The Facts on Democrat Mark Dayton

Democrat Governor Mark Dayton says a lot of things, but too often what he says is not true.

As you talk with your friends there are things you must know about your current Democrat Governor Mark Dayton so you can spread the word.

Here’s what you need to know about Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton:

  1. Democrat Mark Dayton increased government spending by 11% to build a $90 million political palace.
  2. Democrat Mark Dayton gave Minnesota Obamacare, increasing healthcare costs while decreasing quality and choices.
  3. Democrat Mark Dayton increased taxes by $2.1 billion.

Minnesotans don’t want another four years of out of control government spending. Make sure to spread the word before it’s too late.

Act today: Sign the petition to Ditch Dayton!


Democrats’ Favorite Day of the Year

Tax Day
Democrats’ Favorite Day of the Year

This year, you can thank Governor Dayton and Minnesota Democrats for higher taxes.

Democrats raised taxes by $2.1 Billion in 2013, expanding government spending by 11%. In addition Gov. Dayton promised to raise taxes on the top 2%, but the majority of Democrat taxes fell onto low and middle class Minnesotans. 

We need your help to tell Governor Dayton to stop raising taxes. 
Sign our petition here!

Who died before they collected Social Security?

Who died before they collected Social Security?




Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too.

It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.

If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.

Read that again.

Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?

We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.

Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.

If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.

If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!

If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50′s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security. Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.


Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.

Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?

We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.

Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

PRIORITIES. Are Spending the DFL Way!!


Democrats are bringing their finance bills to the floor in the next few days to set the state budget for the next biennium. This week on the floor, I questioned why Democrats are demanding hard-working Minnesotans pay more in taxes to fund wasteful government spending programs. Here’s a link to a video where I run down just a few of the absurd number of new taxes and fees they are proposing.


House Democrats announced their bonding recommendations which include $858 million of taxpayer money for pet projects. Bonding bills are generally reserved for even-numbered years and for projects with broad statewide impact on our infrastructure. In this bill, however, Democrats have asked Minnesota taxpayers to fund ridiculous projects such as a Minneapolis sculpture garden and a resort chalet at Giant’s Ridge.


To underscore the amount of wasteful spending being proposed by the Democrat majorities, a new “30 Days of Wasteful Spending” campaign has begun. Each day, a new example of wasteful spending will be brought to light. Check out Facebook and Pinterest to learn more about what YOU are paying for with your hard earned tax dollars. You also can follow the saga via Twitter.


April 18th is the day this year when most of America’s taxpayers have collectively earned enough money to pay their tax bill. In other words, hardworking Americans will spend 108 days toiling for federal, state and local governments this year (five days more than in 2012).

Minnesotans will spend an additional week working to pay for government spending. Tax Freedom Day for Minnesota is actually April 23rd. Only six states take longer to pay the government tab than Minnesota and we are just one day quicker than California.

It will be much later next year if the Democrats get their way…

Refuses? Taxes! Research? Spending? TSA. Picture! Groundhog!! Conincidence? Cuomo! Magpul.

DHS Refuses to Answer Congress on 1.6 Billion Bullet Purchase

We elect who to represent us and the people the are questioning are hired and paid by OUR tax dollars and they refuse to answer questions?

On whose authority?

Buck Ofama whom we also ELECTED?


Federal employees who don’t pay taxes would be fired under bill that passed committee

And persecuted for tax evasion!!

An Inside Look at Left-Wing Social Science Gun Research

Upon reading the article it is quite apparent that..

Cold weather causes murders!!

Ban cold weather!!


Senate set to approve huge 2013 spending bill

Spending problem? Our Government is the ‘spending’ problem.

Eliminate most of it and move ‘forward’!


Goons at work..For the Government…

TSA: Wounded Soldiers Are Potential Terrorists

They cannot catch any ‘real’ terrorists so to justify their reason for existence…they create them!!


Heh…Great video…

Great pictures..Truth hurts..

Found here!


The Groundhog was wrong: Coldest first day of spring since 1965



Tom Clements, Colorado prison chief shot dead on eve of gun law signing

I’m sure..


As it should, as it should..

POLL: Gun-grab dooms Andrew Cuomo’s support in NY…


Colorado Gun Bills Signed, Magpul to Leave


Gun Stuff…Lip Reading..Rebel..Gun Free.Monster..Follow the Money…22lr..

Bad Lip Reading…But funny..Bounce err Beyond…err Beyonce…WTH kind of name is that?? Idiotese?

Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the nation3

See how well things are going in Illinois!? Murders upon murders in the Gun Control Utopia of Chicago..Now their credit rating sinks..How Democrats ruin everything!!

Monster unleashed..

Frankenfeinstein Unleashes Her Monster

It came from DC..via Kalifornistan

We knew this. And again, it came from Kalifornistan!!!

