Tuesday, May 31, 2011

They're at it again! Dems are using a page from the Gephart playbook to demonize GOP Medicare plan.

Posted by Arthur Bruce Robertson on May 31, 2011

I first became aware of the cunning manner in which facts are distorted for political purposes back in the 1994 election cycle. Then Missouri Democratic Congressman Dick Gephart demonstrated a mastery for twisting the truth by mis-characterizing it altogether. When Newt Gingrich introduced his "Contract with America" concept for the GOP platform that year, Gephart craftily destroyed what could have been one of the best programs to improve America ever conceived. I found myself frustrated and enraged at the lies and mis-characterizations Gephart kept pounding to defeat Newt's excellent ideas.

I was further dismayed at the seeming lack of active 'defense' offfered by other Republicans, who should have stepped forward to defend against Gephart's oft-repeated lies. I was also amazed at the lack of accountability required by the 'media'. It seemed that regardless of the outrageous claims made by Gephart, no one in the media challenged him to back them up with fact or example. Watching all this political gamesmanship play out is what actually caused me to start paying attention to politics and government generally. The effectiveness of lying, fear mongering, and demogogery proved too much for Newt's Contract With America, especially given that virtually no one was making any effort to defend it or clearify its intentions and benefits.

Today, I am watching history repeat itself, as the Republican plan for an intelligent and necessary re-structuring of Medicare is being assaulted with lies, fear mongering, and demogogery just like the Contract With America was seventeen years ago. Congressman Paul Ryan has stepped forward to boldly address the crisis which looming bankruptcy of Medicare poses. He has offered a simple and effective solution to assure future generations of retiring Americans that healthcare will be available to them when those who are now 55 reach 65 in 2022.

The plan involves ending the fee for service arrangement of today, which has been proven to be horrendously inefficient and fraught with waste and fraud. In its place, the government would simply provide the money for seniors to purchase health insurance in the open market. This plan would utilize the competitive forces at work between the various insurance companies to create a better product at a lower cost. By moving seniors into the private market for their healthcare, the climate for waste, fraud and abuse would be eliminated, while giving Seniors more choices. A much better way of handling the healthcare needs of retiring Americans, while saving taxpayers billions. With the budget deficit and National debt under discussion, Ryan's plan, endorsed by most Republican members of Congress, offers one giant step toward fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget. A good thing for America, right? Of course it is, but the wicked Democrats can't stand it.

No, they must seize the opportunity to politicize Ryan's plan, painting it as 'doomsday' for Seniors and for one purpose: If they can scare Seniors and others approaching retirement into believing the Ryan plan is not in their best interest they hope to turn them against not only the plan, but against Republicans generally, and secure them as Democratic voters in 2012. By lies and mis-characterizations Democrats hope to frighten voters into believing Republicans are scoundrels and Democrats deserve their support. Even though Democrats have not offered any solutions of their own, other than "Obamacare", they want to destroy the Ryan plan before it gets traction in the Congress or with the public at large. Regardless of its merits, they would use lies and scare tactics to defeat it, simply to convince more voters to vote Democratic in 2012. That is not only dirty, it is patently unpatriotic!

Terms like, "kill Medicare", "destroy Medicare as we know it", "hand Seniors over to the evil Insurance industry", "deny Seniors that which they've spent their whole lives building" and other such gross misrepresentations are already having their effect on uninformed and gullible Seniors. Witness a recent State election in which the Democrat won in a formerly very Republican stronghold. If Republicans nationwide don't take action to properly define and frame the Ryan plan for Seniors, I fear for its success. If Democrats succeed with their scare tactics, based on lies and mis-representations, we may once again witness the counter-productive results of the Gephart stategy. Dems will do their best to make the 2012 election a referendum on Ryan's plan to reduce Federal spending, balance the budget and save Medicare from bankruptcy. And they will be using the Gephart playbook all the way to election day.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Why Construction!

Since I have started speaking and writing on the topic of restoring our Republics, I have been finding that people are not seeing the significance in seeking adjudication upon the unconstitutionality of the Reconstruction Acts, and what exactly a success in this arena means. Nor are people grasping the concept and importance of participating in lawful government. Simply put: If the Reconstruction Acts were a good, a Constitutionally acceptable thing, then let them be declared so by a court of law, once and for all. It has never been done, and has been artfully and illegally avoided by all levels of government for 143 years! I do not believe that they are Constitutional, therefore, I am pursuing and participating in the Constitutional government of the 12th State of North-Carolina that was established in 1776, not the 39th Federal State of North Carolina that was unconstitutionally created through the Reconstruction Acts.

Again and again, people are shocked about the truth of what happened, they are intrigued or made indignant by the history that has been hidden from them; they struggle with the realization that they have believed a lie, but they fail to realize the significance and power that will be restored to “We the People” when these Acts are overturned.

I know that people are missing this because they are continuing to waste their time and energy upon governmental issues that have absolutely no force or effect in law. My meaning is not that the unconstitutional actions taken by the governments (local, state, federal) have no affect upon people’s lives – the ‘People’ are suffering under the burden of them. However, most believe there is only so much that we can do and our avenues for remedy are limited or non-existent. They are trapped in the endless cycle of 2 more years, 4 more years, 2 more years, 4 more years (or don’t participate at all) and tell each other, “Next election we will get the ‘right people’ in office to cure these problems…’they’ will fix what has been broken”.

The issue with believing that ‘something is broken’ and we just need to ‘fix’ it, is that no subsequent action taken after an unconstitutional act or fraud is in place can be cured. Nothing can be done besides redress and recession(check out the actual definition of this word). Meaning this: when an unconstitutional act is in place there is nothing that can be done, no one you can elect, no passage of time, and no amount of ignorant obeisance by the people that will make the act, or the actions based upon it, constitutional. It makes no difference how many people are willing to participate in it, it makes no difference that it is popularly supported. Thomas McIntyre Cooley’s book A treatise on the constitutional limitations which rest upon the legislative… goes into detail and explanation of this fundamental principle of jurisprudence.

In my post, A Question of Intent, the idea of overturning every Supreme Court decision made over the last one hundred (100) years (that has had a negative impact upon the original intent of the Constitution) can be accomplished in the overturning of this single Congressional Act. Patriot Act: gone, National Health Care: gone, NAFTA: gone, U.N. Agenda 21: gone, et.al… By the Reconstruction Acts being declared unconstitutional we can truly begin the process of restoring what was lost – a constitutional Union, constitutional state republics, a federal government bound, once again, in the chains of the Constitution for the United States of America (emphasis mine). Each state will, once again, have what was always intended: self-determination. The federal government will be confined to its enumerated powers.

We must comprehend the importance of participating in lawful government. The de jure has been re-established in the State of North-Carolina. There are thousands of public offices to be filled, for example: Wardens of the Poor, Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Rangers, the Militia rank and file, etc… These offices no longer exist under the de facto government, or are so fundamentally changed, that they no longer serve their intended purpose. There are de facto laws on the books that are constitutional, that are useful and applicable to our post-modern world. There are de jure laws that have not been touched or changed in 143 years and need to be brought up to date.

All of this must be done. A daunting task? Yes. But it can be done; it must be done if we truly and honestly desire freedom and liberty; if we truly desire to see the insanity stop.

Nationalized citizenship is void as an operation of law and every office and position held or created, by or through this nonexistent citizenship, is as if it never existed. How can something that does not exist in law, bring about lawful change? It cannot.

