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The United States is a republic where We the People choose representatives to govern us and this land. It is our responsibility to become educated about and engaged in the political process.
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On April 15, 2009 citizens converged at the corner of Orange and Redlands Blvd in downtown Redlands. With flags flying and signs waving we united to make our voice heard. The tea party movement and the Redlands Tea Party Patriots continue to grow in numbers and strength. Join us and volunteer today. To become a member click on the 'contact us' tab above.
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Defund PBS and NPR
Sens. Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn have filed a bill to defund NPR and PBS. According to Big Government: "CPB was incorporated as a private nonprofit corporation under the authority of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, and its first taxpayer subsidy in 1969 was $5 million. Today, CPB is slated to receive $430 million from taxpayers in the current fiscal year and President Obama recently asked for an increase to $451 million.
According to the 2009 tax forms all nonprofits are required to file (990), PBS President Paula Kerger received $632,233 in compensation that year while NPR President Emeritus, Kevin Klose, received more than $1.2 million in compensation. The PBS program Sesame Street's Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 - nearly a million dollars - in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, "Sesame Street" made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales."
In light of this information, and the clear message presented by Ron Schiller, president of NPR Foundation (watch the video below), These organizations need to be removed from the public books. Mr. Schiller says NPR only receives roughly $90 million from federal funding, and it may be easier if they DIDN'T receive it. Very good then, at least we agree on something.
Ok maybe 'hero' is a bit strong this early in the year but actions like this show why we vote for people like Mike Morrell.
Our star, and TRUE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PEOPLE, Mike Morrell (Assemblyman, 63rd District) was one of 18 incoming legislators that declined state cars this week!
Keep up the good work Mike! And thank you for looking out for us.