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Great opportunity

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Oregon has an opportunity to elect a great Governor
and to elect a Republican Senator!
We are offering a training to help YOU make a difference
in this historic election.

We have a Precinct Committee Person training on Friday,
September 26th    5:30pm to 8:30pm
1215 Washington St., La Grande
Pizza will be served!

Gladys Biglor from Dechutes Co. will do the training and
she is excellent!

All volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Even if  you are not a Precinct Committee Person,
this is a great time to see what you can do to help.
Please RSVP for the training to: 541 910-5247

Become an activist and make a difference in Union County
and in Oregon.

We need volunteers for our campaign office.
Just 2 hours would make a huge difference.
We would like to have the office open from 11:30am- 5:30pm M-F
but we need your help
Please consider donating a few hours of you time.
You can click on this link to sign up to work.

If you have any questions, please call:  Doug at 541-910-4352

 

November Mid-Term Election Update

Republicans must win the US Senate this year to protect our US Constitution: http://townhall.com/columnists/reincepriebus/2014/09/17/to-protect-the-constitution-we-must-win-the-senate-n1893102

 

Recent polls are not looking good for Democrats in the fast-approaching November election: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/17/a-bad-polling-day-for-democrats-n1893022

 

Campaign tip for Democrats this fall.  Quick…pretend to be a Republican: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/michaelschaus/2014/09/16/new-campaign-tactic-democrats-pretend-to-be-republicans-n1892281

 

Narcissist-in-Chief, Barack Obama, has failed miserably in establishing a coherent US foreign policy.  He has committed “diplomatic malpractice.”: http://townhall.com/columnists/monacharen/2014/09/16/prickly-narcissist-n1892170

 

Record low polling for Obama on foreign policy here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/13/record lows-obama-foreign-policy-feelingt-safe  And here: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/09/10/brutal-nbc-poll-n1889600

 

The Obama presidency has been shaped by untruths (lies), misinformation (lies), cover-ups (lies) and outright falsehoods (lies):

http://nypost.com/2014/09/13/how-falsehoods-and-fibs-have-shaped-the-obama-presidency/

 

The November elections are going to be “gloriously devastating” to the Democrats and the progressive agenda: http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2014/09/15/there-is-a-conservative-wave-coming-in-november-n1891014

 

Divider-in-Chief, Barack Obama, is seen as a failed president by 52% of voters: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/09/poll-majority-see-obama-as-divisive-failure

 

Presidential approval ratings are a significant factor in midterm elections: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/11/fox-news-poll-n1890374

 

Why Republicans should never play nice with Democrats: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/14/Why-Republicans-Should-Never-Play-Nice-with-Democrats

 

Third Time’s the Charm by Hugh Hewitt: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/mitt-romney-2016-110870.html

 

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Josephine County Oktoberfest

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Big Money, Big Power, Big Hypocrisy

Senator Dirty Harry (D-NV)

We owe Obama and Reid a debt of gratitude.  That’s right; we owe them thanks for making the political atmosphere so toxic for Democrats that they are going to lose control of the US Senate.  Obama can campaign up until the day of the election and give all of the flowery speeches he wants.  Harry Reid can stand on the floor of the senate and spin his lies.  The Democrats are wasting their money and wasting their breathe.  Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is  going to lose his gavel and become minority leader just like his dear friend Nancy Pelosi did.  The folks who gave us the unmitigated disaster that is Obama care are losing their political power, one by one, as it should be.

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is set to become the new majority leader in the US Senate.  His Democrat opponent is turning to far left Hollywood to fund her failing campaign: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/08/Democrat-Grimes-Raises-Money-in-Hollywood-to-Fund-Lagging-Kentucky-Senate-Campaign

Harry Reid is facing a demotion.  Republicans are poised to win enough seats in the US Senate to take control:   http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/08/polling-avalanche-gop-leads-in-eight-races-for-democrat-held-senate-seats/

Even liberals at CNN and The New York Times suggest that recent polls are looking “more grim” for the Democrats: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/08/NYTs-Jonathan-Martin-Polling-Looking-More-Grim-for-Democrats

With the president looking weaker and the news getting worse, Democrat candidates are running out of time: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/08/stu-rothenberg-substantial-gop-wave

Republicans are also expected to increase their majority in the US House of Representatives: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/10/house-republican-majority-2014/13585905/

The red state of Utah is set to elect the first ever Republican black woman to the US House of Representatives: http://love4utah.com/

Obama is set to become a truly lame-duck president.  Hopefully, with the Republicans in control of congress, we can begin to bring to a close what has to be the most bizarre period in American history; the rein of Obama.  It will take many years to reverse the massive damage this one man has done to America.  Let’s begin to fundamentally change America back to its previous glory.

