Saturday, October 25, 2008

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt Event 10-20-08

Below you find some pictures from Congresswoman Jean Schmidt's event at the Brown County Republican Headquarters on 10/20/08. The event turned out very nice with around 40 people in attendance. The Congresswoman is doing remarkably well since her accident. With a broken vertebrae and 2 cracked ribs she is still going strong trying to keep up with her schedule. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal.

Thank you to all that came out and helped make it a successful event!!!! See ya at the poles!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Important Events Update.....It's Close, and It's Time to Get Out the Vote

Ladies and Gentlemen, here are some important dates to remember going forward to Election Day....

Sun. October 19 St. Michael's Harvest Dinner 11am-2pm, cake auction 1pm
Higginsport Fire Dept. Open House 3pm-5pm

Mon. October 20 Meet OUR Congresswoman, Jean Schmidt 7:30 pm @ HQ

Thursday Oct. 23 Retired Teachers meeting @ Veterans Home
candidates invited 12pm-1pm

Fri. October 24 Decatur Fall Festival 5pm--?

Sat. October 25 Mt. Orab Lions Club Pancake Bkft @ Western Brown 7:30-11am
Gtown/Mt. Orab D to D 10am
Hilltop Charity Auction 10am--?

Tues. October 28 Meet GOP Candidates 6:30pm @ HQ
Central Committee Mtg. 8pm @ HQ

Sat. Nov. 1 Gtown/Mt. Orab DtoD 10 am

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama and the Myth of Cutting Taxes on 95% of Americans...40% don't even pay income taxes

Instead of telling voters to just give praise to the Beloved Leader, the Obamessiah, John McCain should be nailing Obama on his lie of a tax cut to 95% of Americans. It isn't even that hard John. The WSJ did the heavy lifting, with like charts and graphs and stuff:

One of Barack Obama's most potent campaign claims is that he'll cut taxes for no less than 95% of "working families." He's even promising to cut taxes enough that the government's tax share of GDP will be no more than 18.2% -- which is lower than it is today.

It's a clever pitch, because it lets him pose as a middle-class tax cutter while disguising that he's also proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But how does he conjure this miracle, especially since more than a third of all Americans already pay no income taxes at all? There are several sleights of hand, but the most creative is to redefine the meaning of "tax cut." ...

Mr. Obama is proposing to create or expand no fewer than seven [tax] credits for individuals:

A $500 tax credit ($1,000 a couple) to "make work pay" that phases out at income of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 per couple.
A $4,000 tax credit for college tuition.
A 10% mortgage interest tax credit (on top of the existing mortgage interest deduction and other housing subsidies).
A "savings" tax credit of 50% up to $1,000.
An expansion of the earned-income tax credit that would allow single workers to receive as much as $555 a year, up from $175 now, and give these workers up to $1,110 if they are paying child support.
A child care credit of 50% up to $6,000 of expenses a year.
A "clean car" tax credit of up to $7,000 on the purchase of certain vehicles.
Here's the political catch. All but the clean car credit would be "refundable," which is Washington-speak for the fact that you can receive these checks even if you have no income-tax liability. In other words, they are an income transfer -- a federal check -- from taxpayers to nontaxpayers. ...

In other words, the beloved leader will send you a check, even if you don't pay taxes. You will love him because he gives you free money. Praise be to the beloved one! However, don't dare earn any more money than your lowpaying job, because here is what will happen to you if you do:

Because Mr. Obama's tax credits are phased out as incomes rise, they impose a huge "marginal" tax rate increase on low-income workers. The marginal tax rate refers to the rate on the next dollar of income earned. As the nearby chart illustrates, the marginal rate for millions of low- and middle-income workers would spike as they earn more income. ...

So, if you get a promotion, if you do well at your job and get a raise, if you do well and earn more money, you will get a HUGE tax increase (see chart in article)

The article concludes with one of among many questions I have for the McCain Shampaign:

One mystery -- among many -- of the McCain campaign is why it has allowed Mr. Obama's 95% illusion to go unanswered.

Award Winning Economists Oppose Obama's Backward Economic Agenda

They just don't add up. Logical economists can see that. Why can't the American voter? Could it be the pander express? Could it be the smoke and mirrors of the 95% will see a tax cut mythology? Could be:

Hundreds of economists (including Nobel Prize winners Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott, and Vernon Smith) have signed letters opposing Barack Obama's economic and tax plans (here, here, and here):

We are equally concerned with his proposals to increase tax rates on labor income and investment. His dividend and capital gains tax increases would reduce investment and cut into the savings of millions of Americans. His proposals to increase income and payroll tax rates would discourage the formation and expansion of small businesses and reduce employment and take-home pay, as would his mandates on firms to provide expensive health insurance.

