Dear Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for ending taxpayer
funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the CPB. I
appreciate your thoughts and agree with you on the importance of this
topic.

As you may know, The CPB, parent company of NPR and PBS, was originally
incorporated in 1967 to provide additional options for the very limited
programming outlets, and it received approximately $5 million in
subsidies a year. Today taxpayer support exceeds $400 million a year,
despite the fact consumers now have access to hundreds of programming
options through digital over-the-air broadcasts, cable and satellite TV,
and the internet. In light of the exponentially expanding programming
options, the mission of the CPB is no longer relevant.

Additionally, the CPB was begun with the imperative to adhere to
“objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a
controversial nature,” a criteria long broadly in question, particularly
in light of the recent firing of Juan Williams.  In order to prevent
taxpayer dollars from subsidizing enterprises that can stand on their
own, and to end any government involvement in questions of “objectivity
and balance,” I have joined Sen. Tom Coburn in introducing legislation
that will end the CPB’s federal funding in 2012, as soon as their
currently prefunded amounts run out.

With our nation drowning in debt, we need look no further for a good
opportunity to end needless taxpayer subsidies than those given to
public broadcasting, a plan highlighted by the recent recommendations by
President Obama’s deficit commission.

Please rest assured that I keep your thoughts in mind as Congress
continues to discuss issues of fiscal responsibility. It is an honor to
serve you and the state of South Carolina, and please feel free to
contact me in the future with any issues important to you or your
family.

Sincerely,

Jim DeMint
United States Senator

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SC Sen. Jim DeMInt is launching a money bomb for Rubio, requestion you donate $7.80 — $70.80 or $780 as a protest over Obama’s $780 scamulus bill, which was supported by Charlie Crist.

Remember, Crist would have been one of 3 progressive GOP senators (traitors) to have voted for the scamulus bill.

It’s time for all fiscal conservative to put their money where there mouth is and support Marco Rubio.

It’s time to send another message to Washington!!

With amazement, last week I read that the Obama White House nominated Erroll Southers to head up TSA. The amazing part was that Mr. Southers fully supports unionising the TSA. As reported by the Washington Examiner, Jim DeMint placed a hold on the Southers’ nomination until he answers one question

does he think TSA employees should be allowed to collectively bargain with the government on workplace rules and procedures? To date, Southers has declined to give a definitive response to DeMint’s question, even though it’s importance was highlighted by the attempted Christmas Day massacre of nearly 300 people aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Besides the pushing for the unionising of TSA, there’s another concerning issue about Mr. Southers that is reported today by the Washington Post. While at the FBI, Southers inappropriately accessed federal databases to obtain information on his estranged wife’s boyfriend. Then he misled Congress about the details of those events, but later retracted and corrected his story.

The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show.

and

Southers, a former FBI agent, has described inconsistencies in his accounts to Congress as “inadvertent” and the result of poor memory of an incident that dates back 20 years. He said in a Nov. 20 letter to key senators obtained by The Post that he had accepted full responsibility long ago for a “grave error in judgment” in accessing confidential criminal records about his then-estranged wife’s new boyfriend.

If for no other reason to reject Souther’s nomination, fake conservative Congressman Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins support this guy. Too bad he didn’t cheat on paying his taxes. He would have been a shoe-in and probably have breezed through this confirmation. Here’s a quote from Joe Lieberman’s spokesperson regarding Southers:

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Lieberman said the senator “believes that Erroll Southers is an outstanding candidate to lead the TSA.

Back to threat of unionising TSA, here is a list of some of the unions in America supporting the unionisation of TSA, as provided by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

State Feds

  • Alaska State AFL-CIO
  • Arizona AFL-CIO
  • Arkansas AFL-CIO
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Colorado AFL-CIO
  • Florida AFL-CIO
  • Georgia State AFL-CIO
  • Hawaii AFL-CIO
  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Indiana State AFL-CIO
  • Kentucky AFL-CIO
  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO
  • Michigan State AFL-CIO
  • Missouri AFL-CIO
  • Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • North Carolina State AFL-CIO
  • Ohio AFL-CIO
  • Oklahoma State AFL-CIO
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
  • South Carolina AFL-CIO
  • Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council
  • Utah State AFL-CIO
  • Virginia AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • West Virginia AFL-CIO

Central Labor Councils

  • Anchorage Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council (Pennsylvania)
  • Central Florida AFL-CIO
  • Central Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
  • Cleveland Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Colorado Springs Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Denver Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Oregon)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Seattle)
  • Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions
  • Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO
  • Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northern Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Oklahoma City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (Calif.)
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington Green Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Ohio)

Airport Unions

  • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Unions

  • AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 2829 (Minneapolis)
  • APWU(American Postal Workers Union) Local 125 (Minneapolis)
  • APWU Local 1462 (Central Florida)
  • APWU Local 247 (Colorado Springs)
  • ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 1005 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
  • BCTWGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers’ and Grain Millers) Local 6 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
  • CWA (Communications Workers of America) Minnesota State Council
  • Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
  • IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) Minnesota State Council of Machinists
  • Jobs with Justice, Central Florida
  • Jobs with Justice, St. Louis
  • LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) Central Florida Chapter
  • LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 332 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
  • Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Local 1776
  • UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) Region IV (Colorado)

