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The Seven Things You Need to Know About the Tax Deal

2 Jan

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Last night, Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. That means middle-class families won’t see an increase in their income tax rates. We’ve avoided the fiscal cliff.

President Obama will sign the legislation soon. Last night, he described the agreement as, “one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody.

Watch this video that President Obama recorded about the “fiscal cliff” agreement: http://OFA.BO/UpngYM

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Gary Johnson files anti-trust lawsuit to appear in presidential debates

23 Sep

 

Gary Johnson presidential campaign, 2012

Gary Johnson presidential campaign, 2012 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


Gary Johnson files anti-trust lawsuit to appear in presidential debates (via Raw Story )

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson filed an anti-trust lawsuit suit in federal court Friday alleging that the Democratic and Republican parties are conspiring to keep third-party candidates out of the presidential debates and, as a result, out of the White House. In the suit, Johnson’…

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Can’t donate to Obama? Then subtract from Romney. #p2

15 Aug
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Googlemitt romney president”. For each ad you click on, it will cost his campaign $1.71.

Look at the column far right. That is the cost per click

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EDIT: If enough people did this, it could essentially knock the ad off Google because Romney campaign will see they are paying for ads/clicks that are not generating donations.

EDIT: The location of the ads you want to click on have a yellow background and will be at the top of your search results. Ads in the sidebar on the right are also paid, click them if they link to a Romney site.

Another thing I often do is give a dollar to the campaign, and return blank envelopes with the prepaid postage to their campaign offices after they continually send me more solicitations. If those envelopes are not used, they don’t have to pay for the shipping, but if you send it back empty, the postage adds up, QUICK.

Source? I’m a political consultant.

Originally posted on reddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/obama/comments/y9ew2/cant_donate_to_obama_then_subtract_from_romney/

 

Vote Today! Select the Democrats who will defeat Republicans in November. #rgv

29 May

 

Primary Election Day is here! Today is your last chance to select the Democratic nominees who will defeat Republicans in November.
The polls are open from 7:00AM to 7:00PM. You can find your voting location here. A list of most of the Democratic candidates is available on our website.
Remember that the photo ID voter suppressionlegislation is not in effect for this election. Any one of the following documents are acceptable forms of identification: 

  • Your voter registration card;
  • A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by Texas or another state (even if the license or card has expired);
  • A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
  • A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes your identity;
  • Your United States citizenship papers;
  • Your United States passport;
  • Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Republicans took our state through the most anti-children, anti-senior, anti-immigrant, and anti-woman legislative session in recent memory. They decimated public education, deliberately underfunded Medicaid, attempted to enact Arizona-style immigration legislation, mandated invasive sonograms and endangered women’s health. If you’re tired of Republicans legislating these crazy ideas, make sure you come out and vote today in the Democratic Primary to select the candidates who will help us take back our state!

 

My Voting Guide for Hidalgo

14 May

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Early voting starts TODAY, Monday the 14th on to the 25th.

You may vote from 7am to 7pm at any one of the 25 polling places.

Information voting location is here for Hidalgo is here, http://bit.ly/JzPy9t

You should vote because you should care about the issue(s) health, education, economy, environment, immigration, religion, privacy, war, etc.

Who we vote for makes decision on these issues that affect us all.

Do you like paying taxes? Either way, the government spends you tax money, whether it be a little or a lot, the people who get elected help decide how it should spent?

You determines who gets elected to congress, which is in charge of coming up with the yearly budget and apportionment of state money. 

More information about voting in the RGV is here http://aactnow.org/

 

If you don’t know who to vote for, here are my selections for your consideration.

Some of the races apply only to the district I live on.

(Share it with people who don’t know who to vote for or just need information)

 

US Senator

Paul Sadler

The only candidate  who has held public office, Sadler experience consists of hist time in the Texas House from 1991 to 2003

Sadler, said in a political forum that he’d “taken the arrows” in office — even received death threats over his efforts to reform the state tax code.

 “I have more experience with tax codes than any other person in the U.S. Senate,” he said.

 http://www.texastribune.org/directory/paul-sadler/

 

Member of Congress District 15

 Ruben Hinojosa

He is an incumbent who supports education and has experience.

He has worked for the betterment of our district. When the administration was prepared to compromise on the budget by cutting funding for college loans, he rallied others in Congress to refuse the deal and protected low-income students from losing an opportunity to get an education.

 

State Representative District 40

Agustin Hernandez

The best candidate is Agustin Hernandez, his reasoning for running and his proposals on his website are very convincing and well thought out.

http://hdztx.com/

As I was doing research for this I am looking these people up. I have met most of them, Mr Betancourt doesn’t even have a website or it is hard to find. Terry Canalez is an attorney with no real experience or valuable convincing reason being elected. Robert Pena has the experience,  he was in a school district and has been part of several business organizations, he would be the candidate that would most likely care for business interest most of all.

 

Referendum #1 – FOR

Reads:

Any graduate of a Texas high school, who has lived in the state for at least three years and lived here continuously for the last year, should be eligible for in-state tuition at state supported colleges and universities and given the opportunity to earn legal status through a higher education or military service.

 

If these students did the work, made the grades, and have lived in Texas for a long time they should be able to go to college. When they graduate, they would become great additions to our state. If they are going to college they are not criminals. Education should be a universal right

 

Referendum #2 – FOR

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Because a college education is increasingly necessary for jobs that allow our citizens to achieve middle class lifestyles and become the entrepreneurs who create the jobs that our economy relies on, we call on the Texas Legislature to fund colleges and universities such that tuition and fees can be affordable to all Texans.

 

Education is a social equalizer and helps people greatly increase their ability to progress. Students are graduating with greater amounts of debt.

The Texas legislature cut a lot of money to education last year in the 2011 congressional session.  Colleges have been affected; they have had to cut down the number of teacher and other areas of school which affects students.

We need to invest in our education to have better inventors, teachers, doctors, scientists, etc. That will bring progress to our state and country.

 

 

Referendum #3 – FOR

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 Should the Texas Legislature allow the people of Texas to vote to legalize casino gambling with all funds generated being used only for education?

 

We need to keep the money in Texas, people gamble when they do they have to go spend all that money in Las Vegas or other locations, we should keep the money here.

The money needed to support our education system needs to come from somewhere and since corporations don’t want to pay taxes some institution must.

It absence of the Legislature’s willingness to provide needed income to the State, this is an alternative that should be acceptable.

RELATED LINKS


Turnout and voter registration in Texas (by the numbers)

 http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/70-92.shtml

 

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