ADVISORY: Bob Barr will speak on “Tea Parties,” anti-bailout backlash at 2:00 p.m. at Watergate HQ
WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, former Republican congressman and 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, will address the outpouring of taxpayer frustration and the coming backlash to tax and spending hikes in remarks Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. E.T., at Libertarian Party headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Barr will discuss the future of the anti-bailout movement and how Republican spending and bailouts put America on its current path to record deficits.
Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare
Plan scraps IRS, balances the budget, curbs tax hikes, prohibits bailouts
WASHINGTON -- The Libertarian Party seeks to abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare under an ambitious three-point legislative plan unveiled by America’s third largest party Tuesday.
Libertarians applaud steps toward marriage equality
America’s third largest party wants government out of marriage entirely
WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party Monday praised officials in Iowa, Vermont and the District of Columbia for taking recent steps toward marriage equality, and urged legislators in all states to scrap government licensing, taxation and regulation of marriage.
West Virginia legislature passes major ballot access reform
Bill cuts number of required signatures in half
CHARLESTON, W.V. -- With less than an hour to its midnight deadline, the West Virginia General Assembly passed legislation April 11 reducing the number of valid signatures needed on a candidate’s ballot access petition by half. The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Joe Manchin.
Libertarians back secret ballot voting rights in union elections
Libertarians, 74% of union workers, oppose job-killing “card check” bill
WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party warns concerned citizens that plans to scrap the right of workers to a secret ballot in union elections are far from dead. Libertarians also warn that such "card check" legislation also destroys hundreds of thousands of jobs as the nation attempts to revive its economy.
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:
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