About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The List Of Members Favoring Repeal Of BO's Healthcare Plan

Thanks to Americans For Prosperity for sending along the list below of the Members of the House who have signed Iowa Congressman Steve King's Motion To Discharge BO's healthcare plan (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that was passed into law in March. AFP reports that there's a simple legislative fix to repeal this horrible legislation. House Discharge Petition Number 11 will force a vote on repeal if a majority of Members sign it - the people on the list are the ones who have not given up yet.

A discharge petition is used when the chair of a committee refuses to place a bill or resolution on the Committee's agenda; by never reporting a bill, the matter will never leave the committee and the full House will not be able to consider it. A successful petition discharges the committee from further consideration of a bill or resolution and brings the bill directly to the floor which is what Congressman King is trying to do.

Check the list below carefully & if your Member is not on it I recommend that you consider that when you vote in November regardless of which party you favor or which party your Member belongs.

111th Congress 2nd Session United States House Of Representatives #11

Motion to Discharge a Committee from the Consideration of a resolution

June 16, 2010

To the Clerk of the House of Representatives:
Pursuant to clause 2 of rule XV, I, Steve King of Iowa, move to discharge the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, and Appropriations from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4972) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was referred to said committees on March 25, 2010, in support of which motion the undersigned Members of the House of Representatives affix their signatures, to wit:
June 16, 2010
1. Steve KingIowa05
2. Connie MackFlorida14
3. Michele BachmannMinnesota06
June 22, 2010
4. Todd TiahrtKansas04
June 23, 2010
5. Marsha BlackburnTennessee07
6. Tom PriceGeorgia06
7. Paul C. BrounGeorgia10
8. Jerry MoranKansas01
9. Tom GravesGeorgia09
10. Rob BishopUtah01
11. Joseph R. PittsPennsylvania16
12. Mike PenceIndiana06
June 24, 2010
13. Lynn A. WestmorelandGeorgia03
14. Glenn ThompsonPennsylvania05
15. Jeb HensarlingTexas05
16. Louie GohmertTexas01
17. Judy BiggertIllinois13
18. John BoozmanArkansas03
19. Kenny MarchantTexas24
20. Jim JordanOhio04
21. Jason ChaffetzUtah03
22. Gary G. MillerCalifornia42
23. Bob GoodlatteVirginia06
24. Doug LambornColorado05
25. Robert E. LattaOhio05
26. Tom ColeOklahoma04
27. Trent FranksArizona02
28. K. Michael ConawayTexas11
29. Jo BonnerAlabama01
30. Dan BurtonIndiana05
June 29, 2010
31. J. Gresham BarrettSouth Carolina03
32. John LinderGeorgia07
33. Bill PoseyFlorida15
34. Lynn JenkinsKansas02
35. Mike CoffmanColorado06
36. Roscoe G. BartlettMaryland06
37. Virginia FoxxNorth Carolina05
38. John CampbellCalifornia48
39. Mike Rogers (AL)Alabama03
40. Randy NeugebauerTexas19
41. Charles K. DjouHawaii01
42. Pete SessionsTexas32
43. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.Wisconsin05
44. Howard CobleNorth Carolina06
45. Candice S. MillerMichigan10
46. Steve ScaliseLouisiana01
47. Robert B. AderholtAlabama04
48. Phil GingreyGeorgia11
49. Kevin BradyTexas08
50. Pete OlsonTexas22
51. C. W. Bill YoungFlorida10
52. Tom McClintockCalifornia04
June 30, 2010
53. Joe WilsonSouth Carolina02
54. Mac ThornberryTexas13
55. John R. CarterTexas31
56. John ShimkusIllinois19
57. Mary FallinOklahoma05
58. Gus M. BilirakisFlorida09
59. John FlemingLouisiana04
60. Jeff FlakeArizona06
61. W. Todd AkinMissouri02
62. Peter HoekstraMichigan02
63. Donald A. ManzulloIllinois16
64. Eric CantorVirginia07
65. Scott GarrettNew Jersey05
66. John A. BoehnerOhio08
67. Henry E. Brown, Jr.South Carolina01
68. Kay GrangerTexas12
69. Parker GriffithAlabama05
70. Ted PoeTexas02
71. Cathy McMorris RodgersWashington05
72. Rodney AlexanderLouisiana05
73. Fred UptonMichigan06
74. Jean SchmidtOhio02
75. John SullivanOklahoma01
76. Peter J. RoskamIllinois06
77. Blaine LuetkemeyerMissouri09
78. Michael C. BurgessTexas26
79. Ken CalvertCalifornia44
80. Lee TerryNebraska02
July 1, 2010
81. Patrick T. McHenryNorth Carolina10
82. Mary Bono MackCalifornia45
83. Spencer BachusAlabama06
84. Jeff MillerFlorida01
85. John B. ShadeggArizona03
86. Gregg HarperMississippi03
87. John Abney CulbersonTexas07
88. Dana RohrabacherCalifornia46
89. David P. RoeTennessee01
90. J. Randy ForbesVirginia04
91. Bill CassidyLouisiana06
92. Brett GuthrieKentucky02
93. Denny RehbergMontana0
94. Sue Wilkins MyrickNorth Carolina09
95. Tom LathamIowa04
96. Michael K. SimpsonIdaho02
97. John KlineMinnesota02
98. Ron PaulTexas14
99. Thomas J. RooneyFlorida16
100. Daniel E. LungrenCalifornia03
101. Darrell E. IssaCalifornia49
102. Harold RogersKentucky05
103. John J. Duncan, Jr.Tennessee02
104. Todd Russell PlattsPennsylvania19
105. Duncan HunterCalifornia52
106. Sam GravesMissouri06
107. Bob InglisSouth Carolina04
108. Edward R. RoyceCalifornia40
109. Ralph M. HallTexas04
July 13, 2010
110. Timothy V. JohnsonIllinois15
111. Michael T. McCaulTexas10
112. Thaddeus G. McCotterMichigan11
113. Robert J. WittmanVirginia01
114. Lamar SmithTexas21
115. Cynthia M. LummisWyoming00
116. Wally HergerCalifornia02
117. Vern BuchananFlorida13
118. Christopher H. SmithNew Jersey04
119. Geoff DavisKentucky04
120. Jack KingstonGeorgia01
121. Brian P. BilbrayCalifornia50


  1. But 400 BILLION on unconstitutional health care is ok?

    Prescription Drug Benefit.
    The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-ofpocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
    Marsha Blackburn is a Hypocrite.
    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :

  2. Will pass this on!

  3. Yes, Shimkus is on the list. I understand that it is important to know that even if they do favor the repeal of BO's healthcare plan, there may be other factors to consider in the decision to vote for some candidates.

  4. I don't see Frelinghuysen on that list, I think Luzzi would be on the list. I guess I'm going to have to contact Rodney again and disseminate this email. Thanks Doug