Groups

  • A. Philip Randolph Institute Central Florida Chapter
  • Central Florida CLUW (Collation of Labor Union Women)
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Jefferson County Democrats of Colorado
  • Labor Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party
  • Union Vets Council

http://www.afge.org/index.cfm?fuse=content&contentID=2089

If there were any questions about Mr. Souther’s intentions, here’s part of a quote sent to the AFGE by Mr. Southers himself:

“I look forward to joining you and adding value to the homeland security mission at TSA.”

It seems the momentum to build a gargantuan base of Democrat constituents though workplace initiatives rolls on. And you wonder why much of the stimulus money is being held back. It will continue to be funnelled to progressive organizations and political causes supporting progressive political candidates. The only problem here is that progressives are a minority in this country (albeit the wealthiest), and their political agenda is juxtaposed to the freedom and liberty America was founded on.

The progressive agenda will be crushed by those Americans that are continually having their freedom and liberty curbed. It’s only a matter of time.

THANKS JIM DEMINT!

I had a chance to attend Jim DeMint’s town hall on health care reform at the Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg, S.C. on the Aug. 20th.

There was a great turnout, with an estimated 600-700 concerned citizens at the event. I put together a nice highlight video of the event.

There were several progressives there from the American Cancer Society who asked questions. One was simply an attack dog for the left and she had her Democratic talking points all listed out for her on a clipboard.

I volunteered once for the ACS and while they certainly do some good work, I found the meetings and members to have a very leftist slant. After digging a bit more, I realized that much of the funds being raised were not being used to help cancer victims, but being used to buy advertising promoting sin taxes and six tax laws, something I vehemently oppose. Needless to say, I decided not to contribute my time to that group.

Nonetheless, the event was very enjoyable and the crowd was decidedly against the current health care reform proposal the Democrats have cooked up, which is the first steps toward a government takeover of the system.

Jim has a much better alternative plan. You can read more about his proposals here and here.

We certainly need more Senators like Jim DeMint representing the citizens of our great country.

DeMint fired the first salvo in a war of words between Senator DeMint (R – SC) and President Obama. Regarding the legislature’s health “Insurance” reform programs on the agenda, DeMint said this..

‘If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him”

This clearly touched a nerve with Obama, who responded..

“Just the other day, one Republican senator said – and I’m quoting him now – ‘If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him’, Think about that. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking America’s families, breaking America’s businesses, and breaking America’s economy. And we can’t afford the politics of delay and defeat when it comes to health care, not this time, not now.”

So according to Obama, we can’t even take time to read (much less debate) the legislation, lest we enter into the “politics of delay”. Does anyone really believe that pushing this important legislation down our throats, at breakneck speed, is not a political move? The health industry consumes 16% of all spending in the United States and comprises nearly 1/5th of our economy. Shouldn’t we at least read the legislation and have an open debate.

Anyone who thinks the current health “insurance” reforms on the table are sound proposals, just hasn’t bother to read them over, much like their representatives.

I’m too support some form  of health “care” reform. I could even go along with a single payer system, if the insurance companies were out of the picture and the government had a limited role in a true self-insured system.

Unfortunately, that is not going to happen. The progressives are so in bed with the insurance companies, they are going to do the same thing they always do, which is to pretend to help average citizens, while picking the pockets of the taxpayers.

The bills on the table now are mere scams, much like the cap and tax scheme the progressives are so eager to implement. None of this legislation will have the desired affect on health care in America or Worldwide climate change.

The so called “Health Care Crisis” is just another genned up crisis, anyway. There are already programs in place for the poor (Medicaid) and for children (SCHIP). Those who are eligible should simply sign up. There’s an estimated 8-12 million illegals with no insurance, who shouldn’t even be in this country, so we need to make “citizens” prove they are a citizen to receive any government benefits, unless it’s a life and death emergency. Young, healthy people may not need health insurance coverage, except perhaps a catastrophic plan, but the decision should be theirs to make.

The real crisis is out of control spending but there is no evidence the bills currently under consideration are only going to decrease costs. On the contrary, CBO chief stated the bills would actually increase costs.

The health care overhauls released to date would increase, not reduce, the burgeoning long-term health costs facing the government, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf said Thursday.

It’s time for everyone to put down the koolaid and start using some common sense. Put aside the divisive left-vs-right hatred, which serves no purpose in a reasoned debate, get down to business and really work hard to solve this problem the right way.

We need out in the open, transparent debate, where no idea is too small. We need to take our time and get this right. The forcing of flawed legislation down our throats needs to end now and if it doesn’t, DeMint might just be right about Obama’s Waterloo.