Monthly Archives: January 2011

Call to Action – LTE Campaign

This past Wednesday we had a guest speaker – Jason Thomas.  He delivered a great speech and gave us many great ideas in order to grow our membership and be more effective as an organization.

As an attempt to gain control of our communities we are challenging you all to write letters to your local newspapers.  Our first topic is Obamacare and how it relates to both the budget and dificit spending.

We all know that most of our media outlets are extremely liberal.  So…..How do you get the media to cover your story?  You make them believe that your story IS a story that readers want to hear about.  We believe that if we can get just 280 letters submitted by the end of February then we will be well on our way to having the press cover our events in the future.

Know anything about the Cloward-Piven Stategy?  Ultimately it’s to overwhelm the system.  The liberals are very good at doing this so we need to beat them at their game.  Our goal is to overwhelm the media/newspapers system with our conservative opinion pieces.

We encourage you all to write your own but if you do not have the time please send one of ours.  If you prefer to use a sample letter we’ve provided those on our website.

A list of all media contacts across the state of Montana can be located on our website HERE.

Here are some helpful informational documents regarding Obamacare that may help you write your letters.

5 Reasons to Repeal

Claim and Response

CLASS program

Enact Real Medical Liability Reform

End Government Funded Abortions

Impact of Health Reform on the Practice of Medicine

Impact on SeniorsImpact on the Insured

Important Facts About Obamacare

Obamacare Employer Mandate will increase costs and destroy jobs

Obamacare fiscal case for repeal

Obamacare Medicaid Facts

Obamacare Tax Increases

Obamacare will hurt small businesses

Response to Claims in Dem Letter

Response to Dem Claims

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HB 206 – Constitutional amendment on freedom to choose health care coverage.

I know this is late notice but Friday, Jan 28, 3pm, the first of a series of bills that reject Obamacare in Montana is being heard in the Human Services committee.  Gary MacLaren is sponsoring the bill and could really use all of our support at the hearing.  If at all possible, go to the capital and support the following bill:

 

HB 206 – Constitutional amendment on freedom to choose health care coverage.

 

This is an amendment to Article II of the Montana Constitution providing for the right to choose health insurance coverage.  If passed in the Act will be submitted to the voters on the 2012 ballot.

 

This is the link to the 2-page bill  http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2011/billpdf/HB0206.pdf which reads:

 

“(1) All individuals and employers have the right to choose whether or not to purchase or participate in any plan of health insurance coverage. No individual or employer shall pay a fine, penalty, or fee or be subject to civil or criminal sanction for exercising the right to choose whether to purchase or participate in health insurance coverage.

(2) A health care provider shall not pay a fine, penalty, or fee or be subject to civil or criminal sanction for accepting direct payment for health care services from an individual or an employer, on behalf of an employee, if the individual or employer has exercised the right to choose whether to purchase or participate in a plan of health insurance coverage.”

 


Crow Nation TEA Party to hold protest in downtown Billings

For Immediate Release:

 

The Crow Nation Tea Party with support of Montana Shrugged Tea Party Patriots will be holding a protest in Billings MT at the Federal Bldg in Downtown Billings MT beginning at high noon, January 26, 2011.

 

This protest is in regards to their concerns over the Water Rights Settlement Act which purports to deliver all water rights including those held privately by members to the Tribal government.  This is a direct violation of their rights as Native Americans and Tribal Members.

 

Please join them in their peaceful protest tomorrow.

 

We stand united with all citizens of America.

 

 


DETAILS – 1st Annual TEA party Convention – Montana

The 1st Annual TEA Party Convention in Montana will be held February 18 & 19th in Helena.

 

For a current agenda pleaseCLICK HERE.

 

For the registration form pleaseCLICK HERE.

 

We expect to have guests attend from all of the 50 states.  This will be very exciting  for patriot activits across Montana.  Please consider attending.

 

If you have questions please contact us at montanashrugged@gmail.com.

 

Registration forms can be dropped off at our office or mailed to 208 N 29th St. Ste 230, Billings, MT 59101.

 

We look forward to seeing you all in Helena!

 


BILLS TO WATCH THIS WEEK AT THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE

BILLS TO WATCH THIS WEEK AT THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE: The Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and the Montana County Attorneys Association (the usual suspects) opposed the bill. If we can pry SB 114 out of the Senate Judiciary committee, we can probably get it through the Senate, and we can almost certainly get it through the House.

We can overcome the opposition of MSPOA and MCAA, but it will take some work. Certain members of the Senate Judiciary Committee need to hear from you now. Some are known for us, some are known against us, and some need contact. Against us are Senators Larry Jent, Lynda Moss, Anders Blewett and Shannon Augare, all Democrats.

Certainly for the bill are sponsorGreg Hinkle and Senator Terry Murphy. Here are the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who need contact. Because they missed the public hearing: SenatorsJim Peterson (R-Senate President) and Chas Vincent (R).

Because I don’t know much about him: Senator Rowlie Hutton (R). Swing votes but can be persuaded (most important): SenatorsCliff Larsen (D-Missoula) and Jim Shockley (R-Victor). For any of these, you can leave messages at the Legislative Message Center (weekdays), at 444-4800.

