Ohio 912’ers and Tea Party Define THE Narrative for Victory in 2012

Ohio Takes the First Popular Vote on Obamacare. That Vote is NO.

Many Americans work long hours so that weekends and evenings become precious family time. However, Ohio Tea Party, 912 and other patriots volunteered countless of these valuable hours to gather signatures in all 88 counties of Ohio to force the issue of Obamacare onto their state ballot this November . Where there was a county fair, a town’s parade or festival, a church social, the patriots were there filling petitions one citizen, one signature at a time.

They gathered 440,000 signatures. And the resulting ballot Issue #3 passed on Nov. 8 by a resounding vote of 2 to 1.

A vote for Issue #3 was a vote against Obamacare. Ohioans were the first Americans who actually got to vote on Obamacare, and they voted NO! The 20 month effort of over 4400 volunteers resulted in every Ohio voter having the chance to reject the forced healthcare mandates of PPACA, known as Obamacare.

While the very end result remains uncertain since PPACA can have no state allowed to go their own way on healthcare, Ohioans have done an historic service to all Americans. They showed us what a determined and organized grassroots effort can accomplish.

In addition, Ohio’s volunteers defined a clear narrative for political victory in 2012. Americans may disagree on tax changes and on how to best create jobs, but the Ohio vote shows overwhelming opposition to Obamacare. Politicians who supported it or are not working to repeal it are putting themselves on the wrong side of the voters’ mandate and will not be trusted to work for the best interests of Ohio and all America..

Thanks to Ohio’s vote damning the takeover of America’s healthcare, candidates determined to repeal PPACA can know their voice will surely be heard and the votes will be theirs.

Century Village 912 Super Seniors to meet Thursday, April 7

On Thursday, April 7, at 10 am the West Palm Beach Century Village will host the monthly meeting of the CV 912 Super Seniors. We will meet in the main clubhouse and we welcome every Senior who is concerned about staying informed in a rapidly changing environment.

The changes in healthcare as they are occurring and changes to come will be discussed. Also, we will be working on the Senior Pamphleteer project which is the newest challenge for the Super Seniors.

 Seniors are welcome to bring articles of interest to share as well as suggestions for topics to be discussed.  We will cover several current concerns , especially the rising prices of groceries and of gasoline.

Bring a friend as we come together to educate ourselves and each other, empower Seniors to use their influence effectively, and act as individuals or groups according to each one’s goals.

This is a gated community.  If you live outside Century Village and would like to be called in as our guest, please email your request to CV912SuperSeniors@gmail.com

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10am in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse.

A Valentine from D.C.

With Valentine’s Day so close, I was excited to find a big red envelope in my mail yesterday. Surprisingly, the return address was Washington, D.C.

Could this be a mistake? No. It was clearly addressed to “Taxpayer” at my home address.

Well, this must be an affectionate or at least appreciative missive from our politicians. And that is exactly what it was.

The outside of the card was a picture of the Capitol Building with a lovely red heart superimposed, then a lovely verse inside.

The verse began:

“How can I tax thee?

Let me find more ways…..”

It was signed with flourishes by many beltway politicians and even our President.

Unlike the romantic young suitor an old fashioned father would query about his intentions, our government’s intentions are crystal clear.

In spite of our national debt exploding, D.C. does business as usual…using the taxpayer’s money or China’s to buy even more dependent and loyal voters. For example, the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9, reports that our president wants 8 billion in his new budget as part of a 6 year, 53 billion high-speed rail plan.

Meanwhile, the newly elected governors of Ohio and Wisconsin campaigned with promises not to accept Federal money to build these high speed rails. Costs of maintaining them far outweighed the temporary job benefits and the proposed lines did not fit with travel needs in their states and would become costly white elephants.

So, the governors wanted those dollars reallocated to infrastructure for real shovel-ready-jobs to maintain the roads people actually do use. On Dec 12, 2010, the Dept. of Transportation redirected those funds to other states’ high speed rail, largely to California with its hideous fiscal mismanagement and fantasy budgeting.

