Obama talks about making government more efficient.

December 22nd, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

This is a hoot! Mr. Obama talks about how he wants to reign in fiscal irresponsibility and making our government more effective and efficient for the US people. All this while he is the one holding the reigns and making a mess spending money he does not have or make. He is showing his true elitist colors… do as I say not as I do.

Is this administration a joke, or are we all reading this man wrong?

6 Figure Federal Jobs

December 22nd, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.

Federal Jobs

Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector. Click here for more on this revolting story.

The Senate is pushing for a vote by this Friday

December 16th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 3 Responses

The only thing that stands between Government Run Health Care and and starting over with a bill that makes sense is the American People.

Soon to be Ex-Senator Harry Reid

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is threatening the moderate Democrats with the idea that they will be there during Christmas Eve or Christmas Day working unless they accept the deal to get the vote on the Health Care Reform Bill by this Friday. The majority of the USA does not want this bill so he is flipping us all the finger and going to try to shove this through anyway.

And the White House is threatening Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson with closing Offutt Air Force Base. Read the story here.

It is time to step up the phone calls to our Senators again Thursday and Friday (17th and 18th).

Kay Hagan Burr
Kay Hagan in DC
Phone: 202-224-6342
Fax: 202-228-2563

Kay Hagan in Greensboro
Phone: 336-333-5311
Fax: 336-333-5331

Richard Burr in DC
Phone: 202-224-3154
Fax: 202-228-2981

Richard Burr in Winston-Salem
Phone: 336-631-5125
Fax: 336-725-4493

Code Red Rally today at 1:30pm in DC

December 15th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 8 Responses

codered

Videos from the Rally Today:


From the AFP.com website:

Thousands Attend the Code Red Rally as Senate Approaches Health Care Vote

Today over 5,000 freedom fighters concerned about the Washington take over of health care took time away from family and work to make their voices heard at the Code Red Rally at the Capitol in Washington, DC. With the Senate closing in on a final health care vote thousands of grassroots Americans sent a message to their Senators telling them “Hands off my health care!”

Code Red Rally 1

We heard from great speakers like Senator Tom Coburn M.D., Senator Jim DeMint, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Laura Ingraham, and many other representatives who gave us an update on the health care bill and what a health care takeover will mean for average Americans.

Code Red Rally 2

After the rally thousands of activists poured into the Senate office buildings to tell their Senators to vote NO on a government takeover of health care. You can be sure those Senators will remember these folks before they vote.

Code Red Rally 3

From Michelle Malkin:

With Demcare now in critical condition, Tea Party activists are turning up the heat today in Washington for the Code Red Rally on Capitol Hill. Laura Ingraham is hosting. Speakers include Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Okla.) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Folks are traveling from across the country to be there.

If you are in the D.C. area today, join them at 1:30 pm, Upper Senate Park, on Constitution Ave. between New Jersey and Delaware St. NE.

More info here and here.

This Healthcare Bill is NOT for Certain!

December 14th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 2 Responses
Please, everyone, call Senators Burr and Hagan and tell them DO NOT VOTE for this Healthcare Bill! This could be the BIGGEST TAX on Middle Income earners ever!
Kay Hagan Burr
Kay Hagan in DC
Phone: 202-224-6342
Fax: 202-228-2563

Kay Hagan in Greensboro
Phone: 336-333-5311
Fax: 336-333-5331

Richard Burr in DC
Phone: 202-224-3154
Fax: 202-228-2981

Richard Burr in Winston-Salem
Phone: 336-631-5125
Fax: 336-725-4493

Senate Forecast, 11/23: GOP still nets four, but it could get much worse

December 10th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Current 2010 Senate Outlook: Net Republican Gain of 4 Seats

US Senate Old Picture

Previous forecast, 11/17: Republican net gain of four seats

New polls: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri

Rankings change: As Rubio gains in the Republican primary and as Meek gains on Rubio in the general election, Florida moves ahead of North Carolina and Louisiana.

Commentary: It is worth noting that while the Senate forecast has been stuck on a Republican net gain of four for the entire month of November, it seems more likely that the situation will get worse for Democrats, rather than better.  The are two main reasons for this.

First, Democratic-held seats in New York and Wisconsin are currently uncompetitive, but would become lean-Republican if the GOP scored top recruits.  This is because Russ Feingold slightly trails Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, and Kirsten Gillibrand signifcantly trails Rudy Giuliani.

Second, as the economy continues to tank, there could be an across the board shift toward Republicans in these seats.

The combination of these two factors makes a ten-seat Republican pickup possible.  If Republicans sweep of the races on the Senate chart, plus New York and Wisconsin, the Senate will be 50-50 for 2011-2012.  And that is assuming no of the Conservadems switches parties (cough, Lieberman, cough), thereby throwing Senate control to Republicans outright.

Bad times for Democrats electorally.  The entire forecast can be found in the extended entry.

Read the full article here.

