For the first time in history, Standard & Poor’s hit the American economy with a major warning, changing their view of our prospects from stable to negative.
The top ratings agency put the United States on notice yesterday that it could lose its AAA rating if it does not act quickly to pare down our deficits and total national debt.
If we as a country refuse to immediately address the federal spending spree we will be responsible for a catastrophic collapse of our economy. That is why the GOP Trust has launched a national ad campaign to STOP CONGRESS FROM RAISING THE DEBT CEILING!
Spending cuts will never be taken seriously until Congress stops voting to increase the limit on the national credit card. The Debt Ceiling vote is our best opportunity to finally start the fiscal restoration of our country.
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The U.S. will not lose its AAA rating if our leaders in Washington make the tough decisions needed to tackle the out of control federal spending binge. If our leaders continue to kick the can down the road we will pay the price severely.
If we lose our AAA rating it is likely that we will not even be able to pay the interest on our massive debt once our rates are readjusted. We will find ourselves in a debt trap of which there is no escape.
We must act now!
David Beers, managing director at S&P, told the Washington Times that other AAA-rated nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and France had debt concerns, but he said these countries started tackling their debt problems over a year ago while the U.S. was still rapidly adding to its massive debt.
“In all these cases [in Europe], the governments are clearly on the path to bringing the deficits down. The United States is not,” he said.
It is time to take away the government’s credit card and force our leaders to address the issue that will destroy our great nation.
Our ad campaign can do it but we must buy massive chunks of airtime to energize all of America and show the political establishment that this must be done. This is not negotiable!
This is a fight that we can and should win. The Republican leadership controls this debate.
THE GOOD NEWS- Obama cannot raise the debt ceiling without Republican votes in both the House and Senate.
THE BAD NEWS- The Republican leadership’s actions on tax and spending reform so far have been atrocious. Last week’s budget deal was proven a sham.
We cannot let Republican leadership throw our principles under the busagain. They must hear from all of us and we must get the American public involved in saving our country from the runaway debt.
Our national ad campaign will deliver a massive victory for tax and spending reform.
If the Republican leadership failed to learn from last year’s historic elections… it is now our duty to not only educate them but to hold their feet to the fire. If they refuse to stand up for America we will replace them with new leaders who get it.
We have seen issues like this too many times before. Conservatives fight the good fight until the political establishment with all of its money and political influence garner enough votes to pass any level of spending increase they desire.
Our ads will fight back against the establishment and the liberal media and give the conservatives in Congress the support they need to win this fight.
We have a chance to stop the spending spree and start our country back on the road to fiscal sanity. We can do it but we must all come together and we must act fast.
The vote is only weeks away unless Republicans cave in to the political establishment sooner.
We can do it but we must act now!
All we have to do is force all Republicans to hold the line and do the job they were elected to do.
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Yours for America,
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- Budget Deal was a hoax
- Debt Ceiling now last chance for spending reform
- Republicans ready to cave again
- New Ad Campaign will hold them to the fire!
Dear GOP Trust Supporter:
Hundreds of tax reform rallies are taking place today all across America. Our tax code has morphed into a job killing behemoth that picks winners and losers based on the number of lobbyist working for each special interest.
The only way to have real tax reform is to start with real SPENDING reform! The fight to raise the debt ceiling is our best opportunity to finally address the spending that threatens the future of our country. The GOP Trust just launched a national ad campaign to STOP CONGRESS from raising the DEBT CEILING!
The Republican leadership controls this debate but their actions so far on tax and spending reform have been atrocious. We must force them to hold the line for America!
The Washington Post reported over the weekend in a front page story that the “historic” $38 billion budget deal was a complete sham. In actuality the spending cuts only equal a real savings of $400 – $500 million.
Treasury Secretary Geithner claimed on multiple Sunday talk shows that Republican leadership has already agreed to raise the debt ceiling even absent an agreement over the spending cuts.
We cannot let Republican leadership throw our principles under the bus again.
Let me be crystal clear – Obama and Geithner cannot raise the debt ceiling without Republican votes in both the House and Senate. Republicans control the debate but they must hear from all of us before they cave again.
Our national ad campaign can deliver a massive victory for tax and spending reform.
If the GOP leadership has learned nothing from the 2010 elections, it is our duty to not only educate them and hold their feet to the fire — but also to replace them with new leaders who ‘get it.
