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Monday, January 28, 2013

DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda #tcot

DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda

By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

DeMintSporting his new hat as the head of the Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message. He said it is time to take matters into their own hands.

Addressing the National Review Institute's "Future of Conservatism" summit, Mr. DeMint said that conservatives must take charge of the way the movement is perceived.

"Conservatives have given the sole distribution rights of our ideas, our beliefs and our values - at least in the political sphere - to the Republican party," the South Carolina Republican said. "We are on the outside looking in hoping they will take some of our ideas and adopt them. It is time to flip that around."

Mr. DeMint said conservatives cannot expect lawmakers to run on their ideas if they represent people who oppose them.


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Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1)

Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1)
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2012

CommonCoreAmerica’s downfall doesn’t begin with the “low-information voter.” It starts with the no-knowledge student.

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. “Progressive” reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed ability grouping of students (tracking) bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques and standard algorithms with fuzzy math, inventive spelling and multicultural claptrap.

Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers — empowered by Washington education bureaucrats and backed by misguided liberal philanthropists led by billionaire Bill Gates — are now presiding over a radical makeover of your children’s school curriculum. It’s being done in the name of federal “Common Core” standards that do anything but raise achievement standards.

Common Core was enabled by Obama’s federal stimulus law and hisDepartment of Education’s “Race to the Top” gimmickry. The administration bribed cash-starved states into adopting unseen instructional standards as a condition of winning billions of dollars in grants. Even states that lost their bids for Race to the Top money were required to commit to a dumbed-down and amorphous curricular “alignment.”

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Friday, January 25, 2013

The Blaze: WOMAN ARRESTED WHILE REFUSING SMART METER INSTALLATION ON HER PROPERTY TELLS US HER STORY #tcot #tlot

 

Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was arrested while refusing to let the utility workers install the controversial device.

“I was protecting my property,” Stahl said in an interview with TheBlaze Thursday afternoon. “I felt my emotion was like a momma bear protecting her babies.”

  Stahl was at a friend’s house when she received the call from her husband that the utility workers had arrived. She was home within 15 minutes and saw they were at a neighbor’s house. Her neighbors were not home, but they had signs stating they did not permit the new meter to be installed.

Read the story on The Blaze...


Download a copy of the letter you can send to FPL to establish legal notice of your refusal to submit to Smart Meter Surveillance. 

If you have the technical knowledge of any method to block the radio signal eminating from these types of devices, please email us at info@m912tc.com so we may share that information with our readers. If the utility claims the right to install the meters, we must insist on our right to privacy and security.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

We haven't seen the last of this corpse.

Glenn Foden

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Imprimis: Man, Sex, God, and Yale

Nathan Harden
Editor, The College Fix

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on September 20, 2012.logo

IN 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr., a graduate of Yale the year before, published his first book, God & Man at Yale. In the preface, he described two ideas that he had brought with him to Yale and that governed his view of the world:

"I had always been taught, and experience had fortified the teachings, that an active faith in God and a rigid adherence to Christian principles are the most powerful influences toward the good life. I also believed, with only a scanty knowledge of economics, that free enterprise and limited government had served this country well and would probably continue to do so in the future."

The body of the book provided evidence that the academic agenda at Yale was openly antagonistic to those two ideas—that Buckley had encountered a teaching and a culture that were hostile to religious faith and that promoted collectivism over free market individualism. Rather than functioning as an open forum for ideas, his book argued, Yale was waging open war upon the faith and principles of its alumni and parents.

Read the entire address at Imprimis...

Download the pdf file...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

NFIB: Five Easy-to-Keep New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cynthia Magnuson, 202-314-2036 or cynthia.magnuson@nfib.orglogo
Washington, D.C., January 11, 2013 -- By now, most people have already broken at least a few of their New Year's resolutions, but the NFIB Small Business Legal Center has come up with a list of five resolutions every small-business owner should keep.
In the next few weeks, small-business owners should:

1. Perform an Insurance Check-Up

It’s a good idea to schedule an insurance physical each year.  If it has been a few years since you’ve reviewed your coverage check in with your agent this year. Your business and industry probably has unique needs and risks. So to get the best available coverage and rates, work with an insurance broker who knows your business and has experience in your industry.

