US Congress

US Congressional District 19 Candidate Cards

South Florida Tea Party is proud to have sent out Candidate Questionnaires for US Congressional District 19.  The special election will take place on April 13, 2009.  Candidates for congress include Ed Lynch, Curt Price,Joe Budd,Ted Deutch and Ben Graber.  If you are a candidate and not received one, please email everett@southfloridateaparty.org.

US District 19 Special Elections Candidate Questionnaire

Instructions:  Candidates are to fill out our questionnaire and submit them via their “official campaign email address” to Everett@southfloridateaparty.org.   There will be an additional verification after submission.   Any questions on this must be made via email to Everett@southfloridateaparty.org.  All information obtained should be considered public information.   In the case of a candidates failure to complete the “Candidate Questionnaire” public statements and/or voting records may be used to complete the questionnaire for the candidate.

Yes / No questions should be answered by deleting the unwanted response.  An example would be: Are there fifty states in the United States of America?  Yes

All responses need to be emailed no later than: December 14TH 2009 at 5PM.

CANDIDATE’S FULL NAME:

CANDIDATE’S DATE OF BIRTH:

CAMPAIGN’S CONTACT NAME:

CAMPAIGN’S CONTACT PHONE:

CAMPAIGN’S CONTACT EMAIL:

CAMPAIGN’S WEBSITE:

  1. Do you commit to reduce the federal deficit and the size of government? Including:
    • Insisting that future budgets are funded by current-year revenue.
    • Redirecting spending to reduce the deficit in five years.
    • Curtailing the Troubled Asset Relief Program and rolling back unspent stimulus money.
    • Killing the health care reform bill in its current form or repealing it if passed.
    • Calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve to expose TARP recipients.

YES  /  NO

  1. Do you commit to work toward a more equitable tax code? Including:
  • Considering a flat tax, fair tax, value added tax, and other alternatives to the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Removing the perverse incentives of the progressive tax code.
  • Having everyone pay taxes, even if a minimum amount, rather than receiving money as a tax credit?

YES  /  NO

  1. Do you commit to listen to your constituents? Including:
  • Holding frequent public town hall meetings.
  • Replying to constituent queries with more than form letter boilerplate language to the extent feasible.
  • Acknowledging disagreements and adequately explaining controversial votes.

YES  /  NO

  1. Do you commit to work to restore trust in government? Including:
  • Calling for immediate resignation of indicted officials.
  • Calling for members in leadership to step down if credible ethics complaints persist for longer than one month.
  • Opposing government propaganda in all forms, including by the National Education Association or compliant network media.
  • Opposing the use of unelected, unconfirmed czars in White House power positions.
  • Investigating and prosecuting of all organizations involved in voter fraud.

YES  /  NO

Legislation: Please answer YES or NO. Would you have voted for the:

  1. Bailout of banks with the TARP bailout?  Yes / No
  2. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?  Yes / No
  3. Cap-and-Trade Bill?  Yes / No
  4. US House Health Care Reform Bill?  Yes / No

Essay: In 300 words or fewer, describe what you would do if elected to promote a more fiscal responsible government.

Bio: In 300 words or fewer, please provide a bio on yourself.

Video (Optional): In 2 minutes or fewer describe what you would do if elected to promote a more fiscal responsible government.

Tea Party Patriots Vow Protests of Obama

By David A. Patton
Newsmax

A Tea Party Patriots leader tells Newsmax the group will greet President Barack Obama with protest rallies each time he makes a public appearance.

The first protest will be Monday evening at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., where Obama is headlining a Democratic fundraiser.

The grassroots conservative organization has held rallies at previous Obama events to promote its low-tax, small-government agenda. But now it will do so every time the president speaks, according to Everett Wilkinson, a national Tea Party spokesman.

“No matter where the president goes, or where our elected representatives go, whether they be at a fundraiser or any public event, we’re going to be there and we’re going to make our presence known,” Wilkinson tells Newsmax. “We’ll have thousands at some locations, and sometimes, when they try to hide locations from us and do last-minute changes, we may not have as many. But we will have a presence at every single one. They will not be able to keep our voices from being heard.”

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March with us in D.C.!

You’ve joined us at Tea Party gatherings. You’ve participated in our protests against socialized health care. Now, be a part of our biggest, loudest event yet.

The South Florida Tea Party is uniting with other Tea Party groups across the country next month for a march on Washington.

Sept. 12, we’re taking our feet to the street and strolling in front of Capitol Hill to tell our representatives in Congress to stop the spending.

Get your concerns heard with thousands of other frustrated Americans in this historical event. Send your message straight to the source. Let’s get loud!

Here’s the tentative agenda for the trip:

Sept. 10

Morning: Liberty Summit with select congressmen and senators.

Afternoon: Grassroots visits with representatives and senators. To set up an appointment with a congressman or senator, e-mail Andrew Moylan of the National Taxpayers Union at amoylan@ntu.org.

