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New Karen Harrington Video: The Time to Act is Now

By Gary P Jackson

Karen Harrington’s campaign has gone on the air with their first television ad called Our Future:

This is one of the most important congressional races of 2012. As you know, Karen is competing against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Barack Obama’s lackey, and Chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee. The latest polls have Karen in what amounts to a dead heat with Wasserman-Schultz.

Here’s a note from Karen:

Dear Friends,

I am proud to share with you that our campaign is heading into the final weeks of the election stronger than ever. Not only do we have more momentum than Debbie Wasserman Schultz, we have gone on the air with our first television ad.

Can I count on you to donate $25, $50 or even $100 today to keep our momentum going and make sure my campaign ad remains on the air?

The name of the game these last few weeks is “get-out-the-vote.” Our army of dedicated volunteers has been crisscrossing the district to bring our message of fiscal sanity and personal responsibility to thousands of voters. A number of well-placed campaign advertisements during the closing days will help amplify that message at least tenfold.

Did you know many voters don’t pick a candidate until the last few days before the election? We know from our recent polling that many voters are still making up their minds. This means we can add to our already growing momentum by getting our ads in front of thousands of undecided voters — and these are the votes that could make all the difference.

Please go to this link and watch our campaign commercial. Your donation of $35, $45 or $75 will help us get our ad in front of thousands of voters. If you could dig a little deeper and chip in $100, $500 or even $1,000, you can help us have an even bigger impact.

There are only 15 days left until the election — the time to act is now!

On to victory,


Karen Harrington

It can’t be expressed in strong enough terms how vital it is that Wasserman-Shultz be defeated. You can help Karen do this, even if you live outside her district, in several ways.

Obviously you can go to the link above and help the campaign with the cash it needs to keep this ad going. You can also contact the campaign and go knock doors, make phone calls, and so much more.

This is a busy time, politically, but everyone, especially those of you who live in “safe” districts, where your representatives are in no danger of losing, can certainly use your time to help out a solid candidate in a tough and important battle.

Karen Harrington is business owner and a Common Sense Conservative. She is the sort of leader we need in Washington. Just as we can’t stand four more years of Barack Obama, we can’t stand another two years of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Go to Karen’s website and learn more. Also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

This is a race we can easily put in the win column for Common Sense Conservatism, but Karen needs your help to do it!


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Video: Karen Harrington on The Economy, Tax Reform, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By Gary P Jackson

Karen Harrington recently appeared on the show Facing South Florida from Miami. Here she talks about some serious issues that need addressing. From the start the host notes they invited Karen’s opponent, Debbie Wasserman Schultz to join in, but Debbie refused. Evidently, the host decided to serve in her stead, as the democrat surrogate. That said, Karen holds her own quite well.

I particularly like Karen’s stance on taxes. While a lot have Conservatives have fallen for so-called “fair tax” a Rube Goldberg style sales tax scheme, Karen favors a flat tax, as do I. It is definitely the best solution. Currently lawmakers use the tax code to do a lot of societal engineering, as well as reward their cronies. A simply flat tax would stop 99% of that.

Though, if I was designing a flat tax, it would be much simpler, with only one deduction.

If I was in charge, I’d set the rate at 20% and allow everyone to deduct the first $20,000 they earn. [adjusted for inflation] My “20-20” plan would create a simple one page tax return. How much did you earn? Deduct $20K. Send in 20% of the difference. Easy and simple.

I also love the fact that Karen wants to eliminate the corporate sales tax. In reality corporations don’t pay taxes anyway. They just pass the costs on to the customer. Currently, the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the civilized world. That sends a lot of jobs overseas. Eliminating that tax altogether will bring businesses back to America and create millions of jobs. Any taxes lost will be made up [and then some] by all of the tax paying people who will have jobs again. Couple that with a national Right-to-Work law, that would stop the union bosses and politicians from forcing people to join a union, just to have a job, and you’ll see job growth like this nation has never seen before.

Karen also wants to eliminate one of the most immoral taxes our nation has ever imposed, the death tax. This will make it easier for a business owner to pass that business along to their family when the die. The number of small businesses and farms that have been lost, just because survivors have had to sell them to pay the death tax on their inheritance is staggering. It’s double taxation, as the earnings have already been taxed once.

