Tag Archives: Andrew Davis

Libertarian Party: ‘Say yes to sweatshops’

Posted by Andrew Davis at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

"But, sweatshops are evil!" you say.

Tell that to the kids collecting plastic out of smoking piles of refuse in the landfills of Cambodia for $.05 a pound.

At least in the sweatshops you don’t get run over by garbage trucks.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Director of Communications Andrew Davis resigns

From Rachel Hawkridge:

Last night, I was informed that Andrew Davis has resigned. Donny Ferguson has been hired to replace him.

Libertarian Party chairman Bill Redpath writes,

“Donny brings 15 years of experience as a field activist, campaign manager and fundraiser as well as solid political knowledge. He has volunteered at HQ in the past and is local to the DC area.

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Libertarian Party blog: ‘The skeptics’

Posted at LP.org by Andrew Davis:

Not everybody is pumped about Obama’s $825 billion stimulus plans, especially the part that includes billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the government in the hopes of jump-starting the economy.  Here’s what we’ve said about it:

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Libertarian Party: ‘Fred Barnes and the legacy of Bush’

Posted at LP.org by Andrew Davis

As we move closer to Jan. 20 and the end of the Bush administration, the push to salvage the legacy of the Bush administration becomes stronger and stronger.  However, even from an objective standpoint, there is little that Bush has done in the last eight years that has made America safer, stronger or freer.  As a result, the clamoring to save-face have pushed Bush sycophants to unprecedented levels of absurdity.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Keynesian economics explained

Posted to LP.org by Andrew Davis

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation recently released a video with Cato’s Daniel Mitchell explaining the failed logic behind Keynesian economics.  It’s a great watch, since Keynesian theory is the driving force behind President-Elect Barack Obama’s latest stimulus plans:

 

Posted to IPR by Paulie

Libertarian Party: We’re not going to spend our way to economic recovery

Posted to IPR by Paulie

Press release from the Libertarian Party

American’s largest third party is calling plans by the incoming Obama administration a “multibillion-dollar boondoggle.”

“We’re not going to spend our way to economic recovery,” says Andrew Davis, a spokesperson for the Libertarian Party. “You can’t even call Obama’s economic plans a gamble because the results are written in stone.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: spending is going up, so there is no real tax cut

Are Cutting Taxes Really Raising Taxes?

posted by Andrew Davis on Jan 06, 2009 at LP.org

Are cutting taxes really raising taxes? It’s an interesting proposition, and one that economists are discussing in relation to President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed stimulus plan.  In Obama’s projected $775 billion dollar stimulus plan, up to 40 percent of the (borrowed) money is anticipated to go towards tax cuts, while the rest will be put into infrastructure projects like bridge and road building. 

We have talked at great length about the dangers of Obama’s public works program; however, George Mason University Economics Professor Russell Roberts brings up a different angle: When a tax cut isn’t a tax cut.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party on Chaos in Gaza

Posted by Andrew Davis on Jan 05, 2009 at LP.org

Since its creation as a Jewish state in the late 1940s, Israel has been one of the main sources of tension and unrest in the Middle East. Now, more than 50 years later, Israel once again finds itself at odds with its Palestinian neighbors, forcing the hand of the United States to show where it stands on one of the most polarizing issues in modern history.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: California case over gay marriage rights represents ills of direct democracy

Posted by Andrew Davis at LP.org

There has been a recent push in third-party circles for a move to "direct democracy" in the United States.  Direct democracy, where the citizens govern by majority vote, is often favored by those who wish to circumvent elected officials who those individuals feel cannot properly represent the interests of every U.S.… Read more ...

Controversial poll disappears from Libertarian Party website archive

The archive of polls at the Libertarian Party website has been purged of reference to a recent poll on the necessity of government. As of the last time I checked the poll, the results were as follows:

Do you believe there is a necessary and proper role for government in society?… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Government programs die hard

Posted at LP.org

Libertarian Party Warns Against Further Government Spending

America’s largest third party is warning against the institution of new government programs in the wake of the current economic crisis. “Government programs tend to linger with disastrous economic consequences,” says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

“Congress needs to exercise extreme caution when considering any new government programs that are intended to act as a remedy for economic decline,” says Davis.… Read more ...

Communications Director Andrew Davis: ‘We (the Libertarian Party) do believe government has a function in the economy’

Posted at LP.org:

Government’s Role in the Economy
posted by Andrew Davis on Dec 17, 2008
When we say that we want to keep government out of the economy, people often ask, “Isn’t that economic anarchy?”

At first our “Wall of Separation” commitment (that is, a commitment to keeping a wall of separation between economy and State) may seem a little bit like anarchy; however, we do believe government has a function in the economy.

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