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John Galt For Congress? An Interview with Stephen Bailey

Oct. 30, 2010 – Capitalism Magazine

Stephen Bailey believes that your life is yours to live for your purpose in the pursuit of your dreams and happiness. His opponent does not.

Joshua Lipana: First off, what prompted you to run for congress?

Stephen Bailey: I’ve always been interested in politics as an armchair observer and commentator.  However,  the decision to run began in late 2008 when the TARP bailout legislation was first brought  to a vote.  I was on a business trip in Europe and celebrated when the bill was defeated.  When Congress and President Bush signed the TARP bailout two weeks later, against the wishes of the American public, it initiated the chain of events that led to the creation of the Tea Party movement and my resolve to not allow my country, my freedom and my families freedom to be destroyed.  The resolve accelerated over the next year as President Obama and the Democrats rammed one tyrannical bill after another down our throats, engorging themselves and their political cronies in an orgy of spending that is bankrupting America.  Read entire article….

CO Democrats Misrepresent Stephen Bailey’s Views on Entitlements

Free Colorado – Oct. 17, 2010

Excerpt:  CO Democrats are egregiously misrepresenting Stephen Bailey’s views regarding entitlements. Bailey even predicted it would happen.  These attack mailers wrongly imply that Bailey wants to cut off Social Security and Medicare for seniors.

It is true that Bailey compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme — a comparison that is warranted. It is also true that Bailey wants to put

 ”the current program on a sounder financial basis to support current retirees”

 – yet for some reason the Democrats neglected to quote that line.      read article….

Bailey wants the spending to stop

Vail Daily – Oc. 24, 2010

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — Republican Stephen Bailey might be running for a seat that hasn’t been anything other than Democratic in more than 40 years, but that’s not slowing down his will to win.

While Bailey is running against U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the sixth richest member of Congress who is willing to spend plenty of his own money on his campaign, there’s more to a campaign than just money, Bailey said.

Outside of just the 2nd Congressional District, Bailey feels corruption is a huge problem in Congress, and Republicans need to address it immediately or else they’ll risk earning back the trust of the American people.

Bailey said one way to start is by eliminating earmarks and massive legislative bills that include “everything but the kitchen sink,” he said.

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BREAKING: Endorsement List by Tea Party Express

The Tea Party Express (website: http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is proud to release the following list of endorsed candidates for the House & Senate as Part I of our three-part national endorsement list.

COLORADO
U.S. Senate: Ken Buck to defeat Michael Bennet

CO-1 Dr. Mike Fallon to defeat Diana DeGette
CO-2 Stephen Bailey to defeat Jared Polis
CO-3 Scott Tipton to defeat John Salazar
CO-4 Cory Gardner to defeat Betsy Markey
CO-5 Doug Lamborn to defeat Kevin Bradley
CO-6 Mike Coffman to defeat John Flerlage
CO-7 Ryan Frazier to defeat Ed Perlmutter

Greenlee: Our congressional candidates

Boulder Daily Camera: 10-24-2010

Conventional wisdom suggests that Congressman Jared Polis enjoys a “safe” Democratic seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and will easily win reelection this November. Maybe so, but these are not ordinary times and Stephen Bailey, his Republican opponent, appears to have gained some traction among independent voters.

Polis is a dependable lock-step Obamacrat who voted in favor of nearly every liberal cause cobbled together over the past several years. The various bailouts, stimulus programs, and unknown costs associated with health insurance reform he voted for have all contributed to putting our nation in severe economic peril.

Conventional wisdom doesn`t always prevail. If voters want to get off the tax and spend and deficit expanding fast track they have an extremely credible choice by voting for Stephen Bailey. As you might suspect, I fully support and have contributed to his candidacy.     Read more…

Dean Huff: ‘Vote for Stephen Bailey’

Boulder Daily Camera – Oct. 19, 2010

US 2nd Congressional District voters have a clear choice in November.  The differences between incumbent Jared Polis and challenger Stephen Bailey are substantial.

Some aspects of Polis’ record are commendable.  Others are far from exemplary.  Although he would shift the blame to “eight long years of failed economic policies”  “Longmont Times-Call, Q&A With Candidates, 11 October 2010), Polis owns the current economic crisis, along with Obama, Reid and Pelosi, by his support for Cap and Trade, Obamacare and the Stimulus.

Polis claims, in the same Q&A, that “we are finally moving forward”.  Really?! Toward what?  Toward how much more intractable high unemployment?  Toward how many more people forced onto food stamps instead of bringing home paychecks?  Toward how long while businesses are unable to make plans without coherent federal tax policy?  Toward how many more regulations piled on our backs by confessedly Marxist “czars”? Toward how much more lip from progressives like Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein, who thinks we are as dumb as Homer Simpson and are therefore easily manipulated (“nudged”) into approved behaviors?  Read more….

A John Galt Running for Congress

David horowitz’s News Real Blog

Oct. 18, 2010

NRB: First off, what prompted you to run for congress?

Stephen Bailey: I’ve always been interested in politics as an armchair observer and commentator. However, the decision to run began in late 2008 when the TARP bailout legislation was first brought to a vote. I was on a business trip in Europe and celebrated when the bill was defeated. When Congress and President Bush signed the TARP bailout two weeks later, against the wishes of the American public, it initiated the chain of events that led to the creation of the Tea Party movement and my resolve to not allow my country, my freedom and my families freedom to be destroyed. The resolve accelerated over the next year as President Obama and the Democrats rammed one tyrannical bill after another down our throats, engorging themselves and their political cronies in an orgy of spending that is bankrupting America.  Read more…

Atlas Runs – An Interview with Stephen Bailey

TIA DailyOctober 12, 2010

INTERVIEW

Atlas Runs

An Interview with Stephen Bailey

by Robert Tracinski

Editor’s Note: There are a number of people who are running for Congress, and a few who are already in Congress, who are fans of Atlas Shrugged and are influenced by Ayn Rand’s ideas. I’ve already described them as a potential Atlas Shrugged Caucus. But the first and so far the only fully fledged Objectivist to run for Congress is Stephen Bailey, who is running as a Republican in Colorado’s second district. See his campaign website, StephenBaileyforCongress.com, which bears the wonderful tagline: “Liberty Is Prosperity.” Now there’s a campaign slogan!

I recently asked Mr. Bailey some questions about his candidacy, about what he intends to do in Congress, and about the challenges of running for office as an Objectivist. I also asked about his chances, and he gave me the numbers I was hoping to see: the incumbent is below 50% in the latest internal polls, and voters are split evenly on the generic ballot question. That means Bailey has a real chance to take a “safe” seat that has been held by a Democrat for the past 40 years—particularly if this turns out to be as bad a year for the Democrats as I am expecting.   Read more…

Eagle County Times

Eagle County TimesOctober 10, 2010

ENDORSEMENT

FACTOID:  Nationally Unemployment remains at over 9.5% for 14 consecutive months.  This has not happend since the Great Depression.

The ECT wants Change too – that’s why the ECT is endorsing Stephen Bailey for US Representative

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RNC chief Steele warns Republicans about complacency

The Colorado Statesman – Oct. 8, 2010

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele rolled through Colorado aboard a big red bus last week to rally the state GOP. Along the way, he warned against complacency in the face of polls that show a Republican tide heading into the November election.

Steele embraces 2nd Congressional District nominee Stephen Bailey alongside 1st CD nominee Dr. Mike Fallon during a stop at Arapahoe County GOP Victory headquarters.

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