Archive for July 14th, 2009

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Beware the other shoe is about to drop.

If you want to help prevent the march to socialized medicine and nationalized healthcare;
If you want to stop the destruction of our economy by “Cap and Tax”;
If you want to stand up for your constitutional right to defend yourself and your family;
If you want to show your disgust at “stimulus” spending that funnels Billions to left wing organizations like ACORN while unemployment figures go through the roof;
If you want to demand that your representatives stop being Nancy Pelosi clones;

Then come join us as we demand that Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Steve Israel, and Rep. Tim Bishop support the wishes of their constituents.

Bring friends, family and co-workers!

It will be our job to be loud and make it clear that the majority does NOT want our healthcare nationalized, our economy destroyed by massive taxation on manufacturing and electrical use, our families’ constitutional right to self defense taken away, and our hard earned money given to radical left wing groups that subvert our election process.  You can help.

For sign ideas look at the report on our wildly successful protest at Sen. Schumer’s office last week.

Where:  Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s Office, 300 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY – Maplink
When:  Friday, July 17, 2009,  10:00 am

Where:  Sen. Schumer’s Suffolk County Office, 145 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY – Maplink
When:
Friday, July 17, 2009,  12:00 Noon

Where:  Sen. Gillibrand’s Suffolk County Office, 155 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY – Maplink
When:
Friday, July 17, 2009,  1:00 pm

Where:  Rep. Steve Israel’s Office, 150 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY – Maplink
When:
Friday, July 17, 2009,  2:00 pm

Where:  Rep. Tim Bishop’s Office, 3680 Route 112, Coram, NY – Maplink
When:
Friday, July 17, 2009,  3:00 pm

Bring flags, signs and loud voices in opposition to massive government spending programs that will bankrupt our nation.
Please forward this alert to all of your contacts.

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Sarah Palin Kosovo 2

One of our favorite Blue Star Moms, recently returned from a trip to visit Alaskan soldiers in Kosovo, and preparing to launch her singular effort to return the United States to some measure of fiscal sanity, penned an article on the “Cap and Trade” bill that the House of Representatives passed.

There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds, the recovery won’t bring jobs. Our nation’s debt is unsustainable, and the federal government’s reach into the private sector is unprecedented.

Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges. So, at risk of disappointing the chattering class, let me make clear what is foremost on my mind and where my focus will be:

I am deeply concerned about President Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.

American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president’s cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy.

There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn’t lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America’s economy.

Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs.

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.

We must move in a new direction. We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil. Just as important, we have more desire and ability to protect the environment than any foreign nation from which we purchase energy today.

Read the whole thing in today’s Washington Post.

Hat Tip: Instapundit