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We ARE the Middle!

For years now, much has been done to mis-identify the Tea Party as an extreme, minority faction of the Republican Party; these past months are no exception.  Hoping to present us as ill-informed and resentful, our detractors have had some success in their efforts to demand that their followers ignore our facts and concerns.  Presenting [...]

By |2011-09-08T19:58:33-04:00September 8th, 2011|Tea Party|2 Comments

Debt Ceiling: Cut, Cap and Balance First!

A vote on raising America’s debt ceiling may take place as soon as today. America needs leaders who place responsible, fact-based decision-making above all else. They might actually be in office today, fully aware of both pertinent fact and the best course of action. Their challenge lies in legislating from a perspective of whole truth [...]

By |2011-07-09T19:10:53-04:00July 9th, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

Dethroning Czars: At the Heart of Unraveling Obama

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to eliminate funding for nine “Czars” in the Obama Administration. The affected posts include health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy. “Czar” is a [...]

By |2011-02-27T23:41:32-05:00February 19th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Immigration Policy Note: Our Goal is NOT to be D.C. or California!

On Friday January 28, I spent several hours in a packed General Assembly Committee Room. Members of the Immigration Subcommittee listened to numerous supporters and opponents, often commenting themselves as they considered 16 separate pieces of immigration-related legislation. The general intent of these bills pertains to 1) taking meaningful steps to address the rapidly growing [...]

By |2011-02-01T21:34:08-05:00February 1st, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Next Steps to Repeal Obamacare? As Many as it Takes.

The House of Representatives yesterday, by a 245-189 vote, passed landmark legislation for the repeal of the governmental overreach known as Obamacare. Votes in favor included three Democrats, although Virginia’s Dems voted “nay”.   It may help to take time for a call or note to those who have honored well-considered campaign promises. We should [...]

By |2011-01-20T19:11:50-05:00January 20th, 2011|Constitution, Economy, Healthcare|0 Comments

Health Care Bill: Individual Deficits For All

We’ve heard that the CBO scores the Health Care bill somewhere between deficit-neutral and revenue-friendly. How can that be?  More taxes, of course.  This  detailed summary of Obamacare taxes from Ryan Ellis, Tax Policy Director at Americans for Tax Reform, will separate these mythical future savings from soon-to-be real-life costs to us all. It’s class [...]

By |2011-01-17T18:28:29-05:00January 17th, 2011|Economy, Healthcare|1 Comment

Having a “Town Hall” Mindset

I attended the Town Hall Wednesday evening at James River High School in Chesterfield County. Sponsored by The Virginia Tea Party Patriots Cooperative Legislative Action Committee and moderated by RTP’s Legislative Committee Chairman Joe Guarino, the event attracted (my estimate) 150-200 citizens and seven state legislators: Delegate M. Kirkland Cox Delegate Riley E. Ingram Delegate [...]

By |2011-01-06T12:59:21-05:00January 6th, 2011|Constitution|1 Comment

Five Reasons, and Then Some, to VOTE November 2nd

1. Constitutional Adherence 2. Limited Government 3. Fiscal responsibility 4. Virtue and Accountability 5. Free markets I’ve listed the five Tea Party Principles above as a reminder to us  all that we started this rebellion over far more than recent frustrations and indignation. We recognized that Tarp, Stimulus, Health Care, soaring unemployment and an economy [...]

By |2010-10-26T11:09:46-04:00October 26th, 2010|Tea Party|0 Comments

What Wednesday, 11/3/10 Will YOU Elect?

That’s right, my fellow Americans, WE will again choose our nation’s path in just a few weeks. We will awaken the morning of Wednesday, November 3rd to the consequences of our individual decisions, and I’m not talking about the decision we make in the polling booth. I’m talking about the decision we make regarding our [...]

By |2010-10-19T11:02:17-04:00October 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Va. Voter Registration Deadline is OCT. 11th!

Virginia requires that voter registration forms  be submitted 22 days prior to the Nov. 2nd mid-term election. That’s October 11th, fellow Virginians, and we must be ready. True, our voices and questions have proven impossible to ignore these past few years, despite an onslaught of efforts to silence us  and to suppress our message. Our [...]

By |2010-09-29T13:59:15-04:00September 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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