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DO WE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE?
CAN WE DO BETTER??
THE FITCHBURG REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE WANTS AND NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
Unfortunately our Republican candidates and the Party was defeated in November 2012. We were defeated, but we are not gone!! We are dusting ourselves off and are coming back, stronger than ever. We have many ideas on how to attract new members to join the Party as well at to attend our monthly meetings to help in our activities throughout the year.
Why did we lose, because in part because we did not have YOU. YOU didn't become involved and participate, you let others do the work. We were willing and able, but fell short. It is now your time to join in and help. We don't need you sitting home feeling sorry for yourself and asking how could "he" have been re-elected. There are local elections in 2013, an unexpected Senate race, as well as U.S. House positions open again in 2014. There may also be some special elections in MA that will need all hands on deck to help get out the vote. Don't sit at home again this time. Join us this time. We could have made a difference in 2012, but we didn't have enough supporters to help us get out our vote. Don't let this happen again. If you had joined us, we may have changed the results!
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On Saturday, April 28, 2012 registered Republicans were invited to attend the Massachusetts Republican Party Congressional District Delegate Selection Caucus in Littleton. In accordance with the vote in the Massachusetts Republican Presidential Primary, "all Delegates and Alternates are legally pledged to support Mitt Romney for President at the National Convention". There were at least two representives from Fitchburg RCC, Ray Gastonguay and I, however, I did have the opportunity to meet several other Fitchburg Republicans and share our business card and UNO's fund raiser information. This was my first caucus so I was quite interested in the agenda, presentations and voting. In the end the Romney slate of delegates and alternate delegates were voted to go on and represent MA 3 at the National Convention. The Romney slate did not prevail, but new delegates were elected to represent MA 3 at the convention.
Several things were apparent to me as an attendee: 1) There are many young people who are joining the Republican party; 2) There are many registered Republicans who have no idea that their City and Town may have a Republican Committee; 3) The MA 3 caucus was not well organized for a newbie like me. They seemed somewhat confused as to how to manage the turnout of 198 registered Republicans from all over U.S. MA 3 and, in my opinion to help in growing the party from the grassroots level, we should have been organized by City/Town for welcoming and unity purposes. It was an interesting event and I appreciated the opportunity to attend this educational adventure. Mary
In 2008 it seemed that the entire media world was in Obama's pocket. There was nothing that he did or said that lead to questions or investigation, he got a nod and a pass from journalist of all ilk. It's now 2012 and perhaps things are changing. In Friday's "Sentinel and Enterprise: the Editorial and an opinion piece from Jay Ambrose address Obama and the truth behind some of his hope and change programs. Read both the Editorial and oped piece below:
The unemployment numbers for March are 8.2%. But that does not include those not looking for jobs, the under-employed, college students looking for full time employment or those collecting welfare. Does anyone know the true employment rate?
The simple fact is America is facing a job crisis. We are not creating enough jobs for everyone seeking employment today. According to the US Small Business Administration, America's small businesses provide over 55% of the private sector jobs. As a small business owner, I know the challenges facing our small businesses in America today. Businesses hire new employees when there is a demand for their products and services; which results in an increase in profit to the bottom line. Everything depends on making a profit, or there is no business. No one bails out a small business owner, nor should they in a free market economy.
Small businesses owners gamble on the future every day. They are constantly reviewing the market, products, economy, cost of doing business, regulations and taxes. Everything is evaluated. There is no safety net. Sustained business growth requires a certain amount of stability. And Government is simply not providing the stability needed to allow small business to create NEW jobs and wealth.
Right now, our economic future is unstable. The out-of-control spending and the increasing national debt are causing too many companies to hunker down and do nothing. According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, 72% of small business owners would like to add employees, but uncertainty and poor sales prevent job creation. Isn't that exactly what the majority of us are doing in our own households; trying to conserve cash, working longer hours, increasing productivity or basically doing without? We're all riding out the uncertain economic storm hoping for better days ahead.
Perhaps the biggest factor in job creation is the cost of doing business, as this hammers bottom-line profitability. Energy costs have skyrocketed increasing the cost of every product sold. And yet, Congress still has not passed a long-term energy policy. Unelected bureaucracies, such as the EPA, are passing self-serving regulations which increase the manufacturing and production cost of all products sold. Yet Congress remains silent.
