Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks is the President and CEO of the organization. He'll be here in Lake County, Indiana on July 9th at the Innsbrook Clubhouse, 6701 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana. Here is your facebook video invitation to dinner at 5 or 6 PM to support good government.
Facebook event page
Details below pictures. Those who cannot afford the dinner but want to help can go to Joel's page and send what you can. These are hard times! Anything at all you can do to help to get a THIRTEEN TERM BELTWAY BOY to retire and let someone who will actually balance budgets and cut spending and encourage job and energy growth is greatly appreciated!
If even the NWI Times endorses Joel? It must be time for a change!!!!!!!!! See below the photos!
Joel has been going out into the communities around the area shaking hands and talking to folks. He has spent a couple of days meeting and greeting folks at the Cedar Lake Summerfest this week. I will share some pictures and stories of Summerfest next week.
Joel Phelps is running for Congressional House District Number One. For too long we have kept sending the same Beltway Boy back to Congress, a guy who will do the bidding of Barack Obama and keep plunging us deeper into debt and depression and socialism.
Joel Phelps with Governor Mitch Daniels
Joel with his wife and three sons. Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, Joel is an Industrial Engineer. Joel got his engineering degree at Purdue and Jennifer obtained her degree from Indiana University. A fine Hoosier and American family! They live in Portage, Indiana.
NWI Times endorsement:
Republicans Joel Phelps, of Portage, and Dave Wenger, of Valparaiso, are both conservatives, which establishes their GOP credentials. Phelps, however, stands out in this tiny crowd of candidates.
Phelps' grasp of the issues is impressive. He spoke of counteracting the nation's high corporate income tax rate by offering zero income taxes for manufacturing for four years and moving toward a 12 percent flat tax, but without the tax breaks that allow companies like GE to pay little or no taxes.
He wants to attract businesses back to the United States. Lowering the tax rate, while removing loopholes, is one way to do so.
Phelps also sees the value of covert, tactical operations over large-scale military actions. "You get in with a clear mission, and you get out," he said.
"I'm not one of those Republicans who believe defense is sacrosanct," he said.
That's something else to Phelps' credit. He isn't a cookie-cutter Republican.
"For me, it's not so much about D's and R's, it's about ideas," Phelps said.
Phelps opposes the right-to-work legislation that was so divisive in the Indiana General Assembly the past two sessions. "I don't think the Republicans should be enforcing their brand of government any more than the Democrats should," he said.
He also doesn't think the auto industry bailout was a bad thing. "Given the circumstances, I don't think you could have done anything else," Phelps said.
We asked Wenger what to do to boost the economy. "Well, I think, nothing," he responded.
Recessions come roughly every 10 years, he noted. True, but this was not a typical recession. This was a huge meltdown.
Wenger also claimed President Barack Obama put together a deal with the United Nations that the U.N. could tell the United States when to go to war. Don't believe Internet rumors.
Both candidates are tilting at windmills in a heavily Democratic district, but perhaps this run will help Phelps get name recognition for a future run for another office.
Phelps would certainly be a fresh alternative to perennial candidate Mark Leyva, who opted this time to run for Lake County commissioner instead.
We endorse Phelps for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1st Congressional District.
About the July 9th Event:
Dan & Dana Dumezich invite you to spend an evening with FreedomWorks PAC President & CEO Matt Kibbe, to benefit the Joel Phelps for Congress campaign.
Reception begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple.
VIP Round Table with Mr. Kibbe, including photo, begins at 5:00pm. Seating is limited. Tickets are $300 per person or $500 per couple.
Host opportunities are available for $2,500. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $1,000.
Please RSVP today by sending email to jp2@joelphelpsforcongress.
Innsbrook Country Club Clubhouse, 670 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
Please make checks payable to Joel Phelps for Congress. Donations accepted at the door or by mail to PO Box 1517 Portage IN 46368. Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. All contributions are subject to the limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Only personal and PAC checks or personal credit cards are acceptable. Individuals can give $2,500 to the primary and $2,500 to the general election. A couple can give $5,000 to the primary and $5,000 to the general election. Qualified federal PACs may contribute $5,000 per election and non-qualified federal PACs may contribute $2,500 per election. Contributions may not be accepted from corporations, labor organizations, federal government contractors, or from foreign nationals unless they are resident aliens. Federal law prohibits reimbursing donors for their contributions. Paid for by Joel Phelps for Congress.
Also posted on NWI Politics blog