The more I listen to Karen Harrington, the more I know we need her in Congress. Karen won her primary in a blowout, but she is going to need all of our help to defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is not only a Congresswoman, but the chairman of the DNC, and will have plenty of money and support. Check out Karen’s website. Doesn’t matter if you live in Florida or not. If you can’t help in person, there are other ways to give her your support. This is one race we must win!

Video courtesy <i>SarahNet.

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Video: Karen Harrington on the Possibility of Allowing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to Win: “Oy Vey”

If we don’t take out someone like Debbie Wasserman Schultz now, and God forbid the Liberals ever take back control of the House, she will be the next Speaker of the House. Oy Vey!

~ Karen Harrington

By Gary P Jackson

Karen Harrington talking to the Republican Jewish Coalition:

Video courtesy The Shark Tank:

Check out Karen’s website and help her Fire Debbie!

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Mark Levin Interviews Karen Harrington

By Gary P Jackson

After her crushing victory in the Florida primary, winning 48% of the vote in a five way race, Karen Harrington sat down with Mark Levin:

Video courtesy SarahNet

Visit Karen’s website and give her some much needed support.

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Exclusive: Kevin Scholla Interviews Florida’s Karen Harrington

By Gary P Jackson

Great interview with Florida’s Karen Harrington, someone we wholeheartedly support.

Karen is a business owner and knows how things need to change. What’s refreshing is she proudly calls herself an independent, who joined the Republican Party in 2010, precisely to run for office. She also notes the Republican Party has to earn our respect once again.

Karen and Kevin talk about everything from illegal immigration to Israel. If you don’t already support Karen, I know you will after this interview.

The election is Tuesday. Go to Karen’s website and find out how you can help her be victorious.

Audio courtesy SarahNet.

This week on The Palin Radio Update with Kevin Scholla: A Sunshine State showdown!

Florida’s Karen Harrington is here to talk to Kevin about her run for the House and her hopes of firing Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Governor Palin makes a robo call for Representative Sandy Adams. We’ll tell you how you can help Adams as well. Colonel Mike McCalister (Ret.) stops by to talk about his run for the U.S. Senate in Florida.

Plus, Governor Palin weighs in on Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Also, Bristol Palin features Kevin Scholla’s SarahNET Radio interview with Todd Palin on her blog site. Tune in anytime ON DEMAND only on SarahNET Radio!


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Exclusive Interview: Florida’s Karen Harrington

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s advocating for the boycott of Chick-Fil-A, puts American jobs at risk in a shameless attempt to score political points.

The Congresswoman is trying to deflect attention away from her support of President Obama’s failed economic policy, and the lack of job creation, by using a First Amendment issue to do so.

~ Karen Harrington The Shark Tank August 1, 2012

Contributor Isabel Matos, who created the GOP Are You Listening Facebook site, and authors The Follow-up recently spoke with congressional candidate Karen Harrington, the Conservative favorite to win the Republican nomination in this month’s Florida primary.

Isabel put together an online forum for her group, which allowed some members to ask Karen some questions as well. Interesting format. Something all candidates should consider.

Isabel is a supporter of Karen’s, as are we. The primary is August 14, and we all want to see Karen, the Conservative in the race, prevail.

~ Gary P Jackson

By Isabel Matos

I love to try new things, and this was no exception. It was a big deal, too. Just to give a little background, this event was originally scheduled for July 14th.

Since this IS “The Follow-up“, I have to let you know what happened.

As you may know, I created the Facebook group GOPAYL, acronym for GOP Are You Listening. For several months I had been toying with the idea of having grassroots meet GOP. Why not?! Well, Team Harrington is wonderful! They happen to do Facebook outreach and accepted my invitation do an on-line interview with Karen Harrington. She is challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress Florida District 23.

We met as planned on July 14th, but because of a scheduling conflict, the interview had to be canceled. I didn’t think it would be rescheduled as promised; after all we are a small event compared to other field events. I was disappointed, but Karen had been so gracious to accept the invitation in the first place that I thought, why should I expect more?

But Karen did keep her promise and everything her team had said about the schedule snag was true. without giving too much away, it turns out that four members of the campaign must coordinate events in such a a way that if even one is not on the same page as the rest, snags can develop.

