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Tired Of Being Occupied?


Tired Of Being Occupied 


Voter Registrar Class



WHAT - Become a Certified Voter Registrar 


WHEN - Thursday, November 10th at 7PM 

WHERE -  1456 Bluebell Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM  87122 

From the intersection of Tramway and San Rafael, go east on San Rafael approximately 6/10 of a mile. Turn left on Bluebell Drive. The house is on the right corner. You may need to bring a flashlight. 

CONTACTPlease RSVP to Katy Denny at if you plan on attending. Bring an ID!


Tea Party Voter Registrars will not be asked to attend a weekly meeting.  Once becoming a Voter Registrar, you will receive emails from time to time letting you know of activities where we could use your help. However, you will not be required to participate in these activities.  We simply ask you that register voters.  This is a key strategy in getting the conservative vote that we all desperately want and need!


Roving Rallies for Veterans










Rally for Veterans

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 


11:00AM - 1:00PM

 Four Locations: 

-Louisiana & Indian School
-Academy & Wyoming 
-Bataan Park: Lomas & Carlisle


Signs will be provided!


Please bring your flags!
Have YOU thanked a VET yet?


ATP Veterans Appreciation Picnic


ATP Veterans Day Picnic   


Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)



Speaker Boehner is considering which Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to bring to the floor for a vote. There are two versions. Read about them below.


The "Clean" Version

· Does not cap spending as a percentage of GDP

· Does not require a super majority to raise taxes

· Will undoubtedly lead to tax increases & bigger & bigger government


The Strong Version

· Cap spending as a percentage of GDP

· Some require a super majority to raise taxes, some do not

· Due to the cap, will prioritize cutting spending before ever raising taxes

  The clean version will get more votes, making it more "bipartisan." The strong version will get fewer votes because it takes a more principled, fiscally responsible stand, 
but we are talking about amending our Constitution! We should never amend our Constitution out of expediency!
There has been some serious concern expressed about amending our Constitution in our discussions of a BBA, but you have overwhelmingly said that that if there is a vote on a BBA, 
you want Congress to vote for something that is meaningful and is not just a tactical move leading into an election year to get votes
Congressman Paul Ryan told some of our National Support Team yesterday that he is committed to a strong version; he is on record as only supporting a strong Balanced Budget Amendment. The top 3 in GOP Leadership are not so committed to a strong version.    
With all this in mind, here is what you need to do today:

1. If you can only make one call, call Congressman Paul Ryan and thank him for his commitment to principle on the seriousness of amending the Constitution and sticking to a "strong" Balanced Budget Amendment. We must support people who stand strong!

Paul Ryan: (202) 225-3031   

2. Call Speaker Boehner, Congressmen Cantor and McCarthy and tell them that if they are bringing a BBA to the floor for a vote, it needs to be the "strong" version with spending caps.

Speaker Boehner: (202) 225-6205  Eric Cantor: (202) 225-2815  Kevin McCarthy: (202) 225-2915 






Action Alert! Call Your Representatives!



We asked you to call Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy to tell them to bring the strong BBA to the floor because we heard they were getting squishy and might bring the weak BBA up for a vote instead.


***Due to the debt ceiling deal, Congress is now required by law to bring a BBA to the floor for a vote. The "weak" version will result in tax increases. The "strong" version offers much stronger protection against tax increases. Our Local Coordinators voted 70% - 30% to push for the strong BBA over the weak BBA - but NOT as a TPP endorsement of a BBA in general(1). Rather, this is an attempt to push House leadership to make a more principled decision since they are bringing a BBA to the floor one way or another.*** 

Today we are asking you to melt the phone lines in response to a report that tax increases arevery much on the table for the Super Committee, which would be the final blow to this flailing and fragile economy.(2,3) 


"With current levels of taxation already limiting economic growth, we believe that marginal rates must be maintained or lowered and that repeal of any tax credit or deduction be offset with an equal or greater tax cut." --- RSC letter




Call your own Representative(4) and ask them to make a commitment to you that they will advocate against and vote NO on any plan that increases taxes. We need less spending and increased economic growth,not more taxes.

If you have questions about this on any alerts from Tea Party Patriots, you can contact us through or contact Tea party Patriots directly at










The Super Committee



The "Super Committee" was formed in this past late-summer's "Debt Ceiling" debate, effort to increase federal spending authority for the president without really saying so. This Super Committee, comprised of twelve Congressmen (six from each party; half from the House and half from the Senate) was tasked to reduce the deficit. If the Super Committee does not come to bi-partisan terms, and Congress fails to pass the recommendations they propose, automatic "cuts" kick in.


We believe it is an unconstitutional construct, but it is there and we have to deal with it.


Democrats are looking to pass $1.3 trillion in tax increases, with a similar amount in cuts, over the next 10 years. The Democrats are pushing for more spending on top of the tax increases. The same game plan they have been preaching for the last 3 years.


For a good analysis on the Super Committee, see this from The Heritage Foundation:'t-raise-taxes/


It appears that those involved are NOT attempting to look for real cuts. And any cuts to Medicare/Medicaid will be overturned as soon as the next Congress convenes.


Republicans offer to cut deficits by about $2.2 trillion over a decade; about one-third of that coming from increases in items such as Medicare premiums, the sale of public lands and airport fees -- measures that increase government revenue without raising taxes. The GOP plan also assumes that tax reform would generate economic growth that would also lift revenues.  The GOP plan would also cut about $500 billion from Medicare over the next decade and $185 billion from Medicaid, officials said.


