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    Tag: US Congress

    Repeat After Me....

    By TiredIronTim, Section News
    Posted on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 09:27:24 AM EST
    Tags: US Congress, Obamacare, Continuing Resolution, government shutdown (all tags)

    I was elected to STOP OBAMACARE

    (1 comment, 358 words in story) Full Story

    Rep. Bentivolio, You Want Them To Read What They Pass?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:30:26 PM EST
    Tags: Kerry Bentivolio, Read the Bill Act of 2013, CD-11, memory holes, S.3360 of 2012, US Congress, GOPe, Party Overhaul, Grassroots, Michigan, 'Nutty Nancy' and Babbling Brooks, 11th District Republican Star Chamber, backroom shenanigans, Republican kakistocracy, Big government, Big Budget, Democrat-lite, Centrists lost 2012, Republicans, 2014, Primary, Rick Snyder, The Flim-Flam Man, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Heaven's to Betsy, what has this world come to when the Ruling Class would be required to read Laws that govern us, and they exempt themselves from?

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Read the Bills Act of 2013. This legislation makes important changes to the way Congress does business by giving ample time to review legislation before it is voted on, requiring that all votes on passage be taken by roll call, and by providing that legislation shows in context how it modifies existing law.

    It is a basic moral question that a member of Congress should only vote to pass legislation having read and understood it. The Read the Bills Act accomplishes this by requiring that every vote on a bill's passage take place no less than 7 days after the text of the bill is available on-line to the public where it can easily be found. There is an exception to the "7 day rule" for declarations of war.

    "It is our duty to be transparent to the constituents we serve. This legislation will increase transparency and ensure that Congress doesn't pass legislation to find out what is in it," said Rep. Bentivolio. "Every law affects how the American people live and it is a dereliction of the Oath of Office to pass laws without knowing what they are."

    Rep. Bentivolio's, bill may be viewed here.

    Uh-oh.  No more "unanimous consent" sneak through?   The oligarch running the District of Corruption isn't going to be too happy about that, Rep. Bentivolio.  However, you have my support on this bill.  As an aside... any friendly wagers that this legislation dies in committee like S.3360 did in the Senate last year?

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Fighting For Our Job Creators

    By Dr Dan, Section News
    Posted on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 04:47:32 PM EST
    Tags: County Road 595, Benishek, Dr Dan, Regulations, Gary McDowell, MI-01, US Congress, Mining (all tags)

    Northern Michigan has the people, natural resources and know-how to have a robust economy. Unfortunately, big government policies and Washington bureaucrats are preventing Northern Michigan from fully realizing its potential.

    The regulations coming out of the Obama Administration in Washington, supported by career politician Gary McDowell, are hindering business, crippling job creation and hurting Michigan families.  Our region is being swallowed by Washington's bureaucratic red tape, which ignores the economic implications of their outlandish rules.  

    ~ Continued below the fold ~

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    Bentivolio Ad Takes A Shot At Cassis' Granholm Connection

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:54:50 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Kerry Bentivolio, US Congress, CD11, CD-11, True Conservative (all tags)

    Actually a very powerful ad, it will resonate well with Tea folk and true conservatives who had little love for the failed former governor and her state wrecking policies.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    A Sunday Div uh Di uh..

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 11:21:41 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Congress, Thad McCotter, Dan Benishek, Debt Ceiling, MiGOP, Republicans, Democrats (all tags)

    Whatever it is that CS does on occasion.

    Watching the sidebar, one of the #RightMi hashtag users (designated conservative) tweeted out this video of Thad McCotter from 2008 when there was a full house of Democrats to appreciate his creative edginess.


    Oh and for some more Sunday funnies, I posted a recent Michigan GOP press release below the line.

    (2 comments, 422 words in story) Full Story

    Amash On Congress

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 01:11:05 PM EST
    Tags: Justin Amash, Michigan, US Congress, Washington DC, Government, Process (all tags)

    Introduced by Tina Dupont of the West Michigan Tea Party Patriots at the 2011 MiCPAC, Justin Amash discusses his early experiences in Washington.  Amash also offers a candid view of the U.S. Congress that might raise eyebrows, but to also might offer a great deal of explanation as to why it has been so dysfunctional for so many years.

    Disappointment alert:  You may not feel more confident in the legislative process after this video.

    We are fortunate to have Congressman Amash as a representative of Michigan.  We would be more fortunate if his fellow Michigan delegates would follow his lead in challenging the way things are done in DC.

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    Remember The State Police HQ?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 11:40:47 AM EST
    Tags: Gary McDowell, 1st Congressional, US Congress, Republicans, Democrats, State Police (all tags)

    ~ Information eagerly gleaned from multiple sources .. and voting records ~

    Straight up, it was a super-wasteful, corruptly built new state police HQ, while the state was laying off 100 state troopers and cutting back other law-and-order funding.

    Last year the state completed its plans to move the Michigan State Police headquarters from the previous East Lansing location on the campus of Michigan State University to a newly constructed building a few miles away in downtown Lansing.  Keep in mind that the state police did not ask for this new HQ, and the state police union expressed disappointment in both the timing and the limitations of the new facility (more on that later).

    The developers built the new HQ for $39 million, and it was not competitively bid.  For that money, while it will have a big marble-floored lobby and a gym, the site of the new HQ has still been criticized for being too small -- the site does not have room for an emergency operations center, garage space to warehouse vehicles, or a helipad -- and worse, "the federal flood plain prohibits law enforcement high tech and Homeland Security operations from being moved there."  (Here's the link for that quote - read the whole thing, because this deal sounds more and more rotten.)

    More Below..

    (2 comments, 871 words in story) Full Story

    Glenn Wilson Is Costing ME Money

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 02:47:04 PM EST
    Tags: Dan Benishek, Jason Allen, Gary McDowell, 1st Congressional, US Congress, Voting, Recount, Republicans, Democrats, Glenn Wilson (all tags)

    Glenn Wilson just cost me another $25.  Money I really didn't expect to have to spend.

    Not that I didn't want to support Benishek, or think he was not worth the $25 contribution.  No.. Rather I didn't expect he would HAVE to spend a great amount of capital to win a race that should be so eminently winnable given the way in which Bart Stupak handled his affairs.  The spending levels shouldn't HAVE to be so high, as the corrective juggernaut which is fueled by a responsible government sentiment is just now fully underway.

    I must give full credit to Jason Allen for his understanding the consequence of fighting among ourselves, and what copuld be viewed as self destructing because of a stroked ego.  He took the high road.  He understood oh-so-well, how its possible to wreck all that you stand for by allowing a personal, but misplaced sense of self to override a bit of common sense.  How splitting hairs over 'perfect' stands on some issues before a congressional candidate, might be used only to split votes in an election.

    And maybe lose a few gains that were made in the process.

    (9 comments, 579 words in story) Full Story

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