Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
H R 4213 YEA-AND-NAY 22-Jul-2010 2:13 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate amdt to the House amdt to the Senate amdt
BILL TITLE: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
|Green, Al |
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Sánchez, Linda T.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is your chance to personally meet these high energy people who unselfishly ran for public office to defend all of our liberties. You will never get a better chance than this.
Please feel free to bring guests to the meeting - just let me know how many people you are bringing because in addition to being the host I am also the janitor who has to prepare the room & clean it up.
The agenda is as follows:
1. Introduction - Doug Hartlove
2. The Importance Of Running For Public Office - Stan Serafin, former NJ State Assembly Candidate
3. Statement by all candidates in attendance regarding their future plans & how they will support the FairTax & America (Greg Ament representing Mike Agosta, Tod Theise, Dave Corsi, Richard Luzzi, Lon Hosford, Jim Poesl, Gloria Leustek, & Alan Bateman)
4. Frelinghuysen, Lance, Garrett - no support of FairTax from them. John Boehner's call against the FairTax.
5. Discussion of attack ads used in other states against FairTax candidates. PA's negative experience & GA's positive experience. What was the difference in these results?
6. Discussion of Rick Barber's (losing candidate in Alabama Second District) appearance on Hardball & follow up attempt by FairTax NJ
7. Preparation of candidates - brush up on any points requested tonight
8. FairTax NJ will stand behind the active candidates as a resource ready to help. Private training sessions planned - seminar or moot court - candidates' preference of format.
9. Closing Remarks - Doug Hartlove
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thanks to everyone who responded to the subject message that pointed out that it is officers of each branch of government that are equally bound to uphold the Constitution - not just the Justices on the Supreme Court as is popularly thought today after decades of statist brainwashing.
Since the original writing I have learned from you that General Washington required all officers to take an oath pledging fidelity to America & that during the Civil War Congress required a similar pledge of civil servants & of course there is a military service oath taken by all of our volunteers including me in January 1969.
Response #1 below shows us there is also an oath taken when you register to vote in Vermont. Response #2 indicates that Dr. Franklin was not always right - but in this context until the Civil War I'm sure he was not disappointed in the least.
Congratulations, Doug, this is superb. Everyone recites that oath, but few pause to reflect on what it actually means. And it means exactly what you say.
In Vermont, when you register to vote for the first time, you must swear the Freeman's Oath (Article 42 of the Vermont State Constitution):
You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the State of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.
I found swearing this to a nice, middle-aged lady in the DMV, genuinely moving. I really do remember it when I vote. And while I probably wouldn't vote any differently, it bolsters the spirit to remember you pledged to put the good of Vermont above personal interests.
Doug - WELL DONE and WELL SAID! See, Ol' Ben wasn't always right. God bless you.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
---Observant Response From Mid-west E-mail Club Member---
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.
---Response From Blog Subscriber---
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
---Posting From Cyberspace Explorer Who Found Blog Through Google Search - First Time Reader Of Blog Who Follows His Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (Fifth Signer On List) Very Closely---
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-of-pocket 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 more from this writer on the blog under comments of original blog posting dated July 13, 2010.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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 King||Iowa||05|
|2. Connie Mack||Florida||14|
|3. Michele Bachmann||Minnesota||06|
|June 22, 2010|
|4. Todd Tiahrt||Kansas||04|
|June 23, 2010|
|5. Marsha Blackburn||Tennessee||07|
|6. Tom Price||Georgia||06|
|7. Paul C. Broun||Georgia||10|
|8. Jerry Moran||Kansas||01|
|9. Tom Graves||Georgia||09|
|10. Rob Bishop||Utah||01|
|11. Joseph R. Pitts||Pennsylvania||16|
|12. Mike Pence||Indiana||06|
|June 24, 2010|
|13. Lynn A. Westmoreland||Georgia||03|
|14. Glenn Thompson||Pennsylvania||05|
|15. Jeb Hensarling||Texas||05|
|16. Louie Gohmert||Texas||01|
|17. Judy Biggert||Illinois||13|
|18. John Boozman||Arkansas||03|
|19. Kenny Marchant||Texas||24|
|20. Jim Jordan||Ohio||04|
|21. Jason Chaffetz||Utah||03|
|22. Gary G. Miller||California||42|
|23. Bob Goodlatte||Virginia||06|
|24. Doug Lamborn||Colorado||05|
|25. Robert E. Latta||Ohio||05|
|26. Tom Cole||Oklahoma||04|
|27. Trent Franks||Arizona||02|
|28. K. Michael Conaway||Texas||11|
|29. Jo Bonner||Alabama||01|
|30. Dan Burton||Indiana||05|
|June 29, 2010|
|31. J. Gresham Barrett||South Carolina||03|
|32. John Linder||Georgia||07|
|33. Bill Posey||Florida||15|
|34. Lynn Jenkins||Kansas||02|
|35. Mike Coffman||Colorado||06|
|36. Roscoe G. Bartlett||Maryland||06|
|37. Virginia Foxx||North Carolina||05|
|38. John Campbell||California||48|
|39. Mike Rogers (AL)||Alabama||03|
|40. Randy Neugebauer||Texas||19|
|41. Charles K. Djou||Hawaii||01|
|42. Pete Sessions||Texas||32|