There are men and women who are holding these de facto offices that would, and could, help and aid this transition: Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Glen Bradley, and others who are constitutionally-minded men and women. However, they are still holding non-existent offices, held by an unconstitutional body politic; national citizenship (Federalist Papers #39 expounds upon this concept).

I have most likely raised even more questions in your minds, but this is good! When you walk away from reading this, and contemplate the questions that have formed, remember this: With the Reconstruction Acts declared void, every other act that followed it, and was built upon it, is as if it never existed! Clean slate, Constitution restored.

Isaac Hutchison
Original Post: http://restoreourrepublics.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-reconstruction.html

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sun Journal Letter to the Editor by CCTA Vice Chairman, Nancy Murdoch

Tighten immigration
May 26, 2011

Illegal immigration is currently a big news item, and most people are aware of the problems we are facing from our southern border. Even though the current administration would like us to believe the border is secure, facts show an entirely different story. Recently, Obama stated the fence is “mostly complete,” however with a 2,000-mile southern border and only 350 actual miles of fence, that seems less than “mostly complete.” How secure would Obama feel if the fence around the White House was “mostly complete?”

Legal immigration, however, is rarely discussed but is quickly becoming a major problem for the U.S. Currently we are experiencing the biggest population explosion ever. The 1991-2010 growth was 40 percent higher than the 1951-1970 baby boom, according to NumbersUSA. With the current state of economy this is not good news.

A disturbing aspect that is unbeknownst to most is the visa lottery. Annually 50,000 are chosen by lottery with virtually no limitations, including health, country of origin, or financial status to receive a green card, allowing them most of the benefits of an American citizen, including the right to work or receive welfare. If chosen by the lottery, the winner may bring his wife and any underage children, and are given an airplane ticket to get here, all courtesy of the American taxpayer.

This influx of this massive number has a huge impact on our environment as we lose forests and farmlands to provide housing and resources for these immigrants. Our water supply and the quality of water in the rivers and streams are compromised. When 57 percent of foreign born families with children receive some sort of welfare, taxpayers and the national debt are hugely impacted. Open immigration and a welfare state cannot coexist. Additionally education and health care systems are inadequate to serve these numbers.

As unfair as it may seem to some, the United States cannot sustain a decent life for the whole world. We are importing poverty at an alarming rate at a time when we can least afford it. Politicians often pander to certain ethnic groups for political expediency at the expense of the citizens. We must insist that our elected servants begin to act wisely in regard to immigration. Urge them to end the visa lottery, lower the number of legal immigrants from the present 1 million mark to the previous 250,000 level per year, secure our borders, and enforce our laws. Our sovereignty and future depend on it.

Nancy Murdoch, CCTA Vice Chairman
Havelock, NC


Friday, May 27, 2011

Stand together in prayer with your fellow North Carolinians--Raleigh, NC on June 20, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

This historic event will unite North Carolinians for the purpose of:
• Supporting the formation of the North Carolina Legislative Prayer Caucus, a bi-partisan group of state legislators united to defend America’s right to trust in God
• Signing the North Carolina Call to Prayer Proclamation
• Re-affirmation of our national motto – In God We Trust

Questions? Want to volunteer?  Email: info@CallToPrayerNorthCarolina.com

Stand together in prayer with your fellow North Carolinians and add your name to the historic ‘Call to Prayer’ Proclamation!

Location:  State Capitol, South Lawn, Raleigh, North Carolina
Time:  5:00 – 6:00 pm


Mediscare: The Surprising Truth

Republicans are being portrayed as Medicare Grinches, but ObamaCare already has seniors' health care slated for draconian cuts.

The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed that the health-reform bill it passed last year improved Medicare's finances. Although you'd never know it from the current state of the Medicare debate—with the Republicans being portrayed as the Medicare Grinches—the claim is true only because ObamaCare explicitly commits to cutting health-care spending for the elderly and the disabled in future years.

Yet almost no one familiar with the numbers thinks that the planned brute-force cuts in Medicare spending are politically feasible. Last August, the Office of the Medicare Actuary predicted that Medicare will be paying doctors less than what Medicaid pays by the end of this decade and, by then, one in seven hospitals will have to leave the Medicare system.

READ MORE:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576345732775990392.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Looking for Medicare solutions, not politics as usual

The Miami Herald
Sen. Marco Rubio – Op-Ed
May 26, 2011


For me, Medicare is not a political talking point. My parents immigrated to the United States in the late 1950s. They worked hard for over 40 years to provide their children the chance to do all the things they themselves could not. But they never made much money.

As a result, they retired with precious little in savings. Medicare was and is the only way they could access healthcare.

When my father got sick, Medicare paid for his numerous hospital stays. And as he reached the end of life, Medicare allowed him to die with dignity by paying for his hospice care.

Like most 80-year-olds, my mother has several age-related ailments. Without the access to quality healthcare that Medicare pays for, I cannot imagine what life would be like for her.

America needs Medicare. We need it to continue without any benefit reductions for those like my mother currently in the system. And we need it to survive for my generation and my children’s generation.

But Medicare is going bankrupt. Anyone who says it is not is simply lying. And anyone who is in favor of doing nothing to deal with this fact is in favor of bankrupting it. Medicare will go broke in as little as nine years. No one likes this news, but it is the undeniable truth. And the sooner we begin to deal with it, the better off we are all going to be.

My goals are simple. First, I will not support any plan that changes Medicare for people like my mother who are currently on the plan. We cannot ask seniors to go out and get a job to pay for their healthcare.

Second, any solution must solve the problem. We need to save Medicare, not simply delay its bankruptcy.

And third, any solution cannot hurt economic growth. At a time of high unemployment, Americans cannot afford to pay more taxes.

I will support any serious plan that accomplishes these three things. It does not matter to me if it comes from a Democrat or a Republican. Saving Medicare is more important than partisan politics.

Rep. Paul Ryan has offered a plan that would make no changes whatsoever for anyone age 55 and older. I support it because, right now, it is the only plan out there that helps save Medicare. Democrats oppose it. Fine. But, if they have a better way to save Medicare, what are they waiting for to show us? What is their plan to save Medicare?

Either show us how Medicare survives without any changes or show us what changes you propose we make. Anyone who supports doing nothing is a supporter of bankrupting Medicare.

Where is the House Democrat plan to save Medicare?

Where is the Senate Democrat plan to save Medicare?

Where is President Obama’s plan to save Medicare?

They have no plan to save it, and they do not plan to offer one. They have decided that winning their next election is more important than saving Medicare for my mother and retirees like her.

I have been in the Senate just long enough to be disgusted by the reality that Washington has too many people who think their personal political careers are more important than our country’s future.

Maybe the Democrats’ strategy to use Medicare as a political weapon will work. Maybe not offering their own plan to save Medicare will help them win seats in Congress and re-elect President Barack Obama. Maybe it is great for the Democratic Party. But it is terrible for people like my mother, and it is terrible for America.

Medicare is going bankrupt. If something does not happen soon, in just a few years whoever is in charge in Washington will have to go to people like my mother and tell them we can no longer afford to continue providing her with the same Medicare she is used to.

We have always had intense partisan politics in America. But throughout our history, on issues of generational importance, our leaders have agreed to put aside politics for the sake of our country. Shouldn’t saving Medicare be that kind of issue?

I am ready to work with anyone in Washington who is serious about saving Medicare. I am open to any serious solutions they have.

