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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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Outrage A Fluke; Hypocrisy Real

Warning: Uncensored Language.

Betty Ann McCaskill, Claire’s Momma, was so outraged at Rush Limbaugh’s verbal abuse of Sandra Fluke that she… …she… …asked for money. “Now he’s made me mad!” said she.  So buck up $5.00 and she’ll rid the world of the Republican War On Women.  Republican War On Women?

You mean Bill Maher, the Democrat voter, who called Sarah Palin a cunt and a dumb twat.  Momma McCaskill, will you forward me your letter of outrage when your favorite Liberal misogynist verbally abused a wildly popular Governor.  Are you going to raise money to stop Bill Maher’s Democrat “war on women”?

Or, how about Ed Schultz, the Democrat voter, who called Laura Ingraham a talk slut?  Please forward me your letter of outrage railing against MSNBC and “his out-of-control nasty mouth”.

Here’s the latest Democrat prostitution of a woman to raise money and fortify their power:

h/t Boone County Republicans

From: Betty Anne McCaskill <info@clairemccaskill.com>

Date: March 6, 2012 1:12:44 PM CST

To: *

Subject: Who are you calling a “slut” or a “babe”?

Reply-To: info@clairemccaskill.com

Brian —

Don’t Let Republicans Wage War on Women – Click Here to Contribute [link removed]

Now he’s made me mad.

Rush Limbaugh has never been someone I paid much attention to. But you can’t call my daughter, or any woman, that!

When Rush Limbaugh attacked my daughter and law student Sandra Fluke last week, I saw red. I feel for that young lady’s mother. But I bet she’s proud of her daughter’s willingness to stand up for her rights.

Somebody please send me a link where Rush Limbaugh “attacked my daughter”.  I’ve searched the Interwares and nada example I find.

Can you give $5 to help fight back against Rush and his anti-women assault? [link removed]

I have been working for women’s rights all my life, and brought up my three daughters and a son to believe that every human being deserves respect, dignity, and equality.

And at 83, I can honestly say that I’ve seen real change when it comes to women’s rights. But in the last few weeks it has become obvious that some want to walk back the progress women have made in this country.

Rush Limbaugh and his out-of-control nasty mouth is part of the problem. But it is much bigger than even his mouth.

Please don’t let the Republicans have their

way on this. Don’t let them wage war on women.

Show them that we know how to defeat them by making a contribution to Claire’s campaign today. [link removed]

Nothing will bother this old boys club more than a strong independent thinker like Claire being reelected.

I thought after 40 years of progress this wouldn’t be an issue any more. Unfortunately, it seems that I’ve thought too highly of Republican Party leaders.

Please help Claire put these anti-women Republicans in their place with a $5 contribution:

This is an incredibly important moment for women, and we need you on our side.

Thank you for your continued support of my daughter,

Betty Anne McCaskill

Claire, you and your Momma feign outrage; we know it’s just a fluke.  But your hypocrisy is fully transparent and real.  Of course, I doubt there’s a Conservative within earshot of the Internet that believes that you actually penned that letter.

Clearly the vile Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and The View, supporters of Democrats, represent the views of Missourians, so we should certainly re-elect you to the Senate.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Democrat, Liberals, Media

 

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22,727,272,727 Stamps

Too. Many. Jokes. Must. Mock. McCaskill.

Yes, with leadership like this, potential Missouri Senatorial Candidates must be squirming in their campaign-seats at the thought of coming up against Air Claire in the 2012 Election.

On Tuesday, Claire McCaskill offered the U.S. Postmaster General some sage advice on how to stem the tide of financial devastation ebbing on the Post Offices’ beachhead — A Marketing Campaign To Get People To Write Letters.

Ignore the communications advances of the last 30 years — e-mails, text messages, fax, on-line document sharing, video-conference, cell-phone — let’s get the folks to go to the store, buy paper, buy envelopes, buy pens, buy pencils, go to the post office, buy stamps, sit down, write letters of love and caring to our friends and family.

THAT! will save the Post Office.

Too rich for the (generally liberal) Jon Stewart to pass up (@3:51):

h/t rackjite.com

But why stop there Claire? All this technology stuff 2day has caused downturns outside of the Postal Window.  Envelope Companies, Stationery Companies, Pen Makers could all use some help from the wisdom of you in the Congress as well!

I’ve even heard that the manufacturers of buggy whips might be having some financial trouble.

Sadly though, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe reported that such a campaign to get people to write more letters is in the works.  Thanks goodness for that, because we will only need the American People to buy an 22,727,272,727 Postage Stamps to offset the $10B that the Postal Service is projected to lose this year.  Every man, woman and child in the U.S. would have to buy 75 stamps (and not use them) to allow them to break even.

Can ANYONE in the Federal Government come up with an idea that actually REDUCES COSTS instead of just throwing more money at a problem — Claire McCaskill and Patrick R. Donahoe can’t.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Bureaucrat, Congress, Free Market, Government Waste

 

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Rip Off The Band-Aid

Irony of Ironies.  In Puerto Rico, where the President hopes to garner favoritism with Latinos, they soundly reject his big government policies.  John Stossel, my emerging hero, interviewed the the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno.

