Monday, September 13, 2010

Empire State Libertarians Endorses Carl Paladino In New York State Republican Primary

Empire State Libertarians has endorsed Carl Paladino over Rick Lazio in the New York State Republican Gubernatorial Primary scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. This endorsement was made to provide guidance to libertarians in New York State who have not decided whether to vote for Paladino or Lazio in the primary.

If elected Governor of the State of New York, Carl Paladino has promised to:

1) CUT INCOME TAXES BY 10% BY JUNE 2011: New Yorkers are taxed way too much. Carl won't cap taxes, he'll cut taxes. Capping is gutless; cutting takes courage.

2) CUT THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT BY 20% BY DECEMBER 2011: New York State government is far too big and spends too much. He'll cut by eliminating entire agencies and departments and trimming unnecessary staff across the government.

3) CUT MEDICAID BY $20 BILLION IN HIS FIRST BUDGET: New York offers more gold-plated Medicaid optional benefits than any other state and this is killing our taxpayers. Carl will cut these optional benefits back to California levels - still the second most expensive Medicaid state in America - saving New Yorkers $10 Billion in taxes.

4) CUT BUSINESS TAXES TO ENCOURAGE JOB RETENTION AND GROWTH: Carl will give New York's existing manufacturers, farmers and other businesses a tax holiday if they reinvest this money to keep or create jobs.

Dr. Tom Stevens, Founder of Empire State Libertarians, said:

Carl Paladino was not given the opportunity to agree with our Candidate Endorsement Statement for 2010. However, after Warren Redlich, the New York State Libertarian Party's Gubernatorial Candidate, came out and endorsed Rick Lazio, I thought it important for Empire State Libertarians to weigh in with its own opinion as to who most represents libertarian political philosophy in that very important race. There is no doubt in my mind that Carl Paladino is that candidate. I encourage all registered Republicans to vote for him in the New York State Republican Gubernatorial Primary.

Dr. Tom Stevens serves as Political Director of the Libertarian Party of Queens County and is the Founder of Libertarian Patriots. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Empire State Libertarians Endorses Alex Powietrzynski For The New York State Assembly From The 28th A.D.

On August 31, 2010, the Governing Board of Empire State Libertarians endorsed Alex Powietrzynski, who is the Republican Party Nominee for New York State Assembly from the 28th A.D.

Alex Powietrzynski received the endorsement of Empire State Libertarians after indicating to the Governing Board his full agreement with the following Candidate Endorsement Statement for Election Year 2010:

If elected, I will take action to bring about smaller, more efficient, government as well as fewer and lower taxes. I intend to work to stimulate the economy and to create jobs by reducing corporate taxation and bureaucratic regulation. I do not believe it is the government's role to bring about social change. to redistribute wealth, or to pass laws criminalizing conduct that causes no direct harm to others. I will do what I can to bolster the value of our currency, to reduce the national debt, to better defend our borders, to keep our military strong, and to protect those individual rights guaranteed to all Americans in the United States Constitution.

Mr. Powietrzynski also agreed to place the fact of his endorsement by Empire State Libertarians and the Candidate Endorsement Statement on his website. Those references are located at:

After receiving the endorsement of Empire State Libertarians, Mr. Powietrzynski said:

I am proud to be endorsed by Empire State Libertarians. With the national and local calamity in the economy, we are exposing serious problems with the way our government is run. We need to re-examine government involvement in the economy and allow for greater freedom for the private sector in the economy. More importantly, we need to re-examine the level of government involvement in our everyday lives. Our Constitutional rights are paramount and we must ensure that the government respects our rights and does not impede on them through restrictions and regulations. Addressing the structural problems with government involvement in the economy and our individual rights must be our first priority and Empire State Libertarians stands for those priorities.

Alex Powietrzynski has also promised to support:

Lower Taxes

Policies To Create Incentives For Businesses To Hire New Yorkers

Alternatives To The Current Public Education System

A Fiscally Responsible State Government

Dr. Tom Stevens, Founder of Empire State Libertarians, said:

I am very pleased that Empire State Libertarians chose to endorse Alex Powietrzynski for New York State Assembly. He is a charismatic, knowledgeable, intelligent leader who can make a great contribution to the cause of liberty. 

Dr. Tom Stevens founded Empire State Libertarians on July 4, 2010.