Friday, November 28, 2014

Obamacare- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare

For all those who state that Mr. Gruber should not have been hired as the expert for Obamacare as he has no real world business experience-  Mission accomplished!

Gruber and the Administration got exactly what they wanted, a continual march towards more socialized healthcare.  Are the Republicans willing to do what it takes to turn the ship around?

Please click on the link below for yet another example of how this legislation is hurting everyone and leaving no options but joining the Healthcare Exchanges.

The crushing costs of compliance with the regulatory burdens of Obamacare have already been well documented, especially as they pertain to small businesses. But as small businesses prepare their corporate tax returns next year, many accountants are warning that, based on Department of Labor guidelines issued after the election, countless small businesses are about to be hit with a huge tax penalty that they simply cannot afford.

https://www.redstate.com/2014/11/19/obamacare-bankrupt-whole-bunch-small-businesses/

 

Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave???????????

 

 

 

 

Just Shut Up And Do As We Say!

November 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

Well, well, well, it’s always nice when the truth comes out. Question is, what are you going to do with the truth?

As many may be aware, one of the masterminds behind The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mr. Jonathan Gruber, has had a few videos surface were he brags about deceiving the American public in order to ensure that Obamacare would pass. Any wonder why the main street media has done nothing with the news?

A year ago some of the Gainesville Tea Party leadership had the distinct displeasure of seeing one of his presentation in Tallahassee when the State Legislature was debating providing a State vs Federal Exchange.  Mr. Gruber was debating the great representatives from The Madison Institute who wanted no part of the State participating with the plan. Mr. Gruber could not have been more smug looking down his nose at all the commoners, yes you the taxpayer.  Watching these videos only reemphasizes how the majority of the American public is just used as pawns by the politicians and the pseudo intellectual academics.

So please read the following links and the next post in this email so that you can continue to arm yourself with valid information.

From Breitbart News-

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/11/10/Obamacare-Architect-Says-Lack-of-Transparency-Was-a-Big-Political-Advantage

From Michelle Malkin-

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/11/12/will-jonathan-gruber-return-his-400k-in-fees-to-stupid-voters-now-that-a-third-video-has-surfaced/

 

 

 

VOTE vote VOTE vote VOTE

November 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info

Tuesday November 4th, election day, is almost here and let’s face it, there are TWO main races that will affect your future.

Alachua County Commission district 4 and Governor of Florida. Yes you still need to cast your vote for the small government candidates in all the races but if you look at the polls they should be pretty safe.

Alachua County Commission district 4: The winner of this race will swing the commission one way or the other.

If you have done your research or attended the Gainesville Tea Party Debate you will see that there is a clear distinction between the two candidates. Only one truly believes and has consistently stressed the need for a limited government that should focus on core services and protect all private property and that’s John Martin.

Last week we posted a video by Terry Martin-Back who made some very valid points about the future direction of the county and the election. Click here to watch http://youtu.be/wasHW5zfcMU

Depending on the role YOU believe government should play in the County, your choice is simple.

Florida Governor:  If the wrong person wins this race it will make the high energy prices brought to us by the disastrous Biomass plant look like amateur hour. Yes, Charlie Crist has already stated that global warming is a serious concern and that he will ensure that green energy takes a front seat in Florida. While he’s at it he might as well make carbon credits/Tax a reality. If the State of Florida developed a backbone to NULLIFY disastrous Federal regulations, via the Tenth Amendment, Crist would only stand in the way.

For all our Libertarian friends who are hoping for a Hail Mary for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, go ahead and cuss me out, but the 4% or 5% that he may garner will hurt all of us, the State and YOU if it helps Crist win. You’ve heard our explanation on how to move forward and make a real difference within the two party system so I will not bore everyone with it now.

If you are reading this email you have already or are certainly planning to vote on Tuesday but we NEED MORE.  The two races above are overlooked many times by voters as not important since they are not Federal races. We cannot afford that. Do not hesitate to talk to all your family members, co-workers, church members, friends and ex’s (yes it is that important). No, you are not seeing Tea Party rallies as in the past, but that is in large part due to millions of Tea Party supporters working with Parties, Candidates and Organizations to help turn the Nation, States, Counties and Cities around.

 

 

Not All Good For Dems

October 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Economy, Press Releases

As stated in BizPac Review-

With two years left of Barack Obama, the black communities are facing the Democratic party head on in the face of the upcoming midterms.  Rebel Pundit released a video of  Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward bringing a powerful message to black voters.

A long list of heartfelt grievances about how blacks have been abused by Democrats can be summed up by one of the men, “They force us into a life of welfare. We don’t want no welfare.”

Unfortunately many are upset because they still don’t think they are getting a large enough piece of the pie, but at least it is a start to allow other ideas to be heard.

 

Click for video-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o&feature=youtu.be

The Next Executive Order

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, Hot Topics

As expected, the President will likely use his pen and cellphone after the Nov 4th elections to grant his long awaited Amnesty promise. Many of us in the Gainesville Tea party are all about allowing work visas to almost all comers who have jobs awaiting them BUT that can only work if :

-Get rid of the welfare state

-Ensure that the BORDERS are secure

-IMMIGRATION laws are followed.

