July, 2016 - OAI supports rolling back the over-criminalization epidemic, spurred in part by the Drug War. We endorse, then, "Question 4: Marijuana Legalization Initiative". On June 10 former state prosecutor and Governor William Weld endorsed decriminalization, to "take it out of the shadows. And then the incentives are not there for bad guys to do massive criminal sales". Click here to support the initiative, and then click here to signe to sign OAI's petition to repeal marijuana prohibition
October, 2014 - Our America Initiative encourages Massachusetts residents to support Question 1, Tank the Gas Tax. Individuals in our state pay 26.6 cents per gallon in state taxes, not including the federal tax of 18.4 cents per gallon. When you fill up with 15 gallons of gas, you are paying $6.73 in taxes! Recently our state government passed a law hiking the gas tax automatically based on inflation - the rise in consumer prices. How convenient for politicians that a tax could rise without requiring a vote; that's taxation without representation! Since most goods are shipped by trucks, the automatic gas tax hike will increase the price of most everything we buy. The politicians tells us the higher gas taxes will fund roads, but Massachusetts spends $675,312 already per state-controlled mile for highway maintenance - when the national average is only $162,202! Certainly the transportation bureaucrats can hire someone to help them spend their money more efficiently. Nationally Our America Initiative has a tax project too that could use your help - by signing the petition to abolish the IRS. We even have an Advisory Council on Government Spending that, with help from a donation you could provide now, is offering input on expanding tax and spending cut projects through more of our fifty state affiliates. (Editor's note: On November 4th this ballot initiative passed).
October, 2014 - Our America Initiative encourages Massachusetts voters to oppose Question 3, the Casino Repeal Initiative, which would repeal a 2011 law allowing casinos. In a time of economic struggle, we need more entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and stabilize communities. According to the Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs, the casinos will produce thousands of jobs, be located only in communities that vote to host them, bring in revenue now going to neighboring states allowing casinos, and create new jobs connected to the industry. With your donation now and input from our Advisory Councils on Economic Growth, Civil Liberties and OverRegulation, we could expand gaming liberalization projects through more of our fifty state affiliates. (Editor's note: On November 4th this ballot initiative was defeated).
October, 2014 - Our America Initiative encourages Massachusetts opposition to Question 4, the Paid Sick Days Initiative, which would require businesses to allow employees to accrue days to leave work for medical reasons affecting any family member, without losing pay. While sounding nice, offering benefits like paid sick leave can prove unaffordable for a business. Federal law already guarantees time off for medical reasons, although maintenance of salary during that period isn't required. One study found Question 4 would eliminate jobs, especially in the small employer sector where most jobs are found, and severely limit part-time work since even such marginal employment is covered in the initiative. Employers in the service sector like restaurants would have to double their payrolls to cover absent employees. With input from our Advisory Councils on Economic Growth and Over-Regulation, Our America Initiative supports instead cuts in government costs to allow more entrepreneurs to offer not only jobs, but also grow to the point where they have the resources to offer voluntarily benefits like paid sick leave. With your donation now we can expand jobs-creating projects through more of our fifty state affiliates. (Editor's note: On November 4th this ballot initiative passed).
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