Posts Tagged ‘5th District of TN’
The past two weeks for the campaign have been absolutely phenomenal. We’ve been a part of many events, voter meetings, speaking engagements, and much more. As such, it’s become more difficult to blog consistently. Because of this blogging break, I wanted to update you on the recent news from our Campaign HQ on 21st Avenue South.
First, it was AIG. Then it was Goldman Sachs. Then GM, Chrysler, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ad nauseum. Bailout after bailout after bailout. And it’s not over yet?
Last year, Congress passed several stimulus bills under the guise of “shovel-ready” projects. The only shovel that was ready was the shovel being used by individual state workers ready for layoffs because of irresponsible state spending during the past decade. Good news is that the fellow holding the shovel got to work an extra year. Bad news is that the stimulus money was a one-and-out.
It’s been a busy week in our campaign. This is some news we’ve been waiting to share with our supporters and also those looking for someone to support in August and also in November. Please see below for a press release from Friday, May 14th.
NASHVILLE – A fast-growing list of Nashville business leaders and executives have already committed to contribute and raise more than $500,000 for congressional candidate Jeff Hartline’s campaign for the 5th District congressional seat currently held by Jim Cooper.
It appears that someone may have been mistaken when he voted in favor of the HealthCare bill. Congressman Jim Cooper told us he voted for health care reform because it would lower the long-term federal deficit but, once again, he has proven to be wrong on fiscal policy.
The Congressional Budget Office released new estimates today that health care reform will cost $110 billion more than was claimed when Congress passed the legislation last month. In fact, costs are now expected to exceed $1 trillion over the next 10 years. The new CBO estimate wipes out President Obama’s claim that health care reform would reduce the federal deficit by more than $100 billion over the next 10 years.
My most recent post discussed the reasons behind Governor Brewer’s recent illegal immigration bill.
A large part of the concern behind this bill is related to the Japanese internment that occurred in the United States in the 1940’s through the end of WWII. If you aren’t quite sure what that was, check here. What would happen if we were attacked again? Some people believe we will be forced into taking similar steps if we continue to ignore the illegal immigration problem in America.
An Open Letter to Jim Cooper
March 22, 2010
Dear Mr. Cooper:
Today, you have officially abandoned any pretext as a credible representative for District 5 of Tennessee. I have contacted you many times in the past regarding your votes for Cap and Trade, Health Care Insurance, Stimulus One and Two, Cash for Clunkers, Bank Bailouts, Insurance Bailouts, Car Company Bailouts, etc. Your office has steadfastly told me that you know best because you are a teacher at Vanderbilt, a fiscal conservative, a Rhodes Scholar, etc. You certainly teach at Vanderbilt and are a Rhodes Scholar. However, you are no fiscal conservative.
Rep. Jim Cooper, (D-TN5) has announced his plans to vote in favor of the HealthCare Bill being considered in Washington D.C. today.
We have reached a critical moment in our history. It is time to bring reason and logic back to Congress. Please help us spread the word. We plan to defeat Jim in the fall. We need your help to let as many concerned citizens know about our campaign.
Spread the word about this blog. Spread the word about our website, twitter, and our facebook page as well. We need to grow our support as much as possible. With your help spreading our message, we will guarantee Jim a fight in November.
Thank you in advance. Contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watching the United States Congress these days reminds one of the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.” We have developed exponential rules upon rules for lobbyists and their contacts with legislators, rules for campaign finance and execution, rules for everything. The one place we have developed few rules is the United States Congress. At least our expectations point to that fact.
During former Governor Don Sundquist’s administration in Tennessee, he made a move to enact a state income tax. Despite a constitutional ban on such legislation, the Democrat legislature deemed it possible that the left-leaning State Supreme Court might “look the other way” in rendering the Constitution saying something opposite of what it actually said.