For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Summit and Portage County TEA Party Groups to Hold Sign-Wave Saturday In Support of Border Wall Funding

Akron, OH:  Today, Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, and Terri Iannetta, President of the Summit County TEA Party, jointly announced that their groups would be doing a sign-wave over State Route 8 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH this Saturday, January 12, 2019 to support President Trump's demand that Congress authorize $5.7 billion dollars for a wall on the southern border of the United States. Anyone wishing to participate in the sign-wave can bring their own appropriate signs and meet on the pedestrian bridge that crosses Route 8 just south of Graham Road in Summit County at noon on Saturday.

In making the announcement Zawistowski said, "The American people who voted for and elected Donald Trump President in 2016, understand that without borders you cannot be a nation. We in the heartland of America are the ones who have paid the high price of illegal immigration. In Northeast Ohio we saw illegal immigrant Juan Razo kill Margaret Kostelnik in Lake County as well as others killed, raped and murdered by illegal immigrants in our area. Ohio communities have been ravaged by the 4,854 deaths of our sons and daughters last year alone from drug overdoses - 96% of which come to Ohio through the wide-open southern border. African-Americans and low income whites and Hispanics in Ohio and across the nation lose $1,000 per year in wages to unfair competition with illegal immigrants. Most of all, we as taxpayers have paid out billions of dollars to provide free health care, education, housing and other assistance to illegal immigrants', resources that should be going to help Americans in need. We agree with the President, this is a crisis, and we demand that Congress fund the building of the border wall - NOW!"

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Tonight the President finally asked We the People to weigh-in on this fight.
If you support the President, and You want a Wall, then you MUST Call!
But don't just call YOUR Senator and House member, call them over and over!
Then do one more important thing. Call or write members of your family and friends.
Let them know that you support the wall and why. Then ask them to start calling!

Let's make one thing clear that you did not hear tonight . . .
The Democrats don't want a wall not because it won't work but because it will work!
Future administrations can't tear down a wall, but they could de-fund "border security"
. . . opening up our border to anyone they want to let in - and gaining votes for themselves! 
That is why me must support the President NOW!

It's Time to Defend our Sovereignty!

Fellow Patriots,

Ask yourself this question. "In the six years that WE gave Republicans control of the US House during the Obama Presidency, and even the two years in which WE also gave Republicans control of the US Senate, how much legislation were Republicans able to pass?"  The answer is NONE! Oh they told us how they voted 60 times to repeal Obamacare but that was all political theater.

So guess what? The TV networks, including Fox, are screaming "The Democrats put forward a bill to impeach Trump, and they put forward a bill to protect Mueller, and they introduced a massive "voting rights" bill called "For the People Act", and on and on. ALL POLITICAL THEATER. They are PLAYING their base, just like McConnell and Boehner and Ryan played US! 

Nothing to see here folks because NOTHING is going to happen over the next two years but the expulsion of hot air and the gross over spending in our Federal Budget. Turn it off. Don't waste your time because NOTHING the Dems are talking about is going ANYWHERE. None of it will become law. The President will NOT BE IMPEACHED.

Best of all, in the process of this childlike political temper tantrum, where democrat "social justice warriors" expose themselves as the radically insane anti-Americans that they are for all to see, they will destroy each other and themselves!  Look at how they are now going after Bernie Sanders. Can you imagine how they are going to tear each other apart with 20 or more of them running for President and debates starting as early as this June??? Pelosi is terrified by these idiots. We don't want them to shut up, we want to give them the microphone and tell everyone to look at them when they say that they want to raise taxes to 70%, and shut down all fossil fuels, and let everyone in the world come across open borders into our nation and vote. Yea, run on that in 2020, go ahead, make our day!

Then ask yourself another question. Over the 8 years of Obama, and the last two years of Trump, the Republicans in the House and Senate held hearing after hearing after hearing on "Fast and Furious", Benghazi, the IRS Targeting, the Clinton Emails, Uranium One, the corruption in the DOJ and FBI.  What ever came out of any of that time and effort that affected your or my liberty and freedom in a positive way?  The answer is NOTHING! In the end it was all political theater.

