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(UPDATED 022112 WITH REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAMIE HERERRA-BUETLER – UPDATED 121911 WITH REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY) (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) WASHINGTON REPRESENTATIVE JAIME HERRERA-BEUTLER AND SENATORS CANTWELL AND MURRAY VOTES AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS / CONGRESSIONAL VOTING RECORD ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012

OUR FUTURE HOMES? MAYBE............

As this article outlines, this bill is so draconian you might as well tear up the Bill of Rights.  I am appalled that Congress would do such a thing.  It is now legal to use the might of the United States military against its own citizens in the USA.  All the government needs to do is use the laws and guidelines, the very same ones I have been highlighting on this web site, determine that whatever you are doing falls within the “you might be a terrorist if” guidelines published by the DHA, and the next thing you know, you have the DOD breaking down your door at 3am and hauling you off to jail because simply, they can….  That IS where we are now thanks to the very people who we sent to DC to protect our rights and I am so very disappointed in my Rep.  She is a Freshman and was specifically sent to NOT do what she just did.  Check the list below to see how your Rep voted.  It is truly a bleak and black day in and for America………………

Votes by Representative

Name Voted
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5] Aye
Rep. Sandy Adams [R, FL-24] Aye
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4] Aye
Rep. Todd Akin [R, MO-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5] Aye
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4] Aye
Rep. Justin Amash [R, MI-3] Nay
Rep. Mark Amodei [R, NV-2] Aye
Rep. Robert Andrews [D, NJ-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Austria [R, OH-7] Aye
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43] Aye
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] Abstain
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] Aye
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Nay
Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11] Aye
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] Aye
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6] Aye
Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6] Aye
Rep. Karen Bass [D, CA-33] Nay
Rep. Charles Bass [R, NH-2] Aye
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] Nay
Rep. Dan Benishek [R, MI-1] Aye
Rep. Rick Berg [R, ND-0] Aye
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] Aye
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] Aye
Rep. Judy Biggert [R, IL-13] Aye
Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50] Aye
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9] Aye
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2] Aye
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] Aye
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1] Aye
Rep. Diane Black [R, TN-6] Aye
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] Aye
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] Nay
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1] Aye
Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] Aye
Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2] Aye
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Boustany [R, LA-7] Aye
Rep. Kevin Brady [R, TX-8] Aye
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1] Aye
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] Nay
Rep. Mo Brooks [R, AL-5] Aye
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10] Aye
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] Aye
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R, FL-13] Aye
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R, IN-8] Nay
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle [R, NY-25] Aye
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26] Nay
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] Nay
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1] Aye
Rep. Ken Calvert [R, CA-44] Aye
Rep. David Camp [R, MI-4] Aye
Rep. John Campbell [R, CA-48] Nay
Rep. Francisco Canseco [R, TX-23] Aye
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] Aye
Rep. Shelley Capito [R, WV-2] Aye
Rep. Lois Capps [D, CA-23] Aye
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] Nay
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18] Aye
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3] Aye
Rep. John Carney [D, DE-0] Aye
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7] Nay
Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31] Aye
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6] Aye
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11] Aye
Rep. Steven Chabot [R, OH-1] Aye
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3] Nay
Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6] Aye
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32] Nay
Rep. David Cicilline [D, RI-1] Aye
Rep. Hansen Clarke [D, MI-13] Nay
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11] Nay
Rep. William Clay [D, MO-1] Nay
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5] Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] Nay
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6] Abstain
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6] Nay
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9] Nay
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4] Aye
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11] Aye
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11] Aye
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] Nay
Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5] Aye
Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20] Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] Nay
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] Aye
Rep. Chip Cravaack [R, MN-8] Aye
Rep. Rick Crawford [R, AR-1] Aye
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R, FL-4] Aye
Rep. Mark Critz [D, PA-12] Aye
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7] Aye
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28] Aye
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7] Aye
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7] Nay
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4] Aye
Rep. Susan Davis [D, CA-53] Aye
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1] Nay
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3] Nay
Rep. Jeff Denham [R, CA-19] Aye
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] Aye
Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R, TN-4] Nay
Rep. Ted Deutch [D, FL-19] Aye
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-21] Abstain
Rep. Norman Dicks [D, WA-6] Aye
Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15] Aye
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] Aye
Rep. Bob Dold [R, IL-10] Aye
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] Aye
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14] Nay
Rep. David Dreier [R, CA-26] Aye
Rep. Sean Duffy [R, WI-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Duncan [R, SC-3] Nay
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2] Nay
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4] Nay
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5] Nay
Rep. Renee Ellmers [R, NC-2] Aye
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R, MO-8] Aye
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17] Aye
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14] Nay
Rep. Blake Farenthold [R, TX-27] Aye
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17] Nay
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2] Nay
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51] Abstain
Rep. Stephen Fincher [R, TN-8] Aye
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R, PA-8] Aye
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6] Nay
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann [R, TN-3] Aye
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Flores [R, TX-17] Aye
Rep. Randy Forbes [R, VA-4] Nay
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R, NE-1] Aye
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5] Aye
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4] Nay
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R, NJ-11] Aye
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11] Nay
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24] Aye
Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-10] Aye
Rep. Cory Gardner [R, CO-4] Aye
Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5] Nay
Rep. Jim Gerlach [R, PA-6] Aye
Rep. Bob Gibbs [R, OH-18] Aye
Rep. Chris Gibson [R, NY-20] Aye
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] Abstain
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11] Aye
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1] Aye
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D, TX-20] Aye
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6] Nay
Rep. Paul Gosar [R, AZ-1] Nay
Rep. Trey Gowdy [R, SC-4] Nay
Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12] Aye
Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-9] Nay
Rep. Samuel Graves [R, MO-6] Aye
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9] Aye
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29] Aye
Rep. Tim Griffin [R, AR-2] Aye
Rep. Morgan Griffith [R, VA-9] Nay
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7] Nay
Rep. Michael Grimm [R, NY-13] Aye
Rep. Frank Guinta [R, NH-1] Aye
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2] Aye
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4] Abstain
Rep. Janice Hahn [D, CA-36] Nay
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] Aye
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D, HI-1] Aye
Rep. Richard Hanna [R, NY-24] Aye
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3] Aye
Rep. Andy Harris [R, MD-1] Nay
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R, MO-4] Aye
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23] Nay
Rep. Doc Hastings [R, WA-4] Aye
Rep. Nan Hayworth [R, NY-19] Aye
Rep. Joe Heck [R, NV-3] Aye
Rep. Martin Heinrich [D, NM-1] Nay
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5] Aye
Rep. Walter Herger [R, CA-2] Aye
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R, WA-3] Aye
Rep. Brian Higgins [D, NY-27] Aye
Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4] Aye
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22] Nay
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D, TX-15] Nay
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2] Aye
Rep. Kathleen Hochul [D, NY-26] Aye
Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17] Aye
Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12] Nay
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15] Nay
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] Aye
Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R, KS-1] Nay
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R, MI-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Hultgren [R, IL-14] Aye
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52] Aye
Rep. Robert Hurt [R, VA-5] Nay
Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2] Aye
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49] Aye
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2] Nay
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18] Aye
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R, KS-2] Aye
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30] Abstain
Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Johnson [R, OH-6] Aye
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] Nay
Rep. Timothy Johnson [R, IL-15] Nay
Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3] Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4] Aye
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9] Nay
Rep. William Keating [D, MA-10] Aye
Rep. Mike Kelly [R, PA-3] Aye
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5] Aye
Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5] Aye
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3] Aye
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1] Aye
Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R, IL-11] Aye
Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8] Aye
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] Aye
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10] Nay
Rep. Raúl Labrador [R, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5] Aye
Rep. Leonard Lance [R, NJ-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Landry [R, LA-3] Aye
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2] Aye
Rep. James Lankford [R, OK-5] Aye
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2] Aye
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1] Aye
Rep. Thomas Latham [R, IA-4] Aye
Rep. Steven LaTourette [R, OH-14] Abstain
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5] Aye
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] Nay
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12] Aye
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5] Nay
Rep. Jerry Lewis [R, CA-41] Aye
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] Aye
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] Aye
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2] Aye
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16] Nay
Rep. Billy Long [R, MO-7] Aye
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18] Aye
Rep. Frank Lucas [R, OK-3] Aye
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO-9] Aye
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3] Nay
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3] Aye
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D, MA-9] Abstain
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14] Nay
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14] Nay
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R, IL-16] Aye
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24] Aye
Rep. Thomas Marino [R, PA-10] Aye
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7] Nay
Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2] Aye
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5] Nay
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R, CA-22] Aye
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4] Aye
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] Aye
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4] Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4] Nay
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] Aye
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7] Nay
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3] Nay
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R, NC-10] Aye
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7] Aye
Rep. Howard McKeon [R, CA-25] Aye
Rep. David McKinley [R, WV-1] Aye
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R, WA-5] Aye
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D, CA-11] Aye
Rep. Patrick Meehan [R, PA-7] Aye
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6] Nay
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] Aye
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] Nay
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10] Aye
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] Nay
Rep. Bradley Miller [D, NC-13] Nay
Rep. Gary Miller [R, CA-42] Aye
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1] Aye
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Nay
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8] Nay
Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R, SC-5] Nay
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Murphy [R, PA-18] Aye
Rep. Sue Myrick [R, NC-9] Abstain
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] Nay
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38] Nay
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19] Aye
Rep. Kristi Noem [R, SD-0] Aye
Rep. Richard Nugent [R, FL-5] Aye
Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-21] Aye
Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R, MS-1] Aye
Rep. Pete Olson [R, TX-22] Aye
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1] Nay
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] Aye
Rep. Steven Palazzo [R, MS-4] Aye
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] Nay
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8] Aye
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4] Aye
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14] Abstain
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] Aye
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10] Nay
Rep. Steven Pearce [R, NM-2] Aye
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] Aye
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] Nay
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7] Aye
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9] Nay
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Aye
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Aye
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] Nay
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16] Abstain
Rep. Todd Platts [R, PA-19] Aye
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] Aye
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2] Nay
Rep. Mike Pompeo [R, KS-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15] Nay
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4] Nay
Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] Aye
Rep. Ben Quayle [R, AZ-3] Aye
Rep. Mike Quigley [D, IL-5] Nay
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] Nay
Rep. Tom Reed [R, NY-29] Aye
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R, MT-0] Aye
Rep. Dave Reichert [R, WA-8] Aye
Rep. Jim Renacci [R, OH-16] Aye
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16] Aye
Rep. Reid Ribble [R, WI-8] Nay
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37] Aye
Rep. Cedric Richmond [D, LA-2] Nay
Rep. Scott Rigell [R, VA-2] Aye
Rep. David Rivera [R, FL-25] Aye
Rep. Martha Roby [R, AL-2] Aye
Rep. Phil Roe [R, TN-1] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8] Aye
Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, AL-3] Aye
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46] Nay
Rep. Todd Rokita [R, IN-4] Nay
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16] Aye
Rep. Peter Roskam [R, IL-6] Aye
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18] Aye
Rep. Dennis Ross [R, FL-12] Aye
Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4] Aye
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9] Aye
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34] Nay
Rep. Edward Royce [R, CA-40] Nay
Rep. Jon Runyan [R, NJ-3] Aye
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger [D, MD-2] Aye
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] Nay
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17] Nay
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Aye
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47] Abstain
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39] Aye
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3] Nay
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1] Aye
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] Nay
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29] Aye
Rep. Robert Schilling [R, IL-17] Aye
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2] Aye
Rep. Aaron Schock [R, IL-18] Aye
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5] Aye
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] Aye
Rep. David Schweikert [R, AZ-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Scott [R, SC-1] Aye
Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13] Aye
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3] Nay
Rep. Austin Scott [R, GA-8] Aye
Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Aye
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] Nay
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32] Aye
Rep. Terri Sewell [D, AL-7] Aye
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] Aye
Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19] Aye
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Aye
Rep. William Shuster [R, PA-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2] Nay
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13] Aye
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D, NY-28] Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R, NJ-4] Aye
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3] Aye
Rep. Adam Smith [D, WA-9] Aye
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] Aye
Rep. Steve Southerland [R, FL-2] Aye
Rep. Jackie Speier [D, CA-12] Nay
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13] Nay
Rep. Clifford Stearns [R, FL-6] Aye
Rep. Steve Stivers [R, OH-15] Aye
Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R, IN-3] Nay
Rep. John Sullivan [R, OK-1] Aye
Rep. Betty Sutton [D, OH-13] Aye
Rep. Lee Terry [R, NE-2] Aye
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2] Nay
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Thompson [D, CA-1] Nay
Rep. William Thornberry [R, TX-13] Aye
Rep. Patrick Tiberi [R, OH-12] Aye
Rep. John Tierney [D, MA-6] Nay
Rep. Scott Tipton [R, CO-3] Nay
Rep. Paul Tonko [D, NY-21] Nay
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10] Nay
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] Aye
Rep. Robert Turner [R, NY-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Turner [R, OH-3] Aye
Rep. Frederick Upton [R, MI-6] Aye
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] Nay
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12] Nay
Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] Aye
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R, MI-7] Nay
Rep. Greg Walden [R, OR-2] Aye
Rep. Joe Walsh [R, IL-8] Nay
Rep. Timothy Walz [D, MN-1] Aye
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20] Aye
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35] Nay
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12] Nay
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Aye
Rep. Daniel Webster [R, FL-8] Aye
Rep. Peter Welch [D, VT-0] Nay
Rep. Allen West [R, FL-22] Aye
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3] Aye
Rep. Edward Whitfield [R, KY-1] Aye
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D, FL-17] Aye
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2] Aye
Rep. Rob Wittman [R, VA-1] Aye
Rep. Frank Wolf [R, VA-10] Aye
Rep. Steve Womack [R, AR-3] Aye
Rep. Rob Woodall [R, GA-7] Nay
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6] Nay
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3] Nay
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R, KS-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Young [R, FL-10] Abstain
Rep. Donald Young [R, AK-0] Aye
Rep. Todd Young [R, IN-9]
MY LETTER TO MY REPS;