GOP Rep. Gowdy: Nancy Pelosi ‘mind-numbingly stupid,’ recommends doctor visit

Of course he is being very ‘insensitive’ to a ‘special needs’ person and now will get his pee-pee slapped..

The 4th Amendment..Violated daily at airports and elsewhere across America..By our Federal Government

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest

A win…

Communists cheer on Obama’s gun grab

It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.”

A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in … (more)

Only rebellion can save America

The thoroughly irresponsible rate of government spending projected over the next twenty-five years will drive federal debt to unsustainable levels. The country is heading for a financial meltdown and economic ruin.

John Adams Declaration of Independence..

The Gun Free Utopia that is England..

Man charged after knife attack on family at their home

Appears to be working so well since people have to resort to knives and since it is not an eveel gun…No problem..

Where is the Money?

Where do your tax dollars go? Now figure it out..

Long Range Death…With a ….. 22 long rifle??

Everybody ‘needs’ one of these…


When does a BFH, NOT come in handy?? It can be dangerous work pounding stubborn nails!!!

A present for you from Congress?

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This holiday season, the Democrats in Congress were kind enough to use your money to buy a few presents. I believe we can go without putting our nation deeper into debt and I voted against spending money on these extravagant gifts. However, I thought you should know what you are buying at a time when the economy is slow and the unemployment is high.

So here is their list of some of the goodies just for you!

$700,000 for a shrimp fishing project in Maryland
$2.7 million for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, to support surgical operations in space.
for the Woodstock Film Festival Youth Initiative
$400,000 for renovation of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
for exhibits at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Iowa
$250,000 earmark for textile research at UC Davis
$500,000 for Mississippi River exhibits at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa
$200,000 for a visitor’s center in Bastrop, Texas (population 8,000)
$1.6 million for a tram
between the Marshall Flight Center and the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Although 2010 will be a new year, my resolutions haven’t changed. I will continue to fight outrageous, pork barrel spending and work tirelessly to retire Speaker Pelosi and her liberal colleagues who are addicted to spending and bad public policy, but I can’t do this alone. I need your help! Please join me by sending your donation and New Year’s resolutions to my campaign before the New Year.

Please Donate Today!


John Kline

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$13 Trillion Missing?

Campaign for Liberty Dear Friend of Liberty,

I hope you join me in my firm conviction that now is the time to fight back against the out of control Federal Reserve and continued Wall Street plundering of our tax dollars.

The threat isn’t hard to see — just look all around us. Our constitutional principles and freedoms are being assaulted at every turn. More bailouts, trillion dollar “stimulus” plans, huge new debt burdens for our children, simply printing money to cover our failed policies — I could go on and on. You and I both know that President Obama is going to keep going and going unless someone puts a stop to the madness.

But the good news is there is a way to fight back. And that fight starts today — by “Auditing the Fed” and showing the American people just how the Fed has abused its power, debauched the dollar, and helped strangle our economy.

Because I know you are a friend in Liberty, I wanted you to be among the first people contacted by Campaign for Liberty for the vital fight against the out of control Federal Reserve.

Please read the enclosed letter from my friend and Campaign for Liberty’s President, John Tate. John isn’t just a friend of mine. He’s also a patriot with years of experience getting things done in politics. Now he’s agreed to take up the fight in a way I cannot — by leading the fight for Liberty on the outside, while I do battle in the halls of Congress.

I trust you’ll find this battle to expose the out of control Fed worth your support.

For Liberty,
Campaign for Liberty
Congressman Ron Paul

Campaign for Liberty
Dear Friend of Liberty,

Trillions of dollars are being stolen from the U.S. taxpayer.

Right now, you and I are seeing the worst plundering of a country’s wealth in the history of civilization, led by an out of control Federal Reserve.

But together you and I CAN put a stop to it all.

With your help (including submitting the petition linked below to your Congressman and Senators) today, Representative Ron Paul, Senator Jim DeMint and Campaign for Liberty are ready to fight back, by taking the battle straight to the heart of the problem – the Federal Reserve itself.

Just think about the scope of the problem for a minute: The massive, outrageous amount of dollars committed to the economic bailouts in recent months totals:

More than the socialist New Deal … More than the entire Iraq debacle … More than the 1980′s savings and loan mess … More than the Korean War …


When will it all end?

It’s time you and I put a stop to a renegade Federal Reserve by exposing the Fed’s out of control actions to the American people. And Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Jim DeMint have a bill before Congress to do just that, known as the “Audit the Fed” Bill (HR 1207 and S 604).

That’s why it’s vital you click here to submit your “Audit the Fed” petition in support of Congressman Paul’s bill.

Campaign for Liberty

You see, Audit the Fed already has over 300 cosponsors!

Now is the time to make sure your Congressman and Senators feel the heat to support the Audit the Fed bill!