2. Review Your Employee Policies

Although employee handbooks can be really helpful to employers, having a bad employee handbook can hurt you. Your employee handbook shouldn’t describe policies and procedures that you don’t follow. It is not a place to describe your dreams for how your business ought to work. It is a place to describe the reality of how your business actually operates.

This year pull out your handbook or policies, sit down, and read them. Then update, edit, and delete as recommended by your attorney. Finally, distribute the revised handbook to your employees and have them sign a form acknowledging receipt. Keep the form in your personnel files.

3. Check Your Corporate Records

Remember that a corporation is good, but only if you use it properly. Many people pay an attorney up to $1,000 to setup a corporation, then take the corporation's minute book and stick it on a shelf.  A corporation will not shield you from personal liability if you do not follow corporate procedures.  This year make an appointment with your attorney or accountant to review your corporate binder’s contents. Does it contain what you need to prove your business’s corporate status?

4. Institute a Good Document Retention Policy

Have you ever wondered how long you should keep a contract, banking statements and employee records?  Or are you keeping every single bill, tax return, insurance invoice, and even the parking ticket that you received ten years ago? If you answered "yes", you are not alone.  Many business owners are unsure as to how long they should retain business documents and records. A document retention policy that is followed by your employees will benefit your business by promoting efficiency, saving your company valuable computer and physical storage space, and protecting your company in the event of litigation. Given our culture’s penchant for lawsuits, you want to protect yourself and having documents provides good coverage. But you needn’t keep every piece of paper forever. This year commit to weeding out what you don’t need and organizing what you do need. Check with your attorney or tax professional for guidelines on keeping and tossing.

5. Audit Your Form I-9s

The Form I-9 is the form the federal government uses to hold employers accountable for hiring workers legally eligible to work in the United States. The form should be completed on the first day of employment by ALL employees hired since 1986. Yes, the law applies to your sister-in-law and the kid you grew up with if they are employed by your business. This year ensure that you have completed I-9s for all of your employees and that the forms are correctly filled out. Conducting an audit might take some time and effort depending on the number of employees you have, but will save you headaches and possibly penalties should a federal agent knock at your door.

To learn more, visit the NFIB Small Business Legal Center's website at www.NFIB.com/legal.

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NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.


Special Report : Bishop Paprocki and Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Bp. Paprocki has asked us to disseminate his letter concerning same-sex 'marriage' in Illinois and elsewhere.

Click here to read the letter  Click here to go to ChurchMilitant.tv


 


This is one of those "social issues" that is fast becoming national and oppressive. We recommend reading the letter to get an idea how the legislation of same-sex marriage will be effecting your life.

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Are Property Rights Sustainable, Too?

December 03, 2012 by John Anthony

This 7-1/2 minute video is a concise and powerful tool that has already been used to stop the advance of Agenda 21 in communities.

It is short enough that you can include it in a 10 minute interview with a public official and help them see the dangers of the Brundtland Report’s version of sustainable development.


 

 


 The video is hosted by sustainablefreedomlab.com. Please share with your friends and neighbors.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Patriot Post

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Is this what it takes to get people to see what the really urgent issue is? Call your Representative and insist that they refuse to increase the Debt Ceiling.


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Monday, January 14, 2013

Tea Party to Obama: Don’t Hold Our Economy Hostage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cynthia Lucas (772-221-0309 - luckycin@comcast.net)

January 14, 2012

Tea Party to Obama: Don’t Hold Our

Economy Hostage

Deadbeats’ and Junkies Can’t Stop Spending Other People’s Money

(Stuart, FL) – Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, responded to President Obama’s press conference on the debt ceiling.

“Our President rails against not paying our debts as a country, but refuses again and again to take any meaningful steps to reduce our debts—such as cutting spending,” said Cynthia Lucas of the Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee. “It is the President who is holding our economy hostage to his vision of spending more now regardless of the consequences. It is the President whose deadbeat policies handicap our economy and stunt growth. It is the President and his party who pass deadline after deadline without passing a budget so that the American people can review and analyze it.

