Snowe’s Green Energy Letter Nods Toward Cap and Trade

By Norma Green Senator Olympia Snowe’s (R-Maine) longstanding support for green energy opens up a raft of concern for those believing that government should not pick and choose winners. Aroostook Tea Party Patriots leader Rick Anderson believes that revamping America’s energy policy would adversely affect the economy.  Tea Party Patriots obtained a copy of a letter responding to Anderson’s concerns over the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454. Snowe, in a letter dated September 21, 2009, summarized the bill.  “Specifically, the bill would ...

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Republican Candidates Vie to Fight Nelson

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By Zayida Baker Republican senatorial candidates former Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., former Florida House of Representatives Majority Leader Adam Hasner, businessman Craig Miller, and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister are courting conservatives in a wide-open primary to challenge incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2012. The four faced off August 20 in a two-hour Orlando debate. They did not argue with each other and agreed on most points, such as opposing stem-cell research, civil unions, hate-crimes legislation, and federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Hasner and ...

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Weekly Legislative Newsletter – October 10, 2011

Education Former NFL star Fran Tarkenton speaks out against teacher tenure and why it hurts good teachers and rewards the mediocre ones. What if the NFL salaries were based on tenure rather than ability and talent? Would players’ skills improve or would it rob them of an incentive to excel? This is exactly what we have in place with public education---teachers' pay is based on years of service not quality or skills in the classroom. In education, quantity (years of service) is greater than quality (excellent teaching skills) Quantity > Quality. To change our ...

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Featured Member: Trumon Cooper

Meet one of the oldest Tea Party Patriots! Trumon Cooper was born in 1917, more than a year before the end of World War I. He served his country during World War II in the Air Corps, the forerunner to today’s Air Force. At 94 years old, he has never missed a Tea Party meeting. Prior to retiring, he worked as a real estate broker; he understands the depth and breadth of America’s housing crises. Trumon never misses a Tea Party meeting, participating in the Sutter Buttes Tea Party, which has been active since September 2010. Every meeting the Sutter Buttes Tea Party can ...

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American Warm Fuzzies

Years ago, the U.S. was growing and self sustaining. Entrepreneurs used brain power to improve the life styles of an underdeveloped nation. Henry Ford marketed the Model T. Along came mass production. More jobs allowed people to earn more and buy more. Society was transparent. Inventions were not hidden. They were open for the world to use. Sounds like a WARM FUZZIE STORY. Our system allowed the creator to charge what he deemed necessary to pay his investors and make a profit. Sometimes greed came into play gouging the public, but not to worry, other entrepreneurs saw ...

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Old-Hand Nelson Flubs Public Relations

By Zayida Baker Though Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has represented Floridians since 2001, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to be cultivating a better relationship with them. According to his official biography, “Florida’s own Bill Nelson” is known as “a staunch advocate for all Floridians and a moderate voice in the increasingly partisan world of national politics.” However, at least three tea party leaders in central Florida swing districts disagree. To them, Nelson is unfailingly tied to Obama and greets them with a closed ear. Although these three ...

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Keystone Pipeline showdown moves forward

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By a vote of 33-11, The North American-Made Energy Security Act was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources last week. Chaired by Representative Doc Hastings, it now travels to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee for review. Sponsored by Lee Terry (R-NE-02), H.R. 1938 aims to force the Obama Administration to expedite the consideration and approval of a massive pipeline through the Midwest. With crude oil markets increasingly volatile, supporters of the energy security act hope to secure approval ...

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