The Libertarian Party extends a hearty congratulations to Gov. Rick Perry for his announced nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Energy.
“Gov. Perry has a rare opportunity to head one of the agencies he pledged to abolish,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party. “Even though most Republican politicians have proven incapable – or insincere – when it comes to abolishing anything in government, I’m confident he really means it this time.”
During Perry’s 2012 run for the Republican nomination for president, he pledged to abolish the Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Education.
“No doubt he will be at least as successful as President Ronald Reagan and his Department of Education appointee, Bill Bennett, who promised to abolish that agency in 1980,” said Sarwark.
The Department of Education grew under Bennett’s leadership and has continued to grow, both in authority and dollars spent, ever since.
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Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, June 29th at Diamond Jim’s Gas Grill (325 Meier Street, East Dundee 60118). Social hour begins at 7:00pm. Business meeting starts at 8:00pm.
East Dundee Village Trustee and FVLP member Allen Skillicorn will be explaining the intracacies involved with TIF districts. Elgin SWAN member and local community activist — and FVLP member — Andrew Cuming will be explaining how SSAs work. (TIF = Tax Increment Financing. SSA = Special Service Areas.) Both concepts devised by politicians are harmful to taxpayers, and can be to villages where they are passsed as well. Find out more at this informative meeting!
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/200308913697868/
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a former two-term (Republican) governor of New Mexico, appeared on Meet the Press this morning, talking with host Chuck Todd about what he called a “unique combination” of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal that he alone brings to Election 2016.