Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pay Attention! Another GOP Betrayal Coming.

"Republicans on the campaign trail are bashing the president and his agenda... Behind the scenes, key party members are talking a different game." - The Wall Street Journal

As I read the passage above in a recent Wall Street Journal piece, my eyebrows raised. But then my worst fears were confirmed when The Journal quoted Congressman Darrell Issa as saying: "It's pretty clear the American people expect us to use the existing gridlock to create compromise... They [the American people] want us to come together after we agree to disagree."

"It's pretty clear?" What is Congressman Issa, a generally reliable conservative, talking about? Have our conservative allies in Congress taken complete leave of their senses? Do they just not get it?

No, Congressman Issa. With all due respect, the American people do NOT want conservatives in Congress to use gridlock to "create compromise" on Barack Obama’s radical agenda. The American people want the socialist Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda STOPPED... PERIOD... END OF SENTENCE.

And yet, in spite of the wishes of the American people, once again, this dangerous urge to "compromise" with the opposition has reared its ugly head. It's clear that far too many of our self-proclaimed conservative leaders, yet again, need to be reminded about what the American people really want... And with the November elections right around the corner, it’s up to patriotic Americans like you and me to set them straight.

As President Ronald Reagan once said, "If not us, who? If not now, when?"

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Below is a suggested act for those wonderful members of our legislative branch of government.

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(S), then go home and back to work.

Now, if some Congresscritter would just have the cajones to introduce such a bill!

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