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We’re still here. And we vote.

About one in four Americans support the Tea Party. And because of our interest and motivation, we are a powerful force both within the Republican Party and as an identifiable American voter bloc.

2014_09 30 GALLUP issues and voter motivation poll

Looking at these numbers strongly suggests to me that, as a group, we Tea Partiers are by far the more informed on what actually makes the economy WORK.

E.g., the left-wing wants good jobs, but their high rankings for the non-existent gender pay gap and job-killing redistribution of wealth policies make it very clear they actually believe the Star Trek cashless economy could ever work outside a monastery.

Also notice how Tea Partiers put availability of good jobs down at #8. An uninformed conclusion from this would be that we don’t give a crap about people being out of work; however, the reality is that all of the issues ranked higher (high taxes, illegal workers competing for jobs, Obamacare punishing employers, and instability of foreign oil markets) directly impact the availability of good jobs.

Meanwhile, the non-Tea Party Republicans (who have given only slightly more thought/study to the issues) place availability of good jobs at #2, but delegate the issues that actually affect job creation way below.

I really wish more people read Thomas Sowell.

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The Straw Man known as “Trickle-Down Economics”

The Left preaches as a point of faith that Republicans are EEEVIL because we support something called “trickle-down economics.”

But “preaching” and “faith” are as close as you can get to justifying their oft-repeated statement.

The fact is that nobody supports “trickle-down economics” because there is no such thing!

It exists nowhere except in the “Republicans are EEEVIL” rantings of Democrat politicians and their lapdog talking heads.

Even if you limit the definition of this non-existent theory to something like “high taxes are bad for the economy,” you still don’t get to a Republicans-only place.

Democrat Presidents Kennedy and Wilson BOTH said high taxes are bad for the economy.

What the Left wants us to infer from their trickle rantings is that it is Democrat, not Republican policies that boost people out of poverty.

The historical record shows just the opposite.

2012 to 2001 US Labor Force and Political Party Control

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The ‘Trickle-Down’ Lie by Thomas Sowell – January 7, 2014

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/01/07/the-trickle-down-lie/

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Barry-cades: $76 Million a day in LOST REVENUE

2013_10 15 Park closure costing 76 Million in lost revenue

Shutdown according to Obama the Tyrant

Source:

October 15, 2013: Park Service losing $76 million a day in shutdown By Kenric Ward

http://watchdog.org/110701/park-service-losing-76-million-a-day-in-shutdown/

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King Obama says, “Let them not eat.”

2013_10 11 USDA cut off food stamps in NOV

Dear Liberal - Terrorism vs Checks and Balances

Terrorism: The use of violent acts to try to achieve a political goal.

Checks and Balances: A system in which the different parts of an organization (such as a government) have powers that affect and control the other parts so that no part can become too powerful.

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Thomas Sowell says it best (as usual)

Click on graphic to embiggen. It’s easier to read that way.

2013_10 09 Sowell Who shut down govt

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Liberals are wrong: Minimum wage is racist

Williams with Sowell – Minimum Wage [3:47]

I love Thomas Sowell. One of his books totally turned me around from being a dumb “I just want to be nice and feel good about myself” Liberal to an educated “If policies hurt people, they need to be changed” Conservative.

I was particularly impressed by Sowell’s discussion of how rent control laws drive housing costs up and housing quality/availability down, thereby most harming those at the bottom of the socio-economic heap. The two cities in the U.S. that have the oldest and strictest rent control laws – New York and San Francisco – also have the highest housing costs. This is not a coincidence. The laws CAUSED it.

I was better able to follow Sowell’s data on the rent control issue than on some other, less familiar topics, because dh and I once were part owners and full-time, live-in managers of a 6-unit apartment building. We were there from the initial investment – finding a property and purchasing it – through renovating, managing and living with tenants as neighbors, and finally selling it.

I completely understood what Sowell was saying about rent control laws, not only because I’d been a renter for many years and then seen every aspect of the mechanics of owning rental property, but also because I’d visited a friend once in a rent controlled apartment in NYC. It was a tiny, crappy little place that he paid way too much to live in because housing was so scarce. The landlord wouldn’t do anything to maintain the place, because he wasn’t getting most of the rent the tenant paid.

The landlord – who had invested in the building and had to pay all the bills and taxes – only got the capped, controlled amount of rent the law allowed. It was the renter who had happened to be in unit when rent control went into effect who was making money off the deal! It was a total scam. This person had nothing of her own invested in or at risk and did nothing at all to maintain the property. She didn’t even live in the building any more. She just kept the lease in her name, so the landlord couldn’t legally raise the rent; then she sub-let to other people, who she charged more than she paid the landlord!

