The Race for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District Gets Two More Pledge Signers!
In the contest to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp, Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District has just landed a pair of pledge signers bringing the total to 3 so far who have put their names on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The two newest signers in the TN-3 race are Attorney Art Rhodes and Entrepreneur Mark DeVol.
Carroll Campbell Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge in SC-01 Contest
Republican Carroll Campbell just made himself a signatory on the ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge. He is running to represent South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, currently held by retiring Congressman and Pledge Signer Henry Brown.
Michigan 'Mikes' become First Pledge Signers in 2010 Gubernatorial Race!
Dave Evans becomes First Pledge Signer in TN-06 2010 Race
Texas 17th Gets Its First Pledge Signer!
Darren Yancy recently became the first candidate in Texas’ 17th Congressional District to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. This Texas district is one of the more Republican districts in the country that is currently represented by a Democrat.
To see ATR’s official release on Darren Yancy signing the Pledge, read below.
Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (122) 785-0266
2010 Spotlight: California CD-47; Loretta Sanchez vs. Van Tran
ATR’s first “2010 Spotlight” focused on New Hampshire, well this time the spotlight takes us all the way to the West coast in what is sure to be an interesting contest that highlights yet another apparent recruiting coup for the NRCC, going up against a solidly popular Democratic incumbent.
California’s 47th district is a seat that has been held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez and in the last five election cycles she has garnered more than 60% of the vote in the district, winning 70% in 2008. Looking at that fact alone, one would assume she’s about as safe as anyone. That thought seems to be lost on many GOP leaders in DC, as they see Sanchez being one of the “best chances for gaining a seat” in 2010.
Obama NOT living up to his promise on taxes... according to most Americans
In a new Rasmussen poll released last week, only 26% of adults believe President Obama has delivered on his promise to cut taxes for 95% of Americans.
- 60% of Americans say tax cuts are good for the economy
- Only 31% of those polled believe stimulus is creating jobs
- Nearly two-thirds of voters prefer government to offer less services/lower taxes
- 77% feel Government Spending is a bigger problem than American unwillingness to pay higher taxes
- Voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of the Economy
What does all of this mean? Well, let’s take into consideration what was said, promised, done, and ultimately where we stand now:
- Candidate Obama talked of increased cuts in spending and making deficits disappear… the reality is that spending cuts have been nearly non-existent and the deficit will continue to grow due to the policies that President Obama has enacted.
- Candidate Obama promised that he would not raise taxes on people earning less than $250,000… the reality is that President Obama broke that promise several days after taking office when he increased taxes on cigarettes.
- The Obama Economic team’s own report estimated that unemployment would hit a ceiling of 8% in 2010 if the so-called “stimulus” bill passed … the reality is that that we are now at 9.4% unemployment and the “stimulus” bill passed months ago.
2010 Spotlight: New Hampshire CD-1, Shea-Porter vs. Guinta
- Voted YES on a $3 Trillion Budget
- Voted YES on an Omnibus Bill that included over 8,000 earmarks
- Voted YES on the $800 Billion “Stimulus” Package
- Voted NO on a resolution calling for an “ethics investigation” regarding earmark practices by multiple members of the US House.
- Yet to sign the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”
- Proposed and passed a tax cut (first of the decade for Manchester) in 2007
- Returned a $3.2 million surplus in budget for FY07
- Made for more efficient city government through “Performance-Based budgeting”
- Signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”
NY Democrat Arcuri to voters: "We won't pay this debt"
New York- As we hit the 100 day-mark of the Obama Presidency, it seems that some members of the President’s party are already questioning the extreme measures that were taken by the Obama Administration in collusion with top Congressional Dems including Speaker Pelosi and Rep. David Obey all under the guise of "fixing the economy."
One such example is that of New York Congressman Michael Arcuri, representing NY-24. The Democrat, who is currently serving his second term, used a town-hall meeting to let his constituents know that a bill with over 1,000 pages that had not been read by a single member voting on it, might not have been the best solution to the country’s economic woes.
The Fight to STOP "Card Check" Goes On
Although Senators from both sides of the aisle including Michael Bennet (D-CO) have decided not to support EFCA (as it is written now), the fight against Card Check is by no means OVER. Today, a pro-labor group released yet another ad that is attempting to convince the Congress to pass this “power grab” for the unions blanketed under the idea of “choice” for the American worker. What is their angle this time? Demonize Wall Street as the cause for all the problems, and somehow make the connection that investors are responsible for taking away the rights of workers.
- Card Check will make it tougher for any employee to make their own decisions
- Card Check has NOTHING to do with alleged Wall Street exploitation
- Card Check has EVERYTHING to do with an attempt at expanding union power
- Card Check is full of harmful measures that will affect workers nationwide
- Card Check is being driven by powerful union lobbies that own the Democratic Party
- Requirement of mandatory government arbitration
- Employers being frozen out of the ability to make staff changes
- New businesses being discouraged from opening operations