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Battle Rages on in NY-20: Tedisco up 17 Votes


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 12:51 PM PERMALINK


It’s an exciting time up in New York’s 20th congressional district. The special election occurred over a week ago on March 31st. Republican Jim Tedisco, a Taxpayer Protection Pledge signer, found himself down by 65 votes to Democrat Scott Murphy by the end of the night with several thousand absentee ballots to be counted. Over the last week, the New York Board of Elections adjusted the vote totals several times. Roll Call reported that Tedisco pulled ahead of Murphy by 12 votes on Thursday, April 2nd. Rensselaer and Dutchess counties, after recanvassing, changed their vote totals putting Tedisco ahead by 12 votes- 77,236 votes to Murphy’s 77,224 votes. On Monday, CongressDaily reported the Board of Elections had announced the race tied with both candidates at 77,225 votes. Yesterday, Josh Kraushaar of Politico wrote that Tedisco was up 17 votes with 77,035 votes to Murphy’s 77,018 votes.

Both candidates are revving up their fundraising machines for the fight ahead. Tedisco created the Ballot Integrity Fund over the weekend while Murphy posted a message on the front of his site urging supports to donate. Election officials start counting the absentee and military ballots today.

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A Fitting Question for the New York Times


Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, April 6th, 2009, 11:00 AM PERMALINK


I came across this question while reading the All American Blogger this morning. Don Boudreaux of Café Hayek recently wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times. In this letter, he asks, “So why do you not routinely describe government as "big government"? The menacing overtones of such a description are especially appropriate for the state because, unlike "big tobacco" and "big oil," government uses violence against persons who refuse to fund its budget and otherwise do its bidding.”

 It’s an appropriate question and I’d like to see a response from the NYT but somehow I have a hunch that won’t happen. I would strongly encourage everyone to write their local paper and ask them that question.
 

 

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House and Senate Republicans on the Democrats' Budget


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, 1:30 PM PERMALINK


Here is today's YouTube video from the Senate GOP on the Democrats' budget proposal. Basically, what you need to know about their proposal is it spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. I recommend you contact your representative and Senators about the budget before it's too late.

I also suggest reading Rep. Paul Ryan's article in the WSJ today about the GOP's alternative budget proposal. He makes it quite apparent what the differences are between the two.

 

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Here's to You Mr. Jefferson


Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, 5:18 PM PERMALINK


Here's a great video capturing the outrage Americans have over the Stimulus Bill, Bailouts, and President Obama's massive budget proposal. If it hasn't already, I'm sure this video will go viral! 

 

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Take Action: Tell Congress to Oppose the Trillion Dollar Pelosi-Obama-Reid Tax Hike


Posted by Adam Radman on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, 4:46 PM PERMALINK


This week, the House and Senate intend to take up the first budget of the Obama administration. Shockingly, this budget contains the largest tax increase in American history- over $1 trillion. It raises taxes on everything from small business employers to energy.

Contact your Representative and Senators now: Americans want real solutions that fix the economy and create jobs not the old “tax and spend” solutions of Liberals in Congress. 

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Take Action: Tell Your Congressman to Oppose the Trillion Dollar Pelosi-Obama Tax Hike


Posted by Adam Radman on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, 3:00 PM PERMALINK


The U.S. House of Representatives is considering the first budget of the Pelosi-Obama era this week. Their “spend and tax” agenda is clearly evident in this budget. It contains the largest tax increase in American history raising taxes by over $1 TRILLION and manages to create TRILLIONS of dollars of new debt.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Williams Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by Adam Radman on Monday, March 9th, 2009, 8:31 PM PERMALINK


Over the weekend, Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams stood before the State Republican Executive Committee of Texas and signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for his U.S. Senate race. You can read more about the event over at Williams for United States Senate.

ATR congratulates Michael Williams for standing up for taxpayers and putting his promise in writing not to raise income taxes on U.S. taxpayers, especially during these difficult economic times.
 
To see ATR’s press release on Williams signing the Pledge, read more below the jump.
 
Michael Williams (R-TX) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
U.S. Senate candidate promises to protect the family budget by signing “No New Tax” Pledge
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commissioner Michael Williams, a Republican running for Texas’ U.S. Senate seat, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
 
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 35 U.S. senators, and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, six Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“American taxpayers need candidates that understand the financial issues facing the U.S. today,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“By signing the Pledge, Michael Williams shows hardworking families that he understands that letting them keep more of their money is not only good for the family budget but good for the economy as well.”
 
“I strongly encourage every candidate for federal and state elective office to sign the Pledge,” Norquist continued.

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Chuck DeVore: First Candidate to Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge in California Senate Race


Posted by Adam Radman on Friday, February 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM PERMALINK


Recently, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore became the first candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge for the U.S. Senate seat in California. Assemblyman DeVore is extremely familiar with the Pledge as he’s a Pledge signer on the state level and chairs the Taxpayer Protection Caucus in the California State Assembly.

The U. S. Senate seat is currently occupied by Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer. Boxer has served as the junior Senator from California since 1993.

To see ATR’s official statement on DeVore signing the Pledge, click “read more.”

 
Chuck DeVore (R-Calif.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Senatorial candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chuck DeVore, a Republican running for the US Senate in California, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
 
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
 
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers ,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
 
“By signing the Pledge, Chuck DeVore demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in California.”
 
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

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