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Nullify Obaucas care

The following 20 republicans voted against (HJR 20) nullification of the bad law here in Montana.

 

We need to ask them all to explain that vote.

1.       N  Ankney, Duane

2.      N  Arntzen, Elsie

3.      N  Bangerter, Liz

4.      N  Berry, Tom

5.      N  Cook, Rob

6.      N  Esp, John

7.      N  Evans, Lila Walter

8.     N  Fitzpatrick, Steve

9.      N  Gibson, Steve

10.  N  Hoven, Brian

11.   N  Klock, Harry

12.  N  McNutt, Walter

13.  N  Milburn, Mike

14.  N  O’Hara, Jesse

15.   N  Peterson, Ken

16.  N  Reichner, Scott

17.   N  Small, Sterling

18.  N  Taylor, Janna

19.  N  Yates, Max

20. N  Welborn, Jeffery

 

Can contact them using this online form: http://leg.mt.gov/css/sessions/62nd/legwebmessage.asp

 

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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!

 


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……


Tea Party Founder take on Constitution and local politics

Columbus MT Teaparty Meet and GreetDecember 11, 2010by Eric H. OlsenTeaparty–Past and PresentIn the strong tradition of the King of England, England set out to establish anew colony in North America. As they expanded the colonization the Kingcontinually imposed higher taxes and greater authority over the people andtheir properties.Over time, the colonists had to make a tough decision as to how to proceedfor their benefit. Should they put up with the King’s excessive rule or freethemselves from the tyranny.Let me start by giving you all a brief history of the teaparty movement withthe colonists and and steps made to create this great country. Then I willfinish with where does the teaparty movement stand today.December 16th 1773, Boston TeapartyA group of settlers calling themselves “The Sons of Liberty” boarded aBritish vessel carrying crates of tea shipped over from the Mother Country.These Patriots, dressed in Indian garb, threw more than 300 crates of tea intothe Boston Harbor as a protest to excessive taxes.July 6th 1775 Declaration of Cause and Necessity of Taking Up Arms.Let me quote from this strategic document some of their concerns.“But a reverence for our Creator, principles of humanity, and the dictates ofcommon sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, thatgovernment was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought tobe administered for the attainment of that end”Key points here are that governments should promote the welfare ofmankind……not rule absolutely over our welfare.“We are reduced to the alternative of choosing an unconditional submissionto the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. -The latter is ourchoice._ We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing sodreadful as voluntary slavery. -Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid ustamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallantancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations tothat wretchedness which invariably awaits them, if we basely entailhereditary bondage upon them”I have to ask you all now, are the current actions of our governments gettingexcessive? By excessive I mean are there too many fees, fines, taxes, rules,ordinances, regulations, directives, ????Are you afraid that we may be the first generation to hand off worseeconomic conditions to our children?As you can see our forefathers were concerned about the same situation backthen.And to further quote -“Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, andif necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable……..With heartsfortified with theses animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God andthe world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, whichour beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we havebeen compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of everyhazard, with unabated firmness and perseverance, employ for thepreservation of our liberties– being with one mind resolved to die freemenrather than to live slaves. “These forefathers were very serious in their reflections and judgments at thattime. They took what was happening to them very seriously and mostcertainly not lightly. They knew there were serious consequences to pay fortheir liberties but were willing to take them to continue their freedom in thenew found land called America.I ask all of you, are you concerned about your future in America NOW?Are you ready to fight for your freedoms in this great country? I am.We must be on the offensive utilizing all legal and political means that wecan to effect real change, to restore our Republic, to humble our governmentsaggression into our lives, to lower taxes, to increase individual freedoms.Are you ready….???July 4th 1776 Declaration of IndependenceWhen the colonists lost all hope with high taxes and physical abuses imposedupon them by the King, the final decision was made to declare independencefrom the tyranny.And I quote -“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people todissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another…… Wehold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal, that theyare endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that amongthese are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…..Do you think that our forefathers had just about enough at this point? Yes isthe answer.The Declaration of Independence goes on to detail the aggressions by theKing against the new country.We are not quite to the point of being so consumed by the governments thatwe espouse armed revolt, but, everyday it seems our liberties and ourfreedoms are being diminished.November 15th 1777Articles of ConfederationRules under which the newly freed States would organize were professed inthis document.And I quote–“ Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the states of………I. The Stile of this Confederacy shall be “The United States ofAmerica”. II. Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence,and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which not by this Confederationexpressly delegated to the United States, in Congress Assembled.Do you see the reference to States Rights here? Do you think our forefatherswere concerned about an overzealous overreaching federal government.Absolutely right..A famous politician quoted that the governments closest to the people rulebest… Amen to that.Do we have an overreaching federal government in this country? Hell yeswe do..Do we have wimpy federal mandate gorged local governments in thiscountry? Hell Yes we do.As you can see by results of last election change is in motion. The firstgrassroots Tsunami wave hit on November 2 this year and, as you all know,the second wave of a Tsunami is much more ferocious and deadly. Our planis to work with this movement and finish our ambitions to restore theRepublic in November 2012.September 17th 1787 Constitution of the United StatesOur new country was formed under the greatest document ever written tolayout a framework to govern people fairly.And I quote–“WE the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the commondefense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty toourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for theUnited States of America.”Wow, every time I read this document I get goosebumps.Do not let anyone suggest it is old and needs to change with the times. Thisdocument can and will rule a free class of people forever in time.December 15th 1791 The Bill of Rights (Ten Amendments)This document further directed the States and Federal government wheretheir responsibilities lay. As we all know, we the people ruled the countryand next to the people the States had independent sovereign rights. Lastly thefederal government was setup with duties to protect borders and directinterstate commerce, to put it in simple terms.So what have we accomplished since those glory days….Many more amendments that limit our freedoms.Activist judges.Corrupt politicians albeit there were undoubtedly some early on.A strong move towards socialist agendas which accelerated in the early1900’s as communism was moving about the globe.We can thank Woodrow Wilson for the Federal Reserve, 16th (the tax)amendment, 17th(take senators and congressmen from state control)Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Social Security and 90% business tax ratesamong other things.Lyndon Johnson for the Great Society or should we say the Great Destructionof Federal Budgets. Welfare, Medicare and Medicaid were started adding35% burden to federal budget. Those programs now represent 55% of federalbudget.And lo and behold, President Obama who gave us Stimulus, Tarp, ARRA,Bailouts, Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare, and multi trillion dollar deficitspending..In 234 years we have managed to take the greatest country from just that to aresounding what? Socialist leaning, ever apologizing, ever criticizingexecutive branch. Excessive deficit spending. Extreme social progams,overzealous government in majority of our lives. Is this what our foundersworked so hard to create. NO.Even worse than that since we entered WWII 68 years ago, we have seen ourcountry go from being worshiped as saviors of world to being laughed andscoffed at today. What is up with that? I say shame on our legislators andPresidents for letting this happen.I can only imagine that not only our forefathers but our grandfathers andfathers who fought valiantly for our freedoms are rolling in their graves ..The teaparty movement came to life in 2009 expressing concerns over thatstate of our country. Nationwide there are thousands of teaparty groups withtens of millions of membersI, personally, thank President Obama for doing the impossible, waking upAmerica. I have been trying for over thirty years.Montana alone has over twenty teaparty groups. We as Montana Shruggedare the largest and most active.The participants in this movement are concerned citizens. We are concernedabout the future of our country. WE are concerned about the damagingpolicies of the Obama regime. We believe in :Limited GovernmentsBalanced budgets but only after cutting them firstAbsolutely no deficit spending unless warranted in times of war.Lower taxesHigher wages-Prosperity for allControl of our bordersStrong and efficient militarySo in closing, I say to all of you and all the wonderful politicians that are heretonight and heading to Helena after the first of the year.We got your back.We will support you and your efforts in addressing our nations concerns.But if we see your stray from this path, rest assured, we will have adiscussion with you.So with all that said, I bid you all adieu..No that is French ….so I bid you all a good night.God Bless America.