Children born today immediately inherit a $46 thousand share of the national debt. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has predicted that this birthday gift will more than triple by the time they enter the workforce.
We cannot let this be our legacy!
In the next 25 days, Congress will either increase their borrowing power and our individual share of the national debt or they will be forced to finally take spending reform seriously.
This is the battle the Tea Party and the 87 freshmen in Congress have been waiting for!
We at the GOP Trust are going to lead the fight with another of our award winning national ad campaigns to STOP Congress from RAISING THE DEBT CEILING again. Together we will restore trust in Republican leadership and force them to stay true to the principles that elected them.
Public opinion is on our side but the scare tactics of the Democrats and the liberal media are already starting to erode these numbers. A recent NBC/WSJ poll showed 62% of Americans are against raising the debt ceiling.
We must get our ads on the air today and prevent the media and the Campaigner-in-Chief from turning public opinion against us.
If we can just force Republicans to hold firm to their promise to reduce spending and lower our national debt – WE WILL WIN this critical battle.
This ad campaign will STOP the spending and set the stage for meaningful tax reform.
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Our ads will energize the American people and force Congress to respect the voice of the electorate. We can do it but we must act now!
We have seen issues like this too many times before. Conservatives fight the good fight until the political Establishment with all of its money and political influence garner enough votes to pass any level of spending increase they desire.
Please FORWARD this letter to everyone you know. We need everyone pitching in to fight this battle.
We can stop it if we can reach the American people with the right information.
America needs to know what’s at stake.
$45,970 – Share of National Debt owed per U.S. Citizen
$128,631 – Share of National Debt owed per Taxpayer
Our ads will drill into people’s heads that the logical first step to getting the national debt under control is eliminating our capacity to accumulate more of it.
Our campaign will do it! AND YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
We have a chance to stop the spending spree and start our country back on the road to fiscal sanity. We can do it but we must all come together and we must act fast. The vote is only weeks away unless Republicans cave in to the political establishment sooner.
Together we will make sure Washington hears us loud and clear and knows that we will not back down and not let the Democrats raise the debt ceiling and harm our great country for future generations.
We can do it and we will! All we have to do is force all Republicans to hold the line.
Thank you for your tremendous support for The GOP Trust. GO HERE NOW!
Yours for America,
The Campaigner-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama launched his $1 billion re-election campaign yesterday. This is the first shot in what will be the most important battle in modern day politics and one that will determine the future of our great republic.
Consider this: In just 2 years, Obama took over much of the American healthcare system, auto industry, banking industry, housing industry and student loan industry among others. His Administration’s pro-European style government added a whopping $3.6 TRILLION to the national debt. THIS WAS JUST TWO YEARS! Now just imagine what 8 years would bring.
His campaign is expected to break all records with a campaign fund eclipsing $1 billion. Much of this money will come from his comrades in Big Labor. That’s right, a bulk of his campaign cash will come from the very unions we are fighting right now in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Indiana and many other states.
We have been fighting to expose the radical Obama agenda from the beginning and have been leading the fight against the union protestors in these key states.
Our ads and videos are reminding the American people that their tax dollars pay the salaries of these public union protestors that skip work to demand more benefits and higher pay even though they already receive more than the private sector.
If we are to stop Obama’s reelection and derail his radical agenda we must not back down from this important fight. Make no mistake the battle being fought against the unions in the states is the first critical battle of 2012.
Now it is time to move this fight to a bigger stage. To successfully expose Big Labor corruption and to counter their millions of forced dues being spent to elect big government, Obama Democrats – WE MUST THINK BIG AND ACT EVEN BIGGER.
I have developed a MULTI-PRONGED STRATEGY that will tell the American public the truth about union waste and abuse and will fully expose their socialist agenda that has deeply infected the political establishment.
- We are going to produce a short, explosive documentary on unions and their destructive impact on the American social, economic and political system. We produced a similar film last fall, Breaking Point that redefined the historic November election for conservatives.
- We are going to continue to produce our campaign style TV ads to support our fearless leaders taking the fight to their states. The Wisconsin ad produced by our creative team was dubbed by pollster Frank Luntz as the only ad that truly worked during that fight. He said “This is one of the rare times in American politics today when a very clear, very tough message appeals across the political spectrum… They set the proper context… They set the proper tone.”
