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8 Buck Mike… …and The House Appropriations Committee for Education

One thing that seems to be lost in the kerfuffle over Missouri Representative Mike Lair’s amendment to purchase $8.00 of tin-foil for the “Common Core paranoia” is that “The Kansas City Star reported that the House Appropriations committee approved an amendment for $8 for tin foil in next year’s Education Budget.”

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Maybe I’m crazy, but it seems to me that a committee is more than one person, and that for a committee to approve such an amendment, a majority of the committee members must vote in its favor.  So, my question, who else voted for Lair’s high-priced Reynolds Wrap?

The members of the committee are:

So, has anyone asked these representatives why they voted for Lair’s amendment?  Was the amendment read aloud? Was it provided on paper?  Was there a big laugh in the committee?  Was there any debate?  Any hyperbole?

I will e-mail these questions to the list of folks above, but to me, a vote for this amendment makes them as guilty of ridiculing their constituents and elitist hubris as Representative Mike Lair.  Maybe you should be asking your representative these questions too.

When they start ridiculing you, they’re using Alinsky tactics… …but that also means you’re winning!

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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Education, Republican

 

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Your US House Member And The Farm Bill Vote

As expected, the Farm Bill was re-married with the Welfare/Food Stamp Bill and was an assault on the taxpayers, freedom, and the free market in general.

Sadly, the conservative position as well un-represented by the Missouri Republican Coalition with all Republicans voting for the bill:

http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/votes/vote/h31-2014

It’s disappointing, as I look at the current scorecard for Missouri (a bit differently than most), I see that:

  • Billy Long votes against conservative positions 18% of the time
  • Jason Smith 24% of the time
  • Ann Wagner 31% of the time
  • Vicky Hartzler 32% of the time
  • Sam Graves 33% of the time
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer 37% of the time
  • Senator Blunt votes against conservative positions 43% (almost half) of the time

Notice how often the Missouri Democrats vote with the other side of the aisle – lock – stock – barrel:

  • William Lacy Clay votes against liberal positions 16% of the time
  • Emanuel Cleaver 10% of the time
  • Clair McCaskill 6% of the time

Some middle-of-the-roader Clair is… …but the point to note is that when our “conservative” representatives go across the aisle… …this country continues to move to the left… …toward tyranny.

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Congress, Conservative, Free Market, Republican

 

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The Boeing Bribe

According to Wikipedia, “a tax credit is a sum deducted from the total amount a taxpayer owes to the state. A tax credit may be granted for various types of taxes, such as an income tax, property tax, or VAT. It may be granted in recognition of taxes already paid, as a subsidy, or to encourage investment or other behaviors.”

With the enactment of SB1 in Missouri, when Boeing shows a profit and there are $150,000,000 in taxes due for 2014, then Boeing will pay NO taxes.  I repeat; Boeing will pay no taxes.  However, if McDonald’s shows a profit and there are $150,000,000 in taxes due, then McDonald’s will pay $150,000,000 in taxes.

When a corporation shows a profit, a portion of that profit is collected in taxes and is the property of Missouri’s citizens. Boeing is being handed $150,000,000 of Missourians’ tax dollars.  How is this not corporate welfare?

This is the epitome of picking winners and losers
This is 100% anti-free-market
This is 100% anti-capitalism
This is 100% crony-capitalism.
This is 100% corporate welfare… ..giving property of Missouri taxpayers to a specific corporation.

So, the legislators that approved SB1 voted for picking winners and losers, anti-free-market, anti-capitalism and crony-capitalism legislation.  Is this why you sent them to Jefferson City?

But, what’s worse is that our Governor and General Assembly spent nearly $100,000 proving that they have created an anti-business climate in Missouri.  That’s the real travesty of this Special Session; Missouri is so anti-business, they have to bribe companies to come here.

Stunningly disappointed.

h/t wsj.com

It’s only a 3-page bill, so take the time to read it.  The reasons for the emergency clause seem to be completely at odds with reality.  Add a couple of clauses related to affirmative action and everyone… …but the taxpayer… …is happy.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Capitalism, Free Market, Republican

 

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Cape County Tea Party – 8th CD Candidate Forum

In lieu of Cape County Tea Party’s regularly scheduled Third Tuesday Tea Time, the group organized and executed a 8th Congressional District Special Election Candidate Forum.  The six candidates for the office vacated by Jo Ann Emerson took part in the forum held on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Cape Public Library in Cape Girardeau, MO.

The candidates are:

  • Bill Slantz (L)
  • Doug Enyart (C)
  • Jason Smith (R)
  • Dr. Robert George (I)
  • Steve Hodges (D)
  • Tom Brown (I)

The normal monthly Cape County Tea Party meeting held on Tuesday 5/21/13 was canceled.

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Video:

Below are the videos from the event:

 

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Election Fraud

Below, I received the partial list of voter fraud examples from the November 2012 Presidential Election that most of us have seen over the past few months.  This time I received the list in an e-mail from an elected official with an earnest question of what to do about it.  I’m certainly no expert, but here are the thoughts I sent in reply:

There are many reasons that we lost the election, and voter fraud was part of it — but not all of it.I saw an article go by this week that said there are groups pursuing the examples you sent.So, hopefully, some of that will be flushed out soon

I don’t see it happening, but I’m praying that top-level Republicans (working with other conservative parties like the Constitution Party / Libertarian Party / etc) will see the need for an organized project to watch every vote at every voting precinct in the nation and ensure that voter fraud is wiped out as a potential for swaying the election.It needs to be a proactive effort — not a post-election litigation effort.