JUST FOR FUN: http://townhall.com/video/newsbusted-34-percent-of-mexicans-want-to-move-to-us-the-rest-are-already-here-n1887857

 

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A Political Action Committee for Conservatives who uphold the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
1615 4th Street
La Grande OR  97850
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Meeting- Wednesday-September 10th

 

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Union County Republicans Monthly Meeting
Wednesday- September 10th
12pm
Flying J Restaurant

No host lunch availableLa Grande, OR 9850

Call the meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer
Treasurer ReportOld business:
Office update- 1215 Washington Avenue- La Grande
(across from PO)
State Central Committee Meeting overview
New Business:
Campaign tools
Ken Ivory Seminar- Saturday Sept 13th
PCP Training- Gladys Biglor- Sept 26th- at the new officeAdjournment

 

Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.

Islam 101 to President Obama

and here “Brother Rashid” speaks directly to Muslims

Once again Romney can say: “I told you so”

From the 2012 campaign:

Obama and the Democrats are still wrong!

RIGHT ON – Mitt Romney argues that we should strengthen our military; not defund it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romney-the-world-needs-a-mighty-us-military/2014/09/04/f5234064-342d-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html

By the way; Romney was dead on in his predictions of the possible rise of a radical Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq, and Russia becoming our number one geopolitical foe (Obama was dead wrong): http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/what-mitt-romney-got-right-about-the-world-108515.html

 

GOOD – Obama approval hits an all-time low just in time for the mid-term elections and Democrats are running for cover: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/04/gallup-38-percent-obama

 

FAIL – Rather than work to make sure our country is secure and prosperous, the Obama administration continues to campaign like he is running for re-election, blame others for his failures, cover up his nefarious activities and lie to our faces on a daily basis.  After six long years, that seem like a lifetime, our economy has not recovered.

 

BETRAYAL – I am so disappointed in the Chamber of Commerce.  Not only have they been pushing for amnesty for illegals;  now they are supporting Democrats in the mid-term election!  Consider withdrawing from the US Chamber of Crony-Capitalism: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/04/U-S-Chamber-of-Commerce-Endorses-Dems-in-Key-House-Races

 

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A Political Action Committee for Conservatives who uphold the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
1615 4th Street
La Grande OR  97850
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Fax (541) 963-7750
Email hilde@eoni.com

Illegal Immigration in Oregon

The Bulletin
Letter: State as well as federal policies fuel illegal immigration

By Richard LaMountain /
Published Aug 12, 2014 at 12:02 AM
The surge of tens of thousands of Central Americans to our southern border is the predictable and inevitable
consequence of government actions that encourage illegal immigration.

For that encouragement, President Barack Obama bears most of the blame. Culpable too, however, are
policies enacted by states — such as driving privileges for illegal immigrants, more on which is below.

But first things first. “In his time in office,” USA Today correspondent Alan Gomez wrote recently, Obama
“has stopped the worksite immigration raids … and created a program that has granted protected status to
more than 500,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.” That program, writes U.S.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., “declare(d) to the entire world that America will not enforce its immigration laws
against those who enter the country as minors.”

Of Obama’s “record” deportations? The Los Angeles Times’ Brian Bennett: “Deportations of people
apprehended in the interior of the U.S. … dropped from 237,941 in Obama’s first year to 133,551 in 2013.”
Of last year’s deportees from the interior, some 80 percent had serious criminal convictions.
But under Obama, “minor criminals, even chronic reoffenders, reckless or drunk drivers, those with families,
those rejected for green cards, anyone claiming to have been brought as a child, and relatives of veterans
are all considered off-limits for enforcement,” writes Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.
The result? “If you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally,” says John Sandweg, past acting director of
the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, “your odds of getting deported are close to zero.”
All this has been duly noted by Central Americans. Indeed, the El Paso Intelligence Center reported recently,
many of them arriving at the border have told U.S. Border Patrol agents their “primary reason for migrating to
the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting (them) free passes or permisos” — a
perception doubtless fed by Obama’s long history of immigration leniency.

