Congressional Elections and Voting Responsibility

This is the year that the Republicans can gain Senate majority, but the RINOs must go in order to do what is needed to be done and that list includes the Speaker of the House, Boehner.
The two major actions needed to be focused upon is the immigration amnesty issue and Obamacare – added to the TARP issue to institute a debt ceiling, stop the Internet tax bill and start doing something about Benghazi.

Ann Coulter wrote in her article that the last three items are not as important; but I disagree. In fact the list is not complete. Ms. Coulter seems to think that a senator or representative cannot walk and chew gum too. And if they cannot – they do not belong in Congress.
A Constitutional Convention needs to be enacted in order to repeal the 16th Amendment and get rid of the income tax system and the IRS power once and for all.
Right now, as Republicans are preparing for election or reelection, some are once again faking loyalty to the Tea Party cause. They did the same thing last election.
It is time that RINO Republicans who say one thing and do another become harder to find in the seats of Congress, and it is up to you, the voters to do it. Yes, Democrats have to be replaced, their political club is rift with corruption and there is not any among them worth the money they are paid. But Republican members need to perform some soul-searching and decide if they are going to be constitutionalists or just political whores and wind bags.
And, to Ms. Coulter: You may not think it is an important issue concerning Internet taxation by federal government, but it is not just collecting MORE taxes from already financially strapped America – it is about gaining control of the last bastion of freedom – the Internet.
There are many issues on the table because We the People have not taken our responsibility as voters seriously. We have relied too much upon the media, who indirectly decides who wins primaries and how elections turn out. It is way past the time that We the People need control, and that cannot happen when voters think it does not matter who they vote for because they are all crooks. That is a cop-out and admittance to the fact that if government is filled with corruption, ultimately the blame falls upon those who put them in office.
Voters should be as careful about voting as one would be purchasing an automobile or a home – you need to ensure you get your money’s worth.

H.R. 3393: Spending Accountability Act

H.R. 3993: Spending Accountability Act was sponsored by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) on February 5th, 2014.

It was introduced and referred to Committee on the same day and the prognosis is that it has an 18% chance of getting past the committee.

Bill Title/Explanation:

To provide for a 15% reduction in the rates of pay of Members of Congress for pay periods occurring during a year if a Federal budget deficit existed during the most recent fiscal year.

No summary is available at this time and it is obvious to provide Congress the incentive to properly budget, one of the major tasks required by constitutional law.

If you would like to track this bill, visit govtrack.us and if you want to see this bill pass committee, call or write to your representative. The website provides easy access to what is going on in Congress and helps to keep track of your representatives and senators, as well as specific bills and resolutions.

 

Regulatory Nightmare: Federal and State Governments – and Where is the Outrage?

President Obama in 2010 announced:

Where Congress won’t act, I will.

A clear indication that he may talk about the Constitution and profess to be an ‘expert’ – but he clearly will not abide by its articles if it does not suit his political agenda and personal desires.

An over-sized regulatory government has been progressively in the works within the federal government, as well as some state governments – and it is not necessarily just the fault of the Democrat political faction. Alexis de Tocqueville who traveled from France to the United States to study its unique form of democracy and wrote a book on his findings, wrote:

In a Democracy, the people get the government they deserve.

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Are Congressional Members Finally Going to Enforce Rule of Law?

The GOP is exploring the potential options that would allow Congress to file civil or criminal charges against members of the Obama administration and even President Barack Obama himself.

How many times have we heard this announcement with no results?

Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA] stated in a radio interview that the president continues to show a disregard for the law. He also argued Attorney General Eric Holder is never going to hold the Obama administration accountable.

So much for check-and-balance system as well as federal accountability and congressional over-watch.

Sarah Wolf was quoted saying that – Marino is looking to investigate, identify and prosecute people within the administration, up to and including the president if it comes to that.

Additional source: Huffington Post.

ALSO: (1) Obama job approval is resting at 45% [lower than Bush in second term] and expected to slip lower. (2) Gang of Eight Bill has hidden components: Gives Corporations Amnesty

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Info Highway: June 13th 2013

Button_NowThatsBreakingNews_animatedINFO HIGHWAY … reporting what the mainstream, corporate, political media will not address:

 

  • Florida Repeals Renewable Fuel Standard (HB 4001) … Now if the other 49 states would follow and Congress will get rid of a bill that should have never passed. I wonder how much they got out of that boondoggle – the taxpayers certainly got raked over the coals. Ethanol turned out NOT to lower gasoline prices, in fact, they increased after 10% Ethanol signs appeared on fuel pumps. It does NOT help engines get better mileage, in fact, it destroys them. It certainly destroyed by lawn mower and lawn tractor. I have to now pay for high-test fuel without ethanol, which means I am limited as to where I can get it. The Biochemical companies must have paid quite a bit to get that bill through Congress and the only one who came out is them. Florida governor, Richard Scott stated: …a state mandate on Florida businesses that is duplication of the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard and inconsistent with the efforts to reduce the regulatory burdens that have helped Florida create over 330,000 new private sector jobs in the past two years. And not only that – people can’t afford to go to work because of gas prices. The state of Maine is pushing for the Florida move. I am sure that more states will follow if they have decent leadership. During this justified criticism, the EPA, not known for common sense and working For the People [special interest instead] wants more ethanol in our gasoline despite proof that fuel mileage will not improve. Corn is for food and if it is used for crappy bio-fuel than it makes food prices go up (and it continues to rise). Corn products are used in many types of foods, not just raw and on the cob. Of course, refiners and ethanol product pushers are pissed and threaten to cause fuel shortages and higher prices for consumers (they already have). Of course, corn-growing states don’t care who they sell their corn to – and they are reportedly getting more with bio-fuel use.

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Let’s Pass the Immigration Bill and See What Is In It or Not In It

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result.

Heritage Foundation, The Foundry Morning Bell, Amy Payne using a phrase originating with Albert Einstein.

David Inserra, Heritage Foundation stated:

Instead of new ideas, the current bill is essentially just recycling the flawed and failed ideas of the past.

They tried amnesty in 1986. It encouraged more illegal immigrants to cross the border in hopes they could stay long enough without being deported in order for political prostitutes to give them amnesty.

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Reality: What A Concept, Wading Through the Muck of Information

Spy vs Spy, MAD magazine, Antonio Prohias

Spy vs Spy, MAD magazine, Antonio Prohias

In my youth I was a fan of Mad magazine published by EC Comics. In Issue #60, dated January of 1961, Spy vs. Spy© debuted as a wordless comic strip created by Antonio Prohias, a Cuban cartoonist who faced threats of arrest and execution by the newly ordained communist leader, Fidel Castro. It is the false accusation that Prohias was considered a spy by the Castro regime that initiated the cartoon series. The cartoon depicted one spy dressed in black and another dressed in white constantly trying to do each other in.

Fast track to the 1990s when Prohias retired because of his health and died at age 77 in February 1998. The strip continued with writer Duck Edwing and artist Bob Clarke, and in magazine #356 (April 1997), Peter Kuper took over as writer and artist. The characters, including the Grey Spy added in 1962 (female) became a Sunday comic strip released in 2002 and in 2004, the characters were used in television commercials for Mountain Dew soft drink. Milton Bradley produced a Spy vs. Spy board game and video games were produced in three formats, one being Nintendo. In 2005 video games, Red and Blue Spies appeared and between 2006 and 2009 a series was published entitled Spy vs. Spy Jr. depicting spies as children.

 

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