I’ve recently added a plugin that provides icons that quickly take you to various social networks including facebook, twitter and others to share our stories. You can do this not just with the new stories that are being posted now, but with old stories all the way [read more]
Symbolism or Substance? The Real State of the State of California
Despite the flowery rhetoric and awkward humor in Governor Jerry Brown’s short-on-words and short-on-ideas January 31, 2011 State of the State address, California is actually in dire condition. We are mired in a $25 [read more]
As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com
Urge Governor to fix financial crisis by taxing the wealthy as they do the rest of us
The Green Party of California warned Gov. Jerry Brown today – minutes before he gives his “State of the State” address – to not go down the same path as ex-Gov. Schwarzenegger by trying to solve California’s financial crisis on the backs of workers and the poor. Like in Egypt, Californians can only take so much unemployment, out-of-sight education costs and increasing disparity between the wealthy and the rest of the population, Greens said.
“There is no reason California is in the financial state it’s in, other than the fact that our state government continues to practice prosperity for the richest of the rich, and austerity for the rest of us. The richest 1% captured a huge portion of economic growth in past years; they should get the austerity now,” said Laura Wells, a GPCA spokesperson and 2010 candidate for Governor.
“If California taxed them fairly, we would have enough money to improve education, environment, equality, and economy. And, they would still be rich. They would still have multiple houses, and private yachts, and private schools and golf courses. Their assets would keep growing. They just wouldn’t be filthy rich, while so many are dirt poor today,” Wells said.
OK, I know this isn’t technically a third party story, but I think it will be of interest to a lot of people with alternative party sympathies (as primary challenges of incumbents often are) because it has to do with a quixotic challenger who is outside the normal [read more]
Email from LPHQ executive director Wes Benedict:
Dear Friend of Liberty,
I hope you saw our video response to the State of the Union and Republicans last week. We got some feedback on that video, and it was overwhelmingly positive — positive that we need a teleprompter.
I’m serious — we actually do need a [read more]
Posted by Red Phillips at Conservative Heritage Times. Although Phillips also writes for IPR, I (Paulie) am posting it here to make it clear that any opinions expressed are those of Phillips, not an IPR editorial. As with many other stories I post, I am posting it for the sake of discussion, not [read more]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 31) – People are ready to listen to a presidential candidate who is committed to proclaiming the message to stop all war, Libertarian writer and activist R. Lee Wrights told the Arizona State Libertarian Party convention Saturday [read more]
“Barack Obama and the U.S. government have called for a “peaceful transition” in Egypt, in response to massive protests, riots and escalating anarchy. But I wonder if President Obama is taking notes? I wonder if he realizes just how close America is to facing a similar crisis that could result in riots, revolt in the streets, and economic paralysis.” – Wayne Root [read more]
This e-mail came to me from Ian Gilyeat. Ian was an independent challenger to John McCain in the 2010 election:
Last week Ken Bennett, Secretary of State announced that Independent registered voters now outnumber Democrats across the state. This is [read more]