Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rally against Maine waste...

Join The Maine Heritage Policy Center this Thursday, September 24th, along with Citizens Against Government Waste as we release the 2009 Maine Piglet Book, which exposes more than $2,000,000,000 in wasteful state government spending.

We will meet at 8:30am at 12 Church Street in Augusta for coffee and doughnuts and to hand out rally signs.
The press conference begins at 9:30am on the front steps of the Capital Building in Augusta.

What you will find out?

· $82,000 spent by the state on bottled water
· $1,500,000 in Department of Education fraud
· $192,940,000 in state borrowing without voter approval
· and more than $2,000,000,000 in wasteful government spending!

Please join us this Thursday to show your opposition to out-of-control government spending and your support for accountability and transparency in government.

· Meet at 12 Church Street, Augusta at 8:30am
· Press Conference: Capital Building front steps, Augusta at 9:30am

Please Contact Sam Adolphsen with any questions - or 975-6617.

Monday, September 21, 2009

contract from america launched

Contract from America

“We the People” to Assert the Power to Guide Legislative Direction


September 21, 2009

Contact: Ryan Hecker (215.880.2430) or Greg Holloway (512.585.7631)

In an initiative that harkens to the core principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots activists have established a project which will enable the American people to establish legislative priorities for their representatives. This new project, called “Contract from America,” offers the public the opportunity to make specific legislative suggestions in thirteen areas of public policy, ranging from health care to ethics reform, energy and environmental issues.

In true grassroots style, Ryan Hecker, from Houston, Texas, conceptualized and created the Contract from America, and brought it to the Tea Party Patriots. In discussing the project, he spoke of the need for more public involvement in the determination of America’s public policies. “Over the past decades, the majority of ideas and policies have originated in the backrooms of lobbyists and legislators in Washington DC. New legislation has often originated from special interests. These ideas and policies have proven to be tired and ineffective. I know the American people have better ideas for our government. Contract from America is their opportunity.” was launched immediately prior to the Stand up for Liberty! rallies held in Texas and Ohio over the Labor Day Weekend, and was announced to the nation at the 9-12 March on Washington.

As ideas are offered online by grassroots visitors, individuals will be able to vote on ideas or suggest alternatives in each category. Editors selected from among tea party activists from around the country will choose the top three ideas in each policy area. A vote of the people will select the ideas to be presented to elected officials as the choices of the people.

Hecker noted further, “This website provides Americans with the opportunity to offer their innovative solutions to our nation’s pressing problems and to vote and comment on the ideas of others. We believe that the result of this grassroots-generated marketplace of ideas will be a document that not only represents the will of the American people, but promotes unique ideas that will breathe new life and new trust into American government. We will have a Contract From America for which we are all responsible and in which we all feel a sense of ownership.”

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tea Party in Bangor @ 1pm Sat 12th of September

Lois' 2nd Tea Party is in Bangor at 1PM Saturday across from the Post Office. Come on down and show the World how much you "appreciate" everything they are doing to us in Augusta and Washington. And by all means, bring a sign!

Professor Frary will be arriving from the Board Meeting of Maine Taxpayers United in Freeport, after driving there from Farmington at 7AM. He WILL have a sign. There will be a contest for "Who Drove the Most to Get Here" which The Professor fully intends to win.

GOOD NEWS: The People's Veto of the new and improved sales taxes coming to you, courtesy of the Legislature in Augusta at midnight on the last day of the session, HAS SUCCEEDED. The law has been suspended, and a vigorous public debate will now precede the voters decision in June.

NO ONE among the Legislative Leadership expected Charlie Webster to pull this off. Their increasing hysteria about the tax revenues they will lose in this stealth tax increase is almost comical to see. When did you last see the opponents of ANY petition drive actually try to block the tables of petition gatherers? 1.800 signatures were stolen out of a car. Police intervention because of legislator's interfering with petitioners -You name it.

Certain legislators will claim that this bill, while undeniably raising sales taxes on a bewildering array of items and services, MIGHT lower the income tax. The same way LD1 "lowered" real estate taxes, or school consolidation "saved" money, or the state takeover of the jails "lowered" costs. Don't be fooled again - Vote YES in June and Veto the tax increase.

SEE YOU IN BANGOR TOMORROW, 1to 2PM, across from the Post Office!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

9-12 Tea Party: Maine

Event: 9-12 Tea Party
"Rally for Common Sense Government"
What: Protest
Host: Biddeford Taxpayers Union
Start Time: 12 September at 12:00
End Time: 12 September at 14:00
Where: Mechanics Park, Biddeford Maine


To see more details and RSVP, follow
this link.