Tag Archives: budget

Leftist observer enjoys conservative/libertarian split at CPAC, supports strengthening Libertarian Party

Lubbock Left, a blog hosted but not edited by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.

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Conservative Party of New York State: Have you signed our postcard to cut spending?

http://www.cpnys.org/:

The Conservative Party of NYS is committed to the taxpayers of New York State and know that cutting spending has to be the top priority of the Administration and Legislature. Please join our efforts by signing our post card that urges Governor Cuomo to keep his promise made to the citizens of New York State during his campaign that he will not increase taxes and fees or borrow to balance the state budget.… Read more ...

Green Party’s Howie Hawkins Challenges NY Governor Cuomo’s “Alice in Wonderland Approach to Budget”

Green Party of NY State via On The Wilder Side:

Hawkins Opposes Cuomo’s Proposals for Tax Cuts to the Rich, Job Cuts

Says Single Payer Health Care is the Solution to Medicaid

Howie Hawkins, the former Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Cuomo’s proposals to resolve the state’s alleged $9 billion state budget deficit by giving a $5 billion tax cut for the wealthy and laying off more than 10,000 state workers was doomed to failure and would be rejected by state lawmakers.… Read more ...

Libertarians: “Tea Party betrayed by tiny Republican budget cuts”

WASHINGTON – According to The Hill, House Republicans have just announced that they will seek appropriations for the rest of 2011 that are $32 billion below current spending levels.

LP Chair Mark Hinkle commented, “The Tea Party supporters have been betrayed. These cuts are so small, you need a microscope to find them.”

Hinkle continued, “The Congressional Budget Office just told us that federal spending was expected to be about $3.7 trillion this year.Read more ...

Vermont Progressive Party on the state budget

Vermont Progressive Party:

This past week Gov. Shumlin delivered his first budget recommendation. Since he has summarily dismissed the idea of looking at increasing taxes (even as the wealthiest 5% of Vermonters will enjoy $190 million savings thanks to the extension of the Bush tax cuts), cuts were inevitable.

Consistent with his predecessor, Shumlin proposed that we cut most from the Agency of Human Services – $110 million this year.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Reject Jerry Brown’s Budget Plan!

The following statement was adopted by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party on January 30, 2011.

The Peace and Freedom Party rejects the 2011 budget plan presented by Governor Jerry Brown. The Governor proposes to cut education and other vital social programs while extending regressive tax increases.… Read more ...

Carla Howell, Michael Cloud, Cato Institute: Not much evidence of change from new GOP Congress

From Michael Cloud and Carla Howell
The Center For Small Government

Honorable Republican Representatives,

Last year, you campaigned against President Obama’s reckless, irresponsible, ‘socialist’ budget of $3.8 Trillion.

You promised voters to roll back federal spending. To reduce the deficit. To get the federal government on the path to solvency and fiscal sanity.… Read more ...

[Wayne Root:] “MISS ME YET?” King George III – It’s Time to Throw Out King Obama

“MISS ME YET?” King George III
It’s Time to Throw Out King Obama

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author

We’ve all seen the billboards with former President George W. Bush’s smiling face, and the words “Miss me yet?” But this President Obama and his cabal of socialists and fascists are so bad, so oppressive, so corrupt, I’m actually starting to miss King George III, the ruler of the original American colonies.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘The Obama Conspiracy Against Small Business’


By Wayne Allyn Root, Small Businessman and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

I am a small business owner who graduated from Columbia University almost 30 years ago alongside my classmate Barack Obama. In those nearly 30 years, I’ve done everything my family, community, and country have asked. As a S.O.B.… Read more ...

Green Party to Tea Party: What about military spending?

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Colorado Independent has an interesting story about Colorado Green Party US Senate candidate Bob Kinsey:

In the nailbiter Colorado U.S. Senate race watched by the nation this week, Green Party candidate Bob Kinsey came in third place, after Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck.

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Chuck Donovan Agrees, Vote Libertarian Or Don’t Complain For The Next Two Years

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

ATLANTA, GA – November 2, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, agrees with a quote earlier today from Libertarian candidate for Congress, Travis Irvine. In a PBS interview, Mr. Irvine stated, “Vote Libertarian or don’t complain for the next two tears.”

Despite lack of equal coverage from the mainstream media, along with cover-ups and typical scare tactics by established political party “leadership”, information on legitimate Libertarian candidates has been at the voters’ fingertips.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Ohio: ‘Ken Matesz Only Governor Candidate to Release Detailed Budget Plan’

A press release from the Ohio Libertarian Party, sent to IPR and TPID via email:

With the Ohio Statehouse as his backdrop, Libertarian Governor candidate Ken Matesz today delivered a comprehensive budget plan for the state of Ohio. Included in the plan are elimination of the state income tax saving Ohio taxpayers $7 billion annually, a reduction and freeze on above average state employee pay, and the introduction of choice in the state school system.… Read more ...