It is time for a Tea Party Agenda. This is an agenda that we can point to and say if you elect Tea Party Congressmen and Senators, this is what we are going to work on.
This agenda is based on ideas from Tea Party activists across the nation. The idea behind the agenda is simple. We decided that the best course would be to pick out a small number of goals that everyone would agree on. We kept in mind that the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party does not control the leadership, so the parts of the Tea Party Agenda would have to have overwhelming support.
This is a simple agenda that can be passed. That is the idea. This should be an agenda we can take to the American people and ask our Tea Party Senators, Congressmen and candidates to embrace.
It will not solve all of our problems, but it will be a start.
Came across this article; passing it along for everyone's consideration:
A 2012 campaign must-read: The conservative survival guide to Mitt Romney
. . .Now that Romney is the nominee, it’s perfectly understandable – and rational – that conservatives would want to get behind him to defeat the far worse Obama. This work isn’t an attempt to argue otherwise. However, there’s a difference between supporting somebody for pragmatic reasons and deluding oneself into believing that he’s somebody he isn’t. It’s one thing to vote for Romney, but it’s another thing to let people convince you that you have to refrain from criticizing him when he does violence to conservative principles, because of the idea that it will help Obama. . .
. . .Conservatives shouldn’t confuse being the leader of the Republican Party with being the head of the conservative movement. Conservatism, while often allied with the Republican Party, is an entirely separate thing. One is a long intellectual tradition and the other is a political vessel for those seeking power. Conservatives must avoid mixing up the two to prevent the philosophy from being corrupted, or redefined, by whomever happens to be at the helm of the GOP. Furthermore, if Republicans assume that conservatives will enthusiastically support them no matter what, they’re much less likely to govern as conservatives. . .
. . .Whatever the practical reasons for supporting Romney’s election over Obama – and believe me, I understand them – conservatives shouldn’t allow themselves to simply become an extension of the Republican Party. Romney should get conservatives’ support when he earns it, and criticism when he deserves it. . .
. . .Even if conservatives would have preferred a different Republican nominee, there are still plenty of ways for them to advance their ideals by pressuring Romney into behaving more like the conservative for whom they had longed.
i like every thing but the 9-9-9 tax system. This is the dumbest system i have ever heard of.
The average American unknowingly commits 3 federal felonies a day. No one in DC and no candidate has promised to reduce these ridiculous crimes that let any federal bureaucrat or official slap any citizen with a dozen felonies that result in conviction 99% of the time. Those so charged will accept a deal to plead guilty to lesser ones, pay only a few hundred thousand dollars in fines and serve only a few years in jail and lose credibility and reputation by media blasting them as enemies of the nation.
Anybody know of a book that goes into detail about our various prison systems?
Vern: what coalition do you mean?
Judson: valid points. I would like to see DEFUND the entire hellcare bill that for some reason congress just has not gotten to yet.
Tea Party Agenda # 1...Reduce this Company Tax from 35% DOWN TO 17%.Lock this in for 10 to 20 years....BRING THE COMPANIES BACK HOME..
No, lock it down even MORE: 10%. Period. FOREVER.
I'm IN. Let's ROLL with this. What next?
By the way, when my cousin finally stopped his bar stool talk, he came up with this one:
" the very first thing I'd do is require any recipient of welfare or
disability assistance to relinquish their right to vote until they're no
longer receiving the assistance."
WE LOST IN GETTING OUR PRIME CANDIDATE, TO BE THE NOMINEE NEWT IS OUT. and we are stuck with MITT UGH!!!. so plan be is to get an AGENDA TO CONTROL CONGRESS AND THE SENATE TO RESTORE COMMON SENSE TO DC. we get there by supporting all TEA PARTY CANDIDATES. FIRST GET obummer out of office. then get behind our people and push HARD TO GET THEM ELECTED. otherwise we lose everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I like the thrust of these ideas.