I am writing you to express my dismay at your vote concerning The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2012.  Your main purpose in Congress, as stated by your Oath of Office was to protect the Constitution and the rights of the citizens of this nation.  Your AYE vote on this Bill is blatantly just the exact opposite.  While the poorly crafted language is seemingly aimed at persons inside the United States who are aiding identified terrorist organizations, the language is purposely vague so that it could be interpreted in very broad terms and conditions which can be “cherry picked” and used against the citizenry in most draconian ways.  This Bill effectively tears up the intent of The Bill of Rights as written by our Founding Fathers.  You know this and you still voted in favor of passage of this Constitution crushing legislation.  In my opinion, you are unfit to serve because you willingly violated your oath of office and violated the rights of the citizens of Washington State.  I will not in any way shape or form, support you in your upcoming election.  In fact I think you should be recalled immediately.  I anticipate that your response to this letter will include your rational for this betrayal to your oath and to the citizens you were supposed to represent.  In that light, it will be shallow and not acceptable as usual.

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REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding military detention.  It is good to hear from you.  As you know, in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration devised a new detention system outside of established legal structures of the U.S. criminal justice system and military courts-martial. Through legislation and a series of high-profile Supreme Court rulings, both Congress and the federal judiciary took action to clarify and limit parts of the Bush administration’s detention programs.  Although President Obama has taken some important steps toward the fair and humane treatment of detainees, I believe much more work has yet to be done. I continue to support closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the ability of the Administration to try terror suspects in the U.S. federal court system.  The federal courts are well-equipped to handle these complex and difficult cases—since 2006, federal courts have successfully tried over 300 terrorism suspects while military commissions have tried only three.  I strongly support giving our military and intelligence agencies the tools they need to protect our nation and our service members. I understand some evidence against detainees may be too sensitive to national security to be presented in civilian court or may be tainted due to harsh interrogation techniques.  Right now, the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General can decide whether to use a military tribunal or a federal court.  I believe the Obama administration should continue to have the flexibility to decide on a case-by-case basis, and I opposed Republican amendments during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act that would strip the President of this authority.

Please be assured that I will keep your views on this important topic in mind during the 112th Congress. If you would like to know more about my work in the United States Senate, please feel free to sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/updates/. Thank you again for contacting me and please keep in touch.
Sincerely,

Patty Murray
United States Senator

(my comment; You see, she does not care about the Bill of Rights)

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Lawmaker obtains commitment to revisit detainee language

UPDATED 022112 REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRARA BEUTLER

February 14, 2012

Thank you for contacting me about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and it is important for me to hear from folks in our region.

I certainly understand your concerns about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA and how these sections impact our civil liberties and Constitutional rights.  I am a firm believer that your federal representative should take a proactive role in preserving your Constitutional rights.

I have not and will not support any legislation that would limit your Constitutional rights or allow American citizens to be detained under military authority and held without due process.  Please let me share with you why I believe the NDAA takes the proper steps to preserve your Constitutional rights and provide the President and our military with the tools they need to combat terrorism.