The event started promptly at eight. There were 25 people in attendance. We had one hour to get all our questions in so you will note some questions were left unanswered. Topics covered were Karen’s background, her position on taxes, ObamaCare and Israel:

ISABEL MATOS: Welcome Karen Harrington. It is so awesome to see you here. I will start as soon as you are ready.


~ We began with an opening prayer as we always do. ~


This event tonight is part of an on-going series called ‘The Power of One Voice‘ presented by GOPAYL.

We highlight writers, bloggers, journalists or personalities in the Conservative Movement who are making a difference. Tonight’s featured guest is Karen Harrington, Conservative Republican. She is running for Congress to unseat Democrat Congresswoman and DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in Florida District 23.

Karen Harrington is already making a difference. She is one voice, one person, with one message: F.I.R.E. Debbie.

I met Karen for the first time at the opening of her new campaign office in Davie Florida on June 26th 2012. During her presentation that morning I learned she, a virtual unknown, had lost to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, by only 20 percentage points (60-40) in 2010. She expressed much optimism and confidence for 2012. Why? Because, Karen explained, people are fed up with Obama and are not willing to give the party a second chance.

Karen has lived in Florida for almost 45 years and owns three sports-bar cafes called “Ricky’s Restaurants” with her family. She has helped run them for thirty years. Now she is running a very successful campaign full-time.

Although she enjoys the support of her husband, two sons and a fourteen-year-old daughter, this is a sacrifice for the entire family and they are just as dedicated as she is. Karen is approachable and pleasant to chat with, but make no mistake, she is a savvy business person and takes her job seriously. She’s got Debbie scrambling and shaking in her boots already. Debbie will soon have nowhere to run!

Welcome, Karen. Did I miss anything?

KAREN HARRINGTON: Lol no I think you got it all. Thanks for having me on tonight.

MATOS: To start, could you please tell us what we need to know in just a few words. What is your message? How do YOU plan to do to bring reform both locally in South Florida and to DC?

KAREN HARRINGTON: As a small business owner I understand the impact government regulations and economic uncertainty cause job creators. What we need in D.C. are representatives who will speak their mind and be courageous enough to tackle the difficult issues.

MATOS: We can begin then with our first topic …. taxes.

Being the owner of three restaurants, please share briefly with us your unique view on how regulations under President Obama have affected small business.

KAREN HARRINGTON: Obamacare is a great example of how government can be a burden on small business. Insurance premiums have almost doubled and although I pay half of the premium many of my employees have decided to go without insurance rather than pay the increase. It is not fair to my employees or any employees to have to give up their insurance because of government.

MATOS: I heard you had to implement some software programs for your business that were costly and unneeded, like so many regulations are under President Obama.

Yes, because of the Dodd-Frank bill I had extra expenses to my business to deal with a problem that I have never had.

GUEST 1: One of the first things that must be repealed…Frank/Dodd. What are some of the ramifications of delaying the regulations as a small business owner…do you go charged fees and such for not enacting Obamacare?

KAREN HARRINGTON: If I do not comply with Dodd-Frank I get heavy fines imposed on my business.

MATOS: Our second question under TAXES:

This should be a media headline:

Karen Harrington Calls On Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz to Release Her Tax Returns“. But it’s not.

What is the deal with Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her tax returns?? Has she disclosed them yet,?

KAREN HARRINGTON: She has still not disclosed them. Although she continues to ask Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns. It is liberal hypocrisy at its finest. A lot of conservative media has picked up on our call for Debbie to release her taxes but the liberal media has completely run cover for her.

GUEST 1: Karen, are you willing to release and/or have you already?

MATOS: Our third question under Taxes: Debbie’s interpretation of the individual mandate: “it’s not a tax but a penalty.”

Laughable, but that is what you have to deal with. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: ‘It’s Not A Tax.’ Blitzer discusses with DWS the implications of the IRS, an organization who’s existence is rooted in the collection of taxes, and collecting tax from the individual mandate along with other taxes. He asked, ‘The individual mandate tax is, in fact a tax. It is administered by the IRS. It will be collected on April 15th.Why can’t you acknowledge that it is, in fact, a tax?

Debbie’s was: ‘Because it’s a penalty, it’s not a tax. It is a penalty that if you decide to be irresponsible and continue to refuse to carry health insurance then you can do that.

