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04/30/10

Sneaky Underhanded Power Grab Underway in Washington

HUGE POWER GRAB UNDERWAY IN WASHINGTON
-- Democrats looking to get almost ten, brand new anti-gunners in Congress


Friday, April 30, 2010

The Democrat-controlled Congress and the White House are pulling out all the stops to offset the oncoming tidal wave that is threatening to throw them out of power this November.

With their polls sagging badly, the liberal Democrats rammed through a Puerto Rican statehood resolution yesterday which many consider the first step towards making Puerto Rico the 51st state -- a move that would give liberal progressives in the Congress six more Representatives and two new Senators.

Making Puerto Rico a state would bring another gun control bastion into our nation and bring almost ten anti-gun congressmen and senators into the Congress.

This is disgraceful! With her party's polls plummeting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to get as many additional progressives into Congress as possible so that she can continue advancing her liberal, anti-American agenda.

Regarding the statehood resolution, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says it "is the Puerto Rico statehood bill which is being pushed by the new progressive party in Puerto Rico trying to create a federally [sanctioned] vote that they say is nonbinding but would give them the legitimacy to then come back and try to seat people in the United States Congress."

To see how your congressman voted on the Puerto Rican statehood resolution, go to:
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll242.xml

GOA will keep you updated as to when a vote is scheduled in the U.S. Senate.

GOA helps kill Pelosi's attempt to give DC a vote in Congress

Not to be satisfied with merely eight new liberal votes from Puerto Rico, liberal Democrats want to give statehood to Washington, DC. S. 160 would take a major step in that direction by giving this federal enclave a vote in the House of Representatives.

The bill is the DC Voting Rights Act, otherwise known as the DC Vote Grab Act. It would make Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a legitimate voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

If you know anything about Del. Norton, you know that she is one of the most liberal, anti-gun legislators in the country -- one who completely supports Nancy Pelosi's agenda. Of course, Democrats are not just going to settle for a mere Representative in Congress... they want statehood for the District of Columbia in order to get two anti-gun Senators, as well.

It seems that the Obama-Reid-Pelosi strategy is to continue screwing the country -- even if it hurts them in the polls -- because then they will work to get as many "new" votes as possible through Puerto Rican statehood... DC statehood... and even things like amnesty for illegal aliens.

But if Pelosi were to succeed in making DC a state, there will be two more liberal votes in the Senate -- a situation that would allow them to break any Republican filibuster that would stymie their anti-gun agenda.

The Senate passed S. 160 last year, and if it were not for Gun Owners of America and Senator John Ensign, it would have been signed into law last spring.

Pro-gun Senator John Ensign and Gun Owners of America worked together to attach an amendment to the DC Vote Grab Act

. The amendment would repeal all the restrictive gun control laws still on the books in DC after the landmark D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision. The vote margin was an amazing 62-36 in the Senate!

Wiping out DC's still very restrictive anti-gun laws was not what Speaker Pelosi and other rabid anti-Second Amendment members of the House wanted to see.

Because of this GOA-supported amendment, the House has been unable to take any action on the Senate measure. While Speaker Pelosi has no desire to see a pro-gun provision within the DC bill, many House members are afraid to vote for any such bill that doesn't contain the pro-gun Ensign amendment. In short, this has been a real Mexican standoff that has lasted for nearly a year.

In fact, when Pelosi tried to bring up the bill last week, she could not muster enough votes to secure passage. S. 160 might now be dead for the year, but GOA will continue watching this and alert you to any attempts to bring up the bill again.

Senate "disses" America's veterans

For several years, GOA has been alerting gun owners to the travesty of justice that has been perpetrated on our veterans.

After the Brady law went into effect, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began sending the names of many of its beneficiaries to the FBI so they could be added to the NICS list, denying these individuals their right to purchase a firearm. To date, more than 150,000 military veterans have been denied.

However, none of these veterans were ever convicted of a crime; none were found to be a danger to anyone; and none were afforded any meaningful due process of law. Under the semblance of being "mental defectives," these veterans were added to the list strictly because a doctor or a bureaucrat in the VA appointed someone to manage their finances.