Every dollar increase in the debt ceiling is another dollar stolen from our children and from young people who aren’t even old enough to vote. We must stop splurging on ourselves and sending our children the bill. Deadbeats and addicts ensure they get their own ‘fix’ and leave their children to waste away. A government addicted to spending cannot long last without overdosing and going bankrupt. We need to stage an intervention to change our government’s spending habits, and we need it now.”

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.

For further information, please contact Cynthia Lucas

of the Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee.

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Forbes: Green Gone Wild #tcot #tlot

EPA: Green Gone Wild

David John Marotta, Contributor

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to vastly expand its power. Last year, the agency paid nearly $700,000 to the National Academy of Sciences to draft the document “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.” This manifesto rationalizes why the EPA has the right to regulate every business, community and ecosystem in the country.

The key to the EPA’s regulatory control is “ sustainability,” an illusive and ill-defined term even more broadly applicable than the interstate commerce clause. According to the EPA’s website, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”

Read the rest on Forbes...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

TCPALM: Vero Beach Council votes to withdraw from Southeast Florida Regional Partnership

By Ed Bierschenk | Jan. 08, 2013

VERO BEACH — The City Council Tuesday joined the County Commission in withdrawing from a long-range regional planning effort covering the southeast Florida region from Indian River County into Monroe County.

The council voted 4-1 to withdraw from being a part of the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership and its Seven50 planning process, which is funded by a $4.25 million federal grant.

Vice Mayor Tracy Carroll was opposed to withdrawing from the process and stressed the need of having the city's voice heard.

The meeting drew one of the largest crowds in years to the Vero Beach City Hall, leaving some people standing in the hallway. A number of those in attendance expressed concern the 50-year planning effort could lead to outside bureaucrats usurping local planning and result in unwanted regulations imposed on the community

Resident Dorothy Frances said the "camel's nose is under our tent" and if the council did not bump it out now, Vero Beach might not be big enough to shove it out later.

Some speakers brought up Agenda 21, a 20-year-old United Nations initiative that references sustainable development and is seen by some as a way to exert control over property rights.

Read the whole post on TCPalm...


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The 113th Congress - off and running #tcot #tlot

NTUF

Most Expensive Bill of the Week

The Bill: H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

Annualized Cost: $10.0 billion ($50.1 billion over five years)Rogers

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY) sponsored the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. The bill would authorize new spending to assist families and individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy, which hit the east coast in late October of last year. Some federal entities would be required to spend funds to provide direct benefits to displaced Americans. For example, the Department of Housing and Urban Development would be authorized to spend up to $3.9 billion for long-term recovery and restoration of infrastructure and housing. Other agencies would be given tax dollars to recover or refurbish their own facilities in light of the hurricane. Some $14.6 million would be allocated for the Federal Aviation Administration for repair and other "consequences."

H.R. 152 would direct seven departments to spend money through 18 individual agencies or entities to fund recovery efforts along the east coast. According to the text, the bill would appropriate "out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated" $60.4 billion over the next ten years. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates this would result in outlays totaling $50.1 billion over the next five years. The remaining amounts would be spent over the succeeding five years.

The legislation includes no offsets for the new spending.

To learn more or discuss this bill visit WashingtonWatch.com.

 

The Least Expensive Bill of the Week

The Bill: H.R. 45, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Annualized Savings: $63.9 billion ($319.5 billion over five years)Bachmann

One of the largest savings proposals sponsored in the last Congress was to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or "Obamacare." This proposal has now been re-introduced in the new Congress in the form of H.R. 45. The health care overhaul bill was introduced in 2009 and signed into law in 2010 after much debate. Most recently, the ACA's individual mandate -- a requirement for all Americans to purchase insurance or face a fine -- was upheld by the Supreme Court.

To learn more or discuss this bill visit WashingtonWatch.com.

Most Friended

The Bill: H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act of 2013

Annualized Savings: $17.5 billion ($87.6 billion over five years)*

Number of Cosponsors: 53 House MembersWoodall

Legislators on both sides of the aisle and taxpayers across the political spectrum see tax reform as a key issue in 2013. Politicians from Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to President Obama have pledged to address the complexity and fairness concerns regarding the current tax system.

