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We received an email today from Rene Oberer, a Conservative challenging Rep. Mike Turner (R) for US Representative of Ohio’s 3rd District. The email challenged Mr. Turner’s use of earmarks.
Certainly, in a perfect world any conservative would be opposed to earmarks, but in today’s Congressional politics they seem inevitable. The practice is ingrained. So, while we understand Rep. Turner’s desire to return some of that money to our community, we agree that earmarks do more harm than good. To stop the earmarks, you have to change the system by removing the people enabling the status quo.
That said, we applaud Rene’s efforts to bring light to this issue and support her in trying to get rid of earmarks entirely. Maybe the earmarks that litter this god forsaken health care bill will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
We at BeHeardNotHerded.com have no allegiance to career politicians. We believe that citizens should do their civic duty by serving public office, then return to their private lives. To that end, we support Rene’s efforts to challenge Mr. Turner. Congress needs an enema!
To read the email from Rene Oberer, click the link below.
Did you know that before he got into politics, Senator Jim Bunning (Kentucky) was a major league baseball pitcher. He played for 17 years, pitched for several teams including the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched a perfect game in 1964 and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1986.
Mr. Bunning has taken a lot of heat recently for his refusal to pass the 30 day extension bill for unemployment and other federal programs. Some people claimed he was an obstructionist and didn’t support the extension. He did support the extension. His issue had to do with the Pay-Go legislation Congress had passed only a month earlier. Pay-Go forces Congress to pay for programs without adding any more to the national debt. Apparently Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid submitted this extension knowing full well it was in violation of Pay-Go. Jim Bunning protested by not voting for the measure. Yesterday USA Today published his side of the story.
Forcing Congress to adhere to Pay-Go is not obstructionist. It’s the duty of our elected officials to follow the laws they’ve created. Even though Jim Bunning is retiring at the end of this term it still took a lot of guts to stand up and tell Congress to live within it’s means. Thank you Senator Bunning for stepping up to the plate!
Fox News is reporting that President Obama ended the health care summit by threatening to pass a health care reform bill without Republican support. BHO said, “If we’re unable to resolve differences over health care, we will need to move ahead on decisions,” alluding to using reconciliation, a controversial maneuver that prevents a GOP filibuster by requiring only 51 votes. How much did that summit cost tax payers?
But what’s more interesting was his follow up comment. Obama added that if voters are unhappy with the results, then “that’s what elections are for.”
Did the President just dare the American public to vote him and other supporters of the health care bill out of office? Neither the Congress or the President has an approval rating anywhere near 50%. Be careful what you ask for…you just might get it.