Cure bloated government

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Do politically connected officials become untouchable when it comes to questionable practices of tax-fund transfers from cities to a county?

The two city officials in Harlem and Grovetown were not even aware that part of their citizens’ tax funds were removed for personal remuneration before reaching the county coffers. Legal or not, this practice is wrong.

Columbia County officials have treated this issue with kid gloves, and would like to remove the issue from the public scene. As we all know, too much longevity in office of all our politicians becomes too much temptation for abuse of power.

If the voting public is comfortable with that, don’t expect cronyism to disappear. Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand, and it takes citizen participation and a watchful eye.

As Ronald Reagan said, a bloated government is the problem.

Will we correct these problems at the ballot box?

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myfather15
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myfather15 02/07/14 - 01:53 pm
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You know the government is to

You know the government is to big when they can't be held responsible for ANYTHING they do!! All the hearings on the IRS targetting, and I'm willing to bet that NOTHING comes of them!! There won't be any charges filed, or even any punishment!! Obama has already declared there isn't a smidgen of corruption involved, even before the investigation is complete!! Also, four people died in Benghazi and nothing has been done about the lies told there!! Our governments from top (Federal) to bottom (small city counsels) are completely out of control!! It seems once they are elected, these people believe themselves to be "special".

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dichotomy 02/07/14 - 09:25 pm
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I think we have finally

I think we have finally reached the point where everyone who runs for public office is either a nutcase crusader or a crook....or both. I'm starting to like the crooks the most.

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Bodhisattva 02/08/14 - 08:14 am
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Same ol', same ol' IRS and Benghazi non-scandals

Bring it on with the IRS. They were doing their jobs, or trying to until the right wing stepped in and made sure they got shut down. Below are the rules for a 501(c)(4) and below that is part of the copy of just one of the at least 2, sometimes more emails I get from the Tea Party Patriots every day. Old Jenny Beth got a sweet gig, going from OWING the IRS $700,000 in back taxes to being a martyr for the IRS picking on her. She also managed to pay them off in record time for a struggling "grassroots" movement, excuse me, a "social welfare organization. Strange that none of their emails ever mention anything about social welfare, it all politcs, all of the time, and always begging for money for politiclal operations. I've saved every one of them if they need any evidence in her trial for tax fraud. I wonder what the fine and jail sentence for that is. Poor ol' Jenny Beth just keeps trying to pull fast ones on the IRS.

To be tax-exempt as a social welfare organization described in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(4), an organization must not be organized for profit and must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare. The promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. However, a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may engage in some political activities, so long as that is not its primary activity.

I really want to announce which candidates we are endorsing for election in 2014. It’s really big news.
But I simply can’t do that until I’ve raised $50,000 online to show the media and political establishments in both parties that the Tea Party means business.
Please make an urgent contribution of $10, $25, $50 or whatever you can afford today. We are still $10,242 short of our goal.
You see, my aim is to soon announce to the nation exactly which big-government loving “Republicans” the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is going to target.
Then we are going to rally millions and millions of Tea Party volunteers across America to help defeat these big-spending incumbents.

For freedom,

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman

teaparty
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teaparty 02/08/14 - 01:57 pm
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bod, since you brought it up
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bod, since you brought it up how about non-profit groups like Media Matters that do a lot more than the tea party ever thought about. And how about the special rights group called the NAACP they campaign and help collect millions for the democrats. The liberal have had special rights groups that have gotten away with being called nonprofit for many years. The Tea Party is giving them a taste of their medicine and they can't stand it.
"Media Matters for America (MMfA) is a politically progressive] media watchdog group that says it is "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media". Set up as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, MMfA was founded in 2004 by journalist and author David Brock and funded by George Soros. Eric E. Burns served as MMfA's president until 2011."

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