We’re not going to actually require that you have health insurance. What we’re saying is that if you choose not to carry health insurance, than you will be assessed a penalty that will be assessed on your tax return, and that affects about 1% of Americans who choose to do that.

Like I said, ha!!, but this is what you have to deal with. Karen, Where do YOU stand on this issue (the individual mandate)? Is it a Tax or a ‘Penalty‘?”

KAREN HARRINGTON: It is a tax and it is unconstitutional. I never thought I would see a day in America where the government would demand that you buy a product or else be penalized. Debbie’s response is typical Washington speak, remember what the definition of ‘is‘ is. It is a blatant insult to the American people to try to spin it after they argued before the court that it is a tax.


You have been quoted saying this about Just Roberts’ ruling on OBAMACARE:

The U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on ObamaCare is nothing more than an outrageous misstep by the court that ignores the constitutional parameters that were initially put in place to keep the federal government in check.

As Americans we must help elect conservative minded individuals to the U.S. Congress this fall, that will help in the future effort of defunding and repealing this unconstitutional healthcare law that will further damage our ailing economy

On July 15th, a bipartisan majority in the House voted to repeal ObamaCare – a law that is driving up health care costs and hurting job growth.

There is genuine angst and anger about the ruling last month but things pass and people forget. Politicians don’t forget that we forget and before you know it, we have new regulations. We need to follow up on our public servants holding office That is what GOPayl will hopefully do for many years to come. Are they posturing? We DON’T trust anyone!

RNC Chair Priebus has never planned on just repealing it, even though they say full repeal to raise funds and Rubio is already talking about replacing it. It’s a big mess!

Mark Levin had said it could be attached to a reconciliation bill which would require ONLY 51 senators and not 60, and so we need to win back the Senate. Where do you stand on this?

KAREN HARRINGTON: I believe in repealing but I also want to replace. We ended up at this point because we failed to deal with these issues.

We need to create pools for those, like myself, with pre existing conditions. We need to allow portability of policies from state to state or from job to job. We also need to permit health insurance companies to sell across state lines to allow the free market to help us solve the issue of cost.

MATOS: Does anyone has any questions?

GUEST 2: Karen Harrington, Many republican candidates that were elected to congress in 2010, have their seats thanks to the Tea Party, but now they’ve forgotten who brought them to the dance. What are your thoughts on why this happened?

“There is something in the water in D.C. lol

: Yes, it is time to “drain the jacuzzi!

GUEST 2: Well, maybe you should bring your own water. LOL


Saturday was the start of the Olympic Games.. There was no moment of silence for the victims. What are your thoughts on that? We have a link here showing the Palestinians were thankful this happened.

It is blatant liberal political correctness. I cant a imagine a reason not to have a moment of silence. Once again the world turns its back on our great ally Israel.

GUEST 3: I am in Arizona and I am just curious where you stand on illegal immigration, WE sometimes wonder here in Arizona if anyone hears our pleas to close the borders.

I don’t sleep well and cannot wait till the borders are sealed. The drain on the economy nationwide for medical and entitlements is staggering.

KAREN HARRINGTON: I am opposed to any form of amnesty. We need to get our borders under control, implement an e-verify system and start a temporary worker program that they can apply for in their home countries.

MATOS: That seems to be the popular thing these days to pander to Hispanics. It is a security issue though.

GUEST 3: How long has this debate been going on for? when is someone going to stop this invasion? Even Mexico’s southern border is better than ours?

WE couldn’t do what Mexico is doing to OUR country in Reverse with out getting imprisoned or shot.

MATOS: Second question on ISRAEL.. DEBBIE is a DRAMA queen – and a dumb one at that. She is nothing but a HYPOCRITE! It seems she begged Obama to be DNC Chair apparently promising Jewish support in return but has been nothing but a headache to the Jewish community.

She recently got dis-invited from an appearance at a North Miami Beach Synagogue because she didn’t want anyone challenging her comments. (She just can’t stay out of trouble.) Can you give us any details we may not know about or anything else you may want to share .. Mr. Tate who happens to be a supporter of yours was at the center of the protest. He left the Temple causing the synagogue to cancel her speech last month.

Well, I know exactly what you know. The synagogue was going to allow Debbie speak on the U.S.-Israeli relationship but we all know this would have turned into a pep rally for Obama. Mr. Tate wanted an opportunity to present his views after Debbie spoke but was denied. Well we all know what happened after that.