The NDAA reaffirms that the President may use “all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)” against al Qaeda and the Taliban.  The AUMF was authorized following the September 11th terrorist attacks and had not been updated since it was originally sanctioned in 2001.  It is important to provide the President and our military with the resources they need to combat al Qaeda and the Taliban, and this bill accomplishes this goal by reaffirming current laws and without expanding presidential authority.

People had very valid and legitimate concerns about Section 1021 of the NDAA as it relates to the use of force.  Before voting for the NDAA I checked to make sure this legislation will not take away from or infringe upon your Constitutional rights.  The use of force does not apply to U.S. Citizens, in fact Section 1021, Subsection E which explicitly exempts U.S. citizens reads: (e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.

Section 1022 of the NDAA clarifies procedures for how non-U.S. citizens linked to al Qaeda or the Taliban are to be detained.  Evidence must be presented that demonstrates a foreign national’s link to al Qaeda or the Taliban in order for the detainment to be legal. This section clarifies that terrorists apprehended by law enforcement agencies must be held under military custody.  However, Section 1022, Subsection B explicitly exempts U.S. citizens and legal residents.  It reads:(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT       ALIENS.—

(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States. 

(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

Our country continues to be under the very real threat of terrorism, and it is important to make sure our military is proper equipped to protect our citizens.  It is equally important for us to take steps to preserve and uphold our Constitutional rights.  The NDAA accomplish both of these goals.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at www.HerrreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

 
Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

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GOP CONTROLLED HOUSE BOWS TO HIGH POWERED LOBBYISTS AND BAILS OUT HIGH POWERED LAW FIRM

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY

Wait a minute,…..I thought the GOP was against this type of Crony Capitalism? How in the hell did they think that this would look good to their constituency?  It sure doesn’t look good to me that’s for sure.  We sent them to DC to stop this crap, not join in the party!  I urge all to contact you’re Reps in DC and give them a piece of your mind, I am…..  It is this type of “dealing” that got us into this mess to begin with and we voters cannot let this get swept under the rug.

Look, I know this is a re-post of a story, as most of my posts are.  I do it to emphasize the story and to expound on its importance.   This is a classic example of what is wrong with the current state of politics in DC…..

 

MY LETTER TO JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER;

I have just seen information regarding a bailout of a high powered law firm representing a major drug company.  This law firm is being sued by the drug company for malpractice.  It is my understanding that the House passed a Bill in favor of this.  I need, as does the rest of your Constituency, how you voted on this issue and why you voted in that manner. We here in SW Washington sent you to DC to stop this Cronyism, not join in.  I sincerely hope you opposed this Bill.  If not, your reelection may be in jeopardy.

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CONGRESSMAN STEVE CHABOT (R-OHIO, 1ST DIST.) CONFISCATES CAMERAS AT TOWN HALL MEETING

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CLICK HERE TO CONTACT THIS IDIOT AND GIVE HIM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND

This act is something that we expect to see on the Left so what the hell happened with this guy?  How in the world is he thinking that confiscating cameras from his constituents was a good idea!?  There is no doubt in my mind that this idiot MUST be primaried and loose his cushy job in DC.  ANYONE who willingly violates the rights of the citizenry must go.  Even though he is a Republican, he is a bad Republican and is not worthy of the public trust.

This Police Officer THUG must be fired or sued for civil rights violations.  He is exactly the type that would break down your door on the order of some corrupt politician.  This cannot stand.

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Attorney General’s Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks

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I bring this to the forefront because I think this is a significant development as it relates to the over-reaching Obama Administration.  This is truly chilling in light of the DHS Reference Aid; Domestic Extremism Lexicon and Extremist Report.  This reference is written in such a manner as to easily pigeon-hole anyone into one or more extremist categories.  Why would the Feds do this?  Simple, to provide a tool that law enforcement can use to arrest and prosecute anyone on terrorism charges.  That’s it, plain and simple.  I know for a fact that Guard Units are training for “civil emergencies”, whatever that could be………

If we don’t get a handle on this rouge agency (DHS) we will find ourselves in the police state that we all have nightmares over.  We must demand that the GOP hobble this agency, as others, and force it into constitutional compliance.  The GOP must understand, if they don’t do it now, we will do the same to them that we did to the Dems last November and then put people in who will.  We cannot take our eyes off this ball.  This is to include the FCC and all the other agencies that Obama has politicized.  All persons with socialist aspirations and tendencies must be purged from the system NOW!  Don’t think you are listed in this report?  You’d be wise to think again….Check it out.  You will be as outraged as I am…..If not, you may be part of the problem………

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AMERICA’S RULING CLASS — AND THE PERILS OF REVOLUTION By Angelo M. Codevilla from the July 2010 – August 2010 issue

"Let them eat cake"

The title of this story pretty much says it all.  This is a 6 page story that I feel is pretty comprehensive and “on the nose” about the current state of American politics, which is in my opinion, in the sewer.  Rather than a brief synopsis, I urge you to read the article and get the full picture Angelo Codevilla is trying to paint.

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the

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HR 4173 – SENATORS PATTY MURRAY AND MARIA CANTWELL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE WALL STREET OVERHAUL BILL (Vote Roll Call included) DOWNLOAD PDFs

TRAITORS TO WASHINGTON STATE CITIZENS

This latest liberal/Marxist/socialist debacle of a Bill passed the Senate today with a 60-38 vote. This Bill has over 2000 pages of regulations that will literally put ACORN and the other activist un-American organizations back to work in the American financial and industrial sectors.  This bill was written by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd so we know it automatically is suspect and should have never been considered.  These two guys are the last people I would trust with anything and needless to say, our Washington State Senators Murray and Cantwell were all for this Bill as stated below:

Final Bill                                              Conference Report

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted for the Wall Street Reform legislation that will protect Washington state families, hold Wall Street accountable, and guarantee that Washington state taxpayers will never again be on the hook to bail out Wall Street or clean up after big banks’ messes. The legislation passed today by a vote of 60-39 and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama shortly.

“With this vote today, the era of taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailouts is officially over,” said Senator Patty Murray. “This bill is going to make sure that Washington state families and small business owners are protected from predatory Wall Street tactics. And it will guarantee that American taxpayers will never again be on the hook to bail out the big banks. I was proud to stand up for my state’s families today and against the Wall Street lobbyists and special interests who were fighting so hard to protect big banks and maintain the status quo.”

“Wall Street reform legislation makes a big distinction between Wall Street Mega Banks and Main Street Community Banks. Within the legislation there are positives for Main Street Community banks including asset-based deposit insurance assessments, regulating non-bank financial competitors, deposit insurance limits increased and extending the deposit insurance coverage on non-interest-bearing transaction accounts and ending too big to fail. These enhancements and others will aid community banks in Washington State to continue to support the communities they serve through small business loans and financial services,” said John Collins President of the Community Bankers of Washington state, Washington’s leading association of Community Banks. “By ending ‘too big to fail’ and ensuring that large banks pay for the risks they create to the system this bill takes monumental steps to protect community banks our customers and taxpayers. The Community Bankers of Washington want to particularly commend Senator Murray for the leadership she provided in fighting for provisions that help support community banks and for ensuring that Wall Street’s megabanks pay their fair share for the risks they pose.”

July 14th speech leading up to the vote today 15 July 2010:
“M. President, I have been fighting hard for a Wall Street reform bill that protects my state’s families, holds Wall Street accountable, and includes a guarantee that American taxpayers will never again have to pay to bail out Wall Street or clean up after big banks’ messes.

“And I am proud to say that finally, after months of hard work, we are so close to passing legislation that does exactly this.

“M. President—this should not be a partisan issue. It shouldn’t be about right versus left or Democrats versus Republicans.

“It should be about doing what’s right for families and small business owners in my home state of Washington and across the country.

“It should be about who it is we choose to stand up for—who we think needs our support right now.

“Some people have spent the last few months standing up for Wall Street and big banks: Trying to water down this reform, and fighting every day against any changes that would prevent the big banks from going back to their ‘bonus-as-usual’ mentality.

“But I have been proud to stand with so many others to fight against the Wall Street lobbyists and special interest groups, and for the families I represent in Washington state.

“Families who want us to pass strong reforms that can’t be ignored or sidestepped.

“Who want us to end bailouts and make sure Wall Street is held accountable for cleaning up their own messes.

“And who want us to put in place strong consumer protections to make sure big banks can never again take advantage of our families, students, or seniors.

“Because Mr. President, for most American families this debate isn’t complex—it’s simple.

“It’s not about derivatives or credit default swaps.

“It’s about fundamental fairness. And it’s about making sure we have good, common-sense rules that work for our families and small business owners.

“It’s about the person who walks into a bank to sign up for a mortgage, or applies for a credit card, or starts planning their retirement—
are the rules on their side, or are they with the big banks on Wall Street?

