Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Just Too Funny!

I met a wonderful lady recently whose son is a Marine Corporal serving in Afghanistan. She, like millions of us is burdened with an imperious, tin-eared, nanny state, myopic Democratic Congressman. In this case, it is Ben Chandler of Kentucky’s 6th District.

Ben refuses to hold town hall meetings and disparages the folks who want to get his ear and demand he vote for their long term interests instead of rubber stamping the Obama agenda. Eunice is fighting back with a wonderful website showing what a dilfarb Mr. Chandler actually is. One of her best works is a craftily photo shopped video demonstrating where her Congressman is when he should be travelling his district listening to the will of the voters.

Just imagine your Senator (Murray for instance?), or Congressman (Inslee, McDermott, Baird, Larson, Smith?) in this clip. Please accept my apologies as I am not nearly as savvy as Eunice, or I would have blatantly copied her work with one of our current Obama sycophants.

You may want to watch this more than once. The sappy music fits the scenes perfectly and you will get a real kick out of where Ben manages to appear in the photos.

It would be wonderful to find a creative computer whiz that could knock something like this out for those of us here in Washington. Email me at oldironjarhead@live.com if you are that person.

Eunice’s website is:
SeeBenSpend.com

Enjoy!

Jeff

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Changing Gears

I have been writing this blog for 8 months now. The only reason I have done so is to perhaps convince a few voters to agree with me that this upcoming mid-term election is probably the most important one of our lifetimes.

I am concentrating my efforts in a somewhat different direction for the next 2 months. I will not have the time to make regular posts, but will do so when time permits.

I have volunteered to be a Precinct Committee Officer in my neighborhood. The work involves gathering support by contacting residents personally, distributing yard signs, doorbelling with the candidates, and holding small group meetings for folks to discuss the issues and meet the candidates themselves. This work will involve a lot of time and shoe leather, but it provides the opportunity to perhaps turn a few opinions and get out the vote for the general election.

Our nation faces huge problems that have been building for decades and only exacerbated by the present administration and Congress. Debt and entitlement programs are out of control. Inept Foreign Policy is weakening America’s position in the world. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the FHA and VA are still pushing “liar loans” and other subprime instruments to promote social engineering instead of intelligent lending. Each is in dire straights and in the process of failing with huge taxpayer bailouts in the future.

“Taxpayers” are only bearing part of the burden. Our children are on the hook for the rest – $13 Trillion in National Debt, and over $100 Trillion more in unfunded entitlement program liabilities. Our economy is trying mightily to recover, but policies and regulations pushed by an administration of academics and eggheads with no private sector business experience are threatening to tip the economy back into the recession. They are intentionally attempting to balkanize America along race and class lines instead of continuing the healing and progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights Act.

The only way to begin to turn this ship around and save our children’s’ future is to flip control of Congress from the administration to the opposition. That will stop further harmful legislation and defund some that is already on the books.

The quote on my business card is:

“I dedicate my remaining years on earth to preventing our government from squandering the future of our children.”

I mean that, I am committed to that goal, and I will work my tail off to accomplish it. There are 7 little nieces and nephews whom I treasure who are depending on you and me to save them from a future we have to strive to prevent.

Jeff

Just the Facts

Here is Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament chastising former Prime Minister Gordon Brown about deficit spending and borrowing. This exact same speech could and should be delivered in our own Congress, on the Sunday talk shows, and from every rooftop in America. Keep in mind that when Mr. Hannan mentions that every child in Britain is born owing “Twenty Thousand Pounds”; in America every child is born owing just shy of $400,000!

Our own Senator Murray and Representative Inslee are so wrapped around the axle with myopic liberal orthodoxy that neither of them would ever think of opposing the dangers of the nation’s present path toward future bankruptcy. Both ignore the past, are blind to the future, and concerned only with personal power. It is our job to elect replacements for them with Mr. Hannan’s common sense and courage. They are out there and running in the primaries this very moment and deserve our support.

This November General Election may well be the most important in our lifetimes. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference. Your little loved ones, too young to vote or yet unborn, are depending on you.