We are running out of time to save Medicare for our parents and secure it for our children. If we fail, history will never forgive us.

SOURCE:  http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A3964704&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

Obama’s ineligibility: The U.S. government must be purged

Obama’s ineligibility: The U.S. government must be purged

The present government of the United States is largely a blend of corruption and mismanagement. It no longer responds to or is trusted by a growing number of Americans.
Not being a natural born citizen, Barack Hussein Obama has never been eligible for the Presidency and he may have committed felonies both before and after occupying the nation’s highest office.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sun Journal Letter to the Editor: Peaceful Iman by CCTA Member Carlton Melvin

Peaceful imam

May 23, 2011

On page 13 of the May 16 issue of the Sun Journal one happens upon a fairly innocuous wire report telling us that an elderly imam of the Flager Mosque in Miami, along with his two sons, were arrested by the feds. The charge – funneling 50 grand ( actually a mere pittance) to none other than the Taliban via a money laundry in the good old country of our “friends,” Pakistan. Guess every little bit helps. Incidentally, they were American citizens.

I would also wager that they were indeed “peaceful” as their religion is regularly depicted by our liberal media.

Wonder when we, as a country, will begin seeing the light? Darkness still seems to prevail.

And perish the thought that the Mosque would even be suspected of any wrongdoing since the “authorities” have assured us that this is indeed the case.

Hmmm. And I, in my simple logic, assumed that the imam represents the Flagler Mosque.

Double hmmm.

CCTA Member, Carlton Melvin
Havelock, NC

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

White House Beefs Up Online Rapid Response

White House just goes ahead and creates Ministry of Truth -- What does an emperor do about the pesky peasants who keep pointing out his nudity? Something like this, according to Sam Stein at HuffPo: "The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community.

NC RENEGADE: Government Gridlock or Business as Usual

Once again House Judiciary Subcommittee A will not put immigration or 2nd amendment legislation on their agenda. This list of bills is shown at the end of this article. Here is the list of 45 pieces of legislation that this committee is holding hostage:  http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/wheres-the-beef/

Monday, May 23, 2011

RSC Update: Let’s Get the Private Sector Back on Offense

From the Chairman

More than two years ago, Democrats claimed their trillion-dollar stimulus package would keep unemployment below 8% and “save or create” 3 million jobs. They even promised that most of these jobs would be in the private sector. Yet today, we are living through the weakest jobs recovery since the Great Depression with unemployment over 8% for 27 straight months. This failed stimulus didn’t just pile on a massive amount of new debt. According to one recent study, it actually gave our economy a net loss of 550,000 jobs. And wouldn’t you know it, the real pain was felt by the private sector.

Meanwhile, mounting debt, government red tape, a confusing tax code, and high energy prices have all created uncertainty and gotten in the way of economic growth. And Democrats – failing to see as President Reagan did that “government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy” – actually want to double-down on these barriers to job creation.

Families and businesses have been on the defensive for too long. It is time to get Washington out of the way and put American job creators back on offense.

God Bless,
Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

· Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01): Cut, Cap, and Balance: A Fight Toward Fiscal Responsibility; The Hill, May 18.
· Reps. Eric Cantor (VA-07) & Peter Roskam (IL-06): Hamas Poisons Peace Process; Politico, May 18.
· Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04): Time is Running Out to Save Medicare; Weekly Column, May 23.

Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.

· On Tuesday, Congress will hold a Joint Session for an address from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
· Also on Tuesday, the NY-26 Special Election will take place.
· On Thursday, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act, and may also vote on PATRIOT Act provisions this week.
· On Thursday and Friday, President Obama is expected to be in France attending the G-8 Summit.

RSC Reports

· Each week the House is in session, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue. Note: The House was out of session last week.

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Sneak peek at a proposed re-district map – you saw it here first!

There is a sneak-peek at the Re-District Map. This is just the proposed changes to the districts. I like them. It is being proposed that Caldwell move to the 12th District (Health Shuler (D)), so that we can help swing the vote to the Republican’s favor and control one more Congressional seat in DC.


Support the "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" -- Raleigh on Wednesday, May 25

I want to urge everyone to meet in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 25th at 10:00 am in Rm. 327 of the Legislative Bldg (across from Museum of Natural Science) to support House Bill, H.B. 188 - A Taxpayer Bill of Rights

House Bill, H.B. 188 - Taxpayer Bill of Rights - H.B. 188 would amend the state constitution to create a General Fund Expenditure Limit. This amendment would tie future increases in the general fund budget to inflation and population growth. If this bill passed, legislators would no longer be able to make reckless increases in the budget. If they wanted to increase the budget beyond inflation and population growth, it would take an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the legislators of each house of the General Assembly.

Dear Activists,

In the last email I left out the room # for the Legislature Building for Wednesday’s hearing at 10 am on the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. That room number is 1327 of the main building at the General Assembly. Please let me know if you are able to come. Hope to see you there.

A Taxpayer Bill of Rights would amend the state constitution to create a General Fund Expenditure Limit. This amendment would tie future increases in the general fund budget to inflation and population growth. If this bill passed, legislators would no longer be able to make reckless increases in the budget. If they wanted to increase the budget beyond inflation and population growth, it would take an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the legislators of each house of the General Assembly.

Would you be willing to come to Raleigh on Wednesday, May 25 to stand in support of this bill? Would you spread the word to others in your various organizations? You would not need to speak at the hearing but simply be there to support it.

House Bill 188 hearing 10 am Legislative Building Room 1327 (This is in the Main Bldg. of the GA).
Chris Marie Farr
State Grassroots Director
Americans for Prosperity-NC
Office: 919-839-1011 x: 1
Fax: 919-839-1012
200 West Morgan Street, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27601

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ObamaCare Death Panels Are Back

Oh yes, Death Panels were in ObamaCare from day one. In spite of what the left-wing media told you, Death Panels were always part of the ObamaCare master plan.

Stanley Kurtz, writing for National Review Online tells us: "Rationing, death panels, socialism, and deception. It’s all there. ... IPAB is the real death panel... a body of unelected bureaucrats with the power to cut off care through arbitrary rules.... IPAB is the key to socialized, single-payer health-care, which is and has always been Obama’s ultimate goal."

And David Catron with The American Spectator says; the Independent Payment Advisory Board's (IPAB) sole purpose is "to cut funding for some health care services seniors now take for granted. And those cuts will kill people."

And Those Cuts Will Kill People.

Of course, the fact that Death Panels were hidden in the 2000-plus-page monster called ObamaCare should come as no shock to right-thinking Americans; but what may come as a shock is that legislation that would REPEAL Obama's Death Panels has been gathering dust in our GOP-led House of Representatives since January.

H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011, introduced by Tennessee Republican David Roe, is a simple piece of legislation, it's only one paragraph long, and its only purpose is to repeal the ObamaCare Death Panels:

"Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), sections 3403 and 10320 of such Act (including the amendments made by such sections) are repealed, and any provision of law amended by such sections is hereby restored as if such sections had not been enacted into law."

And yet, H.R. 452 is sitting in conference committee... gathering dust... simply waiting to die an unceremonious death. Our Republican Leadership has not brought it to the floor for a vote. Why not?

H.R. 452 has 93 co-sponsors and bi-partisan support. And Speaker of the House John Boehner, the man who promise us that the GOP would try to REPEAL, DEFUND and DISMANTLE ObamaCare, piece by piece if necessary, HAS THE POWER to bring this legislation to the floor of the House of Representatives for a straight up-or-down vote.