MATOS: This is my last comment. This is a wonderful presentation and one more example why your kind of leadership is needed!

Karen Harrington on Israel’s Right to Exist

Karen, you have the primary coming up August 14th. GOOD LUCK!! A lot of people wish you well. You are a stand-up person and a wonderful example for others to follow.

KAREN HARRINGTON: Thank you all very much for your time, your questions and your support. Please help spread the word about our campaign.

GUEST 1: Thank you for your time and effort.

GUEST 2: God bless Karen Harrington, and help her beat the socks off DWS!

GUEST 3: Good luck. I will pray for you! Be STRONG! Truth Prevails!

Thank you Karen. Good luck and God Bless.

MATOS: That concludes this meeting. Good night everyone!


As you can see, Karen Harrington is a class act and the real deal. Not only that, she is clearly a great business person: we finished on time! 🙂 Can you imagine if things were done this way in Washington? If she continues doing what she is doing, she will defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz hands down and by a huge margin! There is no comparison, but she still needs support in every way as the left has a way of targeting individuals such as herself. We wish her much luck!

Finally, I have to say I am glad I am actively involved in my local politics. I know I will help Karen out any way I can because I feel she deserves to win! It is my wish that this will inspire one of you to do what you can for a candidate you feel deserves your support. It may not be glamorous or convenient, but we have a country to save and you never know who might endorse your choice!

Thank you for reading. And thanks to all who participated. Posting will continue until August 14th and hopefully beyond that date. For more information, or to visit the event directly, just click on this link.

And to show your support, go to Karen’s website, “like” her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.


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FIRE Debbie Wasserman-Schultz HIRE Karen Harrington

By Thomas S Schmitz

Recently in a television interview Sarah Palin pointed out the obvious: “Nancy Pelosi is a Ding Bat, and she is the perfect spokesperson for this whole agenda of the far left running the democrat party…

American Grizzlies United wholeheartedly agrees. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi is not the only #DingBat in the United States House of Representatives. Fortunately, there is an alternative to Nancy Pelosi’s mini-me (and fellow #DingBat) Debbie Wasserman Schultz: VOTE Karen Harrington for FL-23.

Shortly after Sarah Palin’s straightforward and honest statement, AGU-CA’s volunteers and friends at essexandorange1773 introduced the above #DingBat image: In honor of Nancy’s dimwittedness:

…we will be posting her most recent idiotic statements on our website. When you see the ‘dingbat’ graphic on a post, click on it for a good laugh“. (essexandorange1773)

Nancy Pelosi aside, Floridians must deal with the other #DingBat in the House: Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Debbie is the Democrat House Rep for FL-23 and Chairwoman of the DNC.

You can turn on your television practically everyday and hear #DingBat Debbie’s latest lie. All the way from the imaginary resurrection of Jim Crow Laws to her repeated lies about the imaginary GOP plan to gut Medicare, #DingBat Debbie never fails to deliver on her shared dimwittedness with Nancy Pelosi.

(Oh, and we can’t forget #DingBat Debbie’s lies about her imaginary War against Women…)

In this election cycle American Grizzlies United is focused on down ticket candidates who will stop the Obama agenda, bring sudden and relentless reform, and restore American greatness.

In order to restore America we need to repeal and replace dishonest people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Karen Harrington is on the AGU: 2012 Primary Candidates List.

From Karen’s Website:

In the 2010 General election, and with only a few months of campaigning, Karen pulled in nearly 40% of the vote against Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. After such a strong showing in her first attempt at seeking public office, and an outcry of support from her family and supporters, Karen decided to make another run for Congress. She is running for public office to bring common sense back to Washington D.C., work on behalf of small business, tackle the crippling debt and ensure that Social Security and Medicare reforms become part of the political discourse in Washington,D.C.

To learn more about Karen check out her website:


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Primary Date: August 14, 2012

(NOTE: To help Karen you can also email our AGU-FL State Coordinator Amy: florida@organize4palin.com)

We all have constructive roles to play in the restoration of America. Perhaps you have a special skill you would like to donate? Just let us know and we’ll help you put that special skill to work and help get America back on track.