I was totally not surprised to learn in the video that the very first minimum wage law was designed to benefit white union workers at the expense of black non-union workers. Minimum wage is just another example of how the Left demonizes the Right as “uncaring” when it is the Left’s policies that most hurt the poor.

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Brilliant MUST SEE Video About Conservativism!

I’ve got goosebumps. Seriously. Please watch and share!

CONSERVATISM IS CALLING [7:38]

This video was not paid for by anyone. It was made by a citizen with a computer and the courage of his convictions.

If the folks you talk to are still thinking Democrats care more about the poor, show them this video and ask one simple question:

“If the government goes bankrupt, how will the people who depend on government checks survive?”

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

I have enjoyed our time here more than you can possibly know.Sharing the emotions that define us as human beings have helped me cope with some truly trying times.Sadly,the beginning of the end is near.Net neutrality(translation:censorship) goes into effect Sunday,Nov. 20.

GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO CONTROL INTERNET

http://godfatherpolitics.com/2021/us-government-abou-to-control-internet/

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN:OBAMA FAMILY TO SPEND HOLIDAYS IN HAWAII

Did you expect them to go to Chicago?

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/obama-family-plans-to-spend-holidays-in-hawaii/123

NADLER:VOTER ID LAWS A ‘DELIBERATE PLOT BY CONSERVATIVES’ TO SUPPRESS VOTES

You mean,one person-one vote?How the hell are dems supposed to win if they can’t cheat?

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/15/nadler-voter-id-laws-a-deliberate-plot-by-conservatives-to-suppress-votes/#ixzz1dm4dyqwY

THE ABUSER-IN-CHIEF

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_abuser_in_chief.html

THIS IS NAUSEATING:

WITH THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON THE HORIZON,OCCUPY DETROIT’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED

make way for Spongebob and Elmo

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/with-thanksgiving-day-parade-on-the-horizon-occupy-detroit%e2%80%99s-days-are-numbered/

EMAILS SHOW KAGAN EXCITED ABOUT OBAMACARE PASSAGE

She lied during her confirmation hearings.I got ten bucks that says she won’t recuse herself.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/emails-show-kagan-excited-about-obamacare-passage

YUP,JUST LIKE THE TEA PARTY

WHITHER THE WHITE WORKING CLASS?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/whither_the_white_working_class.html

OBAMA’S CRUDE CHUTZPAH

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/11/15/obamas-crude-chutzpah

SCORES ARRESTED AS POLICE CLEAR OWS CAMP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45299622/ns/us_news-life/#.TsJSe2HSOAM

PORTLAND NEEDS 70 DUMP TRUCKS TO CLEAN UP FILTH AFTER SQUATTERS EVICTED

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/11/portland-needs-70-dump-trucks-to-clean-up-filth-after-occupy-squatters-removed-from-park/

KRAUT RIPS OBAMA’S ‘ILL-CONCEIVED CONTEMPT’ FOR AMERICANS

“It’s unseemly”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/krauthammer-rips-obamas-ill-conceived-concealed-contempt-for-u-s-its-unseemly/

TIMBERLAKE BRINGS ‘SEXY BACK’ TO MARINE CORPS BALL

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/timberlake-brings-%e2%80%98sexy-back%e2%80%99-to-marine-corps-ball/

DR.SOWELL:WILL REPUBLICANS BLOW IT?

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2011/11/15/will_republicans_blow_it

DEMS FEAR OBAMA WILL LOSE THE CASE

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/legal-challenges/193583-dems-fear-obama-will-lose-the-case

GOP WOBBLES ON NO NEW TAX VOW

They wouldn’t be Republicans if they didm’t break your heart

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/193579-gop-wobbles-on-no-new-taxes-vow

SIR GOLFSALOT PLAYS WITH PAL BUSTED IN PROSTITUTION STING

http://www.therightscoop.com/obama-golfing-with-pal-busted-in-prostitution-sting/

VIDEO:GLORIA CAIN INTERVIEW

This lady has style,grace and class–everything Mooch is not.

http://www.therightscoop.com/gloria-cain-full-interview-with-herman-cain/

FARM SUBSIDIES GOING TO CELEBRITIES

Ted Turner,Scottie Pippen,Bon Jovi,Springsteen,all the ‘po folk’

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/elisabethmeinecke/2011/11/14/farm_subsidies_going_to_celebrities