House extends estate tax – a blow to Bush-era plan to abolish it

December 10th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives One Response

The House voted Thursday to extend the current estate tax indefinitely, which would otherwise have expired at the end of the year. It makes this year’s rates permanent – 45 percent tax rate for estates over $3.5 million for individuals and $7 million for couples

Liberal HeadThe vote marks the first skirmish over Bush-era tax cuts, which are all set to expire in 2010, though it brings only a degree of clarity to a complicated issue.

In order to avoid an expiration of the tax, the Senate must also vote before Dec. 31. But that is unlikely with the Senate tied up with healthcare reform. A likely option is a temporary extension of the current law that would tide the Senate over until it can take up the issue more fully.

Otherwise, if Congress takes no action, the estate tax would end on Dec. 31, then spring back in 2011 at a higher rate – 55 percent – for estates of more than $1 million. That means that a $5 million taxable estate would have a liability of $675,000 in 2009, $0 in 2010, and $2 million in 2011, according to Deloitte Tax in Washington.

Most Republicans and antitax groups backed this Bush-era strategy because they felt certain Congress would not allow the higher rate to kick in in 2011, and would instead vote next year to make the expiration of the estate tax permanent.

“The history of the Bush tax cuts is that it’s very difficult to reinstitute any of these cuts once you get it in the public mindset that these tax cuts are meant to be permanent,” says Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a fiscal watchdog group.

Financial clarity or a ‘death tax’?

House Democrats on Thursday called the vote a move for clarity, fiscal discipline, and fundamental fairness.

“Without the estate tax, you will have an aristocracy for the wealthy,” said Rep. Jared Polis (D) of Colorado during the debate. “America is and should be a meritocracy.”

Republicans, who opposed the bill unanimously, said that reviving the “death tax” was a job killer that would run down family farms and small businesses.

“The truth of the matter is we wouldn’t be here today if President Clinton hadn’t vetoed full repeal of the death tax,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R) of Texas.

The vote, 225 to 200, was a tough call on both sides of the aisle. Twenty-six Democrats, on the left and right end of the caucus, joined the GOP minority in opposition. But interest groups opposing the estate tax were split, too. Some worried what would happen if Congress did not vote to abolish the estate tax permanently in 2010. This bill represented an acceptable hedge for some.

Who is affected

One of the first moves of the Bush presidency was to phase out the estate tax. Since 2001, the amount of an estate’s value that is exempt from the tax has risen from $675,000 to $3.5 million.

The result is that now, “the estate tax only affects a very small sliver of society,” says Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The number of estates that pay any tax at all has shrunk from 1 in 50 to 1 in 500.

But critics say that those statistics obscure the cost to family businesses in trying to avoid the tax.

“It’s not just family farms,” says Chris Edwards, tax director at the CATO Institute. There are small businesses that have quite large inventories, such as car dealerships, also caught up in the tax.

“It’s the worst tax in terms of the amount of money the government collects versus the paperwork burden it creates for families to hire expensive tax lawyers to do all the paper work to try to avoid it,” he adds.

The Senate might well have its own ideas on the tax whenever it takes up the issue. Sen. Max Baucus (D) of Montana, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, proposes indexing the new estate tax for inflation.

“There is strong support for an even weaker estate tax on the Senate side,” says Mr. Bixby of the Concord Coalition. “It’s ironic that you are locking in a tax cut for the very wealthiest people at a time when the government is searching for revenues.”

Get more information about the estate tax here, courtesy of one of our members.

US Government – No Experience Necessary

December 8th, 2009 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

The majority of our elected officials have little or no experience working in the private sector, and a sickening amount of those have never run their own business, but they are running the country? Worse yet, a lot of these people feel they know better on how to create jobs. Approximately 6% of our elected officials have ever run their own business so how would they know the first thing about running the USA? Our own Labor Secretary has never even run a company, nor has the majority of her “experience” come from the private sector. All these people know how to do is work in academia and government. It is no wonder we are in the mess that we find ourselves, our leaders are private sector freshman learning on the job but without a ramifications if they screw up. Listen to this clip:

Her husband had tax problems as well, it is old news but is worth repeating:

WASHINGTON — The confirmation of another Cabinet member stalled Thursday because of unpaid taxes after USA TODAY disclosed that the husband of Labor secretary nominee Hilda Solis paid about $6,400 this week to settle numerous tax liens against his business dating to 1993.

Solis and her husband, Sam Sayyad, were unaware of liens against his auto repair shop until USA TODAY asked about them Tuesday, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday. Vietor said Sayyad went to the Los Angeles County tax office and paid what he was told he owed — about $6,400 — to settle outstanding liens.

This administration is FULL is cheats, crooks, communists and power hungry little people. And we pay them to do all they are doing to us with our money while we sit back and complain. You know this already folks but I will remind you, without us working and paying taxes these people would literally crumble before our very eyes. We have to start using the ultimate power we have over them, our money, to stop them dead in their tracks. Without us paying our taxes this government would fail, and quickly… think about this.