Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

What kind of responsibility?

May 13, 2010

Fiduciary: (fuh-doo-she-air-e) adj.  of, relating to, or involving a confidence or trust, held or founded in confidence or trust, holding in trust…

My own phonetic representation of this important word is a bit off the standard phonetic structure, but I hope you get the point.  It is important to revisit the definition of this word (here and here) as it affects the very future of the republic.

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The Bribery House rules

March 18, 2010

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.

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Sen. Jim Bunning – a man of the People

March 10, 2010

If you’ve been watching the news over the past week, it’s likely that you’ve heard about Senator Jim Bunning, R-KY and his one-man revolution in the Senate. While the President and members of the House and Senate were arguing over Health Care reform, Bunning was standing up for the American taxpayer.

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Why do we need Term Limits?

February 24, 2010

In the 1940’s, the American people, though they continued to vote for him, expressed concern about a President for life, Roosevelt having been elected four times. Until Roosevelt, Presidents had followed the example of George Washington and served only two terms. This was a fundamental concern of the Founders. They rejected the idea of a King. And so, the nation rallied to pass the 22nd Amendment, limiting the term of President to two elected terms. This was a missed opportunity.

In the year 2010, it is time to complete the process started by the citizens of the 20th century. By term limiting Senators and Representatives to twelve years, we can solve a multitude of problems.

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The Mood of Massachusetts

January 18, 2010

Even before the governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia were held, there was palpable discontent brewing in the nation over the Democrat Party’s over-reaching policies being moved through both houses of Congress.

  • The Stimulus Bill money was never fully distributed and the results reveal it as nothing more than a total waste of the taxpayers money.
  • The House and Senate attempt to take over one sixth of the economy through the Health Insurance legislation.
  • The bailout bills for auto and insurance companies leave the people with a billion dollar tab.
  • The House passed “Cap and Trade” energy legislation designed to increase energy costs for every American household.
  • It seems that the people appear to be done with this direction. We were assured this would not the case by the Democrat Party.

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