Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Senator: National Education Association spreading misinformation…

Senator: National Education Association (NEA) spreading misinformation… and it needs to be corrected. Independent Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut came to the defense of the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program.

The Senator said a letter sent by the National Education Association to U.S. Senators on the Armed Services Committee had misinformation in it.

In a letter sent to Senators, Senator Leiberman said "My purpose in sending (the) letter was to correct misinformation on the effectiveness of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program."

The letter from the NEA was in an attempt to stop the renewal of scholarship programs for District of Columbia students and proposed scholarship programs for military families to attend private schools.


Senator: Sign the Petition for…

Senator: Sign the Petition for… single-payer health care.

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is asking people to sign a petition for single-payer (nationalized) health care that is posted on his Senate website.

A page on his website asking people to sign the petition reads, “Our current private health insurance system is the most costly, wasteful, complicated and bureaucratic in the world. Today, 46 million people have no health insurance. Even more are underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments… The time is now to take on the powerful special interests in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and pass a single-payer national health care program."

Senator Sanders also sent out an e-mail news letter from his Senate e-mail account asking people to sign the petition.


Third party candidate wins in a write in…

Third party candidate wins in a write in… according to a new blog post from Libertarian Communications head Donny Ferguson.

The Libertarian Party of Washington County (Oregon)’s Vice-Chair, Steve Pearson, was elected to Cedar Park Middle School Local School Committee. Ferguson says Pearson won as a write-in candidate.


Libertarians taking three swings at Obama care…

Libertarians taking three swings at Obama care… in separate news releases and blogs.

In a news release, Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath said, "There is no question our health care system is broken and in need of serious reform. Americans deserve health care that is affordable, effective and universally available. However, President Obama’s $1 trillion government takeover of hospitals and doctor’s offices is not the answer.” The news release ended saying, “It is no coincidence that America’s health care system, once the best in the world, has become more unaffordable and ineffective as government has seeped further and further into it.”

The two blog posts from the Libertarian Communication head Donny Ferguson blogs about “the cost of free health care”. He mentions in one blog post, "The 10-year cost of reform could approach $2 trillion if the projections are made from the date that proposals are fully implemented.”

The other blog post calls the accounting for nationalized enron-like. The blog post says, “ditching the estimates prepared by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and replacing them with the nunbers prepared by the politically-appointed White House Office of Management and Budget…” are similar to accounting techniques the Ken Lay and Enron used to cook the books and fool investors.


Constitution Party wishes good luck for another party…

Constitution Party wishes good luck for another party… the Alaskan Independence Party.

At their Constitution Party National Committee meeting in Newark, New Jersey the Constitution Party offered a congratulations to the Alaskan Independence Party on it’s 25th Anniversary.

The committee ended its congratulations resolution by saying, “we wish you continued success in the next twenty five years and trust that your best days are yet to come.”


Constitution Party takes a stand on Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court…

Constitution Party takes a stand on Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme CourtNo!

The Constitution Party National Committee took an offical stand against Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court of the United States of America and, “urges the US Senate to reject confirmation.”

The Constitution Party said they were against Judge Sotomayor to become a Justice because of six reasons: The reason include her 2nd amendment stands, her favoring statehood for Puerto Rico, her supports of giving voting rights to convicted murderers who are still serving time in prison, her opposition to the death penalty, that she has been a member of the National Council of La Raza, and her support of racial and ethnic quotas in education and employment.

It was one of four resolutions passed at the Constitution Party National Committee Meeting in Newark.


Libertarians want you to help Iran protestors in one easy way…

Libertarians want you to help Iran protestors in one easy way… change your Twitter time to Tehran time. In a tweet sent out by “@LPNational” it said “Help hide protestors: change your Twitter location to Tehran, to time +3:30 GMT, to confuse Iranian security forces.”

Iranians are commutating with each other via Twitter in post election protests.


Get back to work…

Get back to work… is the message to New York State Senators from the Working Families Party.

In a news release Working Families Party Executive Directo Dan Cantor said, “After a week of distractions, State Senators from both sides of the aisle have an opportunity to put aside partisan differences and get back to work. The power-sharing proposal put forward by Senate Democrats is a sensible response to the even split that has emerged between the two parties.”

Republican-led coalition along with upset democrats forced the current leadership out of power and deadlocked the state Senate.


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