March 29, 2010

Gather in DC on April 15th for Tax revolt w/Teaprty Express & others forming the Velvet Revolution

The Tax Revolt
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The Czechoslovakian Velvet Revolution

On November 17, 1989, riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Communist-ruled Prague. The event sparked a series of popular demonstrations from November 19 to late December. By November 20, the number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague had swollen from 200,000 the previous day to an estimated half-million. A two-hour general strike, involving all citizens of Czechoslovakia, was held on November 27. Eleven days after the initial student protest, on November 28, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakian announced it would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state. 12 days later on December 10, President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-communist government in Czechoslovakia in over 40 years, and then resigned.

Al Sharpton Said You Voted For Socialism...

R. George Dunn

J. HoogendykMiller and Upton: Michigan's Biggest-Spending Republicans?

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Michael Steele Says "Enough" to...Republicans!

RNC Chairman Steele Why is America in the fix it's in? Is it because the liberals and Democrats are having their way? We all know what they want. They want to tell us how to run our families, our businesses, our schools...our very lives. They want to control health care, education, the banks, Wall Street, the real estate market, the insurance industry and the even the auto companies.
But is this country sinking into the socialist mire because of them? Let me suggest that perhaps we are in this situation not because Democrats are being Democrats, but because too many Republicans have stopped being Republicans. Let me quote from Michael Steele in his recent book, Right Now.
"Enough of the arrogant liberal lie that we can tax and spend and borrow our way back to prosperity. Enough of Republican politicians who let liberals get away with mortgaging our children's future with stimulus packages that are mostly pork, political paybacks and taxpayer funded delivery of a long-awaited wish list from the Democrat Party. But you know what else? Enough of Republican politicians who let them get away with it! Enough of one-sided compromises, running from our principles, complaining about big government when we are out of power but embracing it when we are in power. What in the world happened to Republicans' conservative principles?
"Liberalism doesn't deserve all the blame for our economic decline...the other half of the equation is this: Republicans stopped putting up a fight. Our credibility snapped; we failed to live up to our ideals."

Fred UptonMillerThere are two members of Congress in Michigan, Republicans who in just one key vote, violated the constitutional principles which have made this country and the Republican Party great. Fred Upton and Candice Miller have both voted for over $1 trillion in new government programs and spending which have piled hundreds of billions in new debt on our grandchildren. But one vote in particular singles them out as Michigan's most liberal Republicans: The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, HR1105, with its $300 billion deficit and 9,700 earmarks was strongly opposed and roundly criticized on the official website of the Republicans in Congress. And while 158 Republican members of Congress indeed voted against this spending bill, Miller and Upton were the only Republicans from Michigan to vote "YES".
The website said this about HR1105: "The $32 billion increase represents the largest one-year hike in annual appropriated spending percentage since the Carter administration, with the exception of funding immediately after September 11th.  And since many of these programs and agencies received funding in the recent "stimulus," the combined increase is $301 billion or 80% over Fiscal Year 2008."
As reported by the Heritage Foundation, the bill was loaded with pork, including things like:
  • $1,049,000 to combat Mormon Crickets in Utah,
  • $332,500 to build a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas,
  • $225,000 for Everybody Wins!,
  • $200,000 for a tattoo removal program in Mission Hills, California,
  • $190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming,
  • $237,500 for theater renovation in Merced, California, and
  • $75,000 for the Totally Teen Zone in Albany, Georgia.
Here is a partial list of concerns listed in the GOP website:
  • DC School Vouchers:  Eliminates the District of Columbia (D.C.) school voucher program.  H.R. 1105 prohibits any new students from receiving vouchers and sunsets the program after the 2009-2010 school year.  While the bill eliminates $18 million for the successful school voucher program, it contains funding for countless other "priorities."
  • International Family Planning:  Provides $545 million for State Department to fund foreign family planning programs, funds that will flow to abortion providers now that the Mexico City Policy has been repealed by the Obama Administration.
  • UNFPA:  Contains language exempting federal funding for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) from the Kemp-Kasten provision, which denies federal funding to organizations or programs that support coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.
  • Abstinence Education:  Reduces funding for the Community Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) program to $95 million, a decrease of $13 million.  Conversely, the bill increases funding for Title X family planning programs by $7 million.
  • Amtrak:  Includes $1.45 billion for Amtrak, a program that fails to be competitive and continues to need federal subsidies to cover operating losses and capital costs.  
  • ACORN:  Provides $181 million for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for housing counseling.  ACORN has been a past recipient of such funding.
  • NEA:  Provides $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, in addition to the $50 million for the NEA provided in the "stimulus" bill.
  • The list goes on for pages.
It is time to call them to account for his behavior. The attention in the past few weeks and especially last week has been on the Health Care Bill and the solidarity of the GOP in opposing it. Every member needs to be thanked and congratulated for sticking together to make their point. But that good behavior does not excuse members who otherwise fail to uphold the core principles. They need to be respectfully reminded that they are being watched and that even their own National Party Chairman has said, "Enough!"
Contact Congresswoman Candice Miller. Contact Congressman Fred Upton. Ask them to pledge to never again vote for bills that grow government beyond its constitutional mandates. Tell them you are watching. Tell them "Enough."
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Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project & Leadership Institute announce "Grassroots Activism" Seminar