POLITICO’S MIKE ALLEN: ‘VERY POSSIBLE’ DEMS COULD REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY IN 2012

It’s also ‘very possible’ I’m the heir to a European monarchy.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/11/15/politicos-mike-allen-very-possible-dems-will-win-back-house-majori

BRIAN WILLIAMS COMPARES CHELSEA CLINTON TO TIM RUSSERT

I heard the audio this morning–it was sickening

http://www.breitbart.tv/in-gushing-defense-of-hire-brian-williams-compares-chelsea-clinton-to-tim-russert/

THE SAME OLD OBAMA

http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2011/11/15/the_same_old_obama

TIME TO GO;I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

Man trying to get his testicles to descend

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

THE HEARTLAND NEVER “OVERRATED” OBAMA

We knew who he was and what he was.Now we’re all paying the price.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/the_heartland_never_overrated_obama.html

DEMOCRATS SCRAMBLE TO SAVE FACE ON OBAMA’S JOBS(SPENDING)BILL

THIS FACE?

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/186635-democrats-scramble-to-save-face-on-jobs-bill

CAIN DRAWS EVEN WITH OBAMA,ROMNEY

You can recognize him in tonight’s debate;he’s the one with the target on his back.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/cain_draws_even_in_polls_with_obama_romney.html

REVERSE RACISM

Dr.Sowell’s latest

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2011/10/11/reverse_racism/page/full/

HOLDER HAS HIT NEW LOW,ISSA CHARGES

You have no idea how low he can go.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/186633-holder-has-hit-new-low-issa-charges

THEY CAN EVEN GO LOWER THAN THIS:

OBAMA IS OCCUPYING AMERICA

http://www.creators.com/conservative/david-limbaugh.html

DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO RECALL GOV. SCOTT WALKER

He’s righting the states’ economic ship–can’t have that now,can we?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-wisconsin-gov-recall-20111011,0,3460776.story

WILL THE KNIVES COME OUT FOR CAIN AT TONIGHT’S DEBATE?

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/11/will-the-knives-come-out-for-herman-cain-at-tuesdays-debate/

CAIN: ‘I LEFT THE DEMOCRAT PLANTATION A LONG TIME AGO.’

That’s gonna leave a mark

http://www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-i-left-the-democrat-plantation-a-long-time-ago/

POOPSTOCK ORGANIZED BY ‘WORKING FAMILIES’ PARTY,A FRONT FOR SEIU/ACORN

TRYING TO RESTORE SENATE COMITY

WARNING!!! This is written by that vile little pig Harry Reid.Read it only if you have a strong gag reflex.I have to go take a shower now.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trying-to-restore-senate-comity/2011/10/10/gIQAjkb3aL_story.html

THE OCCUPIERS’ WORLD AWAITS

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/the_occupiers_world_awaits.html

WARREN RAISES $3.1M,DOUBLING BROWN’S HAUL

You turned your back on the Tea Party after we got you elected.You’re on your own now,Scotty Boy

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/186631-warren-raises-315m-doubling-browns-haul

MICHAEL STEELE IN A DRESS?

The bizarre statements of Doobie Washerwoman Doltz.

http://online.wsj.com/article/john_fund_on_the_trail.html

LARRY THE CABLE GUY MEETS SARAH PALIN–SORTA

THIS IS HI-LARRY-OUS!

She didn’t want to be filmed because she just got back from moose hunting and didn’t want to be filmed without her makeup.I guess you ladies can relate.

DEMS WANT DOOR SLAMMED ON MORE OF OBAMA’S RECORDS

People may realize there’s no there there.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=353069

TEA PARTIERS SCOFF AT ‘OCCUPY’ COMPARISONS

One group is out to save the country,the other to destroy it.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/tea-partyers-scoff-occupy-comparisons/

SCHULTZ SAYS RACISM BEHIND REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO WALLBAGGERS

C’mon,Ed;put on your happy face.

Wait,that IS your happy face?Never mind

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/10/10/schultz-says-republican-racism-behind-its-opposition-occupy-moveme

GEORGE W. BUSH’S WOUNDED WARRIOR OPEN BEGINS

Say what you will,he never turned his back on the soldier.God,how I miss him.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/10/george-w-bush-opens-warrior-open/

RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/10/running-out-of-excuses.php

THE WORLD APOLOGY TOUR REVISITED

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/10/the-world-apology-tour-revisited.php

FOLKS,I KEEP MEANING TO SHORTEN THESE POSTS,BUT IT IS SELF-PERPETUATING.

GERALDO NOT FEELIN’ THE LOVE

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