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Social Security Trust Fund

I think there are some inaccurate statements made regarding the Social Security Trust Fund and how it is invested in not only this parties platform but generally in the public. 

It has to be invested and currently is invested in special issue bonds and shorter-term (less than a year) certificates.   https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/investheld.cgi

The aggregate interest rate is currently just above 3% annually.   While the…

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Added by Jon Winter on August 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Party Activity by State

What States is this party active in?   After running in a county election as a Democrat I've decided to look for a new party home.   I'd like to see a strong 3rd party in Wisconsin that I can truely support. 

I've read the platforms in Wisconsin for the following Parties,   Amercian First, Libertarian, Reform, Unity, Constitution, Natural Law, Republican, Democratic, Wisconsin Green, Progressive Dane, Socialist and Wisconsin Partiot.   Each fails on a major issue with me.  Progressive…

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Added by Jon Winter on August 19, 2016 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Should I run?

Hello,

I have been a political activist for over 6 years, since being laid off when my I.T. department was phased out at a major university in 2006 (I was the MIS). Before that and during I took 2 dozen economics courses, wrote over 200 articles, which led to my being the Economics Editor at opednews.com, a leading progressive news blog with 250k-800k unique visitors a month. I also blog for the Huffington Post, Global Economic Intersection and Daily Kos.

From April 2010 until…

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Added by Scott Baker on February 24, 2016 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Citizens Party Status Blog is now live!

Our new status blog is now live! This is the first of three new Citizens Party websites to be launched in 2015. The status blog is a basic blog (without the bells and whistles) designed to communicate any technical issues to our members. The status blog will be especially important as we transfer all data from this website (votecitizens.org) to a new website over the next three weeks. Transferring so much data (videos, pictures, member profiles, profile questions, forums, blogs, etc.) is no…

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Added by Citizens Party on August 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Legalize marijuana

Hi. I am in favor to legalizing and the growing, harvesting hemp in the United States.It can be very good for the United States. It can be used as medical marijuana which can help those that are in pain or terminal illness. Also, it can help the farmers that are about to lose their farms in the Midwest. They can switch their farms to hemp farms which will help them pay their bills and loans. Another…

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Added by Mark B Graham on February 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Is it Logical to Practice Capitalism without Environmental and Humanitarian Ethics and Morals?

Is Our Ocean sick? You Decide

The Gulf of Mexico has suffered because of greed and corruption. 

By Taylor Watts

My name is Taylor Watts, and I have a passion to help my planet heal. I want our government representatives to represent the people, not the wealthy corporations…

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Added by Taylor Watts on February 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

‘Let’s Talk about What We’re Actually Talking About’

Too bad Congress actually doing something is nearly as bad as Congress doing nothing. I’m referring to the ‘omnibill’, the poor excuse for a budget that was passed to stave off yet another government shutdown.  It’s not just the earmarks and other ‘pork’ that gets line-item added into such legislation, It’s the fact that seismic policy shifts that have no bearing on what is actually being passed are hidden into these massive funding bills. Two of the most blatant policy adjustments that have…

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Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

New Corporate Tax Policy Idea

One of corporate America's biggest gripes is the relatively high tax rates on business here in America (35%). Not that any company (or hardly any company) actually pays that amount what with all the assorted tax breaks, deductions, loopholes, etc. Just look at GE paying absolutely no taxes and in fact claiming a 3.2 Billion dollar tax benefit back in 2010, even though they earned over 5 Billion stateside and over 14 Billion worldwide. (NY Times) …

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Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

In Defense of the Progressive Tax

One of the primary arguments against a progressive tax is that of wealth-transfer and the elements of communism/socialism that it brings up.

I still think a progressive earnings tax is the way to go. Bear with me for a minute and envision capitalism as a high stakes poker tournament. In the beginning all the players have the same buy-in, but as the games progress on various tables, there are winners and losers. The winners move up to the next table and the losers are now spectators.…

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Added by Sensible Sailor on December 24, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Citizenship - A New Definition and Meaning Thereof.

“Another Look At “Citizenship” and Its Potentials”

Possible New Meanings and Attributes

First I will try do a little background work, for the concept of “American Citizenship”, trying to start from a sensible starting point: The “Origin” Of American Citizenship.