Even the progressives may soon see the day that they regret pushing for this agenda.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/10/28/border-patrol-agents-beg-for-publics-help-afraid-of-obamas-order-for-millions-of-blank-work-permits-155267

 

The Militarization of Law Enforfcement

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

I am all in favor of giving our Law Enforcement all the help they need to combat the criminal element but do we really need an Armored vehicle with 24 cops to collect $80,000 from an elderly man?
Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/10/28/armored-vehicle-24-cops-show-up-to-collect-80000-from-elderly-man-155290#ixzz3HXvaYZI2

 

 

 

 

County Elections

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info

Here is a great youtube video sent to us by Terry Martin-Back about  County Elections. Beyond being a great patriot who served his country in the military, Terry is a local Realtor and contractor who continues to serve the community.

As one of the moderators of this side I am using my executive privilege to post this COMMON sense video.

Happy Voting.

Still Making A Difference!

October 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

Maybe the following articles will motivate those so called Conservatives who like to sit home and bitch instead of getting active. That goes all the way from D.C. to your local elections.

First article by ED MORRISSEY-  

These results, from a Sept. 25-30 Gallup poll, demonstrate that despite what appears to be a lower profile this year, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party — about 18% of all national adults — remains a powerful force, given their higher interest in the election and higher motivation to vote. This is not a new phenomenon; Republican Tea Party supporters gave the 2010 midterm elections more thought and were more motivated to vote than other Republicans, although all voters in general were paying more attention that year.

Continue by clicking link-

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/24/gallup-poll-shows-tea-party-supporters-the-most-motivated-to-vote/

 

Here is a second article by Susan Crabtree in the Washington Examiner-

Here are a few words from Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. “All around the country, and in Texas particularly, there’s just a powerful move to get out more liberals than conservatives.  Too many conservatives have stayed home. It should have been clear to them that it would be dangerous for America if they stayed home. We’ve got to turn that around.”

And yes, dangerous it was. Please read the rest of the story-

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tea-party-allies-launch-turnout-effort/article/2555283

 

 

 

 

Ebola and Racism

October 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

You have just got to see this video of Rev Jesse Jackson being interviewed by Ben Swann. No matter what Swann asks, the good Rev shows that reality and logic are irrelevant when it comes to getting a point across.

http://youtu.be/ZgrbkSngEj4

Chance To See Derrick Wilburn!

October 9, 2014 by  
Filed under National Info, Press Releases

If you did not see Derrick Wilburn from the Americans of Color and the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives when he was in Gainesville last year, you’ve got another chance. This time he will be speaking to the Gilchrist County Tea Party and they will also have Congressman Ted Yoho.  Man, they have some pretty good recruiters if you ask me.

GILCHRIST COUNTY TEA PARTY

PRESENTS TWO GREAT SPEAKERS

AT THE TUESDAY

OCTOBER 14, 2014 MEETING

The Gilchrist County Tea Party has scheduled two dynamic speakers for this month’s Tea Party Meetings.

We are proud to bring you a National Conservative Speaker that is lively, funny, and informative.  Derrick Wilburn, from Colorado, has agreed to join us on Tuesday for an evening of conservative enlightenment.

Derrick speaks all over the Country and we are very fortunate to have him join us.  He will talk about how important it is for rural communities to come together and address the many issues that we have in fighting the progressive and liberal movements.  He also will address how we can unite and be more productive in keeping Gilchrist County conservative.

 

Congressman Ted Yoho will also be present to bring us up to date on all the National issues that we now have before Congress and how he plans to address them when it’s time to vote.  Your input is very valuable to him and he really seeks to find out how his constituents feel about the U.S. involvement in Syria, Iran, and how to combat ISIS.  Congress is under tremendous pressure from many different factions, and Congressman Yoho really appreciates your feedback and input.

Don’t miss our next meeting,Tuesday, October 14, at 7 PM.  We meet at the County Commission Chambers, on U.S. Highway 129 and S.E. 1 Avenue Trenton; across the street from the County Courthouse.

 

 

Amendment One

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Environment, State of FL Info

From our friend Dan Peterson at Coalition For Property Rights-

No on Amendment 1-

Protecting water and land resources is worthy and should be embraced by every Floridian. However, Amendment 1 is a special-interest proposal mandating an $18 billion raid on documentary-stamp revenues for the next 20 years. Red flags should fly before anyone concerned for good public policy regarding conservation and the role of government.

The first red flag raised is the bad public policy of inserting a part of our state’s budget into the constitution. Why? It limits the budgeting authority of the Legislature. It is the Legislature’s responsibility to work with the governor to balance the budget annually, meeting the manifold needs of our state. Through the Legislature, all needs (including environmental) are considered, debated, and approved by our elected representatives, not just those of a single special interest.

California, with spending mandates in its constitution, has severely limited its legislature’s control over the state’s budget. Consequently, it flirts with bankruptcy. Florida should reject going down that road.

