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 Volume1, No. 6                  albuquerqueteaparty.com                    September 30. 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
:: MILLION PATRIOT MARCH ON DC
:: WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
:: REDACT AND WITHHOLD
:: DEATH PANELS BY PROXY
:: A GENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
:: MONEY AND BANKING 101
:: SEPTEMBER EVENT RECAPS
OCTOBER EVENTS

Health Care Town Hall Forum
When:  Oct 21,2009
Time:  7:30-9:30 pm
Where:  Central NM Community College
                Main Campus Auditorium, Rm. 100
                117 University Blvd SE (corner of University Blvd SE and Coal Ave SE)
Guest Panel:
Dr. Barry Krakow, MD, Dr. Rick Morlen, DMD, Dr. David Leech, MD, Dr. Gay Bernitsky, MD, Toni Williams, former NM Director of Community Based Health Care, Gabrielle Kotoski, RN, author, lecturer, and  Health Care Insurance Claims expert

American Patriot Meet and Greet!
When:  Oct 30, 2009
Time:  6:30 pm
Where:  Independence Grill
                6910 Montgomery Blvd. NE  (just west of Louisiana)
Particulars:
This is the first in a series of events intended to get like-minded Americans together and raise a little money for the cause!  Independence Grill is donating a percentage of the evening's proceeds to the ATP!  We will be sending more information closer to the date, but we wanted to get out the word so that you could put us your calendar.

 
MILLION PATRIOT MARCH ON DC
By Barry Krakow, M.D., ATP Supporter

Crowd on the lawn DC
One Beautiful Saturday Morning and Afternoon

My family marched to the Nation's Capitol on Saturday morning September 12th, a day with more dark clouds and grey skies than sunshine, a nice metaphor for a Tea Party Patriot's perspective on the current political climate. The MSM (Misleading Statist Media) attempted to spread word of a low crowd count to suit their agenda, but I feel confident in stating no less than 500,000 people marched up to the Capitol.  Imagine a really big football stadium that holds 100,000 people; I believe there were sufficient crowds to fill five stadiums or more.  Read More
WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT
YOU THINK!

THE ATP SURVEY IS COMING SOON

The Albuquerque Tea Party needs your help to launch our Community Outreach Teams this fall.  So many have been asking "What Can I Do?" and this is your answer!

We all need to connect with our neighbors in small groups to share information, inspire and motivate each other, and participate together in some exciting new ATP events. We're calling this the ATP Grassroots Training Camp, and it's time for all of us to get involved!

 
Our focus is on the 2010 election on November 2,  2010.  That means we have to get our ground game started today!  Read More
EDITORIAL: REDACT AND WITHHOLD
September 21, 2009
By The Washington Times

Hiding public information is a game every new administration tries. President Obama's Treasury Department is only the latest to join the fun, this time with a Freedom of Information Act request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Even after all the rule-bending, Treasury's sparse response is embarrassing to the administration and its environmental allies.

In April, CEI requested Treasury records that "involve 'cap-and-trade' schemes that deal with 'carbon,' 'carbon dioxide' or 'greenhouse gases.' " After much delay, Treasury's Jennifer Beasley this week finally replied with portions of five measly documents, at least one written during the presidential transition period. That's a suspiciously slim record for one of the administration's signature proposals.
 Read More
EDITORIAL: DEATH PANELS BY PROXY
September 25, 2009
By The Washington Times

Baucus bill pressures doctors to stop treatments

Yes, there are death panels. Its members won't even know whose deaths they are causing. But under the health care bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, death panels will indeed exist -- oh so cleverly disguised as accountants. 

The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 of the unamended Baucus bill, hidden amid a lot of similar legislative mumbo-jumbo about Medicare payments to doctors.  Read More
 
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A GENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
By Mark Newman (Intro by Staff), ATP Supporter

I received the following from Pat Newman, an ATP supporter working with our Community Outreach Team.  She wanted to share her son's perspective on what the nation is experiencing right now.
 
When I think back on the challenges the world faced when I was growing up, they were different, yet the same, as when Mark Newman grew up -- North Korean aggression into South Korea; North Viet Nam aggression into South Viet Nam; the Berlin Airlift; the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In each case, the United States joined with others to stop aggression and allow people the freedom to choose their own way.
Read More
 
MONEY AND BANKING 101
By Tom Bacon, ATP Supporter

Investors are often confused about the method the government uses to create money.  Often they talk about turning on the "printing presses".   Remember that a single Trillion Dollar stack of $100 Bills would stretch from the earth to the moon. 
  Read More
SEPTEMBER EVENT RECAPS!

9/11 Candlelight Vigil
From Steve McAllister
, ATP Supporter

Candlelight vigil

We gathered to remember the evil of September 11, 2001.  We shared one flame for our candles.  As we contemplated in quiet, I understood then that the deepest darkness cannot overcome the smallest light.  Seeing the many tiny candles, the spark in the human heart for freedom and justice, we have every reason for hope.

9/12 March on the Round House
From Newsletter Staff

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Santa Fe Tea Party held a rally at the New Mexico Capitol Building on September 12, 2009.  Organized to coincide with the big march on the Capitol in DC, they had a great turnout, with the official count at about 1,000.  Several ATP supporters made the trip to lend their support to our fellow Patriots.

Currently, the Santa Fe Tea Party is keeping a close eye out for an announcement of a date for the special session of the legislature.  We won't have much notice, but the Santa Fe group will be coordinating an event to let them know how we feel on a variety of issues.  We'll keep you posted!

CAUGHT THE POLITICIANS REDHANDED
Reprint from The Rio Grande Foundation E-Bulletin

In case you missed it, we at the Rio Grande Foundation recently caught Albuquerque's political leaders trying to pull a fast one on taxpayers.

As you are hopefully aware, voters are already heading to the polls to decide on renewal of the City's cent transportation tax which expires this year.

The original tax was in effect for 10 years, but, as Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing pointed out in the Albuquerque Journal, on the Channel 13 News, and on 770KKOB, the ballot language for the renewal of the cent ballot language that appears on the ballot has no sunset!

Check the ballot language for yourself here.  The appearance of Gessing's piece in the Albuquerque Journal sent the politicians scurrying to "fix" the problem by reassuring voters that the tax would last 10 years.

Subsequent articles and an editorial appeared in the Albuquerque Journal to reassure voters that they should support the tax.  Ultimately, voters will have their say on this tax and other issues.  Information on where to vote early can be found here.