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Do rural citizens care?

June 3, 2013

As founder and CEO of the Mansfield Tea Party, I have become disappointed in those of us that live in the county. Why? Many do not attend their local town hall meeting....

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rmiller

Jun-04-13 9:57 PM

Spike,

Idea has commented.

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rmiller

Jun-04-13 9:56 PM

You know Hayes, it is getting old hearing your twists and spins and justifications of this administration's scandals. He is rolling the dice with our freedoms and many, including Democrats are weary of his gamble with our Constitution, which he is subject to. Some people, who heretofore have applauded his craftiness, are starting to recognize the chameleon he is.

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spike2

Jun-04-13 8:28 PM

Where is Ida? She should be commenting.

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SteelerFan

Jun-04-13 11:23 AM

'The party that's literally shattered the previous record on filibusters wants "debate" suddenly?'

The only time the Libs will debate is when they are in the minority.

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 11:07 AM

"At least her Tea Party organization survived IRS discrimination. Too many Tea Party groups were persecuted by them. I believe in free speech."

So if you don't have tax free status for your business or organization, you can't speak?

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 11:06 AM

"Yep, and tossing House-passed bills into the trash with no debate"

The party that's literally shattered the previous record on filibusters wants "debate" suddenly?

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Shulski

Jun-04-13 10:53 AM

At least her Tea Party organization survived IRS discrimination. Too many Tea Party groups were persecuted by them. I believe in free speech.

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Shulski

Jun-04-13 10:50 AM

Why is the title a CEO? Aren't CEOs for corporations? What's so wrong with being a "leader" or "president"? Tea Party politics turn people off because they're way too corporate friendly. By attacking politicians, and not the wealthy business interests that own them, the Tea Party misses out on why our political system is broken. I certainly admire their efforts though. Just see them as a bit misguided and too corporate friendly.

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SteelerFan

Jun-04-13 9:50 AM

'Yes! Just look at the record number of filibusters he's launched... oh, wait a minute. '

Yep, and tossing House-passed bills into the trash with no debate

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 9:43 AM

"I am assuming your CEO position is in this sector.Bobbie"

Boobie couldn't manage being the CEO of a lemonade stand. If he "produces" any products, it's on a flattop.

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spike2

Jun-04-13 8:32 AM

Parties (all) should provide funds to local groups to advance their cause. How many aggregate millions were spent in the last election? This should not be the work of non -profits. BTW,what private sector goods do you produce? I am assuming your CEO position is in this sector.Bobbie, you continue to assume anyone who disagrees with you is a leech, only employed by the government, etc.. This is the downfall. I can't speak for others who hold opinions that differ from yours but I recognize most people, no matter their personal politics, have worked and contributed in some way.As long as you refuse to see one redeemable quality in anyone who disagrees with you politically, your efforts will fail. This is not the fault of an ideology but the attitude of the messenger.

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spike2

Jun-04-13 8:25 AM

OK Bobbie. The Mansfield Tea Party is not a Non-Profit? You duck and dodge and provide a perfunctory answer describing your day job. I am going to ask others who post for an opinion. Many complain about those who receive government assistance and misuse the money. It is probable we will never end subsidies in total. Would you prefer their money is used for necessities such as shelter, utilities, clothing,bus passes, medical and pharmaceutical co-pays, food and the remainder as a a small weekly personal allowance or that the money is spent on alcohol, lottery tickets, and other vices while the actual necessities are neglected? We will never defund the mentally ill or others with an inability to handle this "free" money. On the other hand many say they want churches and charities to handle these issue. There is a reason for Non-Profits and we should return to that purpose.

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gavinf56

Jun-04-13 5:44 AM

"The Tea party has become irrelevant." - CMReeder

There must be some confusion with OWS.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-03-13 6:50 PM

@enigma Hey thanks man.

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Billtown101

Jun-03-13 4:19 PM

Mob; is an interesting term, Ida, howbeit accurate... "The Mansfield Tea Party will not be this type of a mob...!" What kind of mob do you hope it be? A bullying mob or a purely self-structured mob of fickle people in the street? Considering the evidence of the Tea Mobs popularity, I would suggest restructuring your efforts and returning to the grass roots of your 'Mob'; back to 18th century Britain and relabeling it the Mobile Party, which of course is its' origin.

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 3:20 PM

" The grid-lock is the result of Harry Reid and his democrat controlled senate."

Yes! Just look at the record number of filibusters he's launched... oh, wait a minute.

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 3:18 PM

" At least Ida is out there trying to make a difference."

Yeah and so are the Larouche people that set up shop in front of the Montoursville Post Office now and again.

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USABorn

Jun-03-13 3:16 PM

MrShaman Jun-03-13 6:10 AM Agree | Disagree

"If being "positive" and "believing" in our system of freedoms and the Constitution is how T-Baggers describe the (present) GRIDLOCK, in D.C., I'm fairly-certain "the children" already "get" that...when they have one of THEIR temper-tantrums."

The grid-lock is the result of Harry Reid and his democrat controlled senate. And Harry throws more temper-tantrums han anyone in D.C. (the District of Collusion).

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USABorn

Jun-03-13 3:11 PM

Well said Ida. And itss a shame people are like that.

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SteelerFan

Jun-03-13 3:08 PM

'The Tea party has become irrelevant.'

Another pertinant comment from irrelavent Chuck. At least Ida is out there trying to make a difference.

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spike2

Jun-03-13 3:07 PM

I would need to know more before I agree she is doing good work with political awareness. I'm not sure her persuasive techniques are the best.

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CHayes

Jun-03-13 2:30 PM

" Jerry and Francine are the only two posting here that appreciate what Ida is doing."

That's not true at all, but let's be honest about this. Ida doesn't really do her cause any favors by subimitting letters to the paper frequently trying to advance completely preposterous conspiracy theories. Getting involved is fantastic, but if you're going to het involved, you should try and be better informed than many of Ida's letters seem to Indicate she is.

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enigma

Jun-03-13 2:19 PM

Jerry and Francine are the only two posting here that appreciate what Ida is doing. You may not agree with her policy positions, but she is absolutely right to urge people to get involved in the system before the system eliminates that opportunity. The rest of you, on both sides are so busy being partisan hacks, that you can't even agree with the other side on something you believe in. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it is that the people must control the government and not the other way around. That can only happen if the people stay involved with eyes wide open, even to the bad behavior of "their side". Thank you Jerry and Francine for good comments on this letter.

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spike2

Jun-03-13 2:12 PM

Bobbie's choice. He/she asked. I answered.

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CMReeder

Jun-03-13 1:37 PM

What makes you think Bobbie is going to believe you?

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