And then there is OBAMACARE. No one knows the true cost of this new legislation, but small business owners know that Obamacare will result in higher cost for them. Thus, the uncertainty of our new health care cost results in small business not hiring.
Since 2008 our Government has pass numerous bailouts and stimulus bills to jump start our economy. But has it created sustained growth? NO. All it did was increase the Nation's debt by over $5 trillion, which we will pass on to our children and grandchildren.
So what is the solution? I believe that government needs to get out of the way. Our political parties must stop this out-of-control spending. Business and personal taxes must be lowered. We must insist that they stop increasing our national debt. Congress must take control of all the unelected bureaucracies by cutting their funding. Congress must repeal OBAMACARE because it is a major deterrent to job creation, and it will not solve our health care issues.
The private sector has a proven history of job creation. Let's allow small business to create good paying jobs that produce wealth. Since the early 70's, small business owners have created two out of every three new net jobs in the United States. It seems to me that if we want more jobs; we need to start listening to the concerns of our small business owners. These are the folks who know how best to create jobs on Main Street, America. Job creation is not the responsibility of our elected officials in Washington; their role is to provide economic stability so business can operate with market certainty.
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3rd CD MA
It seems that it is our elected Republicans on Beacon Hill who are holding the politicians feet to the fire and making them accountable for upholding ethical behavior, responsibility to the tax payer and laws of the State. Two recent articles in the "Boston Herald" address the activities of two outstanding Republican State Representatives on two timely issues: Taking on the abuse of the EBT cards:Republican, Shaunna O'Connell from Taunton and Republican, George Peterson, Grafton, who is questioning the reissuance of a hardship MA drivers license to illegal alien, Onyango Obama. Keep up the good work!!! this is precisely why we need to elect more Republican State Senators and Representatives in Boston. Read the two articles from the"Boston Herald", Thursday, April 5, 2012:
On April 12, the FRCC held its first ever Political Kick-off event as part of our monthly meeting progam. The business meeting began at 6:30 and we elected our new Ward and FRCC officers. Congratulations to Stephen Hartka, Chairman; Dan Mylott, Vice Chairman, Mary Lotze, Secretary and Joyce Jacobs as Treasurer. With this outstanding assembly of officers, we know that the FRCC will grow in membership and determination to meet its ultimate goals of electing strong Republian candidates in 2012.
The 2012 kick-off was extremely successful. Our members attended in full force to hear and support Jon Golnik and Tom Weaver who were our special and honored guests speakers for the evening. Both men spoke to the crowd about their platforms, fielded questions from the floor and remained afterwwards to discuss other issues with members and guests. The kick-off also brought several new members and some "hopefuls" to the FRCC. All in all, the 2012 Political Kick-off was very successful.
As is true for most successful events, the time and efforts that go into planning can be very stressful--but also educational and fruitful. FRCC officers, Mary and Joyce were interviewed by the "Sentinel and Enterprise" and an FRCC introduction and promotional article was published on Monday, February 23. (the article is on the web page). The FRCC also reached out to residents in the WPKZ listening audience as Mary and Joyce also were intereviewed by Jason Duda on the "morning PUlse" show on Monday, April 9. Working toward the deadline of the Politifcal Kick off event, also encouraged the FRCC to complete other smaller goals such as designing and printing business cards, developing an FRCC informational trifold, designing and purchasing a large banner to be used in the Civic Days events, in parades and standouts. However work is not done. Now we need to move toward increasing membership and continuing to get the name FRCC and out candidates out to the public. We are now beginng to work with FATV to investigate public programming options.
The FRCC is true to our mission and working not only to meet the 2012 goals but exceed them. Those who are taking the FRCC ride are excited and committed to the cause of getting Republicans elected in 2012. If you are not currently a member of the FRCC, there is still time to join us. Just come to a meeting, you will be welcomed and glad you have decided to make a difference.
Republican businessman and activist Tom Weaver is running for the US House of Representatives, MA 3 and is intent upon challenging incumbent Niki Tsongas in November's general election. The "Sentinel and Enterprise", March 22, 2012, provides an excellent article on Tom's reasons for taking on such an election challenge, where he must first face-off against his Republican rival, Jon Golnik. Read the "Sentinel's" article and also meet Tom Weaver in person at the FRCC's 2012 Political Kick-off event, April 12, 7:00 p.m. at Destare. http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/ci_20230098/weaver-put-constitution-first?IADID=Search-www.sentinelandenterprise.com-www.sentinelandenterprise.com