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Sharon Cooper is currently serving her sixth term as the State Representative for the 41st District of Georgia. In 2002, she was elected Caucus Chair by her Republican Colleagues, and in 2004, as the Majority Caucus Chairman, she became the highest ranking woman in the Georgia House.Currently Rep. Cooper chairs the Health and Human Services committee, one of the busiest committees the House. Rep. Cooper is also a member of Rules, Judiciary Non-Civil, and Higher Education committees. In 2007, in response to her ever increasing committee responsibilities she assumed the role of Caucus Chair Emeritus. Rep. Cooper holds several degrees, including a BS in Child Development; a MA in Education and MSN in Nursing. Sharon has written two textbooks on Psychiatric Nursing and in 1994 she authored the original edition of Taxpayers’ Tea Party—a how-to book that encouraged the average citizen to become politically active.
Chuck Asay has been a political cartoonist for over 30 years, drawing cartoons for The Taos News, The Colorado Springs Sun, and The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He is retired as a staff cartoonist but still cranks out four cartoons each week for Creators Syndicate. He won an award for the “Best of the West” cartoon in 1989, the R. C. Hollies Award in 2000 and is a two-time winner of the H. L. Mencken Award. His award-winning views appear in publications nation-wide and he gets lots of hate mail.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Taxpayers' Tea Party (2010) is the second edition of a handbook on becoming politically active. The original edition was published in 1994 with an introduction by Rush Limbaugh, but this version updates the information and adds another introduction by Newt Gingrich.
The objective of this handbook is to provide conservative voters with information necessary to influence government policy and to defeat politicians at the polls. The original edition was directed against the Clintons, with special emphasis on their healthcare proposals. This edition covers more areas, but pays special attention to Obamacare.
The first part of the book is a series of political cartoons directed against the liberal president and congress. They start with a taxpayer shouting at his TV in objection to the takeover of another private business. Then they cover everything from healthcare to joint action.
The second part presents a revised version of the original text. The author explains why she started working against Clinton's healthcare plan and the things she has learned. She has since become a state representative in the Georgia legislature.
The last part provides lists, tables and other data relevant to the 2010 election. It includes names, districts (if appropriate), states, direct phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses of every US Senator and Representative as of the date of publication. It also lists vulnerable Democrats and other helpful information.
This handbook tells you how to make your voice and vote count. Like Heinlein's Take Back Your Government, this handbook provides practical examples and methods for political activism.Read more ›
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The first edition of Taxpayers Tea Party came out in 1994. Sharon Cooper and Newt Gingrich actually came up with the Tea Party concept. On April 15, 1994 both Gingrich and Cooper went to Boston and had a reenactment of the original Boston tea party. This present 2010 edition gives a step by step method to help elect those with conservative ideals and to get rid of the tax and spend liberals who are bankrupting our economy and our country. Every congressman and senator is listed with full instructions on how to reach them by phone, letters and email. Cooper gives some valuable hints about writing letters and emails in an effective manner. She even gives the protocol for contacting the President, but she warns that he will usually ignore conservative-slanted communications. Her first book was a classic and this one outdoes the 1994 version. Chuck Asay, a political cartoonist also does an excellent job with his art work and the points he makes. This book is a keeper.
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This small book is divided into two primary sections. The first presents a series of political cartoons in various categories --- healthcare, environment, education, guns, etc.. All are quite good and make valid points. Some are truly outstanding (pgs. 13, 45, 52, 57, 58, 70, & 72). Two types of information are presented in the second section: 1) informative material (brief essays, advice on networking and contacting political representatives, sample letters and fax's, advice on starting a Tea Party, etc.); and 2) contact information (how to contact various media outlets, State Representatives, and United States Senators and Representatives).
I found this book to be quite interesting and informative, especially in today's political and economic environment. The book also reminded me of a number of things which I had forgotten. For example: that, thanks to Bill Clinton, Democrats now consider taxes to be "Contributions" and "Investments." (I beg to differ} I also appreciated the information on setting up a "Blog"; identifying ALL of one's representatives (congress.org); funding billboards and radio and television adds; maintaining "Independent Expenditures"; the $250 limit; and keeping it legal. And, I must say, the description of "Cost of Government Day" was surely thought provoking. In 2009, it fell on August 12th (pg. 147). One can only wonder when it now falls after two more years of Barack Obama's administration.
I must admit, however, that I was somewhat disappointed with the written material presented in section two. Although it remains relevant, virtually all of it is dated, much, if not most, pertaining specifically to Bill Clinton's administration (1992-2000).Read more ›
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