After hearing such economic criticism of his proposals, Barack Obama has apparently suggested to some people that he might postpone his tax increases, perhaps to 2010. But it is a mistake to think that postponing such tax increases would prevent their harmful effect on the economy today. The prospect of such tax rate increases in 2010 is already a drag on the economy. Businesses considering whether to hire workers today and expand their operations have time horizons longer than a year or two, so the prospect of higher taxes starting in 2009 or 2010 reduces hiring and investment in 2008.

Barack Obama's Tax Plan Will Kill Small Business in Ohio and the Country

Barack Obama's pitch is that he is a different, moderate Democrat who will cut taxes for 95% of Americans and will help small business. Well, since 40% of Americans don't pay income taxes and we further dismantled his tax plan earlier, let's get to the second part about small business. Patterico has an article that examines Obama and small business and finds the One to be wanting when it comes to friendliness to small business:

At tonight’s Town Hall Presidential debate, I think Barack Obama said this about his tax policies [EDIT: according to the CNN transcript]:

“Only a few percent of small businesses make more than $250,000 a year. So the vast majority of small businesses would get a tax cut under my plan.”

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a “small business” according to its average annual receipts or the number of its employees. Here are examples from the SBA’s Table of Small Business Size Standards setting forth the maximum average annual receipts by industry that a business can have and still be classified as a small business:

Crop production of all types — $750,000
Animal production except for cattle & chicken/eggs — $750,000
Cattle feedlots — $2.5M
Chicken/egg production — $12.5M
Forestry & logging — $7M
Fishing — $4M
Irrigation, sewage, water supplies — $7M
Housing construction — $33.5M
Heavy and civil engineering construction — $33.5M
Dredging and cleanup — $20M
Concrete, framing, and other housing contractors — $14M
Car dealers — $23-29M
RV, motorcycle, & boat dealers — $7M
Furniture, hardware, clothing & sporting good stores — $7M
Electronic stores — $9M
Supermarkets, gas stations & department stores — $27M
Pharmacies — $7M

There are many more examples at the link. In addition, most of the industries in the Table — such as manufacturers of food, beverages, apparel, print, oil/gas, plastics, plumbing, machinery, computers, electronics, electrical, transportation, and furniture — are considered small businesses based on their total number of employees instead of average annual receipts. In those industries, the cut-off between small and large businesses ranges from 500-1,000 employees per business/industry.

It’s difficult for me to imagine a business that has 50 or more employees (let alone 500-1,000) that has receipts of less than $250,000 per year. And, given the SBA definitions of “small business,” it seems likely that many small businesses in a wide range of industries have receipts of more than $250,000 per year.

If so, it is appalling that Obama would imply that, if he is President, a small percentage of businesses exceed the $250,000 per year cut-off for increased taxation under his tax plan. In fact, the number of businesses subject to additional tax may be large and could well be the 50% number I think John McCain mentioned.

Yes, Obama is playing the numbers game, trusting that Americans will not put his math to the test. I hope and pray more Americans look at this and see it for the illusion, lie, and cannard that it is. Obama is going to raise taxes, and it didn't take the plumber confronting him to convince me of that. Look at all the debt he is going to add, over 1 trillion in NEW debt. How is he going to pay for it? Come on now. Look at the facts, figures, and figure it out. Obama is bad for America.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Important Dates to Remember: It is crunch time!

Friday October 10th 4H Ox Roast Eagles Hall, 5-7pm

Saturday October 11th St. Michael's Breakfast Ripley McD's

Saturday October 11th Lake Waynoka Candidates Night

Tuesday October 14th Central Committee Meeting Headquarters

Thursday October 16th Lake Lorelei Candidates Night

Friday October 17th SHJVS Spaghetti Dinner 5-8pm

Saturday October 18th Russellville Carnival 5-8 pm

Monday, October 20th Jean Schmidt Social Headquarters 6-8pm

Friday October 24th Decatur Fall Festival

Saturday October 25th D to D Mt. Orab/G-town 10am..see Paul for details

Tuesday October 28th Meet our Candidate night
and Central Committee Meeting HQ Meeting @8pm

Saturday Nov. 1st D to D Mt. Orab/G-town 10am...see Paul

Tuesday Nov. 4th Vote and call voters

Questions? Call Paul Hall or Mariah Votel




Friday, October 3, 2008

Thoughts and Prayers for Loehrke Family

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Steve (central committee person and the party treasurer) and the entire Loehrke family at the tragic loss of daughter Christina, who was so tragically taken from us Tuesday night. Christina was a Sergeant serving at Ft. Bragg.

God be with Steve and his family, and with all those who knew Christina....

She was the 1997 valedictorian at Western Brown High School...