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Will You Choose Liberty or Government Revenue?

Will You Choose Liberty or Government Revenue?

On November 4th, St Charles County residents will get to express their support for liberty by voting YES on Proposition Red Light Camera. The measure is simple and direct. The citizens of the County which includes every resident of every city will decide whether the use of automated traffic enforcement devices like red light cameras, speed cameras, etc. will be allowed anywhere St Charles...

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St Peters Officially Misleads Residents

St Peters Officially Misleads Residents

I recently was provided a link to a write-up that St Peters has regarding Proposition Red Light Camera that will appear on the November 4th ballot in St Charles County. The information is riddled with conjecture if not outright inaccuracies about what could happen if the VOTERS of St Charles County ban red lights countywide. The article is full of political hyperbole, suppositions, worse case...

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United for Missouri Recommends: November Ballot Issue Edition

United for Missouri Recommends: November Ballot Issue Edition

The August primary ballot was loaded with ballot issues and the November 4th ballot will be also.  United for Missouri does not endorse or oppose candidates for office but we do offer our recommendations on ballot issues. The November 4th ballot will contain four (4) proposed amendments to our state Constitution. We the People reserved the right to change our Constitution ourselves which means...

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We Will Never Forget!

We Will Never Forget!

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Veto Session

Veto Session

Today the General Assembly meets in the Constitutionally mandated veto session. Every bill and budget line item veto will be subject to override. The Governor has spent a lot of time going around the state seeking support for what he calls #FridayFavors. His contention is that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts were given to businesses at the expense of education (his favorite whipping...

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United for Missouri Recommends

United for Missouri Recommends

Tomorrow when we go to the polls we will be asked to vote on state and local candidates for office. United for Missouri does not endorse or oppose candidates for office. However, we will also be voting on five (5) proposed amendments to our state Constitution. We the People reserved the right to change our Constitution to ourselves which means the Governor nor the General Assembly may do so on...

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Today we celebrate our independence. Today, let’s commit to keeping it!  

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ATTENTION: Public Hearings on Noranda versus Ameren

ATTENTION: Public Hearings on Noranda versus Ameren

GET ENGAGED IN OUR ENERGY POLICY INITIATIVE PUBLIC HEARING OPPORTUNITIES June 9 at 6:00 p.m. Caruthersville Armory 801 West 3rd Street Caruthersville, MO June 10 at 6:00 p.m. Harris Stowe State University Givens Administration Building Main Auditorium, #112, 3026 Laclede St. Louis, MO June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Governor Office Building 200 Madison Street Room #450 Jefferson City, MO The PSC...

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70th Anniversary of D-Day

70th Anniversary of D-Day

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For Those Who Gave Their All for Us

For Those Who Gave Their All for Us

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Historic Tax Cut Now Law!

Historic Tax Cut Now Law!

Yesterday, the Missouri House joined with the Missouri Senate in an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 509. SB509 is the first broad-based tax cut for working Missourians in 93 years. It’s a very modest tax cut that will give every working Missourian a tax cut when it begins to phase-in in 2017. Here are the basic elements of SB509: The top income tax rate of 6% will...

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Statement on Nixa R-II Bond Issue

Statement on Nixa R-II Bond Issue

(Springfield, MO) – United for Missouri has over 76,000 grassroots members statewide. Many of our members are in Southwest Missouri and a large number in the Springfield/Nixa area. We were contacted by a member who expressed concern about the bond issue. We had recently reviewed the Auditor’s report on bonding. Nixa had participated in 3 no-bid bond issuances according to the Auditor’s...

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The Use of False Narratives to Defend Obamacaid

The Use of False Narratives to Defend Obamacaid

Occasionally my name will come up on the floor of the House or Senate. Most of the time, it’s a kind reference. Other times, it’s not so kind and without exception, demonstrably untrue. Such was the case last week. During debate on Senator Gary Romine’s Medicaid reform bill, Senator John Lamping and four other senators made it clear they would not let the bill pass as a vehicle...

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Healthcare Law a Moral Failure – Guest Oped: Phil Kerpen

Healthcare Law a Moral Failure – Guest Oped: Phil Kerpen

http://www.americancommitment.org/content/health-care-law-moral-failure Health care law is a moral failure By Phil Kerpen The United States federal government is now mandating, under penalty of law, that millions of Americans purchase a product through a broken website. Is that fair? Is it moral? An estimated 16 million people recently received letters indicating that their health plans are no...

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Too Much to Ask for: A Pres. that Knows About Taxes and Why His Plan Won’t Work!

Too Much to Ask for: A Pres. that Knows About Taxes and Why His Plan Won’t Work!

The President misleads on almost everything. Tonight’s State of the Union address was an example of deception and even outright fabrication. He and his cronies have changed the rules to make it look like the rich are getting richer. They have changed how income is reported or counted making it look much worse than it really is simple by changing how it is reported. It is important you...

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Ideas in Action

Ideas in Action

National attention on tax reform efforts across the country. Missouri is featured in this episode of Ideas in Action.

