Will Bob Odell bow out or allow himself to be pummelled in a primary?
From Aaron Day c/o Facebook
With great enthusiasm, I am happy to share the news that JP Marzullo is running for NH State Senate from District 8, and I urge you to support him vigorously as he strives to reclaim our liberty and prosperity. NH has been plagued by the engorgement of government at the state and federal level by politicians who don’t understand that you cannot be both compassionate and insolvent at the same time.
While the overwhelming majority of Republicans understand this fact, the current occupant of the Senate seat from District 8 is a Republican who voted for Obamacare Medicaid expansion and has frequently voted in favor of expanding government at the expense of the life, liberty, and happiness of his constituents.
I finally got to talk to my wonderful husband around lunch time today. It’s hard to say what is best to do at this point. He doesn’t want to worry the movement. Others who are still there are asking for help from those closer to NV. The protesters have dispersed but the militias are still sticking around. The number of people there is staying pretty static. Some are coming to replace those leaving. There are a few Patriot camps that exist. Each camp is autonomous and they are cooperating between themselves well, with security as a high priority. For example, while I was on the phone with him, a large furniture truck turned up the road he was on and headed toward the Bundy’s house. I can’t imagine that the Bundys have gone furniture shopping recently so everyone went into high alert and checked the truck for hidden personnel. As far as I know the truck moved on without incident. The Patriots there are staying vigilant and wary of everything. Helicopters and drones continue to be seen. Chuck Baldwin , Stewart Rhodes the founder of Oath Keepers and Sheriff Richard Mack arrived yesterday and are there right now standing with the Patriots who are still holding the line.
Let’s get the labels out of the way FIRST; It is a FLAT TAX!
Now on to the Details;
A Flat 18% income tax. No loopholes, deductions, carve outs, No ways for crooked politicians to craft new tax policy specifically for their donors. Only a generous personal exemption of $10,000 per taxpayer, and $5,000 per dependent. THAT’S IT! OH, and if you end up with zero tax liability, or less than $500.00, you MUST pay the MINIMUM tax of $500.00. EVERYONE must have skin in the game. Everyone benefits from society, therefore everyone must contribute.
For Businesses it is ALSO simple. a Flat 18% tax on net operating profits.
When we see the armed might of the US Government arrayed against a single American rancher and not against illegal alien “invaders, why is it that those in Government wonder why “the consent of the governed” is being withdrawn from them?
We see multiple episodes of those wishing to cede from their own States to form new one because they are ignored and denigrated – the Rights of the suburban or rural “minority” populations trampled by the larger urban liberal ones. We see Progressive legislators not trusting their constituents and take decisions away from them – and not seeing the anger building from being treated like children at best and cretins at worst. We see “solutions” to the littlest problems put in place while avoiding the big ones we actually want them to fix (and those generally result from previous government tries to fix something that should have just been left alone).
From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine):
…Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.” That is to say, republican government is responsible to the people, from whom it ultimately “derives all its power” and to whom it must directly or indirectly give an account of its stewardship of those powers.
On this point, at least, there is no daylight between the positions of the 1960s-style liberal Robert Kennedy and the 1780s-style liberal James Madison. In both accounts, the people are primary; the government is secondary–a necessary help supporting self-governing citizens, in both the political and moral senses of the term.
Working for DEC and for my present company, I’ve flown a lot of miles in the Friendly Skies of United (close to 3/4 of a million). It got to the point that *I* could have given the safety speech that is given before the plane leaves terra firma. For the most part, it was the same old “crap, I gotta say this again??” delivery – to the point that I once said ”gave” it to a co-worker next to me, word for word, in time with attendant at the front of the plane. She didn’t hear me but the one doing the demo was some unhappy with me – at one point I thought I was going to have a buckle accessory melded to my glasses.
Boring doesn’t beGIN to describe it after the first few hundred times – but they gotta say it while we’re supposed to listen. Well, if they ALL made a comedy routine out of it like Marty Cobb of Southwest, everyone would!
This is stupid on many levels but coming from smiley-faced fascist progressive pragmatists the statement itself contradicts the entire movement they live for. To a Liberal there is no history. There can’t be. Forward? Change? Progressivsim does not rest on the past, it only drives forward blindly ruining the future. And You can’t “make” what does not exist.
But if we were to take this in the context of the other 70% of Americans, who are systematically fooled by the smiley-faced fascist progressive pragmatists, yes–Obama will be remembered, as will ObamaCare. But unless you complete your quest toward tyranny and re-write it all, just in case someone accidentally looks back, it will be not be a flattering history.
To that end, someone had some fun with the original tweet from Organizing For ACORN…
To those who believe that courts are infallible, or that they are the final arbiter of laws, think again. Reference Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Roe v. Wade. Courts make mistakes – huge mistakes – all of which serve to underscore the fact that we are a Constitutional Republic, not a judicial oligarchy or a democracy. Recognizing the distinctions between, and the powers of government (and those reserved to the people) under, each of these 3 types of government, is critical to preserving freedom for future generations.