The al-Qaeda terrorists in Guantanamo have been given more due process than the American soldiers who fought them!

To combat this outrage, pro-gun Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) authored S. 669, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act, that will safeguard for veterans two of the most fundamental Constitutional rights enjoyed by Americans: due process of law and the right to keep and bear arms.

The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act merely stipulates that a veteran cannot lose his or her gun rights "without the order or finding of a judge, magistrate, or other judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others."

This very reasonable bill passed out of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last June, having been approved unanimously.

Burr's language was offered on the floor of the Senate during the health care debate, but unfortunately, it was defeated 53-45. To see how your Senator voted, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/2ufvgu4

GOA will continue fighting for the passage of this very important legislation.

Where we are at

As you know, elections have consequences. GOA is fighting in the trenches to protect/regain our rights. And, thankfully, we have won a couple of major battles at the federal level -- like securing the ability to transport firearms on Amtrak trains and carry loaded guns in National Parks.

In the states, GOA has been successfully pushing Firearms Freedom Acts around the country -- laws which allow guns that are made in their home states, and stay in those states, to be free of federal regulation. (Currently, there are seven states that have enacted such laws; several others are still in the process.)

GOA also worked in Arizona to pass a new Alaska-style carry law which allows citizens to carry concealed firearms without first getting permission from the government.
___________________________________________________________________

Larry Pratt recently appeared on MSNBC's Hardball, hosted by Chris Matthews. The interview was, well, interesting to say the least. Just click on the top video at http://gunowners.org.

We have also lost some battles, as would be expected in a climate that is overwhelmingly controlled by liberals in Washington.

So we need your help. We can win the battles that are facing us, but only if we each give our maximum effort. Thank you for your continued support for our work. Even if you can only a give a couple of dollars, every little bit counts.

To make a contribution to Gun Owners of America, please visit: http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm


IN THE NEWS

CENSUS 2010

Census mail results could be trouble for 5 states
http://bit.ly/cKyUWy

OBAMA NATION

New investigation into Obama background spells trouble ahead
http://bit.ly/bWXJfe

Obama Double Standard Disease
http://bit.ly/9akjxJ

OBAMACARE

Did Obama hide damning health-care report?
http://bit.ly/c9JW6R

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Petition in Support of State Sovereignty & NC Firearms Freedom Act
http://bit.ly/9ErDDd

H.R. 2499 passes, moving Puerto Rico one step closer to statehood
http://bit.ly/bCY3bE

Salaries and Benefits of US Congress Members
http://bit.ly/zU6Hp

Andrij Mendierej killed in Ukrainean hospital
http://bit.ly/ddTYGf

Sen. Graham walks away from climate and energy bill over immigration plans
http://bit.ly/cZY1hN

U.S. congressman: 'Boycott my state!'
http://bit.ly/b4l3aF

POLICE STATE NEWS

Florida House votes in favor of illegal red light cameras
http://bit.ly/bGp0jX

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

‘Real ID’ opponents ask state to stop issuing new license
http://bit.ly/b782OM

Is a biometric, national ID card an immigration game changer?
http://bit.ly/csmOXp

Computer Malfunction Cripples Conn. DMV Offices
http://bit.ly/bc6yVJ

Virginia DMV replaces toll-free number to save $500,000
http://bit.ly/bcm9g4

Hate plates’ driver denying anti-Semitism believes Jew-run media invented ‘HOLOHOAX’
http://bit.ly/ang5HL

2ND AMMENDMENT

Gun rules for Raymore City Hall advance
http://bit.ly/bPKt2r

Missouri House OKs concealed guns in parking lots
http://bit.ly/9iIk0V

If illegal aliens are 'undocumented workers,' shouldn't 'illegal guns' be 'undocumented firearms'?
http://bit.ly/bnRUW2

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NZ asks FBI to help nail hackers
http://bit.ly/dcH7Sk

Digital Copiers May Be Exposed To Hackers
http://bit.ly/blizW7

Chinese Hackers Steals Confidential Data Of Indian Government
http://bit.ly/bgpPGM

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

You heard it right ... class credit for keeping quiet
http://bit.ly/bV4Fcv

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

OK in VA to pray in Jesus' name
http://bit.ly/d7x45y

FINDERS KEEPERS?

