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    Losers and Leaders

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:42:36 PM EST
    Tags: Republicans, Debt Increases, Congress, Dan Benishek, Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, Kerry Bentivolio, Justin Amash, Bill Huizinga (all tags)

    The MiGOP Congressional types who sold us down the river, and probably created a constitutional crisis while at it.
    Camp - Surrender
    Benishek - Surrender
    Upton - Surrender
    Rogers - Surrender

    To the above folks, we ask "Why bother to go to Washington?" or "Why be a Republican at all? To win races?"  Benishek especially, given the support he NEEDS to even think about winning.  A very real possibility: 48-40 loss in next years general (if you make it that far) to Jerry Cannon.  Sorry buddy.  I'll let you guess at where the odd votes go.  As for Upton, Camp, and Rogers?  Not really surprised.  Safe districts, but might still face primary challenges.

    Those MiGOP Congressional types who did us right.
    Miller - Nay
    Bentivolio - Nay
    Walberg - Nay
    Amash - Nay
    Huizenga - Nay

    There are so many tests to fail, but this one you passed with flying BOLD colors. (the nay votes)

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    Freedom Index

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 12:46:00 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Freedom Index, Constitution, Sen. Carl Levin, 13%, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 18%, CD-1, Dan Benishek, 70%, CD-2, Bill Huizenga, 76%, CD-3, Justin Amash, 93%, CD-4, Dave Camp, 53%, CD-5, Daniel Kildee, 30%, CD-6, Fred Upton, 48%, CD-7, Tim Walberg, 71%, CD-8, Mike Rogers, 51%, CD-9, Sander Levin, 16%, CD-10, Candice Miller, CD-11, Kerry Bentivolio, 80%, CD-12, John Dingell, 21%, CD-13, John Conyers, 28%, CD-14, Gary Peters, 15% (all tags)

    The 2013 Update of the Freedom Index is out.

    The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages below are cumulative scores are based on key votes from 1999 through 2013. Click on a senator's or representative's name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.


    Sen. Carl Levin - 13%
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow - 18%
    Dist.1: Dan Benishek - 70%
    Dist.2: Bill Huizenga - 76%
    Dist.3: Justin Amash - 93%
    Dist.4: Dave Camp - 53%
    Dist.5: Daniel Kildee - 30%
    Dist.6: Fred Upton - 48%
    Dist.7: Tim Walberg - 71%
    Dist.8: Mike Rogers - 51%
    Dist.9: Sander Levin - 16%
    Dist.10: Candice Miller - 51%
    Dist.11: Kerry Bentivolio - 80%
    Dist.12: John Dingell - 21%
    Dist.13: John Conyers - 28%
    Dist.14: Gary Peters - 15%

    48? 51? 53 percent constitutionally competent?  We KNOW the Democrats have abandoned any allegiance to the constitution, but its truly disturbing how 'our side' has characters that would so willingly disregard the TRUE rule of law.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Walberg, Michigan Republican Congressmen Vote To Repeal

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:07:43 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Republicans, Repeal, Treasury, Taxes, Contributions, Constitution, Obamacare, ACA, Candice Miller, Fred Upton, Dave Camp, Tim Walberg, Gary Peters, Dan Beneshek, Defund Away, IRS (all tags)

    The vote to repeal Obamacare like the original vote was decided along party lines sans two Dems who acknowledge the catastrophe their party has wrought.

    All of Michigan's Republicans stepped up to the plate to 'repeal' the 'affordable' health care act, with a couple of them making sure you know they did. It marks the third time the House has voted to fully repeal this law since 2011. Rep Tim Walberg (R-CD7) voted in favor of H.R. 45 to repeal the President's health care law, and said the following:

    "The reality of Obamacare is millions of Americans losing access to their current health care coverage, job destroying tax hikes and mandates, and massive health insurance premium increases.  This government takeover of health care will hurt families, hurt small businesses, hurt retirees, and hurt Americans seeking to find work in our tough economy, so I voted today to repeal it.  I support common sense, patient-centered solutions such as ending lawsuit abuse, expanding the flexibility of medical savings accounts, and allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, that will truly make health care more affordable and help families."
    And he wasn't the only one.

    Fred Upton (R-CD6) heads the Energy and Commerce committee, which uses the platform to examine the costs of Obamacare (and actually uses THAT Name for it, which I find inappropriate and strange)as reported by insurers.

