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Tag: Candice Miller
By JGillman, Section News
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.
There are so many tests to fail, but this one you passed with flying BOLD colors. (the nay votes)
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By JGillman, Section News
The 2013 Update of the Freedom Index is out.
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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By JGillman, Section News
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.
And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.
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WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement marking Tax Day:
Looking forward to your proposed fair or flat tax legislation Congressman.
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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:
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By JGillman, Section News
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.
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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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:
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?
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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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