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September 29, 2010
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September 29, 2010
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When the Democrats in Congress shift focus to Georgia District 4, you know they are worried. The below email was sent out yesterday and it is a complete flip of reality. As you all know, I want nothing more than to move America forward. In fact, America is being held back and driven backwards by the divisive political games being played in Congress today.
The email below is, well, ridiculous.
We all know that the Federal government and the Department of Education needs to stop mandating unfunded programs like “No Child Left Behind.” We must shift the power and money back to the State and Local level for education – only then will we have the ability inspire our children and empower our teachers. This doesn’t mean abolishing the Department of Education, I’ve never claimed that one!
As far as “phase out” Social Security and Medicare – another far out twisting of the truth. I oppose impacting any senior on Social Security. We all know we need to refill the coffers and address the fraud in Medicare. In fact, it’s the health care law that Rep Hank Johnson voted “YES” on that makes significant cuts to Medicare benefits.
Someone claimed they want to end maternity coverage? That’s quite a claim, with no name, especially when Hank Johnson wants the government to tell you what type of insurance coverage you have to purchase. Which by the way, I’m still waiting for Hank to explain how he believes a tax credit the following year will help an individual pay for insurance that they can’t afford today.
The email below is just more far out twisted statements to create fear. Hank wants to distract voters from the fact that our National Deficit is now a National Security issue and that our children will have a lower standard of living and less opportunity than we have had.
Let’s fix Washington by finding efficiencies, addressing the fraud in programs and creating higher standards of service. Get out and vote for Liz Carter. Hank is one incumbent we can’t afford.
Liz stands for Accountability in Washington, Prosperity to the People and Empowerment.
From: Jeremy Bird, BarackObama.com <email@example.com>
Subject: Saturday: Stand your ground in Decatur
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 7:24 PM
The President is back on the campaign trail this month, talking about the important accomplishments of this movement and how we can keep moving America forward in this fall’s elections.
Republicans are talking about something else: moving America backward. Just last week, John Boehner — the would-be Republican Speaker of the House — said of the Bush years, “We are not going to be any different than we’ve been.”
At least five different Republican Senate candidates, all running in close races, have said they would support abolishing the Department of Education. Many of them would also like to “phase out” Social Security and Medicare. And one even wants to get rid of maternity coverage.
These are the people who would hold power if the Republicans took back Congress — but we won’t let that happen. By working together and asking folks to commit to vote this fall, we can keep moving America forward.
Will you join us in Decatur? Here are the details:
What: Vote 2010 Event
Where: South Dekalb Victory 2010 Democratic Campaign Office
2801 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30034
When: Saturday, October 2nd 1:00 pm
If you can’t make that event, see if there’s another one near you.
President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed major reforms for Wall Street and health insurance and brought the last of our combat troops home from Iraq. Now they’re fighting to create green jobs and to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. That’s moving America forward.
But Republican candidates want to take us back to the policies of the Bush years — and even further.
We cannot let that happen. OFA volunteers across the country will be knocking on doors and calling voters across the country this week — and I hope you can join them in Decatur.
Organizing for America
Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
When you don’t challenge a statement, people start to believe it’s true. When you don’t discredit the speaker, people believe him.
Rep Hank Johnson, who is so far left that he doesn’t even represent the democrat party, has gone unchallenged by the conservative media.
Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, Herman Cain, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Bill O’Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Dick Morris, Erick Erickson and others – WHERE ARE YOU?
1) Why hasn’t the “conservative media” taken the opportunity to show who Rep Hank Johnson really is?
2) The Republican Party has turned a blind eye to minority drawn districts, specifically District 4…. a mistake that will hurt efforts across the Southeast.
Turning a blind eye and allowing the Southeast Regional Whip to create a larger divide in diverse communities and paint those of us who do care as “out of touch elitists” is wrong.
The “Far Liberal Left” within the democrat party have found the perfect person to beat their drum. Johnson continues to claim “Republicans” and “Tea Partiers” are all about profits and “Democrats” are all about the people – a complete flip of reality. The media has allowed him to go unchallenged.
