Archive for August, 2012

Conservative Party National Ticket Set for Nomination September 8th

The Conservative Party joins Americans in watching the political process unfold as the Republican Party nominates its presidential and vice presidential ticket. Convention viewing parties are planned for the GOP nomination of Mitt Romney.

The Conservative Party nominates and authorizes its presidential and vice-presidential candidates on September 8, 2012. With that the full press to retire the current President begins with fever pitch.

For the U.S. Senate, Wendy Long, the Conservative Republican Candidate in New York continues to garner endorsements and tour the State taking her Conservative common sense governing message to the people.

The Brooklyn Conservative Party is active in electing candidates to restore the America we know with candidates who believe in Americans and creating opportunities here in New York and across the nation.

Contact us through this site or by calline 718-921-2158 to get involved now.

Wendy Long Calls Out for Freedom on Cost of Government Day

A release from Wendy Long assesses August 5th, 2012 as the date New Yorkers finally finish paying their burden to the government for the year.  What do you think?
 
“Cost of Government” 2012 Freedom Day
Weeks after most of America, New Yorkers finally working for themselves not for Senator Gillibrand’s bloated, nanny state government
 

New York, New York – Tomorrow, August 5th, is a big day for hardworking New Yorkers: it’s New York State’s “Cost of Government Day.”
 
2012 Freedom Day, the day the average worker in New York has finally paid her or his share of the total government burden.  Shockingly, over 200 days into the year, the average New Yorker has spent the entire time at work this year paying for the cost of government.
 
Although the “Cost of Government Day” nationwide fell on July 15th this year, New York State’s day is almost a month later, ranking it 2nd in the nation.
 
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long said, “When you add a deficit approaching 16 trillion, a bloated federal government, and a phony stimulus on top of one the highest state and local tax burdens in the nation, you have a recipe for an economic mess. It’s no wonder that New York is lagging the nation in job growth: you have to work an extra month just to be free of government.”
 
The components in the report are made of up federal spending, federal regulations, state and local spending, as well as state and local regulations.  Federal spending and regulations make up the majority of the cost.
Historically, from 2003 to 2012, tax increases in New York have caused it to be ranked 47th in the country in measuring tax freedom, only being out-taxed by New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  This also marks the fourth consecutive year that the national “Cost of Government Day” fell in July.  Prior to the past four years, the day has never fallen after June 26th.
 
“It’s sad,” continued Long, “we’re over 200 days into the calendar year, and we’re just now crossing the threshold of what the average New Yorker has to labor for in order to support the government. Proponents of big nanny state government like Senator Gillibrand have put New Yorkers in this position.  Senator Gillibrand has continuously favored tax increases, wasteful spending and clearly doesn’t care about the burden she has placed on middle class New Yorkers.”
 
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U.S. Unemployment Rate Stuck at High Rate of 8.3 percent, U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long Releases Plan for the U.S. Economy While Pres. Obama and Sen. Gillibrand are lost.

This just in from Wendy Long – the Conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. A comprehensive plan for the American worker, family and the economy.

As Unemployment Rises,
Five Policy Changes to Encourage Job Growth 
As Every New York Metropolitan Area Reports Higher Unemployment in June
 
 
New York, New York – Unemployment rose to 8.3% today — more proof that the Obama-Gillibrand liberal policies are not keeping up with basic population growth, let alone providing relief to the 12.7 million Americans who are unemployed and looking for work.
 
U.S.  Senate candidate Wendy Long called for five federal policy changes that would inspire business confidence and create conditions for sustained private sector job growth.
 
Long said, “Today’s jobs report is more proof that American job creation is just treading water. The Gillibrand-Obama confiscatory tax policies are disproportionately affecting New York, causing us to trail the nation in job growth and dashing the hopes and dreams of our young people.”
 
Long said, “As Senator, I will advance five policy changes that would jump start job growth and encourage private sector confidence: 
 
1.  Repeal Dodd-Frank to promote the hiring of middle and entry-level financial sector employewhile encouraging consumer lending. 
 
2.  After three years of inaction, reduce spending and deficit by finally passing a budget.
 
3.  Repeal the massive Obamacare tax increases in order to protect  small businesses and New York’s medical device manufacturers.  
 
4.  End the federal assault on New York’s tax base by locking in lower rates and simplifying the tax code.
 
5.  Finally, adopt a real energy policy that builds the XL pipeline and encourages the development of shale gas.”
 
Today’s jobs report comes on the heels of data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor revealing that every one of New York’s 13 metropolitan areas registered higher unemployment year over year with the state rate at 9.1% and a New York City rate at 10.3%. 
 
“Whether it’s Main Street or Wall Street, upstate or downstate, New Yorkers’ interests are being sold out, our future mortgaged, and our earning power taxed by a flip-flopping Senator who is a puppet of national special interests in Washington, instead of taking the initiative to help the economy and jobs for New Yorkers,” said U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long.
 
Elmira, N.Y., which can practically look over the Pennsylvania border to the job boom resulting from the development of shale gas, reported the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase (+1.4 percentage points). Only four other areas in the country had increases of at least 1.0 percentage point from a year earlier.  That includes Long Island’s jump from 8.6% to 9.6% and New York’s 8.9% to 10.3% jump. 
 
Long added, “Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s ‘fine’ that Obamacare is a tax, she supports raising income taxes on small business owners and suburban and downstate voters, she opposes economic growth through her opposition to the development of shale gas, and she is crippling middle and entry-level financial sector jobs and consumer lending through her support of Dodd-Frank.  As Senator, I will work to reverse each and every one of her job killing policies and implement pro-growth, pro-freedom policies instead.
 
“Also, Kirsten Gillibrand needs to put her mouth where her money is and start debating. She cannot defend her record of failure to New Yorkers, so she’s trying to distract attention by hosting women’s book clubs. I sugest for her next book she read “Capitalism and Freedom” or even “Free to Choose” by Milton Friedman.”

 
US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
 
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