As if that weren’t enough, many state governments have offered another layer of inducements to illegal
immigration. California, for instance, has restricted businesses’ ability to discipline or terminate employees
who worked for them using false Social Security numbers. Illinois has provided illegal immigrants substantial
health and child care benefits above and beyond federal emergency care mandates. A number of states,
including Oregon, offer illegal immigrants in-state college tuition; Texas qualifies them for college financial
aid.

But perhaps the state policy most beneficial to illegal immigrants — and the most powerful magnet drawing
them to the 11 states that offer it — is access to legal driving privileges. Case in point: Eddie de la Cruz of
Hermiston’s Hispanic Advisory Committee told the East Oregonian recently that many of Oregon’s illegal
immigrants have left for (in the newspaper’s words) “states where they are allowed to drive to work legally.”
In May 2013, Oregon’s Legislature passed and Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill enacting driver cards f or
illegal immigrants. But opponents forced a referendum onto this November’s ballot that will enable
Oregonians to approve or deny those cards.

If they vote “yes,” they will make Oregon what Obama and many states governments have made the nation
as a whole: a more attractive destination for illegal immigrants. If they vote “no,” they will demonstrate to the
nation that they will not add to the kinds of policies that caused, and perpetuate, the border surge.
Policymakers everywhere will be watching closely. With their vote, Oregonians should tell them: Stop
creating the incentives that attract illegal immigrants to our home.

— Richard LaMountain served as a chief petitioner of the referendum effort to repeal immigrant driver cards.
He lives in Portland.
http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/2305017-151/letter-state-as-well-as-federal-policies-fuel?entryType=0#

Gun Ownership Trends

Based on background checks performed.

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Democrats at War

Comical presentation of the truth.

Special Guest- Trevor Louden- Tuesday 8/26

 

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Special Guest Trevor Louden
Author of the Book: Enemies from WithinTuesday,  August 26, 2014
Flying J Restaurant
No host lunch available-  limited seating
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Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.

Injustice in New Jersey

Meeting- Wednesday- August 13th

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Union County Republicans Monthly Meeting
Wednesday- August 13th 12pm
Flying J Restaurant No host lunch available La Grande, OR 9850
Call the meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance Prayer
Treasurer Report
Old business:
  • Overview of the Union County Fair Drawing for the brick of 22 shells 
New Business:
  • Office space- would it be beneficial to have downtown office space
  • Would the UCRCC want to split costs?  Current space is no longer available
  • Cove Cherry Festival- Aug 16  Booth?  Parade? 
  • Voter Registration/Candidates Material
  • Celtic Festival- Aug 22-23 (Same weekend as State ORP Meeting) Same as above
  • Barreto campaign
  • Adjournment
  • Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.

ICYMI: Update from Rep. Greg Walden

 

Growing up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles, I learned the value of hard work and integrity.  I carried those lessons with me as my wife and I founded our small businesses in Oregon.  We worked long, hard hours and know what it takes to sign both sides of a paycheck.  And I bring those lessons with me as I work hard to serve Oregonians and solve problems in local communities.

 

But far too often it seems like parts of the federal government—from the IRS, to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, to the Veterans Administration—have forgotten these lessons. And there’s no better example of this than the worst fiscal failure in our state’s history: Cover Oregon.

 

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this broken website, and taxpayers have little to show for it. The leaders of this failed organization finally agreed to throw in the towel and scrap the whole thing, leaving taxpayers struck with the bill.

 

On top of that, the state continues to reward the people responsible for Cover Oregon’s failure by paying employees retention bonuses to stay on the exchange’s payroll.  And they’re spending $650,000 of your tax dollars to do it.  It’s time to stop this outrageous waste and get the truth!

 

That’s why I worked hard to seek and secure an independent investigation into the failure of Cover Oregon from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Taxpayers deserve answers, and those in charge of this expensive boondoggle need to be held accountable.

