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Aiken County Democratic Party meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month at The Aiken County Council Building. We meet to foster active interest in the local, state and national Democratic Party, to support campaigns, and to engage in grassroots activism. Next monthly meeting -- IMPORTANT:  
See “Events” page.http://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspLoc.cfm?qLocID=CLhttp://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspLoc.cfm?qLocID=CLEvents/Events.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0shapeimage_13_link_1shapeimage_13_link_2

Chairman’s Message

Fixing Health Care Starts With the Doctors  LINK

The Cost Conundrum
What a Texas town can teach us about health care.  LINK

 Republican Malpractice Myths LINK
Howard Rich money still flowing into South Carolina LINK

According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Social Security Administration data, more than one-third of all pay in the U.S. now goes to executives and other highly-paid employees, like the highly paid political pundits:  LINK, LINK and LINK

Root Cause Of The Economic Meltdown:  LINK

Obama Administration Aims For High School Financial Literacy LINK
Key features of Obama's tax on banks LINK
Republicans siding with Wall Street on Obama bank fee  LINK
Wall Street’s payout for 2009: $145 billion LINK 
President Obama set to use leftover TARP dollars to help small businesses  LINK LINK
Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds  LINK
PBS Frontline: Sick Around the World - Five Capitalistic Democracies & How They Do It LINK
Sick Around America - A PBS sequel to Sick Around the World, FRONTLINE travels the country examining the nation’s broken health care system and exploring the need for a fundamental overhaul. Airs March 31st, 2009 LINK
Canadians want Americans to understand about the Canadian health care system: LINK
Debunking Canadian health care myths  LINK
Gambling With Health Care LINK
From PBS’ NOW with David Brancaccio:
Typical Executive vs. Typical Worker, see “Facts & Figures” @ LINK
11.4%: March SC Unemployment Rate At Highest Point Since 1983  LINK

Five Things to Know about the Employee Free Choice Act  LINK

Corporate Interlocks
"A study by a Senate subcommittee on government affairs found that of the top 245 large corporations in the United States, 123 shared at least one board member with, on average, 62 of the remaining 122 corporations.
- SNIP -
Interlocks reduce competition among corporations in general. Thus, a relatively small number of corporate giants have come to dominate the economy. Through this domination they have obtained tremendous political and economic influence. "

Interlocking Directorates in the Corporate Community LINK  (From this LINK)
Economical Menu for 4 to 6 --> about $45/wk! LINK
Cook for Good if you want to save money by cooking and eating delicious food. LINK
Eat well on an average of $1.12 a meal for the regular plan LINK

From The Democratic Party
Front page news click here.
Latest news releases click here.
Want To Get Involved? Well, South Carolina Democrats, here’s your chance!

Become a Democratic Neighborhood Leader
The Neighborhood Leaders Program is a Democratic National Committee initiative designed to spread the Party’s message. To sign up for this program, contact neighborhoodhq@scdp.org

Join the Yellow Dog Club
Yellow Dogs commit to a monthly contribution of $10 or more to the South Carolina Democratic Party. These donations help us carry out projects that make a real difference to our party and our candidates. Join the Yellow Dog Club by clicking here, http://www.scdp.org/sc_yellow_dog_club/join/ and you’ll receive email newsletters and other benefits. 

A Health Insurance Insider (a former VP at CIGNA) Blows the Whistle on the Industry’s Abusive Practices LINK  Health insurance insider saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients.  Watch the interview or read the transcript LINK  Whistleblower: Insurance firms ‘very much’ behind town hall disruptions LINK

Health Insurance Company CEOs Total Compensation in 2008 LINK

450,000 physicians and medical students representing seven specialty societies joined forces (LINK) in a letter to Senate committees of jurisdiction supporting health reform in America. Read the letter PDF.  Watch the video.
Learn about the C Street House where Gov Sanford visited LINK



Aiken 1: City Auditorium - 214 Park Ave. SW  

Aiken 2: American Legion Post 212 - 602 Hampton Ave. NW  

Aiken 3: Aiken High School Annex - 123 Rutland Dr.  