If you and I don’t act today, I’m afraid this crisis will end with the economic ruin of every man, woman and child in America.

Today, nearly 13 TRILLION in taxpayer dollars in bailouts and loans has been agreed to by Congress, the Bush and Obama Treasury Departments, and the out of control Fed.

So is it really any wonder more and more folks are starting to realize the Washington, D.C. establishment is hurtling us toward complete economic disaster?

Whether it’s watching a phony “stimulus” package get rammed into law or watching Congress pass a $700 BILLION bank “bailout” under threat of martial law, the American people are agitated and increasingly angry.

That means it’s a perfect time to unleash the pressure of MILLIONS of outraged Americans on the out of control Fed!

So please click here to sign the petition linked below urging your Congressman and Senators to cosponsor and seek roll call votes to pass the Audit the Fed Bill! !

Campaign for Liberty

As I know you’re aware, the Federal Reserve is shrouded in secrecy. Their meetings are off-limits to the public. Their inner workings are off-limits to the public.

And just recently, the Federal Reserve told Congress “NO WAY” when asked to account for $2 TRILLION in taxpayer-backed loans! !

Well, why do you think they refused?

They know coming clean with Congress and the American people on how they doled out that two TRILLION dollars would result in an anti-Fed firestorm. .

So can you imagine the impact of a full-scale audit? You and I will finally be able to show the American people that the Federal Reserve System leads to:

*** Constant economic crises

News from Citizens Against Government Waste

e-News from CAGW
CAGW and CCAGW Score Major Victories against Government Waste in 2009!

CAGW Combats Stimulus Waste
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has played a major role in identifying and eliminating some of the worst wasteful spending under the so-called “economic stimulus” bill. Before passage, CAGW embarrassed Congress into removing some of the most objectionable special-interest handouts from the bill, such as a $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers, and CCAGW members sent more than 70,000 e-mails to Capitol Hill opposing the stimulus package. Since passage, CAGW has led the way in publicizing some of the most outrageous spending, like the more than 10,000 stimulus checks that the Social Security Administration sent to the deceased, including one individual who had been dead for 42 years! Read more about waste in the stimulus package.

Taxpayers Spared Costly Cap-and-Trade Energy Tax
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CCAGW) lobbying and grassroots campaign helped derail passage of cap-and-trade energy legislation in the Senate this year — torpedoing a major goal of President Obama who had declared his intention to sign a cap-and-trade bill into law before year-end. The House version of cap-and-trade passed by a razor-thin margin of 219 to 212 in June after CCAGW members generated more than 22,500 e-mails and a slew of phone calls to their Representatives. Enactment of a cap-and-trade regime would cost an estimated 1 to 2.5 million jobs, slow economic growth, and drive up Americans’ energy bills. Estimates show the average family would face a $1,500 cap-and-trade energy tax annually. Read more about cap-and-trade.

Campaign to End ACORN’s Taxpayer Funding Bears Fruit
CCAGW conducted a grassroots and lobbying drive to end federal funding of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which is under investigation or has been indicted for fraud in 17 states for its questionable — and potentially criminal — activities. Both the U.S. Census Bureau and the IRS have now announced the termination of their partnerships with ACORN. Moreover, in September, the House of Representatives approved a motion that would cut off all federal funding for ACORN and its state affiliates, while the Senate voted to block funding for the group in the fiscal year 2010 Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act. Read more about CCAGW’s drive to end federal funding of ACORN.

CAGW Strikes Blow against Defense Boondoggle
CAGW launched a nationwide multimedia ad campaign last summer to alert taxpayers to $7.2 billion in wasteful spending on an alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). In addition, CAGW’s Policy Experts released an Issue Brief exposing the alternate engine as an unnecessary, special-interest project that members of Congress have kept alive with earmarks, despite the objections of both Presidents Bush and Obama and the Pentagon. CAGW’s educational efforts, combined with a CCAGW grassroots campaign, prompted more than 20,000 Americans to express opposition to the alternate engine. While the House has continued to fund the project, the Senate declined to authorize or appropriate any funding for the engine in fiscal year 2010. Read more about CAGW’s campaign to eliminate the JSF alternate engine.

End of F-22 Funding a “Treat” for Taxpayers
CAGW scored another victory against wasteful and outmoded defense programs this year when the House and Senate stripped $1.8 billion for the F-22 fighter jet from their fiscal 2010 defense spending bills. Designed to counter the Soviet threat, these aircraft have not been deployed at all in Iraq or Afghanistan. Read more about this taxpayer “treat.”

