I have already voted so that I can work the polls tomorrow...
I plan on working the polls for a few hours at my mother's Church for Matt Kelty. This is also Nelson Peter's Church. This could be kind of fun!
I am looking forward to tomorrow's election. Tomorrow's election should tell us all whether the local GOP can be saved from the Big Government Republicans or whether we will be stuck with two major political parties that both consistently stand for larger and more oppressive government!
I imagine that the "establishment" Republicans have had several meetings and have been wondering what has gone wrong. I will save you Big Government Republicans some time and list a couple of them for you:
1. Republicans used to stand for lower taxes. Today they seem to stand for increasing taxes somewhat and increasing spending more. This of course results in large deficits and increases our debt. Consider the following RECENT examples:
a. Nelson Peters supports a Regional Economic Development tax. This was covered in one of
his first press releases...
b. There is not a single local elected official who things the "Temporary" Allen County Food and
Beverage Tax should be "Temporary." Not one.
c. Nelson Peters supports using the "Temporary" Allen County Food and Beverage Tax for
other uses then it is currently allowed. This was discussed in another one of his press
d. The Republican Indiana Senate and our Republican Governor just increased the cigarette
tax to pay for low income health care. Can you imagine the outrage The Republican Party
would have expressed if Bill Clinton had attempted this?
e. Our Republican City Council just expanded another tax increment financing district which
removes property from our property tax base.
2. Republicans are consistently expanding government at every level by
increasing spending and increasing regulations. Consider the following RECENT
a. The Republican City Council of Fort Wayne passed a smoking ban that prevents private
establishments such as veterans organizations and bars from determining whether their
customers smoke or not.
b. The Republican City Council of Fort Wayne just voted to spend local tax dollars to move an
existing baseball stadium to a new location.
c. Republican Tom Wyss (Typical of Big Government Republicans in every way) focuses his
legislative efforts on ensuring the law abiding citizens wear seat belts. He is much more
concerned with seat belt laws then property taxes, unemployment, etc.
d. The Indiana Senate (Republican) just overwhelmingly passed a bill that would require
Interior Decorators to have professional licensing requirements...
There are a lot more reasons; however, I want to see if any of the readers of this blog can identify them for Steve Shine, Sam Talrico, Tom Wyss, Mark Souder, and the other Big Government Republicans in Fort Wayne.
Please help the Big Government Republicans identify what their Party used to stand for.