Weekly Update – October 23, 2010
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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) ?Take Action Seminar? is this Saturday, October 23rd, 1010 from 10 AM to 2PM. Deutscher Club, Clark, NJ. (2 hours north up the Parkway from Northfield by Parkway Exit 135). For details, contact Dennis Mahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 204-2511. Or contact Americans for Prosperity directly at http://americansforprosperity.org/09…r-club-clark-n.
2. Seth Grossman Current-Gazette column for this week:
?In 1992 the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) got into the trash business when Atlantic County freeholders let it borrow $82 million for an incinerator. It later built a dump instead. The freeholders then gave the ACUA a monopoly on all trash and recycling in the county so it would have enough cash to pay back the loan ?? and hire lots of highly paid lawyers, employees and consultants. . . Republican freeholders Jim Curcio and Joe McDevitt, and Democrat Jim Schroeder insisted that the ACUA end its monopoly next year, when it finally pays off the last of the $82 million loan from 1992.
?When that debt is gone, Atlantic County freeholders for the first time in 20 years can give the ACUA a checkup from the neck up. Hopefully, they will abolish it completely and have the elected county government run the sewer system as another county department.?
?As for the trash business, neither the ACUA, county government, nor the mafia should have a monopoly. . . .We don?t need the ACUA for recycling either. If there is a real market for recycled paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic, private companies are far more efficient in collecting, sorting and reselling this stuff. For complete column, go to http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….-the-acua.html or http://www.libertyandprosperity.org.
3. Press of Atlantic City told half the story on solar energy on 10/21/2010. Here is what it reported: ?Pilesgrove Township (Salem County): Officials broke ground Wednesday on what they expect will be one of the nation?s largest solar farms. . . Despite the state?s small size and frequent clouds, New Jersey officials have been pushing solar generation. . . It works like this. . . Energy companies pay fines for generating power from non-renewable sources. To get out of those fines, they buy certificates from people who generate solar power. The going rate for those certificates is $400 to $450. The Pilesgrove solar project is expected to generate about 27,000 certificates a year. So in addition to the energy sold, the company can gerate $11 to $12 million per year from the certificates. . . ?We?ve been in lots of states?, Panda Power President Todd Carter told a crowd of New Jersey dignitaries. ?We think you?re the best!? ?
Here is what the Press did not report: Solar Renewable Energy Certificates are now selling for $600 to $700?not $400 to $450. See http://markets.flettexchange.com/new-jersey/. Solar certificates are issued when one megawatt (1,000 kilowatt hours) of electricity are produced. You pay 13 cent per kilowatt hour RETAIL on electricity delivered to your home, or $130 per 1,000 kilowatt hours. The electric company pays less than 60 cents per kilowatt hour or $60 per kwh to make that energy from coal, gas, or nuclear. Every electric company in the state is forced to pay $650 for a certificate, plus the $60 cost of the electricity, every time a solar panel produces $60 worth of power. How do they pay for this? By raising everybody?s electric bills!
4. Republican Governor Chris Christie, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., and Atlantic County Republicans Amodeo and Polistina support this ?cap and trade? program. So do Democratic Senate (and Ironworkers Union) leader Steve Sweeney, Senators Jim Whelan, and Jeff Van Drew, and Cape May Democrats Nelson Albano and Mat Milam. The only way to end this madness is for someone to run against BOTH parties in the primary elections for State Government next June! But someone can?t beat anyone unless that someone starts working and preparing now. Interested? Contact us to get the training, contacts and resources you need to win! Teaching Americans how to again be effective, free citizens is our prime mission. Contact Seth Grossman at 609-927-7333 or by reply e-mail for details. Or come to a Saturday breakfast!
5. Liberty at the Movies: This Tuesday, October 26 — Amistad. What was the legal status of slaves from Africa who rebelled and took over the Spanish/Cuban slave ship ?La Amistad (Friendship)?after the African slave trade was declared illegal? Were they free citizens, criminals, or property? See how a handful of slaves ended up in the United States where their case stirred up a nation, went to the U.S. Supreme Court, and helped spark a civil war.
6. News Item: 10/20/2010. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awards $89,000 to Hamilton Township (Mays Landing) for double-time pay to Township employees who removed snow. What part of Article I, Section 8 of U.S. Constitution permits Congress to spend money for this purpose?
7. News Item: 10/20/2010: Teen says he sold drugs to an Egg Harbor Township man who did not pay and started to take off in his sport utility vehicle. His gun then went off ?by accident?, killing the man. Is this a re-run of the Boardwalk Empire and Nucky Johnson TV series? Nobody started getting killed until the government made it a crime to legally sell liquor.
8. 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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