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Saturday
Dec122009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 12/12

BENEATH THE SPIN · ERIC L. WATTREE

Cheney Certainly Didn't 'Dither' During Vietnam, He Hauled Ass

Where is Dick Cheney's shame? And where is the shame of the people who are supposed to be covering him?

Dick Cheney is walking around demanding that we place our troops in harm's way like a veteran who begged for combat, then won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service.

The way he's strutting around, lecturing America and saber-rattling for war, one would never know that when the nation called for him to serve, he ran like a weasel on high potency steroids to avoid military service - and the mainstream media is just as gutless as he is for not pointing that out.

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Get the Job Done
Veteran's Cross Country Trips to Get America's Attention
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Saturday
Dec122009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Middle East Policy

AMERICA'S TERRORIST ALLY

A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Terrorism
By Jeff Gates, Staff Writer

"It's very good....Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)".

Response of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when asked on September 11, 2001 what the attacks meant for U.S.-Israeli relations.

Game theory war-planners rely on mathematical models to anticipate and shape outcomes with staged provocations. For the agent provocateur, the reactions to a provocation-as well as the reactions to those reactions-thereby become predictable within an acceptable range of probabilities.
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Support to A Veteran Ranger and Washington Policeman's Family: Social Networking At It's Best
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Saturday
Dec122009

Kucinich Resolution to End the War 

Dear Friends,

(December 9, 2009) Congressman Dennis Kucinich is circulating two "privileged resolutions" to trigger votes to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Congressman Kucinich, in a written release, earlier today stated:

"Today, I will begin circulating two privileged resolutions which will trigger debate and votes on a timely withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan."

"Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States makes it Congress' responsibility to determine whether or not we go to war or stay at war. Consistent with Article I, Section 8, the privileged resolutions will invoke the War Powers Resolution of 1973. I ask for your support of these resolutions, which will be introduced in the House in January."

"Yesterday, with the U.S. Secretary of Defense at his side, the President of Afghanistan declared that his country's security forces will need financial and training assistance from the United States for the next 15-20 years."

"We cannot afford these wars. We cannot afford the loss of lives. We cannot afford the cost to taxpayers. We cannot afford to fail to exercise our constitutional right to end the wars."

"Please sign onto the privileged resolutions to end the wars and to bring our troops home."

"Stand up for our troops. Stand up for the truth. Stand up for the Constitution and Congress' responsibility."


Please Contribute – Together we can help end the war.

Thank you,
The Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee 

Friday
Dec112009

TEAM GUINTA GROWS! 

50 New County Co-Captains Brings the Total to 300

Manchester, NH – Support for Frank Guinta for Congress continues to grow rapidly. This week, Team Guinta announces the addition of 50 more County Co-Captains.  This group of men and women from around the district will assist Frank in his grass roots efforts.

 “Yet again, I am proud to announce a fantastic group of people who are joining my team,” said Guinta.  “This is what a campaign in New Hampshire is about—people. Our County Co-Captains list includes people from all walks and varying levels of previous political activity.  Some are very new to the world of political activism and I am proud they have chosen this race to get involved.  We need some common sense back in Washington.  We need to have real health care reform that truly addresses the cost of insurance.  We need a plan for job growth that does not include just throwing money at the problem; this has not worked in the past and it will not work in the future.  I look forward to working with each of these great people as I continue to travel the district and spread my ideas on how to get this economy back on track.”

50 NEW COUNTY CO-CAPTAINS:

Title

First

Last

City/Town

County

Small Business Owner

Jack

McDevitt

Gilford

Belknap

Mrs.

Debby

McDevitt

Gilford

Belknap

GOP Activist

Robert

Therrian

North Conway

Carroll

Manchester Firefighter

Jeffrey

Aboshar

Manchester

Hillsborough

Small Business Owner

Roy

Arsenault

Manchester

Hillsborough

Education Activist

Ann Marie

Banfield

Bedford

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Bob

Barry

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Gail

Barry

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Richard

Bazin

Manchester

Hillsborough

Retired Colonel in the United States Army

William

Call Jr.

Bedford

Hillsborough

Public School Teacher

Peter

Galamaga

Bedford

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Bill

Gibbons

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Vic

Goulet

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Marti

Jones

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Ted

Kielar

Bedford

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Frederick

Kos

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Russell P.