    Candace Miller (R-CD10) referencing previous appropriations efforts alongside the repeal vote says:

    "There is nothing more personal to each and every American than their health care and their relationship with their doctor.  And no issue is more important to each and every American than having a growing economy and job security.  Today the House acted for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare because it puts at risk the doctor-patient relationship and it will destroy jobs and put countless others at risk.

    To make matters even worse, last Friday the IRS admitted that it unfairly and improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by using purely political motives for conducting their duties to enforce the tax code.  So now because of ObamaCare every American will not only have to submit all private information about their income and earnings to the IRS, they now will also now have to supply their most private health information to a government agency that currently does not have the trust of the American people.

    ObamaCare has a myriad of fatal flaws that call for one action - the full repeal. The House has once again acted to get this job done and now if the Senate will join us we can get to work on a replacement to ObamaCare that has patient-centered reforms focused on protecting the doctor-patient relationship instead of putting it at risk, reducing costs instead of raising them, expanding access to care for all Americans instead of putting current care at risk, and finally creating jobs instead of destroying jobs."

    And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.

    Continued below

    (3 comments, 1102 words in story) Full Story

    Congressman Miller Statement On Tax Day

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:46:11 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Taxes, Tax Code, Congress, Candice Miller (all tags)

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement marking Tax Day:

    "Today as millions of Americans rush to complete their federal income return and file it before the midnight deadline, it is more clear than ever that our tax code is overly complex and in desperate need of reform.  It is simply ridiculous that the average American family needs to spend countless hours simply trying to comply with the tax code or that many need to hire an army of accountants to make certain they comply.

    Enough is enough.  It is time eliminate special interest tax breaks and deductions for a few so that we can simplify the tax code and lower rates for everyone. A more flatter, fairer and far simpler tax code will not only allow families to focus on meeting their needs instead of complying with the law, it will also promote economic growth that will create jobs and allow our economy to thrive.  This is the year to finally get that job done."

    Looking forward to your proposed fair or flat tax legislation Congressman.

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    Rep Miller Response To Obama Sequester Complaints

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 05:19:37 PM EST
    Tags: Candice Miller, Obama, Sequester (all tags)

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today released the following statement in response to President Obama's call for replacing the pending automatic federal spending cuts, known as the "sequester," set to go into effect this year:

    "In speaking today about the pending spending cuts that will result if the sequester goes into effect on March 1st, President Obama left out three key facts:  One, that the sequester was included in the Budget Control Act at the suggestion of his Administration;  Two, that U.S. House Republicans have twice passed legislation to enact more responsible cuts and reforms to replace the sequester, H.R.5652 and H.R.6684, but the U.S. Senate refused to take action on either bill;  And three, that in 2013 the Congressional Budget Office projects that the federal government will take in more in tax receipts than ever before which makes it clear that the American people aren't taxed too little, the problem is that the government spends too much.

    "It is time for President Obama and Congressional Democrats to finally come to grips with the pressing need to reduce federal spending.  It is long past time for the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to eliminate the sequester, as the U.S. House has already done twice, if they believe more responsible cuts must be found.  And instead of pointing fingers of blame, President Obama needs to take responsibility for the sequester which his Administration proposed and show Congress and the American people the cuts to spending that he would prefer.  All President Obama did today was to attempt to frighten Americans to support his effort to again raise taxes to support higher government spending.  That is not a solution to our problems."

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    So You Know Whom They are

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:09:49 AM EST
    Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, Michigan, Congressmen, HR 8, Dan Benishek, Bill Huizenga, Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, Thaddeus McCotter (all tags)

    Once upon a time we had a wall of shame.

    We placed the names of those who supposedly stand for responsible government, and would have presumably known their power, upon these pages.  We pointed out how they buckled to the deceiver in the white house, and perpetuated the burden on our children ad finitum.  The faces and names have only been slightly changed,but here we go again, seeing the inability to recognize where the lines must be drawn. It was Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and the notorious Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who allowed the debt ceiling to increase.

    No line in the sand was drawn, no ultimatum, just a stupid deal that we have understood for the last several months to be a "fiscal cliff" of automatic cuts, punishments, reductions, tax increases, etc. The obvious toilet bowl baby of massive proportion, baked up by the usual suspects. And rubber stamped on the foreheads of the dummies who call themselves Republican from the list above.

    Redemption requires a real change of heart.  

    Amash played it right the first time.  He understood that the Marxists in the other chamber, and specifically the thug holding the executive office could not be trusted without limits being placed on them.  The debt, the spending, the taxation, and all the graft accompanying this most recent development changed nothing, but in fact buys the urn in which the ashes of our constitution will reside.  The good representative needs no remorse, for he has served his office well.