Florida man wants whoever found his $14,000 bag of cash to give it back
http://bit.ly/bQWyYi

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Hawking: A U.K. psyops to promote false war against extraterrestrials?
http://bit.ly/clFuob

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04/28/10

Obama Number One in Wind Power

That smell in Mo wasn't the output from the biodiesel plant that Obama visited today. No it was the foul stench of rhetoric by an administration that has proved themselves to be full of wind power.

After the Health Care control Bill, Obama has begun his journey of converting this nation into socialism. Next on his agenda?

Well, the regulation of the financial sector that caused the housing bubble. Never mind the fact that it was the regulations that forced banks to allow those who could not afford to purchase a home to get a home mortgage.

Other issues on his agenda, Immigration Reform. Now, I dont agree with Arizona's decision to become a "Show me you Papers" state, but I dont live there, and I most certainly do not have to go visit there any time soon. However, it is their right as a state to do as they will and up to the legal citizens of that state to deal with their legislators.

There will be no immigration reform. They will call it whatever they want, but we know it will be nothing more than AMNESTY. Hey, why not give amnesty to all lawbreakers who are just trying to make better lives for themselves?

Obama's other agenda's, too many to go over them all, but Cap & Trade, also known as Cap & Tax, Cap & Slave or energy regulations.

Genius idea, put the whole nation on a smart grid that has no viable protection against hackers. Some schoolboy in Asia or Russia will be able to shut the nation down while playing online games.

Now, if Obama wanted to do something besides smile and let out a lot of hot meaningless air, perhaps, he could get congress to lift the ban on growing hemp. Hemp is not a drug, but it is related to marijuana. It does produce far more biodiesel per pound than any other plant and it burns much cleaner and it grows in the most harshest of conditions.

The American people are tired of having a leader who is number one in wind power, they want a leader who will protect and defend the Constitution, they want a leader who will protect their liberties, they want a leader who can do more than smile pretty for the camera/

We will have to wait until 2012 for that issue to be resolved, unless of course someone comes up with the real obama birth certificate, in the meantime, we have the 2010 election that have the likes of many Socialist democrats already checking out the help wanted sections of their newspapers.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE

In the NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obama Admin Officials, GOP Senator Graham Criticize AZ Immigration Law
http://bit.ly/aSotUP

Corruption scandal that could bring Obama down
http://bit.ly/aO5DDW

Obama sends in the clowns
http://bit.ly/dea29f

Eligibility sponsor fears GOP protecting Obama
http://bit.ly/c7niEB

OBAMA CARE

Government health care a 4-letter word: W-a-i-t
http://bit.ly/aSZETA

Powerful Rationing Panel (Not Doctors) Will Control Health Care Levels
http://bit.ly/baCo6t

Companies better off discontinuing health care
http://nyti.ms/cUr3J4

Health Care Law Not Working As Advertised for Some Families
http://bit.ly/biqRmH

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Constitution OK with 16,000 new IRS agents?
http://bit.ly/aUwC8a

Montana to feds: Hands off our rights
http://bit.ly/cxmaZn

Meet stunning Americans looking to dethrone Pelosi
http://bit.ly/bk1W0J

Proposal to make voting mandatory riles Ridgway
http://bit.ly/dpkOA6

Marines tell Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward to pull campaign ad
http://bit.ly/9zfWKQ

Gordon Brown calls campaigner 'bigoted woman'
http://bit.ly/d1t0Wd

POLICE STATE NEWS

Missouri Senate Takes Steps to Ban Red Light Cameras
http://bit.ly/cLN8IO

ECONOMIC NEWS

Orlando-area homeowners associations want buyers to pay back dues on foreclosed homes
http://bit.ly/b4aVW1

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Hearing change delays Real ID driver's licenses
http://bit.ly/9QFIZk