A second red flag is the fiscal impact additional conservation land will have on meeting local needs. When property is moved from private ownership to government, it is moved off the tax rolls. Less taxable property means less tax revenue to pay for things like education, roads, infrastructure and public safety. Local governments will be forced to choose between cutting spending or raising property taxes and/or fees. The counties in Florida with the most conservation lands are also the counties with the highest property taxes, according to Florida TaxWatch.

A third red flag is the impact on our state budget and economy. Amendment 1 authorizes expenditures to acquire land. More government land means more government employees to oversee that land, more materials and more equipment to maintain that land. Amendment 1 grows government and increases maintenance expenses.

Beyond growing government and its costs, Amendment 1 will negatively affect Florida’s economy. Targets for acquisition include rural and agricultural lands — farms and ranches. One of Florida’s strongest and largest economic engines is agriculture, supporting thousands of jobs and making Florida a key partner in the international-trade market. Approximately one-third of Florida is in agriculture. Farms and ranches contribute to Florida’s economy providing revenue to our state and livelihoods for many Floridians. Removing those lands from production weakens Florida’s economy.

Another red flag is the amount of land already under government ownership and control. Already more than 27 percent of Florida is in conservation. Add other properties for government offices and facilities, and the total climbs to nearly one-third of Florida owned and controlled by government.

The state of Utah, more than half owned by government, is a case worth noting. Its lawmakers can attest to the challenges of budgeting for education when less than half of the land is available for taxation. That, together with too many acres of government-owned land either uncared for or off-limits to citizens, is another road for Florida to avoid.

The fact is private owners are better stewards of land than government. Government should not be handed $18 billion of taxpayer money to acquire and control land.

The American dream embraces the principle of private citizens owning and using property as a protection against the potential tyranny of the state. Increased government ownership threatens that principle with no guarantees of better land stewardship.

“We the people” have elected representative leaders who have pledged to make water and land public policy a priority in the 2015 legislative session. Hopefully, they will honor that pledge.

Our diverse state deserves a comprehensive approach to addressing our future. Being locked into Amendment 1 for the next 20 years with its multiple red flags limits that approach — and that’s bad for Florida.

Dan Peterson is executive director of the Coalition for Property Rights, a nonprofit advocacy movement.

The “Certificate of Need”

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, State of FL Info

We all know that we do not have a free market economy and certainly not in healthcare. For various reasons the demand for healthcare services will grow quickly in the next decade yet there are a group of individuals who have total control on how these needs will be met. No, not just the Feds but your State Legislatures with something called a Certificate Of Need (CON). Anyone wanting to build a hospital or a variety of other health related businesses must ask for permission and it is up to the legislation to give it to them. Sure seems like a comfy set up for a little crony capitalism.

Luckily back in the 1980′s Florida Governor Martinez refused to mandate that Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) needed a Certificate Of Need (much to the anger of hospitals) and as such there are now over 400 ASC’c providing needed services to Floridians. Yet there are still CON’s for other parts of the healthcare industry.

Please click on link for a bit more info and video about the topic-

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary/item/19146-the-certificate-of-need-con

 

 

Great Campaign For Liberty Survey

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Legislative Branch

Please look over this great survey questionnaire that the folks at Campaign For Liberty sent out to all Florida Congressional candidates. Yes, All.

Unfortunately many did not feel the need to respond or were afraid to do so, but Congressman Yoho certainly did, and we applaud his responses.

 

Florida 2014 Federal General Election Candidate Survey Results

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for Federal Office an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.

Survey Questions

1. Will you cosponsor and support efforts for roll call votes on Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill, designed to bring transparency to the Federal Reserve (H.R. 24/S. 209 in the 113th Congress)?

2. Will you support legislation removing capital gains and sales taxes on gold and silver coinage?

3. Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?

4. Will you support ending all foreign aid?

5. Will you oppose any debt limit increase?

 

Click for the link for the rest of the questions and answers by those that responded.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=186

 

Thanks for your answers Congressman Yoho

The 2nd Amendment Sure Is A Problem For Some

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Hot Topics

Yet again a very disturbing trend by a very successful company who is now turning it’s back on the principles and rights that allowed it to prosper and grow. The company, Square, is a credit card merchant business that has revolutionized and made it less expensive for businesses to complete credit card transactions over their smart phones. It has truly made credit card purchases possible  almost anywhere.


But last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.

Click link for the rest of the article from The Daily Signal-

http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/25/gun-shop-owners-longer-hip-square/

Luckily there are now a few other companies offering the same type of technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omni Resorts Are Fine By Me!

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Press Releases

Nice to get a little update on an organization that does not oppose what many of their customers may believe.

By Chris Walker in RedState-       What makes the conservative business traveler sleep soundly? Is it the high thread count sheets? The pillow top mattress? The rewards points accumulating towards that free end-of-the-year get away?

Or is just knowing that the cost of comfort has also bought the peace of mind that comes with the assurance that at least one hotel chain is not sending a piece of the profits towards a cause that a conservative would not normally support at the ballot box?

Click for rest of article-

http://www.redstate.com/diary/2ndvote/2014/10/01/follow-money-omni-hotels/

 

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