Aiken 4: Smith Hazel Recreation Center - 400 Kershaw St. NE  

Aiken 5: Msgr. Smith Hall, St. Mary's Help of Christians Church - Park Ave.  

Aiken 6: Odell Weeks Activities Center - 1700 Whiskey Road  

Bath 7: LBC Middle School Gymnasium - 29 Lions Trl.  

Beech Island 8: Beech Island Fire Department - 1565 Sand Bar Ferry Road  

Belvedere 9: Nancy Carson Library - 135 Edgefield Road  

Carolina Heights 10: American Legion Post 232 - 421 Radio Station Rd.  

China Springs 11: Elks Club, 1054 Reynold Pond Rd.  

Clearwater 12: Clearwater Elementary School - 4552 Augusta Rd.  

College Acres 13: South Aiken Church of God - 2700 Whiskey Rd.  

Eureka 14: Old Time Gospel Church - 1231 Luke Bridge Rd.  

Gloverville 15: Catholic Center - 2443 Augusta Rd.  

Graniteville 16: Leavelle McCampbell Middle School - 81 Canal St.  

Jackson 17: Jackson Town Hall - 106 Main St.  

Langley 18: Langley Community Center - 2724 Augusta Rd.  

Lynwood 19: Burnettown Municipal Building - 3144 Augusta Rd.  

Millbrook 20: Aiken Elementary School - 1050 Pine Log Rd.  

Monetta 21: Monetta Community Center - 278 Academy St.  

Montmorenci 22: Montmorenci First Baptist Church - 44 Old Barnwell Rd.  

New Ellenton 23: New Ellenton Civic Center - 201 Myrtle St.  

New Holland 24: New Holland Grange Hall - 2550 Old 96 Indian Trl.  

North Augusta 25: North Augusta Community Center - 101 Brookside Dr.  

North Augusta 26: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church - 471 W. Martintown Rd. 

North Augusta 27: North Augusta High School - 2000 Knobcone Ave.  

North Augusta 28: Hammond Hill Elementary School - 901 W. Woodlawn Ave. 

North Augusta 29: North Augusta First Baptist Church - 602 Georgia Ave.  

Oak Grove 30: Oak Grove Baptist Church - 1554 Old Ninety Six Indian Trl.  

Perry 31: New Perry Town Hall - 1062 E. Railroad Ave. N.  

Salley 32: Old Crescent Vocational School - 264 Pine St.  

Shaws Fork 33: Shaws Fork Baptist Church - 1085 Shaws Fork Rd.  

Shiloh 34: Center Fire Department - 2593 Columbia Hwy. N.  

Six Points 35: Kalmia Mall - 1680 Richland Ave. W.  

Tabernacle 36: Couchton Fire Substation 2 - 4765 Wagener Rd.  

Talatha 37: New Ellenton Middle School - 814 Main St.  

Vaucluse 38: Vaucluse Baptist Church Education Building - 2 Church St.  

Wagener 39: Wagener Town Hall - 113 Railroad Ave.  

Ward 40: Jerusalem Baptist Church - 4185 Columbia Hwy. N.  

Warrenville 41: First Baptist Church Warrenville - 1012 Aiken Blvd.  

White Pond 42: White Pond Community Center - 321 White Pond Rd.  

Windsor 43: Windsor First Baptist Church - 539 Middleton Dr.  

Belvedere 44: Belvedere United Methodist Church - 202 Rhomboid Pl.  

Misty Lakes 45: Mims Grove Baptist Church - 843 Ridge Road  

Six Points 46: Pinecrest School - 1050 Pinecrest Ave.  

Aiken 47: Odell Weeks Activities Center - 1700 Whiskey Rd. 

Hammond 48: Beech Island Community Center - 300 Beech Island Ave.  

Willow Springs 49: Woodridge Fire Department - 236 Hillside Drive  

Breezy Hill 50: Christian Heritage Church - 237 Ascauga Lake Rd.  