Man sues DMV over license suspension notice
http://bit.ly/baKqwp

D.M.V. Might Automatically Enroll New Yorkers for Organ Donation
http://bit.ly/bYHI2a

The story about SOMARK Constitutional Alliance
http://bit.ly/bP8NXQ

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers Increase Skimming Attacks in the U.S.
http://bit.ly/9oS5Hf

Thieves, Hackers And Health Workers Want A Peek At Your Medical Records
http://n.pr/cpQXxh

Police seize Gizmodo's computers in iPhone probe
http://bit.ly/ba8M76

Gizmodo considers suing police after iPhone raid
http://bit.ly/ba03eK

Google warning on fake anti-virus software
http://bit.ly/c2JkKj

HEALTH NEWS

California county bans McDonald's Happy Meal toys
http://bit.ly/a1NLim

Protect your access to local food
http://bit.ly/KuNzR

Here come the salt tyrants
http://bit.ly/aUVROP

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

I see 'hostility' toward Christianity
http://bit.ly/bUjZMD

Law school policy labeled 'crazy'
http://bit.ly/cd215O

Supreme Court: Mojave cross can stay
http://bit.ly/9YaHze

Evangelists claim Noah's Ark found
http://bit.ly/cD0ifM

GLOBAL WARMING

Spring snowstorm hits northern NY, New England
http://bit.ly/avKyUX

04/26/10

Democrats Rush to Grab More Power Before Elections

Let's face it, both Democrats and Republicans have done a great deal of damage to our liberties and freedoms. It is the reason why the Republicans lost control of the house and senate and it will be the reason the Democrats loose their seats come November.

Americans are not angry, they are at a boiling point. They are tired of corporate interests manipulating our legislators and our legislators refusing to represent the average person.

Health Care Reform = Heath Control
Financial reform will = Financial Control
Patriot Act = Unpatriotic
Real ID = National ID
Immigration Reform = Amnesty
Cap & Trade = Energy Control & more taxes

Republicans know the American people will just go to the ballots in a rash of furry over the HCR and possibly amnesty, but, before they do, they may stop and think that it was the republicans who brought about some of this legislation and the republicans pushed fro Amnesty two years ago.

In the mean time, Democrats are on the offensive, training their campaign workers who will go door to door touting all the great things about HCR. They will forget to mention things, like reduced health care for all, increased taxes, fines and jail for those who refuse to accept health insurance, National ID health Card, National Health Record database, unfettered access to bank accounts in case they need to squeeze more money from you for your health care and the list goes on.

The Democrats know they will loose out come November, they have Obama who has some of his lowest approval ratings out touting their great work for voting against the will of the American people.

Of course, now they (Democrats & Republicans) want the Federal Reserve to have more power to screw up our financial system and the Democrats want more power and control over the very energy we use in our homes. Many are still so very ignorant of Climategate or simply ignoring a truth that is to inconvenient for their socialist agenda.

While I am not Libertarian, I do suggest that people look at independent candidates, lets stop this right left paradigm and start looking at reality. The fact is, that both parties have done us wrong and we need some strong independent constructionally minded individuals running our nation.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS

POLICE STATE NEWS

Citizen detained for not providing papers in AZ
http://bit.ly/arXG35

The government has your baby's DNA!
http://bit.ly/9dMlP0

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

National ID: The Time to Resist is Now
http://bit.ly/aGSdIB

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Immigration Reform Could Mean National ID Card for All Workers
http://bit.ly/9xKjyq

SB 1070 Signed into Law: Victory for The Police State
http://bit.ly/cdlE1o

Arizona Governor signs police-state immigration law
http://bit.ly/akb65Q

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers Turn New Car Into Full-Sized Game Controller
http://bit.ly/aaY20Q

Russian Hacker trades Facebook accounts
http://bit.ly/aT5Odj

Navy Offering Scholorships to Top Hackers
http://bit.ly/9F8Cjg

India is no. 3 haven for hackers
http://bit.ly/cmA1t8

Spokane company helps uncover cyberspace bandits
http://bit.ly/b3jaVA

Iranian hackers take over Dorset NHS site
http://bit.ly/aYHvdb

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Urge Your Representative to support H.R.764, the American Elections Act
http://bit.ly/aZG8gE