How big a problem is America's progressive income tax regime? The Tax Code is now over 73,000 pages long, filled with special rules and exemptions for most industries and special interests. Americans are also now spending 6.38 billion hours to remain compliant under the complex tax system, according to a study by the National Taxpayers Union. The amount of time and resources spent on tax compliance is roughly equivalent to that spent running the top four Fortune 500 companies (Wall-Mart, McDonald's, Target, and Kroger grocery stores) combined each year.

As one possible solution to the ails of the current Tax Code, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) sponsored the Fair Tax Act. Designed to be revenue neutral, the Act would entirely replace the income-based system with a consumption-based system. H.R. 25 would repeal all income-based federal taxes, including income, withholding, dividend, capital gains, and estate taxes, in favor of a 23 percent sales tax on all new goods and services. The revenues would be taken at the point of sale and businesses would send money onto a new collection agency, also established in the bill. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would be abolished.

The new tax would be included in items categorized as necessities by the Department of Treasury, such as bread and milk; however, the bill would authorize payments, known as a "prebate," to households to compensate them for the taxes they pay on these items.

Based on budget information, NTUF found that enacting the Fair Tax Act would result in a net $87.6 billion savings on the federal budget in the first five years. Approximately $77.2 billion would be saved by eliminating refundable tax credits, which are special tax credits that result in budgetary outlays because they are designed to target individuals with little or no income tax liability. An additional $12.1 billion would be saved by completely deauthorizing the IRS in 2016.

H.R. 25 would also result in some new government spending. A new federal agency would be established to administer the prebates. NTUF assumes the cost would be similar to the current Department of the Treasury Tax and Trade Bureau, which was recently funded at $102 million.

Since it is unclear how taxpayers would receive their "prebate," NTUF calculated the cost of mailing each household a check each month, totaling $241 million per year. This represents the maximum cost for distributing the prebates. Debit cards or a direct deposit system could be implemented as potential lower-cost alternatives, but estimates are currently unavailable.

All 53 cosponsors of H.R. 25 are members of the Republican Party.

* This estimate will be updated with more current figures after the FY 2014 Budget becomes available in the spring.

To learn more or discuss this bill visit WashingtonWatch.com.

 


Monday, January 7, 2013

CFP: The War against U.N. Agenda 21 Just Got Hotter #tcot #tlot

- Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh | Sunday, January 6, 2013

A21The war against U.N. Agenda 21 just got hotter in Virginia. Thinking Americans understand now what U.N. Agenda 21 is and are not backing down from fighting the anti-American, anti-prosperity, wealth redistribution scheme of the United Nations against our way of life.

The U.N. has deemed commercial agriculture unsustainable and has used taxpayer dollars and local supervisors to re-zone, re-shape, and prohibit land use for local agriculture or building that is not approved by their bio-diversity plan of limiting human habitation – all in the name of saving the planet.

Our planet does not need saving, Mother Earth is doing fine. The problem lies with progressive humans in positions of power who want to control everything we do while they line their pockets with our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

Unfair regulatory actions against Martha Boneta, a farmer in Fauquier County, Virginia, “violate fundamental rights and unfairly restrict her property rights.” Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge/31st district) plans to strengthen Virginia’s Right to Farm Act and to “protect farmers against future encroachments by local government.”

Read the rest of the story at Canada Free Press...


Dr. Johnson can be reached at: ileana@canadafreepress.com

Socialist Plan To Eliminate Voting Is Discussed At Tampa Bay Public Meeting! #tcot

January 6, 2013FPPlogo

By James Lampe

As our county is being driven into socialism, the socialists and nihilistic opportunists are becoming bolder in their efforts to gain power and control of us. As in any organization, good ideas and productive techniques are shared. The socialists are no different, and are constantly tweaking their techniques to become more efficient. This article exposes one of their techniques (Regionalism) as they try to implement it in the Tampa Bay Area. If implemented, it will change the form of government from democracy to socialism.

To Americans, nothing provides freedom more than a car. It can transport you anyplace you choose, anytime you want. Old or teenage, rich or poor, it is a ready to deliver freedom 24 hours a day, every day.