That point bears repeating. The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has the POWER to bring ANY bill to the floor of the House for an up-or-down vote. Democrats can't block him... Democrats can't stop him.

So what's the hold-up? What gives? 16 Democrats have joined 77 Republicans as co-sponsors of this legislation and H.R. 452 would pass with a huge bi-partisan vote tomorrow.

Why is only one Member of the GOP Leadership listed as a co-sponsor of H.R. 452 (Jeb Hensarling)? Why have Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor and Mr. McCarthy NOT jumped on board in support of H.R. 452 and why hasn't Mr. Boehner brought H.R. 452 to the floor for a vote?

We'd like to get an answer to those questions as well and with your help, that's exactly what we're going to do. It's time to remind our elected officials that they made promises to the American people... promises that must be kept.

Contact the Speaker of the House, John Boehner at: http://www.speaker.gov/contact/

Walter Jones at: https://jones.house.gov/ContactForm/default.aspx

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number



Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200.  Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59.


** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).

** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.

** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.

** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:

"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick 'fix' to make the plan financially sound for their future." - Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas

North Carolina Listen - State immigration enforcement legislation SUCCESS!!

Concerned Citizens and Immigration Reformers,

H.36 just passed the Government Committee of the NC House. The vote tally – in general the Republican members of the committee voted in favor and the Democrats voted against it. I spoke in favor of H.36 at the hearing. H.36 would require all businesses bidding on or winning state or local government contracts to use the E-Verify System to make sure new hires are legal residents. After all, why should businesses who take taxpayer money then go out and hire illegal immigrants? H.36 will have to pass one more commitee and then be voted upon by the legislature at large, but this is a big step forward for us. This would be our second bill to move forward and there are more to come.

MORE:  http://randysright.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/north-carolina-listen-state-immigration-enforcement-legislation-success/



On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1407 - Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011(Sponsored by Rep. Jon Runyan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 1627 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements for the placement of monuments in Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

3) H.R. 1383 - Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 1657 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to revise the enforcement penalties for misrepresentation of a business concern as a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans or as a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans (Sponsored by Rep. Marlin Stutzman / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 1893 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. John Mica / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Special Order Speeches


Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on “The American Energy Initiative” (Monday, May 23rd at 3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

NC HB 111: Why is Restaurant Carry needed?

To: Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives

From: F. Paul Valone, President, Grass Roots North Carolina
Re: House Bill 111

Some have asked whether North Carolina has a “need” for HB 111: “Handgun Permit Valid in Parks & Restaurants. Few could answer the question as eloquently as Nicole Renee Goeser, whose husband was murdered in front of her by a stalker in a busy Tennessee restaurant. She sent me the letter below just today.
Why is Restaurant Carry needed?

My husband, Ben, was brutally murdered right in front of me on the night of April 2, 2009 by a man who had been stalking me. Ben was shot six times, at close range, in the middle of a busy restaurant in the Nashville, TN area. There were over 50 people in the restaurant that night who all helplessly watched with me. At the time, Tennessee State Law said no one who has passed a background check, had their finger prints taken and gone through proper state certified training could carry their permitted gun for self defense in any establishment that serves alcohol. I am a right to carry permit holder but because of my respect for the law, I left my permitted gun locked in my vehicle that night.

My husband bought me my Smith & Wesson .38 revolver for self-defense and that gun should have been used to save his life. At the time, I had gone through a permit course, intermediate course, shooting competitions and I was a range volunteer. I will never know now if I could have saved Ben. But I was denied the chance. I was legislated out of my right to defend my husband. I stood in disbelief and complete helplessness as my stalker took the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with away from me. Unlike the people who blame the gun when their loved one is taken by gun violence, I blame the man behind the gun and the naïve belief that gun bans will be obeyed by criminals.

Never underestimate the intelligence of a criminal. I am positive my stalker knew he could carry out a killing with no resistance because he knew nobody in the restaurant could stop him. We were sitting ducks.

I would like to point out that the man who killed Ben did NOT have a handgun carry permit and was carrying his gun illegally. The Law did nothing to stop him from carrying his illegal gun into that restaurant. The law did stop me, by drawing an invisible line for me at that front doorstep. The penalties for a law-abiding citizen are much greater than for a criminal. The law does not even cause a bad guy to blink. Laws are made for the law abiding. As the law stood, it kept law-abiding citizens from having the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones in a nightmare scenario which my husband and I found ourselves in. This law did not faze my stalker and he now sits in a prison awaiting his “fair trial” for a murder he carried out almost 2 years ago. I still wait for some small crumb of justice for my husband to this day. I know that this story must seem unreal. I wish it were not real. Unfortunately, it is my reality and I hope you can learn something from it.

The Restaurant Carry Bill only allows citizens who have a carry permit to carry in these establishments. Just as your existing carry law now states, you cannot be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and have your gun in your possession. Nothing will change regarding this. This law is already in place and will apply with restaurant carry as well. It’s not the good guys that you should fear. Just 0.3% of North Carolina’s permit holders from December 1, 1995 to December 31, 2008 have ever had their permit revoked for any reason. Large counties such as Mecklenburg and Wake with the most revocations can’t point to even one revocation resulting from the improper use of a gun.

These are extremely law-abiding people who simply want the ability to protect themselves and their families wherever they have a right to be. This should hold true for restaurants that happen to also sell alcohol. Evil does not stop at the doorstep of a Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden or Logan’s Steakhouse. Take it from someone who has lived it. Extreme Violence can occur anywhere and at anytime. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. I can promise you that. I have been there.

Nicole Renee Goeser
Address withheld by request
To speak with Ms. Goeser, please contact
GRNC President Paul Valone at President@GRNC.org

We need to be able to protect our selfs at all times. Please contact your Repts in NC to pass HB 650.    ~Jerry

Friday, May 20, 2011

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Three NEW English bills introduced in Congress!

Tell your Rep. that these English bills need his support. Take Action!

May 18, 2011

Your calls and emails over the past two weeks have helped propel the number of cosponsors on Rep. Steve King's English Language Unity Act (H.R. 997) from 63 to 85! Supporters like you have sent close to 10,000 email messages (and that doesn't even include your phone calls) to Capitol Hill!

With your continued efforts, we will continue to increase the level of support for English legislation and send a clear message to the House Leadership that Americans want Congress to make English the official language.


1. Representative Peter King's (R-NY) H.R. 1164, the National Language Act, makes English the official language of the United States. It differs from H.R. 997 in that it also repeals multilingual voter ballots. Foreign language voter ballots encourage voting by non-citizens - a violation of federal law.

2. Representative Peter King's (R-NY) H.R. 1307, to repeal Presidential Executive Order 13166, which forces government offices and federal contractors to provide services in multiple languages. This Executive Order can be repealed by President Obama with the stroke of his pen or Congress can pass Rep. Peter King's bill to declare it "null and void."

3. Representative Virginia Foxx's (R-NC) H.R.1715, the Multilingual Services Accounting Act, would end speculation on the cost of multilingual government services. It also requires more transparency in the Government's accounting practices and more accountability with the use of taxpayer money. Americans deserve to know how their money is being spent.

