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Balanced budget Act of 2013

The Internet is Great.

This might be my most brilliant idea….. ever.

But like most “why didn’t I think of that” it didn’t just “pop”.

This idea had help from an internet blog. I replied, but the idea would not leave

So, the Balanced Budget Act of 2013 bill is being sent to my politicians…FAT chance THEY will do  anything with it.

Balanced Budget Act of 2013

  1. This doesn’t have any of those whaeras, herein, ibid stuff
  2. The President WILL submit a budget to Congress no later than TBD, or he is automatically dismissed from Office with no perks, pensions, etc.
  3. Congress WILL make all adjustments to balance the budget.
  4. IF Congress fails to Balance the Budget, funds to do so come FIRST from the salaries, perks, health subsidies, pensions, etc of Congress and the White House.
  5. IF the total of funds in #4 are not adequate to achieve Balance, additional funds WILL be taken from Congressional and White House Staffers,czars and other appointees, followed by Government Employees, excluding any/all serving  or who have served in our Armed Forces.
  6. Finally, if that is not enough the remainder  needed to balance will be taken as an across the board cut of each and every line item in the budget.

This is DRAFT #1. Do you have any suggestions to improve it?



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Here is another email that I got from MoveOn...  Again, they are using Social Media to spread their lies and messaging vis-a-vis Youtube.  I hope that people with some power on our side are also using these methods - they are much cheaper and the young people do check them out (I know, my kids are up all night long during the summer perusing the net).  See what they have to say...




Dear MoveOn member,

Think Obama's a shoo-in? 

Think again. Romney is ahead in a whole series of recent polls.1 And super PACs are poised to spend huge amounts of money to sway the race—just like they did yesterday in Wisconsin.

The good news is that in this election the Internet is giving us whole new ways to fight back at a fraction of the cost of a traditional ad campaign—and we're miles ahead of the right-wing Super PACs figuring out how to take advantage.

You see, today a single YouTube video can get more attention than a big-budget TV campaign. And people are far more likely to be persuaded by something shared by a friend than what they see on TV.

That's where we come in. With a tiny social media team of just four staff and a few interns, has figured out how to disseminate powerful messages to millions of people through social media. For instance, just one video we publicized on gay marriage alone reached more than 21 million people. To reach this many eyeballs with TV ads, it could cost almost a million dollars.3

Here's the kicker: We only need to raise $200,000 to fund this entire project for the next few critical months.

Can you chip in $5 to help counter the Super PACs using social media?

In 8 out of 16 national polls released over the last month, Romney is ahead.4 Anyone who says Obama's a shoo-in just isn't paying attention. But social media is giving us new ways to fight back—and is on the cutting edge. 

Research shows that more and more voters are getting news through social media like Facebook and Twitter.5 That's especially true of those under-30 voters.

We've spent a year working on the computer software and online tools that let us reach these viewers. Our high-tech platform supports a talented team of volunteer and staff editors who scour the Web for the highest impact progressive videos and graphics. When news breaks, they're ready to toss a wrench into the conservative spin machine.

But we need to scale up even more. Fox News reaches more than 2 million people per day. We can match that—we need to match that. We need to reach further into Facebook and other social media realms like Twitter, Digg, Reddit, and Pinterest, where hundreds of millions of Americans are spending huge chunks of time. The war of ideas is happening in short, 8 to 24 hour news cycles on the web, and we're ramping up to be right on the front lines.

Chip in $5 to help counter the Super PACs using social media.

Sometimes, all we need to counter the right's agenda is the right picture at the right moment. When Republicans in Congress convened a panel on birth control, but didn't bother to invite any women, that image of five middle-aged men said it all. Thousands instantly shared it on Facebook.

Other times, it's a gripping personal story that changes minds. When there was controversy about the Susan G. Komen Foundation, we featured a video by a gutsy breast cancer survivor named Linda, who had some no-nonsense words for the people who had let her down. More than 383,000 watched, as we and our allies mobilized phone calls and grassroots pressure—and Komen changed course.

It's an entirely new way of communicating, and MoveOn is proud to be a pioneer. We can't stop those right-wing SuperPACs from buying their old-fashioned TV ads. Yet. But we can beat them by investing in people-power and staying ahead of the curve in online campaigning.

Click here now to chip in $5.

Thanks for all you do.