“Because, M. President—for far too long the financial rules of the road have not favored the American people.

“Instead, they’ve favored: Big banks, credit card companies, and Wall Street. And for far too long they’ve abused those rules.

“So M. President, as we approach this vote, I think it is important for all of us to be clear about who it is we are fighting for.

“I am fighting for people like Devin Glaser, a school aide in Seattle who told me he had worked, saved money, and bought a condo before the recession began.

“He told me he put 20% down on a traditional mortgage and was making his payments.

“However, like so many others who have found themselves underemployed as a result of this recession, Devin has been unable to find more than 25 hours of work a week.

“He is now unable to pay his mortgage and is waiting to be foreclosed on any day now.

“I am fighting for people like Rob Hays, a Washington state student whose parents have put retirement on hold and gone back to work in order to send him to school.

“Just a few short years ago Rob’s parents were in the process of selling their home and preparing to retire. But then the foreclosure crisis took hold and they could no longer find a buyer.

“As a result they were forced to pay two mortgages with the money they had saved for Rob’s school—and retirement has been put on hold.

“And I am fighting for people like Jude LaRene a small business owner in Washington state who told me that when the financial crisis hit his line of credit was pulled.

“This forced him to lay off employees, go deep into debt on personal credit cards, and cut back on inventory.

“Despite the fact that his toy stores were more popular than ever!

“President, I am fighting for people like Devin, Rob, and Jude because they are the ones being forced to pay the price for Wall Street’s greed and irresponsibility.

“Whether it was gambling with borrowed money from our pension funds, making bets they could never cover, or peddling mortgages to people they knew could never pay— Wall Street made reckless choices that have devastated so many working families.

“In my home state of Washington, Wall Street’s mistakes cost us over 150,000 jobs.

“They cost the average family thousands of dollars in lost income.

“They cost small businesses the access to credit they need to expand and hire—and in many cases, caused them to close.

“They cost workers the retirement accounts they were counting on to carry them through their golden years. And students the college saving that would help launch their careers.
They cost homeowners the value of their most important financial asset as neighborhoods have been decimated by foreclosures.

“They cost our schoolteachers, our police officers, and our communities. And they cost workers like Devin, students like Rob, and small business owners like Jude.

“Mr. President, we owe it to people like them across the country to reform this system that puts Wall Street before Main Street.

“We owe it to them to put families back in control of their finances.

“We owe it to them to make sure the rules protect families sitting around the dinner table balancing their checkbooks and finding ways to save for the future—not those sitting around the boardroom table finding ways to increase profits at the expense of hard working Americans.

“And to do that, we need to pass this strong Wall Street reform legislation.

“M. President, it is important for families to understand what this bill does—and what exactly opponents of this legislation are fighting against.

“This bill contains explicit language guaranteeing that taxpayers will never again be responsible for bailing out Wall Street.

“It creates a brand new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will protect consumers from big-bank rip-offs, end unfair fees, curb out-of-control credit card and mortgage rates, and be a new ‘cop on the beat’ to safeguard consumers and protect families.

“It puts in place new protections for small businesses from unfair transaction fees imposed by credit card companies.

“It enforces limitations on excessive compensation for Wall Street executives.

“And it offers new tools to promote financial literacy and make sure families have the knowledge to protect themselves and take personal responsibility for their finances.

“I’ve heard so many stories from people across Washington state who have scrimped and saved, who made the best with what they had, but were still devastated through no fault of their own.

“People who played by the rules but who are now paying the price for those on Wall Street who didn’t.

“These are the people we need to stand up for—the people whose Main Street values I fight for every day.

“So M. President, with all of the new protections and reforms that this bill contains for families and small businesses—I have to ask—Who are the opponents of this bill fighting for? Who are they standing up to protect?

“You know, I grew up working at my Dad’s five and dime store on Main Street in Bothell, Washington. And like so many people across our country, Main Street is where I got my values.

“I was taught that the product of your work wasn’t just about the dollars in the till at the end of the day.

“I learned that a good transaction was one that was good for your business AND the customer.

“That strong customer service and lasting relationships often made your business stronger.

“That personal responsibility meant owning up to your mistakes and making them right.

“And that one business relied on the others on the same street.

“I was taught that customers were not prey and businesses were not predators. And that an honest business was a successful one.

“M. President, it’s time for us to bring those Main Street values back to our financial system.

“To bring back an approach that puts Main Street and families over Wall Street and profits.

“That protects consumers, holds big banks accountable for their actions, and makes sure people like Devin, Rob, and Jude are never again forced to bear the burden for the big banks’ mistakes.

“So I urge my colleagues to stand with me against the status quo, and for this strong Wall Street Reform bill that families and small businesses in Washington state and across the country desperately need.

“Thank you—I yield the floor.”

As usual, this diatribe contains the usual rhetoric, lies and backroom deals.  This exemplifies why she must be defeted in November.  When the full impact of this Bill is realized by the American voters, repeal of this bill will also become another one of our battlecrys for the GOP.  WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!  THIS MADNESS MUST STOP IN NOVEMBER!

Senator Cantwell:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) praised the Senate passage of the unpressidented financial regulatory reform legislation.  For the first time ever,  it requires oversight and transparency in the over-the-counter derivatives markets that were reported to do so much damage to the U.S. economy. Cantwell cast a pivotal vote in a 60-38 roll-call that ended debate, then voted for final passage, which passed by a vote of 60-39. This vote sends the measure to President Obama for his signature. Just before the final vote, Cantwell spoke on the Senate floor, saying that for the first time ever, the previously dark, unregulated swap markets would now be regulated and brought into the light of day.

Her full remarks follow:

“I thank the Chair (Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-CT) for yielding time and I want to thank him for his diligence, particularly in the area of the derivatives market and the fact that this legislation will be the first time, the first time, the over-the-counter derivatives market in this country will be regulated. The fact that Congress made a mistake and said ‘hands off’ to derivatives in 2000, and then an $80 trillion market exploded into what is today a $600 trillion dollar dark market.  The Chairman has now made sure that for the first time, over-the- counter derivatives will be regulated.

“That means for the first time over-the-counter derivatives will have to be exchange traded, which means there will be transparency.

“It’s the first time over-the-counter derivatives will have to be cleared, which means a third party will have to validate whether there is real money behind these transactions.

“And it is the first time the CFTC will be allowed to say that they will be able to enforce aggregate position limits across all exchanges, which means you can’t hide this dark market derivative money on some exchange that isn’t properly regulated or try to make the market across all exchanges. And it is the first time that things like the London Loophole will be closed so that you can’t have markets and exchanges that aren’t regulated.

“So, to the American people, to know that something as dangerous as credit default swaps brought down our economy, that now, for the first time, we will have regulation of these over-the-counter derivatives, I thank the Chairman for his efforts in that area.  A $600 trillion market, which is greater than 10 times the size of world GDP, is a danger to our economy if it is not regulated.

“Thank God we’re going to be regulating it for the first time. And I would encourage all my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who, at one point in time, said that these are too complicated to understand, understand that they brought down our economy, and understand that we are going to, for the first time, regulate over the counter derivatives.

“I thank the Chair for his leadership.”

Cantwell announced her support for the final version of the financial regulatory reform bill on July 1 because of tough new regulations of derivatives added in final House-Senate negotiations. Cantwell had opposed passage of the Senate version of the bill, citing loopholes in the derivatives title.  Throughout the debate, she tirelessly fought to require transparency in the $600 trillion derivatives market. Cantwell authored an amendment, included in House-Senate conference, to impose tough penalties for evading the clearing and exchange trading requirements for derivatives. Upon completion of the conference version of the bill, Cantwell received written assurance from Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, that the bill “explicitly requires that swap dealers, major swap participants and financial entities use a clearinghouse for standardized or ‘clearable’ derivatives transactions.” The bill includes a narrowly-crafted exemption that will allow only legitimate commercial end-users – farmers, airlines, and manufacturers – to continue to hedge business risks without being subject to the clearing and exchange trading requirements. Gensler agreed with Cantwell’s interpretation of the bill: that it imposes strong oversight over the vast majority of derivatives trading. Cantwell said she is disappointed the bill does not reinstate the Glass Steagall separation of commercial and investment banking but believes the bill’s unprecedented regulation of the derivatives market squarely addresses the underlying cause of the financial crisis.

