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ATR - U.S. Congressional District 47; Loretta Sanchez vs. Van Tran - Americans for Tax Reform, 2010 Spotlight: California

6/18/08

ATR - Americans for Tax Reform, 2010
Spotlight: California U.S. Congressional
District 47; Loretta Sanchez vs. Van Tran ....


and Taxpayer Timeline of Obama's First 150 Days ....

See - copy and paste into address bar
above - http://atr.org/index.php

2010 Spotlight: California U.S. Congressional
District 47 ; Loretta Sanchez vs. Van Tran
From Amir Iljazi on Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:22 AM

ATR’s first “2010 Spotlight” focused on New Hampshire,
well this time the spotlight takes us all the way to
the West coast in what is sure to be an interesting
contest that highlights yet another apparent recruiting
coup for the NRCC, going up against a solidly popular
Democratic incumbent.

California's 47th district is a seat that has been
held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (Democrat) and in
the last five election cycles she has garnered more
than 60% of the vote in the district, winning 70%
in 2008. Looking at that fact alone, one would assume
she’s about as safe as anyone. That thought seems
to be lost on many GOP leaders in DC, as they see
Sanchez being one of the “best chances for gaining
a seat” in 2010.

The man challenging Sanchez in the district is
Assemblyman Van Tran. Tran was the first Vietnamese -
American to be elected in any state legislature and
he has long been seen as a potentially great recruit
not only for the 47th district, but for the GOP in
general as they attempt to expand the voting base
after back-to-back National election defeats. A
recent Politico article quoted NRCC recruiter and
fellow Golden State Politician Rep. Kevin McCarthy
speaking about Assemblyman Tran saying he “transcends
Republican politics, and he will be able to reach out
to independents and moderate Democrats.”

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Tags: THEPLEDGE, POLITICS, CONGRESS, SPENDING,
BAILOUT, Federal, California


- Taxpayer Timeline of Obama's First 150 Days -

From John Kartch on Thursday, June 18, 2009 2:40 AM
Obama’s First 150 Days: New Taxes. Higher Spending.
More Debt. Protectionism. Government Intervention.
Broken Promises.

To mark President Barack Obama's first 150 days in
office, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) today released
a taxpayer timeline covering Obama's most recent 50-day
period -- Day 101 through Day 150:

Day 105 – May 4: President Obama announces his plans to
double-tax the international profits of American firms,
a proposal which will cause U.S. companies to ship jobs
overseas and relocate their headquarters abroad. Americans
for Tax Reform countered the Obama administration’s claims.

Day 108 – May 7: President Obama releases a misleading
budget document that claims to consist solely of spending
cuts, but in fact contains $26.4 billion worth of energy
taxes.

Day 113 – May 12: President Obama’s Treasury releases the
“Green Book” -- the details of his plans for tax increases.
ATR exposes details of his ‘tax increase playbook’:
Some families making less than $250,000 per year will see
an income tax hike, yet another violation of Obama’s tax
pledge American families will bear the brunt of the Obama
tax blueprint’s energy tax hike Small businesses will shed
jobs to pay for the higher small business tax rates
WBAL TV in Baltimore reports that thousands of dead people
are receiving “stimulus” checks in the mail.

Day 116 – May 15: Americans for Tax Reform releases an
overall review of Obama’s energy tax hikes, a total of
$968 billion in new taxes.
$646 billion – new taxes by forcing a “cap-and-trade”
tax on production emissions
$175 billion – new taxes by forcing states into a
renewable portfolio system
$62 billion – new taxes on energy companies’ LIFO reserves
$49 billion – new taxes by repealing the passive loss
exception for oil and gas properties
$17 billion – new taxes by reinstating the Superfund
tax
$13 billion – new taxes by repealing a domestic
manufacturers’ tax deduction for energy companies
$5 billon – new tax on 25 percent of total U.S. production
of oil and 15 percent of gas
$1 billion – new taxes by increasing the amortization
period for certain energy costs to seven years

Click "Read More" to see the rest..
[PDF of this Document]
[Comprehensive timeline for days 1 - 150]
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Tags: ENERGY, HEALTHCARE, TRADE, CONGRESS, SPENDING,
EARMARKS, BAILOUT, OBAMA, TOBACCO, TRANSPARENCY, BUDGET,
STIMULUS, VAT


- FCC and Senate (That's Democrat Senate) Look to
Cripple Cell Phone Users -

From Adam Radman on Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:29 AM
Chris Butler, ATR’s Chief of Staff, wrote a piece that
appeared on NRO”s The Corner yesterday explaining the
dangers of the FCC and the U.S. Senate creating new
regulations that interfere with the private contracts
between providers and manufacturers.

The rapid technological advances in mobile technology
are due in large part to the funding provided by
exclusivity agreements.

Check out the “read more” section for Chris’ entire
piece from The Corner.
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| Tags: TELECOM, Federal