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Debt Limit Increase – Really????

Debt Limit Increase – Really????

This video captures it pretty well: (H/T Jay Harris)  

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Capitol Tax Day Rally Video: Herman Cain

Capitol Tax Day Rally Video: Herman Cain

So many people had and have expressed regret that they could not attend along with hundreds of their fellow patriots Tuesday’s Capitol Tax Day Rally featuring Herman Cain.  The good news is – you may not have been able to attend but you do not have to miss out on the excellent speech given by Mr. Cain!  Enjoy. Here is an updated listing of TEA Party events that we have been made...

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The 96th General Assembly Convenes – And We are Watching!

The 96th General Assembly Convenes – And We are Watching!

The first day of the 96th General Assembly began at high noon yesterday.  Historical Republican majorities took the oath of office in both the House and Senate.  The first day of a new General Assembly is generally a lot of pomp and circumstance.  Newly elected leaders give speeches outlining their priorities and hopes for the upcoming session. And for at least one day, there is peace and...

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“There You Go Again…” Left Never Changes Anything Except Disguise

“There You Go Again…” Left Never Changes Anything Except Disguise

Oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth this weekend.  Oh the mass hysteria from the left about Americans gathering on the Anniversary of MLK’s “I had a dream” speech.  The left, for all their talk about “tolerance” sure doesn’t know how to be tolerant, unless you agree them of course! In case you haven’t heard, hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered...

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From bloggers to bagels, cities and states up the ante on bizarre taxes

From bloggers to bagels, cities and states up the ante on bizarre taxes

By Emily Iles Should sliced bagels be taxed at a higher rate than their unscathed counterparts?  New York says yes, and they’re cracking down on bagel-cleaving scofflaws. In New York state, whole bagels which are then carried out of a shop intact are not subject to sales tax.  But slice it, dice it, schmear it, make a sandwich out of it, or eat it in the store, and poof!  It magically...

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Stimulus Bill What is it Good for? Record Debt, Bigger Government, No Recovery!

Stimulus Bill What is it Good for? Record Debt, Bigger Government, No Recovery!

I don’t know if you are as shocked as I am (I would insert a tongue-in-cheek picture here if I had one) at reading reports from several media outlets on the latest findings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  CBO, gasp, reports that the Stimulus bill is going to, hold on for the shocker, cost more than originally projected! From the Christian Science Monitor blog we read: Last week...

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Guest Columnist: Basic Economic Reality 101

Guest Columnist: Basic Economic Reality 101

From time to time, we will feature either original blog postings from Guest Bloggers or works that may have appeared elsewhere but are in line with what United for Missouri is working to achieve with our grassroots members in the state. The following economic primer first appeared in the Leaning to Starboard blog.  It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Enjoy! Basic Economic...

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AG Koster’s Second Strike Turns Out to be Foul Tip!

AG Koster’s Second Strike Turns Out to be Foul Tip!

We reported in our blog posting, Missourians Should Remind Attorney General Koster: “You Work for Us!”, that we should be concerned about whether or not Attorney General Chris Koster could be counted on to defend the 71% vote on Proposition C.  His record in defending our state sovereignty and our individual Constitutional protections has been dismal. We pointed out that Attorney...

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So, the Missouri Hospital Association and Member Hospitals Support Shoplifter Insurance Mandate?

So, the Missouri Hospital Association and Member Hospitals Support Shoplifter Insurance Mandate?

Lots of interesting blog and e-mail traffic today with the MHA and their member hospitals launching their assault on Prop C.  The most disturbing fact is that they equate the cost of the uninsured and a federal government mandate to buy insurance as freedom.  They either unknowingly or purposely confuse freedom with liberty.  Only in a world where government is ruler does their assertions...

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Vote Yes on Proposition C

By Carl Bearden, for the Beacon    Posted 8:51 pm Sun., 07.25.10 By Carl BeardenOn Aug. 3, all eyes in the nation will turn toward Missouri, as voters in the Show-Me State become the first anywhere to cast a ballot concerning the federal health-care plan foisted upon them. A “yes” vote on Proposition C – the Health Care Freedom Act – will tell the nation that...

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Post-Dispatch Hypocrisy Displayed-Liberal Causes OK, Conservative Ones, Not So Much!

Post-Dispatch Hypocrisy Displayed-Liberal Causes OK, Conservative Ones, Not So Much!

The mainstream media readily bashed Andrew Breitbart for allegedly taking a video out of context yet consistently and unabashedly take things out of context when reporting conservative issues.  The examples of mainstream media hypocrisy are long. Here’s the latest contribution from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to that list. This past week, I sent to the Post-Dispatch, and other media in...

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Welcome to the UFM Blog

Welcome to the UFM Blog

Welcome to the United for Missouri (UFM) grassroots blog. United for Missouri is a grassroots non-profit organization that supports issues that are on the mind of the Missouri citizen. UFM supports state sovereignty, tax reform that stimulates the economy, fiscal responsibility, limited government, limited government spending, and government transparency at all levels. Now at launch, we are...

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