Senate may vote on unconstitutional financial "reform" bill TODAY!
http://bit.ly/bMLjOG

15 minutes or less can ruin your career
http://bit.ly/aIU7EK

Mississippi legislators form prayer group
http://bit.ly/cxMsGk

Republicans target Obama hometown
http://bit.ly/aibVlR

Oregon Voter registration deadline draws near
http://bit.ly/bOkXcS

It Started With the Tyrant Lincoln
http://bit.ly/bM5ppw

ECONOMIC NEWS

Unclaimed Kin in Los Angeles Piling Up
http://bit.ly/cYkc9m

Sandwich-board job hunter finds work after 2 years
http://bit.ly/aKhwbN

10 Cities Facing a Double Whammy of Default Risks
http://bit.ly/cz9smm

DEADLY WEATHER

Tornado survivors recount God's protection
http://bit.ly/btoC28

Survivor tales from southern storms that killed 12
http://bit.ly/bkCoj


WRONGLY ACCUSED

Husband, state victimize SD woman
http://bit.ly/dyKgJm

GOING GREEN

'Earth Day' wrongly emphasizes idolatry
http://bit.ly/caOXrv

YOU TUBE

Arrested over Arizona's Real I.D. Paper's Please SB1070 bill
http://bit.ly/aG8PMS

Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke at JEC Hearing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzO_D8TjvKw

04/25/10

News for April 23 2010

OBAMA NATION

Overwhelmingly, Americans see Obama inviting attack
http://bit.ly/cCHMNi

President Obama Vacations in Asheville, NC
http://bit.ly/95CHiX

Obama tells feds to check Arizona immigration bill
http://bit.ly/dd0r9w

Obama slams Wall Street ways while asking support
http://bit.ly/aC9CPg

ObamaCare, amnesty expand Dems' control
http://bit.ly/dpvWz2

Obama backers show signs of disappointment
http://bit.ly/cHhbrb

Blago Asks for Subpoena of Obama
http://bit.ly/dtn2Te

Retired Army general: Lt. Col. Lakin has 'valid point'
http://bit.ly/aABRhY

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Snitker Makes Florida History In Senate Bid
http://bit.ly/9ikIqq

SEC Porn Probe: Workers Viewed Sex Materials as Economy Tanked
http://bit.ly/cpNwWI

Goldman Sachs Was Both Lloyds Underwriter And Investor, FT Reports
http://huff.to/aOk5Av

Voter registration deadline approaching fast(Oregon)
http://bit.ly/aQEEyC

Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle
http://bit.ly/a1Cq4e

Fla. GOP Under Criminal Probe
http://bit.ly/bprGQB

Pelosi will profit from Obama-Waxman-Markety cap-and-trade energy bill
http://bit.ly/3prFv

Conservative Group ALIPAC Demands Senator 'Admit Homosexuality'
http://huff.to/aAKqzY

J.D. Hayworth Denounces ALIPAC's Accusations That Lindsey Graham's Gay
http://bit.ly/d1oO8p

Ron Paul, mason?
http://bit.ly/bCZC3Y

ECONOMIC NEWS

Fire Alarm Company Burned by e-Banking Fraud Krebs on Security
http://bit.ly/a5F12T

Rash of burglaries in Greene County seem to work of multiple groups
http://bit.ly/awZ28i

Government goes high-tech to redesign $100 bills
http://bit.ly/b15zT3

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV Computer Software Creates Problems For Driver
http://bit.ly/bpSf2E

Friday hearing scheduled on Real ID licensing
http://bit.ly/cHamyx

VA Revokes Plates With Coded Message of White Supremac
http://bit.ly/ae6SBb

The National ID: Would It Solve the Illegal Immigration Problem?
http://bit.ly/azGoiw

