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Archive for July 3rd, 2009

  • Reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by $9.6 trillion.

  • Destroy an average of 1-3 million jobs, every year.

  • Raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation.

  • Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74%.

  • Raise residential natural gas prices by 55%.

  • Raise an average family’s annual energy bill by $1,500 annually.

  • Increase the federal debt by 26%, which is $29,150 per person.

    Why would these congressmen support a bill that drives up the cost of energy and destroy jobs during a recession?
    Bono Mack, Mary (CA-45) 202-225-5330
    Castle, Mike (DE) 202-225-4165
    Kirk, Mark (IL-10) 202-225-4835
    Lance, Leonard (NJ-7) 202-225-5361
    LoBiondo, Frank (NJ-2) 202-225-6572
    McHugh, John (NY-23) 202-225-4611
    Reichert, Dave (WA-8) 202-225-7761
    Smith, Chris (NJ-4) 202-225-3765

    Notice they all serve on different committees. We all know there are dozens of different committees in the House. But what was promised to them for voting yea. Could they have been promised more influence in each of the positions? Why did these individuals vote against the wishes of the very people who put them in office? Some of that has been found in the 300 pages of amendments that was distributed in the wee hours of the morning that once again no one read before they voted.

    The final vote was 219 yeas and 212 nays. Had these “Elite Eight” voted according to their constituents wishes vs. their own potential political gain, the vote would have been 211 yeas and 220 nays. But we didn’t need all 8 to vote correctly. We only needed 4. If only 4 had voted nay, the final tally would have been 215 yeas and 216 nays.

    Speaker Pelosi stated to the House before the vote was cast, “… just remember these four words for what this legislation means: jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs. Let’s vote for jobs.” She forgot to finish each phrase, in China, in China, in China, in China. Obviously, she and all who voted to pass this legislation didn’t think very far into the future or even use common sense. Not only will the American people be taxed so much they will feel “out of business”, but our major employers will be “moving out their business” to countries that don’t even care about clean air, let alone tax upon it. It will have nothing to do about anti-patriotism. It will simply be a financial business decision.

    We are fed-up with spineless, gutless Progressives and Liberals like this. They need to be removed from office and replaced with true Conservatives. Call them and tell them.

    I am more and more convinced that these new Democrats want as many Americans as possible living in poverty and ignorance, dependent upon government, Democrat Government, for food, clothing, shelter, heat, electric, cars, trucks, everything possible and more. This is what uninformed voters or voters on the take cause.

    What is going to happen to America after the producers (taxpayers) quit working because the Democrats take too much out of their paychecks in taxes and productive work just isn’t worth it anymore? Gee, that sounds like what happened to the Soviet Union.

    But seriously, just who will the Democrats tax to support the extravagant Democrat spending and the lifestyles of their voters? Democrats have pandered to those who don’t pay taxes to buy their votes, and left so few of us paying taxes, to be redistributed to those on the public dole, that Democrats are going to be in a real bind to support their paid-for voters in very short order. Then what will the Democrats do? Seize property and give it to their voters?

    Oops! They already did that with GM and Chrysler! The bondholders got taken and the Unions got 55%! This stuff used to be illegal but not under these New Democrats. What happened to that “Shining City On A Hill” that Ronald Reagan spoke so proudly of?

    What a sad day for America. All I can say is the American people had better wake-up and start fighting for this country, and I mean quickly, or Obama and the Democrats are rapidly going to destroy this country. They are systematically, like a Blitzkrieg, moving this country into Fascism and Stalinism. I wouldn’t have believed it were possible if I haven’t been seeing it with my own eyes. If this madness doesn’t stop the possibility of Americans rising up and supporting a Revolution is in our very near future.

    Our Founding Fathers warned if Government got out of control of the people, that it would be proper to replace it and start all over again removing the power from Washington.

    Consequences For ChristiansLiberals are accelerating their push to pass federal “hate crimes” legislation. In a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) made no bones about his plan to fast-track the bill after the July 4th recess, bypassing the normal process. His maneuvering would mean that Republicans will have no input on legislation that would have sweeping consequences for churches, charities, Christians, and criminal law. Bob Knight sums it up as a “grab bag of ways to violate genuine constitutional rights while addressing a non-issue.”

    Nevertheless, the Left insists on forcing a bill through Congress that establishes “thought crimes,” gives special protection to homosexuals under the law, and paves the way for the federal government to get deeply involved in crimes on the local level. The House already passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 909) back in April. Now the Senate leadership is racing to do the same.

    You can help derail their train by flooding the offices of three Committee Democrats whose votes could make all the difference – Arkansas’s Blanche Lincoln, phone: 202-224-4843; Arkansas’s Mark Pryor, phone: 202-224-2353; and Alaska’s Mark Begich, phone: 202-224-3004. Remind them that equal justice under the law means equal protection for all!