Kott

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Kevin

McGrath

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Ed

Russell

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Marion

Russell

Manchester

Hillsborough

Small Business Owner

Roland

Six

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Walter

Stiles

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Janet

Stiles

Manchester

Hillsborough

Former candidate for State Representative

Robert

Tarr

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Pauline

Tarr

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Peg

Usin

Manchester

Hillsborough

State Representative

Steve

Vaillancourt

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Carole

Acorace

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Brad

Wise

Goffstown

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Edward

Dobe

Manchester

Hillsborough

GOP Activist

Lucy

Dobe

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Susan

Cramer

Manchester

Hillsborough

Conservative Activist

Calvin

Cramer

Manchester

Hillsborough

Small Business Owner

Gary

Springs

Manchester

Hillsborough

Doctor

David

Letellier DC

Manchester

Hillsborough

Ms.

Grace

Zartarian

Hooksett

Merrimack

Sandown Selectman

Roger

Barczak

Sandown

Rockingham

Conservative Activist

Colleen

Brenner

Londonderry

Rockingham

Conservative Activist

Joseph

Brenner

Londonderry

Rockingham

GOP Activist

John

Callanan

Hampton

Rockingham

GOP Activist

Betty

Callanan

Hampton

Rockingham

Former State Representative

William

Zolla

Derry

Rockingham

Conservative Activist

Herb

Klein

Kingston

Rockingham

Taxpayer Activist

EJ

Bleiler

Dover

Strafford

Town of Strafford Zoning Board of Adjustment member

Charles

Burnham

Strafford

Strafford

State Representative

Carol

Vita

Middleton

Strafford

Conservative Activist

Don

Colford

Dover

Strafford

Conservative Activist

Carole

Colford

Dover

Strafford

School Board Member

Robert

McCrory

Dover

Strafford

Conservative Activist

Paul

McManus

Dover

Strafford

 

 



Friday
Dec112009

NH GOP - Taxing NH Small Business Men & Women

Mark your calendar for December 16, 2009 and promise yourself that you and others will take the time to testify at the only public hearing for the 5% Tax on LLC’s and Partnerships which the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) plans to hold at 10:00am at their Concord office on 109 Pleasant Street.


This past June, when the NH Legislature was voting on HB 2, the state budget, some powerful Democrats decided to slip into the bill a 5 % interest and dividends tax on individuals for any distributions they receive from a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and Partnerships, this is an Income Tax!


Because this was slipped into HB 2 at the eleventh hour, there was no ability for our taxpayers to testify on this issue. Now, the DRA has written the rules for this 5% tax on all LLC’s and Partnerships throughout New Hampshire.


There are well over 10,000 LLC’s and Partnerships in New Hampshire made up of small business men and women who are about to get a wakeup call from big brother; “You owe us more money!” In full disclosure, I own an LLC. However, this is shocking to me for two reasons:

  1. We are in a national recession with over 10% unemployment. No one can deny that our small business men and women are the backbone of our economy, they are ones that provide the jobs, yet this 5% tax will only help to kill jobs in New Hampshire. This is not job creation in NH, it's job elimination! Yesterday, one owner of an LLC said to me, “I am working nearly 24/7 and there isn’t any more money to be made. Any additional tax will force me to lay off employees or go out of business."
  2. I have looked into what the DRA calls “more transparency” on this issue and I am appalled at what I have learned.
    The DRA comment period for the LLC & Partnership 5% tax ends December 28th, 2009, three days after Christmas. Only after calling DRA and asking about public hearings did I learn that they will only have one public hearing on the rules on this important tax. When implemented, this tax will cost LLC's and Partnerships $15 million dollars both in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The only public hearing is scheduled for December 16th, 2009 at 10am at DRA office located 109 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH. You can review the proposed rules here.


I have contacted both the Commissioner of DRA and Governor Lynch’s office and asked that these rules be pushed forward into January 2010. I also requested that after the first of the year, a total of 5 public hearings be scheduled across the state starting at 6pm so that our hard working men and women can attend. Ask yourself why DRA scheduled only one public hearing on December 16th with the comment period ending December 28th. To me the answer is simple; with family, Christmas and a recession going on no one will take the day off to come to Concord and testify.


This is a game that different state agencies play with public hearings on rule making; if you wrap the hearing around holidays no one will show up and the proposed rules will slide under the radar screen and be approved, which will carry the same impact as law. The state is not serving our taxpayers by allowing mischief like this to happen, it is wrong and must stop.


The taxpayers did not have the opportunity to testify on this issue last June. Governor Lynch, please give the 10,000 plus New Hampshire LLC small business men and women and Partnerships no less than 5 public hearings across New Hampshire as requested on this important issue. If you do, we will be serving our citizens. If not, your message will be loud and clear, “The state of New Hampshire does not care about our small business men and women who are truly the backbone of our state’s economy." Please do the right thing!

Sincerely yours,


Thomas Thomson
Orford, NH