Contact Walter Jones at:  https://jones.house.gov/ContactForm

Tell your Rep. to cosponsor these three important bills!  H.R. 1164, H.R. 1307, and H.R. 1715

Turning our Backs on Democracy, Facing Dictatorship

Under Barack Obama, America has virtually gone from a Republic to a dictatorship - a dictatorship crafted by a man who has proven time and again that the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law mean nothing to him. Instead, the Dictator-in-Chief has shown that he will do anything to push his Socialist agenda on the nation. America's separation of powers has been made a mockery by Barack Obama. For two years it was easy. Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-NV] formed a ruling trifecta that completely blocked Republicans ...

Read More:  http://conservativeactionalerts.com/blog_post/show/2597

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Daily LaRaza Report for Assembly LaRazacans!!

NOBODY from LaRaza should be working in our state government. Plus the moonbat in the photo below stating “all Europeans are illegal” seems to forget his ancestors were from Spain, freaking clueless!

Randy’s Right

WARNING: Your Tax Dollars are being spent to promote illegal immigration, racially divisive education and ANTI-American activities!

WHY are American citizens being forced to contribute to organizations LIKE “LA RAZA,” that are threatening the overthrow of the American Southwest?

“La Raza” is made up of many immigrant groups that aim to abolish all immigration laws and teach “La Reconquista” in schools to Latino students. In essence, students are taught that Europe STOLE southwest America from Mexico and that this region must be “conquered.”

…and YOUR TAX DOLLARS are paying for their activities!

“La Raza” opposes any kind of immigration enforcement, opposes border security, and efforts to stop illegal aliens from voting. They also believe that illegal aliens deserve licenses and welfare.

CONTINUED:  http://randysright.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/daily-laraza-report-for-assembly-larazacans/

Wednesdays with Audrey Hudson

May 18, 2011

"Boots on the ground"-that's what President Barack Obama says is protecting our southern border-20,000 border patrol agents, 40,000 boots on the ground.

He said it last week during a speech in El Paso, Tex., and a new investigation by HUMAN EVENTS concurs.

Well, the boots on the ground part anyway, because Border Patrol agents have to abandon their vehicles at makeshift Normandy-style fences constructed by our own Park Service on the U.S. side of the border. They are then forced to chase illegal aliens on foot so as not to disturb the fragile desert ecosystem.

In one Arizona park, federal agents practically have to tiptoe through 40 acres to avoid disrupting a pond containing the endangered desert pupfish.

It's part of the agreements made between Homeland Security and the Interior Departments on how best to protect the environment, frustrating lawmakers who say it should not trump border security.

"Under Secretary Napolitano's leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible," Obama said.

He continued, "They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history."

There are also more hooves on the ground. Border Patrol agents can mount a horse to give chase across the delicate territories, but the animals must consume weed-free-feed or their waste must be scooped up and disposed elsewhere to protect the fragile ecosystem against invasive weed species.

Some Republican lawmakers have had enough of what they call "arbitrary regulations," and are pushing legislation in the House and Senate to put border patrol agents back in the driver's seat.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43590

— Audrey Hudson

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

‘Made in the USA’: Obama 2012 campaign selling birth certificate-themed mugs and T-shirts

President Obama’s campaign arm is selling T-shirts with the president’s birth certificate printed on the front, which can be yours today for a donation as low as $25 to the re-election campaign.

“There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away,” said Julianna Smoot of BarackObama.com in an email. “The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.”

Obama released his birth certificate publicly in April in response to claims that he was not born in the United States, which would disqualify him under the Constitution to hold the nation’s highest office. The president was born in Hawaii.

The campaign site urges supporters to wear the shirts at campaign events over the next year and a half.



The American Conservative Union



On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture to end debate on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the federal appeals court for the 9th District based in California. The vote will be on Thursday and it will take 60 votes to bring Liu's nomination to a vote.

Of all the poorly qualified political activists President Obama has nominated to the federal bench, Liu is arguably the worst of the bunch. An Associate Dean at Berkeley School of Law, Liu does not even meet the standards set by the American Bar Association, having no trial experience. A hero to the left for opposing the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, Liu, if confirmed, would nevertheless be the odds-on favorite for the next Supreme Court vacancy.

CONTACT Sen. Richard M. Burr AND Sen. Kay Hagan AT (202) 224-3154 OR (202) 224-6342 NOW TO URGE A "NO" VOTE ON CLOTURE FOR THE GOODWIN LIU NOMINATION!

Liu has made it clear that he believes the constitution is merely a guide to judicial decisions. In his writings, Liu said he "envisions the judiciary as a culturally situated interpreter of social meaning." The key to judicial decisions, says Liu, should be "our collective values," "evolving norms," and "social understandings," rather than the Constitution as written or the laws passed by Congress.

How would this philosophy manifest itself? Well, for one thing, Liu has said there is a constitutional right to welfare, or as he put it, "negative rights against government oppression" and "positive rights to government assistance" should have "equal constitutional status."


Liu's view on criminal law has resulted in the extraordinary opposition from 42 of 58 District Attorney's in California, where the 9th Circuit is based. Here's what they said about a Liu paper on criminal law:

"This document demonstrated beyond serious question that his (Liu's) views on criminal law, capital punishment and the role of the federal courts in second-guessing state decisions are fully aligned" with an appeals court that is "far outside of the judicial mainstream."

Other writing by Liu have supported reparations for slavery and racial quotas to remedy "societal discrimination," a position rejected by the Supreme Court.

Although Liu wants a pass for his past statements, he helped lead the fight against the Roberts and Alito Supreme Court nominations. Roberts, he said in an op-ed, had an "ideological agenda" hostile to the environmental workplace and consumer protections. Liu testified at Alito's confirmation hearing that the "America envisioned by his (Alito's) record is not the America we know, nor is it the America we aspire to be."


We at the American Conservative Union thank you for all you do to advance conservative principles.


Al Cardenas, Chairman
American Conservative Union

Issa: Obama Drafts Executive Order to Bypass Congress, Exempts Unions

Recently immediately after Congressman Darrell Issa finished giving a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, I caught up with him for his most recent comments on the investigation into the ATF gunwalking scandal known as Projects “Fast and Furious” and “Gun Runner.”

The California Congressman, as many of you know, is Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is investigating the DOJ’s role in the selling of assault weapons to known drug cartel members. Below is an excerpt from the interview.

CONTINUED:    http://biggovernment.com/ramato/2011/05/16/issa-obama-drafts-executive-order-to-bypass-congress-exempts-unions/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

10 Indications The United States Is A Dictatorship!!

For a people to be free, they must first be honest with themselves, their government, and the world at large. History is filled with stories of free nations that fell under the spell cast by their governments who exploited the threat of terror.

In fact, numerous presidents in American history already have used various specific threats to sidestep their Constitutional restraints. Today we are entering a nebulous world where our “enemy” cannot be defined, has no particular allegiance to one country, and is able to adopt new leaders at will. Rather than encourage a sense of resilience and independence in its citizens, America has chosen to amplify the terror threat in order to concentrate power in the hands of the State. The very first signpost on this historically familiar road to tyranny is an atmosphere of hate, suspicion, and vindictiveness. It first begins as an outwardly directed aggression and then rather abruptly turns inward upon itself.

PLEASE READ MORE:  http://randysright.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/10-indications-the-united-states-is-a-dictatorship/

Monday, May 16, 2011

RSC Chairman Jordan Calls for “Cut, Cap, and Balance” Approach as U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling



RSC Chairman Jordan Calls for “Cut, Cap, and Balance” Approach as U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling Rebuts Liberal Rhetoric on Debt Ceiling and Default

Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan issued the following statement as the federal government hit its legal debt ceiling of $14.294 trillion today:

“Five years ago, when the national debt was $8.2 trillion, then-Senator Obama said raising the debt limit was a ‘sign of leadership failure.’ Today, with the debt nearly 75% higher and trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, the Obama administration now says it is irresponsible not to raise the debt ceiling.”

