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  • Californians to Watch: Jon Coupal leads Howard Jarvis group into tax war

    12/29/2011 6:22:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/29/11 | Torey Van Oot
    What to expect in 2012? Jon Coupal is preparing for "nuclear war." As the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Coupal will play a critical role in the effort to defeat any tax increases up for a vote next year.He'll also be on the offensive. His group has proposed a spending limit and is backing another measure to curb unions' political influence by banning paycheck deductions to build campaign war chests. Fighting revenue measures at the ballot box is not new turf for the 56-year-old leader of the group founded by Howard Jarvis, the driving force behind Proposition 13....
  • Anti-tax groups say Fiorina falsely implied their endorsement (HJTA & NTLC claim deception)

    05/20/2010 7:52:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/20/10 | Mike Zapler and Mark Gomez
    WASHINGTON — A pair of anti-tax groups on Thursday accused Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina of deceptively implying their endorsement in a campaign mailer sent to voters this week. The mailer primarily touts the endorsement Fiorina received recently from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. But the piece also includes a section with the header "Conservative Leaders Speak Out," using the names and logos of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the National Tax Limitation Committee, along with quotes criticizing one of her rivals for the GOP nomination, former Congressman Tom Campbell. Though the mailer does not claim an endorsement of...
  • Obama makes light of anti-tax protests (fundraising for the DNC in Miami)

    04/15/2010 5:43:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1,236+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/10 | Erica Werner - ap
    MIAMI – President Barack Obama said Thursday he's amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day. Obama told a fundraiser in Miami that he's cut taxes, contrary to the claims of protesters. "You would think they'd be saying thank you," he said. At that, many in the crowd at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts stood and yelled, "Thank you!" The fundraiser was one of two Obama held after a speech at Cape Canaveral on his administration's space policy. The other was hosted by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a $30,400-per-couple fete...
  • Mich. Lawmakers Greeted by Anti-Tax Snowmen

    02/24/2010 7:23:25 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 448+ views
    cbn ^ | February 24, 2010
    Common Sense in Government is frosty to the idea of a proposed tax hike, so it created a new constituency to protest it. More than 30 angry snowmen greeted Michigan state lawmakers as they came to work on Tuesday. The Michigan group built the snowmen late Monday on the lawn of the state Capitol. The cold-hearted protesters held signs warning lawmakers not raise their taxes. The group's leader, Wendy Day, said the protest was "the latest in a robust conservative uprising against new taxes and excessive spending." Gov. Jennifer Granholm has proposed extending the state sales tax to cover a...
  • We Can't Be There, But We're With You

    09/12/2009 9:28:10 AM PDT · by samsmom · 65 replies · 966+ views
    9/12/09 | Samsmom
    Many of us would love to let those marching on DC know we're with them in spirit. Since we can't be there, but want President Obama and this Democrat majority Congress, to know there are millions of us out here, let's post our initials and city, state so they know there are millions more of us out here!
  • Growing numbers at anti-tax 'tea parties' shows a fed up public

    07/07/2009 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,246+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 7/7/09 | Mark Di Ionno
    When historians track the beginnings of the second American Revolution, their search will take them to Morristown, N.J., just like the first time. And like the first, it will have started with a tax revolt, and anger at an unresponsive government Something is happening in this country. And it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it. In the past, movements like the July 4 national Tea Parties were usually sparsely populated by libertarians, radicals and reactionaries. This movement has them too, but with a whole lot more regular folks. The crowd Saturday at...
  • Gingrich to GOP: Recruit anti-tax Democrats

    06/25/2009 9:48:02 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 8 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | Joseph Curl
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose signature manifesto swept Republicans to power in the mid-1990s, called Wednesday for conservatives to recruit Democrats who oppose tax increases and big government and form a coalition to do battle with President Obama's "fantasy wing of the American left." .................. "If you look at California on the recent vote against raising taxes or spending, when you get 64 percent of the state voting with you, it tells you that in the most Democratic districts of the state, there was a solid majority against raising taxes and spending," Mr. Gingrich told editors and reporters at...
  • 'Maverick' DHS Office Issues Glossary of Domestic Extremist Groups (Pro-Lifers to Anti-Taxers! )

