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Tag: Debt Increases
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Jeez Mike, you sure talk a good game when the camera is on but, your vote says you're lying.
More mealy-mouthed enabling excuses below.
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By JGillman, Section News
The MiGOP Congressional types who sold us down the river, and probably created a constitutional crisis while at it.
Camp - Surrender
Benishek - Surrender
Upton - Surrender
Rogers - Surrender
To the above folks, we ask "Why bother to go to Washington?" or "Why be a Republican at all? To win races?" Benishek especially, given the support he NEEDS to even think about winning. A very real possibility: 48-40 loss in next years general (if you make it that far) to Jerry Cannon. Sorry buddy. I'll let you guess at where the odd votes go. As for Upton, Camp, and Rogers? Not really surprised. Safe districts, but might still face primary challenges.
Those MiGOP Congressional types who did us right.
There are so many tests to fail, but this one you passed with flying BOLD colors. (the nay votes)
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Candice got this one right. Well, partially right, up until she decided it's smart to start blathering for a Federal catastrophic fund to 'fleece' e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e into gummint subsidy.
Yessirree, it was Richard "I Never Met A Big Government Program That I Didn't Like" Nixon who mandated National Flood Insurance in 1973, further entangling folks to bureaucracy created floodplain schemes if you'd like a mortgage.
So, who were the Michigan Republicans that kicked the fleecing can down the road? Benishek, Camp, Huizenga, McCotter, Rogers, Upton, and Walberg voting in lockstep with nanny government entitlement Democrats Clarke, Conyers, Dingell, Kildee, Levin, and Peters.
And they still get their nose all out of joint with wondering why they end up in places like here? Go figure.
Anywho, a 'shout out' thanks to Representative Amash, for the much appreciated consistency. Candice, nice try, but thanks for your NO vote anyway.
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via Big Government
Rep. Candice S. Miller (R-MI): obtained a $486,000 earmark that helped add a 14-foot bike lane within walking distance of her house. "People earmark for all kinds of things," Rep. Miller said when asked about the project. "I'm pretty proud of this; I think I did what my people wanted. Should I have told them, 'We can never have this bike path complete because I happen to live by one section of it'? They would have thrown me out of office."
Hey Leon, can ya send Mr. Perk's over to CD-10?
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By JGillman, Section News
The wall of shame has served its purpose.
There isn't a Republican congressman who occupied its space who was not made aware of it often by supporters or those who wanted to put it in their face as a means of showing disapproval.
The wall is now empty for the time being, yet the violation of principle must be acknowledged in a more permanent way. As a means of keeping more permanently the record of the occupiers and their decision to saddle our future with more debt, I am making it into a post (this post) that will be searchable forevermore. As I wrote:
"This wall is not because we hate you guys, but because we respected and counted on you. Conservatives expect bad legislation out of progressives and the Democrats. Getting along just cannot cut it anymore. Shape up and "know your power."
And now it resides below the line.
There is still opportunity for those described here to self reflect. There is still time for those who are considering primaries to file and declare their principled ideas and solutions. Let the debate begin.
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