Northern Kentucky

Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.

17

Jan
2013

Make Your Views Known

On January 10 the Enquirer published “New Ky. Congressmen are dangerous ideologues”. This article what best be described as an attack piece on Representatives Massie and Barr. It was written by Dan Logsdon the Chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. The language was loaded and the view was one-sided to the extreme. I was heartened to see that three letters to the editor were written in response: “We’ll make up our minds about Rep. Massie”, “Democratic party has lost its soul” , “Democrat should look in mirror”. It is extremely important to provide a balance to what people see in the media. However too often there is no response in the media to the demonization of the liberty movement. If you follow the blogosphere it is readily apparent that the left has paid bloggers spreading hate. Since the Tea Party does not have official spokespeople it is of great importance for the rank and file to use every opportunity to get the message out and support our viewpoints with “like” votes.

12

Jan
2013

The Brent Spence Tolling Battle Escalates

The battle over tolling to finance a new Brent Spence Bridge continues to escalate. The 49-year-old Brent Spence Bridge on Interstates 71/75 is “functionally obsolete” because of its narrow lanes, lack of emergency shoulders and limited visibility on the lower deck. The bridge carries double its intended traffic capacity, and transportation officials say congestion is only going to get worse. Funding has not been secured for the project because our Federal government is reluctant to put up the historic 80% of the funding for the project in spite of the fact they collect Federal taxes on every gallon of gasoline we purchase. Tolling has surfaced as a likely source of revenue to build the bridge (Brent Spence project may mean 24K jobs, 2013).

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7

Jan
2013

Kentucky Tax Payer Alert: Public Pension Reform

The State of Kentucky’s six state pension plans are currently underfunded by more than $31 billion. The Legislature plans to continue underfunding each plan’s annual Actuarially Required Contribution (ARC) for several more years, some as late as 2024. This underfunding will cause the pension deficit to continue to balloon, putting more pressure on the commonwealth’s economy, diminishing the ability to grow jobs and leaving tax hikes as the “most likely” source for needed funding. Our state legislators must address pension reform now before we literally drown in debt. We must pressure Frankfort into passing legislation that will reform Kentucky’s public pension system and make it solvent.

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7

Jan
2013

The Florence Hardware

I think the "Florence Hardware" should be commended. Here is a small business in our community that still believes in the United States Constitiution. We should send emails to them and thank them and patronize them with our business.  http://www.florencehardware.com/

Following is what they have posted on their front door of their store. Let Freedom Ring.....

Florence Hardware

 

 

 

7

Jan
2013

Dissolving the NKAPC, Taxes and Property Values

Kenton County Tea Party member Garth Kuhnhein of Edgewood filed a lawsuit in Kenton Circuit Court seeking the dissolution of the planning commission, known as the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC). He wants Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe to grant class-action status to the suit and order the refund of all taxes collected by NKAPC since 2008 (Lawsuit targets planners, 2012). The Enquirer unfortunately has reduced itself to referring to Tea Party members derisively as “tea party loyalists,” in its columns kind of like the pejorative term, “black helicopter crowd,” used to describe U.N. conspiracy theorists. The citizens of Kenton County were disenfranchised last year when Gabrielle Summe failed to certify the petition the Tea Party and the HBA submitted to place a referendum on the ballot to repeal the tax that funds the NKAPC (The Shame of Our Local Governments, 2012). Kenton County residents pay $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value to fund the NKAPC. Brandon Voelker, an attorney for Kuhnhein, said NKAPC is an unelected taxing board that doesn’t have the legal authority to exist.

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