    05/05/2009 3:41:28 PM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 679+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | May 05, 2009 | staff
    The Department of Homeland Security is reining in a "maverick" division of the agency following criticism of a report it issued that details domestic "extremists" ranging from anti-tax movements to pro-environment groups, a DHS official told FOX News on Tuesday. The report, released in March and recalled within hours, was on top of a controversial document the same office produced last month that said U.S. veterans were ripe for recruitment by terrorist groups. The quickly withdrawn report, titled the "Domestic Extremism Lexicon," comes from the department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the same unit that produced the report on right-wing...
  • Small-Town America Speaks Out

    04/16/2009 12:31:48 PM PDT · by AmericanArchConservative · 27 replies · 1,303+ views
    Eyewitness | 16 April, 2009 | AmericanArchConservative
    My wife and I took our eight months old baby daughter, and went to the tea party here in Clarkston, Washington; wife's eldest brother Xxx and his wife K. showed up, my mother-in law Lxxxxxx, as well as (brother-in-law) Kxx's wife Dxxxxx, their second oldest son L., and their twin daughters. I also saw my friends from my local Catholic parish, Dr. Pxxx and Lxx Sxxxxxx and their four kids. Overall, the "party" was very well attended (probably 700 to 850 people), "We the People" were very civil and well-behaved, and our signs were for the most part hand-made, and...
  • Time for Fourth of July Freedom Festivals?!!! (LET FREEDOM RING!)

    04/16/2009 5:21:34 AM PDT · by mr_hammer · 19 replies · 585+ views
    4-17-09 | mr_hammer
    I found yesterday to be invigorating…time shared with my fellow patriots. Does anyone know if there are any demonstrations planned for the Fourth of July to bolster what was achieved yesterday? Let's keep the momentum going fellow Americans! Let’s start planning for a Freedom Fourth of July Celebration!
  • Caption Tea Party Rally's

    04/15/2009 12:42:13 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 7 replies · 818+ views
    Ron Babin, center in white, speaks during a tax day 'tea party' protest Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Protesters gathered at state Capitols and in neighborhoods and town squares across the country Wednesday to kick off a series of tax-day protests designed to echo the rebellion of the Boston Tea Party. Protestors listen to a speaker during the tax-day rally on the Capitol steps in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Protesters gathered at state Capitols and in neighborhoods and town squares across the country Wednesday to kick off a series of tax-day protests designed...
  • Del Beccaro’s Top 10 Anti-Tax Quotations – Annotated

    04/14/2009 8:21:45 AM PDT · by usflagwaver · 2 replies · 833+ views
    politicalvanguard.com ^ | 4/14/09 | Tom Del Beccaro
    As April 15th approaches, it is always a worthy enterprise to reflect on one of the major motivations of the American Patriots that caused them to break away from England. Of course, I am referring to “Taxation Without Representation.” Today, we know from the Tea Parties multiplying around the Country that Gerald Berzan is quite to say right that “Taxation with representation ain't so hot either.” Perhaps that is why Douglas Adams declared that he was “spending a year dead for tax reasons.” In that lively spirit, I give you my Top 10 Anti-Taxation Quotes with my annotations: No. 10....
  • Photos from the Fullerton Tax Revolt Rally

    03/07/2009 6:01:59 PM PST · by InterceptPoint · 35 replies · 3,916+ views
    Daughter's Camera | March 7, 2009 | InterceptPoint
    Here are some photos from today's anti-tax rally in Fullerton. Crowd estimated at 3000 by my daughter who took the pictures.
  • Anti-tax group has help against Huckabee (The Club for Growth expands its ad campaign v. Huckabee)

    12/26/2007 6:22:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/26/07 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON - A conservative anti-tax group Wednesday expanded its ad campaign against Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, helped by a major GOP donor who bankrolled ads that questioned Democrat John Kerry's war record during the 2004 campaign. The Club for Growth is spending $175,000 to continue running ads in Iowa that highlight tax increases adopted in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor. During the past three weeks, the group has spent $550,000 to criticize Huckabee's economic policies. According to Federal Election Commission records, ClubForGrowth.net received $200,000 this month from Bob Perry, a Houston homebuilder who in 2004 pumped nearly $4.5 million...
  • Rudy: No tax hike for Social Security (shift in position made to reassure anti-tax conservatives)

    10/17/2007 1:02:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 69+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/07 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ruled out a tax increase Wednesday to help shore up Social Security, a slight shift in position designed to reassure anti-tax conservatives. The former New York mayor also said the best remedy for the current housing slump would be for Congress to make President Bush's tax cuts permanent, adding that would "do much much more for the economy than a tailored bailout." In an appearance before the Club for Growth, he said that as mayor of New York, he had cut spending by more than "any contemporary of mine in the 1990s" in...
  • Democrats see chance to win Senate (Va)