With your help, we will produce this documentary, create more ads and buy massive chunks of national and local airtime to expose the truth to the entire American public.
Our 30 Minute Documentary will expose the government unions and permanently change the public perception of union leadership in this country.
Our team is sorting through hours of video footage showing union violence and union leaders talking about their power and political influence over the very government officials who determine their wages and benefits.
Everyone deserves to see this video footage and our important research.
If we can get this information in front of the American people we will severely limit their ability to strong-arm the political and electoral system for decades.
We have done this before and with your help we will do it again!
The fight against public sector unions has moved into 20 states including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington. More measures are being introduced every day!
The battle in WISCONSIN and OHIO is still far from over. If we don’t turn the tide in the battle for public opinion we will ultimately lose these once thought victories.
Labor leaders and their Democrat pawns in Ohio have started a massive effort to repeal the bill through a ballot initiative and launched multiple court challenges.
A liberal judge in Wisconsin ordered “no further implementation” of the legislation. The Unions have launched a viscous boycott against more than 200 job creating companies and are now resorting to BLACKMAIL telling companies to either post a pro-union sign in your shop’s window or you will make the list!
Additionally the Wisconsin unions are getting significant momentum with their re-call campaign against 6 Republican senators and running an incredible smear campaign against conservative Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to switch the balance of the court that will ultimately decide the fate of Wisconsin’s legislation.
We have a great opportunity before us but we must turn the tide in public opinion. We can do it!
Please FORWARD THIS EMAIL to your friends and colleagues. We need as many conservatives as possible to help combat the millions being spent by Big Labor!!
If we are to succeed in stopping the corrupt unions and their socialist agenda from bankrupting our country we must capitalize on our momentum and fight this multi-state battle with a message that reaches everyone across the political spectrum.
Winning the battle for public opinion is essential to winning this fight!
When we finally declare victory, the American public will fully understand that there is no such thing as a “Right to Collective Bargaining” and we will have permanently changed the public perception of unions in this country.
Please help us buy massive chunks of national and local airtime and expose the truth about unions to the entire American public.
We must not let Big Labor’s smear tactics and the media’s unabashed bias turn the tide.
We must win the critical public opinion battle. This can only be accomplished through a massive outreach effort that exposes and disseminates the truth about the corrupt unions to every audience possible. We must also continue to rally behind and support our brave elected officials and their heroic efforts across the country to regain fiscal control and save their states from bankruptcy.
Big Labor is raising millions of dollars (transferring taxpayer dollars) to support Obama liberals. If we are to ensure the defeat of the Obama’s agenda in 2012 we must defeat the unions now.
If everyone knew what you and I know about the unions, there would never be another liberal Democrat elected President in America. Please help us make this happen.
Together we will win the public opinion battle and provide the needed cover for our brave elected officials to succeed in this noble fight for America’s future.
Yours for America,
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Scott Wheeler, Executive Director of the GOP Trust and national security analyst will appear on Fox Business Channels’ Follow the Money tonight discussing thecurious connection between Barack Obama and Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
Many analysts are questioning Obama’s tepid response to the dictator’s brutal treatment of protesters. I published a column TWO YEARS AGO that may answer some of these questions. It appears in its originally published form below.
Please read this column and tune in tonight to watch the discussion.
When: Tonight, 10:00 p.m. EST
Channel: Fox Business Channel
Show: “Follow the Money”
Who: Scott Wheeler, Executive Director of the GOP Trust
This column originally ran on Townhall on May 12, 2009.
Obama – Qaddafi Coincidence?
By Scott Wheeler
Whose interest was President Obama serving when on March 30 he ordered Chrysler to either conclude a merger with Italian automaker Fiat within 30 days or lose federal bailout funds? That untimely announcement placed Chrysler in the untenable position of accepting whatever Fiat offered, literally cutting the legs out from under the struggling American carmaker’s negotiating platform.
Some financial analysts had already determined that what Fiat was offering was a very bad deal for Chrysler. “The steal of the century,” Forbes columnist Jerry Flint wrote of the deal back in January, “Fiat gets Chrysler for next to no money, and American taxpayers must throw in $7 billion to make it happen.” By most accounts, Chrysler was in real trouble, but by announcing to the world that Chrysler had no other alternatives Obama effectively told Fiat that Chrysler would accept whatever they offered, eliminating Chrysler’s ability to cut a better deal.