Evening: Free time; enjoy how you wish.

Sept. 11:

9 a.m.: Meet at the Sept. 11 Never Forget Memorial.

Afternoon: Grassroots leadership training and grassroots activism seminars. There may be a separate charge for some of the services provided.

Evening: Enjoy finger foods with the South Florida Tea Party, or attend the FreedomWorks dinner (there is a charge).

Sept. 12:

8 a.m.: Volunteers set up stages.

9:30 a.m.: Line up for the march; locations to be announced.

10:30 a.m.: March begins and ends at the U.S. Capitol Building.

1 p.m.: Protest rally on the U.S. Capitol lawn.

To participate, please register here.

See you in D.C.

What: March on Washington.

When: Sept. 10-12.

Where: Washington, D.C.

For more information: Click here.


Cash From Clunkers Let’s have a $4,500 subsidy for everything.

Americans are streaming back into auto showrooms, and one reason is the “cash for clunkers” subsidy. Democrats are naturally claiming this is a great success, while Republicans are claiming that because the program has run out of clunker cash so quickly, this proves government can’t run the health-care system. How do we elect these people? What the clunker policy really proves is that Americans aren’t stupid and will let some other taxpayer buy them a free lunch if given the chance.

The buying spree is good for the car companies, if only for the short term and for certain car models. It’s good, too, for folks who’ve been sitting on an older car or truck but weren’t sure they had the cash to trade it in for something new. Now they get a taxpayer subsidy of up to $4,500, which on some models can be 25% of the purchase price. It’s hardly surprising that Peter is willing to use a donation from his neighbor Paul, midwifed by Uncle Sugar, to class up his driveway.

On the other hand, this is crackpot economics. The subsidy won’t add to net national wealth, since it merely transfers money to one taxpayer’s pocket from someone else’s, and merely pays that taxpayer to destroy a perfectly serviceable asset in return for something he might have bought anyway. By this logic, everyone should burn the sofa and dining room set and refurnish the homestead every couple of years.

It isn’t clear this will even lead to more auto production over time, since the clunker cash may simply cause buyers to move their purchases forward. GDP will get a fillip in the third and perhaps fourth quarters, which will please the Obama Administration. But the test will be if auto sales hold up next year and into the future once the clunker checks go away. The debate over the subsidy may even have prolonged this year’s auto slump as buyers delayed their purchases waiting for the free lunch.  Read More….

House Democrats plan to unveil health bill Tuesday

By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — House Democrats are planning to unveil details of a health-care overhaul bill on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama ratchets up pressure on Congress to quickly send him legislation to cover nearly 50 million uninsured Americans and make good on one of his chief campaign goals.

“It is our plan to introduce the legislation tomorrow,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday, though she cautioned it won’t be a finished product.

Pelosi’s office said a press conference has been scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Democrats in the House and Senate have been aiming to pass health-care reform bills before their August breaks. Democrats and Obama are attempting to cover the 47 million uninsured Americans, set up a public health insurance option to compete with private insurers and require employers to cover their workers.

Obama discussed health-care reform at the White House on Monday with Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.

The president is pressing Congress hard to finish work on health-care reform, one of his top domestic priorities.

“Don’t bet against us. We are going to make this thing happen,” he said Monday.

But Republicans have vehemently opposed a public insurance plan and Democrats haven’t settled on how to fund an overhaul. One option, floated by Rangel, would fund reform through taxes on wealthy Americans. But that proposal isn’t getting traction with some moderate Democrats in the House and the Senate, and Republicans are slamming it.

“We don’t need to build on taxes here in a recession,” said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., on Tuesday in a CNBC interview.

Read More….

Call these congressmen by July 2 to stop the largest tax bill ever passed by a session of Congress

Call these congressmen by July 2 to stop the largest tax bill ever passed by a session of Congress

HR 2454 (CAP & TRADE BILL PASSES)

RECORDED VOTE 26-Jun-2009 7:17 PM
8 Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade

The following republicans voted FOR the largest tax bill ever passed by a session of Congress:

Mary Bono Mack R (CA)
Mike Castle R (DW)
Mark Steven Kirk R (IL)
Leonard Lance R (NJ)
Frank LoBiondo R (NJ)
John McHugh R (NY)
Dave Reichert R (WA)
Chris Smith R (NJ)

The US House of Representatives stealthily passed Cap & Trade just after 7pm eastern on Friday June 24th. They are counting on us not doing anything because it is a weekend and typical vacation week.

They have underestimated the grassroots movement. We will not go quietly into the night.

OBJECTIVE: The 8 Republicans who voted FOR HR 2454 have 5 days to change their votes. We need for individuals to mobile enormous numbers of grassroot Patriots to barrage them. We must get them to change their votes, and the clock is ticking.

Here is what we are asking you to do. We are asking everyone to email, call and write the “8″. Tell them they will NOT be elected again if they do not change their votes and that this is the reason why our party is doomed for failure in the future. We will work tirelessly to get these “officials” out of office. DRAW YOUR LINE IN THE SAND!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT INFO!!!!!!!!!!

