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LP Monday Message: Voters want more options

August 31, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Like you, most Americans are unhappy with the Republican and Democratic parties. Earlier this month, a Zogby poll found that 58% of people think the U.S. needs more than two major political parties.

Take a look at our website: $200,900

August 28, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

If you look at the donation counter on our home page, you will see we recently surpassed our $200,900 goal for online donations for 2009. We're at just over $210,000 at the time of writing this.

That's good news -- but unfortunately, there's bad news too. Our donations by mail are way down this year. Even though we cut our total budget from $1.8 million last year to $1.2 million this year, by June 30 we were already running $75,000 short.

Missouri LP to testify at MIAC hearing

 

From the Missouri LP:

Missouri Libertarian Party Vice Chair Cisse Spragins will be testifying at a Missouri House of Representatives Interim Committee on State Intelligence Analysis Oversight public hearing August 31st in Grandview, MO.

In March, a "Strategic Report" on "The Modern Militia Movement" written by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) was leaked to the press.

LP Ohio coordinator on local FOX station

Scott McClure, the Wood County Development Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, appears on FOX Toledo's "Talk Back" program with information about the Libertarian Party.

Click here to watch the interview

Libertarian gives her health care perspective to CNN

Debbie Schum, Delta County, Colorado Libertarian Party chair, gave her perspective on health care reform on CNN after attending the White House's press event in Grand Junction.  Schum, a small businessperson, shares with CNN's host the concerns of millions of Americans about the rising costs, plummeting quality, restrictions on access and rationing that are hallmarks of government-controlled health care.

Government health care in action: Vancouver to begin denying surgeries

Today's Vancouver Sun reports on one reason Libertarians, joined by most Americans, oppose Obama's proposed government takeover of health care.  Government control of health care has always led to rationing and denial of medically necessary surgery:

VANCOUVER — Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.

LP Monday Message: Dems not backing down on public option, but stepping up the fight

Dear friend,

Faced with withering criticism from the independent voters who elected Obama, as well as polls showing majorities of Americans oppose their health care reform plans and would prefer government inaction to the current system, the media reported this weekend Democrats may consider removing a provision for government-run health insurance from a massive bill outlining a government takeover of the nation’s health care system.
 

The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey lays out the problems with government-run health care, the need for serious reform and offers a libertarian alternative in a tremendous column in The Wall Street Journal.  Click here to read the full column.

Mackey suggests Congress, among other things:

• Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Indianapolis LP councilman seeks to get city out budget rough by selling off government golf courses

Ed Coleman, Libertarian member of the City-County Council in Indianapolis, sought support today for a proposal to cut unneeded spending as many taxpayers struggle to make ends meet.  Coleman proposed the city sell off 12 of its government-owned golf courses.

"Most of our golf courses currently aren't making money, and the ones that are aren't making much," Coleman told Indianapolis' Channel 6 News. "In economic times like these, we should look into whether we should be in the golf business or not."

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