Congress

Obama uses executive orders as a political tool....

President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws on getting pass Congress,insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done. Really......

"A campaign labeled "We Can't Wait" pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president's agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act".

"Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich" PASSED BY DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CONGRESS?!?!

It looks like a done deal, so before the crybaby liar Liberal Democrats start trying to spin it, let me remind you of SOME FACTS.

1) The 111th Congress, controlled by Democrats, is in session until January 3rd, 2011.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111th_United_States_Congress

2) The 111th Congress, controlled by Democrats, is the same group of elected officials who had no problem passing the socialist ObamaCare Healthcare takeover.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Care_and_Education_Reconciliation_Ac...

Things EDUCATED voters really do know.

Direct from Rasmussen, some of the lowest approval ratings for Congress. Even registered Democrats only give this load of Pelosi Congress a 17% approval rating. Please see the highlighted sentence for the only information Democrats need to know in this election cycle.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/...

Congressional Performance
Voters Give This Congress Failing Grades
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"No wonder voters want a new Congress ‘cause they sure don’t like the one they’ve got now.

WHERE IS OUR SOCIAL SECURITY COST OF LIVING?

I UNDERSTAND CONGRESS GETS AN INCREASE BUT US POOR FOLKS ON SOCIAL SECURITY DO NOT. ELECTION DAY IS COMING WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN SEND SOME OF YOU IN CONGRESS TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE.

The Pledge That America Really Needs

There’s no reason that Congress can't do something that the cynics, naysayers, and hardcore partisans from all sides said couldn’t be done- bring back accountability to the government, restore confidence in the political process, and most importantly make the hard choices needed to move the country forward.

There's no reason Congress can't do the responsible thing and balance the budget and live within their means- just like millions of ordinary Americans do.

Now US Congress buys only ‘Made in America’ goods

Is this a good idea? Can this be done? How much will this cost? How many small items will now need to be found?
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Taking a protectionist move on its economy, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two different bills that stipulate that the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security buy only goods made in the US.

Introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, the Made in America Act mandates the Congress to purchase US-made goods and services.

Right Wing Health Care Hate Mongers

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/03052010/watch.html
March 5, 2010
Bill Moyers sits down with former insurance executive turned public health advocate Wendell Potter, who argues that all is not lost in the healthcare bill and details what he likes about the legislation.

As Democrats in Congress and the President move forward on health care reform, giant health insurance companies are back in the news, and they aren't winning many friends.

The Wolfman Institute of Rational Thinking Presents: "Justice for Sale"

~An investigation into how campaign cash is corrupting America's courts~
February 19, 2010
(VIDEO)
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02192010/watch.html

Sherrod Brown is for Bernanke and against us!

I joined the Campaign for Liberty's "No Audit, No Bernanke!" and called and emailed Senators Voinovich and Brown to vote against the miserable and treacherous man. So far I've gotten a lousy response from Brown where he weasels out of doing anything for the American people or against Bernanke. He deserves a pink slip!

[Emphasis mine throughout]

Dear Mr. Ben-Ariel:

Thank you for sharing your views on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act.

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

Reaction of political groups was immediate.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-01-21-campaign-spe...
"This decision allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy," said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a group that favors limits on campaign spending and vowed to push swift passage of legislation in Congress to publicly finance congressional elections.

Washington Times reports in-depth on the questionable PMA donations

I am including Marcy's name on the tag because some of these donors show up on her lists.
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A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country.

Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/23/lobbyists-kin-unlikely-campa...

Editorial: Paying to play

Columbus Dispatch does not like the PMA Scandal in their editorial yesterday. Kaptur is rightfully singled out.
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Earmarks, the amendments that members of Congress attach to bills to fund special projects in their districts, are sometimes money well-spent -- for innovation, capital improvements and job creation.

But many earmarks are wasteful. Slipped quietly into unrelated bills without discussion or debate, they result in millions of taxpayers' dollars spent on projects that are frivolous. And sometimes they're dirty.

Sherrod Brown's response on healthcare

I am a bit late on posting this but this is Sherrod Brown's response to my request for him to vote no on the healthcare reform proposal.
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Dear Mr. Myers:

Thank you for sharing your views on health reform.

LATTA STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S AFGHANISTAN REMARKS

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after President Obama’s speech at West Point this evening.

In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists’

Just sickening. When Congress speaks, they are literally using the works of Corporate America.

"In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident.

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies." (continued)

Tea Party Tomorrow on Capitol Hill!

Is anyone going to the Tea Party tomorrow, in Congress? Rep. Bachmann, (R. Minn.) is leading a national Tea Party inside Congress, so ordinary citizens can go to individual Congresspersons' offices and deliver messages in person, messages our officials just don't seem to understand. Starting time is noon.

EDITORIAL The House Ethics Committee at Work

A computer gaffe has revealed some of the secretive workings of the House ethics committee, including preliminary inquiries into complaints against 19 members and some of their staff. The accidental disclosure, made by a staffer who was later fired, sent a bipartisan jolt through Congress, which is already wary about new and long overdue mandates for greater ethical transparency.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/opinion/31sat3.html

EDITORIAL: Old-school corruption

Before taking control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." However, with dozens of mostly Democratic lawmakers and various staff under investigation by the House's twin ethics bodies, the majority clearly values political power over clean government.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/02/old-school-corruption/?feat=...

Batchelder To Governor: Federal Health Care Will Worsen Ohio’s Budget Situation

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today was joined by his fellow caucus members in signing and delivering a letter to Governor Strickland, regarding their deep concern of the federal government’s universal health care plan.

The Marxist power grab continues....

UPDATE 2-Dem bill urges new US powers over financial firms
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:16pm EDT
* Financial Services Oversight Council would be set up

* Treasury would head council to monitor, address risks

* Federal Reserve, FDIC would get new authorities

* Obama says bill urgent, crucial (Updates with Obama letter to Frank)

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Rachelle Younglai

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