So guess what, all these Democrat hearing are going to be about nothing. Their base will love it, but the average American is already tired of all of it, and they can't win much of anything with their radical base which is 20% of voters. They may even vote to Impeach Trump in the House, not because it will actually happen but because they calculate that it will be politically damaging enough to stop Trump from being re-elected. That is the entire purpose of the Mueller "investigation."  But it will never get through the Senate, at least not before 2020, and in the process, the American Public will turn on the Democrats like they turned on the Republicans during the Clinton impeachment. Pelosi and Schumer know Impeachment will hurt them in 2020, not help them.

So, I hope this helps you feel a little better and gives you some important political perspective that you will share with others. Over the next two years, our job is to make sure everyone we know sees the radical regressive "Democrat Socialist" agenda and also sees the good that President is doing. Below are some important links for you to read, view and share. Enjoy your weekend during this mercifully mild winter so far.

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
President
We the People Convention

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Check out my posts at www.WethePeopleConvention.org

 

 

DECEMBER JOB GROWTH SURGES
BY 312,000 IN DECEMBER - STOCK MARKET UP 700 PTS

Read Story at https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/nonfarm-payrolls-december-2018.html

 

Nearly 1-in-3 Los Angeles County Voters Will Be Purged from California Voter Rolls in Landmark Settlement Agreement

 

Betsy DeVos Revokes Obama Discipline Guidance Designed to Protect Students of Color

Read Story at https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2018/12/betsy_devos_revokes_obama_discipline_guidance_students_of_color_protect.html

Ocasio-Cortez Sees Global Warming as Way to Push Social and Racial Agenda

While the Democrat communist left pushes more "man made global warming" nonsense in its effort to destroy capitalism you have got to watch this video and share it with everyone. This is just one of the best presentations on the topic I have viewed. Just CLICK HERE or on the Image to view it and just put it on your phone and listen while you are driving or play it on your computer instead of watching Fox News!

JOB GROWTH SURGES BY 312,000 IN DECEMBER

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KEY POINTS
  • Nonfarm payrolls surged by 312,000 in December. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting payroll growth of just 176,000.
  • Wages jumped 3.2 percent from a year ago and 0.4 percent over the previous month. The year-over-year increase is tied with October for the best since April 2009.
  • The unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent as more workers joined the labor force.
 
 
VIDEO02:06
Economy adds 312,000 jobs in December, blowing past forecasts
 

Job creation ended 2018 on a powerful note, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 312,000 in December though the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent.

The jobless rate, which was last higher in June, rose for the right reason as 419,000 new workers entered the workforce and the labor force participation rate increased to 63.1 percent. The participation level was up 0.2 percentage points from November and 0.4 percentage points compared with a year earlier.

 

A broader measure of unemployment that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons held steady at 7.6 percent.

In addition to the big job gains, wages jumped 3.2 percent from a year ago and 0.4 percent over the previous month. The year-over-year increase is tied with October for the best since April 2009. The average work week rose 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting job growth of just 176,000, though they projected the unemployment rate to fall to 3.6 percent. The wage number also was well above expectations of 3 percent on the year and 0.3 percent from November.

“The far bigger than expected 312,000 jump in non-farm payrolls in December would seem to make a mockery of market fears of an impending recession,” Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a note. He added that the report “suggests the US economy still has considerable forward momentum.”

 

The report, released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, comes amid concern over whether the U.S. economy is part of a global deceleration, despite turning in its best year since the Great Recession.

 

Data released this week showed a key manufacturing mark hitting a two-year low and mortgage volume at its lowest in 18 years.

“The economy has been slowing, but someone forgot to tell the labor markets,” said Jim Baird, chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors. “Employers, it would seem, didn’t get the memo from Mr. Market that it’s time to tighten their belts.”

Highest since 2015

The jobs market, however, remains hot.

Payrolls growth totaled 2.6 million in 2018, the highest since 2015 and well above the 2.2 million in 2017.

Health care led the way in new jobs, adding 50,000 for the month thanks to 38,000 new positions in ambulatory services and 7,000 more in hospitals. The industry saw a boom of 346,000 for the year, compared with a 284,000 gain the year before.

Restaurants and bars added 41,000 to the close the year with a 235,000 gain, down from 261,000 in 2017.

Construction also was one of the big gainers despite a slumping housing market. The industry added 38,000 jobs in December, bringing the annual total to 280,000, a 12 percent gain from 2017′s 250,000.