However, the driving force of socialism is control. Control of the economy, control of healthcare, control of industry, control of energy, and control of the population. Socialists are just plain fastidious about control. But how do you control a free population? One step at a time, starting with their cars.


Read the rest at Florida Political Press...

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Posted by James Lampe

Jim Lampe grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, earned a BS in Environmental Science and worked as a laborer and QA Chemist in a steel mill. He entered the environmental field as a Project Manager in the NJDEP Superfund Program, and his first job was excavating unexploded rocket fuel. He went on to work as a Project Manager in environmental consulting, and as an EH&S Manager for a multi-national Pharmaceutical corporation. While working as EH&S Manager for a Pesticide manufacturer, he earned a BA in Business Management. He has performed over 40 EH&S audits and worked on many Superfund sites.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay #tcot #tlot

The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay

FreedomConnectorBy Joshua Withrow on January 04, 2013 LINK
 
It's like deja vu all over again.  The fiscal cliff bill, H.R. 8, was drafted behind closed doors, and lawmakers were given six minutes to read the 154-page bill before voting on it.  Once again, we apparently had to pass the bill to find out what's in it. (To see how your lawmakers voted, check HERE or check out your lawmakers' scores on FreedomWorks' Congressional Scorecard.)
 
WithrowThe bill is a total mixed bag, with tax hikes and tax credits and tax extenders and a bunch of random, miscellaneous provisions.  Oh, and the farm bill too, a totally unrelated bill that should have been voted on as a stand-alone measure.
 
But more than anything, the so-called "American Taxpayer Relief Act" was full of corporate welfare - targeted tax credits and subsidies for companies and industries whose lobbyists have succeeded in acquiring loopholes for their clients.    According to the CBO, the bill actually spends $330 billion more than it takes in with the tax hikes. Much of this spending is for these special-interest tax loopholes that were scheduled to expire at the end of the year, but which will now be law for at least another year.
 
The Joint Committee on Taxation has broken down the costs of each provision in the bill HERE, but below are some highlights:

Business Tax Extenders(all numbers are ten-year figures)

  • $14.3 billion to subsidize research and development
  • $119 million for companies to hire Native Americans
  • $1.79 billion to promote business investment in low-income communities
  • $331 million for railroads to perform track maintenance
  • $5 million for mining companies to use for rescue training
  • $3.71 billion for "leasehold, restaurant, and retail improvements"
  • $248 million for film production expenses (yep, we're subsidizing Hollywood)
  • $358 million for "domestic production activities in Puerto Rico"
  • $222 million for rum production in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • $62 million for economic development in American Samoa

Energy Tax Extenders: (all numbers are ten-year figures)
 

  • $7 million for plug-in motorcycles
  • $59 million for "cellulosic biofuel" research, including fule from algea
  • $2.18 billion for biodiesel producers
  • $12.1 billion for the wind production tax credit (more on the Wind PTC HERE)
  • $154 million for energy efficient home upgrades
  • $650 million for energy-efficient appliance credits
  • $360 million for alternative fuels

Farm Bill (Direct Spending, 2013 only):

  • $5 billion in direct payments to farmers, most of which goes to subsidize large farm corporations
  • $1 billion in direct price supports for selected crops (wheat, sugar, etc.)
  • $10 million to encourage private land owners to grant public recreational access to their land
  • $25 million for 'organic' agriculture research
  • $100 million to research 'specialty crops'
  • $30 million to help new farmers and ranchers start up
  • $10 million to promote farmers' markets
  • $22 million for organic certification cost-sharing

While corporations and special interests receive billions of dollars of tax relief, this bill allows taxes to increase for 77% of Americans, thanks to the expiring payroll tax holiday.  Because Congress failed to extend the payroll tax cut, an individual who earns $26,000 per year will have over $500 per year in new taxes - that's $20 taken straight from each paycheck.
 
And the bill effectively raised taxes on every American because it failed to account for any significant cuts in spending.  After all, every dollar of deficit spending is a future dollar that someone will have to pay in taxes down the road.

Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons #tcot #tlot



Let's all familiarize ourselves with these points of argument. No hysteria, just facts. Our weapons are the "last line of defense against tyranny."

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