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Tax message to politicians and pundits: “It’s the high government spending, stupid!”

High government spending is the cause. High taxes are the effects.

Cutting government spending is the only way to make taxes lower.

We must dramatically reduce government spending to dramatically reduce taxes.

James Carville, Clinton for President Campaign guru, coined this campaign mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." In the same vein, Libertarians say, "It's high government spending, stupid!"

Kansas Libertarians Ogle and Coen garner impressive vote totals in city elections

Michael Ogle wins 32% of vote in run for Topeka mayor

Malterer for city council seeks cuts in business permitting, property taxes

Election result update!

On April 9, Michael Malterer came within 59 votes of winning a seat on the New Port Richey City Council. He finished sixth out of seven contestants, with the second through sixth place candidates within 3% points of each other (12.1-15.1% of vote each).

Vote now to express your view: Is proposing a NEW tax ever justified?

Should Libertarians never, ever even think of proposing a new tax?

Or might a new tax proposal be justified under certain circumstances?

Is there always a better alternative to raising taxes — like cutting government spending?

Click here to vote. Pick the choice that best fits your view.

Register today for LSLA conference May 17-19 in Aurora, Colorado

LSLAThe Libertarian State Leadership Alliance invites you to participate in this year's annual LSLA conference, held in conjunction with the Libertarian Party of Colorado's state convention. Both events will take place at the Doubletree in Aurora, May 17–19, 2013.

Highlights of the upcoming conference include:

Republicans and Democrats vote for new Internet tax

Republicans claim to oppose high taxes, but they vote for more Big Government — and higher taxes. The latest case in point is a U.S. Senate vote to pass an Internet sales tax bill that would force online retail outlets to start collecting taxes on behalf of state governments.

Filing taxes with a song in your heart

Do you file your taxes each year with a spring in your step and a song in your heart? The Libertarian Party may not be able to help out with the former, but here's a tune that you'll be humming all the way to April 15.

It's a little reminder that filing taxes is a waste of time and effort and a huge drain on the economy. It also sucks much of the joy out of life when this time of year rolls around, taking up time that could be spent working, engaging in a favorite hobby, or spending time with friends and family.

Sequester latest Big Government manipulation, says Howell in Press TV


Carla Howell, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, was quoted by Press TV on Mar. 5, 2013

Libertarian Ed Tidwell bested incumbent in Texas city council race

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election


Ed Tidwell,
City Council
Lago Vista, TX

Libertarian Ed Tidwell of Lago Vista, Texas, won his race for City Council Place 2, defeating incumbent Bob Bradley by 1,296 votes (53 percent) to 1,146 (47 percent). He will serve a two-year term.

Dan Cox won more than margin in high-profile 3-way Montana U.S. Senate race

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

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