“Let’s get one thing straight. Spending trillions more than you take in, that’s irresponsible. Bankrupting your children’s future to avoid today’s tough decisions, that’s failed leadership.”

“Keeping the debt ceiling at its current level would force Congress to prioritize spending, but it would not force a default on our debt. The only thing forcing a default would be Treasury Secretary Geithner allowing such a catastrophe to take place."

“Conservatives are currently building support behind a ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ approach to reduce spending. This plan would cut the deficit in half next year, cap spending at average revenue levels, and send to the states a strong Balanced Budget Amendment. A ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ solution will give job creators and the markets a strong message that the Washington is finally getting its fiscal house in order."

“Washington can either cut spending to balance the budget or continue to kick the can down the road. If we don’t choose spending cuts today, the bond markets will eventually and painfully make the choice for us. One way or another, the buck stops here.”

NOTE: The “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan being advanced by RSC Chairman Jordan and other conservative leaders would:

•Cut – Cut the federal deficit in half from this year to next.
•Cap – Cap total federal spending at the historical average for revenue intake, 18% of GDP.
•Balance – Permanently change the game on spending by sending to the states a Balanced Budget Amendment with strong protections against tax hikes and a spending limitation at 18% of GDP.


Congressman Jim Jordan is Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC).



Table Talk in Wilson!  May 16 6:30 at

Preparedness: Food Storage and More!

PRESENTERS: Maurine Brown & Leslie Sherman, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Zebulon)

Join us to learn what to do about…

*rising food prices
*having adequate food supply for your family
*being better prepared & more self-sufficient regardless of current circumstances

Open to the public….Sponsored by the WNCTP

For more info contact:  Virginia Moore at vkm@embarqmail.com

Download "Guide to Town Halls" and Get Started

U.S. House of Representatives are on recess this week!

Download "Guide to Town Halls" and Get Started -- Congressional recesses are one of the most important times we have to ensure our voice is heard by our elected representatives. As Members of Congress hold events in your community, take the time to meet with them and show them that you care about their work in Washington. Download Heritage Action's Guide to Town Halls.


Congressman Walter Jones:  Greenville N.C. Office

1105-C Corporate Drive, Greenville, NC 27858-4211
Phone: 252-931-1003 or toll-free (in N.C. only) 800-351-1697
Fax: 252-931-1002
Click here for a map to the office.
Internet: Web: http://jones.house.gov/
E-mail: https://jones.house.gov/ContactForm/default.aspx

Congressman G.K. Butterfield:  Wilson, NC Office
216 NE Nash Street, Suite B, Wilson, N.C. 27893
Telephone: (252) 237-9816 Fax: (252) 291-0356
Toll Free: 888-874-9063
Internet: http://butterfield.house.gov/
Email: http://butterfield.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=68§iontree=3,68

Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA) Monthly Meeting 5/17/11

Monthly Meeting, May 17, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Healing Grace Church, 3407 Red Fox Road in Trent Woods, New Bern, NC.

County Commissioner, Scott Dacey will give us an update on the County Budget.

Our Featured Speaker is Jeff Lewis, National Director of NC Patriot Coalition and will present
"Restoring Constitutional Governance."

We meet every 3rd Tuesday at this location!


DIRECTIONS: (Country Club Road to Wedgewood Drive to Red Fox/Dianne)http://www.healinggracechurch.com/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=180013851&sec_id=180005339&nc=1297257443703

Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition Meeting May 16, 2011

Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition meeting reminder:

Today (Monday) May 16th, Golden Corral in New Bern
Meeting begins promptly at 7:00pm

For those who wish to eat dinner, please arrive between 6:00 & 6:30. 
* Discussion of the God & Country Banquet in September
* Update on the Crist Clinic abortion clinic vigil and pending litigation (see below)


Last month there were several of us that had a prayer vigil near the Crist Clinic in Jacksonville where abortions are performed. Dr. Bart Spano, Pro Life Chairman of the Knights of Columbus at St. Paul Church in New Bern, obtained a permit from the Jacksonville Police Department. There were several members of our CPCC group, the Knights of Columbus and the Coastal Carolina Right to Life, based in Jacksonville.

Shortly after we arrived taking our places near the main entrance of the clinic, two Jacksonville police officers arrived. Dr. Spano showed them our permit and the officers said everything was in order and departed. Not long after that, two other officers arrived and asked us to move from the main entrance to another location which was on a sidewalk. Dr. Spano asked why they wanted us to move but they did not provide any specific reason. However, we did abide by their request. We were still located across from the clinic, but away from the main entrance. We were there for 4 hours, until noon.

A few days later, Dr. Spano contacted the Thomas More Society in Chicago and inquired about the legality of our request to be across from the main entrance of the clinic. Their attorney said that we indeed did have the legal right to be across from the main entrance and agreed to help with an appeal of the permit decision. Dr. Spano appeared before the Jacksonville City Council, but the Council upheld the permit denial, citing "safety reasons". It should be noted that we were not denied the right to protest, but the right to locate immediately across the main entrance. It should also be noted that there was no map or reference of where we could stand in the original permit, and no mention of a problem when the police first visited us the morning of the protest.

Litigation has been drafted by the Thomas More Society and should be filed by the first of June. At this point, it has not been decided which individuals and/or groups that will be named as plaintiffs. We will update as information becomes available. Since the purpose of a vigil in front of an abortion clinic is to save babies, location is critical.

There were 6 members of the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition at the vigil.

An article was printed in the Jacksonville Daily News about the permit issue, but it has several factual errors in it. Here is the link:  http://www.jdnews.com/articles/-90815--.html

MISSION STATEMENT:  To inform and educate the public on issues of moral & political concern.  To restore to all levels of government the Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded.  To encourage and activate pro-family voters.

Carolina Journal News Reports: NCGA Preview: Week of May 16

NCGA Preview: Week of May 16

Senate still focused on budget, while House tackles annexation and tort reform

By Sara Burrows, May 16, 2011

RALEIGH — While the state Senate continues to pick apart the House version of the budget seeking additional savings, the House will vote on a historic annexation reform bill, tort reform, and a measure that would begin the implementation of federal health care reform in the state.

Annexation reform

The House is set to take a final vote tonight on House Bill 845, the Annexation Reform Act of 2011. The bill received more than 100 votes in its second reading in the House Thursday and is expected to pass a final reading on Monday. The bill should face minimal opposition in the Senate, which has a veto-proof Republican majority and is the only chamber to pass the Involuntary Annexation Moratorium bill.

If passed, the Annexation Reform Act would give property owners facing annexation a voice for the first time in 50 years. They could veto a proposed annexation by getting 60 percent of the annexed property owners to sign a protest petition. The bill also would require cities to provide water and sewer service to annexed property owners at no cost to the property owner, a cost that may deter cities from annexing in the first place. 

Tort reform

House Bill 542, Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses, passed out of committee this week and will be up for a vote on the House floor Wednesday. The bill would make it more difficult to sue pharmaceutical and other companies for injuries.

Health care exchange

House Bill 115 the North Carolina Health Benefit Exchange, is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Tuesday. The bill directs the state to take its first step in implementing the federal health reform law.