Montana Shrugged Announced Major Grassroots Healthcare Repeal Rally

January 7, 2011                                                                                                                                                                        Contact: Eric Olsen 406-696-2353

Montana Shrugged Announced Major Grassroots Healthcare Repeal Rally

BILLINGS- The Montana Shrugged TEA Party Patriots in Billings announced today that they would be collaborating with TEA Party organizations from around Montana and the nation, Wednesday January 12th at high noon, in what is being billed as a major grassroots demonstration, pushing for the repeal of Obamacare. With the US House voting today to begin the process of repeal and a floor vote expected on full repeal next Wednesday January 12th, the leader of the Montana Shrugged Group, Eric Olsen, is calling on Montanans to come out raise their voices in support of repeal.

“This big government takeover of healthcare will bankrupt our nation” said Olsen in a statement made Friday from his Billings office. “We are calling on everyday Montanans to join concerned citizens and TEA Party groups around the state and nation in joint rallies at the offices of Senator’s Tester, Baucus, Attorney General Steve Bullock, and Governor Schweitzer next Wednesday, January 12th at 12:00 pm. We are demanding that the State of Montana join the lawsuit against this bill, which has already been ruled unconstitutional. And we are calling on Senator’s Tester and Baucus to demand that Majority Leader Harry Reid allow a full floor vote for the repeal bill which passes the House.”

The House of Representatives, which saw large Republican gains in last November’s election, is expected to vote overwhelmingly for repeal with a number of Democrats indicating that they will cross party lines and vote with Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed to keep the house repeal bill from coming to a vote in the Senate.

Olsen continued, “There are more than 30 Democrats, like Jon Tester, who are up for re-election in 2012. If they think they are going to keep their jobs and vote against repealing this terrible bill, I am afraid that they are sadly mistaken; we the people will make sure of that.”

 


THERE WILL BE NO MONUMENT – straight from his blackberry!

This is a conversation that went back and forth between a Montana resident and Senator Max Baucus. He must have been on top of his game this day as I have yet to receive a coherent email from him that isn’t totally off subject and contains canned message. But straight from the horses mouth…..their will be no monument?

______________________________

*****,

I remember *** well. Great guy! Solid, friendly, good guy. I remember a big smile. I also think I remember *** looking over to the side of the chamber at your mother for her sense of an issue being debated.

*****, I care about jobs and income in E. Montana as much as you. I come from and was raised by a ranching family. The place is in my blood. I’ll do my best.

I especially liked our meeting yesterday. Malta and Phillips folks are some of the most real and solid people in our state. Really down to earth and working hard. It means a lot to me.

There will be no monument.

Great hearing from you. Best to your mom.

Max.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Dear Senator Baucus:

I appreciate the fact that you made an appearance at Malta on Friday, October 29th re: the proposed Monument. I would like to take you at your word that there will not be any Monument status designated on that land. Certainly Mr. Salazar understands this also. I sincerely believe that this is a creeping, crawling effort to push us off our lands in any way possible.

I stand by my comment at the meeting that windmills and solar panels, any of the exclusive ‘green’ energy remedies, are not sustainable. And we can certainly not afford to subsidize them without access to our own natural resources. I also take exception to the fact that you had spoken to “business men, real business men” who talked of the virtues of green energy. Senator Baucus— you were speaking to business men and women in Malta. We own and manage farms, ranches and business in towns across Montana. We also believe in being allowed to run our businesses to make a profit. Maybe then Montana can begin to crawl out of the basement of the per capita income roster.

I didn’t get a chance to shake your hand and really wanted to ask if you happened to remember, way back, the two State Representatives who were seated at each side of you in the Montana Legislature when you were a ‘newbie’. My mother reminded me, not long ago, that my father sat to one side of you. His name was ****** ‘***’ **** from Poplar. How far you’ve come! But in that vein, I feel like President Reagan must have felt: “I didn’t leave the Democrat party, they left me.” What in the world has become of the party?? If you truly believe in the principles of the Progressive agenda, then please let me know.

Sincerely,

*****

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In chatting privately with Max Baucus, he said, in confidence, that they will take it without monument status…they already have group in there buying up ranch after ranch…funds are coming from democratic sympathizers..like Soros.  Eventually in not too distant future they will sell to federal government for huge profit and lock US out.  They will import their brucellosis infected bison from Turner Ranch ……..you know the rest of the story..

It will take some mighty bold action in holding all Congress feet to fire to stop this train wreck…Would have to talk old ranchers out of taking the money and running …..how do you do that?
Something to think about…I wouldn’t put it past these life long politicians to look the other way.

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