The daughter of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy wrote a letter explaining her dad’s refusal to follow BLM direction or federal court orders. After reading that letter, I trust her far beyond any government lawyer, agent, judge, bureaucrat or elected official – ANY. The Government and its attorneys have cheated and stolen much from many during the course of our history. Read the whole thing!
Sean Downey is going to be a regional coordinator for ‘Ready For Hillary’ but guess who else he works for?
WMUR Political Scoop has confirmed that Sean Downey will be working in some capacity in organizing the Northeast for the Super PAC, which has been committed to identifying potential Clinton supporters in 2016 and collecting checks of $25,000 or less.
Vermont has embarked on a mission to create a single payer system. They voted for it but have yet to pass a bill to pay for it. I wonder why?
“…Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 billion a year (based on the state’s estimate) the system needs. The state collected only $2.7 billion in tax revenue in fiscal year 2012…”
Adding single player would increase total taxation by 60%
“Paying for this program would likely make Vermont the highest-taxed state in the nation, by quite a lot.”
So if Vermont wants “free” healthcare, all they have to do is raise taxes by a paltry 60% — just to get started.
Anyone think this might create a net migration of businesses and wealth out of Vermont? Anyone? Anyone? Obama!?
“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”—Will Rogers
I saw the first Scott Brown for Senate campaign ad this morning on the local, “puppies and kitties,” affiliate, Channel 9. Last week, Scott Brown visited Joe Kelly LeVasseur’s Theo’s Restaurant and, “worked the crowd,” Joe tells me. Slickster, is how I characterized it.
“Carpet Bagger, good for Massachusetts, not New Hampshire, Anti-gun, RINO,” are all characterizations I have heard about Scott Brown from various people. But I think we’ve all seen and heard the bits and bites relating to Scott Brown, thus far. Read the whole thing!
SB 120 Advances the Ruling Class Monopoly on Political Speech
I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years. It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech. So what do you call that? Almost free speech? Sort of Free speech? Selective Free speech? Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by that which free speech exists to protect us from? Inflation adjusted speech?
How about speech limited by those most threatened by it? That is exactly what these efforts are, incumbent protection acts. And there is another one working its way through the NH State Senate House this week (Subcommittee workgroup this Thursday at 10am LOB 308)
Given that Frazier Glenn (Cross) Miller Jr, the Kansas Shooter, was a former KKK Grand Dragon and (of course) a life-long Democrat, this quote seemed appropriate…
“I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat. My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat. My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days…. My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat…. My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”
-Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan
Is the Kansas shooting getting wall-to-wall coverage on CNN and MSNBC? I’m going to guess – not after they figured out who was arrested for the murders.
Gosh, and I thought everyone knew that those late into a Ponzi scheme gets screwed!
Demographics rule this world, and Progressive policies that have made it more and more expensive to have the larger families that easily supported the underpinnings of SS (i.e., lots of workers to support retired) will end up killing their own “pillar” policy (that society as a whole must be forced to support senior citizens rather than the traditional way that families took care of their own).
In the meantime, because the Government raided the ill-named “lock box” to spend on other programs instead, you know, actually investing it for a real ROI, pretty much all of us still working right now are the last ones into that Ponzi pool….
John Hayward over at Hot Air has a piece that ties a bunch of things together – go read the entire thing (it’s not all that long). Here’s a few bon mots (emphasis mine): …The Left doesn’t just craft political strategies to attract single female voters. Liberal policies create them. One of the most significant […]
Clive Bundy may have prevailed over the weekend in his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management regarding his Nevada ranch and disputed ranch, but that’s just the first phase, according to Harry Reid. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so […]
Leighton Steward, the head of Plants Need CO2.org, helps us understand the benefits of atmospheric carbon dioxide. We talk about the greening of the earth and the benefit of CO2. We also visit the false claims about carbon dioxide, the redistributive nature of the IPCC, and the problem of relying on data from un-validated computer […]
Update: pic of an impromptu rally just came in from Jerry – after the jump Jerry Delemus went out to Nevada to stand with Cliven Bundy in confrontation with the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) over grazing land and rights for his cattle. As I wrote here, he went out and got about an hour’s […]
Sorry, but putting up with Bill’s philandering doesn’t make one a Presidential quality candidate. Either does being an activist First Lady. Haven’t heard of her singular accomplishments as a US Senator after she just “dropped into” New York either (although I have heard she was a hard worker – but I couldn’t tell you what […]
American’s for Tax Reform has released a list of 442 tax increases proposed by Barack Obama. (These do not include the 20 taxes created by Obama Care.) -79 tax increases for FY 2010 -52 tax increases for FY 2011 -47 tax increases for FY 2012 -34 tax increases for FY 2013 -137 tax increases for […]
Much like the narrative used before, during, and after passage of the bill that bears her name, Lilly Ledbetter Lied. Ms. Ledbetter has since repeatedly claimed that she only learned she was paid less than her male co-workers at the end of her career,4 and then belatedly filed an EEOC complaint. In her testimony before […]
He makes me think. Ever since he “burst” onto the scene with his testimony at the NH House on HB 1589 and spoke at a 223 rally, he has become a popular speaker. He challenges your assertions and your point of view in such an easy going, laid back style (a not just a wee […]
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