Midland Valley 51: Aiken County Career Center - 2455 Jefferson Davis Hwy.  

Levels 52: Kennedy Middle School - 174 E. Pine Log Rd.  

Hollow Creek 53: Chukker Creek Elementary School - 1830 Chukker Creek Rd.  

North Augusta 54: North Augusta Middle School - 725 Old Edgefield Rd.  

North Augusta 55: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 1002 Carolina Ave.  

Couchton 56: Aiken Electric Cooperative Building - 2790 Wagener Rd.  

Redds Branch 57: East Aiken Elementary School - 223 Old Wagener Rd.  

Fox Creek 58: North Augusta Public Safety Substation 2 - 481 W. Five Notch Rd.  

Pine Forest 59: Pine Forest Baptist Church - 2827 Pine Log Rd.  

Gem Lakes 60: Town Creek Baptist Church - 250 Town Creek Rd.  

Silver Bluff 61: Silver Bluff High School - 64 DeSoto Dr.  

Belvedere 62: Belvedere First Baptist Church - 421 Edgefield Rd.  

Ascauga Lake 63: Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church - 350 Blanchard Road  

Cedar Creek 64: Cedar Creek Church - 3001 Banks Mill Rd.  

Sleepy Hollow 65: St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church - 1630 Silver Bluff Rd.  

Hitchcock 66: St. Paul Lutheran Church - 961 Trail Ridge Rd.  

North Augusta 67: Riverview Park Activities Building - 100 Riverview Park Dr.  

North Augusta 68: Mossy Creek Elementary School - 421 W. Five Notch Rd.  

Anderson Pond 69: Eden Garden Wellness Center - 1385 Silver Bluff Rd.  

Sandstone 70: Knights of Columbus - 1003 Spaulding Dr.  

Midland Valley 71: Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene - 3526 Jefferson Davis Hwy.  

Levels 72: Levels Baptist Church - 2456 Levels Church Rd.  

Fox Creek 73: Grace Fellowship Church - 507 W. Five Notch Rd.  
"Fail Safe": Aiken County Registration and Elections - 916 Vaucluse Rd.
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Monthly Meeting


A message from:

    The Vic Rawl Campaign

   and Jane Dyer Campaign: 


Vic Rawl in Aiken for 3 days in April!

Vic Rawl is bringing his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. Jim “Waterloo” DeMint for South Carolina’s seat in the U.S. Senate to Aiken for a three day campaign residency from Tuesday, April 27th. to Thursday the 29th.

Rawl and his campaign staff plan to connect with the Aiken community, share ideas and learn about how people in the region are coping with the consequences of a government gridlocked by the “no to everything" tactics of incumbent Senator Jim DeMint.  Rawl hopes to build on his 40 years of experience in all three branches of government as a judge, legislator, prosecutor, military officer and county council member by learning from the people of the Aiken region. 

Full information on the campaign can be found at www.vicrawl.com.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the campaign will locate its mobile, internet-connected Headquarters in Aiken, meeting voters, talking to the media, raising funds and organizing volunteers to help elect Rawl to be “Our New Senator” in November.  The principal contact for the Aiken campaign residency is Teresa Harper of the Aiken Co. Democratic Party (803) 642-4871.

Throughout the week Rawl will visit with local civic and community organizations in and around Aiken.

Rawl will be available for media interviews and recording starting Tuesday morning.  Any newspaper, outlet or broadcaster wanting to meet with the candidate can contact Jerry Sundt at 803-641-0931 or norsemick@aol.com.  Media can also contact the campaign directly at (843) 906-2533 or Info@VicRawl.com.  Interviews can also be arranged with Rawl prior to his arrival.

On Tuesday evening, Rawl will participate in a poolside social fundraiser at the home of Teresa Harper from 6 to 8 pm.  Interested individuals can register for this event at http://www.actblue.com/page/poolsidevic on Act Blue or contact the campaign to RSVP.

Interested in volunteering?  On Wednesday evening, Walter Ludwig, campaign director for Vic Rawl for US Senate, will meet with you.   For details, call (843) 906-2533  or email Info@VicRawl.com.

