November 21, 2011
Today I read an invitation from Congressmen Joe Heck explaining how we need to support his campaign for re-election. In it he stated “We need more Republicans in Washington“.
Our District 3 Representative is concerned with how “Washington operates” since he was elected to office last year as Democrats continue to spend our tax dollars with little regard where it is going and how it is being spent.
Toward the last paragraph of the campaign letter he emphasized a career politician will run against him in the upcoming election with a “History of raising taxes, increasing regulations and growing government” which makes the choice clear why we must vote for Joe Heck.
As I read I had to look back just a few short months ago on the vote to raise the debt ceiling on more time or our country will default on its debts. Our Congressmen Joe Heck voted for it, stating to his constituents in a RJ interview, “The fact we have dollar-for-dollar spending cuts associated with the debt limit increase, no new taxes and real accountability measures were the three things I wanted to see, and those three things are there,”
This appears to be more of the same, campaign against raising taxes, doing what is right for the country and then caving in to an increase in our debt ceiling with nothing but empty promises as we have seen in all debt ceiling increased negotiations.
Joe, if you want to win re-election how about telling those Nevadans in your District you will reduce spending in Washington and then offer a solution to how you plan to accomplish that task. The debt ceiling is not the issue, the spending is.
July 7, 2011
Where are the jobs? According to President Obama when he pushed for the 878 billion dollar stimulus package after the election he stated we needed the funding so unemployment wouldn’t go over 8%, so he got it. Now with the new numbers out from the Labor Department the outlook is still bleak. Unemployment is at 9.2% nationally with 29 straight months over that magic number of 8%.
In Nevada the Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) pushed the bill so we could get millions of dollars for those “shovel ready” jobs that was to stimulate the economy. The roads across the state were torn up and expanded on with Federal Funds from that stimulus package. Stimulus funds went to Northern Nevada to help fund a solar energy company which stated they will create 269 new jobs using green energy. Money was spent all across the country to stimulate the economy. But we have to ask once again, Where are the jobs?
Both the House and Senate were to forego the 4th of July holiday to address the spending problems Congress has with the Americans tax dollars. They talked all week to news reported detailing what their parties were going to do to reduce the deficit and create jobs. Our National debt will be 14.5 trillion dollars by the time this article is written and rising approximately 14 thousand dollars a second.
The Republicans will not raise taxes according to Eric Cantor (R) Virginia. During a news conference held earlier today he stated ” Democrats insist on tax increases, there is no way!” Those Republicans talking to reporters all agreed the stimulus didn’t work and we can not continue traveling down this path which is killing our economy.
Representative McCarthy (R) California suggested last week the President get off the golf course and into the debate to show some leadership. Today he stated “Not a time to talk about raising taxes, it is a time to talk about reforming taxes. All the Republicans gathered on stage vocalized the same message. Everyone believes our government needs to stop spending what isn’t there just as the citizens of this country do.
Representative Nancy Pelosi (D) California also held a news conference to discuss the talks concerning where we are as a nation. She wanted to make the question and answer session short because she “Wanted to make every second count” as she deals with the debt crisis.
Representative Becerra (D) California stated Medicare and Social Security shouldn’t be reduced as they do not add one cent to the National Debt. He hoped the other side will work through the weekend and realize we can find ways to work through the debt problem in other areas.
Representative Larsen (D) Connecticut went on a rampage insisting “You can’t cut your way to prosperity.” Then went on to say “They (Republicans) can’t see the time of day in a watch factory” referring to their stance on tax cuts and economic growth philosophies.
President Obama went on the news to say they are making progress and would work through the weekend to find a resolution and meet back with him on Sunday. He stated again there were tough choices to make and both sides must be flexible for talks to achieve the outcome desired. Stay tuned as we learn more in the next few weeks.
March 16, 2011
On the floor in the House today both sides discussed amendments to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program which the Republicans want to defund and save taxpayers 1 billion dollars of the 7 billion dollar program. Sides are passionately debating what should be done with the billion dollars that are left in the program thus far unspent. To the Democrats and Republicans alike elected by the people, ARE YOU LISTENING!
We are a bankrupt nation do you not remember! We continue to borrow 43 cents out of every dollar spent in the Halls of Congress. We now are over 12 trillion dollars in debt with just under 2 trillion this past year. Finally we have over 112 trillion, that is 11.2 billion billion dollars in unfunded mandates which are or will be due within the next ten years. Congress ARE YOU LISTENING!
Stop spending what you don’t have! Balance the budget and spend only what you need to spend. The times are hard and we as a nation need leaders how understand entitlements are not part of our Constitution. We can not continue to fund programs that do not perform functions relegated by our Constitution.
If there is blight in neighborhoods let the local, county or city government handle the problem. The Federal Government does not need to buy these properties nor offer money to others to buy them. WE are a broke nation, let’s act like one and do what is finally right for the citizens and the States. Congress, ARE YOU LISTENING!
March 3, 2011
Blog reprinted from Terry Suominen’s wordpress blog.
Once again the U.S. District Court Judge from Florida is in the news. January 31, 2011 he filed his 78 page opinion stating the health care reform bill was unconstitutional. It appears as if the Department of Justice didn’t understand the opinion handed down so filed a motion to clarify. So Judge Vinson stated once again the health care reform bill is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in its entirety.
Just a few days ago President Obama and Eric Holden stated they would no longer pursue cases concerning marriages outside that of a man and a woman. The reason, they felt the law was unconstitutional without a court offering an opinion to support their assessment. Really, stop the insanity now.
The political system in our country has taken the common man out of the equation because of their disdain for those in office. We talked with many individuals over the past year that stated they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t count any more. The politicians do what they want when they want regardless of the constitutionality of the laws or regulations they pass or attempt to pass are statements heard across the nation.
As a citizen of these United States your vote does count and you need to understand when elected officials are held accountable for their actions they will do the right thing for their constituents a majority of the time. Of course there are some who will not listen to those who elected them but with your vote you can replace them.
So let’s stop the insanity in our political arena and let those elected to serve us do what is right for the people, for the states, and for the country or replace them with your voice and your vote. We can take control of our political system if we stay vigilant.