    He was joined in resisting the less than acceptable bludgeon to common sense and morality that Congress has dealt tonight.

    Justim Amash, Tim Walberg, and Bill Huizinga, were alone out of our Michigan contingent to vote against being steam rolled. They voted against a package that raises taxes, spends MORE and does NOTHING to solve the debt or the deficit that we will likely never see an end to; at least until the collapse of our currency. Walberg and Huizinga have recognized the stakes in allowing the future of our country to be defined by the other side.

    Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Candace Miller, and Dan Benishek? Just plain pathetic, weak, and merely useless.


    Perhaps deserving of another spot on the wall.

    Update [2013-1-2 6:42:10 by JGillman]: And how this one slipped I don't know. Mike Rogers as well. (Thanks C1)

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    Miller Responds To Islamic Bomb Attempt

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:55:12 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congressman, Candice Miller, Islam, Terrorist, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, Surpise (all tags)

    Emissaries of the religion of peace continue their proselytizing.

    U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, today made the following statement on the arrest of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis after he plotted to bomb the Federal Reserve building in New York City:

    "The arrest of this terrorist who attempted to detonate a bomb outside of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City is further proof that our nation continues to be at risk of attack by radical Islamic extremists.  I commend the FBI for their diligence in identifying this terrorist and for their work in stopping his plans.  While some have criticized the tactics used by the FBI in this and other cases one fact is clear, these tactics work in stopping potential terrorist acts and have saved countless American lives.  

    The fact that this man entered our nation on a student visa, although it is becoming clear his only intention in coming to this country was to inflict harm, is a sharp reminder that terrorists will use any and all avenues to enter our country with the intention of committing acts of terror.  That is why I have worked as Chairman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee to highlight the need to strengthen visa security by enhancing the vetting process overseas and increasing coordination among law enforcement agencies inside the United States to identify and track down these individuals who wish to commit terrorist acts against our nation.  We will continue to face the threat of radical Islamic terrorists whose only goal is to kill our fellow Americans, and this incident is a further reminder that we must remain vigilant in defending our nation against these threats."


    Support GOOD law like SB1070, crack down on overstays, and close the terrorist camps within our borders as well.

    And is "only 5-7%" radical a safe percentage?

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    On the Birth Of Our Republic

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 02:40:53 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, 225, Candice Miller, Tim Walberg, Honor, US Constitution, Birthday (all tags)

    The "Republic" is 225 years old today.

    Yesterday, we held a party in Acme to celebrate, hosting several hundred, and later in the evening, we had 110 folks join us for a dinner celebration.  This year's party was the second annual event, and included a car show, and a "Ms. Constitution" crowning.  A great deal of planning and personal time and energy goes into this, as well as resources from the volunteers and donors alike.  In fact some of the regulars here have pitched in to help make it reality.  We thank you!

    Its a pretty big  ....  Deal.

    Celebrating the birthday of our Republic as well is U.S. Representative Tim Walberg:

    "For 225 years the Constitution has been this country's bedrock.  Our founding fathers wrote it not only to address the issues of their day, but with the clear intent that it was to be used to address foreseen and unforeseen issues in the future. I believe we must continue to honor and celebrate the Constitution's principles of federalism, commitment to freedom and protection of individual liberties".
    Seen and Unforeseen.  Indeed.

    Representative Candice Miller offers a little more:

    "225 years ago today members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of our Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification.  Our nation had been founded 11 years earlier on the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The Declaration of Independence also stipulated `that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.'  The ratification of our Constitution created the government of the people, by the people and for the people promised in the Declaration.  Our Constitution was truly revolutionary because never before in human history had the rights of the individual been placed before the rights of the king or the state.  In America, the people are sovereign. Our Constitution still stands 225 years later as the greatest blueprint for liberty ever created by man.  Today, every American should celebrate the freedom guaranteed by the self-government enshrined in our Constitution.  Happy Constitution Day!"
    I would echo such sentiment.

    In fact I would be a little more aggressive in upholding the little teeny tiny parts like "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." as a guide.  That tenth part of the bill of rights pretty much has been run over, spit on, and mangled to fit the agendas of politicos from both sides of the aisle for decades.

    Given that these two of our Michigan Delegation were the only ones to even note the 225th birthday of the most important part of our heritage, I salute them. I hope it is not merely sans signification.

    Happy Birthday to our Republic.

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