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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.

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Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare

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Libertarians applaud steps toward marriage equality

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West Virginia legislature passes major ballot access reform

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Libertarians back secret ballot voting rights in union elections

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.

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