When the media turned a spotlight on Cynthia McKinney and exposed her ridiculous ways, the majority listened and voted her out.
The people of Georgia District 4 deserve better and are not looking for entitlements and higher national debt. District 4 is ready for a strong leader who empowers and leads – I am that leader.
Rep Hank Johnson represents the GREED in government and is a national embarrassment – just look at his recent gaffs and bashing of Republicans and values.
District 4 used to be the shining jewel of Georgia- and it will be again.
Statements provided for the AARP Voter Guide
Social Security Solvency: Clearly, Social Security is in desperate need of rescue. We must first ensure that Social Security tax dollars are only used to pay workers’ retirement benefits. I am also in favor of creating ownership with personal Social Security savings accounts. I do not support raiding one fund to pay for something else. There is no easy answer to fixing the now “fundless” Social Security Trust Fund. It is going to take an aggressive approach in reducing spending in other programs to divert funds back into the Social Security Trust Fund for those who have already paid into the system. Then it is going to take a new approach to revamp the Social Security program, meaning looking all aspects of the program.
∙Deficit Reduction and Social Security: It is imperative that we address our nation’s deficit as well as the projected shortfall of Social Security. No idea should be taken off the table based up whether or not it meets a certain criteria or not. This is a national issue that will affect every American and we need to make the hard decisions so that America will be able to get its financial house in order. I support zero based budgeting, creating efficiencies, and cutting costs in every federal department. I also support auditing congressional spending.
∙Medicare Fraud: Medicare has an estimated $60 Billion in fraud that occurs every year. We must reform the system and implement highly effect information technology, not just for billing but also for patients records to ensure that those on medicare receive the best care possible by having the most informed professionals treating them. Additionally we must find ways to reduce the complications of medical billing for physicians.
∙Physician Access for Medicare Beneficiaries: Medicare beneficiaries must have the best access to physicians, but this can only be achieved by reforming the medicare system so that the system doesn’t force doctors to lose money when treating medicare patients. For the best access, the fraud that is rampart with in the system must be removed, and physicians should be allowed to actually practice medicine rather push paper.
Since the recession began, Americans have been hit with devastating job losses, shrinking retirement savings, declining home values and rising health care costs – many older Americans nearing retirement have been disproportionately impacted. What is your plan to help older workers get back to work and to improve economic security for people of all generations?
We must focus on creating jobs not just for a particular group but for everyone. This can be accomplished by creating the environment for businesses to thrive, with pro-business legislation and by cutting corporate taxes and allowing business owners to use that extra capitol to reinvest into their businesses. The only way that we will come through this recession is to encourage the businesses of this nation to begin to grow and continue to grow. We can no longer over tax and over regulate our way out of a recession and expect to create sustainable job growth.
WDPAC supports Carter’s pro-business stance
(ATLANTA)— Congressional candidate Liz Carter has formally received the endorsement of the Wholesaler-Distributor Political Action Committee (WDPAC) in her campaign for the Georgia’s 4th Congressional District seat.
WDPAC is the political arm of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)—a Washington, DC-based trade association that is the national voice of the wholesale distribution industry. WDPAC endorses pro-business candidates supportive of the wholesale distribution industry.
WDPAC Political Director Jim Anderson said WDPAC measures candidates for federal office based on their belief in low taxes, spending and borrowing and fiscal responsibility rooted in limited government; free enterprise in which economic outcomes are driven by market forces and not by politically-motivated manipulation of markets by the federal government; and a rational regulatory environment that leaves business owners free to grow their businesses, earn profits, attract investment capital and create jobs.
Anderson said that during the current 111th Congress, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson has failed to register a “correct” vote on any issue the WDPAC has identified as a “key vote.”
“Mrs. Carter, on the other hand, has taken pro-free enterprise positions on several issues our members care about,” Anderson said. “Including extension of the tax rates enacted in 2001 and 2003, oversight of federal spending programs, ‘cap and trade’ and energy supply, and health care,” Anderson said.