 

But the health care law is more than failed websites, continued confusion, and broken promises. It puts the federal government between you and your health care provider, further extending the government’s tentacles into the private lives of Oregonians.

 

And one way they are paying for this is raiding Medicare. There’s a provision tucked away in Obamacare that makes drastic cuts to home health providers—a total of 14 percent over the next three years. The board that sets Medicare rates predicts that the cuts will cause more than 40 percent of home health providers nationwide to operate in the red.  And that number jumps to 70 percent of home care providers in Oregon. According to the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, over 15,000 Oregonians already utilizing home health services will lose access to their providers and 3,000 home health care workers in Oregon will lose their jobs.

 

Taking away this important access to care eliminates patients’ ability to control their own health care decisions. Home care provides a sense of comfort, familiarity, and normalcy for the patient and their loved ones.  I know this first hand, because it’s a choice my parents made.  And it’s not just a win for the patient. Home-based care benefits Medicare as a whole.  Having people recover at home is less expensive than in a hospital or nursing home.

 

That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to stop these harsh cuts to home health care, the Securing Access via Excellence (SAVE) for Medicare Home Health Act of 2014.  Instead of these sweeping, across the board cuts, the SAVE Medicare Home Health Act puts in place smart reforms that reward home health agencies that provide high value care to their patients while cutting payments to agencies that don’t meet certain performance and quality standards.  Government intrusion shouldn’t cost Oregon seniors the care they rely on.

 

Meanwhile, Americans are correctly outraged by the scandal at the VA.  As a nation, we owe our veterans the best care possible.  From World War II to Korea, Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, they’ve all fought to defend our freedom, and we must ensure they receive the benefits and care they’ve earned.

 

That’s why the House has acted to clean up the mess at the VA. We’ve passed legislation to hold senior level managers at the agency accountable for the agency’s progress. And we unanimously approved emergency legislation that would allow veterans who have been waiting for an appointment more than 30 days the ability to get timely care outside the VA system. The Senate has passed similar legislation, and negotiators from both chambers recently completed hammering out a final version that is in the process of being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

Besides working to improve health care for Oregonians, I’m continuing efforts to create jobs and change federal policy to better manage public lands. Last September, the House passed our bipartisan legislation to fix broken federal forest policy to create jobs in the woods, improve forest health, and provide revenue for essential local services like schools and law enforcement. As we enter what could be a very bad fire season, this legislation is more important than ever. The Senate should take it up and pass it as soon as possible before Oregonians are choking on smoke once more this summer. We can continue to build healthy communities and create a strong future for many generations to come.

 

Finally, I’m working hard on legislation to promote public access to our public lands. Whether it’s camping and hunting or fishing and picking berries with the grandchildren, recreation is part of our culture and heritage in Oregon.  That’s why I’ve introduced the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act- to ensure that federal government can’t restrict forest access without input from local communities.

 

I’ll continue to work hard to grow our economy, reduce wasteful spending, and stop growing government intrusion in your lives. So if you or a loved one needs help with Social Security, Medicare, veteran’s benefits, or any other federal agency, please call my office toll free from the 541 area code at 800-533-3303.  I will do everything I can to get results for you. It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

 

Best regards,

 

Greg Walden

Member of Congress
P.S. To learn more about my work on behalf of Oregon, please feel free to visit my website at www.walden.house.gov. There you can sign up for my free e-newsletter to receive email updates with the latest news from Oregon and the nation’s capital.

 

Please feel free to sign up for my E-Newsletter, like me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter if you have not already done so.

Obama On the Constitution

The most hypocritical president EVER. He is so systematic with the hypocrisy and lies that it easily appears to be all intentional from the get-go. See IS BARACK OBAMA PLOTTING A COUP?

Top-Two Primary Executive Committee Statement

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Update from Rep. Greg Walden

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Growing up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles, I learned the value of hard work and integrity.  I carried those lessons with me as my wife and I founded our small businesses in Oregon.  We worked long, hard hours and know what it takes to sign both sides of a paycheck.  And I bring those lessons with me as I work hard to serve Oregonians and solve problems in local communities.