This administration ignores NJ’s Gov. Chris Christie trailblazing a path of fiscal prudence. They ignore FL’s Gov. Scott presenting a budget with billions cut from taxes and spending. Still, NY’s Gov. Cuomo made himself perfectly clear by pronouncing NY as “functionally bankrupt” and the budgeting process as a “special interest protection program”.

So our government persists with the gifts that keep on giving. Printing, borrowing and taxing are undeterred by the cost to present and future generations.

Appropriately, my D.C. valentine concluded with:

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

I can reach into your assets, income, and estates…”

So, in spite of the lovely though imaginary card with the lovely imagined Valentine heart, I must believe this administration’s too real actions and words. I must play the field and put past hopes and dreams for this suitor aside to seek another with a quite different proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Century Village 912 Super Seniors to meet Thursday, Feb.3

This Thursday, Feb. 3, at 10 am the CV 912 Super Seniors will meet in the West Palm Beach Century Village Clubhouse.

We look forward to greeting each other as so many of us have returned after months away from CV.  Seniors are welcome to bring articles of interest to share as well as suggestions for topics to be discussed.  The latest developments in healthcare coverage, deficit spending reports, rising prices for food and energy, and riots in Tunisia and Egypt would be some of the appropriate topics.

We will hand out articles about the pension savings issue as well as about the healthcare law’s comparative effectiveness research which is intended to prevent what our President describes as “health care that is not really helpful”. Some believe that comparative effectiveness research would deny certain types of care based on age, mental health, physical limitations, etc. and result in government determined rationing.

Bring a friend as we come together to educate ourselves and each other, empower Seniors to use their influence effectively, and act as individuals or groups according to each one’s goals.

This is a gated community.  If you live outside Century Village and would like to be our guest, please email your request to CV912SuperSeniors@gmail.com

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10am in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse.

Brian Mudd, WJNO’s Program Director, highlights our next SFL 912 Meeting

The next monthly meeting of South Florida 912 will be held on February 8th at 7pm at:

The Original Wellington Mall center court
12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington , FL 33414

We’re excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Brian Mudd – Program Director for WJNO (1290 AM)  and co-host of the Palm Beaches Morning  Report.  Regular listeners of  Hannity’s radio show may have heard Brian fill in for Hannity back on 12/29.  He spoke of the impact of government actions on small business and on the importance of local activism.  Brian, as WJNO’s Financial Advisor, often speaks about economic  and local taxation issues.

Since much of our local involvement has focused on areas such as county spending and taxation (via our involvement with Taxpayer Action Board), and ethics (through our actions on the original ordinances) – Brian will be covering economic matters (such as small business, inflation, PBC Taxes).  We’ve also asked him to talk about how best to access media – because publicizing what we’re doing has major impact on our future successes.  We’ll have some time for Q’s and A’s, and he’s also interested in asking us questions!

Some other topics for our meeting will include a TAB update, a Palm Beach County Charter Review update, a possible call to action on the drafting of the county-wide Inspector General ordinance, and an update on 912 Super Seniors.

So join us for an exciting and informative meeting.

Century Village 912 Super Seniors to meet Thursday, Jan.6

This Thursday, January 6, at 10 am the CV 912 Super Seniors will meet in the West Palm Beach Century Village Clubhouse.

Topics for discussion include  governments in Poland, Ireland and France using their citizens’ retirement funds to pay off other government obligations. Also, we look at the fact that two days of meetings in Washington in Sept. 2010, were held to discuss government “helping” Americans to have more options for their retirement funds since so much was lost in the last stock market downturn.

We will hand out articles about the pension savings issue as well as about the healthcare law’s comparative effectiveness research which is intended to prevent what our President describes as “health care that is not really helpful”. Some believe that comparative effectiveness research would deny certain types of care based on age, mental health, physical limitations, etc. and result in government determined rationing.

We welcome the CV residents returning for the season. 

This is a gated community.  If you live outside Century Village and would like to be our guest, please email your request to CV912SuperSeniors@gmail.com

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10am in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse.

Who said that politicians, like diapers, need to be changed often?