On Thursday from 9 to 10 am, Rawl will participate in a morning coffee book discussion about Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine.  The discussion will focus on Part 2, The First Test Birth Pangs, pp. 89-160 in the paperback edition.  The challenging and controversial ideas in the book should provoke lively discussion.   Seating is limited and you must RSVP to (843) 906-2533  or Info@VicRawl.com to get reservations and location information.

The campaign residency will end with a fundraiser rally in downtown Aiken at the Municipal Building at 215 The Alley on Thursday night from 7 to 8:30 pm.  There is a minimum donation of $20.10.  To register and donate in advance online go to http://www.actblue.com/page/aikenvictory on Act Blue or call the campaign office.  Tickets at the door will be available for a minimum donation of $25.  The event will feature food, entertainment, speeches and an opportunity to get to know Vic Rawl, our new Senator.

Jane Dyer Campaign

As you may already know, the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention is this weekend!  The Jane Dyer team will be out with a team of volunteers to show everyone that we are in this race to win!

We need your help. If you are planning on attending the convention, or are interested in meeting us in Columbia to show your support for Jane, let me know. I have a schedule of events for which we will need volunteers.

Contact me if you are interested! It will be a great time, and the more the merrier! 

Last week we made hundreds of phone calls to women in district, asking them for their public support. Volunteers are continuing to make calls from their homes and we are looking for more volunteers to keep up the great momentum! Contact me if you are able to make calls from your home! I have the lists ready to send out!

Writing letters to the editor is a great way to show your support for Jane, and spread the word! If you would like to write a letter let me know! I have helpful hints on how to get published!

The primary is June 8—we need  your help to knock on doors and encourage people to vote for Jane! We will be holding canvasses every weekend starting in May so let us know if you would like to join a canvass in your neighborhood or county. Please contact Nadia if you are interested- nadia@janedyerforcongress.com

Check out the photos of recent events on Jane’s website. If you’re interested in holding your own neighborhood event, please contact Jon Broyhill at jon@skybluestrategies.com


Jane Dyer for Congress

                       State Party News LINK

                    April 23, 2010

Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Columbia, SC -- LINK

                     April 24, 2010

State Democratic Convention   -- LINK


GOP Michael Steele & the Southern Strategy LINK

The $50 billion isn't there to save banks. It's there to liquidate them.  LINK

Why The GOP Suddenly Let Up On Financial Reform LINK

New Group Wages Stealth Battle Against Wall Street Reform  LINK

Why The GOP Suddenly Let Up On Financial Reform  LINK

DeMint: The tea party movement is a ‘spiritual revival.’   LINK LINK

The Homeowners Whose Loss Was Paulson’s $1 Billion in Gain LINK  LINK

President Obama Tells Wall Street to Back Reform  LINK

Obama urges CEOs to abandon 'furious effort' to block financial overhaul LINK

Not Your Father's America

...What happened to our country? How did we allow greed, corruption, and incompetence to destroy the American Dream for so many people?  LINK

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America LINK

(once there, click on "View As One Page" under photo for the charts)

Poll Question: "If government spending is reduced in order to balance the budget, which of the following government programs should receive lower federal funding than they currently do?" Results at THIS LINK -  The blue lines are the results of poll.  The red lines represent the percentage of the budget these programs actually account for.  Notice the "Foreign Aid."

The Danger of American Fascism from 33rd US VP LINK

A Bush/Cheney appointee to the FDIC, a former assistant Treasury secretary in the Bush administration, and a former aide to Bob Dole, REJECTS Sen McConnell's talking points -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair, says the  Financial Reform Bill Will Make Bailouts 'Impossible' LINK  'My Patience Is At An End' Due To GOP's Lies LINK

Protect the Consumer! Chamber of Commerce, Big Banks, the Consumer Protection Agency: LINK Why do we need a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA)?  LINK    VIDEO Elizabeth Warren Explains the CFPA LINK -- Americans for Financial Reform: No More Taxpayer Bailouts LINK 