The message can be as short as “Please support SB 114.” For any of these, you can use the Legislature’s Online message form: http://www.leg.mt.gov/css/sessions/62nd/legwebmessage.asp Email. Be advised that while email is easiest for us, it’s iffy for legislators. Some legislators attend to email well, and some don’t. You can certainly send messages by all three methods, to all legislators mentioned, even every day until the Committee acts on SB 114 (very soon, but not yet).

If you wish to include an email message, here are the email addresses for the Senators who need messages (in order of priority): Senator Cliff Larsen Senator Jim Shockley Senator Jim Peterson Senator Chas Vincent Senator Rowlie Hutton The Subject line of these emails should be “Please support SB 114” so they will get the message even if they don’t have time to read the email.

NOTE WELL: BE POLITE, and these Senator won’t have time to read more than about 50 words. Be concise!! If you send emails, copy SB 114 bill sponsor Senator Hinkle so he can see what you’re sending: Senator Greg Hinkle Okay, it’s now up to you.

Get messages to these critical senators. Let’s get SB 114 cranked out of Judiciary Committee!!

**THESE OPINIONS ARE THOSE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS OF MONTANA SHRUGGED, tea PARTY PATRIOTS WORKING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF MONTANA.


Register for the 1st Annual TEA Party Convention!

The 1st annual tea party convention will be held in Helena, MT on February 18 & 19th.

 

CLICK HERE for the registration form.  It’s also available on our website:  www.montanashrugged.com

 

You can mail or drop it by our office at 208 N 29th St Ste 230 in downtown Billings.

 

Keynote speaker is Roger Hedgecock who frequently fills in for Rush Limbaugh.  Aaron Flint of Voices of Montana will air his show live from the convention, Friday, February 18th.  Once we get a final agenda I will post that as well for your information.

 

Be sure to register today!


A Letter to our great Senator Baucus

Dear Senator Baucus,

How dare you tell the American public that anything the federal government does with healthcare is good for US.

The reality is that the current system is bust and it is bust for a reason….federal government.  Excessive costs and regulations permeate throughout the healthcare and insurance industries.  The system is fraught with waste, fraud and corruption costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

Pharmaceuticals costs have gone out of sight due to interference from Federal Government.

Premiums have gone out of sight do to the terrible practices of not paying doctors and hospitals the going wage for services.  This extra loss to them is turned around to honest taxpayers in their premiums.  Premiums have gone out of sight in past twenty years.  Medicare and medicaid costs have skyrocketed as the system allows all welfare people and non insured people such as illegal aliens to abuse the system.  Government policies have caused the premiums of ordinary hard working Americans to become very expensive, hence the advent of catastrophic policies.  These policies forced on Americans due to Government excessive interference in healthcare have created high premiums with little to no coverage.  This is tragic.

And the news this week has the CBO saying repeal of healthcare would save America $1 billion and some change.

So whose numbers are right.

History shows us that entitlement programs controlled and managed by governments cannot survive and become too expensive and too inefficient.  They represent a major portion of the deficit budget.. When the great society was rammed down our throats by Johnson and the Congress, the cost increased the budget by thirty five percent.  Now it is well over 55% of budget.  Government needs to take a step back and examine its policies and its budgets..Hard choices need to be made to bring budget in line with revenues..Remember federal revenues are not GDP enhancers.  They detract from our country’s welfare…general welfare.

Max, come on now, you are talking to educated adults… who are you kidding about benefit of tax cuts…this is a dream on your part.  In reality, an average business will not benefit from your tax benefits provided.  The range of benefits actually will increase taxes and decrease business profits.  One of the major problems with legislators such as you is that you have no concept on what makes a business grow.  I have been in business for over thirty years and it has been struggle ever since. Government regulations and tax policy make it near impossible to plan from one year to next.  Your tax benefit message is a mute point.  Please do not bring it up again. Your best bet in DC is to privatize the government agencies to reduce debt load.  Reduce tax burdens on people and their employers so prosperity will again return to America.

Medicare has been in jeopard since the day it started.  it needs to be revamped.  it needs to be minimized or eliminated.  best bet would be to privatize it and let government have minimal oversight. Max, if you grand legislators do not get handle on deficits which medicare is a big part, the country will be bust by 2017.

And the biggest lie of all is that Obamacare will reduce premiums and cost to employers.  Wow.  Do you not get it.  One government agency manipulating numbers for another is as big a crony system in the world.  Sure when you know the answer you want to put out to public the complimentary agency somehow miraculously comes up with the numbers.  If you research history of our government the projected costs and interference have always been underestimated.  Our national debt and deficits reflect this history.

Max, I know that you are the proud sponsor of legislation that you neither wrote or read.  Your lobby friends in the background drafted this up without any of your input.  Please be honest with America and your constituents.  Please tell them that 159 new federal agencies will affect the cost of their healthcare and will be huge burden on budgets and will ultimately cost taxpayer dearly.

keeping kids on policies to 26, pre existing conditions etc that you mentioned can be handled if we allowed for parents to keep a health policy that follows them from job to job and or life change to life change.  The free market system would take care of premiums and premiums would be manageable.

Government has become a huge burden on America with its excessive over extravagant wages and benefits.  Legislators have become beholding to their lobby masters and not to serving the public best interest.

Austerity is imminent in America.  So I suggest that you vote for repeal of this onerous bill and get to work fixing the budget excesses and deficits.

We the people command that you do this as our public servant.

Now can we talk about Cap and Trade…….another chapter I presume…

And these comments are echoed to our local city, county and state legislators as well.

God Bless America……


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