Why would President Obama undercut a US company, involved in a heated negotiation, in favor of a foreign company’s interest? Clear answers are not available, but there is one very curious shareholder in Fiat that raises some interesting questions. The African nation of Libya owns at least a 2 to 3 percent stake in Fiat and thus makes Muammar Qaddafi, who controls the wealth of Libya, a direct beneficiary of the deal favoring Fiat.
Does Obama owe Qaddafi? That is a tough question to answer, but Obama’s record-shattering 700 million dollar presidential fundraising operation and a revealing speech made by Qaddafi nearly a year ago seems to undress Obama’s inexplicable sabotage of Chrysler’s negotiating position with Fiat. Before anyone was suspicious of the sources of Obama’s campaign funds, Qaddafi made a speech that was carried by al Jazeera on June 11, 2008 and translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency.”
Is Qaddafi revealing his knowledge of something that no one else even suspected at the time? Since Qaddafi’s June 08 speech other evidence has surfaced suggesting that Obama raised significant sums from dubious sources in Qaddafi’s neighborhood including tens of thousands of dollars the campaign was forced to return once it was revealed its origins were in Gaza, the Middle East. So far there has been very little interest in the sources of Obama’s massive fundraising, and with Democrats in control of both houses of Congress it is unlikely that there will be an investigation into what many believe is the most prolific fundraising abuse ever.
Qaddafi’s prescient speech didn’t end with his apparent knowledge of Obama’s sources of campaign funds. MEMRI’s translation also included Qaddafi’s foreknowledge that Obama’s campaign rhetoric about supporting Israel was just a head fake also.
“But we were taken by surprise when our African Kenyan brother who is an American national, made statements [about Jerusalem] that shocked all his supporters in the Arab world, in Africa, and in the Islamic world… As you know, this is the farce of elections – a person lies and lies to people, just so that they will vote for him,” Qaddafi stated in his speech that got no coverage from the main-stream American media. Since his election, it has been pro-Israel Americans who have been shocked at how quickly Obama’s policies turned hostile toward Israel, such as the 900 million in aid headed to Gaza after they attacked Israel with mortars late last year, and forcing Israel to negotiate with Hamas.
With the precision of a campaign insider, Qaddafi also predicted a recently announced Obama policy regarding Israel nearly a year ago: “We thought he would say: ‘I have decided that if I win, I will monitor the Dimona nuclear plant, and the other WMDs in Israeli’s possession.”
Last week, a state department official announced that the Obama administration would pressure Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty that would allow Obama to inspect Israel’s nuclear weapons program, something the Israelis have kept secret since its inception.
What is most amazing is that the propaganda arm of the Middle East, the anti-American al-Jazeera network, has proven more informative about Obama’s Middle East policies than the sycophantic American media.
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- SEIU holds rallies in 14 states
- Big Labor Launches $30 Million Campaign
- Polls show labor at all-time low
- NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT – Save our country from union waste!
- NEW ADS crucial to victory!
- Big labor has coordinated and launched a $30 million campaign to fight back in 11 states.
- Obama has unleashed his campaign team, Organizing for America and has flown to Ohio to stump for his agenda.
- SEIU is busy organizing and holding 16 rallies in 14 states.
- Moveon.org and the Soros funded army are rapidly moving into these states to stop all progress.
Fight back against Obama and Big Labor
Act now to save our states from uncontrollable debt!
The battle to reign in public sector unions in Wisconsin has quickly become the most important issue for fiscal conservatives in decades.
Many of the unions are run by central planners in Washington… they are socialists and this is the conflict they have been planning for some time now.
Union thuggery and intimidation is Obama’s last gasp to hang on to his presidency and ensure the permanent expansion of the federal government. We have a plan to stop him!
If Governor Scott Walker is successful in reigning in the government employee union’s collective bargaining power and forcing them to pay their fair share of pension and healthcare contributions dozens of states will follow in his wake. Ohio has already started!
14 Democrat lawmakers have cowardly fled Wisconsin and stalled progress. The Wisconsin GOP has the votes to pass the bill but they need at least 1 of the gutless Democrats to be present to vote on the bill. We have a message to the run-a-way Democrats – DO YOUR JOB!! We are preparing ads right now that will make them respond!
Lacking political courage, Democrats in Indiana are copying the run-a-way Wisconsin Democrat lawmakers by fleeing their state to block voting on their own bill! This is outrageous!
