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County Reorganizations 2013

County reorganizations will take place in each county on March 2, 2013

Each county will elect officers for County Central Committee consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The Vice Chair must be of the opposite gender of the Chair.

County precinct committeepersons and vice precinct committeepersons will vote to elect the officers.

3rd District Reorganization 2013

3rd District reorganization will take place on March 9, 2013

Each County Chair and Vice Chair from counties within the district are eligible to vote.

Who Are the Job Creators?

Let's set the job record straight

In the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 million jobs created during 28 years under Republican Presidents.

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Who Are The 1%

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Tell the Koch Brothers

and Republicans.

America is Not for Sale!

Republicans are deliberately

sabotaging the recovery

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Income of 1%

starts at $343,927

Average tax breaks

for millionaires

$75,000

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You Pay Higher Taxes

When the Wealthy

Don't

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Poll: Majority wants tax cuts eliminated for wealthy, extended for others

Fifty-one percent of adults believe that the Bush tax cuts should be allowed to expire for wealthy families, but should be extended for middle- and lower-class families.

A CNN/Opinion Research poll released Friday showed a narrow majority for one option lawmakers are considering for handling the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of this year.

Asked which of the following statements comes closest to their view, 51 percent said "those tax cuts should continue for families that make less than 250 thousand dollars a year, but taxes should rise to the previous level for families who make more than that amount."

More at The Hill by Jordan Fabian
Talking Points: Eight False Things The Public “Knows”
  • Myth 1: President Obama tripled the deficit.
  • Reality: Bush's last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama's first reduced that to $1.29 trillion.
  • Myth 2: President Obama raised taxes, which hurt the economy.
  • Reality: Obama cut taxes. 40% of the "stimulus" was wasted on tax cuts which only create debt, which is why it was so much less effective than it could have been.
  • Myth 3: President Obama bailed out the banks.
  • Reality: While many people conflate the "stimulus" with the bank bailouts, the bank bailouts were requested by President Bush and his Treasury Secretary, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson. (Paulson also wanted the bailouts to be "non-reviewable by any court or any agency.") The bailouts passed and began before the 2008 election of President Obama.
  • Myth 4: The stimulus didn't work.
  • Reality: The stimulus worked, but was not enough. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus raised employment by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million jobs.
  • Myth 5: Businesses will hire if they get tax cuts.
  • Reality: A business hires the right number of employees to meet demand. Having extra cash does not cause a business to hire, but a business that has a demand for what it does will find the money to hire. Businesses want customers, not tax cuts.
  • Myth 6: Health care reform costs $1 trillion.
  • Reality: The health care reform reduces government deficits by $138 billion.
  • Myth 7: Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, is "going broke," people live longer, fewer workers per retiree, etc.
  • Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.
  • Myth 8: Government spending takes money out of the economy.
  • Reality: Government is We, the People and the money it spends is on We, the People. Many people do not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, ports, courts, schools and other things that are the soil in which business thrives. Many people think that all government spending is on "welfare" and "foreign aid" when that is only a small part of the government's budget.

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