Passed 219 to 212
HR 4872 Reconciliation Bill
Passed 220 Yea to 211 Nay
Under the reconciliation bill, individuals who don’t purchase insurance would be subject to a fine of $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016. Individuals may be subject to a charge equal to as much as 2.5 percent of their income in 2016, if the total is greater than the flat payment.
Employers with 50 or more workers would pay $2,000 per worker if they don’t offer health insurance. The legislation offers a small business tax credit to help pay for employer- provided premiums.
America, get ready to open your wallets even wider!
Ron Paul interviewed on the PeaceBlimp moneybomb marathon March 20th. Continue to donate to Peace Blimp Project we are over half way to the first goal of $5,000 to put the blimp in the air. Enjoy the interview:
Here is the link to some of the photos we took at the peace rally at Lafayette Park, in back of the White House on Saturday, followed by pictures of the crowds assembled at the Capitol in opposition to government healthcare. Enjoy!
I'm only 5 hours away and I thought I might be able to sell a T-shirt or two...No luck on that front, but it was very interesting.
I was absolutely the only Ron Paul guy at the event, it was a bit surreal hearing all the arguments 'we make' coming from -- and believe me -- hard core self identified communists. I'm not exaggerating in the least.
I stood out like a sore thumb sporting my Ron Paul Peace sign shirt. Everyone was very friendly and curious and I got a chance to talk to quite a few people. I'm as amazed at the philosophical disconnect of the hard left as I am the hard right. I had some great conversations and I felt like I represented our views in a very respectful and informed manner. I even spoke with a young man sporting a Karl Marx shirt. All in all it was a very interesting experience. My overall feeling is that even with these hard core antiwar folks, they'd never vote for Ron Paul over Obama (who they were calling out)...I know, it boggles the mind.
I hope at least one or two of them will at least think of some of the things we talked about and question their movement and ideas. It's mind boggling to think that the anti war movement is not supporting the most adamantly anti war politician in the history of the United States. We need to own the peace sign, it's being co-opted by these people. I just got back and I'm going to bed.
The shirt I wore is here
by Gary Howard | Campaign for Liberty
Congressman Paul is scheduled to deliver a speech to the SRLC crowd on Saturday April 10th.
In additon, due to a special contribution from some generous donors, Campaign for Liberty is currently offering SRLC tickets at a steep discount to our supporters.
Please come out and join other liberty supporters and show that we are a force to be reckoned with and a strong presence at SRLC. Not only will you have the opportunity to see Congressman Paul speak in person on Saturday, but the conference shares the weekend with the French Quarter Festival where you can enjoy over 150 musical performances, cuisine and culture of the Big Easy.
After his speech, Campaign for Liberty is also hosting a free reception with Dr. Paul and all of his supporters who attend the conference.
Make a weekend of it. Come out with other friends of liberty and support Ron Paul.
Go here to purchase your tickets!
"the following is a sample Declaration of Nullification for you to share with your state legislatures and to ask them to support your state sovereignty. This is not an actual piece of legislation from ANY state...yet."
We the People of the great state of OKLAHOMA hold these truths to be evident from our constitutional contract with the United States of America that the states of that union are as sovereign as foreign states and that they give up only so much of their sovereignty so as to allow for the execution of those powers enumerated and assigned to the federal government in the Constitution. Further, we hold that the United States Constitution represents our people's consent to be governed in any measure beyond that which is contained in our own constitution and the consent of the several states to allow the United States to act for them on the issues of national defense, foreign policy, foreign trade and interstate commerce. Moreover, we hold that when these consents are breached, as they have been by all three branches of the federal government, that each breach is an act of tyranny upon We the People and breach of contract upon the several states. These abuses stretch back to the beginning of the previous century and are evidence of the federal government's long-standing design to reduce the federalist system, consented to in the Constitution, to one of despotic central government rule. Such a government was not envisioned by the founders or by the states that ratified the Constitution or by the states that joined the union since, and such a government is wholly detrimental to the people's liberty and to the sovereignty of states.
You can watch too on this link, with a chat board: www.wafs.tv
See the lineup & schedule here:
This Saturday, March 20th, the 7th Anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, join Peace Blimp Radio to listen to an all day marathon of great speakers and musical artists advocating an end to the U.S. wars of aggression in the Middle East.
Please pledge to support Trevor's Peace Blimp Project by making a donation of $10 or more on March 20th, 2010.
Saturday's show runs from 10am to 10pm. Guests will include include U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, U. S. Congressman Alan Grayson, Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, Former Head of the CIA's Osama Bin Laden Unit Michael Scheuer, Best Selling Author Tom Woods, Best Selling Author Charles Goyette, Former Governor of NM Gary Johnson, Daily Paul founder Michael Nystrom, Antiwar Radio's Scott Horton, Future of Freedom Foundation's Jacob Hornberger, Radio Host Robert Scott Bell, Liberty Activist Vijay Boyapati, Author & Blogger David Swanson, Senior VP Campaign For Liberty Jesse Benton, Distorted Soul's Nadir, Iraqi-American Peace Activist Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, AntiWar Radio's Angela Keaton, Kevin Zeese of Voters For Peace, Tracey Harmon, Marketing Director of LOLA, Congressional Candidate and Iraq War Veteran Adam Kokesh (NM-3), Congressional Candidate John Dennis (CA-8), Congressional Candidate RJ Harris (OK-4), Congressional Candidate Jake Towne (PA-15) Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Redlich (NY) and more!
The radio marathon will be hosted by: Jack Hunter, Kurt Wallace, Wess Messamore, Rahn Skipper, Delia Lopez and John J. Sottilare
Full details at: Peace Blimp.com
Anybody have a good link for phone numbers in DC?
I feel like making some calls.
I don't know if this is the best source but...
Slate ad critic Seth Stevenson tries out a Google service that allows you to run your own commercial on national TV for as little as $100.
A Toronto science fiction writer who authorities say refused to comply during an inspection (IN THE US) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in December has been convicted in the case.
A St. Clair County jury in Port Huron on Friday found 52-year-old Peter Watts of Toronto guilty of assaulting, obstructing and resisting a police officer. He faces up to two years in prison when sentenced April 26.
Watts was trying to cross INTO Canada Dec. 8 at the Blue Water Bridge when his vehicle was selected for inspection. Authorities say he was detained after becoming noncompliant. Watts testified that he was trying to comply.
According to police reports, he stepped out of his car during the inspection but was ordered to get back inside. Port Huron Police Captain Jim Jones said Mr. Watts refused and resisted when border officers tried to restrain him.
Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas tells CNN's John King that health care shouldn't be a government issue.
This Awesome Ron Paul Prime Time! What better than Ron Paul in High Definition! He is awesome!
The 'Slaughter Solution' would violate the Constitution
The Democrats are assaulting the very pillars of our democracy. As the debate on Obamacare reaches the long, painful end, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is confronting a political nightmare. She may not have the 216 votes necessary to pass the Senate's health care bill in the House.
I was looking at this photo essay on the NY Times site, Bedrooms of America’s Young War Dead. The first photo is of a young man from New York who was just 19 when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2008. The age reminded me of a song that was popular when I was in high school, back in 1985 - Paul Hardcastle's 19. I remember listening to it when I was 19, two years later and thinking what a raw deal those kids got.
40 years later, and not much has changed. The kids are still getting a raw deal, led off to slaughter by the Masters of War (another song that had a profound impact on me around the same time).
How can we break this cycle? How can we end the wars?
Please support Trevor's Peace Blimp project, and tune into the radio marathon tomorrow.
March 17, 2010
Congressman Paul Questions Bernanke on Monetary Policy