Libertarian councilman's tax repeal on agenda tonight

The Lago Vista, Texas City Council will consider tonight an item by Councilman Pat Dixon to repeal the city's tourist tax.  Dixon is also chairman of the Libertarian Party of Texas and is also a member of the Libertarian National Committee.

Dixon's agenda item repeals the city's hotel occupancy tax.  Under the tax, any business offering overnight lodging, particularly hotels and motels, are forced to increase the prices they charge customers, so the government can confiscate the money and then use it to promote the business.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Tea Parties were "despicable" and "shameful"

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) blasted millions of Americans yesterday, labeling the Libertarian Party-inspired "Tax Day Boston Tea Party" movement "despicable" and a "shameful political stunt."

According to Schakowsky, the millions of angry Americans coming out to oppose higher taxes and spending were all part of a conspiracy and acting on secret orders from businesses, lobbyists and Fox News.  Schakowsky is an advocate of higher taxes, bigger government and the nationalization of health care.

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Libertarians urge Obama: Stop blaming America and start opening markets


White House attacks gun rights, sparks trade war as Obama leaves for Latin American trip

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama leaves today for a trip to meet with Latin American leaders, and America’s third largest party urges him to use the occasion to open up markets to American products, instead of continuing to use foreign trips to attack American beliefs and freedoms.

Obama is "unaware of tea parties?" Send him a message he can't ignore!

Dear friend,

Call it “arrogance you can believe in.”

Millions of Libertarian and other advocates of economic liberty are gathered in thousands of parks, town squares and plazas across America to send one clear message – taxes, spending, deficits and bailouts are out of control.

And yet Barack Obama says he’s “unaware of tea parties” – even though there is one happening right now across the street from the White House!

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Barr blasts deficits, urges “tea partiers” to stay involved


Libertarian presidential nominee hails LP-inspired “tea parties”

WASHINGTON – Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee and former Republican congressman, urged Americans gathered at “tax day tea parties” Wednesday to continue their fight against government growth and to join Libertarian Party, the Party of Principle.

Abolish the IRS, ban bailouts: The Libertarian Party Prosperity Plan

The Libertarian Prosperity Plan can be read and downloaded at and  The Plan would:

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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.



Don't forget to bring copies of the Libertarian Party Prosperity Plan to abolish the IRS, end the income tax, balance the budget and outlaw bailouts:

Below is a list of just a few of the Tea Parties, from Libertarian Party affiliates:

Missouri offically gets another elected Libertarian

Grandview City Councilman-Elect Mike Ferguson became Grandview City Councilman Mike Ferguson as the Libertarian Party activist was officially sworn into office Tuesday evening.

Ferguson, already honored by the Missouri General Assembly, plans to focus on attacting new businesses to Grandview, improving local traffic flow and aggressively promoting the city's positive image and achievements.

Just in time for Tea: Get the "Libertarian Party Prosperity Plan" here!

The Libertarian Party is America's only party that believes in lower taxes, smaller government and more freedom -- and now you can share it with your friends and neighbors in writing.

Rooted in the Libertarian Party Platform and drawing on research from several libertarian think tanks, the "Libertarian Party Prosperity Plan" unveiled today is a common sense legislative agenda calling for an end to the income tax, abolishing the IRS, adopting a Balanced Budget Amendment that cuts spending instead of borrowing or raising taxes and a prohibition on corporate welfare and bailouts.


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