Manufacturing also tuned in a solid 32,000 gain for the month, with the bulk of the growth coming from the 19,000 positions added in the key durable goods sector. The sector also saw a surge in 2018, with the 284,000 new positions representing a 37 percent rise from the previous year.

Another closely watched sector, retail, posted growth of 24,000 thanks to a holiday season boost. For the year, retail added 92,000, reversing the loss of 29,000 in 2017.

Government jobs saw a gain of 11,000.

Previous months also saw positive revisions, adding to the upbeat tone for the year. November saw its disappointing 155,000 original report revised up to 176,000, while October’s count went from 237,000 to 274,000, for a net gain of 58,000 from the previous tallies.

Those revisions brought the three-month average up to a strong 254,000.

The report comes at a time of heightened market concerns over the Federal Reserve’s future path. The U.S. central bank raised interest rates four times in 2018 in an effort to prevent the economy from overheating, but President Donald Trump has criticized the Fed for endangering the economic recovery.

Futures traders expect the Fed to hold steady through the year, and in fact are pricing in a 45 percent of a rate cut by the end of 2019.

I would wish you a Happy New Year, but I am confident 2019 will not be very "Happy" for those of us who love our country. I ask you to take the time to listen to the tough love that Tucker Carlson dished out last night in his opening monologue of the new year. Click Here or on the Image to view it:




That being said, it is important to acknowledge the truth. Our nation, and YOUR Liberty and prosperity, is being destroyed by people we elect and the people who pay to get them elected. To defeat these forces we must achieve two main goals. First, we must retake our judicial and legal system and re-establish the rule of law and more specifically the actual application of equal justice for all under the law. Without that, nothing else matters, because no freedom or liberty is guaranteed to the common man as laid out in our federal and state constitutions without it. Second, We must restore representative government at the local, state and federal levels - because right now NO ONE is Representing you or I. Government is not working for us they are illegally ruling over us.

These are in no way easy tasks to achieve and quite frankly it will be a miracle if we can achieve them without a civil war. (Now you see why I didn't wish you a "Happy New Year.") Despite the magnitude of these challenges, we have no choice but to stand our ground and fight with all our might to achieve them. Quite simply, there is no where to go, no where to hide. Which puts a new light on the cry of our founders "Give me Liberty, or give me death!"

In the days, weeks and months ahead, we will fight for Liberty with all of our might in every way we can. Only God knows if we will prevail, but I can guarantee that many of us will fight and we will give it our all.

Please take the time to read these important articles from over the break you might have missed:

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/22/report-huber-and-horowitz-investigations-deep-state-cons-constructed-by-doj/

www.dailywire.com/news/39525/bombshell-democrats-used-similarly-deceptive-ryan-saavedra

commonsensewonder.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-fbi-and-doj-were-working-to-protect.html

townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/12/21/roberts-joins-liberal-wing-scotus-refuses-to-allow-trump-administration-to-enfor-n2537952

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
President
We the People Convention

You can follow me on social media at www.MeWe.com.


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Making A Fortune: 19 Million Public Employees Across America Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Trillion

 

For the first time in history, 19 million public employee salaries at every level of government across America have been mapped and posted online.

The work of our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com tells a compelling story: Public service is supposed to be about serving the people. However, the good intentions of America’s 19 million public employees come at a very high price for the people – nearly $1 trillion. In many cases, taxpayers generously fund these employee salaries.

Our online database is free to use and includes most employees within the federal, state, and local governments. You can search in your backyard or across the nation. Find out just how much public employees made last year. The salary records include name, salary, position title, and employer for 2017.

The data is full of stunning examples. Tree trimmers in Chicago lopped off $106,000. New York City school janitors cleaned off $165,000 while out earning the principals at $135,000. Lifeguards in Los Angeles County, California, made up to $365,000. In the small school district in Southlake, Texas (8,000 students), the school superintendent earned $420,000.

Help the reform-minded mayors, school superintendents, legislators and members of Congress by finding the waste, overspending, and bloated government in your very own neighborhood.

Search our interactive map of the top 2 million most highly compensated public employees across America. Just click a pin (your ZIP code) and scroll down to see the results that render in the chart beneath the map. Click hereto access the map below.

