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Thursday, March 5, 2009

the 2009 Omnibus spending bill = 410 billion dollars ($410,000,000,000)

As you probably know, the 2009 Omnibus spending bill, which consists of over 8,500 pork projects, recently passed the House and is on its way to the Senate. The bill will cost 410 billion dollars ($410,000,000,000) of taxpayers’ money and includes items such as the following:

-$1,117,000 for grasshopper and Mormon cricket activities in Utah.

-$472,000 for beaver management and control in Mississippi.

-$2,000,000 for the promotion of astronomy in Hawaii.

-$1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa.

-$6.6 million for termite research in New Orleans.

-$1.7 million for a “honey bee factory” in Texas.

-$333,333 for a sidewalk in Texas.

-$951,500 for a “sustainable Las Vegas.”

And there are over 8,000 more pork projects like these.

Your job is easy. Call your senators ASAP and tell them to vote no on this abominable waste of taxpayer money. Ultimately, yes, the bill will pass. Politics is about numbers and, unfortunately, right now we don’t have them. We’re going to lose a lot of battles in these early days. If we can ever kill a piece of legislation, great, but right now that’s not what’s important. What’s important now is making sure that the Democrats OWN every bit of egregious legislation that works its way through the lower intestine of congress. Here’s your contact info for all 100 Senators: http://senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

eliminate the right to vote by private ballot?

Dear Stacy,

In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, President Obama told over 100 top union officials that "we will pass the Employee Free Choice Act."

It's now clear that President Obama, Big Labor, and their left-wing allies in Congress, will attempt an unprecedented power grab that is a mortal threat to our economy and our democratic values.

This is being done in a stealth manner because its backers know that this bill will not pass if the American people understand its destructive nature.

To expose and stop this effort, I've joined American Solutions as National Chairman of our "Freedom Not Fear" campaign, and you can join us by signing our petition here.

The Employee Free Choice Act, or "Card Check," would eliminate the right to vote by private ballot when deciding whether to join a union, and it would undermine the right to freely negotiate contracts.

We can't tolerate this. We must stand for freedom, not fear in the workplace.

We cannot afford to be intimidated. Please stand with us now.

This is about protecting our fundamental right to vote privately without coercion.

It's about protecting the right of employers and employees to negotiate freely.

It's about allowing businessmen and women, not bureaucrats and union bosses, to run our businesses.

And in the end, it's about saving and protecting American jobs.

Please sign the petition now.

Sincerely,

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Saul Anuzis
National Chairman, Save American Jobs Project
American Solutions

P.S. Big labor has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars to push through this coercive, job-killing bill. And they are prepared to spend millions more. With your generous financial support, we will run a grassroots, internet-based campaign to get our message directly to the American people. Can you chip in $10 or more today to help us organize this state-by-state grassroots effort?