Major legislation

• House Bill 845, Annexation Reform Act of 2011, Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir

• House Bill 542, Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses, Rep. Jonathan Rhyne, R-Lincoln
• House Bill 115, North Carolina Health Benefit Exchange, Rep. Jerry Dockham, R-Davidson
• Senate Bill 709, Energy Jobs Act, Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg
• House Bill 483, DNA Samples/Additional Felonies, Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly

Key committee meetings

A list of the regularly scheduled House Committee meetings can be found here.

House Bill 503, Nutrition Standards/All Food Sold at School is up for its first committee hearing in the House Education Committee Tuesday at 10 a.m. The bill would require all food sold at school — including food sold by students for fundraisers — to meet dietary guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

• The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Committee will discuss the fate of the Global TransPark on Tuesday at noon.

• The House Judiciary Subcommitte A will hear House Bill 145, Phoebe’s Law, Wednesday at 10 a.m. The bill, introduced by Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, would establish electronic speed traps — equipped with speed detectors and cameras — in school zones and highway work zones. Speeding violations would result in a $250 fine. The money would be used to fund driver education programs.

• The Senate Health Care Committee will consider House Joint Resolution 647, which would establish a Diabetes Task Force charged with finding legislative strategies for reducing diabetes in the state.

Sara Burrows is an associate editor of Carolina Journal.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Letter to the Editor by CCTA Member Louis Call – New Level of Hypocrisy


It has been on very rare occasions that I have felt compelled to respond to an individual’s letter to the editor but a recent one by Paul Field requires a response. His comment, “If it’s true that people are judged by the company they keep, then I must take issue with those whose poor judgment promoted ‘the Donald’ as their leading presidential candidate.”

This statement that reeks of hypocrisy also insults the intelligence of all Sun Journal readers.

Field ignores the same rule he wants applied to Trump to Obama. Whatever associations Trump has had pales in comparison to the president. Compare the “secret business failures at the expense of others” (of Trumps) to the closed door dealings of Obamacare or the failure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac whose failures have impacted our entire nation. Also forgotten was the bribing of Rep. Ben Nelson of Nebraska for his vote to help pass Obamacare.

Field comments about the company they keep but ignores the association of Obama to Mark Lloyd, Van Jones, Bill Ayes and his prior associations with ACORN. These associations have, as their foundations, the ideology of Socialism and Marxism. It always amazes me the memory loss of those who are well left of center when it comes to political rhetoric.

But on one point I must agree. “Let’s put an end to his waste of our time.” To Obama I say, “In 2012, you’re fired.”

We can make this happen if you will remember the last two years of Obama’s reign and what’s at stake for our future.

Louis Call
River Bend, NC

© Copyright 2011 Freedom Communications. All Rights Reserved.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Carlton's Corner: Let's be clear

May 14, 2011

FROM A RECENT EMAIL:  "Let's be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American sailor, who Obama just a few weeks ago was debating on whether or not to PAY, did. In fact, if you remember a little less than two years ago, his administration actually charged and attempted to court marshall 3 Navy Seals from Seal Team Six, when a terrorist suspect they captured, complained they had punched him during the take down and bloodied his nose. His administration further commented how brutal they were. The left were calling them Nazi's and Baby Killers. Now all of a sudden the very brave men they villified, are now heros when they make his administration look good in the eyes of the public. Obama just happened to be the one in office when the CIA finally found the bastard and our sailors took him out. Essentially, Obama only gave an answer. Yes or No, to him being taken out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory!!

I would take this a bit further by the pretty good evidence that CIA Dir Panetta made the final decision because the "window of opportnuity" could'nt wait for the vascillating POTUS .Actually, a coup would be a good description.What else could one expect from a Senator that could only vote " present" in most cases

And, of course, Obama reaped the kudos , portraying himself as the "decisive POTUS"

You see --Obama was in a win-win situation-had the op gone south, Panetta would have been odd man out and the patsy .Successful mission and he (Obama) the decisive POTUS of the century.

Slick Willy has nothing on this piece of work!



Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

TOWN HALL MEETING -- Bill Cook, NC State Representative for District 6

May 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm, Pitt Community College, Fulford Building in Room 153

NC RENEGADE: Runaway Train Wreck – House Judiciary Subcommittee A

House Judiciary Subcommittee A is a prime example of why the people of North Carolina are not effectively represented by our state government. The people elect the members of the General Assembly to represent us in a republican form of state government. Our representatives and senators cannot pass legislation that is buried in committee, effectively circumventing a vote on the floor. I have documented how this particular subcommittee is holding several key pieces of legislation hostage.

Here is an example of what transpires at their meetings:




"Restoring Constitutional Governance" with Jeff Lewis, National Director of FIRE and Patriot Coalitions.

WEBSITE: http://www.cctaxpayers.com
SPONSOR: Coastal Carolina Taxpayer Association
DATE: TUESDAY, May 17, 2011    TIME: 7 PM
PLACE: Healing Grace Church, 3407 Red Fox Rd, Trent Woods, NC 28562
(Country Club Road to Wedgewood Drive to Red Fox/Dianne)

COMMENTS: Prior to the main meeting Craven Co Commissioner Scott Dacey will brief attendees on the proposed Craven County budget. The public hearing for the budget is scheduled for June 6th.

CONTACT: Jeff Lewis
National Director, FIRE Coalition
National Director, Patriot Coalition
Phone: 252-876-9489

ML Hynes

Lynn Childs,
CCTA Webmaster


Healing Grace Church is located at 3407 Red Fox (Dianne Road) in Trent Woods.
Take US 70 to the Pembroke/Trent Woods exit (Country Club Road south). Proceed 1.5 miles and turn right onto Wedgewood Drive. Go approximately .1 mile and bear right onto Red Fox/Dianne (the first right). The church property is another .1 mile on the left.


"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." - Will Rogers

Feature Article
“Thank you for contacting me about federal tax reform. I value your opinion and agree we need to replace our current tax code...”

This is a typical Congressman's form response when contacted about tax reform. The good news is that even Washington has finally recognized our tax code is broken!

So the question is, what should replace the system we - meaning tax accountants - know today?

The leading contenders are the “Flat Tax” and the FairTax. Here are details on how they measure up.

The Basics – The leading flat tax bill before Congress (HR 1040) would remove portions of our tax code and offer a onetime choice for individuals to stick with our current tax code or switch to a 19% income tax with a standard deduction. The FairTax is a voluntarily progressive, national sales tax that eliminates our federal tax code, including payroll taxes, and its comparison rate of 23% is only on new goods and services beyond the poverty line.

Your Wallet – An income tax rate you can understand is very appealing but the flat tax keeps the regressive payroll taxes that are also withheld from your paycheck every Friday - and the IRS to make sure it happens. The FairTax only applies when you choose to consume so you can invest, save, donate and buy used goods with no taxes! Plus, Uncle Sam doesn’t even need to know about your habits every April. Consider this: If you want to pay less taxes, spend less (or buy used) under the FairTax. You can control your tax rate!

The Economy –A flat income tax choice would be better for our economy just for the reason that as more people switch over, the hundreds of billions Americans spend each year figuring out their taxes would shrink. It also reforms corporate taxes but is not border adjusted like the FairTax - critical to the Made In America label and bringing back lost manufacturing jobs. The FairTax has over $20 million in research behind it plus 80 economists’ endorsement. All the fundamental questions are answered and the latest findings are powerful. If you want a higher wage, more disposable income, a growing economy and increased charitable donations, you want the FairTax! Forms of flat taxes have worked moderately well in other nations but for comparison, US states who rely the most on sales taxes right now are ahead by several measurements versus income tax heavy states.

