TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – November 2011

Straw Poll

The results of the Presidential straw poll from the Cape County Tea Party Meeting are:

Gingrich 16
Cain 12
Paul 7
Romney 2
Perry 2
Santorum 1
Gary 1
Bachmann 1


Pam Dixon

Our speaker, Pam Dixon, forwarded some more information below.

They post all updates on the Lt. Gov’s constitutional challenge to his facebook fan page:  To be notified of activity, Facebook users need to “Like” the page, then you will be notified via your FB Newsfeed when an update is posted.

If anyone wants to contact the Lt Gov office, the information is:

These are the articles that Pam distributed at the meeting:


Takeaway Activism – Budget Control Act of 2011

There are two items for  TTTT Takeaway Activism in November 2011.

We told you there would be homework!!

First… …The Super Committee is Coming!!  The Super Committee is Coming!!  The Super Committee is Coming!!

As you know, the Congress and the President came up with a grand plan to assuage you and me (The Tea Party) called the Budget Control Act of 2011.  The Super Committee has been meeting and will likely come back with spending cuts (made of ether) and revenue enhancements — tax increases.

Even Jo Ann Emerson signed a letter asking the Super Committee to exhaust “all options for mandatory and discretionary spending and revenues.”

Revenues = Tax Increases.  Period.

We’re told she will hold the line on taxes, but… …she signed a letter asking the Super Committee to exhaust “all options for mandatory and discretionary spending and revenues.”  She didn’t sign a letter saying that the Super Committee should close tax loopholes for foreign companies.

Roy Blunt is on the tax bandwagon to make sure that ‘fairness’ is the law of the land.  Many Tea Party members, in principle, agree with taxation based on consumption at the retail level, but NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RAISE TAXES.

And, we certainly know that our other Federal Representative, Claire McCaskill, will be on-board with tax increases.  She voted for the ObamaCare Tax and Spend plan TWICE!

So, this month, we ask you to contact your Federal Representatives for the State of Missouri to tell them to CUT THE DAMN SPENDING!!  The Tea Party’s advent was caused by the out-of-control spending at the Federal level, and we will not accept one dime in new taxes until they prove that they can CUT THE DAMN SPENDING!

These votes may be coming up this week, so please contact them immediately.


Takeaway Activism – Town Hall Meeting

Next, we’d like to ask you to go on a field trip!  Please plan to attend the League of Women Voters town hall meeting next month.  They complained that the turnout was low last time (because of wintry weather).  This time they are holding the meeting at noon on a Tuesday… …to ensure they have a low turnout?!?!

The details on the meeting are below, but it will be held at the Cape Public Library on December 6th at 12:00pm.

Elected officials to participate in town hall meeting next month

By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian

Quarries, casinos and former federal buildings — the area’s top elected officials can expect questions about these and other high-profile topics at a town hall meeting scheduled for next month.The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri is hosting its second such meeting at noon Dec. 6 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Officials scheduled to attend include Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger, Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy and state Reps. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson.

“There’s plenty for people to be interested in,” league president Sue Brockett said. ” … It’s where you live. It impacts your daily life what the city council does or what the county commission does. There’s a lot going on in the city and I think people are interested in it.”

Each official will be given 10 minutes to speak at the outset of the meeting and a Q-and-A will follow, Brockett said. Audience members will be given a chance to write questions on cards beforehand and the league is also accepting suggestions via email at

Rediger will likely talk about such topics as road projects, Isle of Capri’s new casino and Broadway corridor enhancement work, he said.

“I’ll just kind of touch on the obvious things,” Rediger said. “I always like to join the League of Women Voters on any project they’re working on. They’re a dedicated group that’s trying to get more information out there.”

Brockett also expects questions about other issues, including the sale of the former federal building on Broadway, the quarry near Saxony Lutheran School and possible state legislation.

Brockett also would like to see more involvement from the public at these town hall meetings. Last year, only a small crowd attended, though she noted that it was a wintry evening.

State legislators were the only participants in the meeting last year, so the league added Rediger, Lohr and Tracy in an effort to generate more interest.

“We wanted to broaden the scope and broaden the audience,” Brockett said. “There’s a lot to talk about and we’re trying to make it relevant to the people who are here.”

Oh yeah… …The Super Committee is Coming!!