–Angie, Brandon, Carrie, Linda, and the rest of the team


1. "General Election: Romney vs. Obama," Real Clear Politics, accessed June 6, 2012

2. "Super PACs' Let Strategists Off the Leash," The New York Times, May 20, 2012

3. "TV Cost & CPM Trends," Television Bureau of Advertising, accessed May 27, 2012

4. "General Election: Romney vs. Obama," Real Clear Politics, accessed June 6, 2012

5. How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry," Mashable, April 28, 2012

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Seriously, you have to give them credit for being the biggest hounds on the planet!  I signed onto the enemy website to see what they were sending out and today I got my third request for money from the Obama Campaign.  Can you spare $3?  Mind chipping in?  This is really a pathetic attempt to drain even the poorest of the poor - they don't bother asking for a normal amount: $10, $25, $50.  Na - not this classy bunch of politicitians.  They want the $3 buck donations to be send in over and over and over, til you don't even realize what you have sent them!!  

Anyway, just putting this out there to keep us informed of their movements...  Every time I get one of these, I get a sick feeling - they are good on the technology side.  They also use lingo directed at younger donors or people who are 'kinda simple' as my mom used to say, as if you are getting a little instant message from your friend Barack, or your pal MIchelle.  Again, it makes me sick.  But I do think we need to be doing similar things...


Voter --

There are two ways to look at it: This is yet another email from the campaign in your inbox. Or this email is making our organization stronger.

Grassroots support, especially online, is how we compete with our opponents. And we won't win without it.

If you've got a few bucks to spare, mind chipping in before midnight?



Rufus Gifford
National Finance Director
Obama for America

P.S. -- Last call for the chance to fly to L.A. to meet President Obama at George Clooney's house. Enter here -- deadline is midnight.

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Message from Messina: give $3 now!

I have been receiving these regularly - gotta give them credit they ask for $3 a pop and I bet there are many Obamanite giving them their change.  I am surely not one of them!!  I am on this list because I was a student of Political Science and worked in Marketing for years.  I always want to know what the competition is doing.    

I also post these here so that all can see what they are doing in their efforts to take America away from the hardworking Americans that love this country.  When Obama spoke of change, he wasn't kidding.  He wants to change everything about this country: our position of power in the world, or strong economic based status; our free market system.  His idea of change is to remove us from our leadership position in the world to be more aligned with other Socialist/Communist countries  You see, Socialism only works when EVERYONE plays along.  The Europeans, although allies of ours technically, are no less jealous than any other third world country of our power and our position in the world.  In fact, when you read of 'the French' keep in mind that their demographics have changed A TON since they opened the flood gates of immigration to their previous held colonies Tunisia, Algeria and the like.  Europe is not what it used to be, and if Obama had his way, America would have a similar fate.  

I, for one, am not going to stand by and not speak up about it.  I hope that our side has just as strong a message going out to our team.  It is nice to know that we have big donors pulling through for our side, because we are up against an incombent and you can bet that he has raided the kitty for campaign funds to help support his efforts.  We already know that he has given generous subsidies to his union buddies, and they are surely kicking the money back around full circle.  So in reality, we are all paying for his re-election campaign.  Here is the latest message that I received from his campaign manager (kinda makes me sick every time I get one of these!!).


Here's an excerpt from an article published in today's Washington Post:

"An anonymous donor gave $10 million late last year to run ads attacking President Obama... And in the new, free-wheeling environment of independent political giving, the identity of this donor, like many others, is likely to remain a permanent mystery. The donation went to Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit group founded with support of political strategist Karl Rove."

This new system of unlimited, anonymous giving is the number one threat to President Obama staying in office.

If this $10 million check swings this election to Mitt Romney, the public won't even know the name of the contributor who bought the election. But Karl Rove will -- and you can bet that Rove will do his best to make sure he, she, or it (since this could be a check straight from a corporation) will have a seat at the table in a Romney administration.

This is cynical stuff -- a cold-blooded attempt to withhold from the public the names of the billionaires and corporations who are trying to buy our government. But we've got 1.8 million people so far who have stood up to be counted in support of President Obama.

You're one of them. But the reality is that with $10 million checks about to unleash a flood of negative ads trashing President Obama, we've all got to dig a little deeper.

Donate $3 or more today:

More soon.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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