    06/25/2007 11:27:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 16 replies · 614+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-25-07 | Seth McLaughlin
    Tricia Stall's recent Republican primary victory over Sen. Marty E. Williams in the far-flung Tidewater district is having ramifications across Virginia, with anti-tax conservatives cheering, centrist Republicans stewing and Democrats optimistic about their chances of winning the Senate. "This creates another battleground for us," said state Sen. Robert Creigh Deeds, Bath County Democrat. "Miss Stall is a person who, at least from what she has said publicly, seems to be a pretty extreme candidate. It throws that district into play." Even some Republicans predict Miss Stall's victory improves the Democrats' chances of taking what was thought to be a safe...
  • Insurgent Republicans [Authentic Conservatives]

    12/03/2006 2:34:20 AM PST · by Ayn Rand Was Right · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Reason ^ | David Weigel
    This is not where Pat Toomey wanted to be tonight. The 43-year-old Pennsylvanian took over the Club for Growth in September 2006, after he lost a nail-biting primary to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and vacated his own seat in Congress. Against the objections of powerful Republicans, Toomey helped nudge Stephen Laffey, the conservative mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, into a primary fight against Lincoln Chafee, the state’s liberal Republican senator. Throughout the summer, polls showed Laffey positioned to do what Toomey couldn’t: oust a pro-choice, pro-tax RINO (“Republican in Name Only”) and send the GOP establishment reeling. But the plan...
  • SoCal anti-tax crusader sentenced to 27 months in prison

    04/04/2006 10:34:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 792+ views
    Nationally known anti-tax crusader George Henry "Nick" Jesson will serve 27 months in prison for tax fraud, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson on Monday also ordered Jesson, 55, to pay $215,454 in restitution to the federal government. The Fountain Valley resident, who ran for California governor in 2002, was taken into custody after his sentencing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Brown said she believes the sentence was "wholly appropriate" and would deter others from considering anti-tax protests. Jesson's wife, Trina Thi Vu, declined to comment after the sentencing, as did her attorney, citing pending state tax charges...
  • Federal jury convicts anti-tax crusader (Irwin Schiff)

    10/24/2005 8:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 806+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/24/05 | Ken Ritter - ap
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anti-tax crusader Irwin Schiff and an associate were found guilty Monday of charges including conspiracy, tax evasion and tax fraud that could get each of them decades in federal prison and millions of dollars in fines. Schiff, 77, who argues that paying taxes is voluntary, was handcuffed and led from U.S. District Court after a jury found him guilty of all 13 charges. "There's no reason to put me in jail," Schiff told Judge Kent Dawson, whose patience was tested while Schiff served as his own lawyer during the five-week trial. "I'm not a flight risk....
  • Why June 14 Matters

    06/09/2005 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Flora McDonald · 13 replies · 567+ views
    Bacon's Rebellion ^ | May 23, 2005 | James A. Bacon
    The politicians are poised to raise your taxes again. By voting for anti-tax candidates in the GOP primary, you can send a message: We insist that state government do better. In all likelihood, you're not going to bother voting June 14 in either the Republican or Democratic Party primaries. Like most of your fellow citizens, you probably figure the top spots -- Jerry Kilgore for the GOP and Tim Kaine for the Demos -- are a lock. And you haven't been paying very close attention to the other races, so you really don't care who gets nominated. That would be...
  • CA: Key anti-tax groups like Prop. 57

    02/28/2004 10:02:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/28/04 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>As protectors of the public purse, California's leading anti-tax groups are doing something they wouldn't normally be expected to do - supporting Proposition 57, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $15 billion "economic recovery" bond.</p> <p>Organizations like the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers' Association typically dread bonds. Those they do endorse, they say, have to be dedicated to capital investments such as education or highways.</p>
  • When to Revolt

    01/28/2004 5:33:27 PM PST · by GeronL · 16 replies · 4,657+ views
    The Mises Institute ^ | June 1995 | Wesley Allen Riddle
    When To Revolt Wesley Allen Riddle The cords that bind the Union together are weaker than they have been in more than a century. Many states are entering into political revolt against federal encroachment. But this situation is no departure from American tradition. Revolting against consolidated government has been a key to keeping the government in check. The Founders themselves provided criteria by which to judge the proper occasion for action--both in terms of empirical precedent during the American Revolution, as well as in terms of written, theoretical discourse. In 1785, for instance, while still under the Articles of Confederation,...
  • Tax Revolt: Wisconsin Style