Stabilizing the Federal Debt - Can't solve the next four decades’ problem all at once LINK

The economy and the 2010 election (with graphs!) LINK

Scam alert issued on new health care law  LINK

Op-Ed: The death of public education LINK

Fox: students will "only be able to get" loans "through the government" LINK   LINK

Claim: 16,000-16,500 Armed IRS Agents Will Jail You For Not Having Health Insurance  LINK

FDIC regulators are toughening their stance on banker misconduct  top executives of failed BankFirst to personally pay $77 million. ... could mark the start of a wave of lawsuits by federal regulators.  LINK

Liberalism is socialism, and socialism is big government.  LINK  What Socialism Looks Like LINK  more here LINK LINK

Health Reform Subsidy Calculator LINK

10 Ways the New Healthcare Bill May Affect You  LINK

LOADS of government links about the Health Care Law Fox News won't tell you about LINK

Obama Health Insurance Requirement Taken From GOP  LINK LINK

The health reform law will reverse the gap between the economic well-being of the sick and the healthy LINK

Health care reform law does not require Americans to enroll in health care exchanges -- check SEC. 1312, (d) Empowering Consumer Choice  LINK

From Bruce Barlett, who was a domestic policy adviser to President Reagan and was a Treasury official under President G.H.W. Bush:  "...Since, he [David Frum] is no longer affiliated with AEI, I feel free to say publicly something he told me in private a few months ago. He asked if I had noticed any comments by AEI "scholars" on the subject of health care reform. I said no and he said that was because they had been ordered not to speak to the media because they agreed with too much of what Obama was trying to do.  ..."  LINK  More from Mr Bartlett: The Misinformed Tea Party Movement LINK

House Passes Bill To Repeal Antitrust Exemption For Health Insurance Companies, Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act (HR 4626) LINK  by a vote of 406 - 19 ... Rep Gresham Barrett  "abstained" from voting LINK  Why eliminating this exemption is important for competition LINK

IRS to Audit People To Check Health Insurance Status LINK

SC Atty Gen, Henry McMaster (candidate for SC Gov), joins lawsuit against federal government LINK and wastes time and taxpayers' money LINK -- Sen DeMint, Rep Gresham Barrett, and Rep Wilson sign on to the Repealit.org petition -- to deny SC  working families access to health care.  States' lawsuits not likely to stop health overhaul   LINK Political Motive Behind the HIR Suits LINK

An Open Letter to Conservatives LINK

When Right-Wing Extremism Moves Mainstream LINK

Fox News misinforms on health care reform's immediate benefits and deficit reductions LINK

Lobby Firm Tells Clients How To Sway Elections While Avoiding 'Public Scrutiny'  LINK

New Withholding Tables Now Available on IRS.gov; Most Workers Will See Bigger Paychecks this Spring LINK

Health Care No Stranger To Reconciliation Process  LINK

Union Values and the Test of Time LINK

CBO: Stimulus created as many as 2.1 million jobs LINK

Senate Republicans Called For Commitment To PAYGO Before Voting Against It   LINK  

Social Security is in better shape than you think  LINK

[S]everal contracts, totaling several hundred million dollars, have been awarded to companies working at the Savannah River Site. These funds are part of the $1.6 billion awarded last year as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds.  Local, regional and national companies have been awarded about $266 million in ARRA work with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, with more than 73 percent being awarded to small businesses...  The Aiken Standard took a look...  LINK  LINK   (Past article on Stimulus Funds helping Aiken LINK )

New green nuke fuel, Thorium -- field testing will soon begin at the Savannah River National Lab  LINK

Very Few Small Business Owners Would Face Tax Increases Under President's   Budget  LINK

With Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which started April 1st, we saw a tax cut for 95 percent of American workers.  A tax credit is appearing now in people's pay checks and a first-time homebuyers tax credit. 


Living Wage Calculation for South Carolina LINK

Featured Legislation - The Middle Class: site that monitors politicians and "legislation of significance to the current and aspiring middle class." LINK

The Manufactured Doubt industry LINK