PRESS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Albuquerque Tea Party Media Contact:
Rick Harbaugh, 1709 Indiana NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
February 18, 2012
Living in an Alternate Dimension For three years, I have felt like I was living in another dimension where everything is turned upside down. We now live in an alternate world where integrity and honesty are scorned. Lying is fine if it serves your ends. Hard work and success are scorned. Hate the rich. Hate the successful. Take it away from them and give me my fair share of their wealth. Now I know how Alice felt when she dropped through the rabbit hole!
One good example of this alternate world in action: the Obama administration reported that unemployment has dropped as of February 16 to 8.4%. If that is so, why are the Occupy Wall Streeters rioting in Oakland and protesting all over the USA? It turns out that 8.4% is a seasonally adjusted figure which is really 9% when unadjusted according to the Gallup Polling folks. Oh, but wait! The Congressional Budget Office says the true number is closer to 10%. Wait! We are not through yet. US youth (age 18-25) unemployment is estimated at 23.2% while Black youth unemployment is estimated at 38%. Suddenly, the rioting and protesting make more sense.
We see the same manipulation when we try to get straight information from the government on the current inflation rate. Food and gas prices are rising quickly, so what does the government do? They drop those numbers out of the math in determining the rate.
The Obama campaign announced it "Truth Team" this week which hopes to enlist two million supporters who will communicate the president's record and fight back against attacks before the Democratic National Convention in September. Seems to me that the Truth Team needs to diligently stay focused on Republican lies because if they ever look inward at the daily lies perpetrated by Obama, he might lose two million voters.
Today, Greece's debt to GDP ratio reached 160%. Have you seen the rioting and buildings being burned in Greece in the last few weeks? Oh, that could never happen in America!! Well, our country's debt to GDP just crossed 100%. If Obama wins four more years in office, that ratio will soar to 138% and the happenings in Greece will come to America. The labor unions in Greece are leading those riots. Why? Because their unemployment is around 50%--double the rate of youth unemployment in the USA right now that is sparking the Molotov cocktails in Oakland, California.
The US credit rating has been dropped once and warnings have gone out that it will drop again if America does not change its ways. But Obama isn't changing his ways and he expects the US debt to reach $21 Trillion in the next five to six years. Conservatives keep telling Obama to wean us off that borrowing. In five more years, that won't be a problem. At that point, no countries will lend to us!!
If all this makes sense to you, then you need to get active. The Albuquerque Tea Party needs team leaders now! We need specialists in communications and promotions. We need leaders of small groups to promote our conservative agenda. We need you to get active. The first step is to start regularly attending the ATP monthly general meetings: third Tuesday, 7:00PM, of every month at the East Gate Church, 12120 Copper Ave. NE, 87123. At that meeting you can commit to help an hour a week, 10 hours a week or whatever time you can give. November is right around the corner. It is time to get active to defend our conservative values and the country we love so much.
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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
· Encourage Transparency in the Legislative Process
· Elect another Fiscally Conservative US Congressman and Senator
· Influence APS and Albuquerque City Council Policy
· Hold Elections with Integrity
· 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.