    08/08/2003 5:55:22 AM PDT · by ninenot · 71 replies · 778+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 8, 2003 | Meg Jones
    Groups rally for, against Doyle veto on GOP limits By MEG JONESmjones@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2003 Kenosha - Promising to start a tax revolution in Wisconsin, hundreds of taxpayers fed up with the governor's veto of strict limits on local property taxes showed their displeasure during a rally Thursday night. Chanting "Support the freeze," a crowd of more than 400 listened to legislators and rally organizers complain about taxes. "The taxpayers have woke up and are revolting," said Ralph Lisowski, who helped organize the event at a Kenosha restaurant. "Our intent is to start a new revolution with a...
  • CA: Anti-tax groups vow to fight easing voting rules for budget

    07/18/2003 9:34:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 197+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/18/03 | Ed Fletcher
    <p>State anti-tax groups vowed Thursday to fight "with everything we've got" state schools chief Jack O'Connell's effort to set aside California's stringent vote requirement for raising taxes.</p> <p>O'Connell, the superintendent of public instruction, said Thursday that he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to lift the state's separate two-thirds vote requirements for raising taxes and passing budgets.</p>
  • CA: Recall puts anti-tax rebel in spotlight (Ted Costa)

    07/04/2003 10:54:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 305+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/4/03 | Patrick May
    <p>SACRAMENTO - As the slightly wacky anti-tax warrior of California politics, Ted Costa has played the bad boy of Sacramento politics for two decades, relatively unknown and swiping from the sidelines of power as he tried to thwart tax-and-spend politicians.</p> <p>Today, Costa has come in from the fringe.</p>
  • Anti-Tax Rally

    06/29/2003 12:02:11 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Join the Anti-Tax Rally In Opposition to Soon-to-Be EX-Gov. Gray Davis’ Proposals to: Triple the Car Tax & Hike the Sales Tax by 7% This Sunday, June 29, 2003 State Capitol in Sacramento West Steps 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Guest Speakers! Come join us! Get involved! Bring the whole family! Stop All These Tax Hikes! And, of course, we’ll hear about the 800-pound gorilla in the room: The RECALL of Gray Davis! Sponsored by: Citizens for Economic Progress www.CitizensEP.org
  • ANTI-TAX RALLY IN VENTURA COUNTY - CALIFORNIA

    06/24/2003 9:12:26 PM PDT · by Rabid Dog · 12 replies · 196+ views
    Rabid Republican/Mike Robinson | Rabid Republican
    Per an ealier announcement on FreeRepublic "Today and Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson and Democrats from the Assembly will be in Republican districts to lobby local government, police and firefighters to pressure Republicans into voting for even more tax increases." It is a statewide campaign and Ventura County is scheduled for Wednesday – Camarillo City Council at 5:00 and Simi Valley City Council at 6:30 pm. I was planning on going down to Camarillo City Hall and just received an e-mail from Mike Robinson, candidate for State Assembly. He and other anti-tax advocates are also planning on being at the...
  • Connecticut proves that income tax no cure-all

    06/25/2002 8:21:06 AM PDT · by tdadams · 15 replies · 232+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | June 25, 2002 | Tim Chavez
    <p>By what's going on at their state Capitol, Tennessee taxpayers like Charles Brandt of Hendersonville think that Tennessee and Connecticut are much closer politically these days.</p> <p>As July 1 approaches, budget deliberations here flirt more with shutting down state government as a last-ditch way that legislative leaders can force passage of an income tax.</p>
  • VA FREEPERS...support the VA Family Foundation

    05/10/2002 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 193+ views
    Fellow Freepers...I have been a member of the Family Foundation for several years. They do WONDERFUL work, advocating the pro-family, conservative view in Virginia. I especially like their email updates on IMPORTANT legislation during the VA General Assembly session. Please visit their website(www.familyfoundation.org), using the click link above....become a part of Conservative Activism in Virginia!
  • On Beacon Hill, anti-tax advocates largely missing

    04/28/2002 8:46:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies · 414+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | By Associated Press, 4/28/2002 07:50 | Editorial Staff
    <p>BOSTON (AP) Tax opponents, a potent force in Massachusetts since the late 1980s, have recently been scarce on Beacon Hill, where the Legislature this week takes up votes on the first major tax increases in a decade.</p> <p>Anti-tax forces have splintered and been largely silent in recent weeks as the House weighs dozens of new taxes to raise $1 billion or more.</p>