Greene vs Starnes for NC House 87 (Caldwell County)

March 30th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses
Greene vs Starnes for NC House 87 (Caldwell County)

From Jordan Greene’s website:

“Yes, we need conservative leadership in Raleigh to work to restore North Carolina’s respect for freedom and the individual. However, we need more than conservatives, we need conservatives who will stand by the constitution and the principles of individual liberty. We need leadership that will work to restore free-market principles to help produce a business friendly environment for job growth in our state, including less spending, no new taxes, no corporate welfare and less business regulations. We need leadership in Raleigh that will stand up for our state’s rights under the tenth amendment to the United States Constitution and work to protect our gun rights from federal encroachment, nullify Obamacare and defend the unborn child’s right to life.”

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From Edgar Starnes’ website:

“I am committed to giving the hard working, taxpaying citizens of this district the conservative leadership they have come to expect and deserve. I have long been interested in the economic and spiritual well being of our citizens and my voting record reflects this concern. … This coming session of the General Assembly will be critical to the people of Caldwell County. My number one priority will be jobs. We must aggressively pursue jobs so people can go back to work. It is imperative that North Carolina adopt an economic growth policy that benefits each of us.”

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Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day Three Summary

March 29th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it.

The Court’s afternoon session focused on whether Congress’s conditions on the states to continue to participate in the Medicaid program were constitutionally coercive. The two sessions were largely distinct but had some overlapping aspects.

Obamacare, Mandates and Regulatory Confusion

March 27th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses
Obamacare, Mandates and Regulatory Confusion

A new finding by the Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey shows a majority of Americans dissatisfied with the health care law being debated in the Supreme Court while simultaneously confused about the role of government in current health care policy.

“About 40 percent [of Americans] thought it wasn’t regulated enough,” explains Reason Polling Director Emily Ekins. When it comes to health care reform, “it’s hard to move forward if people aren’t clear as to what the market currently looks like.”

The Reason-Rupe survey is online here:

http://reason.com/assets/db/13327241811317.pdf

Main Street Fairness Act

March 27th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses
Main Street Fairness Act

State officials have spent the last 15 years attempting to devise a regime so they can force out-of-state vendors to collect sales taxes, but the Supreme Court has ruled that such a cartel is not permissible without congressional approval. Congress is currently considering the Main Street Fairness Act, a bill that would authorize a multistate tax compact and force many Internet retailers to collect sales taxes for the first time. Is this sensible? Are there alternative ways to address tax “fairness” concerns in this context?

Adam Thierer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day One

March 26th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Rare is the occasion when the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather to hear three days of arguments, and rarer still is when it is for a case like Obamacare — one that cuts to the core of the Constitution and whose outcome could fundamentally alter the role of the federal government and its power over the people. But today the Court will do just that when it open its doors and begins weighing the arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s seminal health care law.

Senator John Barrasso (WY) On the Fight Against Obamacare

March 26th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare.

Ryan gives Local High School Students a Sneak Preview into the GOP budget

March 26th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses
Ryan gives Local High School Students a Sneak Preview into the GOP budget

Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan provided students from Janesville’s Craig and Parker High Schools a sneak preview of the Path to Prosperity, the Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal for the federal government.

Would you give up fishing for the year in exchange for a $500 check?

March 9th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Would you give up fishing for the year in exchange for a $500 check? That’s what the federal government is offering right now to anglers in Massachusetts.

The Division of Marine Fisheries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are conducting an experimental survey in which they will offer the Massachusetts anglers between $15 to $500 to turn in their saltwater fishing licenses. Other registered fishermen and women will be hit with mailings, asking them how much money it would take to get them to quit fishing for the year.

The point of the $145,000 survey is to measure just how valuable recreational saltwater fishing is to the state’s residents. The data will be used for allocating future fish stocks and limitations in the recreational and commercial markets, as well as to measure the value of any potential loss to anglers, should something like a natural disaster put a stop to recreational fishing.

Although most anglers are skeptical and even offended by the program, any who want to volunteer will not be accepted. The reason is because people who are just seeking a payday would skew the results of the survey. Another reason is to protect husbands, after one woman tried to turn in her man’s fishing license so that she could make a little cash and force him to quit fishing at the same time.

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Video: CNN embarrasses itself; Breitbart’s tapes

March 8th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses
Video: CNN embarrasses itself; Breitbart’s tapes

Some missed the airing of the Breitbart tapes concerning Obama and his college days last night on Hannity. I watched it, and then come across this video from CNN this morning. IF you missed it last night (or even if you watched Hannity), this video explains more about the tapes, and CNN in one punch than what Hannaity covered last night, in my opinion.

The irony in the panel and O’Brien implying Breitbart / Pollack as racist and “afraid of black people”-

I believe we all can agree that those who are willing to so quickly use the “race card”, will do so completely ignorant of the facts in front of their face!

James Mathis, NC House 49th District

March 8th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives One Response
James Mathis, NC House 49th District

James Mathis, an Independent from Waxhaw, is planning on becoming a Write-in candidate in June for NC District 49 (Wake County area). He will be the youngest candidate in the field at 21. Two areas James mentions on his facebook page as problematic is wasteful spending and the gas tax. Learn more about James on his website.