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Ballot access bill progresses in West Virginia

From the Libertarian Party of West Virginia

UPDATED LP Monday Message: So an uphappy Congressman's office calls from 202-225-2176...

UPDATE:  The bill to expand the powers of the Treasury and confiscate earnings actually passed the House and is now in the Senate. 

You can also call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 to tell your Senators whether you oppose or support the bill.

Dear friend,

Austin Petersen named Director of Outreach & Affiliate Relations

Statement by Admiral Michael Colley (Board member and Chair of the Employment Policy and Compensation Committee) and Robert Kraus (Acting ED) naming Volunteer Coordinator Austin Petersen the new "Director of Outreach and Affiliate Relations:
 

Bill would give Obama administration absolute power to dictate private sector pay

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is sponsor of the "Pay for Performance Act," a bill that gives the Treasury Secretary absolute power to  define what constitute "excessive compensation" to every employee of a private company with shares owned by the government, which it may then confiscate.

Somewhere Hugo Chavez is kicking himself for not thinking of this.

DC budget plan: Get inmates out of prison, in to "Sesame Street Live?"

Faced with a declining budget for FY 2010, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has a last-ditch plan to find $4.4 million in savings -- releasing as much as 80 percent of DC's prison inmates.

Fenty still plans, however, to spend $4 million on an "Office of Community Affairs" so residents can "engage the District’s diverse communities in civic life" (a $1 million increase from last year,) increase the "Serve DC" budget to $4.2 million to promote "national service" and "volunteerism" and spend a whopping $97 million to promote concerts, conventions and sports events.

Barr: Gun control crowd pushes radical goal

In his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, exposes how the Obama administration and Congress are violating the Second Amendment and quietly stripping Americans of their most basic of human rights.

You may read the entire article online at the Journal-Constitution.  Barr writes, in part:

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Then run for office as a Libertarian!
 
With both Republicans and Democrats hiking taxes, bloating spending and stripping rights in state legislatures and local governments, the need for Libertarians is greater now more than ever.
 
There is still time to file for state legislative races in Virginia and New Jersey, and we need candidates to get started for races in 2010.
 

P&G CEO: New Obama tax grab destroys American jobs

Barack Obama's plans to immediately grab a chunk of income earned overseas will destroy American jobs and make it harder for employers to compete with foreign businesses, Proctor and Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley says in Sunday's Cincinnati Enquirer.

Currently, companies are allowed to defer payment on foreign income until the funds are brought back into the United States.  Under the newest Obama tax grab scheme, American employers who make money in foreign markets would have to immediately pay the taxes, giving a competitive advantage to foreign companies.

Should bailed-out homeowners pay back THEIR tax-funded windfall, too?

Stan Liebowitz, Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, thinks so.  He writes in the March 17 Investors Business Daily (linked from The Independent Institute:)

The U.S. public is outraged at the $165 million in bonuses paid to employees of insurance giant American International Group after AIG received billions in government bailout funds—and Washington is looking for ways to make bonus recipients pay back the money.

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