We need to:

  • Organize and train poll watchers in every state / township / precinct.
  • Organize and train Republican election judges in every state / township / precinct.
  • Video cameras in each voting location to record the entire day or events of concern by the poll-watchers (even if it’s just smart phone cameras).
  • Know how many ballots are taken to each voting location
  • Know how many ballots are completed / voided / spoiled / returned from every voting location
  • Know the vote counts recorded on each electronic voter machine at each voting location (where used)
  • Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any effort to commit voter fraud
  • Get rid of all electronic voting machines

The only thing that will wipe out voter fraud is having well-trained eyes on every voting booth the day of the election.

Plus, Brian Bollmann, a lowly chair of a county Tea Party, 3 days before an election, shouldn’t be running around begging for Republican Election Judges for the city of St. Louis.

But that all takes money, and who sees it as important enough to foot the bill?!?  It wasn’t in 2012; will it be in 2014 or 2016? I hope it will.

We will certainly continue to work to prevent voter fraud in our little corner of the world as best we can!

FWIW, I kept saying that Romney’s downfall would be that…

“Romney wouldn’t be willing to go to the mat.Obama would go to the mat.Romney wouldn’t.”

Romney had Obama down on the mat and let him back up.Too bad.

Below is the partial list of voter fraud examples that instigated the e-mail exchange:

From Bill O’Reilly’s message board:Most everyone suspected fraud, but these numbers prove it and our government and media refuse to do anything about it.As each state reported their final election details, the evidence of voter fraud is astounding. Massive voter fraud has been reported in areas of OH and FL, with PA, WI and VA, all are deploying personnel to investigate election results.Here are just a few examples of what has surfaced with much more to come.

  • In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
  • In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney.  (Another statistical impossibility).
  • In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.
  • In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
  • The National SEAL Museum , a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
  • Palm Beach County , FL had a 141% voter turnout.
  • In Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Democrat, Election, Republican

 

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Halt Donations To Representative Peter King / Governor Chris Christie

New York Representative Peter King callously called for donors to stop sending money to House GOP members… …once again playing into the Democrats and Statist Media’s hands for dividing the Party.

Obama’s campaign commercial star Chris Christie similarly berated the Republican House for not passing the bill and claimed there was no pork in the bill, “Shame on You! Shame on Congress!”

Obama and the RINO-Loaded / Democrat-Controlled Senate created a pork-laden bill for Superstorm Sandy relief and sent it to the House to tell the American People that business-as-usual will continue in the Federal Government.  The House wisely said, ‘Not so fast!’

Umm, no pork, eh?

The NY Post reported:

“The pork-barrel feast includesmore than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC. An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms. Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.”

That’s $13.4 Billion by my count.  There’s more

  • $58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
  • $197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
  • $10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.
  • $17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.

Is that really $41.4 Billion of a $60.4 Billion bill that isn’t directly related to Hurricane Sandy?  Why yes; it is!  Like the so-called Farm Bill which has little to do with Farming, the Superstorm Sandy Relief bill has little to do with immediate Hurricane relief.

Okay, Mr. King, you think donations should be halted. You’re right; I agree.  They should be halted to opportunists like you and Chris Christie!

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Here’s the text of the bill on GPO.gov… …and more PORK that’s not for the people of NYC:

  • Emergency Watershed Protection Program, $125,055,000
  • Procurement of Ammunition, Army, $1,310,000
  • Defense Working Capital Funds, $24,200,000
  • Investigations to expedite studies of flood and storm damage reduction related natural disasters, $50,000,000
  • $2,000,000,000 shall be used for mitigation projects to reduce future risk and vulnerabilities

Yes, some of that may be necessary, but is in no way hindering the family victims of the storm.  And Finally…

  • That $2,902,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading shall be used to reduce future flood risk in ways that will support the long-term sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and communities and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley Divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac…

Wasn’t Hurricane Isaac Bush’s fault?

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Congress, Government Waste, Republican

 

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The Real Obama Tax Increase

If the voters authorize your subdivision association to spend $10.00 per year, and they spend $11.00 per year.  That’s a $1.00 increase in taxes that dwellers will be required to pay.  It’s a 10% tax increase.

Now magnify that to the scale of Obama’s 4 years.*  American’s authorized the Federal Government to spend $9,836,745,000,000… …yes, that’s almost $10 Trillion.

Barack Obama and the Democrats spent $14,658,185,000,000 — that’s $14.6 Trillion!

By the logic in the 1st sentence, that’s a $4,821,440,000,000 TAX INCREASE!  Per citizen, that’s a $15,306.16 Tax Increase… …a 49% tax increase.  It’s $4,000 per family just for the interest on Obama’s debt

So much for lowering taxes on 98% of all Americans.

*This reflects fiscal years 2010 – 2013 over which the President presided.

h/t economy.blog.ocregister.com

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Democrat, Economy, Obama, Republican, Taxes

 

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