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Meet John Boehner’s Primary Opponents at Dec 12th Event
Clayton, Ohio– Tea Party groups who reside in the Eighth Congressional District will host a forum Thursday, December 12th at 7pm to ask questions of the primary candidates for Speaker John Bohener’s Congressional seat. This forum and straw poll will be conducted at Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave, Clayton, OH 45315
Candidates that were invited and are attending include Matthew Trisler - R (attending), Don Carter- R (attending), Eric Gurr - R (attending), JD Winteregg - R (attending), John Boehner R(declined), Tom Poetter -D (invited no response).
Tea Party members from the 8thdistrict of Ohio will be asking questions of the primary challengers of Speaker Boehner. Candidates will be allotted time for opening statements and will be asked several questions on policy and political issues. Questions will focus on the three core Tea Party principles; fiscal responsibility, limited Constitutional government and the free market.
After the forum, attendees will be asked to vote in a straw poll of the candidates. Only tea party members who reside in the Eighth District will get a ballot. Driver’s licenses will be checked on arrival to obtain a ballot.
This forum is hosted by the Preble County Tea Party and the West Chester Tea Party, in conjunction with the Dayton and Cincinnati Tea Parties and several other Tea Party groups around the Eighth District.
House Speaker John Boehner went off on outside conservative groups Wednesday morning for pushing against the new budget deal.
"They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals," he said. "This is ridiculous."
Paul: This budget deal is worse than a continuing resolution because it actually increases spending by $60 billion in the first two years and we know the history of Congress is that they lie. They don’t keep their word. So after two years, no budget deal is worth the paper it’s written on, it’s only worth something in the first year or two and, mark my words, they’ll go back on this deal also after a year or two and they don’t like it. So we should increase the spending cuts.
Cavuto: I think it is an example of the type of deal — maybe I’m wrong, I don’t want to put deals in his mouth or head — that a Chris Christie would come up with where they get deal done, it might not be perfect to either side but it keeps moving the ball forward. What do you think of that?
Paul: But here’s the problem, it doesn’t. It moves it backwards. It is worse than the status quo. The status quo will spend $60 billion less than the budget deal over the next two years. They do some ledger domain and do some shell games and they want to say that there’s less addition to the deficit, but over ten years, this deal will add $7 trillion to the deficit. It does not significantly alter our course. We’re still on a course for disaster.
Our founding fathers first began opposing the British government due to their incursion on the affairs of private citizens. Our society is obviously different today, but the basic principles never change. In principle, what is the difference between the British quartering soldiers among the citizenry in the 1770’s and the NSA spying program in 2013? It’s clearly much more subtle, but the premise is the same. This is a specific comparison that Senator Rand Paul has made on a number of occasions and it’s a brilliant insight.
President Barack Obama is launching a frightening attack on free speech, using one of the most feared agencies in all the federal government: the Internal Revenue Service.
On Nov. 26, the Treasury Department and IRS announced new regulations “regarding qualification requirements for tax-exemption as a social welfare organization,” that is, 501c4 organizations. The IRS then goes on to specify what sorts of activities will henceforth be regarded as political activity, including, but not limited to:
•Any message expressing approval/support or disapproval/opposition to any candidate for public office. For example, an ad saying, “Thank Senator Smith for supporting our troops.”
•Within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary election, any mention by name of any candidate or showing his picture, even without expressing approval or disapproval.
•Any money given by a 501c4 to a 527 organization, which citizens may give however much of their personal money they want to promote public issues they personally support.
•Voter registration drives.
•Voter guides that inform citizens of where politicians stand on various issues. •Any event within 60 days of an election at which a candidate makes an appearance.
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