 Press Release

Contact: Stephen Ross

Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project

Phone 586.662.1276

P.O. Box 435

New Baltimore, MI  48047

Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project

                (a Tea Party)



    Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project and the Leadership Institute announce "Grassroots Activism" Seminar

        Detroit, MI, March 29, 2010:  

      The Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project, a Tea Party, in conjunction with the Leadership Institute from Arlington, Virginia, is presenting a "Grassroots Activism" seminar on

       April 9th & 10th.   The seminar will be conducted at the Birmingham Masonic Temple Lodge #44:

37357 Woodward Ave.

Birmingham, MI  48304


    Friday's session will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday's session will begin at 9:00 p.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

    A light dinner will be available on Friday for a nominal fee.

    A lunch will be provided for the Saturday event.


    The cost of the event is only $35.00.  How on earth can you go wrong for so much information on

   how to be the best grassroots organizer you can be??????????????????????????????????


      For any questions or request for tickets, please contact Stephen Ross at 586.662.1276.


The Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project, a Tea Party, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of concerned citizens.  Our belief is that we must engage fellow citizens, then encourage them to begin a productive dialogue amongst all Americans, and then to bring education and enlightenment.  In so doing our nation's very real challenges can be viewed in an atmosphere that will truly give us hope, and that will lead to honest change. 


The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process.


The April 9th and 10th event will cover important topics that everyone needs to know about, whether that person is a seasoned professional or brand new to grassroots activism.  Some of the topics to be covered include:


·                                 Imperatives of Leadership

·                                  Developing a Persuasive Message

·                                  Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers

·                                  Building Coalitions

·                                  Grassroots Lobbying

·                                  Petition Drives

·                                  Fundraising-Direct Mail

·                                  Earned/Paid Media

·                                  Designing Direct Mail

·                                  Effective Debate Techniques

·                                  Door-to-Door

·                                  Learning How to Table

·                                  Basics of Field Organizing

·                                  Developing Collateral

·                                  Handling Negative Information

·                                  Developing a Winning Message


The topics being covered are well worth effort to come…if you can only come for one day…Friday or Saturday…that would be great!  The point is, come.  The Leadership Institute has a stellar reputation and for $35.00 you cannot go wrong.  You would pay many times this amount at other seminars.  Register today!  If need be you can pay at the door.



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The Southeast Michigan 9.12 Project, a Tea Party, in conjunction with the Leadership Institute from Arlington, Virginia, is presenting a "Grassroots Activism" seminar on

       April 9th & 10th.   The seminar will be conducted at the Birmingham Masonic Temple Lodge #44:

Mackinaw Center-'Michigan's Gift to Texas? People' |MiFairTax PLEASE!

Mackinaw Center-'Michigan's Gift to Texas? People'
Recent primary elections in Texas have once again highlighted that state's status as a place people are moving to rather than away from. This makes it a focus of public policy interest for economists and demographers who want to know the reason or reasons that have made the Lone Star state perhaps the most dramatic among a number of American "destination" states. In contrast, Michigan is certainly the most dramatic "flight" full article here
...Specifically, Hicks discovered that for every 10 percent increase in personal taxes, Michigan loses 4,900 people every year thereafter. So, the 11.5 percent personal income tax increase the Legislature imposed in 2007 has already driven more than 10,000 people out of Michigan.
By contrast, Texas has no income tax. This would be a distinct advantage even if it's overall tax burden were higher than in Michigan's, but in fact it is lower. The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation reports that in 2008 Texas had the 43rd lowest state and local tax burden in the nation, while Michigan came in at 27th.
And taxes are just one variable. Michigan's hostile labor climate and regulatory regime are also adding to the lack of opportunity that's chasing people away.
My comment:
Michigan is one of the most socialist States in the USA while Texas is one of the most liberty oriented States in the Union. What Michigan needs to do to sustain their form of government is to liberate the people by providing the MiFairTax plan, bringing jobs and opportunity to Michigan.