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 Volume1, No. 7                  www.albuquerqueteaparty.com                    October 20. 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
:: ATP COMMUNITY OUTREACH SURVEY!
:: GOVERNOR RICHARDSON SPENDS MILLIONS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY!
:: THE SENATE'S MASSIVE WELFARE EXPANSION
:: UK UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BYPASSED BY ITS OWN WORKERS
:: QUICK LINKS
:: CAP AND TRADE UPDATE
:: THEORY AND PRACTICE
:: OBAMA HASN'T CLOSED THE DEAL
OCTOBER EVENTS!  JOIN US AND BRING A FRIEND!

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 for some fun and a good cause!  Come in costume as your favorite patriot or come as yourself.  Please send an RSVP to rsvp@abqteaparty.com by October 26th.  Just put "Patriot Party" in the subject line, along with the number attending.  We can only accommodate the first 200 people, so get your RSVP in today!

 
THE ATP COMMUNITY OUTREACH SURVEY!
By ATP Newsletter Staff

ATP's Community Outreach Team launched its Target November 2010 effort on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, with a survey designed to gather information about what you think is important and to begin to organize ATP supporters with friends and neighbors, block by block.  Read more


GOVERNOR RICHARDSON SPENDS MILLIONS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY!
From The Rio Grande Foundation Media Matters
 
Since 2003, Governor Bill Richardson has been spending tens of millions of dollars of public funds without Legislative authorization. These funds have been received into the state treasury under Federal economic relief and stimulus bills. Richardson has unilaterally been deciding how these funds should be spend, in violation of the state constitution which rests the power to appropriate public money solely with the Legislature.  Read more

THE SENATE'S MASSIVE WELFARE EXPANSION
By Dennis G. Smith From The Heritage Foundation


One issue in the Baucus health care bill has not received the attention it deserves: Half of the reduction in the uninsured will result from the enrollment of millions of Americans in Medicaid.  Read more
UK UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BYPASSED BY ITS OWN WORKERS
By Thomas Lifson in American Thinker

Stunning! Britain's National Health Service care standards may be good enough for ordinary folks, but the people who work there know better. They are getting taxpayer money to pay for their own private care. The UK Times reports:

The National Health Service has spent 1.5m paying for hundreds of its staff to have private health treatment so they can leapfrog their own waiting lists.  Read more

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CAP AND TRADE UPDATE
By ATP Supporter Paul Becht
 
In my previous discussion I stated that Chairman Henry Waxman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee placed the 1,000+ page Cap and Trade bill on a fast track for passage without allowing time to evaluate the merits of the bill, let alone, at least, read it, and that the Bill passed the House of Representatives.  Cap and Trade is now before the U. S. Senate, and our senior Senator, Jeff Bingaman, has expressed his intention to vote for it.   Read more
 
THEORY AND PRACTICE
By ATP Supporter John Kelly, first published in The American Thinker
 
Let me introduce you to theory and practice.  In theory, we should all get along.  In practice, we don't.  In theory, winter should start on December 21st.  In practice, it doesn't.  In theory, all of the brilliantly educated people of the world should learn enough about everything to insure that everything that could possibly ever happen is foreseen, has a contingency plan and is taken care of neatly.  In practice . . . wait a minute.  That's not even decent theory.  Who do we think we are?  God?  Read more
Obama Hasn't Closed the Health-Care Sale
Wait until the voters figure out how Congress is proposing to pay for reform!

By Karl Rove, weekly columnist at The Wall Street AJournal
 
Now that the Senate Finance Committee has voted for the health-care bill drafted by Montana Democratic Sen.  Max Baucus, negotiations over the real bill can begin in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's cozy Capitol hideaway.  It won't be easy.
 
Democrats now face a central problem for any governing party: How to pass a major piece of legislation when there are a lot of sharply different ideas about what should be in it.  Trying to reconcile what Democrats in the House prefer with what Democrats in the Senate want is already opening up divisions among the party's supporters. 
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