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With the deadline looming to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security without interruption, millions of American citizens are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of our nation. In the face of continuous terrorist threats, the prospect of the government department most directly tasked with preventing their execution being de-funded over a policy unrelated its central mission is unthinkable to the vast majority.
Aloha fellow Whigs and Veterans! I will be traveling this week to Lihue, Kauai, HI from February 12th to February 17th, 2015. Any veterans or party members in that area who wish to sit down and discuss issues/ideas please email me at veteransmodernwhig [dot] org and leave a good contact phone number. Between SCUBA diving and hiking around the rain forest, I'm sure I can find time for some face-to-face meetings in a setting where I don't need to wear my parka.
Note: After posting the above, I noticed that the email address did not come across as intended. The email address should be "veterans" followed by the "at" symbol "modernwhig" dot "org.
Modern Whig Party Deputy Director of Veterans and Active Duty Affairs Matthew Benedict shares his views on the effect of the Movie American Sniper and on pending legislation to support veterans. His post follows this introduction:
This is the time of year when many are making those New Year’s Resolutions for self-improvement, or to help others. Jason Decker, our NY State Vice Chair has made the commitment, as have I, to do volunteer service with our local branch of the Veterans Administration in order to give something back to those who have paid dearly for our freedoms. In the three plus years I have been doing volunteer service, I have found it to be interesting and rewarding, and always appreciated. Jason has gone the extra distance and made a short video explaining the process that he went through while starting his own volunteer service. You can view the video by following the link here:
The following information has been provided by Modern Whig Party Deputy Director of Veterans and Active Duty Affairs, Matthew Benedict. Matthew works for the Veterans Administration, specifically with the National Cemetery System. This information has been provided in order to assist family and friends when the inevitable happens. We hope it is of benefit.
Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans
Hello! Im Logan L. Linseisen, Former Tea Party Patriot now a fellow Whig member. Im 14 & from the Houston, Texas area. I'm part of a Youth in politics group and i'm somewhat skilled in politics. I joined the whigs because I no longer fit the Tea Party. I would be glad to answer any questions you have for me and maybe debate? Cheers!
Hi, I joined this group primarly to network. I have worked as a paralegal and have a good amount of legal exp. I am just posting here to tell everyone that I am tired of this poor economy. I wouldn't mind working on some small projects to help contribute to the social good of this country.
I am a former Navy Corpsman and retired San Diego Police Officer. One of my retired collegues sent this and asked that I forward it to anyone that needs it. Someone put a lot of work into this. If it helps one Vet, it was worth the effort.
Book Review – The Centrist Manifesto by Charles Wheelan, professor at Dartmouth College.
We are “paralyzed by plurality.” Prof Wheelan reinforces problem solving “101”, which is also included in our Whig Academy Leadership course.
Top down: 4 to 5 Senate seats to effectively ensure all legislation must meet “muster” of the 4 to 5 centrist votes. ( MWP has said 10 Senators is what we really need!)
His laundry list of ills are as follws:
1. Unsustainable trajectory of entitlement in maintain a proper safety net.
2. Inefficient delivery of health care
3. Crumbling infrastructure
4. Nothing to effect climate change ( he states climate debate is an example of a “faith-based” debate)
5. Stagnation of human capital ( !!!! the reviewers emphasis)
Currently the National Fuel tax is 18.4 cents on gasoline and 24.4 cents for diesel. This tax was last raised in 1993, when the taxes accounted for more then 25% of the cost of fuel (not including state taxes). It has never been raised since, nor is it indexed to inflation, which is why our infrastructure is falling apart. Since 1993 the states have had to raise their own fuel taxes and compete with each other just to keep the highway system operational, but the highway system is bankrupt which is why toll roads are increasing and roads are falling apart.
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