On February 1, 2010, the RATP held its first meeting in Jean Obrecht’s basement.  Jean, Linda Kelly and I had made the decision to search for like-minded people who desired to get together and discuss the troubling state of affairs in America.  At that time, we felt alone. Our Constitution had been under assault, our economy was tanking, federal spending was out of control, our loan system had been compromised, jobs were being lost and the list went on and on. For that first meeting our projection was 20 people. It is fortunate that Jean has a large basement, as 50 folks showed up.

We set our second meeting for March 1, 2010, and made arrangements to meet at the Romeo Community Center. We were expecting about 100 people.  On Friday, February 26, panic set in as we began to realize that we would have many more people than that, and that we would likely have to turn them away, to abide by fire codes. Once the panic subsided, I made a call to John Bendzinski at the Capital Banquet Center, and he offered to accommodate us at no charge, which was welcome news as we had no money. Over 400 patriots found us that night!

Click here to read the rest of the story, in A Letter from Jan (RATP History)

Cap and Trade legislation has been renamed by Congress.  The new name of this legislation is The American Power Act.  By their actions, Congress is once again reminding the people to “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”. The RATP Research Team has reviewed the failed Kerry-Boxer bill S.1733, the already passed House Bill HR2454 dubbed the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” and the current Kerry-Lieberman proposal called the “American Power Act”.  Neither the RATP Research nor RATP Leadership Team can endorse these proposals.  There are simply are too harmful to endorse in their current form.

Use the links provided below to research this topic further:

The American Power Act Section by Section Summary

Cap and Trade

Climate Change Legislation Comparison

The Romeo Area Tea Party recorded their “Health Care Reform Town Hall” with speaker Dr Janda, which was held on April 10, 2010 at the Capital Banquet Center in Romeo Michigan.

The RATP had asked Dr. David H. Janda, M.D. To share a presentation and answer questions about health care related issues. He covered the recently passed health care reform law. Dr. Janda is a nationally recognized expert on health care topics. He is an orthopedic surgeon based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition, Dr. Janda is the Director and founder of the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is the only health care cost containment organization of its kind in North America.

The event has been re posted in larger video segments for your viewing.  Click on each part to view.