But far too often it seems like parts of the federal government—from the IRS, to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, to the Veterans Administration—have forgotten these lessons. And there’s no better example of this than the worst fiscal failure in our state’s history: Cover Oregon.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this broken website, and taxpayers have little to show for it. The leaders of this failed organization finally agreed to throw in the towel and scrap the whole thing, leaving taxpayers struck with the bill.

On top of that, the state continues to reward the people responsible for Cover Oregon’s failure by paying employees retention bonuses to stay on the exchange’s payroll.  And they’re spending $650,000 of your tax dollars to do it.  It’s time to stop this outrageous waste and get the truth!

That’s why I worked hard to seek and secure an independent investigation into the failure of Cover Oregon from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Taxpayers deserve answers, and those in charge of this expensive boondoggle need to be held accountable.

But the health care law is more than failed websites, continued confusion, and broken promises. It puts the federal government between you and your health care provider, further extending the government’s tentacles into the private lives of Oregonians.

And one way they are paying for this is raiding Medicare. There’s a provision tucked away in Obamacare that makes drastic cuts to home health providers—a total of 14 percent over the next three years. The board that sets Medicare rates predicts that the cuts will cause more than 40 percent of home health providers nationwide to operate in the red.  And that number jumps to 70 percent of home care providers in Oregon. According to the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, over 15,000 Oregonians already utilizing home health services will lose access to their providers and 3,000 home health care workers in Oregon will lose their jobs.

Taking away this important access to care eliminates patients’ ability to control their own health care decisions. Home care provides a sense of comfort, familiarity, and normalcy for the patient and their loved ones.  I know this first hand, because it’s a choice my parents made.  And it’s not just a win for the patient. Home-based care benefits Medicare as a whole.  Having people recover at home is less expensive than in a hospital or nursing home.

That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to stop these harsh cuts to home health care, the Securing Access via Excellence (SAVE) for Medicare Home Health Act of 2014.  Instead of these sweeping, across the board cuts, the SAVE Medicare Home Health Act puts in place smart reforms that reward home health agencies that provide high value care to their patients while cutting payments to agencies that don’t meet certain performance and quality standards.  Government intrusion shouldn’t cost Oregon seniors the care they rely on.

Meanwhile, Americans are correctly outraged by the scandal at the VA.  As a nation, we owe our veterans the best care possible.  From World War II to Korea, Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, they’ve all fought to defend our freedom, and we must ensure they receive the benefits and care they’ve earned.

That’s why the House has acted to clean up the mess at the VA. We’ve passed legislation to hold senior level managers at the agency accountable for the agency’s progress. And we unanimously approved emergency legislation that would allow veterans who have been waiting for an appointment more than 30 days the ability to get timely care outside the VA system. The Senate has passed similar legislation, and negotiators from both chambers recently completed hammering out a final version that is in the process of being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

Besides working to improve health care for Oregonians, I’m continuing efforts to create jobs and change federal policy to better manage public lands. Last September, the House passed our bipartisan legislation to fix broken federal forest policy to create jobs in the woods, improve forest health, and provide revenue for essential local services like schools and law enforcement. As we enter what could be a very bad fire season, this legislation is more important than ever. The Senate should take it up and pass it as soon as possible before Oregonians are choking on smoke once more this summer. We can continue to build healthy communities and create a strong future for many generations to come.

Finally, I’m working hard on legislation to promote public access to our public lands. Whether it’s camping and hunting or fishing and picking berries with the grandchildren, recreation is part of our culture and heritage in Oregon.  That’s why I’ve introduced the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act- to ensure that federal government can’t restrict forest access without input from local communities.

I’ll continue to work hard to grow our economy, reduce wasteful spending, and stop growing government intrusion in your lives. So if you or a loved one needs help with Social Security, Medicare, veteran’s benefits, or any other federal agency, please call my office toll free from the 541 area code at 800-533-3303.  I will do everything I can to get results for you. It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden

Member of Congress
P.S. To learn more about my work on behalf of Oregon, please feel free to visit my website at www.walden.house.gov. There you can sign up for my free e-newsletter to receive email updates with the latest news from Oregon and the nation’s capital.

Please feel free to sign up for my E-Newsletter, like me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter if you have not already done so.