If the Democrats were serious, they would cut Obamacare, which could save over $2 trillion during same time ten-year period. See this link for the detail:


Tea Party Patriots has railed over the last 2½ years - Reduce the size of government; Slash spending and Repeal Obamacare - for trillions in savings!


Credit rating agencies, yet again, have stated emphatically that nothing less than $4 to $5 trillion in spending cuts will stem another downgrade in the U.S. credit rating...


Write to the Super Committee - but don't just stop there; e-mail, phone, fax, and tweet!

Here is a direct link to their website:


Whatever you can do - create a presence, from Tea Party groups all across the country!


The lobbyists are there, waiting to add more dollars to Super Committee members' campaign coffers! We have millions of members, enthusiastic Patriots who stand for their Country, NOT Party! Put pressure on them for: NO increase in ANY taxes, and CUT spending, PERIOD!



Here are your "Super Committee" members: 


Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Committee Co-Chair: @RepHensarling

Phone: 202-225-3484 Fax: 202-226-4888


Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Committee Co-Chair: @PattyMurray

Phone: 202-224-2621 Fax: 202-224-0238 Toll Free: 866-481-9186


Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD): @ChrisVanHollen

Phone: 202-225-5341 Fax: 202-225-0375


Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): @SenJonKyl

Phone: 202-224-4521 Fax: 202-224-2207


Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): @JohnKerry

Phone: 202-224-2742


Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): @SenToomey

Phone: 202-224-4254 Fax: 202-228-0284


Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT): No Known Account

Phone: 202-224-2651 Fax: 202-224-9412


Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): @robportman

Phone: 202-224-3353


Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA): @RepBecerra

Phone: 202-225-6235


Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI): No Known Account

Phone: 202-225-3561 Fax: 202-225-9679


Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): @Clyburn

Phone: 202-225-3315 Fax: 202-225-2313


Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI): @RepFredUpton

Phone: 202-225-3761 Fax: 202-225-4986


Tweeting to the Super Committee, should have a # setup... something like this:


@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee - NO tax inc., CUT spending #tpp


@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee - Repeal Obamacare, Save $2T #tpp





ATP Monthly Meeting


ATP Monthly Meeting 11 15 2011 


APS Misappropriation Ignored




Albuquerque Tea Party Media Contact:

Rick Harbaugh, 1709 Indiana NE, Albuquerque,NM 87110





Date of Release:  November 6, 2011


APS Misappropriation Ignored


Our country operates on the "rule of law."  This means that bias and favoritism are not allowed.  Rules are applied equally to all.  That is clearly NOT the case regarding Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton, Representative for District 19 in southeast Albuquerque.

Stapleton works as an administrator for the Albuquerque Public Schools where the staff handbook for years has specified administrators will not be paid their APS salary when they are acting in a legislative capacity for the State of New Mexico.  In a recent Larry Barker investigative report, it was revealed that Stapleton has been away from her job more than 600 days over the last seven years-missing work for over a year and a half of those seven years.  Just during legislative sessions, she has collected $167,000 in pay at APS for work she did not perform; and in violation of APS work policies.  At the same time, she was collecting per diem pay from the State for her work at the legislature.   Her supervisor at APS turned a blind eye to her absences.  Barker, in his investigation, only went back seven years, so it is highly likely that much more than $167,000 is owed back to APS.  Clearly, Stapleton should be disciplined for this failure to comply with APS policies and APS should seek reimbursement of those funds.


When Superintendent Brooks was asked about these violations of policy, Brooks claimed ignorance of her 600 absences.  When asked what action he planned to take, Brooks decided that he would change the policy retroactively to forgive her non-compliance with APS policy.  He also indicated no action would be taken to reclaim that $167,000. This $167,000 is taxpayer money that has been misappropriated.  Is APS no longer accountable to New Mexico taxpayers?


 Superintendent Brooks clearly does not understand "the rule of law" and it therefore falls on the School Board to seek reimbursement and discipline for Stapleton, as well as having a heart-to-heart talk with the Superintendent concerning following APS policy.


The Board of the ATP encourages all Tea Partiers to contact APS Board Members by phone and e-mail demanding these tax dollars be returned to APS immediately.


Albuquerque Tea Party







The Local Exposure


The Local Exposure - Issue 2 Number 10  



12 for 12 Club


 12 for 12 Club


We hope that you can play a big part in helping us realize our goals:


·Recruit and Educate New Candidates for 2012

·Elect a majority of Fiscal Conservatives in 2012 into the NM Legislature

·Influence the NM legislative process to result in Limited Government Spending and encourage Transparency in that Legislative Process

·Elect another Fiscally Conservative US Congressman and Senator

·Influence APS and Albuquerque City Council Policy

·Hold Elections with Integrity

·Sponsor Park Parties for Community Relations and Recruiting Volunteers

·Continue to Host our Signature April 15th Event


We made some in-roads in the 2010 election by electing 8 new members to the NM House of Representatives. However, we must continue our fight against progressives and elect even more fiscal conservatives in 2012. We are asking for your support in the way of funding and volunteer work, to completely turn the tide in our state and help our new governor 


"Take Back New Mexico!"


The Albuquerque Tea Party is planning and building for 2012 and we have to start now!


We cannot afford to sit back on our heels in an off-election year and have the forward momentum of 2010 be reduced to inaction!   


We have many goals for the upcoming year and into 2012.

Giveaway Bills for 2011
In This Issue
Tired Of Being Occupied?
Voter Registrar Class
Roving Rallies for Veterans
ATP Veterans Appreciation Picnic
Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)
Action Alert! Call Your Representatives!
The Super Committee
ATP Monthly Meeting
APS Misappropriation Ignored
The Local Exposure
12 for 12 Club




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