The Anti-Inslees

Here is a little toe-tapper you have probably never heard. The lyrics arrive somewhat late, but you should find them quite cute and cheerful. Please enjoy the music as you learn a bit about our 1st district Congressman:

Jay Inslee is a lawyer. This is not meant as an insult, but with 36% of the House of Representatives lawyers, aren’t lawyers over-represented as our overseers? Just because they are “law makers” does not mean they HAVE to be attorneys.

Mr. Inslee is a career politician with carpetbagger tendencies. He served one term in the early ‘90s in a conservative-leaning district and was bounced out. He then ran for Governor and lost in the primary. Next he ran in the 1st District which was trending liberal and won – barely. He was running against a popular two term incumbent who managed to fall into scandal just prior to the election. A third-party spoiler eroded about 5% of the vote also and Inslee won with under 50% of the total. As is the case for most Congressmen, once he elected, he stayed in power. He has been reelected five times, usually challenged by unknown candidates. Some whispers have it that he may try for Governor again. This guy craves power in a big way. It is now 2010. Do we want to keep Inslee around, or send him back to lawyerism?

The Founding Fathers envisioned “citizen legislators” who would leave their farms and businesses to serve only a term or two. Today we have representatives who latch onto the perks and power of office and cling like leaches in an Asian rice paddy. They will not stop sucking our blood until scorched with a cigarette. That “cigarette” must be public awareness, opposition, and by all means, our votes.

With a voting record rated at 80.7% liberal by the National Journal, Mr. Inslee tends to support taxes, alternative energy, abortion, cap & trade, health care, and just about any new law or regulation that pops up on his radar screen. He loves spending on just about any new program, but votes against drilling, tax cuts, spending cuts, defense, Second Amendment issues, new prisons, and border security.

This site will give you a complete tally of Inslee’s voting record and his position on the Liberal-Conservative continuum:

http://www.issues2000.org/House/Jay_Inslee.htm

We have two great candidates running in the primary for the Republican nomination to replace Mr. Inslee. Neither one is, has been, or ever will be a lawyer. Both their websites are listed below. Please take a few minutes to examine each and evaluate their positions on the issues. Either of them would be a grand breath of fresh air compared to Jay Inslee and his constant support of yet more suffocating regulation and increasing taxes. Support whomever you choose in the primary, but let us all really get behind the nominee and take this seat back for the Republican Party.

Our and our children’s futures depend on stopping the Obama Administration’s spiral into national ruin. Cashiering Inslee is a good first step. It is up to us, because the kids can’t vote.

Matthew Burke: http://www.matthewburkeforcongress.com/

James Watkins: http://www.watkinsforcongress.com/

Last Great Hope

President Obama may indeed prove to be the great instigator of “change we can believe in” in spite of himself. History may well remember him as the president who caused a massive shift in American history; sparking another century of American exceptionalism, global leadership, and economic prosperity. Such change will however unfold quite the opposite of Obama’s own vision.

For three generations the US has slid down the path of bigger government, expanding social programs, and unsustainable entitlement expansions. The nation has seen year after year of irresponsible spending, regulatory growth, ballooning bureaucracies, earmark projects, and misallocation of resources. Combined, these various headless monsters of government largess and nanny state tax and control policies have pushed our future to the edge of the abyss. The spending and resulting debt obligations are about to destroy our future.

Change is certainly coming, and soon. The question is; will it be a total national financial collapse, or will it be responsible change forged by new leaders; smart, strong, and principled enough to initiate vital changes through law in a peaceful manner.

President Obama is burning through borrowed trillions by the carload. He is supported in this by a compliant Congress and a cabal of inner circle sycophants with no experience in the private sector. They try to emulate FDR, but overlook the fact that his policies prolonged the Great Depression. Meanwhile Obama squanders his political capital at an alarming rate. Stimulus, Omnibus, cap & trade, health care, civilian trials for terrorists, and gays in the military are draining the confidence and goodwill with which he took office. His recent emasculation of US Nuclear Response Doctrine has weakened our deterrent capabilities.

