Tag Archives: bailout

Darrell Castle on Bailouts for Bankrupt Cities and Silencing of Whistleblowers

STEALTH BAILOUT FOR BANKRUPT CITIES

Darrell Castle talks about the efforts of Detroit, Chicago and other cities to transfer unfunded health costs to Obamacare. Castle was the Constitution Party’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee and is considering seeking the CP’s nomination for president in 2016. (August 2, 2013)

https://soundcloud.com/castle-report/stealth-bailout-for-bankrupt

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Constitution Party of Wisconsin Opposes Federal Bailout of Detroit

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Constitution Party of Wisconsin says “Absolutely Not!” to federal bailout for Detroit

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By Andrew Zuelke (state party officer)

With Detroit recently declaring bankruptcy and with perhaps other municipalities to follow, some have suggested the federal government provide them with bailouts. 

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Darrell Castle: Freedom Fighters and Public-Sector Unions

by Darrell Castle
Constitution Party National Committee Vice-Chairman

What do the people rioting in the Middle East and the people protesting reductions in public-sector union bargaining rights have in common?

Not much, but the driving force behind each of them is similar, and that driving force is economic hardship.

What we are likely seeing is the crumbling of a world economic order that has existed for decades if not for centuries.… Read more ...

Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON – At their booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Libertarian Party is displaying a "Republican Wall of Shame." (View low-res JPG or high-res PDF.)

These are the prominent Republicans featured on the Wall of Shame:

  • Mitt Romney, supporter of the RomneyCare socialized medicine program in Massachusetts.
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Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.” The New York Observer’s Yasha Levine concluded that the brothers are “not very” libertarian, as evidenced by their fondness for “using government subsidies to maximize their own profits.” The Democratic National Committee hammered Koch Industries for laying off 118 workers at a North Carolina plant: “The question for the Kochs is instead of spending money on secret campaigns to fill the government with candidates that will enact their special interest agenda, why aren’t they spending that money on saving those American jobs?”

And:

If these attacks appear to lack a consistent theme, it’s because Democrats need the Koch bogeyman to accomplish so many political tasks.

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Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘An Open Letter to the US Congress’

Via contact.ipr@gmail.com and Free Patriot Press:

I will be sending copies of this letter to the newly elected Congressmen on January 3, 2011. If you wish to add your name to the letter you may do so online at http://www.petitiononline.com/ol112c. You are also encouraged to print and send this letter to your members of Congress.Read more ...

John Jay Myers: Post-election wrap up

Posted by John Jay Myers on facebook. Myers ran as a Libertarian against Pete Sessions (R) in TX-32.

Official release:

“Thank you to all donors and volunteers! John Jay Myers raised more than any other Libertarian candidate in the 32nd district with over $7200, and he received the highest percentage of any Libertarian candidate in the district’s history.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’

Brian Becker at PSLweb.org:

Class-wide struggle is brewing

Do the Nov. 2 election results signal a major shift to the right and a resurgence of conservatism among the people? Is that what the capture of 66 House seats by the Republicans indicates? That is the fundamental message from the corporate media and by many in the milieu of pro-Democratic Party liberalism, such as the ACLU.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’

Email from Darryl Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

It’s that time again. The time that rolls around every two years; when men and women spend outrageous amounts of money telling us why they should be chosen to serve in Congress. They say outrageous things to “scare” you into believing that their opponent is either the devil-incarnate or the rebirth of Hitler, Stalin or any other number of bad “rulers” from times past.… Read more ...

A Libertarian’s Declaration of Independence from the Republican Party

The Myth of the Two-Party System by Casey Given at Students for Liberty, UC Berkeley, quoted at Poli-Tea:

Perhaps I’m just blind, but I fail to distinguish any semblance of dissimilarity between Republicans and Democrats in modern politics. On the federal level, both parties have supported foreign interventionism in Iraq and Afghanistan, massive bailouts via the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), violations of our civil liberties via the PATRIOT Act, and secretive prisons overseas such as Guantanamo Bay.

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Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...