Fortuno, faced with debt of 70% of GDP and one in three workers employed by the government, did what Tea Partiers know that America must do: Rip Off The Band-Aid.

h/t cia.gov

After firing 17,000 government workers, lowering taxes, and privatizing government agencies, and massive spending cuts (including the governor’s salary), thousands of union members demonstrated against Fortuno for days, clashed with police, and called Fortuno a fascist.

The result?

“…Fortuno had already cut approximately 17,000 government employees off the payroll, which did make the initial unemployment numbers increase somewhat, but long-term Puerto Rico will be able to balance it’s budget while cutting taxes at the same time.”

“Today, Puerto Rico is well on their way to increasing business and tourism, which then translates into more tax revenue for the government to operate with.”

In America?

Self proclaimed Conservative Senators still haven’t got the message — even after signing the Tea Party Treaty.  It’s time to rip off the Band-Aid in America — starting with the Department of Educations continuing with the Department of Energy and including Ethanol Subsidies.  Did Roy Blunt forget where he laid his signature?  Maybe.

Senator Coburn’s amendment to stop ethanol subsidies failed in the Senate this week and both Missouri Senators voted to kill the amendment.  Mr. Blunt, a good rule of thumb: Voting with Claire McCaskill is a vote against what’s best for America.

Rip off the Band-Aid Mr. Blunt.  That’s why you were hired.  We may not like the pain, but America needs it!

h/t ksdk.com.

 

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McCaskill Sides With More Energy Tax Increases

In Claire McCaskill’s most recent mailing to her subscribers list, she joins the latest Democrat attack on business — this time against the Big Oil companies:

Sad.

At a time when Americans are already suffering from the increase in gas prices, the Democrats’ answer is not to find ways increase the supply of Oil and Gasoline (which will reduce prices); no, their answer is to increase taxes.  If you haven’t figured it out, McCaskill and Obama are tried and true tax-and-spend liberals!

After Obama’s 2011 State-Of-The-Union address, the liberals were re-re-repeating his call to end the oil subsidies.  And, I asked them over and over again, why the Democrats didn’t repeal the subsidies when they had full control of the House, Senate and Oval Office.

And, now when the prices have by design increased to an average $4.00 / gallon, they scream for more taxes on the evil big oil corporations!  Problem is; corporations don’t pay taxes.  There, I said it.  CORPORATIONS DON’T PAY TAXES!  There is no magical corporate tax-paying fairy.  All money that a corporation pays to the government in taxes comes from their customers.  Taxing corporations is just another hidden tax on you and me.

So, thanks Claire.  In the face of a rough economy, spiraling food and commodity prices, and spiking gasoline prices, your answer is to tax us more.

Thanks for nothing.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Congress, Economy, Free Market, Taxes

 

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AirClaire: Better ‘Over Pay’

First, Claire couldn’t get away with billing you and your fellow taxpayers for jet-setting around Missouri and the nation.  Now, she can’t seem to get away with skipping out on the Property Taxes.

According to The Hill, AirClaire will back-pay $287,000 in Property Taxes to St. Louis County for the plane she co-owns with her rich husband, Joseph Shepard.

“On a conference call with reporters Monday, McCaskill announced she was sending the St. Louis County Department of Revenue a check for more than $287,000 to cover personal property taxes owed on the plane for 2007 to 2010.

“If in fact we have overpaid, that is fine,” she said.”

Claire, considering you can’t remember the rules or laws regarding Taxpayer Funded Travel or Property Ownership Taxes, I strongly suggest you OVER-PAY.  Then, next month’s revelation of your tax-related oversight will be paid in advance.

Word has it that she’s contacting Charlie Rangel on how avoid Congressional Censure and prosecution on Tax Evasion (wink).

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Taxes

 

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Claire’s Conundrum

Today the Senate may vote on an Amendment proposed by Mitch McConnell which is a copy of the ObamaCare Repeal Act passed by the House on Monday January 21, 2011.

Senators are faced with voting to support the original bill they passed in 2009 or voting to repeal it.

Senators like Claire McCaskill sealed their fate in 2009 when she voted to pass ObamaCare in the face of immense pressure from her constiuency.

Now, it’s a real conundrum:

If she votes to repeal,  Missourians know she has no principles.  In 2009, in the face of heated debates and angry town halls, she proceeded to ignore the outcry from Missourians and vote to pass ObamaCare.  She released video of herself reading the bill to prove her support and condescended on her constituents at the town halls.

She voted based on her principle that it was the best thing for Missourians, and she knew best.   Right?!?!

In the meantime, Missouri passed Proposition C with a 71-29 margin and lawsuits are starting to mount that will find the bill unconstitutional (which she knew was the case in the first place).

Changing her vote know would show that the only principle she’s worried about is doing whatever it takes to get re-elected.

If she votes to suppress the repeal, she has her principles on this matter, but she is voting again for an obviously unconstitutional law and breaking her oath to defend the Constitution.

