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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Meet the Fockers.
AYES: Benishek, Camp, Huizenga, Miller, Rogers, Upton, Walberg
We've seen the movie before. Spoiler alert: in this sequel, Paul Ryan and John Boehner lie, and the Marxstream Media prints the lie. Once again, the Michigan GOP delegation majority has voted with Gary Peters, which is their ongoing endorsement of Gary Peters for U.S. Senate.
I cannot do much in other congressional districts, however, I am aware of what I can effect in CD-1.
Congressman Dan Benishek, go f#@% yourself. With a chainsaw.
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, I thank you for voting NO, and voting on Principle. To that extent, I acknowledge the no vote of this dubious character playing in the Yob-ite propaganda machine. With same regard, I thank Reps. Conyers, and Levin, for their no votes too.
Rep Tim Walberg (R-7) released the following statement after the Supreme Court's decisions on marriage:
Marriage IS between a man and a woman.
Because the Queers (Their label not mine) want to play house, adopt children to indoctrinate into their LIFESTYLE and get the benefits normal couples receive, this has been pushed. As for those benefits, our tax dollars being used to encourage a perverse and dangerous lifestyle is troubling. It violates our freedom of conscience. With the ruling, comes a claim to federal benefits for same sex couples recognized as being legally 'married'.
"The decisions just came down and they don't apply to Michigan. So the way I view it is, I'm going to follow what Michigan law is, and I'll keep track of what's going on in the federal courts," Snyder said... until there is some money provided to make up for benefits of same sex (married) partners.
Ya know what? I feel so safe knowing our governor is out there protecting the sovereignty of our state.. Right.
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$20,000 wasn't enough for the template of all RINOs to run as a Dem according to sources.
That was the amount reportedly offered to Schwarz for his campaign on their behalf. From M-Live
Because his natural tendencies have always favored failure.
And even though the story doesn't mention it, he may still run as an Independent.
Something that ought to make the Democrats even happier if they stop to think about it.
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By JGillman, Section News
How long should it be up?
Should it hang until the next election is over? Should we update with fresh scarlet letters from even more recent miserable failures of those who are hanging patiently for all this time? Should we offer a positive spin on their recent accomplishments and then sigh, noting how they really screwed up before, and then point again to the left?
While waiting for some discussion on this, it should be noted that our concern about the debt ceiling being increased has been vindicated. We were right, and those guys on the left were not. The trillions they added to the burden our children must carry, cannot be voted away as easily as their tenure in congress. Experience DOES account for something, but it is not an excuse for repeatedly ducking responsibility, and they are indeed responsible for that fact.
Good men who screw up need to admit and own up to it, and offer their mistakes as lessons. Personally, I see genuine contrition as a character building exercise.
However, I have somehow missed any claims of ownership recently. Point me to them, and the name comes down.
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Received this. Usually, I am a great big Walberg supporter. I really find little love for such short sightedness on such an impactful event. Does the congressman or his counterparts have an absolute limit calculated? Does he know where this leads us?
Somehow I wonder. Below the line is more information provided by the congressman's office.
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By JGillman, Section News
Are you looking for a career change? A way to broaden your horizons? Perhaps a house in the burbs (Maryland)would be a really cool addition?
If you are from Michigan, have a desire to meet a lot of new people and serve your country, NOW is the time. A few hard workers with soul are needed in the following districts ... uh well ALL of the following districts except Congressional District #3 which is occupied by Justin Amash:
"The Budget Control Act trades $21 billion in cuts next year for a debt ceiling increase of $2.1 trillion. That's one penny in cuts for each dollar of new debt. The bill does not seriously address the drivers of the federal government's fiscal crisis. It does not improve entitlement programs.
I would personally like to thank Representative Amash for his ability to stand for something bigger than the ability to get in line with what the leader of the house desired.
Again, the Michigan Republican delegation sans one, failed to perform its duty on the most important vote of their lifetimes. They missed an opportunity to stand for a permanence of fiscal prudence.
MICHIGAN DELEGATION VOTE The complete list here
As for those Democrats who voted no, they wanted even more from Boehner. However, this president will take whatever rope he has been given and run with it.
The ONE chance you had to stop him, and you blew it.
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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tim Walberg released the following statement about the Budget Control Act:
"I am acutely concerned for the direction of the country, and the current path of mounting debt for future generations. I am working to achieve the largest possible spending cuts and long-term deficit reduction and spending reform.
OK. Stop the increases with a simple statement of "Hell No Mr. President."
C'mon Tim. Get this Republican delegation committed to another term of support by an intact base. Republicans that allow the debt to increase will face primary challengers in 2012. Republicans who wish to appease the worst president in the history of the country will capitulate.
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Governor? You paying attention?
Michigan 7th district Congressman Tim Walberg joined with several House colleagues in a press conference to demand a response to a June 2nd letter sent by 33 House members to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter asked for information on waivers to President Obama's health care law, including details on the number and types of waivers denied and pending, as well response time to waiver requests.
In his comments, Congressman Walberg cited the recent hiring spree by McDonald's Restaurants, which has been exempted from the health care law, as an example how businesses can flourish and expand when not subject to onerous federal mandates.
"When you are not under the gun of the ObamaCare mandates, you can hire employees. We ought to give that same opportunity to other employers around this nation."
Indeed. RESTORE that <strike>opportunity</strike> RIGHT to operate your business as you see fit.
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