Parents and grandparents be on the alert. Tantrums abound in Lame Duck DC and much damage could be done.
 
Those very politicians voted overwhelmingly out of office and out of control insist that two years ago the citizens gave them a mandate….a mandate they define as vastly expanded government controls, increased dependency on the nanny state, wealth redistribution and putting America last. In a last grasp of Congressional control they scramble to grab all those toys they’ve always wanted before they are made to go home.

Hello! Earth to Progressive/Liberal/Democrats. We will speak, as to an out of control child, calmly and in short direct sentences. You did bad things. You did them on purpose. You were caught with both hands in the taxpayers’ pockets. You are out.

There was no mandate to explode the deficit.

There was no mandate to socialize our healthcare.

There was no mandate to choose winners and losers in our markets.

There was no mandate to create slush funds of our money to be spent mostly before the 2012 election, aka stimulus.

The voters have sent you to time out.

We know that children learn from their role models and so these politicians learned three days ago, from their leader and role model, that it is OK to throw a tantrum. It is acceptable to negotiate an agreement with the “other team” and then, at the first non-adoring rhetoric from the press, throw the whole other team, who represent the majority of Americans, under the bus.

Meanwhile, voters decried more deficit spending and stood on street corners and marched on DC to say, “Stop spending money we do not have!”.

Then they voted NO to the above agenda. Those voters have to settle for no massive personal tax increases in return for a reinstated estate tax and 60 billion more in deficit spending, instead of using unexpended stimulus funds, to provide more unemployment benefits.

What happened to one child halving the cupcake and the other choosing first? It is increasingly obvious that politicians, once elected, need constant supervision. The lure of power, money and obeisance is more compelling than was our teenager’s craving for popularity. And ever more destructive to us all.

 

WPB 912 Super Seniors to Meet Thursday, Dec. 2

This Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10 am the CV912 Super Seniors will meet in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse in Classroom C. This meeting will be run by Jim Carver.  Topics for discussion include  escalating health insurance premiums, food and energy inflation and the importance of our influence on our children and grandchildren.

We welcome the CV residents returning for the season. 

This is a gated community.  If you live outside Century Village and would like to be our guest, please email your request to CV912SuperSeniors@gmail.com

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10am in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse.

Gratitude from the 912 Super Seniors Volunteers

On this Thanksgiving Day we volunteers at 912 Super Seniors give thanks to God…

For our families surrounding us and those forever in our hearts.

For America, our heritage, our homeland.

For our military who, like my own father in World War II,

signed a check to our country

payable even to the extent of their own lives

to defend our constitution and protect our freedoms.

For Glenn Beck who gave us facts we don’t always want to hear,

advised us to do our own research,

volunteered to be thrown under the bus so we would debate the issues

…and not defend him.

For Americans who walked out of familiar territory,

said goodbye to their comfort zone

founded tea party and 912 groups

and awakened millions of Americans.

For Margaret who grew up under Stalin and Hitler

who stands with her sign on a street corner each Saturday

often alone

because she sees America going in a wrong direction.

To South Florida 912

who encouraged the first 912 Super Seniors group

and continues to provide support and friendship.

For the Super Seniors who took the food inflation surveys

completed them and,

in spite of website issues and survey design vagaries,

got the first week’s data to us

For the Super Seniors

who wrote emails of encouragement

to us volunteers

and volunteered their skills to help.

For the Super Seniors

who are eager to join groups

and those who are willing to assume leaders’ roles.

For the 36 million Seniors 65 and over

And the 77 million Baby Boomers following them

Whose voices will be heard

In resounding support

For our American heritage and our precious freedoms.

 

 

 

 

 

WPB 912 Super Seniors to Meet Thursday, Nov 4

This Thursday, Nov 4, at 10 am the CV912 Super Seniors will meet in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse in Classroom C. This meeting will be run by Jim Carver. Bring your news about the election results and let’s discuss their impact on Seniors.

This is a gated community.  If you live outside Century Village and would like to be our guest, please email your request to CV912SuperSeniors@gmail.com

This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10am in the WPB Century Village Clubhouse.

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