Either way, McCaskill is done in Missouri.  Voting continually to support the radical agenda of a President for whom Missouri voted against was one thing, but voting for a clearly unconstitutional measure is another.

H/T HillBuzz.wordpress.com

Senator, if you’re true to the typical politician that you seem to be, enjoy your next career as a lobbyist.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Constitution, Democrat, Obama

 

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A Reply To What?

Going to have to do a better job of tracking the topics on which I write to Senator McCaskill.  Her reply below indicates that I wrote to complain about spending.  Of course, I’m unhappy w/ the Obama / Pelosi / Reid / Bush / McCaskill spend-a-thon that’s been collecting my great-great-great-grandchildren’s money since 2007, but I don’t remember just complaining about money.

I haven’t written to her much over the past two months since all of Congress was on Election break.  Maybe I wrote about S510, the so-called Food Safety Act, or the DREAM act, or the pending Tax Increase, or the START Treaty.  Well, since she doesn’t listen to her voters anyway, I’m sure her lackeys just pushed the wrong button on the boilerplate reply system.

Below, Claire lists all her votes against big spending and earmarks, but then notes that she voted for the Stimulus.  Claire, the Stimulus was nothing but earmarks.  I’m sure you didn’t have a sub-committee meeting about the millions spent to update a Canada border crossing station weeks before it was closed… …then it’s an earmark.

But, bottom line is that if the Obama / Pelosi / Reid cabal needed your vote, they had it.  If Obama needed you as the mouthpiece of his campaign, he had it.  And, you have failed to look at the sentiments of your constituents and vote their conscience.

Below is her reply…

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Dear Mr. Bollmann,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the way things are run in Washington.  I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the chance to respond.

Missourians do not want a rubber-stamp for any President or party leader. They want their representatives in Washington to represent their interests. We are the Show-Me State, after all. As your Senator, I have worked to be an independent voice for Missouri. I think my record bears that out; I vote against my party more often than almost any other Senator.

I know that Missourians are especially concerned about the size of the federal government and the size of our national debt. I share these concerns. We do spend too much in Washington, and our deficit is dangerously high.  I want you to know that I have consistently voted to hold down spending.  I routinely vote to reject any spending increases and force spending to be held at last year’s levels. I also vote against spending bills when they spend too much or contain too many earmarks (funding for specific projects selected by legislators). For instance, I voted against the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 because it contained a spending increase of 8% and had millions of dollars of earmarks. This year, I have thus far voted against the FY2010 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, the FY 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and the FY 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill because of their high spending levels and the large number of earmarks contained in the bills.  Spending in Washington simply cannot keep going up in these fiscally difficult times.  I will continue to seek to hold down spending.

If we are going to live within our means, I also believe we need to cut waste out of federal spending.  I have taken a hard line against all kinds of waste, from earmarks to no-bid contracts.  I am one of five Senators who do not request earmarks, and I vote routinely to strike earmarks from spending bills.  I have also been working to reform government contracting, which is rife with waste, fraud, and abuse.  I lead the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight that investigates abuses in federal contracting, and I have been active in fighting against no-bid contracts. (I cannot think of anything more “socialist” than giving public money to private companies without any competitive process or oversight).  I have supported other anti-waste initiatives as well, such as co-sponsoring a bill to create a line item veto and voting to establish “sunset commissions” to identify and eliminate government programs that are no longer effective.

Fundamentally, we need to use common sense when we are dealing with the budget.  We need serious, comprehensive reforms.  I am working with my colleagues to make those reforms. I introduced a  Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) bill (S. 1600) that would trigger across the board spending cuts unless all new direct spending or tax cuts are deficit-neutral.  This is similar to the laws that helped create budget surpluses in the 1990s.

We do need to realize, however, that we cannot close the deficit by cutting non-defense discretionary spending alone (it makes up less than one-fifth of the annual budget).  We are facing serious deficits and mounting debt, we are also facing an economic crisis, failing schools, crumbling infrastructure, rising health care costs, and more.  Thus, we need to walk a fine line between spending too much and investing too little.  I am doing my best to walk that line.  I voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the stimulus bill, to provide a vital boost to the economy during the worst economic crisis in generations.  However, I will continue to vote against bills like the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, discussed above, that contain too many earmarks and increase spending too much.

As your Senator, I am working to make sure that we manage taxpayer dollars wisely.  I will continue to fight wasteful spending, and I am committed to reducing deficits while providing resources for important priorities.  I appreciate your input, and I will keep your thoughts in mind when considering budget and spending bills going forward.

Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance to you on this or any other issue.

Sincerely,

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Taxes

 

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Claire McCaskill Votes Away Your Gun Rights

Hey Missourians…

In the same manner Sonia Sotomayor lied about her views on the 2nd Amendment, Elena Kagan doesn’t even have the ability to state that you have Natural Rights — like the right to defend yourself.

So, thanks to Claire McCaskill for voting to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  We look forward to her first rulings against the 1st and 2nd Amendments!

Unlike with Sotomayor, we thank Kit Bond for voting with common sense against Kagan’s confirmation

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2010 in Amendments, Supreme Court

 

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