Taxpayers' Tea Party: How to Become Politically Active--and Why

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Are you sick of the nonsense in Washington? The morass of corruption and favoritism? The upside-down, inside-out economics that only make sense to someone who never had to balance a real budget? But what can one person do?

Sharon Cooper was a housewife in the early 1990s when "Hillary-care," the first attempt at stuffing a nationalized healthcare siphon into the pocket of the middle class, was attempted. Cooper decided enough was enough, got involved, and fought on the front ...

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Are you sick of the nonsense in Washington? The morass of corruption and favoritism? The upside-down, inside-out economics that only make sense to someone who never had to balance a real budget? But what can one person do?

Sharon Cooper was a housewife in the early 1990s when "Hillary-care," the first attempt at stuffing a nationalized healthcare siphon into the pocket of the middle class, was attempted. Cooper decided enough was enough, got involved, and fought on the front lines against the forces of economic idiocy. The lessons she learned in that contest led her to write Taxpayer's Tea Party: How to Become Politically Active-and Why.

This book is a gritty, glorious account of how to get things done in a representative republic. Did it work for Cooper? In the past decade-and-a-half, she's gone from politically-uninvolved housewife to six-term state legislator-and ignited a fire of rebellion under thousands of taxed-to-the-limit taxpayers that hasn't gone out yet.

Taxpayers' Tea Party is more than a manual for political revenge: it's a step-by-step guide in straight text and cartoon form to carry out our own American Revolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439133637
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 5.12 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Newt Gingrich 1

Introduction to the 1994 edition Rush Limbaugh 5

A Taxpayer's Revenge:

Cartoons Chuck Asay 9

Healthcare 28

Environment 39

Education 48

Guns 59

Media 64

Big Government 69

Defense 80

Finally 86

The Road to Rebellion

A Manual on How to Become Politically Active Sharon Cooper 91

The Road to Rebellion, 2009 93

The Road to Rebellion, 1994 97

Networking 103

Social Networking 106

Face to Face Meetings 109

How to Write Your Congressman 113

Sample Letter to a Congressman 119

Senator Nunn's Response 121

Contacting the President 122

Sample Letter to the President 125

Just the Fax 127

Sample Fax Senator J. Bennett Johnston 128

Senator Johnston Replies 129

Letters to the Editor 130

Sample Submitted Letter to the Editor 133

Same Sample as Published 134

Hold Your Very Own Taxpayer's Tea Party 135

Sample 60-Second Radio Ad 139

A Secret Weapon: Independent Expenditures 141

Vote-You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Congressman! 143

Information Shared is Information Multiplied 146

Cost of Government Day (COGD) 2009 147

A Pro Jobs, Pro Growth Plan for Health Reform 149

American Solutions for Winning the Future 153

Gangster Government 155

Vulnerable Democrats 161

National Tax Union Score Chart 162

Blue Dog Democrats 165

National Resources 168

House Members Contact Information 178

Senate Members Contact Information 200

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    citizens guide to making a difference

    "taxpayers teaparty" is a very inexpensive guide for the average voter who is frustrated and wants to make a difference with their elections and or local state or federal issues but really doesnt know what to do or were to turn this is a very handy guide and very easy to read and easy to understand. phone numbers and address`s are included as well as the best way to to write your loal officals as well as how to make the most of meeting with your elected officals and how to get groups started that can get the issues and candidates on the move that you want. great gift idea for a friend or family member .

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    A new version of a 1994 classic book by one of the originators of the tea party concept.

    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 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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