Search 2 million public employee salaries by ZIP code at OpenTheBooks.com.OPENTHEBOOKS.COM

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Last year, we found 1.7 million public employees earned $100,000 or more. The vast majority – 1.3 million six-figure earners – worked at the state and local levels. There were 105,000 local and state government employees out-earning every governor of the 50 states at a salary of $190,000 or more.

In Texas, 356 municipal employees made more than all governors ($190,000). Some of these towns are small, like Stanton (pop. 2,900), where the manager earned $314,696. In Whitesboro (pop. 4,000) and Manvel (pop. 10,000), the administrators were paid $312,000 and $292,529, respectively.

In Florida, the city attorney of the seaside community Dania Beach, Florida (pop. 32,000) gleaned $436,917 – that’s more than any U.S. president. At the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, eight police officers and detectives made between $300,000 and $783,000 last year.

Nearly 10,000 employees of the University of California system pulled down more than $200,000. This includes 65 highly compensated public employees who made between $1 million and $3.6 million.

The top 5 locations for highly compensated public employees.OPENTHEBOOKS.COM

Across the country, some of the largest salaries were paid out to athletic coaches at public universities. The retired football coach at University of Oregon received a $558,689 annual pension, and the fired Arizona State football coach got a $15 million payout. Nick Saban, at the University of Alabama, made $11 million.

What will you find while searching the public payrolls in your community?

Our recent investigation with Fox 32 Chicago found an Illinois superintendent earning $407,000 in a Calumet City district with only 1,100 students and no high school. Another superintendent made $206,000 in a New Lenox district with only 11 teachers and less than 100 students. Still another superintendent retired on a $300,000 pension at a Park Forest district, but, was then rehiredon a $1,200 a day consulting contract – same position, same district.

Before complaining about Washington, D.C., people must insist on good government where they live. The people have the power to hold local politicians accountable for tax and spend decisions. Our mission is to make this information available to citizens and policymakers.

Government payrolls are the No. 1 issue affecting every service: public safety, healthcare, and welfare. Pay, perks, and pension benefits for public employees must be a priority in budgeting and deserve a rigorous, fact-based public debate.

Highly compensated public employees banded by 2017 income.OPENTHEBOOKS.COM

Compiling this database was a spending genome project of sorts. It was a million-dollar effort. In one year, we filed requests and captured data from nearly 60,000 government employers, broke open the files, mapped the information, and posted it online.

The result is treasure-trove of oversight opportunity. It represents approximately 85% of all public employment at every level of government.

Now, it’s up to you to call out waste and inefficiency in your government bodies. Use our interactive map and search by ZIP code, the top 2 million public employees making more than $95,000. Or, use our website to see all 19 million salary records.

Open the books on your local taxing body. See how they are spending your property, sales, and income taxes. Then, raise your voice and demand better government in your own backyard.

Remember, it’s your money.

 

Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO and Founder of OpenTheBooks.com – one of the largest private databases of government spending in the world. Our mission is to post “every dime, online” of all local, state, and federal government spending at OpenTheBooks.com

Did you get a little extra money in your Christmas Stocking?

Please consider using it to support Ohio Conservatives and YOURSELF!


Fellow Patriots,

Please excuse my tardiness in sending this email. Each year I write to remind you that there is an Ohio Law that allows YOU to donate $50 per person or $100 per couple to any Ohio Elected Official and get at "tax credit" on your Ohio State Income Tax.  Meaning that your donation is subtracted directly from your state tax bill.  You could for instance send $25 to one candidate and $25 to another, but you cannot get a credit for more that $50/$100 total for any one year. You can give more than $50/$100 but you can only take a credit for up to that amount. You must mail in your check or donate online by December 31st to take the credit on your 2018 State Income Taxes. Why give the State of Ohio your $50 when you can give it instead to an elected official who is fighting to cut taxes and advance our conservative agenda?