The evidence of Carter’s commitment to limited government, fiscal responsibility, low taxes and free markets resulted in the WDPAC endorsement.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of WDPAC,” Liz said. “Pro-business policies are key to getting people back to work and turning around our economy. It is obvious by the lack of growth and increased unemployment that we need individuals with business experience and pro-business solutions.”
About Liz Carter, Republican Nominee GA-4 US House of Representatives
Liz Carter (http://lizcarterforcongress.com) is not waiting until she’s elected to serve the people of Georgia District 4, she is fighting for her constituents daily. Liz has put her career and business on the back burner in order to meet with her fellow citizens and understand the needs and challenges of her community. Among Liz’s many professional accomplishments, beyond owning and operating her own small business, she has successful managed a multi-million dollar business unit and has a track record effective cost cutting and of increasing revenues– all skills that will be employed to the benefit of her District once she is elected. Liz is focused on sustainable job growth in the private sector, a strong national security, illegal immigration, and improving education.
About the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) and the wholesale distribution industry
NAW is a national trade association comprised of direct member companies and a federation of national, regional, state and local line-of-trade associations which together include approximately 40,000 enterprises with 150,000 places of business across the United States. According to NAW’s Institute for Distribution Excellence, aggregate sales in wholesale distribution were valued at $4.2 trillion in 2007, and total employment in the industry reached 5.2 million people that year.
Rep. Hank Johnson’s increased spending of borrowed monies is killing our economy and hurting our community.
Hank touted this week that over $7 Million in Neighborhood Stabilization grants are heading to DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. These funds are the third round of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Previously, DeKalb received $18.5 million, Rockdale received $2.7 million and Gwinnett received $3 million in the first round. Additional money is going to the State of Georgia, so Rockdale can apply to the State for additional funds.
Hmmm, how’s that working out?
THESE ALL ARE FAILED POLICIES, that sounded great, but did not work.
Where is our Representative when it comes to holding these banks responsible for actually helping families? Who is monitoring the banks and the process for receiving your tax money in the form of TARP funding? Who is monitoring the monies that went to the counties to “stabilize” the housing values? Why are we still throwing our borrowed money at bad policies?
How does anyone think that borrowing more money to bailout banks is going to help return jobs back to our community in order for people to have the ability to make their mortgage payments?
If you elect me, I will fight to hold the recipients of your tax dollars accountable. Why does Hank tout bringing money back to our district, when he cannot explain where or how the money was used? It is the responsibility of your representative to make sure that your money is spent to help the people of district 4, the money should be benefiting YOU. Why won’t Hank show up to debate to explain his policies and where your money was spent? My guess on that answer; he does not know and the increased foreclosure rates speak for themselves.
When Congress creates legislation to spend your money and to borrow more money that increases our deficit, which we, as taxpayers must repay, it also has a responsibility to make sure the money is used appropriately. All these bailouts and foreclosure programs were developed without benchmarks to hold the banking industry responsible. In some cases, the banks have tried to pay money back, but their hands are tied because of previous federal regulations that were not removed or considered before being “loaned” bailout funds.
It’s time to hold those who received your money responsible in helping stabilize our neighborhoods.
It’s time for fiscal accountability and responsibility. Hank’s policies have failed our community and put our children’s future at risk.
I will fight to do what is right, not what comes easy. We must create policies that enable companies to reinvest in expanding and opening up new job opportunities. We must get our community back to work. We need to keep money in our pocket and stop it from being spent on failed policies.
Carter Hosts Health Care Town Hall
Dr. English explains how the health care legislation impacts you
Congressional candidate, Liz Carter, will host a meeting with Dr. Jeffrey B. English at the City of Lilburn Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Dr. English, a Board Certified Neurologist with sub-specialty training in Clinical Neurophysiology, is in private practice in Atlanta, Ga. He is the Clinical Research Director at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, a non-profit organization he helped develop for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis.
A national speaker on multiple sclerosis and on the economics of health care delivery, Dr. English writes a health care series, “HC on Call.” The series focuses on issues such as socialized medicine around the world, Medicare, and the recently passed health care legislation.
The meeting on Thursday will be a review of the recently passed healthcare legislation where Dr. English will share how it impacts our daily lives.
