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Time to be a Cheesehead!

The Redlands Tea Party Patriots will host a meeting Thursday discussing six money-related propositions facing California voters in November.

In June, Badger State voters beat back a ruthless and frantic effort by the public employee unions there to regain their complete control of Wisconsin state finances.

But thanks to the courage and leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, voters there saw through the union smokescreen and beat the unions senseless at the polls. Despite pollsters claiming a tight race, Wisconsin voters thought for themselves and inflicted a humiliating 7-percetage point loss on the public-employee unions and their liberal backers.

God bless the cheeseheads! May their Packers go to another Super Bowl!

The union loss was so severe and significant that union-supporter Barack Obama didn’t even have the courage to publicly appear with his union buddies.

Now it’s California’s turn to put the public-employee unions in their proper place. In November, Golden State voters will decide Proposition 32, which puts a ban on corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. This is roughly the same measure that Wisconsin unionists failed to repeal in the June recall.

Like in Wisconsin, California’s public-employee unions dominate the state. Their combined payroll and benefits are twice that of the public sector because union bosses have Sacramento politicians in a headlock.

Prop 32 is our chance to remind the unions that they work for us and we don’t work for them.

On Thursday, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots will host several speakers who will address Prop 32 as well as five other money-related propositions on the November ballot. Other speakers are expected to address special interest money as well as a United Nations treaty item that threatens the Second Amendment – our right to keep and bear arms.

John Wurm, a candidate for the San Bernardino County Community College District, is scheduled to speak about his race.

The Patriots will also discuss several ways – ranging from canvassing to phone banking – how the public can campaign for conservative candidates and causes this fall.

The monthly meeting of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd. in Mentone. The meeting is 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., with a no-host dinner beforehand. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Since Gov. Scott Walker took charge, Wisconsin has rebounded economically. Unlike California, that state has actually added jobs and regained control of its finances.

California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Sacramento polls don’t have the courage or common sense to enact the reforms that saved Wisconsin. But California voters, by approving Prop 32, can save the Golden State from financial oblivion.

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David Rempel August 01, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Prop 32 seems even handed, as it cuts out BOTH corporations and unions. We will still have the Super pacs, or are those just for Federal elections? AS for Wisconsin, I think what saved Scott Walker was that the reforms had time to work prior to the recall election. The unions had schools locked into purchasing from vendors with financial ties to the union, very contrary to free market ideals, Once freed from these non-competitive (exploitive) contracts, the schools saved enough money to continue functioning and to save the teacher's jobs. Scott Walker reduced the burden on every property owner, saved the schools and saved the teachers. The unions were just interested in saving themselves--whichis understandable, but not always for the Greater Good.
Charles Ferrell August 04, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Headline: "Media Bias? 86% Of Mainstream Media Coverage Of Romney Is Negative." That is a reflection of the percent of members of the mainstream media who are liberal/progressive in their personal political ideology. It is also a reflection on the percent of journalism/communications and just about every other discipline taught in high schools, colleges and universities. I blame individuals for their own lack of diversity of thought, but the virtually total lack of diversity of thought is rapant in academia and in the media. The media in general does not attempt to inform; it strives to influence. That is why the media is embraced less and less in today's world, especially by those who appreciate diversity of thought. By the way, this comes from someone who spent his professional lifetime as a journalist and small town newspaper editor.
Charles Ferrell August 04, 2012 at 05:30 PM
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for President Obama. In other words, no liberal/progressive would ever vote for a libertarian or a Republican. However, many Republicans could be convinced to vote for a libertarian. That would secure an Obama re-election in November. Don't just think about your choice on Nov. 6; think about what will result from you making that choice. Mitt Romney may not be the best choice, but he is darn sure the far better one than Obama. The Progressives in both the Democrat and Republican parties are leading America down the road to destruction, the at least with Romney, the road will not be traveled so swiftly, which gives we conservatives more time to change this nation's course. We don't want to merely turn America around, we want to turn America into the right direction.

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