Opposition continues to 'Real ID' driver's license proposal
http://bit.ly/d1pFET

Puerto Rican Officials Scrap Millions of Birth Certificates
http://bit.ly/cz0CYo

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

McAfee false positive exploited by hacker
http://bit.ly/bnNFOX

Blippy Accidentally Exposes Users Credit Card Numbers With Google Search
http://bit.ly/clvBYu

THE WAR ON DRUGS

Officers Bust Large Marijuana Grow Operation
http://bit.ly/cn20N1

OBAMACARE

Health care costs expected to rise in wake of reform
http://bit.ly/cOJNka

Nearly 4M to pay health insurance penalty by 2016
http://bit.ly/dj3v9A

Report says health care will cover more, cost more
http://bit.ly/96rJu9

Dem faith in Obama plunges as health-care details emerge
http://bit.ly/b7VgUF

HEALTH NEWS

Susan G. Komen for the Cure makes mockery of self with KFC
http://bit.ly/bP8iIV

Deadly airborne fungus in Oregon set to sprea
http://bit.ly/bD4mjJ

White Nose Syndrome Hits MO
http://bit.ly/98g7Ho

Spanish Hospital Claims First Full Face Transplant
http://bit.ly/a3wGhN

CLIMATEGATE

On 40th Anniversary, Earth Day Is Big Busines
http://nyti.ms/9NK0gv

James Cameron: Climate Change as Great as Any Threat Since World War II
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/64516

'Climategate' blazes up Amazon's best-seller lists
http://bit.ly/98Q64o

EPA prods Congress to act by issuing rules
http://bit.ly/aAwNrN

ABORTION NEWS

KY abortion clinic falls victim to video sting
http://bit.ly/aMImf6

PUBLIC EDUCATION

School prayer at issue in Florida
http://bit.ly/dAfJUu

Utah to Consider Elimination of 12th Grade
http://bit.ly/bSiz2S

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

YOU TUBE

Polish Plane Crash Truth Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoUkobHYAlk

US Senator Graham asked to Admit His Homosexuality at Tea Party Event
http://bit.ly/dtYsYL

Colbert Urges Lindsey Graham To Release Straight Sex Tape
http://huff.to/bT2tHU

04/22/10

Don't be boiled in the VAT

Quote of the Day: "Nothing is official, until it has first been denied." -- Jerry Hughes, radio talk show host, and a friend of Downsize DC

You probably have a fundamental disagreement with the politicians who represent you . . .

* They think your money is their money, and they determine what your "allowance" will be
* You probably think that you are not a slave, and that you work to fulfill your own dreams, not theirs

Consider -- If you had a choice, would you rather give your money to . . .

* The Department of Housing and Urban Development, or Habitat for Humanity?
* The Department of the Interior, or groups like the Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited?
* The Department of Education, or a local private school?
* The National Institute of Health (NIH), or St. Joseph's Hospital and the Shriner's Hospitals?

If you're like me, the NIH is the only bureaucracy that might spark a glimmer of interest. But I must wonder, if state-directed medical research is really such a great thing, why must it be funded at gun point?

Other State efforts provoke similar questions. And I can summarize my answers as follows . . .

There's nothing the federal government does that I value anywhere near as much as it costs. I would gladly choose a private, voluntary alternative for nearly every so-called "service" The State provides. I even think it screws up national defense, creating more enemies for me than it actually kills or constrains.

If I could fire my so-called government, I would. But I can't -- it's a monopoly protected by violence and intimidation, with the result that . . .

There doesn't seem to be any limit to how much of my money the know-it-all, busy-body politicians want to spend. They have no brakes. However . . .

Since the bond market does place a severe limit on how much money The State can borrow, there is more and more talk of raising taxes. In particular there's now a great deal of talk about a federal VAT.

VAT stands for Value Added Tax. A VAT is like a sales taxes except that the state and local sales taxes you're used to paying are only imposed at the final point of sale. By contrast . . .

A federal VAT is a sales tax imposed at EVERY STEP from production through distribution to final sale. In other words, the tax would be imposed at every point at which value is added to a product. That's why they call it a "value-added" tax.