Our work continues…

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Karen Harrington to Address Redstate Gathering, Smart Girl Politics Action Event, and Announces Upcoming Debate

By Gary P Jackson

Karen Harrington, who is running to take down DNC Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wassermann-Schultz, has announced some upcoming events:

The who’s who of the Conservative universe converge on the Redstate’s ‘Gathering‘ every year, and we are pleased to announce that Karen Harrington has been asked to be a featured speaker at this year’s event on August 2-5, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Redstate Editor, Erick Erickson has personally asked Karen Harrington to be a part of this year’s event, joining Florida Governor Rick Scott, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day, and many other like-minded conservatives

In addition, Karen Harrington has also been asked to be a featured speaker at the annual Smart Girl Politics summit in Washington, D.C., on July 21st.

Karen Harrington would also like to extend an invitation to attend an upcoming debate on Wednesday July 18th, between her and her Republican primary opponents. The event is sponsored by South Florida Conservative, and moderated by Marcos Sendon.

When: Wednesday, July 18 @7pm
Where: David’s Cafe II
1654 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, Florida

Karen Harrington for Congress

To learn more about Karen, please visit www.karenforcongress.com

In addition, you can visit www.firedebbie.com Help me fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

Please donate $5,$10,$20, $50, or any amount you can

Florida has yet to hold it’s primaries, and Karen has a couple of challengers. She is a small business owner and a Conservative who is by far the best person for the job. Please support her efforts to become the Republican candidate to fire Debbie.

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Karen Harrington, Allen West, Marco Rubio on SCOTUS Ruling

By Gary P Jackson

The Shark Tank has reactions to the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling today from Karen Harrington, Allen West, Marco Rubio, and other prominent Florida Republicans:

As expected, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare, has outraged millions of Americans, as well as some prominent Republican legislators and politicos. As you can imagine, every Republican politico is chiming in on the SCOTUS decision.

The U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on Obamacare is nothing more than an outrageous misstep by the court that ignores the constitutional parameters that were initially put in place to keep the federal government in check.

As Americans we must help elect conservative minded individuals to the U.S. Congress this fall, that will help in the future effort of defunding and repealing this unconstitutional healthcare law that will further damage our ailing economy

~ Congressional Candidate Karen Harrington

The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans’ behavior. This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal government can tax its citizens to do.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance.

Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated.

~ Congressman Allen West

What’s important to remember is that what the Court rules on is whether something is constitutional or not, not whether it’s a good idea. And while the Court has said that the law is constitutional, it remains a bad idea for our economy, and I hope that in the fall we will have a majority here that will not just repeal this law, but replace it with real solutions that will insure more people and cost a lot less money.

~ U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Rather weak tea from Rubio, compared to the others, wouldn’t you say? For all of the reactions, click here.


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DNC Fires Debbie Wasserman-Schultz You Can Help Florida Do The Same

By Gary P Jackson

The democrat party chose Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as it’s chairman, and it’s been a circus ever since. DWS is one of the most hateful partisan hacks in politics today. She has done more to raise money for Republicans than she has democrats. Now it looks like the DNC is cutting her loose.

From Erika Johnsen at Hot Air:

When it comes to facepalm-worthy political gaffes, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has given Vice President Biden a run for his money. While nobody could doubt her fierce loyalty to President Obama, the execution of her vociferous defense is often somewhat… wanting.

From insisting that Republicans hope to “literally” drag the nation back to the era of Jim Crow laws (and then trying to deny she had said any such thing, after she had said it on camera), to calling Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal a “tornado through nursing homes,” her tenure has been fraught with hostile and outrageous comments that provide Republicans with continued gifts of political fodder.

From the Shark Tank, it looks like Democrats are just about ready to call it quits with Debbie’s leadership, and are giving her a gentle shove out the door after November’s elections regardless of the results.

Read more here.

A little something from American Crossroads about Debbie Downer:

DWS is just as pathetic as a member of Congress, and Florida deserves much better.

We support business owner Karen Harrington as just the person to send Debbie packing. Karen is a Common Sense Conservative. And she has the backing of some of the nation’s leading Conservatives.

Florida, and America, deserves better than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. We deserves someone who understands how business works. Someone who understands what America is all about.

Florida has yet to have it’s primary, and Karen Harrington does have a few challengers. It’s not too late though, you can still help her with your support. Check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t let this opportunity to send a principled Conservative to Congress pass you by.


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