Ain’t NOBODY got time for switching between tabs. I tweet from anywhere on the web, with #Hootlet: http://ow.ly/oR4hM ^L
We are living in a precious sliver of time where the opportunity where even the insignificant can have a significant influence upon the what people see and and talk about, in spite of overwhelming opposition. Look at what Matt Drudge did with his simple news break that most everyone else was sitting on the story, because it wouldn’t be respectful and proper.
Four days after Drudge posted this . . . the media had to report on it, because people were talking and wanting to find the truth of the matter. The ITU and the mass media would never have let this get out. Drudge opened the window. The UN is working to close that window with Agenda 21 and it’s ITU.
Activate: How to turn the 2012 election from a close call to a mandate
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 7:23 PM EDT
- I want to make sure I’m registered to vote and adopt a schlub friend. CLICK HERE
- I commit to registering FOUR schlub friends CLICK HERE
- I commit to be a part of the global Tea Party movement the week of Restoring Love: FreePac &Constitutional Conference
- I want to join a team – 9/12 Project, FreedomWorks, or a local Tea Party
Last night, Glenn focused on the importance of commitment. He was the first to admit, a lot of last night’s show was something you had heard before – but it’s important to start at the beginning and to make sure you know what you believe before you get put into action. And tonight, Glenn revealed ways for you to really get moving!
Tonight, the focus of the show was “Activate” – and it was all about the election and how you can make sure that one way or another – 2012 is a year for a mandate for or against the progressives. And if you think it doesn’t matter just take a look at what is happening right now in Wisconsin. Progressives and unions are doing everything they can to make sure that Walker loses. It’s a microcosm to what is happening around the country, and Glenn thought it was so important that he recapped it on tonight’s show (in under three minutes!):
But why does it matter what is happening in Wisconsin? Because these elections are close, way closer than they should be when you consider the fact that Wisconsin has improved drastically under Scott Walker’s leadership. They have lower unemployment than the national average; they’ve gone up in business and hiring rankings; Wisconsin is even on track for a surplus.
Nevertheless, the elections are still close. Why?
Because people are awake – but they are not activated.
Glenn revealed that there are huge percentages of people who donate to campaigns but aren’t registered to vote, or are members of active constitutional and conservative groups that are not registered to vote. And even worse – Glenn said that 14% of people who think they are registered to vote are not actually signed up!
Which brings him to steps 1 and 2 of Activate – 1) Make sure you are registered to vote and help a friend figure out if they are registered to vote. 2) Register four people (or schlubs as Glenn called them) to vote.
Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on Menendez-Isakson Amendment #857 to Increase Government Involvement in Mortgages
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Stop taxpayer funding of expensive homes by connie and freddie. Vote no on Menendez-Isakson.
–As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senator and ask him or her to vote NO on the Menendez-Isakson Amendment #857 to the “mini-bus” spending bill. This vote may happen tonight or tomorrow.
–This amendment reverses the very, very small progress that has been made in reducing the federal government’s role in the mortgage market. It is well known that federal interference in the mortgage and housing markets, especially by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, played a central role in creating the housing boom and bust and the financial crisis. It’s time to free the housing market from government intervention. This amendment does the opposite.
–The primary purpose of this amendment is to increase the amount the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) can insure and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can purchase. On October 1, this amount went down from around $730,000 to $625,500 in some markets, lower in others, but just back to where it was before these limits were dramatically increased at the beginning of the current housing crisis. This was an expiration of the increase, not something that took any initiative on Congress’ part.
–This is clearly not a program aimed to help the poor who cannot afford housing—we’re talking about the government getting involved in the housing market to help those who want to buy very expensive houses. At a time when we are supposed to be looking for ways to reduce the government’s role in places it should not be, this should not be a controversial place to start. Government entities now account for 88 percent of all new mortgages. At a time where the American people are again asking where the federal government gets the authority in the Constitution to do certain things, helping the well-off buy expensive houses is tough to justify. The longer the government intervenes in the housing market, the longer the housing correction will take.
Click here to see FreedomWorks’ key vote against the amendment.
Key Vote NO on Menendez-Isakson Amendment #857 to Increase Government Involvement in Mortgages | FreedomWorks
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How long can this kind of government involvement in mortgages continue without the chickens coming home to roost?
This is clearly not a program aimed to help the poor who cannot afford housing—we’re talking about the government getting involved in the housing market to help those who want to buy very expensive houses.At a time when we are supposed to be looking for ways to reduce the government’s role in places it should not be, this should not be a controversial place to start. Government entities now account for 88 percent of all new mortgages.