1. Being a Californian victim of Enron, I am dubious about an unequivocal alliance with OIL. Prices receded near the end of the Bush administration which should remain the unsurprising memory of another Texan's White House occupancy. Palin is savvy. Hard bargaining in this world market is essential. A pipeline to Houston refineries opens delivery to Europe, not domestic use.
I want Oil. I just don't want to be a glassy-eyed ideologue willing to sacrifice for the sake of our Rockefeller barony run amok.
2. I advocate a similar Tax Law, protected by Amendment. 10% for all. Join with this a 2% net wealth tax.* Both to be scaled down proportionally as the debt is reduced to an ordained level. No deductions, exemptions, or exceptions. All entities, regardless of definition are taxed, to include churches, charitable institutions, trusts, foundations, and sundry legalisms intended to evade taxation. [even my Boy Scouts]
Dispense with discussions of fairness. God's JudeoChristian Tithe (10%) was owed by the richest landowner and the poorest widow alike.
All other forms of taxation are to be rescinded and prohibited for posterity.via the same Amendment. [Any law passed by Congress can be rescinded by Congress - in the Dead of Night.]
Congress has disproved its ability to design and administer an equitable tax program. Instead, it is their weapon wielded to commit Social Engineering and extract Campaign bribes.
*This unspeakable, outrageous tax will encourage dormant wealth to become financially self-sustaining, stimulating profitable investment.
3. I advocate nuclear technologies. GE allowed Japan to ignore certain safeguards in plant construction. GE has some culpability for Japan's Tsunami disaster. Today, this energy technology is vastly superior to its previous generations. Our science did not contemplate soil percolation actually lowering levees in the face of an incoming Tidal Wave.
Ocassionally, Man's enlightenment is eclipsed by its hubris.
Meanwhile nearly 300 hydroelectric dams have been quietly removed, reducing this renewable resource. Northern California's American River has a hydroelectric site poised to cover goldmine tailings and two riverbeds which attract minimal public use. I happen to love this River Fork below Auburn.
Neither of these sources are carbon based. Yet, they are lightning rods for the Sierra Club. This digression is just to propose some common sense in future Energy policy. I trust our Brain Bank will perfect the use of Coal.
4. I favor a Bill of Congressional Constraints to be the companion to the original (citizens') Bill of Rights. Things like Term Limits, and Campaign and Election Reform, aimed to dispel political profiteering, must be tackled soonest to force our government into rational governance.
America was not intended to make Elections its primary industry.
I like those cats too.
You are certainly an upbeat positive person. Beside our angry frustrated brethern, most who post here are upbeat positive persons.
We are in a small minority.
Most of the population operates just above anger, undirected anger.
They rarely make it up to being conservative, satisfied with their lot.
They don't experience exuberence.
When you factor in their real level, not what they have added to themselves socially, most people are between anger and further down, despair.
We, the small minority occasionally bring up people in our social circle, to momentairly experience what we experience. The next day they are again down between anger and despair.
You get this picture! You see it around you all the time.
You say, "Why do you bother me with this hopelessness? What's the solution?"
The solution is: stop trying to get people to exuberence from despair. It doesn't work.
The application: Romney should stop preaching Nirvana, and try to get the people angry about one small point. People can rally around anger.
Peter Sowatskey amazon.com/kindle/greenergreen
ps Don't forget to get absentee ballots for the elderly in your circle come NOV. I hear absentee ballots have been requested by over 90,000 people in Wisconsin. I wonder how far above normal that is?
Peter. May I be blunt? My email circle is not large. Yet, I have proposed this exclusive federal tax plan on innumerable occasions and the response has been nonexistent.
I have my reasons for most of its features, but I can't even generate discussion or derision. Until now, we have bowed to the plans devised by rich men. I had planned to be one of them.
All tax plans came about long after the reliability of Our Founders was lost to us.
Jefferson was bankrupt when he died.
Handily, I consider it to be my patriotic duty too. What do you think of my tax plan covered under #2?
Anyone wanting to critique it but is shy of being published can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. MAX