In the interim, a giant has begun to stir. The 50% of Americans who still pay income taxes are becoming alarmed. Millions of families with little ones are awakening to the fact that if something is not done to reverse this course; their children will reach adulthood amongst a mountain of debt and unfunded liabilities. Gen X and Gen Y are realizing that the Boomers and the Greatest Generation have expropriated trillions of their future earnings. Investors are hoarding gold instead of buying into businesses. Corporations don’t expand fearing the unknowns beyond the horizon like tax rates, carbon regulation, and health care mandates. Consumers keep their wallets shut and save to pay their mortgages or to have something in case of a job loss.

The choice between fiscal Armageddon and a dawning day of economic prosperity rests entirely upon the giant mentioned above. Its members must unite and vote into office driven, principled candidates who will stop the present administration and its actions stone cold. These new representatives must reform entitlement programs into self sustaining entities no matter who complains. Lower benefits and a later retirement age are better than default and no benefits. They have to blockade the out of control spending and address the massive deficit. Everything from replacing sand on California beaches to entire cabinet departments must be eliminated.

Cutting federal spending has to be the first step. Reagan and Bush 43 both lowered taxes but did not reign in spending. The “starving the monster” theory did not work – it just borrowed to sustain itself. The monster must be domesticated or dismembered. Fresh leadership is needed in Congress to halt the fiscal bleeding. Such action will translate into knowledge that taxes will not have to rise, draconian mandates and regulation will be forestalled, and the debt danger will be addressed. Consumers and business will gain confidence knowing that impending financial disaster has been averted. Private investment will increase, hiring will go up, and the unemployment rate will sink.

The next seven months may be the last, best chance for America as we know it and wish it to stay; that shining city on a hill, the destination, opportunity, and home of all those who “yearn to breathe free.”

Great Cartoon

Operation Flood DC is our last shot at stopping this massive government takeover of 1/6 of our economy. Just imagine your health insurance run by the IRS and hospitals operated by the Postal Workers Union.

Watch this cartoon and then call, FAX, or send a note UPS or FedEx to your Congressman. If we can’t stop this, Monday will be the beginning of our descent into financial chaos.

Below are the House fence sitters who could vote either way. A few have announced since this list was published, but most are holding out till the last minute. Even a few random calls would help if you have the time. You can also Google their names and find their FAX numbers on their websites.

PLEASE CALL! DC OFFICE     LOCAL OFFICE
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190  (480) 946-2411
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542  (520) 881-3588
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315  (928) 226-6914
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947  (925) 833-0643
John Salazar (202) 225-4761  (970) 245-7107
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541  (866) 453-0028
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176  (407) 841-1757
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976  (630) 406-1114
Baron Hill (202) 225-5315  (812) 288-3999
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276  (517) 780-9075
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802  (248) 273-4227
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252  (702) 256-3462
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456  (603) 743-4813
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826  (631) 696-6500
John Hall (202) 225-5441  (845) 225-3641 x49371
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611  (315) 782-3150
Mike Arcuri (202) 225-3665  (315) 793-8146
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701  (315) 423-5657
Earl Pomneroy (202) 225-2611  (701) 224-0355
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216  (513) 684-2723
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015  (614) 294-2196
Zach Space (202) 225-6265  (330) 364-4300
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406  (814) 456-2038
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276  (215) 826-1963
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731  (570) 585-9988
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511  (570) 825-2200
John Spratt (202) 225-5501  (803)327-1114
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711  (276) 656-2291
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172  (304) 623-4422
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452  (304) 252-5000
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665  (920) 437-1954
John Boccieri (202) 225-3876  (330) 489-4414
Jason Altmire (202) 225-2565  (724) 378-0928
Rick Boucher (202) 225-3861  (276) 628-1145
Suzane Kosmas (202) 226-6299  (407) 208-1108
Betsey Markey (202) 225-4676  (970) 221-7110
Scott Murphy (202) 225-5614  (518) 828-3109
Glenn Nye (202) 225-4215  (757) 326-6201
Allen Boyd (202) 225-5235  (850) 561-3979
John Tanner (202) 225-4714  (731) 885-7070

Dueling Democrats

You have one guess: Both of these guys are in the same party and both are pushing the health care bill. Which one is telling the truth?

The quiz is over. Your Congressman is awaiting your call.

Still not sure?

After you listen to the guy who has actually read most of the bill, which Democrat do you think was telling the truth?

Call your Congressman or his biggest donors. Stop the madness.