Jet-Setting Pols Grounded
CAGW stirred a firestorm of controversy that embarrassed House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha (D-Pa.) into pledging to yank $330 million in funding for four new corporate jets from the fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations Act. The Pentagon had requested four jets at a cost of $220 million to ferry senior government officials, but House appropriators boosted the number of aircraft to eight at a total cost to taxpayers of $550 million, including a $132 million earmark for two Gulfstream jets to be based at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland — conveniently a short drive from the U.S. Capitol. Read more about the House’s high-flying money grab.

CAGW Receives Widespread Media Coverage in 2009
CAGW once again received widespread media coverage in 2009, with appearances on television, radio, and in newspapers and newsmagazines from coast-to-coast. From CAGW President Tom Schatz’s near weekly appearances on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and interviews with CAGW spokespersons on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “World News with Charles Gibson”; CBS’s “Evening News with Katie Couric”; CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Situation Room”; FOX News Channel’s “FOX and Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “Live Desk with Martha and Trace”; and NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams” to citations in The Chicago Tribune, National Journal, Politico, Reuters, Roll Call, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times, to name just a few, CAGW has again kept Washington’s runaway spending one of the top news stories in America.

And in the States…
CCAGW marshaled its grassroots activists to battle tax increase proposals in 10 states in 2009. CCAGW activists generated nearly 17,000 e-mails to their elected state officials and succeeded in blocking tax hikes in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, and Utah. A CCAGW grassroots campaign in Longmont, Colo. also led local voters to reject a ballot measure that would have directed the city to create a taxpayer-funded advanced telecommunications network to compete with the private sector.

In addition to these victories, CAGW published five of its widely heralded Piglet Books in Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, and Tennessee, generating numerous television, radio, and newspaper citations in those states. Among the absurd examples of state waste detailed in the Piglet Books: $11,900,000 for a new 55,000-sq. foot administrative building for 116 turnpike workers in Maine; $9 million for the “Party Bunker,” an underground entertainment facility buried in the front yard of the Governor’s Mansion in Tennessee; $4 million for a private golf club in Louisiana; and $875,000 to reconstruct a hiking trail that is now barred from public access in Hawaii.

Take Action!

Vote for the 2009 Porker of the Year!

Take Part in CAGW’s 2010 Member’s Only National Survey!

Donate to CAGW!

Make a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to support CAGW’s war on waste today!

December Porkers of the Month are…

Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Richard Shelby (R- Ala.).

Porker of the Month

Read more about the Porker of the Month.

Pork Advisory Level: LOW

Pork Alert Low
Read more about the Pork Advisory System.

Visit CAGW’s Blog!

Give us your opinions and tips about government waste on The Swine Line!


Read the monthly newsletter online. This month’s issue includes the articles:

Weatherization: More Clouds on the Horizon

Time for a Constitutional Line Item Veto

National Lampoon’s European Vacation

Tom Schatz on CNBC Tuesdays!

Watch for CAGW President Tom Schatz on the weekly “Pork Watch” segment of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” now airing every Tuesday at 6:50 a.m. EST. Please tune in! (All media appearances are subject to change.)

In the News…

San Francisco Chronicle (December 21, 2009): “Billions in Earmarks Inflate Defense Bill’s Cost”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (December 15, 2009): “State’s Universities to Get Millions from Bill”

USA Today (December 14, 2009): “72-Passenger-a-Day Airport Gets $7.5M for Terminal”


Citizens Against Government Waste

A Letter from Congressman John Kline


October 6, 2009

Dear MaddMedic,

Knowing of your support for fiscal responsibility, I thought you may be interested to learn of troubling developments related to reckless government spending that continues to occur in Washington.

Recently, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released updated budget estimates that reveal staggering annual deficits for the next 10 years. The cumulative deficit – or the total amount added to the national debt – between 2010 and 2019, as a result of President Obama’s budget will be more than $9 trillion. This is an increase of $2 trillion over estimates earlier this year. What is more, this increase does not include the President’s proposed $1 trillion government takeover of health care.

To add insult to injury, the President just requested the Senate consider legislation to increase the debt limit from the current $12.1 trillion. As you may know, the House-passed budget resolution for this fiscal year, which I opposed, included an increase of the debt limit to $13 trillion.

It is obvious America has a debt problem. These alarming figures will likely lead to higher taxes that will still fall short of closing a growing debt burden our children and grandchildren will be forced to bear. I am a strong proponent of requiring the federal government to live within its means. All across America, families manage their finances in a responsible manner, and Washington should be obligated to do the same.

To get control over future deficits, Congress should seek meaningful reform of our current entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to make them more efficient and affordable and eliminate wasteful and low-priority government programs. Finally, the Administration and leaders in the congressional majority should abandon the current health care reform proposals that will result in an expensive and irresponsible government takeover of our health industry.

I remain committed to working with congressional leaders to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs from the federal budget. I will continue to work toward responsible fiscal reform that does not rely on more taxes and more spending.


Member of Congress

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