It seems that American Citizenship, as unique functional social doctrine, began with the “Revolution” against the Royal Crown and Empire of…

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Added by Scolos Narbarson on December 6, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments

Is it Time to Raise the Gasoline Tax?

We decided to repost this from our facebook page. Please share your thoughts.

Both parties continue to ignore our crumbling infrastructure. Our bridges, ports, railways, water & sewer systems, airports, etc. are falling apart. Infrastructure projects have traditionally been payed for from the gasoline tax. That fund is running out of money and the gasoline tax hasn't been raised in years.Gasoline prices have fallen considerably because of the fracking boom. 

Is it time to…

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Added by Citizens Party on November 30, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Citizens Party Logo and party symbol?

We need to design a party logo before we can completely finish our new websites. We have several talented individuals willing to work on a design after the party gives them more feedback. The logo will be on our new websites and all party materials. If you have suggestions, please post them in the comments below.  

We currently do not have a party symbol. The started the process in…

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Added by Citizens Party on November 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

Citizens Party Motto?

I'm really into the regalia thing and like a Good motto too.

Kevin P. Sims got me going on this subject, with his blog post about Citizens Party clothing (t-shirts). He even proposed a great design...a White Elk (or Stag) on a purple field...accompanied by the words "Citizens Party". Good work Kevin.

As I got to thinking about his…

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Added by Scolos Narbarson on November 3, 2014 at 6:29pm — 29 Comments

The Last Strong Democrats

Currently, the Republicans claim to be the party of border security, while the Democrats claim to be the party of higher wages and better living standards for most. Until relatively recently, within my lifetime, wings of the Democratic Party actually championed all four ideals. While a liberal immigration policy, one that encourage people to come here for opportunity, has always been encouraged by many, illegal entrance into the country has not. Border security was seen by the most liberal…

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Added by Keith Kevelson on August 20, 2013 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

WHAT THE HECK

What is the matter with everyone? Have you stopped giving a darn about America, Liberty, Rights?

When I joined I felt that I had finally found a party that actually reflected my opinions -

well, guess what..If you and the lazy party members only want to be weekend members then I guess I'll need to do everything by…

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Added by Jerry l. Gillespie on April 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

VoteCitizens.Org 2.0 **UPDATED**

VoteCitizens.Org 2.0…
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Added by Citizens Party on March 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

VoteCitizens Status Blog Coming in 2015

***UPDATED**

We will be launching a votecitizens status blog in 2015. The votecitizens status blog will be a separate blog on a separate platform such as wordpress or another stable platform. The purpose of the new status blog is to provide a place for members to view the current technical status of votecitizens.org. The new status blog will list any current errors, maintenance, updates, disruptive issues, etc. on votecitizens.org. We will post the rss feed of the new status blog…

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Added by Citizens Party on November 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Two New Spam Tools to Protect You

We are happy to report that votecitizens.org is using two new spam tools to help protect you and our website. We have added a number of anti-spam tools over the last year including new member sign-up quiz, captcha, email verification, membership moderation and other tools. Now we have added IP banning and email domain banning at sign-up. These new tools will allow us to stop repeat spammers before they complete the sign-up process. 

Added by Citizens Party on November 15, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Changes to District Groups due to Census Apportionment Results

On December 21, 2010 the United States Census Bureau released its official apportionment results for U.S. congressional representation. Those changes took effect for the 2012 U.S. general election last week. 

The Citizens Party has begun making changes to our district groups to reflect the reappointment changes. For example, Texas gained four congressional seats and thus the Citizens Party will create 4 new Texas district groups to reflect those changes. Ohio lost 2 congressional…

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Added by Citizens Party on November 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Making the Decision to Run for Public Office

The decision to run for public office should not be taken lightly. Below is a list of serious questions that all potential candidates (local, state or national level) should consider before making the commitment to run for office. The potential candidate should take the time to carefully consider each question and weigh the pros and cons of such an important decision. The potential candidate should also seek the opinion of their spouse and family and…

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Added by Citizens Party on November 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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