We expect President Obama's current commission on the federal deficit to recommend a VAT. Now, the Obama administration has been quick to deny that it wants to impose a VAT, but we don't believe it. When politicians' move their lips, there's a considerable chance they're lying, and any denial is usually a prelude to confirmation. So you need to decide . . .

*
Do you want to pay more taxes, or do you want the politicians to cut spending?
* Are you going to tell them what you want, or will you sanction what happens by remaining silent?

Resistance is simple.I just sent a letter to Congress, using DowsizeDC.org's "cut spending" campaign.

You can copy or borrow from what I said in my letter . . .

You are spending too much, and borrowing too much. This must end. You must balance your books. And you must do it by cutting spending -- NOT by increasing taxes. Please pay special attention to the following -- NO Value Added Tax!

END LETTER

Remember, Congress cannot hear what you do NOT say.

You can send your own letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

Please forward this Dispatch to others, and ask them to also send letters to Congress opposing a Value Added Tax.

Perry Willis
Vice President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

P.S. This Downsizer-Dispatch was made available to you courtesy of our monthly pledgers. Please consider joining them by starting a monthly, credit card pledge. Here's our secure contribution form: https://secure.downsizedc.org/contribute/

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obama 'amused' by Tea Parties
http://bit.ly/axtlZg

Obama seeks court nominee who backs women's rights
http://bit.ly/9uCzr0

White House: Obama to visit Iowa, Missouri, Ill.
http://bit.ly/bD0Njc

OBAMA CARE

Oklahoma lawmakers to sue over federal health reform
http://bit.ly/c3XrpN

Democrats seek greater control over health insurance rates
http://bit.ly/dszsbT

Health-care mandates could be 'null and void'
http://bit.ly/ameex0

Man died after medics missed disease six times, inquest hears
http://bit.ly/aUTDSr

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Pedro Espada Jr. looted $14M from non-profit
http://bit.ly/bLuHTU

Judge Andrew Napolitano Speaks on Natural Rights and the Patriot Act
http://bit.ly/9KQ0wq

Problems with multiculturalism unveiled
http://bit.ly/ccdjhX

Could Tea Party Rhetoric Lead to Another Oklahoma City?
http://bit.ly/8ZtV3h

There's a New AIG Story. I Was an AIG Exec. Here's the Deal.
http://huff.to/9W57T0

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

'Mark of the beast' idea back on the table
http://bit.ly/da1xd7

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets
http://bit.ly/9hmmcS

Real ID Licenses Will Now Be Optional
http://bit.ly/dwRHh6

POLICE STATE NEWS

Crime Prediction Software Is Here and It's a Very Bad Idea
http://gizmodo.com/5517231/

ECONOMIC NEWS

Job seekers too picky?
http://bit.ly/bPOyJJ

L.A. County's Revenues Are $17.5 Billion A Year
http://bit.ly/9hP1jM

California leads in borrowing for jobless benefits
http://bit.ly/dl5YIg

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
http://bit.ly/9yX4Ni

Paulson Says All He Wanted Was To Short Hell Out Of Crappy Borrowers
http://bit.ly/cbLnmE

Vacant Detroit homes where crime thrives the first to go
http://bit.ly/cTy7Pu

HEALTH NEWS

FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons
http://bit.ly/dBfroC

Judge sides with activist in raw milk dispute
http://bit.ly/dodPIO

The 10 biggest health care lies in America
http://bit.ly/95c2BJ

MIT Student Develops $3 Cutting-Edge Healing Device
http://bit.ly/aSjF3Q

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Cyberattack on Google hit heart of its system
http://bit.ly/bFnlAz

PUBLIC EDUCATION

School lunches called a national security threat
http://bit.ly/aCYlkU

District admits to webcam spying
http://bit.ly/amKwTO

Pay Cut For All School Workers
http://bit.ly/ajVSFg

ECO FRIENDLY?

Couple sue for £380k after being driven out of home by noise from wind turbines
http://bit.ly/94w8Al

Beached whale in Seattle had wide range of human garbage in stomach
http://bit.ly/ai83ER

MORAL DECLINE

Man accused of exposing buttocks in incidents at Target stores
http://bit.ly/bzPxZU

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