Dr. English is dedicated to educating patients about the health care system and how the recent legislation will drastically change the relationship between doctors and patients.
U.S. Representative Nominee for Georgia District 4 Liz Carter agrees. “There are key issues that every citizen and business owner needs to be aware of and understand,” she said.
The meeting in the auditorium is located at 76 Main Street, Lilburn, Ga.
The United States is the protector of many, a threat to none.
Russia is a threat to many, a protector of none.
Parity is an insult.
Do not be fooled for one minute to believe that the START Treaty will help eliminate nuclear weapons around the world. This Treaty is between the United States and Russia – not Iran, North Korea and many others. Pure transparency with other countries is extremely risky when it comes to national defense, especially in a very weakened economy.
Limiting ourselves for the sake of “appeasement” is not the answer and puts our nation at a disadvantage. History has shown that “appeasement” does not make people love and come together.
The START Treaty is appeasement and an insult.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger planes and declared war on the United States.
The following is my account of that day.
It was a beautiful morning in Boston and I was off on another business trip. Upon arrival to the Logan Airport I ran into many friends and colleagues – it’s a small world and it seems even smaller in airports. I remember one friend in particular, I had met him the previous year during an interview. I remember thinking he was brilliant and I pondered if I had made a mistake not taking that job. We joked and he said it wasn’t too late to change my flight and fly to San Francisco for a “power” conference. It was tempting and I’m blessed that I did not change my plans.
A great morning continued with an automatic upgrade to first class. I still remember the man who seemed overly frustrated that his friend had not shown up and that he had to sit next to me. Our flight was second in position to take off, right behind American Airlines Flight 11 and before United Flight 175. It was a crystal clear morning as I watched the other planes out the window, instead of watching the aggravated man next to me.
Attempting to review the schedules at Networld + Interop, I began to have an uneasy feeling that I could not shake and the aggravated man next to me was making it worse. The pilot announced, “It’s a clear day and we are just passing over Manhattan. If you look out the window you will see….” His voice trailed off as I stared out my window in shock. A plane had just hit The World Trade Center Tower and smoke was starting to bellow into the air. I turned to say something to my fellow passenger only to see an odd smile and hear him say, “It’s a great day for America” as he got up and went into the bathroom. I wanted to throw up and I felt my body tense. I turned and continued to stare out the window.
What took place next is still discombobulated in my head. A series of announcements from a pilot who was clearly in shock. “We are not quite sure what type of aircraft has hit the tower,” “Ladies and gentleman we have just learned the tower has been hit by a commercial jet,” “Please stay calm as we attempt to find out what is happening,” “A second plane has hit The World Trade Center,” and then something happened. I tried to reflect on my life, but memories of my father’s teachings about our Country, my America, rushed into my head. I felt my core wrench in disbelief upon the realization that something was very wrong.
As we circled for hours I remember watching and listening to the attendant scrambling through the overhead bin and babbling about a potential bomb. Was I going to land? Was the bomb on our flight? Why are they not letting us land? I was stuck and felt helpless.
Upon landing, security escorted everyone off the flight and I learned we were the last plane to land that afternoon. The airport terminal was eerily quiet and I turned to watch an overhead television broadcast what I had just witnessed. It was there I learned the American Airline Flight 11 that had left Boston right before me and the United Flight 175 that had left Boston right after me, had hit the twin towers. Another plane had flown into the Pentagon and a fourth had crashed in Pennsylvania. I wept and asked a stranger why I had been spared. The realization of friends lost that I had just smiled and talked with that morning and others that worked in the towers, swept over me. Waves of anger, guilt and grief swept over me as I continued to watch. We were at war.
It took over a year for me to find the strength to visit Ground Zero and when I did, I wept. Standing at that holy ground, I made peace with myself and finally felt calm. It was there that I realized that one day I would find a way to serve and protect our Country.
That day came last November when I announced my bid for the U.S. House of Representatives. I am here to serve, to honor those who serve and have given their lives to protect. To our troops, our first responders and those who suffered loss on September 11, 2001 – I am at your service.
God Bless America and cast out all those who wish to destroy it.