|43. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.||Wisconsin||05|
|44. Howard Coble||North Carolina||06|
|45. Candice S. Miller||Michigan||10|
|46. Steve Scalise||Louisiana||01|
|47. Robert B. Aderholt||Alabama||04|
|48. Phil Gingrey||Georgia||11|
|49. Kevin Brady||Texas||08|
|50. Pete Olson||Texas||22|
|51. C. W. Bill Young||Florida||10|
|52. Tom McClintock||California||04|
|June 30, 2010|
|53. Joe Wilson||South Carolina||02|
|54. Mac Thornberry||Texas||13|
|55. John R. Carter||Texas||31|
|56. John Shimkus||Illinois||19|
|57. Mary Fallin||Oklahoma||05|
|58. Gus M. Bilirakis||Florida||09|
|59. John Fleming||Louisiana||04|
|60. Jeff Flake||Arizona||06|
|61. W. Todd Akin||Missouri||02|
|62. Peter Hoekstra||Michigan||02|
|63. Donald A. Manzullo||Illinois||16|
|64. Eric Cantor||Virginia||07|
|65. Scott Garrett||New Jersey||05|
|66. John A. Boehner||Ohio||08|
|67. Henry E. Brown, Jr.||South Carolina||01|
|68. Kay Granger||Texas||12|
|69. Parker Griffith||Alabama||05|
|70. Ted Poe||Texas||02|
|71. Cathy McMorris Rodgers||Washington||05|
|72. Rodney Alexander||Louisiana||05|
|73. Fred Upton||Michigan||06|
|74. Jean Schmidt||Ohio||02|
|75. John Sullivan||Oklahoma||01|
|76. Peter J. Roskam||Illinois||06|
|77. Blaine Luetkemeyer||Missouri||09|
|78. Michael C. Burgess||Texas||26|
|79. Ken Calvert||California||44|
|80. Lee Terry||Nebraska||02|
|July 1, 2010|
|81. Patrick T. McHenry||North Carolina||10|
|82. Mary Bono Mack||California||45|
|83. Spencer Bachus||Alabama||06|
|84. Jeff Miller||Florida||01|
|85. John B. Shadegg||Arizona||03|
|86. Gregg Harper||Mississippi||03|
|87. John Abney Culberson||Texas||07|
|88. Dana Rohrabacher||California||46|
|89. David P. Roe||Tennessee||01|
|90. J. Randy Forbes||Virginia||04|
|91. Bill Cassidy||Louisiana||06|
|92. Brett Guthrie||Kentucky||02|
|93. Denny Rehberg||Montana||0|
|94. Sue Wilkins Myrick||North Carolina||09|
|95. Tom Latham||Iowa||04|
|96. Michael K. Simpson||Idaho||02|
|97. John Kline||Minnesota||02|
|98. Ron Paul||Texas||14|
|99. Thomas J. Rooney||Florida||16|
|100. Daniel E. Lungren||California||03|
|101. Darrell E. Issa||California||49|
|102. Harold Rogers||Kentucky||05|
|103. John J. Duncan, Jr.||Tennessee||02|
|104. Todd Russell Platts||Pennsylvania||19|
|105. Duncan Hunter||California||52|
|106. Sam Graves||Missouri||06|
|107. Bob Inglis||South Carolina||04|
|108. Edward R. Royce||California||40|
|109. Ralph M. Hall||Texas||04|
|July 13, 2010|
|110. Timothy V. Johnson||Illinois||15|
|111. Michael T. McCaul||Texas||10|
|112. Thaddeus G. McCotter||Michigan||11|
|113. Robert J. Wittman||Virginia||01|
|114. Lamar Smith||Texas||21|
|115. Cynthia M. Lummis||Wyoming||00|
|116. Wally Herger||California||02|
|117. Vern Buchanan||Florida||13|
|118. Christopher H. Smith||New Jersey||04|
|119. Geoff Davis||Kentucky||04|
|120. Jack Kingston||Georgia||01|
|121. Brian P. Bilbray||California||50|
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Matthews masterfully played to his statist audience by acting confused about current embedded taxes & seemingly could not understand that the FairTax is a replacement for all of the IRS enforced taxes - he kept describing the FairTax as an add on to state sales taxes as if this is not the case today with the income tax. Matthews' goal was to make a perfectly normal Tea Party candidate look like an extremist & in the process make the FairTax look extremist. What is extremist is that the income tax system is strangling our economic activity @ the expense of the citizenry to the benefit of a handful of socialist elites. The sooner people stop watching people like Matthews altogether the better so that we get them off the air.
Anyone who has read these messages for any length of time can see through Matthews' charade & answer his questions themselves. That is why this blog, TV programs like the national FairTax TV program on July 4, & educational seminars given in your neighborhood are so important so that people understand the truth about the FairTax so that they can withstand the purposely misleading lies presented by the enemies of America.
Ken Hoagland writes from Houston after the initial ratings of yesterday's national TV program came in - "We'll be doing much more based on this great public response because—as you already know—when people know the details, they like the FairTax.
Our biggest challenge is not convincing people this is a good idea but convincing people that the power of political insiders can be overcome. You and I both know that we have to roll over Congress, tax lobbyists and insiders who profit richly from the corruption of the income tax code.
A lot of our fellow citizens just don't believe anymore that the Founding Father's promise of a nation, 'of, by and for the people…' can be achieved anymore. It is the worst kind of cancer on our system of self-determination.
That's why it falls to us not just to tell more and more Americans about the potential of the FairTax but to be real leaders in restoring a kind of "citizen self-confidence" that makes our Constitution actually work."
Pick your battles & I hope supporting the FairTax is one of them. The drumbeat continues by the most dedicated & committed people I have ever worked with - to give America & your family a chance to Return To Excellence.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The Marine made a mistake though in referring to himself as a former Marine - I have never met a former Marine or an ex-Marine. I have met old Marines.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
There will be a FairTax Nationally Televised Independence Day Program on the Fox Business Network airing @ 1:30 PM on Sunday July 4. This special runs 30 minutes. Please record it & watch later if the original airing time is not convenient for you.