Now, you can donate to anyone who is an Ohio state elected official. It's your decision. When looking at the voting records of those in our Ohio state government, the elected officials I can recommend without hesitation are listed below. Just click the name/link to go to their webpage:

Ohio House:

John Becker (OH District 65)
Nino Vitale (OH District 85)
Derek Merrin (OH District 47)
Ron Hood (OH District 78)
Kris Jordan (OH District 67)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (OH District 74)
Tom Brinkman (OH District 27)
Candice Keller (OH District 53)
Scott Wiggam (OH District 1)

In the Senate:

Kristina Roegner (OH District 27)
Andy Brenner (OH Distict 19)

I have also personally donated to the NRA, Judicial Watchand Prager University. You might also want to consider the ACLJ, FreedomWorks, TEA Party Patriots, Buckeye Firearms, Hillsdale College, just to name a few. Most of us, like me, don't have the personal wealth to give to every group we support. But even it you just give $5 it helps! Speaking of which, I would ask you to also consider donating to the We the People Conventionas well to help fund our continued efforts to defend Liberty in Ohio and our nation.

Wishing you, all the best in the New Year!

Tom Zawistowski
President
Ohio Citizens PAC

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There are no words to match those that were spoken 50 years ago today from Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve 1968. I wanted to share them to remind all of us, who we are as a nation and as a people, and what we are capable of, if we just have the faith and the courage to do what is right and good.

Please click here or on the video to relive one of the greatest moments in world history that is such an important part of our legacy as a nation.


So, let me get this straight. The US House votes 217-185 to put $5.7 Billion into the budget to partially build a border wall. The bill then moves to the Senate and No Democrats will vote for it, thus killing the bill and partially shutting down the Federal Government due to a lack of funds, and the Democrat's want us to think the Trump is shutting down the Government????  Really??

The American people aren't that stupid Chuck! It's all on you and the other members of the "Socialist Democrat Party". The American People hold you responsible for allowing 70,000 American's to die from drug overdoses, for allowing 6,000 illegal immigrants to die in the desert because there is no wall, and for over 5,000 Americas to be murdered by illegal immigrants YOU let into our nation!

We thank President Trump for keeping a promise that was critical to his election because 80% of Americans want the immigration problem fixed. He will be re-elected in 2020 for standing strong for the safety of the American people.



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Partial government shutdown triggered as funding lapses amid border wall dispute

By Alex Pappas

Published December 22, 2018

Funding for a slew of federal agencies lapsed at midnight after Congress and the White House failed to pass a spending package amid a bruising fight over border wall funding.

The missed deadline means nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies will close just as the Christmas break begins. But it does not mean the whole federal government is affected: Only about a quarter of the government is actually shutting down.

The Senate planned to reconvene at noon Saturday to continue talks.

Congress had been facing a Friday deadline to fund a portion of the government or risk the partial shutdown. But even though negotiations continue, lawmakers left the Capitol on Friday without a deal to fund the government by midnight’s deadline.

Over the last few weeks, Republicans and Democrats had been at a standstill over the president’s demands for $5 billion to fund the border wall.

"This is our only chance that we'll ever have, in our opinion, because of the world and the way it breaks out, to get great border security," President Trump said earlier Friday. Democrats will take control of the House on Jan. 3, and they oppose major funding for wall construction.

"This is our only chance that we'll ever have, in our opinion, because of the world and the way it breaks out, to get great border security."

— President Trump

But not long after midnight, Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi issued a joint statement, pinning the blame for the partial shutdown squarely on the president.

"Regrettably, America has now entered a Trump Shutdown," the Democrats wrote. "Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. But instead of honoring his responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump Shutdown in the middle of the holiday season. President Trump has said more than 25 times that he wanted a shutdown and now he has gotten what he wanted.

 



House passes stopgap bill with $5B in funding for Trump's wall


 

The House passed a stopgap government-funding measure Thursday night that includes $5.7 billion for President Trump’s wall on the Mexican border and additional security — raising the odds that a shutdown will begin Friday.

Passage of the measure over united Democratic opposition passes the hot potato to the Senate, which is set to consider the bill Friday. The bill is not expected to pass the Senate, where Democrats have rejected money for Trump’s wall.

Parts of the government will shut down on Saturday without a new funding measure.

The bill also includes $8.7 billion in emergency disaster aid. It passed with 217-185 support.

Passage of the bill capped a wild day at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Republicans started the day planning to hold a vote on a stopgap measure approved Wednesday night be the Senate that would have kept the government open through Feb. 8. But they reversed course after Trump said he would not sign that bill.

Conservatives in the House had also rejected the measure, arguing to their leaders that it would be nearly impossible to secure wall funding after Democrats take back the House majority in January.