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Libertarian Party blog: Democrats plan $246 million tax break for Hollywood pals, tax hikes for others

Posted at LP.org by Donny Ferguson. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


President Barack Obama may criticize performance bonuses for some as "shameful," but he has no shame about a quarter-billion dollar tax break for his most loyal supporters, who just announced record profits.

The New York Post reports today on a recently-discovered provision in Obama’s $1.2 trillion government spending package — a $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie studios, an healthy industry that broke records last year with $1 billion in box office receipts.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: 2009 off to a hot start

Via LP email list. Also posted on LP blog. Posted to IPR by Paulie.


2009 may be a “down year” for Republicans and Democrats looking ahead to congressional and gubernatorial races in 2010, but Libertarians are on the move.

Your Libertarian Party is hard at work fighting for open elections in West Virginia and Oklahoma, recruiting candidates for state races in New Jersey and Virginia and looking to fill an open congressional seat in New York.… Read more ...

Glenn Beck: ‘I’m more and more libertarian’

Posted by Donny Ferguson at Libertarian Party blog. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


Popular conservative talk radio personality and Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck is bringing more than his trademark wit to cable news. He’s bringing an evolving philosophy.

“‘Every day that goes by, I’m more and more libertarian,” Beck told The Miami Herald.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: ‘Republicans now trying to sound like Libertarians’

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


Syndicated columnist Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star-Ledger expresses his surprise today over reports the Republican Party has discovered fiscal conservatism again.

As Mulshine points out, the Libertarian Party and its 2008 presidential nominee, former congressman Bob Barr, opposed taxpayer-funded bailouts and explosive government growth back when the GOP was espousing it as bedrock principle.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: ‘Facts about the so-called stimulus’

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


Washington Examiner editorial page editor Mark Tapscott, with the help of the Heritage Foundation, takes his pen to Obama’s $1.2 trillion government spending plan, citing some of the better reasons to oppose it.

Tapscott also covers something that annoys me when anti-capitalists talk about their "green" jobs. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Obama $1.2 trillion spending plan riddled with pork

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


Despite promises by the Obama administration his $1.2 trillion government spending plan will be free of earmarks and pet projects, The Politico reports today the bill is so laden with lard the Capitol may have to be rezoned as a rendering plant.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Obama spending plan more expensive than New Deal, Iraq war combined

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


The blog Suitably Flip puts the cost of Obama’s $1.2 trillion government expansion plan into perspective.

"So how big is the resulting $1.2 trillion spending package?  Big enough to dwarf any government program in history, even after adjusting for inflation. 

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Libertarian Party blog: Should we send Obama a Snuggie?

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.


If I was wearing a hat right now, I’d tip it to "The Chilling Effect" for picking up on this.

Candidate Barack Obama on May 16, 2008, campaigning in Oregon:

"We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times."

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Ballot Access News, Libertarian Party comment on new RNC Chair and a losing candidate for the job

In Ballot Access News, Richard Winger writes

Ken Blackwell Loses Bid to be Republican National Chair

On January 30, the Republican National Committee chose Michael Steele of Maryland to be its new national chair. One of the other candidates for chair, Ken Blackwell, dropped out and endorsed Steele after placing last in the fourth ballot.

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