Sadly Prop P Passed


“Every penny taken from you in taxes is a penny someone else decides how to spend. It’s a penny you earned but forfeited to someone else’s arbitrary discretion,” said Bill Hennessy co-founder of the St Louis Tea Pary Coallition. Today is a sad day for the residents of St Louis County and St Louis City. Prop P passed, which only means more money stolen from hard working citizens to be abused by balloted governing bodies. What’s frustrating is that if everyone got out and voted the real majority probably would have shut down Proposition P. In this election 80% of registered St Louis County voters didn’t even vote! That means 80% of voters in the county don’t have a right to complain when they have to sit idly by and watch another tax hike go into place. And chances are they will. When it comes to tax hikes in Missouri we usually vote pretty conservative, for example the victory we had In shutting down the exesive tabacoo tax in 2012. The only reason we shut down that tax hike and not this one is because the people didn’t vote and now we all have to suffer due to their laziness. My frustration with Proposition P, the deceptively named bill blinds people of its real impact. Why does the title even include the word arch when only 30% of the bill goes to the Arch? Why do we have to pay for other municipality’s parks when they did not even include Prop P on their ballots. Some towns didn’t even have the tax hike on their ballot but will still reap the benefits! For instance St Charles immediately opted out of Propostion P but will now reap the benefits from our tax dollars while they see no increase in there spending tax. Fair? I think not. For the next 20 years every time you purchase something in St Louis County or the City make sure account for an additional 2 cents on every 10 dollars you spend. See how that can quickly adds up especially when live and shop in St Louis for all your needs and wants. We can not allow the government and small few who vote in these local elections continue to destroy our spending power! When it comes to tax hikes Missourians usually agree. Enough is enough. We need your vote. You need your vote. In all elections.

The Arch Tax: Bryan Cave Lobbies for Neighborhood Improvement Project, Invoices St. Louis County

Darin Morley has submitted the following article about the April 2nd ballot initiative, Prop P also known as the Arch Tax. Morley blogs at Reboot Congress. . . . Improving the Arch grounds has been a dream of Bryan Cave attorney Walter Metcalfe since at least 2007. As the St. Louis Beacon reported in January of this year: Back in late 2007, then-Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne took a walking tour of the Arch grounds with Bryan Cave attorney Walter Metcalfe and former U.S. Sen. John Danforth. Metcalfe said that Kempthorne, a former Idaho governor, wasn't impressed. “He said...

Vote No on Proposition P on April 2


Original Post: Vote No on Proposition P on April 2.

Every penny taken from your in taxes is a penny someone else decides how to spend. It’s a penny you earned but forfeited to someone else’s arbitrary discretion. Don’t surrender your economic freedom any more. Proposition P is an easy No vote. Proposition P is a sales tax increase that would drive up the cost of everything you buy in St. Louis City and County. St. Charles County already opted out of the tax, because


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Public/Private Partnerships are Bad For Taxpayers

Prop P, the Arch Tax, which appears on the April 2nd ballot in St. Louis city and county, will distribute 60% of tax receipts to the Public/Private Partnerships of Great Rivers Greenway and CityArchRiver. These organizations collect taxpayer money and private donations to fund their operations. What makes this arrangement bad for taxpayers is that Public/Private Partnerships are not accountable to the taxpayer. If an elected official misspends taxpayer money you can vote that politician out. Public/Private Partnerships can spend your tax money on dreadful projects with no repercussions. Currently city and county taxpayer dollars fund 70 million dollars to...

St. Louis City Fathers Freak Out Because Police Sergeant Gary Wiegert Lobbies For Sane Marijuana Reforms


Original Post: St. Louis City Fathers Freak Out Because Police Sergeant Gary Wiegert Lobbies For Sane Marijuana Reforms.

You’d think people would listen when a career police officer says we need to reform marijuana laws. But n-o-o-o-o.  Not in St. Louis, anyway. Gary Wiegert is a 30+ year police officer who signed up to lobby Jefferson City on behalf of tea party issues a couple of years ago. Some people freaked out over that, but Gary was instrumental in advancing tea party issues for the past 2 years. Now, Wiegert is lobbying for some


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No on Prop P

Members of the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition in conjunction with St. Louis County Republicans have established a committee named No on Prop P. Last year the state legislature passed enabling legislation for St. Charles, St. Louis County and St. Louis City to vote on a 3/16 of a cent sales tax awarding 40% to local parks, 30% to Great Rivers Greenway and 30% to City Arch River Project. St. Louis County must pass the tax increase or the vote is voided in St. Louis City. St. Charles County has opted out of the tax increase. St. Charles County Executive...

Photos: 2013 Lincoln Days in St. Louis


The Missouri Republican Party held their annual state-wide Lincoln Days gathering in St. Louis in this weekend. These are the photos I got at the event.

Video: 2013 Missouri Lincoln Days with John Barrasso (R-WY)


The Missouri Republican Party held their state-wide 2013 Lincoln Days gathering in St. Louis this weekend. The Friday night dinner saw speeches from party Chairman Ed Martin, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, State Rep. Tim Jones, State Senator Tom Dempsey, 2012 GOP gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence, GOP candidate for Missouri's 8th Congressional District, Jason Smith, Auditor Tom Schweich, Rep. Ann Wagner, Senator Roy Blunt, and keynote speaker Senator John Barrasso (R-WY).

#MOAG: Ed Martin Votes in South St. Louis City

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Ed Martin, Republican candidate for Attorney General of Missouri, and his wife, Carol, voted in south St. Louis city this morning. After voting, Martin, took a couple of questions. First, he explained the role of Attorney General. Next he provided details for his election night watch party at the Drury Inn on Hampton near 44.

Here are some photos from Ed Martin's visit to the polls this morning:

Prop A Promotes Partisan Policy, Not Principles

Proponents of Prop A have been selling a tainted bill of goods to grassroots conservatives. Supposedly, 'local control' of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department represents the purest of Jeffersonian principles, identified in this quote: It is by dividing and subdividing these republics, from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man's farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government, which has ever existed...