HERE IS THE ROLL CALL ON THIS VOTE:

Senator Party Affiliation State July 15 vote May 20 vote
WYDEN, Ron D OR Y Y
WHITEHOUSE, Sheldon D RI Y Y
WEBB, Jim D VA Y Y
WARNER, Mark R. D VA Y Y
UDALL, Tom D NM Y Y
UDALL, Mark D CO Y Y
TESTER, Jon D MT Y Y
STABENOW, Debbie D MI Y Y
SPECTER, Arlen D PA Y Y
SNOWE, Olympia J. R ME Y Y
SHAHEEN, Jeanne D NH Y Y
SCHUMER, Charles E. D NY Y Y
SANDERS, Bernard I VT Y Y
ROCKEFELLER IV, John D. D WV Y Y
REID, Harry D NV Y Y
REED, Jack D RI Y Y
PRYOR, Mark L. D AR Y Y
NELSON, Bill D FL Y Y
NELSON, Ben D NE Y Y
MURRAY, Patty D WA Y Y
MIKULSKI, Barbara A. D MD Y Y
MERKLEY, Jeff D OR Y Y
MENENDEZ, Robert D NJ Y Y
McCASKILL, Claire D MO Y Y
LINCOLN, Blanche L. D AR Y Y
LIEBERMAN, Joseph I. I CT Y Y
LEVIN, Carl D MI Y Y
LEAHY, Patrick J. D VT Y Y
LAUTENBERG, Frank R. D NJ Y Y
LANDRIEU, Mary L. D LA Y Y
KOHL, Herb D WI Y Y
KLOBUCHAR, Amy D MN Y Y
KERRY, John F. D MA Y Y
KAUFMAN, Edward E. D DE Y Y
JOHNSON, Tim D SD Y Y
INOUYE, Daniel K. D HI Y Y
HARKIN, Tom D IA Y Y
HAGAN, Kay R. D NC Y Y
GILLIBRAND, Kirsten E. D NY Y Y
FRANKEN, Al D MN Y Y
FEINSTEIN, Dianne D CA Y Y
DURBIN, Richard J. D IL Y Y
DORGAN, Byron L. D ND Y Y
DODD, Christopher J. D CT Y Y
CONRAD, Kent D ND Y Y
COLLINS, Susan M.**** R ME Y Y
CASEY, Jr., Robert P. D PA Y Y
CARPER, Thomas R. D DE Y Y
CARDIN, Benjamin L. D MD Y Y
CANTWELL, Maria D WA Y N
BURRIS, Roland W. D IL Y Y
BROWN, Sherrod D OH Y Y
BROWN, Scott********* R MA Y Y
BOXER, Barbara D CA Y Y
BINGAMAN, Jeff D NM Y Y
BENNET, Michael F. D CO Y Y
BEGICH, Mark D AK Y Y
BAYH, Evan D IN Y Y
BAUCUS, Max D MT Y Y
AKAKA, Daniel K. D HI Y Y
WICKER, Roger F. R MS N N
VOINOVICH, George V. R OH N N
VITTER, David R LA N N
THUNE, John R SD N N
SHELBY, Richard C. R AL N N
SESSIONS, Jeff R AL N N
ROBERTS, Pat R KS N N
RISCH, James E. R ID N N
MURKOWSKI, Lisa R AK N N
McCONNELL, Mitch R KY N N
McCAIN, John R AZ N N
LUGAR, Richard G. R IN N N
LeMIEUX, George S. R FL N N
KYL, Jon R AZ N N
JOHANNS, Mike R NE N N
ISAKSON, Johnny R GA N N
INHOFE, James M. R OK N N
HUTCHISON, Kay Bailey R TX N N
HATCH, Orrin G. R UT N N
GREGG, Judd R NH N N
GRASSLEY, Chuck R IA N N
GRAHAM, Lindsey R SC N N
FEINGOLD, Russell D. D WI N N
ENZI, Michael B. R WY N N
ENSIGN, John R NV N N
DeMINT, Jim R SC N N
CRAPO, Mike R ID N N
CORNYN, John R TX N N
CORKER, Bob R TN N N
COCHRAN, Thad R MS N N
COBURN, Tom R OK N N
CHAMBLISS, Saxby R GA N N
BURR, Richard R NC N N
BUNNING, Jim R KY N N
BROWNBACK, Sam R KS N N
BOND, Christopher S. R MO N N
BENNETT, Robert F. R UT N N
BARRASSO, John R WY N N
ALEXANDER, Lamar R TN N N

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OBAMA?!? RESIGNATION?!?!? DARE WE DREAM OF THIS MIRACLE??

"I am not a crook"

Does Obama have enough patriotism to do the right thing? Richard Nixon did.....

Well, according to of The American Spectator, this could be a distinct possibility.  “The ‘Bama has screwed up so badly in so many areas that the possibility of his little kingdom crashing to the ground is quite real.  Who knows, this Sestak issue and the oil spill just might be the straw that breaks the camels back.  We can only hope and pray.  Does anybody remember “Tricky Dick”?  Click the pic for the story.

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(UPDATED 06.07.10) OBAMACARE or THE TITANIC BY ANY OTHER NAME IS A SINKING SHIP – OBAMA’S AGENDA REVEALED

USS OBAMACARE IS SINKING FAST. COME ON NOVEMBER!!!!

Sounds like all is not well in nirvana for ObamaCare.  Are the Dems ready for Act II of this issue?  I really don’t think so.  Even as stupid and idealistic the Dems are, they are starting to see the light.  With the impending mid-term elections looming on the horizon, the more middle of the road Dems are starting to jump overboard like rats deserting a sinking ship.  It is my opinion that it doesn’t matter if they “get it” now or not.  They “Rahmed” this crap down our throats IN SPITE of our loud and clear DISSENTING voice.  Click the pic for the story.  They all gotta go……

UPDATE 06.07.10:

Obama’s agenda according to his classmate.

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LINDSEY GRAHAM’S CLIMATE BILL IS ON THE ROPES – THANK GOD!!!!!!!

LINDSEY GRAHAM - CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL?  I CAN'T TELL...

LINDSEY GRAHAM

This is really good news.  If events keep on “happening” as they are now, the chances of this Bill taking flight are Slim to None and Slim is at the train station with a ticket.  As I have been reporting, this scam needs to die a quick and painful (For the Dems) death.  The Congress and Executive Branch are in such disarray and with the mid terms coming up, the sun is about to set on the Dems Marxist global warming scam.  But you say, Graham is a Republican, well I say he is in party name only.  I feel he must be defeated at his next election in 2014, or better yet, recalled if possible.  According to Open Congress.org, he only has a 29% approval rating.  In my opinion, he is a lot like John McCain, he jumps on whatever side of the fence that serves him best, at the moment, not what his Constituents want…..  Click the pic for the story.

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IS CNN’S HONEYMOON WITH “THE ‘BAMA” OVER? OR, HOW THE LAME STREAM MEDIA TURNED ON THE MESSIAH…

Is the party over? Could be..........

If I didn’t see and hear it with my own eyes and ears, I’d of never believed it.  CNN’s Cafferty hammers the Congress and Obama for failing to do their job and enforce our border laws.  Click the pic to hear it for yourself.  It’s about damn time!!!!

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(UPDATED 043010 WITH SENATOR CANTWELL REPLY) LATEST LETTER TO SENATOR PATTY MURRAY ON THE ENERGY BILL NOW BEING FLOATED ON THE HILL

CLICK THE PIC TO SEND HER YOUR OWN LETTER AND TELL HER WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS AND HER CONDUCT

I am writing to express my opposition again, to any and all “cap and trade” global warming schemes, including the latest proposal being floated by Senators Kerry, Liebermann and Graham. Such bills are a very thinly disguised and massive energy tax that WILL destroy jobs, raise electricity and gasoline prices, and make America less competitive. Given the economic state of our nation, this bill should be roundly opposed and defeated-especially considering that a fast-growing majority of voters (57 percent) oppose cap-and-trade. This is not the time to saddle Americans with a bill that experts are predicting will cost billions and potentially dry up millions of jobs over the next 20 years!
I urge you to stand with the American people who oppose the carbon tax plan and as you are up for re-election, voting in favor of this bill will not bode well with the Washington State voters.  If you vote for this Bill, I will work tirelessly for your opponent plus contribute as much money as possible to their campaign to defeat you in November. I see your page no longer has the option of indicating whether I require a reply.  Well, I do.

Sam Lynn

NOTE: Same letter went to Senator Cantwell minus the November reference but a reference to her next election.

Below you will find Cantwell’s reply to my letter.  As you read it, you will see that she has total buy-in on all this junk climate science and is totally committed to furthering the lie by talking as if carbon dioxide is a pollutant and all the other “green” agenda crap in this latest edition of  Democrat/liberal/Marxist party line BS.  She is not deserving of re-election as I state in my reply.  Read it and see for yourself how disrespectful she is by insulting her constituents intelligence.  This is why the Dems can’t be trusted.  They would rather destroy our nation than walk away from this scam………..

SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL, ANOTHER "PARTY-LINE" DEMOCRAT Click the pic to tell her what you think too.

SENATOR CANTWELL’S REPLY:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about climate change.  I appreciate hearing from you on what I believe is the preeminent environmental challenge facing our generation and sincerely regret the delayed response.

As you know, scientists have determined that the ongoing buildup of greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, will cause the Earth’s climate to warm, potentially leading to greater occurrences of droughts, floods, and other catastrophic natural disasters.  In Washington, climate change is expected to alter the region’s historic water cycle, threatening drinking water supplies, wildlife and salmon habitat, and the availability of emissions free hydropower.  In fact, researchers project that the annual average temperature in the Pacific Northwest will rise about 2 degrees Fahrenheit by the 2020s and April 1 snowpack could decrease as much as 40% in Washington State by the 2040s.  Considering these potentially serious environmental and economic consequences, I believe that the United States must urgently address this matter, in partnership with the rest of the world.

One of my top priorities as a U.S. Senator has been to fight for legislation to promote the production of renewable energy, incentivize energy efficiency, develop clean technology industries, and protect our environment. While these energy measures provide critical tools necessary to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we also need federal legislation that establishes scientifically based emissions caps. Unfortunately, I have concerns about the cap-and-trade climate measures that have dominated Congressional debate to date because they unfairly penalize the Pacific Northwest’s decades-old reliance on emissions free hydropower.  In addition, they do not recognize that our state’s hydropower system is mature and won’t be able to add much more capacity in coming years, thus any future electricity generation will likely be relatively more polluting.  Some legislative proposals would also effectively penalize Washington State for its years of aggressive energy efficiency measures, making any additional savings more costly for Washington State relative to other parts of the country. Finally, I have strong concerns that some cap-and-trade proposals could provide windfalls to historic greenhouse gas emitters, or allow excessive speculation and manipulation of emission allocation trading markets.  For decades, Washingtonians have been on the cutting edge of clean energy solutions and energy efficiency, setting an example for the rest of the nation.  I have been committed to working with my colleagues to craft legislation that will cut our greenhouse gas emissions without punishing low carbon intensity states.

With that in mind, on December 11, 2009, I authored and introduced bipartisan legislation with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine that will put a predictable price on carbon, reduce our nation’s dangerous over-dependence on fossil fuels, and mitigate the threat of global warming.  This bill will accelerate our nation’s urgently needed transition to a clean energy economy, helping ensure America’s leadership in the largest market opportunity of the 21st century while protecting the vast majority of Americans from higher energy prices.

The Carbon Limits and Energy for America’s Renewal (CLEAR) Act (S. 2877) gradually limits the amount of fossil fuels entering the U.S. economy by requiring fossil fuel producers and importers to bid at an auction for permits to place their product into commerce. Out of the money raised at the auction, three-fourths goes directly back to every American, and one-fourth goes toward clean energy investment. Eventually, as the amount of carbon allowed into the market declines over time and spending increases in other greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts, the CLEAR Act will reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, and by over 80 percent before 2050.

Many Americans are rightfully concerned about rising energy bills during America’s transition to a clean energy economy.  That’s why the CLEAR Act is rooted in protecting consumers, with most of the monthly carbon auctions going straight to your pockets.  This monthly dividend, made out to each American on an equal per capita basis, ensures all but the wealthiest ten percent of Washingtonians (who use the most energy) do not lose money but instead come out ahead.  A typical family of four would receive tax-free monthly checks averaging $1,100 per year, or up to $21,000 between 2012 and 2030.

The remaining quarter of auction revenues are directed to a dedicated trust, the Clean Energy Reinvestment Trust (CERT) Fund, to accelerate the nation’s urgently needed transition to a cleaner 21st century energy system and meet other climate change-related priorities. These priorities include clean energy R&D, low income weatherization assistance, reductions of greenhouse gases in the forestry and agricultural sectors, and needs-based, regionally-targeted assistance for communities and workers transitioning to a clean energy economy.

The CLEAR Act invests in America’s future by positioning the United States as a global leader in clean energy expansion, creating jobs and recharging our economy at home.  With the right policies, millions of green jobs will be created, strengthening our economy, international competitiveness and nation’s infrastructure.  The longer we wait to tackle energy independence and carbon pollution, the larger the economic and social costs of adapting to climate change will grow.  Our time of renewal is now, and I plan to continue pushing the most effective policies to create a cleaner, more diverse and secure 21st century energy system.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents. If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov .  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html

MY REPLY BACK TO HER:

This is not an acceptable answer in any way shape or form.  I will post your “party-line” reply for my readers to digest.  You will not have my support or vote in your next election cycle because of you position on this issue.  You are basing your actions on what has been proven to be “junk-science” at best, and outright lies and deception at its worst and you are going to attempt to shove this down your constituents’ throats in spite of the overwhelming and convincing evidence to the contrary.  It is my opinion that you are not representing your Constituency in a competent, prudent and honest manner and as such, are not deserving of re-election.  I know for a fact that there are tens if not hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians who feel the same way as I and who also will not be voting for your re-election.

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OBAMA BETRAYAL OF ISRAEL & PROPHECY

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY. NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE, THIS IS A REPORT OF THE SENTIMENT THAT IS PREVALENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW. IT'S NOT IMPORTANT OR EVEN RELEVANT WHAT WE THINK IN THE WESTERN WORLD, IT'S ALL WHAT THEY BELIEVE OVER THERE AND WHAT CAUSES THEM TO HAVE THE ATTITUDES THAT DRIVES THEIR ACTIONS.

You know, I admit, this is a little bit of “Stirring the pot”, but after all I have seen, I think anything is possible in this day and age.  What If?……  This would certainly explain his (“The ‘Bama’s”) abhorrent behavior towards Israel.  In my opinion all he is going to accomplish is setting the stage for America to get involved in this issue AFTER the 2012 election when a proper, reasonable, and AMERICAN President is elected who WILL stand up for Israel AND carry a BIG stick, as opposed to this charlatan, weak, un-American one we have in office now.  HEY, ALL YOU WHO VOTED FOR THIS IDIOT………HOW DO YOU LIKE YOU HOPE AND CHANGE NOW!?!?  He has reneged on virtually everything he ran on and has constantly demonstrated without a doubt, that he is the most radical, left-wing, un-American, destructive person we have ever had in the Oval Office.  I am afraid that by the time his one term is over, he will have done irreparable damage to our nation in terms of strength, economy and world standing.   All that being said, check out this video by clicking the pic.

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OBAMA’S BOGUS, SEVERELY OVERSTATED, AND DOWN RIGHT FALSE RESUME’

IT’S ALL A LIE………GEE, GO FIGURE………..Click the pic for the story

Finally someone was able to do some serious digging on this guys resume’.  The results of this investigation do no surprize me at all.  He has overstated virtually every “fact” that comes out of his mouth.  This report is very good and needs to get passed around as widely as possible.  Give it a read and see what you think….

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THE OBAMA BUDGET DISASTER, AWASH IN RED INK AND THREATENING OUR SECURITY

OBAMANOMICS WILL BE THE RUINATION OF OUR REPUBLIC. CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY

This article from “The Weekly Standard” pretty much explains how the Democrats “creative accounting” is going to lead the USA down the road to financial ruin.  I firmly believe that this is being done purposely by the current regime in an effort to eliminate the USA as a world power. Nothing else makes sense.  It is impossible to NOT realize that their actions are going to ruin us as a nation.  When we reach the end of the road on this, it will be too late.  As to how this affects our national security, well, it’s pretty simple.  In order to maintain the worlds pre-eminent military force, it takes money, and lots of it.  Even though all the equipment is supplied by the lowest bidder, it is still not cheap by any means.  I am not comfortable with our government “out-sourcing” equipment purchases to foreign suppliers in any way shape or form, even if it would be cheaper.  Also, our fighting men and women need to be paid for what they do.  That is not cheap either.  What are the Democrats going to do next, cut the military pay and re-institute the draft because the drop off in recruitment would be so dramatic, they would have no choice because no one would sign up.  Or,….is this something they are planning?  At this point, I put nothing past these Marxists.  I’m just sayin’………Come November, VOTE THE ANTI-AMERICAN, MARXISTS OUT!  GET OUT THE VOTE!!!   Click the pic for this story and click HERE for a story that illustrates just how far out of touch with reality these Marxists are…  WOW!!

