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Mulshine: Republicans now trying to sound like Libertarians

Syndicated columnist Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star-Ledger expresses his surprise today over reports the Republican Party has discovered fiscal conservatism again.

As Mulshine points out, the Libertarian Party and its 2008 presidential nominee, former congressman Bob Barr, opposed taxpayer-funded bailouts and explosive government growth back when the GOP was espousing it as bedrock principle.

Event

LP Illinois State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Friday, October 23, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 8:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Central

Where:

Hotel Collinsville
Collinsville, IL 62234

Description:

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is holding its annual convention.

Examiner editor: Facts about the so-called stimulus

Washington Examiner editorial page editor Mark Tapscott, with the help of the Heritage Foundation, takes his pen to Obama's $1.2 trillion government spending plan, citing some of the better reasons to oppose it.

Tapscott also covers something that annoys me when anti-capitalists talk about their "green" jobs.  They're not new jobs.  They're just unstable replacements for already-existing, good-paying jobs.

Politico: Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan riddled with pork

Despite promises by the Obama administration his $1.2 trillion government spending plan will be free of earmarks and pet projects, The Politico reports today the bill is so laden with lard the Capitol may have to be rezoned as a rendering plant.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

NC Libertarians propose 'Liberty Agenda'

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Urge state assembly to focus on schools, property rights, open elections, end to corporate welfare

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina General Assembly should focus on annexation, public education, open elections, and corporate welfare during the upcoming session, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina said today in announcing The Liberty Agenda for North Carolina.

“These are the major challenges facing the people of North Carolina, because they address fundamental rights,” said Barbara Howe, state party chair. During the 2008 campaign, gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger and several legislative candidates promoted this agenda.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Sundwall files to run in special congressional election

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New York LP chair seeks seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand

New York state Libertarian Party chair Eric Sundwall has filed a campaign committee to enter the special election for the 20th Congressional District seat vacated by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

“We actually feel that given this particular election, if there is a low turnout, strange things can happen,” Sundwall, who plans to formally announce his candidacy next week, told the Glen Falls Post-Star.

To get on the ballot, Sundwall will need to collect 3,500 signatures within 12 days of Gov. David Paterson scheduling the special election.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party of Washington State Convention scheduled March 28

The Libertarian Party of Washington will hold its state convention Sat., Mar. 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah.  The convention opens at 9:00 a.m., with the business session beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The convention will select a new Executive Committee, workshops on grassroots organizing, social media and communication Libertarian solutions.

Scheduled speakers include former Libertarian National Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Lark and Nirvana bassist and co-founder, and current chair of Fair Vote, Krist Novosleic.

Obama spending plan more expensive than New Deal/Iraq war combined

The blog Suitably Flip puts the cost of Obama's $1.2 trillion government expansion plan into perspective.

Should we send him a Snuggie?

If I was wearing a hat right now, I'd tip it to "The Chilling Effect" for picking up on this.

Candidate Barack Obama on May 16, 2008, campaigning in Oregon:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times."

President Barack Obama on January 28, 2009, as reported by The New York Times:

Event

LP Washington State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 7:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Pacific

Where:

Hilton Garden Inn
Issaquah, WA

Description:

Convention begins 9:00 a.m.

Business Mtg. 10:00 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

1800 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA

Highlights . . .

Business Meeting - Time to elect a new Executive Committee!

South of the Border Lunch Buffet

Great workshops!
- Grassroots organizing
- Social Media
- Communicating Libertarian solutions to controversy

Enlightening speakers!

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