Sunday, October 24, 2010

America's Best Days

According to a new Rasmussen poll, "Most voters (65%) say they prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes rather than one with more services and higher taxes. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that only 25% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a government with more services and higher taxes instead."

You can read the entire report by clicking on the link below.
America's Best Days

Sunday, October 17, 2010

70% Say Government Does Not Spend Taxpayer Money Wisely

According to a new report from Rasmussen, we don't believe our tax money is spent wisely. "Most Americans feel the federal government has too much money and doesn't spend it well. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults think the federal government has too much power and money." Please see the link below for the full article!

70% Say Government Does Not Spend Taxpayer Money Wisely

Founders Wanted Big Government?

How did our founding fathers view government? Consider these quotes.

"How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism." James Monroe

"It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect." James Madison

"[A] wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." Thomas Jefferson

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." Thomas Jefferson

Our government was never intended to care for our every need, provide us with healthcare or own businesses. Somewhere along the way we've lost sight of that.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Huckabee: America's Self-Cleaning Oven Is Heating Up

Governor Mike Huckabee writes, "The genius of our nation’s founders is that they created America to be a self-cleaning oven so that when things get really nasty and the politicians gunk it up, the citizens can turn up the heat, and then come Election Day, open the oven door, sweep out the ashes and give it a new start. The people ultimately win, and that's the good news for America. "

You can read the rest of Huck's article using the link below!

Huck PAC - Blogs - America's Self-Cleaning Oven Is Heating Up

Foxx Wins Debate

The following is from an email update on NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx's campaign.

Foxx Wins Congressional Debate

Ashe County, NC — Today Congresswoman Virginia Foxx debated her opponent at a public forum in Ashe County. In the debate, Foxx highlighted her fiscal conservatism and her vision to get North Carolina back to work. She also exposed her opponent's extremely liberal views on taxes, government spending, and health care.

Voters know that there is just one proven conservative in this race—and that’s Virginia Foxx. Today’s debate illustrated that Virginia embraces common sense conservative ideas like reducing government spending, keeping taxes low and slashing job-killing federal red tape.

But the debate also exposed how out of step her opponent, Billy Kennedy, is with North Carolina voters. He supports big government programs like the trillion dollar health care bill, a job-killing energy tax and the failed stimulus program.

The choice this election is between strong conservative values or Washington’s failed liberal policies. Unfortunately Virginia’s liberal opponent would be a rubber stamp for big-government policies that mean more government, more debt and less freedom. In fact, Kennedy can't stop talking about all the new spending he supports. North Carolina simply cannot afford to send big spenders like Kennedy to Washington.

Virginia is working to keep America the land of the free and a country of opportunity for everyone. And she isn’t afraid to take on the liberals who run Washington. As today’s debate made clear, Virginia Foxx is a conservative voice that North Carolina families and small businesses can depend on.

Foxx: Non-profits Need To Meet IRS Deadline

The following is from a Oct. 14 press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

Foxx urges 100’s of local non-profits to update their tax-exempt status by tomorrow’s deadline

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today urged local, community-based non-profits across North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District to make sure their tax-exempt status is up-to-date with the IRS. The deadline to file with the IRS for small non-profits who may be at risk of losing their status is tomorrow, October 15.

“As many as 700 small non-profits in Northwest North Carolina could be at risk of losing their federal tax-exempt status if they don’t file a simple form with the IRS,” Foxx said. “By taking a half hour or so to electronically file the form by tomorrow, hundreds of small non-profits can maintain their tax-exempt status and avoid the hassle of trying to get their status back.”

The IRS’s October 15 filing deadline is for small tax-exempt organizations (those who typically have $25,000 or less in annual receipts) that have not filed to retain their tax-exempt status with the IRS for three consecutive years. Small non-profits are required to file a short postcard form with the IRS each year, called Form 990-N. It can be filed online at Small non-profits that fail to file three years in a row can lose their tax-exempt status.

Many types of organizations that have not filed a Form 990-N are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status. These include local sports associations and community support groups, volunteer fire and ambulance associations, social clubs, educational societies, veterans groups, church-affiliated groups, as well as groups that assist those with special needs.

Local non-profits who want to learn more about this issue can visit the IRS web page at,,id=225705,00.html for more information on what organizations need to file, how to file and much more.

IRS Note: A list of North Carolina non-profits that may be at risk of losing their non-profit status is available at,,id=225889,00.html. This list may be incomplete, as certain organizations may be at risk even though their names do not appear. In addition, the list may include organizations that were required to file Form 990 or Form 990-PF and are not eligible for the relief program, and organizations whose filing dates have not yet occurred.