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WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR GREGOIRE ATTACKS ROB MCKENNA’S PLAN TO SUE OVER HEALTH-CARE LAW

NEXT GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON? HE HAS MY VOTE BECAUSE HE IS A PATRIOT, NOT A MARXIST LIKE THE GOVERNOR OR HIS CRITICS

What can you say about this other than this really shows us Washington Conservatives where her head is at………. Other than up her a#@.  She is clearly a part of the Socialist/Marxist machine and must be tossed out on her butt.  I am throwing my support to Rob McKenna in his bid for the Washington Governorship.  I have called his office and expressed my pleasure at his bringing suit on this health care debacle.  I urge all to call also and give him your support.  His office number is 360-753-6200.  Click HERE to read about the Democrat retribution they are planning for him…..

WHO IS SHE BEHOLDING TO; THE CHINESE, MARX, OBAMA OR THE CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON STATE?

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HEALTH CARE BILL IMPACTS TO THE ELDERLY/SENIORS

Here is the pure,  unadulterated truth about this health care disaster.  The seniors are going to take a HUGE hit and taxes are going up.  The Liberal/Marxist Democrats lie through their teeth and expect us to believe the crap they are selling and just shut up and go along.  Well, that’s NOT going to happen.  GET OUT THE VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!

NO BED FOR YOU!!

Timeline of Major Provisions in the Democrats’ Health Care Package

2009

•2‐year tax credit (total cap of $1B) for new chronic disease therapy investments

•Medicare cuts to hospitals begin (long‐term care (7/1/09) and inpatient and rehabilitation facilities (FY10))

2010

•States and Federal officials review premium increases

•FDA authorized to approve “follow‐on” biologics

•Increase brand name pharmaceutical Medicaid rebate (from 15.1% to 23.1%)

•Medicare payments to physicians in primarily rural areas increase (2 years)

•Deny “black liquor” eligibility for cellulosic biofuel producers credit

•Tax credits provided to certain small employers for health care‐related expenses

•Increase adoption tax incentives for 2 years

•Codify economic substance doctrine and impose penalties for underpayments

(transactions on/after 3/23/10)

•Provide income exclusion for specified Indian tribe health benefits provided after

3/23/10

•Temporary high‐risk pool and high‐cost union retiree reinsurance ($5 B each for 3.5

years) (6/23/10)

•Impose 10% tax on indoor UV tanning (7/1/10)

•Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/10)

•Prohibits lifetime and annual benefit spending limits (plan years beginning 9/23/10)

•Prohibits non‐group plans from canceling coverage (rescissions) (plan years

beginning 9/23/10)

•Requires plans to cover, at no charge, most preventive care (plan years beginning

9/23/10)

•Allows dependents to stay on parents’ policies through age 26 (plan years

beginning 9/23/10)

•Provides limited protections to children with pre‐existing conditions (plan years

beginning 9/23/10)

•Hospitals in “Frontier States” (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare

payments (FY11)

•Hospitals in “low‐cost” areas receive higher Medicare payments for 2 yrs ($400

million, FY11)

201110

•Medicare Advantage cuts begin

•No longer allowed to use FSA, HSA, HRA, Archer MSA distributions for over‐thecounter

medicines

•Medicare cuts to home health begin

•Wealthier seniors ($85k/$170k) begin paying higher Part D premiums (not indexed

for inflation in Parts B/D)

•Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT

scans, etc.

•Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ASCs, diagnostic labs, and durable

medical equipment

•Impose new annual tax on brand name pharmaceutical companies

•Americans begin paying premiums for federal long‐term care insurance (CLASS Act)

•Health plans required to spend a minimum of 80% of premiums on medical claims

•Physicians in “Frontier States” (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare

payments

•Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician‐owned hospitals

•Penalties for non‐qualified HSA and Archer MSA distributions double (to 20%)

•Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13

months

•Brand name drug companies begin providing 50% discount in the Part D “donut

hole”

•10% Medicare bonus payment for primary care and general surgery (5 years)

•Employers required to report value of health benefits on W‐2

•Steps towards health insurance administrative simplification (reduced paperwork,

etc) begins (5 yr process)

•Additional funding for community health centers (5 years)

•Seniors who hit Part D “donut hole “in 2010 receive $250 check (3/15/11)

•New Medicare cuts to long‐term care hospitals begin (7/1/11)

•Additional Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes and inpatient

rehab facilities begin (FY12)

•New tax on all private health insurance policies to pay for comp. eff. research (plan

years beginning FY12)

2012

•Medicare cuts to dialysis treatment begins

•Require information reporting on payments to corporations

•Medicare to reduce spending by using an HMO‐like coordinated care model

(Accountable Care Organizations)

•Medicare Advantage plans with a 4 or 5 star rating receive a quality bonus payment

•New Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/12)

•Hospital pay‐for‐quality program begins (FY13)

•Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates begin (FY13)

•Medicare cuts to hospice begin (FY13)

2013

•Impose $2,500 annual cap on FSA contributions (indexed to CPI)

•Increase Medicare wage tax by 0.9% and impose a new 3.8% tax on unearned , nonactive

business income for those earning over $200k/$250k (not indexed to inflation)

•Generally increases (7.5% to 10%) threshold at which medical expenses, as a % of

income, can be deductible

•Eliminate deduction for Part D retiree drug subsidy employers receive

•Impose 2.3% excise tax on medical devices

•Medicare cuts to hospitals who treat low‐income seniors begin

•Post‐acute pay for quality reporting begins

•CO‐OP Program: Secretary awards loans and grants for establishing nonprofit health

insurers

•$500,000 deduction cap on compensation paid to insurance company employees and

officers

•Part D “donut hole” reduction begins, reaching a 25% reduction by 2020

2014

•Individuals without gov’t‐approved coverage are subject to a tax of the greater of

$695 or 2.5% of income

•Employers who fail to offer “affordable” coverage would pay a $3,000 penalty for

every employee that receives a subsidy through the Exchange

•Employers who do not offer insurance must pay a tax penalty of $2,000 for every fulltime

employee

•More Medicare cuts to home health begin

•States must have established Exchanges

•Employers with more than 200 employees can auto‐enroll employees in health

coverage, with opt‐out

•All non‐grandfathered and Exchange health plans required to meet federallymandated

levels of coverage

•States must cover parents /childless adults up to 138% of poverty on Medicaid,

receive increased FMAP

•Tax credits available for Exchange‐based coverage, amount varies by income up to

400% of poverty

•Insurers cannot impose any coverage restrictions on pre‐existing conditions

(guaranteed issue/renewability)

•Modified community rating: individual or family coverage; geography; 3:1 ratio for

age; 1.5 :1 for smoking

•Insurers must offer coverage to anyone wanting a policy and every policy has to be

renewed

•Limits out‐of‐pocket cost‐sharing (tied to limits in HSAs, currently $5,950/$11,900

indexed to COLA)

•Insurance plans must include government‐defined “essential benefits ” and coverage

levels

•OPM must offer at least two multi‐state plans in every state

•Employers can offer some employees free choice vouchers for health insurance in the

Exchange

•Government board (IPAB) begins submitting proposals to cut Medicare

•Impose tax on nearly all private health insurance plans

•Medicare payment cuts for hospital‐acquired infections begin (FY15)

2015

•More Medicare cuts to home health begin

2016

•States can form interstate insurance compacts if the coverage with HHS approval (2016)

2017

•Physician pay‐for‐quality program begins for all physicians

•States may allow large employers and multi‐employer health plans to purchase coverage

in the Exchange.

2018

•States may apply to the Secretary for a limited waiver from certain federal requirements17

•Impose “Cadillac tax on “high cost” plans, 40% tax on the benefit value above a certain

threshold: ($10,200 individual coverage, $27,500 family or self‐only union multiemployer coverage) 2018

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A PUSH FOR A NATIONAL ID CARD!?!? HUH?!?!?!?!

DO WE REEEALLY WANT TO GO THERE???

This reminds me of Nazi Germany.  Normal citizens were required to have proper paperwork to move about German and other occupied countries.  Everyone heard this everywhere they went “WO SIND IHRE PAPIERE?”  Where are your papers?  So now our own Congress is floating this boat all in the name of immigration and undocumented worker control.  What next?  This ID card would end up being used for all types of purposes, just like your Social Security Number is today.  Your SSAN was intended ONLY to be used for identification within the Social Security system.  See how that was and is being misused and abused?  Think that wouldn’t happen with this card?  You’d be wrong.  Write your Reps and tell them not only no, but hell no!!  This country is not going to go down that road.  November is coming!!