Remaining Flat or Fair – This is critical. A key advantage of the FairTax is that it’s simple and very visible. The key disadvantage to a flat tax is that it’s still an income tax! The majority of lobbyists in Washington are there for taxes and they’ve seen “reform” before. In fact, “flat” tax bills have been introduced after talking to lobbyists about what loopholes to keep! The bottom line: A flat income tax, like the one we had in 1913, would only be temporarily flat while one sales tax rate at the cash register is DC’s worst nightmare.

Grassroots Support – Time after time the FairTax has doubled or tripled the flat tax in online polls but other indicators are The FairTax Book is ranked #79,557 in Amazon.com sales, vs #238,401 for Steve Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution. The FairTax has a supporting website and a strong volunteer organization that produces events, speakers, community outreach, party platform planks and countless letters to the editor. Only a few special interest groups regularly try to excite members about a flat income tax over the FairTax. Americans want to keep their paychecks and not the IRS!

Political SupportHR 25, the FairTax, has 61 House co-sponsors and is bipartisan. HR 1040 has 9 Republican co-sponsors. Steve Forbes' presidential campaign in 2000 began the GOP embrace of a flat income tax but the FairTax organization and its volunteers' efforts are non-partisan - uniting Americans across the aisle against the self interests of Congress. In addition, the last presidential primary season saw no less than 7 candidates (bipartisan) support or campaign on the FairTax while no one stumped for a flat income tax.

To be fair, any sort of flat income tax option would be much better than the horrendous code we suffer under now. But the FairTax is a clearly better choice for our nation and your supportive efforts.

For a quick overview, download this chart that compares the current system, the FairTax and the flat income tax. To study the issue more in depth, we have a great research paper contrasting them here.

Please also vote in this Facebook poll so your friends will see your preference!

Lastly, forward this to anyone who knows we need a new tax code or is a flat tax supporter so they can compare both systems.

Thank you!

On Gas Prices, Obama Should Lead or Get Out of the Way

If we'd increased drilling 10 years ago things wouldn't be so bad today

By Jim Adams
Posted: May 13, 2011

Jim Adams is president and CEO of Offshore Marine Service Association, which represents the owners and operators of U.S. flag offshore service vessels and the shipyards and other businesses that support that industry.

Nearly a decade ago, the retail price for regular gasoline rose 26 cents per gallon in eight weeks to an all-time high of $1.75 per gallon. The government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) was tasked with an "Inquiry into August 2003 Gasoline Price Spike." We were waging the War on Terror, labor unions were striking, hurricanes threatened oil rigs while terrorists threatened refineries, demand for energy was creeping to a new high, and international markets drew down their inventories.

Sound familiar?

READ ON:  http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/05/13/on-gas-prices-obama-should-lead-or-get-out-of-the-way

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gary L. Bauer: Business; Promote Pain

Senate Democrats today resorted to populist demagoguery in an attempt to avoid blame for high gas prices. They hauled the heads of the big oil companies up to Capitol Hill and berated them for making profits. They did it because they know we are unhappy with the high price of gas, and they want us to blame everyone -- oil companies, Wall Street speculators, SUV owners -- except Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their anti-energy policies.

This hearing won't do a thing to lower gas prices. Nor will the Democrats' preferred solution of raising taxes on oil companies. But the hearing did serve a useful purpose: It exposed the economic ignorance and arrogance of Washington's liberal elites.

During one exchange Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) accused Chevron CEO John Watson of being "deeply, profoundly, out of touch" for not endorsing the Democrats' calls for "shared sacrifice." To his credit, Watson fired back, telling Rockefeller, "I don't think the American people want shared sacrifice. I think they want shared prosperity."

Watson is right. Americans want policies that will create jobs and grow the economy. Unfortunately, we have gotten wasteful stimulus spending, a socialized medicine scheme and policies that seem designed to cripple America's domestic energy production. We are subsidizing Brazil's oil industry while we are attacking our own domestic energy industry. The liberal war on U.S. energy translates into a war on U.S. energy jobs.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Republican Leadership Supports Suit to Allow Health Care Freedom

May 12, 2011

Raleigh – The fight for health care freedom continues in North Carolina. Yesterday, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham), Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow), House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and House Majority Leader Paul Stam (R-Wake) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the 26 states suing the Federal government to stop the implementation of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The brief was filed with the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court in Atlanta.

In March, Governor Perdue vetoed House Bill 2, a measure sponsored by House Majority Leader Paul Stam, Rep. Jeff Barnhart (R-Cabarrus), Rep. Mark Hollo (R-Alexander) and Rep. Tom Murry (R-Wake), which seeks to protect North Carolinians from the unconstitutional “individual mandate” requiring citizens to provide for health care services or to enroll in a public or private insurance plan or health care system. The Senate was able to override the Governor’s veto but an attempt by the House fell short.

Republican Leaders joined the suit after Attorney General Roy Cooper issued an opinion to side with the Federal government despite passage of the bill by the North Carolina General Assembly. A memorandum from the nonpartisan Legislative Research Division has concluded that it is appropriate for the Attorney General of North Carolina to pursue a defense of the General Assembly’s position if House Bill 2 becomes law.

“North Carolinians are citizens. They are not subjects of Washington, D.C. who can be ordered under threat of fines and penalties to buy things they do not want and cannot afford” said House Majority Leader Paul Stam.



Bills would tweak N.C. election laws

May 11, 2011

Barry Smith

RALEIGH – Changes could be coming to an election near you.

Under bills making their way out of the House Elections Committee on Wednesday:

  • Early voting would be shortened by a week.
  • Special elections and referendums would be held on regular general election days.
  • County commissioner vacancies could be filled by an election rather than by the board of commissioners.
  • Absentee voting for the military would conform to federal standards, possibly changing second primaries in federal elections.
Little opposition was voiced when most of the bills were heard in committee, except for the proposal to shorten early voting. That proposal brought forth cries of voter suppression.

“This is just another way of cutting down on the number of people who go vote,” said Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham.

The sponsor of the bill, unaffiliated Rep. Bert Jones of Rockingham County, said he was trying to cut down on expenses for local boards of elections and to make it easier for candidates to coordinate their mailers and advertising campaigns.

“The question is, how many election days should we have in North Carolina?” Jones asked. He said shortening the early voting period would save local elections boards about $2,000 per day per voting site.

But Democrats were not convinced.

Rep. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, said the longer early voting period helped candidates who had a lot of volunteers and “sweat equity.” They could help get their supporters to the polls, she said.

The bill restricting special elections and referendums to days when other municipalities or counties are having general elections was aimed at greater transparency and having the votes during higher turnout elections, said the sponsor, Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan.

The bill would also give county commissioners charged with filling vacancies on their own boards the option of filling those terms through an election.

The military absentee bill, sponsored by Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake, would align North Carolina’s law with national standards. It would set standards for electronic transmission of ballots.

Second primaries involving federal elections (such as U.S. Senate or U.S. House) would be conducted 10 weeks after the first primary.

Barry Smith is editor and publisher of M2Mpolitics.com. You can call him at 919-821-5570 or email him at barrysmith@freedom.com.