Keeping the grass roots growing!!
There has been a lot of recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. We are in the process of removing it from all public display, use, sale, and possession.
I must point out that this fervent activity is about much more than removing this one symbol from public life. This is merely the opening pretext that will be used by radical historical revisionists for removing other symbols of our American history and culture.
There are now calls for the cleansing…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on July 17, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments
MAY TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY
As you may expect the big news this month was the resounding defeat of the increase in the sales tax from 6% to 7%. May I say thank you to all those who took the time to vote. When we work together good things can happen.
At the May Lapeer Tea Party meeting people’s concerns about fracking in our state was heard and discussed. As you may know fracking is a form of extracting oil and gas from the areas in the…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on May 10, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments
The polls open on May 5th to vote on Proposal 1. This proposal will determine if the sales tax is raised from 6 cents to 7 cents in Michigan. If you think this will never pass, don’t count on it. One of the problems is when people think like that and don’t bother to go to the polls to vote. Those in favor of it passing are counting on it! The fewer people going to the polls may just pass this bill.
There are so…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on May 1, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments
My opinion on the Proposal 1 Road Funding is that it is not a road funding proposal and does not even meet the criteria as a well thought out proposal. It is up for vote because Lansing could not agree on funding and left it up to the voters. Further, it represents a failure of the Governor and Legislature to do the job they were elected to do. Only a slight majority of the $2 Billion it raises goes to road funding, parts of this proposal go to increased educational funding,…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on May 1, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments
LAPEER TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY
On April 7, 2015 the Lapeer County Tea Party held its monthly meeting at 7:00 PM at Maple Grove Church on Maple Grove Road in Lapeer. It was an exciting meeting with two guest speakers, State Senator Phil Pavlov and State Rep. from the 82 District Todd Courser. Both men spoke before an audience of over 80 people. They each talked about what was going on in their area of…
Added by Tim Lintz on April 17, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments
March 31, 2015
Michigan is Taxed Enough Already
The television advertisements make it sound like Michigan Ballot Prop 1 is Michigan’s last chance to fix our roads. It uses dishonest language to deceive us into thinking the gas tax will be eliminated. It does not say it will be replaced with a higher wholesale tax that Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan estimate will raise gas prices by about 10 cents a gallon, raise state sales tax to 7%, raise vehicle…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on April 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Pay More Taxes ?
On May 5th voters will go to the polls to vote on increasing the state sales tax from 6% to 7%. This is being publicized as a way to increase money to fix the roads that are in desperate need of repair. This isn’t as cut and dry as it sounds. In December, the Governor signed road bills from the Legislature that are linked to a package of 11 bills. These bills go…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on February 28, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments
February 1, 2015
Rand Pac: Stop Common Core Petition
The Founding Fathers never intended the Federal government to run our
educational system. Under the Constitution’s 10th Amendment education should
fall under the jurisdiction of the states and localities. But big government
politicians chipped away at…
Added by Tim Lintz on February 28, 2015 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Disappointment does not begin to express my feelings about the amnesty issue facing our nation. When the Mulvaney/Salmon/Brat amendment was introduced to the CRomnibus spending bill that would block funding for President Obama’s amnesty policy, I was hopeful & encouraged that a solution had been found to stop our tyrannical leader from being able to implement the immigration amnesty law. My hopes were dashed to pieces when the House Rules Committee blocked all amendments including the…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on December 18, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments
"A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest" wrote Paul Simon over 30 years ago in his song "The Boxer." That describes much of what's taken place in Ferguson, Missouri.
From the time Michael Brown was killed until now the media, the President and the protesters have heard what they wanted to hear. From the beginning the media [principally the left wing leaning media] told a tale that fit the template…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on November 30, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Elections have consequences
In 2009 President Obama famously told Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a private meeting that “elections have consequences” referring to the 2008 election when Democrats won the White House and majorities in both the Houses and Senate. Unfortunately we have witnessed the consequences of that election for the last six years with devastating results.…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on November 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
NO MORE GAS TAX
The Michigan Senate just passed a bill that is on its way to the House of Representative for their approval (HB5477). You may want to contact your State House of Representative member and ask him to vote no on this bill. This bill will allow the state to increase our gas tax by about 1.2 billion dollars or an additional 9.5 to 15.5% per gallon, in phases over the next 4 years, according to the “Senate Fiscal Agency”. The gas tax now, a…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on November 18, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments
There must be a shield surrounding the White House that's impervious to information until it becomes a part of the national conversation. Over the past several years Obama just didn't know about a number of things until he either read it in the newspapers or learned of it at the same time the news media learned of it. He just didn't know about the gun running scheme "Fast & Furious." He learned of the IRS scandal by reading about it in the newspaper. He had no knowledge about…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on November 18, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments
The election is finally over. The votes have been counted and more importantly the phone calls have stopped.
There has been a lot of discussion about the meaning of the results. The obvious answer is that the people do not like the direction our country is heading. If they did, they had the opportunity to grant one party control of all 3 branches of government. The results are most likely due to the electorate becoming uncomfortable with the extent to which the political…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on November 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I see illegal immigration as an economic fairness and rule of law problem. Our economy is slightly improving, but there are more people who are under-employed because of Obamacare and economic hardships in America. The thought of bringing even more people into the country to compete for jobs that Americans here are still having trouble finding is very troubling. What is happening at the border, the way people are coming across, ignoring the rule of law and being unfair to those who…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on October 16, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments
We’re Dragging Anchor
The nightmare continues as the current administration’s flawed ideological approach to world affairs brings us ever closer to disaster. Much as a large ship dragging anchor in a storm, the United States drifts ever closer to the rocks and could ultimately wind up in the Sargasso sea of the failed nations and empires of history. The United States has suffered through poor leadership…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on October 3, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments
Oservations From Europe
Listening to the news on BBC, Sky News and CNN Europe you obtain a different take from what you get by listening to those who cheerlead for the administration in the United States. There is little support for Obama’s policy against ISIS and for any intervention in the Ukraine. However those who live in the Baltic States such as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are extremely fearful of what will be the next shoe to fall. With…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on September 25, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments
conservative policies at the state level
To the editor:
There is an election coming up and with it a chance to help determine the direction that our country will take.
We currently have a federal government that has gone off the rails into lawlessness and a Congress that is unwilling to assert its rightful authority to serve as a check against a runaway executive branch.
With little hope of seeing a change in federal policies, it…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on September 17, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments
TIME TO UNITE
I think it's time to stop all the angry talk about who won in the primary election and who didn't. I would also hope the talk by some to not vote at all, or vote for the other party, is just emotional talk. Everyone needs to remember they are voting for their party’s platform and the importance of supporting their party. If you don't vote, or decide to vote for the other party out of spite, your…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on September 2, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments
The experts who support it describe Common Core (CC) as “A tighter set of smarter standards focused on developing critical learning skills instead of mastering fragmented bits of knowledge.” “It equalizes the playing field by raising expectations for all children, especially those suffering the worst effects of the “drill and kill” test prep norms of the recent past.”
As positive as these claims sound it’s hard to hide the political agenda behind the CC project. For starters,…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on April 30, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments