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Early Voting – 2012 General Election
Saturday, October 27, 2012 through Saturday, November 3, 2012
Voting Times
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Daily

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ESTA NOCHE MITT ROMNEY GANO EN ESTRATEGIA Y EN ESTILO

October 23, 2012 By 

Esta noche, Mitt Romney ganó en estrategia y en estilo. Demostró que reúne todas las condiciones necesarias para ser no solamente Presidente sino un gran Jefe de Estado. Destruyó todos los intentos de Obama de pintarlo como alguien que desconoce la problemática mundial, que está estancado en la guerra fría, que nos llevará de forma irresponsable a una guerra…. De manera firme pero amable a la vez, y dibujando una leve sonrisa en el rostro, Romney trajo abajo todos los intentos de Obama por caricaturizarlo. Por el contrario, Romney se mostró como un hombre con un conocimiento holgado del mundo y de los retos internacionales, alguien que quiere la paz mundial y que ve la guerra como la ULTIMA opción, alguien que defiende los valores de los Estados Unidos de defender la libertad, la democracia y los derechos humanos, alguien que no se avergüenza de su país ni pide perdón a quienes no nos ven con buenos ojos: “America has not dictated other nations, America has freed other nations from dictators”. Obama se veía frustrado, molesto, agresivo, atacaba a Romney de forma sucia y baja, no se comportaba a la altura de un presidente. Su lenguaje corporal era terrible. No podía controlarse.

Pero Romney también logró colocar la economía en el centro de la discusión: sin una economía fuerte, no podemos liderar internacionalmente, no podemos tener las mejores fuerzas armadas del mundo. ¿Y quién mejor que Romney para reconstruir nuestra economía? Romney habló de su plan para crear 12 millones de puestos de trabajo, hacer crecer la economía, disminuir la deuda, promover la inversión y los negocios, caminar con firmeza hacia la independencia energética. Muy importante para los Latinos, Romney fue el único que puso a América Latina en el centro del debate: “La economía de América Latina es casi tan grande como la economía de China. América Latina representa una gran oportunidad para nosotros”.

Romney tuvo la última palabra y su forma de concluir el debate fue muy efectiva. Nuevamente le comunicó al pueblo americano que él sabía cómo reconstruir nuestra economía y llevarnos a la prosperidad, nos dejó ver cuánto quiere ser Presidente y nos pidió nuestro voto. Otro punto importante, nos dijo que trabajaría de forma bipartidaria porque el país necesita que los republicanos y los demócratas trabajen juntos. Este es un punto en el que Obama ha fallado miserablemente debido a su falta de liderazgo. Romney nos recordó que él sí sabe ser líder, como ya lo demostró cuando fue gobernador de un estado con una mayoría demócrata abrumadora, y también cuando salvó las olimpiadas. Romney fue esta noche mucho más presidencial que Obama. Como se dice en inglés, esta noche Romney “closed the deal”.

Join Us for our Jupiter Election Night Party!!

Nick’s Tomato Pie in Jupiter

November 6th, 2012 will surely go down as one of the most important dates of the 21st Century in history books of the future.  It has been said many times, “This is the most important election of our lifetime”, and that has never rung more true when one considers the principles at stake at this election.  Our deep involvement in attempting to steer our voting populace towards all the principles and founding history of this country will ultimately have their collective effect on this great night.  All the hard work, the personal and professional sacrifices that we make, the time and energy commitment in an increasingly liberal public, and the risk of voicing your opinion publically will definitely prevail in the long run.

On this night, we will get to witness “real time” results at our Election Night Party in Jupiter at Nick’s Tomato Pie Restaurant on north side of Indiantown Road, just east of I95..

This evening promises to be one that you will remember for years to come, and is definitely NOT to be missed!  The Palm Beach Tea Party will be partnering with South Florida 912 to provide a great venue for like-minded people to share this special night.  Please feel free to invite your friends and family.  Nick says that we can stay as long as we want — as the election results might not come in until well into the night.

There will not be a cover charge for this event and you can come any time after 7pm.  Come hungry as Nick’s Tomato Pie Restaurant has an excellent menu of appetizers, main courses, and desserts — as well as a full bar. Simply order and pay for your choice of food or drink.

PLEASE RSVP HERE:

Raising Taxes on the Rich

A friend sent this along this AM—I have seen it before but we should be reminded—–often! PS Saw Atlas Shrugged II last evening—go see it! Awesome–better yet, read the book!

Something to ponder………

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for a beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

  • The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
  • The fifth would pay $1.00
  • The sixth would pay $3.00
  • The seventh would pay $7.00
  • The eighth would pay $12.00
  • The ninth would pay $18.00
  • The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.00

So that’s what they decided to do. The men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.

“Since you are all such good customers, he said, I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.00.  He said, “Drinks for the ten men now cost just $80.00>

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes.  As a result,

  • The first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free.
  • The other six men – the paying customers —  They divided the $ 20.00 savings by ($3.33). But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

Since this was not working, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay!

The result:

  • The fifth man like the first four, now paid nothing ( 100% savings).
  • The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
  • The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
  • The eighth now paid $9 instead of 12 (25% savings).
  • The ninth now paid 14 instead of 18 (22% savings).
  • The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before! And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20 savings!“ declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10!”

“Yeah, that’s right, shouted the seventh man. “why should he get $10 back when I got only two dollars? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in union. “ We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Not to mention the decreased tax revenue from the “working” class because there will be few of them working!

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible!  PLEASE PASS THIS ON!

— Author unknown.

Get Out the Vote Campaign for 2012

The Palm Beach County Get Out the Vote Campaign was successfully launched on Friday night, October 5th with a huge Door Hanger Packing and Pizza Party in Palm Beach Gardens.  That event was followed by a similar activities in Boca Raton and Wellington the next day.

As you may know, our goal is to canvass over 20,000 homes in Palm Beach County spreading information on issues, candidate positions on key issues, ObamaCare, and the ballot amendments. We are off to a great start! We have packed over half of our door hangers and walked several neighborhoods across the county.

Thank you all who have helped us packing door hangers and walking neighborhoods!

This being said, the work has just begun and we have only three weeks to complete it!  Our program is designed so that all of our members can contribute to the effort according to their time, talent, and resource availability.  We have something for everyone who wants to contribute to this effort!

Please see below our meet-up times and places in your area (Jupiter/PBG, Wellington, or Boca Raton) for Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

If you cannot meet at these times but want more information on how you can help with this effort, please send an email to  info@palmbeachcountyteaparty.org

 

THE PLAN

There are three major activities associated with this project:
1. Packing the door hanger bags: This activity is filling the bags with our literature. It will be done on Friday evenings at Packing Parties or we can arrange to get you the materials and you can do it at home.
2. Distributing the Walking Books and Door Hangers to walkers: we need help distributing these items to the walkers on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
3. Walking the neighborhoods near you: Walkers will get their Walking Packets on Friday or Saturday night (or we can make other arrangements, if necessary). You will have all week to walk the neighborhoods at times convenient to you.

 

LIST OF MEET-UP TIMES

Here is a list of all our scheduled meet-ups:

Every Friday night, October 12th through November 2nd:  Packing & Pizza Parties in Jupiter, Wellington, and Boca Raton.

Every Saturday morning, October 13th through November 3rd:  Distribution of Walking Books and door hangers at locations in Jupiter, Wellington, and Boca Raton.  There will also be groups who will walk together from those locations on Saturday mornings.

 

LOCATIONS

Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens

We will meet on Friday evenings from 6 to 8:30pm for packing and on Saturday mornings for Walk Book Distribution from 10 to 11am at the following location:

Location: AFP office in Palm Beach Gardens. 3970 RCA Blvd Suite # 7003, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Click here for directions. Note that the office is on the north side of the building directly across from the Hampton Inn. The office is in the same building as the WPBF25 TV studio (go down the hallway just west of the studio entrance).

 

Boca Raton

We will meet on Friday evenings from 6 to 8:30pm for packing and on Saturday mornings for Walk Book Distribution from 10 to 11am at the following location:

AFP office in Boca Raton
Address: 2nd floor of the Boca Plaza office building, 3200 N Federal Hwy, Suite 215, Boca Raton, FL.
Click here for directions.

 

Wellington

We will meet on Friday evenings from 6 to 8:30pm for packing at the home of Joe Madej.  Please call Joe at (561) 502-3642 for directions.

On Saturday mornings we will meet at the Old Wellington Mall for Walk Book Distribution from 10 to 11am.  Meet at the overhang for mail drop on the northeast side of the mall directly behind the Checkers Restaurant.
Location: 12794 West Forest Hill Blvd. (southeast corner of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace)
Click here for directions

 

WHY CANVASS WITH THE PALM BEACH COUNTY TEA PARTY?
If you want to recruit some of your family and friends to help out, you may want to consider the answer to this question. Many people are already walking for their favorite candidates. Why would they also want to walk with the tea party? The answer is simply because all the polls say that Independents 7will decide the elections . . . and Independents vote on issues not by party. That’s were we, the tea party, are strong. The literature we distribute will focus on issues. A script will be provided.

Your country needs you!  Florida is critical for the nation in the coming weeks.  Palm Beach County is critical for Florida.  That puts a heavy responsibility on all of us — and if each of us does a little, we can accomplish a lot!

There are TWO PATHS

This one says it all.

LO QUE LA MEDIA NO DICE ACERCA DE LA ECONOMIA

By 

Al juzgar por la cobertura de la Media, usted podría pensar que nuestra economía está mejorando… Usted estaría equivocado.

La verdad es que la más lenta recuperación en la historia parece destinada a ponerse aún más lenta según los nuevos datos. Éstos datos no son buenas noticia para el presidente Obama. Y más peores noticias le llegaron la semana pasada. Aquí está una pequeña lista de indicadores:

Bajo crecimiento del GDP:  El GDP creció a un punto anual del 1.25% de Abril a Junio. Malamente manteniéndose a la par con el crecimiento de la población. La economía se ha puesto lenta y aún más lenta desde el final del año pasado.

Órdenes de material duradero cayeron 13.2% en Agosto.

La entrada de capital en las familias actualmente han caído, los salarios han bajado de $53,718.oo a $50,678 desde que ¨la época de recuperación ¨ comenzó en Junio del 2009

A pesar de todo ésto, la Media noticiosa ha estado feliz los últimos dos meses. Lea algunas de las noticias principales en Agosto, cuando el desempleo había subido ¨por segunda vez ¨ en tres meses, elevándo el desempleo de 8.2 a 8.3 por ciento. La cabecera de noticias del Wall Street Journal decian: ¨Ganancias de trabajos son una chispa para un rally de Acciones de la Bolsa.¨ El New York Times reportó: “Empleos surgen en el mes de Julio! Pero no dan señales claras de la información”

Éstas noticias de cabecera de los periódicos no pueden ser en verdad llamadas ¨deshonestas¨, pero son  engañosos. El crecimiento inicial se reportó que era 163,000 (después de revisarlo lo bajaron a 141,000), pero la población de edad de trabajo creció por 198,000…

La Media noticiosa decidió enfatizar el pequeño grano de noticias positivas que pudieron encontrar en el reporte el cual fué una pequeña subida en los trabajos.

Pero la Prensa no es siempre tan consistente. Usted no se sorprendería al saber que cuando hay un presidente democrático en la casa blanca, la Media tiende a mirar las cosas con luces positivas. Cuando los Republicanos están al control, hay mucha negatividad.

Kevin Hassett en el Instituto Americano de Negocios y yo recientemente estudiamos los titulares de periódicos del 1985 al 2004.  Miramos los porcentajes de titulares de periódicos que eran positivos cuando los números económicos fueron dados al aire. Por ejemplo: después de contar el número de desempleos y los nuevos empleos y sí ésos números crecían ó dejaban de hacerlo, miramos al porcentaje de periódicos y sus titulares para ésas historias que pudieran ser clasificadas como positivas, neutrales, negativas, ó una mezcla de ambas.

Ésto fué lo que encontramos:  Por los 10 periódicos más grandes, por el mismo tipo de noticias de desempleo, los titulares fueron 15-16% más positivos cuando un demócrata era presidente.

Hoy, parece que la Media principal está particularmente ávida de apoyar al presidente Obama. Se están jorobando hacía atrás para darle vueltas a los números de la economía de una manera positiva…..

En Septiembre y Agosto, el Wall Street Journal y el New York Times le dieron al señor Obama un poco más de títulares positivos que lo que hubiera recibido Bill Clinton con las mismas noticias de economía. 

El presidente Obama también recibió más de un 20% de mejores  títulares positivos que lo que indicaba nuestra información y que similarmente situado hubiera recibido un Presidente Republicano. Ésta cobertura más positiva ha tenido un gran impacto en la percepción del Pueblo acerca de la economía. Titulares más positivos levantan la percepción de la gente de que la economía está mejorando. La diferencia en averajes de titulares positivos entre Demócratas y Republicanos produce como un 4% de aumento en que la gente ve la economía como que está mejorando.

En una elección… ésa diferencia puede significar mucho.

John R Lott, Jr. es un contribuídor en las noticias de FoxNews. Él es un Economista y Co-Autor del libro acabado de salir en las librerias: ¨Desastre¨ La guerra de Obama Contra Trabajos y Crecimiento y Lo Que Podemos Hacer Ahora Para Recobrar Nuestro Futuro.¨ John Wiley and Sons, Marzo 2012. Sígalo en: Twitter@Johnrlottjr.

Join Us For Our Boca Raton Election Night Party!!

ATTENTION!!!  UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 4TH, 2012: CHANGE OF VENUE!!!  THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD AT MILLER’S ALE HOUSE ON 1200 YAMATO ROAD IN BOCA RATON (JUST WEST OF I-95, AND ADMISSION IS FREE!!!  EAT AND DRINK AS YOU WISH ON YOUR OWN TAB FROM 7PM- ???

November 6th, 2012 will surely go down as one of the most important dates of the 21st Century in history books of the future.  It has been said many times, “This is the most important election of our lifetime”, and that has never rung more true when one considers the principles at stake at this election.  Our deep involvement in attempting to steer our voting populace towards all the principles and founding history of this country will ultimately have their collective effect on this great night.  All the hard work, the personal and professional sacrifices that we make, the time and energy commitment in an increasingly liberal public, and the risk of voicing your opinion publicly will definitely prevail in the long run.  On this night, we will get to witness “real time” results on all the monitors that will be on display, NOW AT MILLER’S ALE HOUSE IN BOCA RATON!!  Map is HERE.

This evening promises to be one that you will remember for years to come, and is definitely NOT to be missed!  The Palm Beach Tea Party will be joining up with several other individuals and organizations of like mind to make this night one “for the books”!

Admission is FREE, and we will be gathering starting at 7:00pm.  Eat and drink as you choose on your own tab!  Full coverage of election results will be seen on the many monitors placed throughout Miller’s Ale House.

PLEASE RSVP HERE so we can get an idea of a head count– knowing that the button for “buffet” is irrelevant, based on our venue change to Miller’s Ale House):

Candidate Forum In Boca Raton Encourages Voters

Moving closer to the critical national election next month, our Boca Chapter of the Palm Beach County Tea Party held another great night of discourse on the local level that certainly took into account what is happening to our country nationally by hosting another local candidate forum.  A palpable sense of excitement filled the air, as over 100 people filed in to hear how candidates from both sides would address key Tea Party issues.  While we had a full quiver of candidates from both the Republican AND Democratic sides slated to address those who would be on the ballot for November in Boca, the end result of those candidates who showed, versus those who elected not to appear was quite revealing…

Slated to appear were State Senate Candidates Melanie Peterson (District 25), her opponent Joe Abruzzo, James Ryan O’Hara (State House District 81), Cesar Henao (Congress District 21), Tom Gustafson (State House District 89), and Sean Kasper (State House District 90).  David Lutrin and Pat Rooney, opponents for State House District 83 were also invited, but that district was ultimately deemed not applicable for the geographic area that Boca Raton audiences would be voting for (it should be noted that David Lutrin accepted our initial invitation, but that Pat Rooney did not).  In the end, Tom Gustafson and Joe Abruzzo cancelled, leaving us with a still compelling field of O’Hara, Peterson, Kasper, and Henao.

Boca Chapter Coordinator Alex Berry began the proceedings at 7:00pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Carlos Manuel Santana then regaled us with his impassioned version of the National Anthem, which was terrific!  After the usual protocol of explaining what the PBCTP is, and what it stands for, Alex made the usual announcements of upcoming events.  He introduced Pam Wohlschlegel, who announced the Precinct Walk Initiative to sway independents in our county.

Alex then introduced David DiCresenzo, who moderated the discussion for the evening with carefully prepared questions regarding how each candidate would address issues ranging from insurance to energy- and many other topics—and how those positions would relate to the core Tea Party issues of Limited Government, Free Markets, and Fiscal Responsibility.  The questions were excellent, and the answers truly helped our voters decide on who would best represent those principles we hold so dear to our hearts.  There was even time for an interactive audience “Question and Answer” time, which was edifying and worthwhile for all those in attendance.

Overall, it was a spectacular night that was full of fun and well received. I encourage everyone to get involved in the political process, by joining us for our events in Boca, which meet the first Tuesday of every month.  Get ready NOW for a HUGE “Election Day” victory celebration on November 6th, which happens to be the first Tuesday of the month for next month!  It will be a gala affair with monitors to watch election results, food and bar, entertainment, and speeches!  You will DEFINITELY want to mark your calendars for this one!!!  Time is drawing to a close to make a difference for the next election, so please get involved if you aren’t yet, and STAY involved if you already are!

For more information and video of the event, please CLICK HERE.

EL PRIMER DEBATE PRESIDENCIAL UN CLARO CONTRASTE DE FILOSOFIAS

October 3, 2012 By 

Despues de meses de espera, esta noche frente a una audiencia nacional de millones de televidentes, el presidente Barack Obama y el gobernador Mitt Romney compartieron escenario en el primer debate presidencial y quedó muy claro desde el principio que ambos candidatos a la presidencia tienen filosofías muy distintas sobre cómo encaminar a Estados Unidos por la senda correcta.

Estas diferencias se pudieron notar en varias ocasiones durante el debate. En particular, cómo mejorarían el estado de esta economía – tema central de estas elecciones – que sufre un desempleo que supera el 10% entre los hispanos. Como si eso fuera poco, nuestra deuda nacional supera ya los 16 billones de dolares que ponen en peligro la prosperidad económica  de todos, incluyendo a tantos vinieron buscando mejorar económicamente al emigrar a este país.

Y a pesar de las altas expectativas, como suele suceder, ninguno de los candidatos salió como el contundente ganador aunque los medios le den la ventaja al exgobernador. Romney incluso  admitió que los otros dos debates serían una continuación de este primer debate. Sin duda, porque se quedaron sin tocar muchos temas.

Queda claro que el presidente Obama quiere cuatro años más para poder continuar implementando sus políticas de expansión gubernamental y mayor gasto público. Mientras tanto, Romney expresó mucho más confianza en el sector privado y en el individualismo, especialmente cuando habló sobre cómo reformar los principales derechos a beneficios –Medicaid, Medicare y el Seguro Social– que están llevando a este país por un desastroso camino.

Como era de esperarse, el presidente Obama siguió martilleando con su plan de subir losimpuestos a los americanos más “ricos” como solución a nuestro déficit. Pero, lamentablemente y como hemos estado indicando durante meses, el presidente usa la retórica de los impuestos a los ricos que como eslogan de campaña le sirve bien, pero no se basa en la realidad.

Ojalá que entre los millones de americanos que presenciaron el debate por la televisión, haya habido muchos televidentes hispanos dado que estaremos entre los más afectados sea quien sea que gane las presidenciales.

Es por eso que después de ver este debate presidencial, queda claro que el pueblo americano tendrá que hacerse estas preguntas: ¿Cuál es el tamaño y enfoque apropiado del gobierno central? ¿Y cuál es el papel apropiado de la familia, comunidad, iglesia y sector civil en la evolución de la nación? En casi todos los temas destacados de esta noche, estas preguntas formaron parte de la temática abordada por ambos candidatos.

Ud. elige el 6 de noviembre qué camino deberá seguir nuestra gran república.

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