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Come November, for Dems and Libs, It’s TROUBLE with a Capital Tea

by David Trumbull

September 10, 2010

Now here is some great news for the GOP: A new Gallup poll last week had Republicans up ten points on the generic congressional ballot—our strongest position yet heading into the midterm elections! Republicans are now twice as likely as Democrats to be "very" enthusiastic about voting.

The mandate for change has never been greater due to the Democrats’ failed big-government agenda and the resulting economic chaos. Even after their $862 billion stimulus package to artificially prop up our economy, things are still headed down the drain: Home sales nationally were down 27 percent in July and down 38 percent in Massachusetts; July foreclosures in the Commonwealth surged 80 percent in comparison to the same month in 2009; and the economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, with a readjusted GDP at a paltry 1.6 percent annual rate.

The fact is, the Democrats have ignored the will of the American people, first with an unpopular and expensive health care bill and now with rampant spending and no economic relief in sight.

Democrat (turned “independent” in order to run for governor) Tim Cahill is no better. Taxes really confuse Timmy. He’s been all over the map with his shifty election-year rhetoric on taxes, and just can’t seem to find his way…First he supported tax hikes and opposed tax cuts, and now he conveniently wants to roll back the income and sales taxes back to 5%. As Massachusetts Republican Party Executive Director Nate Little said:  

“Tim Cahill has been so busy trying to hide his position on taxes in order to pander to the voters that he couldn’t be bothered to pay his own taxes.”  
The over-taxed working families of America can no longer bear the cost of maintaining Democratic and liberal incumbents on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill. That’s why one the most popular slogans seen on signs, t-shirts, and bumper stickers at the Tea Party gatherings of concerned and informed citizens is I CAN SEE NOVMEBER FROM MY HOUSE!

[David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]