WASHINGTON – Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Chair William Redpath released the following statement Friday concerning the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget by Congress last night:
“Yesterday’s passage of a $3.5 trillion budget, stuffed full of wasteful and unconstitutional spending and funded by prosperity-killing tax hikes and deficits, will drive up inflation and is a defeat for families, taxpayers and employers.”
Indianapolis Libertarians blast GOP-sponsored tax hikes, bailouts
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Senator Luke Kenley (R) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) presented the State's plan to bail out the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board (CIB) today. Instead of asking the users of CIB properties in Indianapolis to step up and pay their fair share first, lawmakers will be considering a statewide increase of alcohol taxes, ticket taxes, food and beverage taxes, and the Innkeepers tax.
Rasmussen poll finds highest-ever number believe tax cuts spur growth
WASHINGTON – A record number of voters agree with the Libertarian Party that tax cuts would help spur economic growth, America’s third-largest party notes Monday.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released March 26 finds 63 percent of all voters now say tax cuts will help America’s economy. That’s an increase from the 56 percent measured in February and the highest number since Rasmussen began tracking the question in the mid-1990s.
Among unaffiliated voters, the number is even higher – 68 percent.
Voters get no choice as Sundwall removed from ballot on "technicality"
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Board of Elections voted Wednesday to remove Libertarian congressional candidate Eric Sundwall from the ballot in the March 31 special election to fill the vacant 20th congressional district seat, citing a technicality that voided many of Sundwall's ballot access petition signatures.
The Sundwall campaign will not pursue legal efforts to remain on the ballot. Campaign manager Richard Cooper issued the following statement:
ALBANY, NY -- Albany attorney Warren Redlich endorsed Libertarian special election congressional candidate Eric Sundwall, although he is a Republican officeholder (Town of Guilderland board) and was a GOP congressional candidate in the adjoining 21st congressional district. The special election to replace Kirsten Gillibrand will be held March 31st. Campaign manager Richard Cooper announced the endorsement.
John Monds to seek Libertarian Nomination For Ga. Governor
Earned 1 million votes in 2008 Public Service Commission race
ATLANTA -- John Monds will be announcing his intention to seek the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s nomination for Governor with a press conference at the Capitol in Atlanta with family, close friends and supporters by his side Wednesday, March 25th at 4:00pm.
During his campaign for Public Service Commission (District 1) in 2008, Monds became the first Libertarian to break one million votes in the United States.
Watch Libertarian Eric Sundwall in the WMHT televised candidate forum
Libertarian Eric Sundwall and Democrat Scott Murphy, running in the special election for New York's 20th congressional district seat, met Thursday, March 19 in a candidate forum televised live by WMHT. Republican Jim Tesdisco refused to participate.
The forum was moderated by Susan Arbetter, host of WMHT's award-winning public affairs program, New York Now, and Times Union State Editor Casey Seiler.
LP joins Missouri House in recognizing Mike Ferguson’s service
WASHINGTON – America’s third largest political party joined the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday in honoring Libertarian Party activist and Grandview City Councilman-elect Mike Ferguson. On Feb. 25, the House unanimously presented Ferguson with a resolution recognizing his community service and professional accomplishments.
NIVERVILLE, NY -- Libertarian congressional candidate Eric Sundwall said today that if he had been in Congress he would have voted against Obama's economic stimulus plan but would have introduced amendments to make a bad bill somewhat better. "My position on the Obama plan is no with amendments. The notion of economic stimulus is misguided and false. The government's inflation of the monetary supply causes the boom and bust cycle. Unlike Tedisco who could not be bothered to take a stand for weeks then said yes with amendments and now no, I have always opposed the stimulus scheme.
Libertarian Sundwall Faces Rivals In Times-Union/WMHT Debate
NIVERVILLE, NY -- Libertarian special election congressional candidate Eric Sundwall will be included in the debate sponsored by the Albany Times-Union www.timesunion.com and WMHT on Thursday, March 19th at 7:30pm, according to campaign manager Richard Cooper. As of now, Republican candidate James Tedisco will not participate. This Friday, Sundwall will appear on WMHT's "New York Now" program. Also on Friday, WMHT will make available the debate on their website www.wmht.org.
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