Other states are following suit. Legislators in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada introduced labor bills in their own states. Legislators in other states including Florida are in the process of putting their legislative proposals together.
The unions have been a drain on state budgets for too long – it is time to reign in the madness and stand up for the American dream.
If we don’t do this, Obama will be reelected and Democrats will take back the House and continue to own the U.S. Senate.
We have been working on a plan to get ahead of these unions with a series of educational ads to fight back and get the public on our side.
The liberal left and Barack Obama know that if we are able to weaken the 7.6 million member strong public sector union stranglehold on state and local budgets they will lose their footing to advance their radical transformation of America.
Obama has unleashed his campaign team of community organizers“Organizing for America” to work alongside Moveon.org and through a new $30 million, 11 state campaign backed by Big Labor to defeat these conservative Republican efforts and to actually expand their collective bargaining power.
SEIU is working today to organize 16 rallies in fourteen states! WE MUST RESPOND!!
Obama has called Walker’s plan “an assault on unions.” We all know why Obama is taking this so personally – because he would not be in the White House without the heavy handed help of Big Labor.
Unemployment has been at 9%+ for more than 21 straight months – the longest on record – but TODAY Obama is stumping for jobs in Ohio. Why? Because he cares about jobs? No, because legislators in Ohio are considering a bill to restrict collective bargaining and Obama needs the union support to keep the smokescreen that is his Administration in tact. We will clear the smoke and expose Obama’s dirty tactics.
The GOP Trust stands firmly behind Governor Walker and all of the other brave legislators who are willing to fight Big Labor head on.
We will not let Big Labor’s selfish and outrageous demands kill the American dream. We have a plan to take the unions head-on and expose the ludicrous agreements they have secured for their employees at the expense of every taxpayer in the state.
We are preparing a series of ads to run simultaneously on TV, Radio, Newspaper and Billboards in the states that are advancing legislation to limit collective bargaining and in the states big labor is spending their $30 million war chest.
The White House has tried to curtail Obama speaking out in favor of the unions because his dismal approval rating is not helping Big Labor’s efforts – but he spoke out in favor of Big Labor as soon as the issues in Wisconsin arose – we know where Obama stands and we know that his cronies at Organizing for America and MoveOn.org are helping to fuel the fire.
Lionizing Clinton is all part of this massive resurrection of the Democrat party campaign. That is why it was critical for us to fight back against MSNBC’s propaganda piece last night. We will continue to hit them everywhere… we cannot wait until 2012 to do these things we must be fighting them every day!
We will counter their dirty tactics, and we will run ads in Wisconsin and Ohio but will quickly expand to Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania and others.
Last fall, we came together to elect dozens of conservative GOP governors that ran on a pro-business agenda. Now it is time to come together to ensure they are able to successfully implement fiscally sound budgets that are FAIR TO EVERYONE!
Obama does not care about what is fair to everyone – if he was, then he would not be giving waivers from Obamacare to companies that supported Obamacare – it is just ludicrous!! The American public is paying attention and so are we!
Our ads will help support Governor Walker and help put Big Labor out of the business of bullying and scare tactics. This issue is too important for us to allow Big Labor and the liberal media to hijack and defeat us.
States like Wisconsin and Ohio are facing a $3.6 billion and an $8 billion dollar budget gap respectively. States all across the country are facing unmanageable debt. The only way for them to address this debt without implementing massive tax increases is to address out of control spending due in large part to the un-fundable handouts given to public sector unions.
Help us educate the citizens of these states about the real costs of these Cadillac plans they as taxpayers are funding for the government unions.
We must act before the liberal media and Barack Obama uses his bully pulpit to redefine and hijack this issue.
Help us get these ads on the air today.
We will be running this important campaign in conjunction with the National Investigative Media. When I launched National Investigative Media last year to compliment the efforts of the GOP Trust, one of the first projects we launched was exposing the truth about unions.
This ad campaign is just the beginning. We will continue to dig and expose the truth about what really happens with union dues and why non-union members of the American public are the ones who are really footing the bill for their pensions, over-time, vacations, and more!
We will continue to expose campaign election fraud coordinated by unions.
You can help us get these ads on the air and continue these important investigations today. We can do it but we need your help.
Please help us finish this important project. GO HERE NOW to get these ads on the air.