Dec 31 2009

Libertarians release top 10 disasters of 2009 Obama administration

Source: LP.org

Note similarities to previous administration

Top 10 disasters of the 2009 Obama administration (in no particular order):

1. Cash for Clunkers
2. War escalation in Afghanistan
3. Giant government health care expansion bill
4. Post office loses money hand over fist
5. Stimulus package
6. Expansion of “state secrets” doctrine
7. Big increase in unemployment
8. “Bailout” Geithner as Treasury Secretary
9. Skyrocketing federal spending
10. Huge federal deficits

Top 10 disasters of the 2001-2008 Bush administration:

1. Cash for Car Companies
2. War in Iraq
3. Giant Medicare expansion bill
4. Post office loses money hand over fist
5. Stimulus “rebate” checks
6. PATRIOT Act
7. Big increase in unemployment
8. “Bailout” Paulson as Treasury Secretary
9. Skyrocketing federal spending
10. Huge federal deficits

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Dec 25 2009

How Liberty Makes Health Care Virtually Universal

Source: LP.org

by Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that health care costs are soaring every year, making medical bills and insurance unaffordable for many. No relief is in sight with the health care bills being considered in Congress, which are estimated to cost us at least $1 trillion over the next 10 years. Given government’s abysmal record in estimating costs, we should expect to pay much more.

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Dec 16 2009

TV coverage of Libertarian debate battle in Massachusetts

Source: LP.org

In the campaign for the special election to replace the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, Libertarian candidate Joe Kennedy is making waves. (Joe Kennedy is not related to Edward Kennedy, and will appear on the ballot as an independent.)

The Democratic candidate wants Kennedy included in all debates — the Republican candidate seems to be dancing around the issue.

Video clip from NECN.com:
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Dec 14 2009

Massachusetts Democrat wants Libertarian Joe Kennedy in debates

Source: LP.org

Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, has indicated that she favors, and may insist on, including Libertarian Joe Kennedy in candidate debates.

Kennedy will officially appear as an independent on the ballot. He is not related to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. The special election will be held on January 19, 2010.

The Boston Globe recently reported on Coakley’s statements.

Visit Joe Kennedy’s campaign website.

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Dec 14 2009

Libertarian Patty Tweedle files for Missouri special election

Source: LP.org

Libertarian Patty Tweedle has filed to run in the special election for Missouri State House, District 62. The election will be held on February 2, 2010.

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Dec 11 2009

Help us celebrate the 38th birthday of the Libertarian Party!

Source: LP.org

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party was founded 38 years ago on December 11, 1971. One of the founders, David Nolan, remains active within the party and is slated to speak at our 2010 National Convention in St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend. (Details for the convention, including prices and registration options, will be released in January.)

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Dec 09 2009

O’Reilly: “Three Cheers for Three Parties!”

Source: Constitution Party

Host Cites New Polling Data Adding: “Same Old, Same Old Isn’t Working”

Lancaster, PA (December 9, 2009) Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s recent Talking Points segment echoes the sentiment of millions of Americans in calling for an end to the two party / one agenda system.

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Dec 03 2009

Ohio Will Keep Four Minor Parties on 2010 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Because Ohio has no valid law in place on how a group becomes a qualified party, and because no bill to create a valid law is close to passing, the Ohio Secretary of State will leave the Constitution, Green, Libertarian, and Socialist Parties on the ballot for the 2010 election. Those four parties were also on the ballot in Ohio in 2008.

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Dec 02 2009

Political Scientist Analyzes Why Chris Daggett Received Fewer Votes than Polls Had Predicted

Source: Ballot Access News

David P. Redlawsk, a Political Science professor at Rutgers, has this op-ed in the Newark Star-Ledger, analyzing why New Jersey independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett only got 5.7% of the vote when polls close to the election had him at 20%. Redlawsk is also Director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. He finds, in post-election polling, that 45% of the people who had thought they would vote for Daggett did not actually vote for him because they thought he couldn’t win.

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Dec 02 2009

Libertarians opposed to new war plans for Afghanistan

Source: LP.org

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party (LP) today expressed its opposition to the Afghanistan war plans announced by President Barack Obama last night.

Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the LP, said, “Rush Limbaugh should buy Obama a nice cigar. The liberal president has done exactly what the conservative leader wanted: escalate the war.”

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