friends. Tax breaks for Revel Casino, but higher taxes for everyone else. Every new casino needs 500 rooms, but two casinos with friends in high places (like the Hard Rock) can open with 200 rooms, etc.
3. Will next year’s state elections change anything? Not if Atlantic and Cape May Counties are typical. Not if “Tea Party” people do nothing until 2012!
A. You know who the Democrat candidates will be next year? Democrat Senator Jim Whelan is a public school teacher and NJEA member. He gets paid time from his school district to attend all legislative meetings in Trenton. He always votes with Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is also paid $180,000 each year to be “general organizer” of the Ironworkers Union. Democrat Senator Jeff Van Drew also has close ties to Sweeney, but he is not up for election this year, but Democrat Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam also vote with Sweeney on all issues.
B. Who will the Republican candidates be? John Amodeo is in a construction workers union who always votes with Democrat union boss Steve Sweeney, and Polistina also votes the same way. Republican Frank Formica always calls for more special deals and “public private partnerships” that put taxpayer money into certain “selected” businesses. Former Galloway Township Municipal Judge Chris Brown was the judge who ruled that there was no “probable cause” that Governor Corzine’s car violated any traffic laws when it slammed into a railing at 92 miles per hour-after the driver slammed on the brakes!
C. Independent and Third Party candidates have no chance of winning – unless your Dad was Senator Murkowski in Alaska. The only way to change things is for Tea Party candidates to prepare now for the June 7 primary election. The filing deadline is in April. The party conventions are in March. The time for speaking to clubs is January and February. The time for planning, organizing,and raising money is now.
D. Read Seth Grossman’s essay: Union backed candidates can be beaten! Go to http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….n-be-beat.html or http://libertyandprosperity.org/modu…article&id=646.
4. This is what the unions do. Our side can do the same thing! See: http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….andidates.html
5. Mark Falzon is setting up a meeting of several Tea Party groups at 12 Noon on Saturday, November 20, in Bayside, NJ. This is a chance to bring our 10 Core Principles for 2010 statewide:
Liberty and Prosperity Ten Core Principles for 2010:
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.
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