Congressman Lummis voted NO for this legislation. She has been a big opponent of the Cap and Trade bill. Please see the video below where she tried to educate the idiots in D.C.

Lummis Floor Statement on Cap & Trade Tax

Lummis Slams Cap and Trade Proposal

Call US Congress at 202-225-3121!

US Congress

Call US Congress at 202-225-3121!

Tell Them We Can’t Afford Any More Taxes and that you Oppose The Cap-in-Trade, aka Carbon Tax.

This is all you need to say when contacting your Congressman:

Hi my name is _______________from YOUR TOWN AND ZIP CODE.
I am a Tea Party Patriot.

I am calling today to tell Congressman/woman to vote NO on HR 2454
ACES Act. I cannot afford any more taxes. Don’t tax me for the air I breathe and the energy I use.

OR

Hi my name is ___________________ and I’m a Tea Party Patriot, from (YOUR TOWN AND ZIP CODE).

I am calling to ask the Congressman/woman to vote NO on the ACES Act (The Climate Change Bill).

I can not afford an increase in prices in my electricity, gas or consumer
products. This is not a tax on the polluters as President Obama
stated, this IS a tax on every American.

Please forward this information to all of your family, friends, social circle, and email list.  We need to encourage everyone to make these calls.  We cannot be silent on this legislation.  We must act today!

“Find your Representatives” and include this link -https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Emails are linked and faxes are after the name.  We are working developing a database for quicker reference.  Please send an email to info@southfloridateaparty.orgalso if there are any bad numbers or links.

US Senators

http://www.senate.gov/

Sen. Mel Martinez (R) Fax: 202-224-2237

Sen. Bill Nelson (D) Fax: 202-228-2183

US House Representatives

http://www.house.gov/

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-1) Fax: 202-225-3414

Rep. F. Allen Boyd (D-2) Fax: 202-225-5615

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-3) Fax: 202-225-2256

Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-4) Fax: 202-225-2504

Rep. Virginia Brown-Waite (R-5) Fax: 202-226-6559

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-6) Fax: 202-225-3973

Rep. John Mica (R-7) Fax: 202-226-0821

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-8) Fax: 202-225-0999

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-9) Fax: 202-225-4085

Rep. Bill Young (R-10) Fax: 202-225-9764

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-11) Fax: 202-225-5652

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-12) Fax: 202-225-0585

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-13) Fax: 202-226-0828

Rep. Connie Mack (R-14) Fax: 202-225-6820

Rep. Bill Posey (R-15) Fax: 202-225-3516

Rep. Tom Rooney (D-16) Fax: 202-225-3132

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-17) Fax: 202-226-0777

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-18) Fax: 202-225-5620

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-19) Fax: 202-225-5974

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-20) Fax: 202-225-8456

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-21) Fax: 202-225-8576

Rep. Ron Klein (D-22) Fax: 202-225-8398

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-23) Fax: 202-225-1171

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-24) Fax: 202-226-6299

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25) Fax: 202-226-0346

Urgent Action – Cap and Trade VOTE!

Glenn Beck said on radio that CONGRESS IS VOTING ON CAP AND TRADE AND CARD CHECK.

We have confirmed with Senator Martinez and Congressman Rooney’s office that Cap and Trade will be voted on in the HOUSE THIS FRIDAY. No confirmation on card check.

Health care show tonight is a RUSE…..without CAP AND TRADE which raises our taxes considerably; universal health care passage will be weakened because it is unaffordable.  I have read and heard that Healthcare will be funded by some or all of Cap and Trade taxes.

We are being played like a Stradivarius!!!  Our attentions diverted from Cap and Trade to the Health care debate.

We can concentrate on Health Care next week……..

WE NEED TO STOP CAP AND TRADE NOW!

Sample Letter

Dear XXXXX:

I urge you to vote no on the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill.  More accurately referred to as “Cap and Tax,” the Waxman-Markey climate legislation is an enormous energy tax that would deal a severe blow to our already shaky economy.

The positive effects of the bill are negligible, but on the other hand the effects it would have on our economy are devastating.

Independent estimates say that families could pay $3,000 more per year on energy and the entire plan would take $2 trillion from our economy in just over eight years.  Numbers like these come at a real cost, not just in terms of my wallet, but in terms of the many, many jobs this legislation gambles with.

I am asking that you oppose this bad piece of legislation. We need a “Common Sense” approach to the environment and this is not it. This is just another appeasement to the environmental lobby. Changing the name of the Bill to ACES does nothing to change another bill no one will read and the “Unintended Consequences” will be felt by the Taxpayer for years to come. STOP, Calm Down, Slow Down this country cannot afford this legislation unless your intentions are to destroy our economy, our lives and our constitution.

Again I urge you to vote NO on the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Please, please listen to “We The People” who are out here working or living on a retirement and trying to survive.

Thank You