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(UPDATED 030710) WA. SENATE BILL 6396 – WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS ATTEMPTING TO BAN ALL SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS AND ALLOW THE SHERIFF TO COME INTO YOUR HOUSE TO INSPECT YOUR STORAGE OF THESE GUNS IF YOU HAVE THEM

IS THIS WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT OUT OF OUR DEMOCRAT STATE LEGISLATURE? ONLY A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT WOULD ENACT SUCH DRACONIAN LEGISLATION.

The Liberal/Marxist/Socialists who plan to sponsor the bill are Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina; Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle; and Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle.  I urge all to write them and tell them that even though you are not one of their Constituents, you will contribute to their opponent come next election, whomever that will be.  But to be sure, there WILL be opponents!

Click the links below to go to each one these peoples web site and click the pic to go to the story.

JEANNE KOHL-WELLES – 36TH DISTRICT (WA-D)

ADAM CLINE-37TH DISTRICT (WA-D)

Check out his bio on his web page and you will read some interesting things about him.  He was a lawyer (Ambulance chaser)  a pro-bono Lawyer for the ACLU, and a board member and chair of the political-action committee of NARAL, the pro-choice advocacy group that supported the Obama Presidential campaign.  No wonder he wants our guns…………..

ROSS HUNTER-48TH DISTRICT (WA-D)

HR 6396 WA ASSAULT GUN BAN I have read this HR and I have to say it is the most draconian, out of line, over the top, extremist, Marxist piece of legislation I have ever read.  To say that it is the Clinton Assault Gun Ban revisited is a complete understatement!!  Click the link and read it for yourself.

MY LETTER TO MY 17TH DISTRICT REPS:

Do I really need to tell you how bad this bill is? As dreadful and tragic the deaths of the people this bill references, you cannot ban a “type” of gun simply because it is a semi-auto. This is nothing more than an attempt to grab guns in the name of safety because some lunatic who was bent on killing someone, did it with a gun that some people don’t “approve” of. The 2nd Amendment is inviolate and attempted bans of this nature have always met with defeat. As you constituent, I am informing you that I do not support this bogus Bill and encourage you to not support it in any way. What will be next, a ban on baseball bats the next time someone kills someone with one of those? I will be following your voting record on this and I want to inform you that if you support this Bill in any way, I will not support you in any bid for re-election and I will work tirelessly for your opponent who is attempting to unseat you.

2nd LETTER TO STATE AND FEDERAL REPS   -   011710

Do I really need to tell you how bad this bill is? As dreadful and tragic as the recent deaths are, this “knee-jerk” type of legislation is not the answer and goes a long way to demonstrate that at a minimum, the Democrats in the Washington State Senate do not have any intention of protecting the 2nd Amendment.  It is my understanding that in the case of the Police Officers at the “Coffee Shop”, the primary weapon used was a revolver, and it was emptied. It is being reported that only 2 shots were fired from what is traditionally considered to be a semi-auto hand gun.  I have completely reviewed the language in this Bill and I as a law abiding citizen, find it appalling and completely out of line.  Section 1.(20)outlines the definition of “Assault Weapons” and as it is written, outlaws many rifles, shotguns and pistols that are in wide use by all manners of Sportsmen and Citizens of this state.  To think that this legislation would have any real, meaningful, effective effect on criminals is simply delusional on the part of the authors and supporters of this Bill.  This Bill is a nothing more than a very thinly veiled attempt at a blatant gun grab in Washington State.  Section 2 (5)(a) gives authorization for the local Sheriffs Office to come into your home and conduct an inspection of your gun storage to determine compliance with this law.  This is outrageous and I am shocked that anyone who values Democracy and the right to the citizens privacy would even suggest such actions. Furthermore, in reviewing Section 3, Table 2, I am amazed at how comprehensive the list of crimes is.  It appears that the only crime not included in the seriousness levels are minor traffic infractions.  Is the intent of this section to enable the State to be able to categorize all citizens as violators of this law, enabling the “lawful” gun grab?  It seems so.  These examples that I have listed is just the tip of the iceberg in reviewing this Bill.  It is rife with draconian rules and provisions.  This is the most offensive attack on the 2nd Amendment I have read in recent years.  It is so ill conceived, poorly crafted that it’s supposed intent is lost on the fact that it is nefarious and malevolent in nature and should not be allowed to come to the floor for vote.

I will tell you again, that if you support this Bill in any way shape or form, I will find it absolutely impossible to support you in your upcoming re-election.  Not only will I not support you, I will work tirelessly for the conservative opponent vying for your seat.  Not only that, I will encourage everyone to send money to your opponent so as to amass a large bankroll to use against you in their campaign in the run-up to election.  I require a response from you on this matter.

REP DEB WALLACE, 17th DISTRICT REP REPLY 012010;

Thank you for writing about the bills that are again threatening our second amendment rights.  I can assure you that I will continue to do everything I am able to see these bills set aside.  I have been successful in the past in working with a select group of legislators on both sides of the aisle to ensure these bills don’t pass.  Thank you for taking the time to write and share your opinion to protect our rights.

Deb

3rd LETTER TO REPS minus Deb Wallace:

In reviewing HR 6396, I find it offensive in the extreme.  It blatantly violates the 2ND AMENDMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS which states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. Which by the way was recently upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. It blatantly violates THE 4TH AMENDMENT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS which states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It is also a violation of the Washington State Constitution which states “SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”  HR 6396 also unjustly categorizes a large type of weapons as “assault weapons” which are used by thousands of law abiding hunters who are voting citizens.  For example, a father teaching his kids how to shoot safely would be a felon if his Ruger 10/22 .22 cal rifle has more than 10 rounds in it.  A home defense shotgun that has a pistol grip would be illegal and give the advantage to the criminal breaking into your house, who by the way, is not abiding by this law.  This is patently ludicrous, out of line and places the citizens of this state at an unreasonable risk.  As it is already illegal to possess a fully automatic weapon in Washington State as outlined in RCW 9.41.220, I fail to see how this HR will have any effect on keeping the guns out of the hands of criminals.  The 10 round ammo limit is in no way going to deter anything.  As I stated in an earlier letter, the shooter involved in the Police Shooting in the coffee shop emptied a revolver, not a semi-auto pistol.  All this HR does is further violate the rights of the law-abiding citizens, who, by the way, vote, and does virtually nothing to keep the “Ugly Guns” out of the hands of the criminals.  There are enough laws on the books now that if enforced, would help stem the tide of guns getting into the hands of the lunatic criminals in our society.  Is it the intention of the Washington State Legislature to disarm us Washington voters so the criminals can have their way with us?  As a citizen licensed to carry a concealed weapon, if I have more than 10 rounds in my gun, I will be a felon.  Do you seriously think that the criminal is only going to have 10 rounds in his gun!?  I think not!

Along with many thousands of other voters, I will be watching this HR as it progresses through the Washington State Legislature closely.  If you vote in favor of this HR, I will find it impossible to vote for you come your next election cycle.  Not only will I not vote for you, I will work tirelessly for your opponent and will do all I can to raise moneys for their campaign.  In addition to that, I will also send money to the opponents who run for the seats of the authors of this HR.

UPDATE 012610 WA STATE SENATE HEARING ON THIS ON THIS DATE: The Wa. State Legislature had a public hearing on this today.  Click 6396 SBA JAN 26 HEARING for the official hearing document.  A friend of mine was able to go to the hearing today.  I am awaiting his report. I will post what I find out from him as soon as I get it.

UPDATE 012710: SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE ON THIS BILL

As this article states, it looks like we may be able to win this, however, we still need to contact our District Reps and tell them NOT to vote in favor of this Bill.  We may be able to meke sure this monstrosity of a Bill never gets out of committee.

UPDATE 012810:  I went around to the local gun shops here in town and was relieved to find out that all of them are all over this bad Bill.  I was informed that our Reps have seen the light and are working to set this Bill aside.  This is great news.  However, if you have not added your voice to this, please still tell your Reps not to vote in favor of this Bill.  Its not over till its over…….

UPDATE 030710: This bill has not moved out of the Judiciary Committee.

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WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS WHO SIGNED A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE MAKEOVER PLAN

IS OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ABOUT TO DIE?

IS OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ABOUT TO DIE?

Below you will find a complete list of Washington State Legislators who signed and sent the below letter to “The ‘Bama” in support of his plan to destroy our medical system.  They all need to be voted out of office as soon as possible.

The Letter:

Dear President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Members of the 111th US Congress:

As leaders in state legislatures across the country, we urgently call on President Obama and the U.S. Congress to take up and pass comprehensive health care reform in 2009.The serious problems with health care in America ‚ ever-rising costs, limited access, inconsistent quality, and waste and inefficiency ‚ converge in the states. The effects of these problems stress state budgets, exhaust family resources, result in lost worker productivity, stifle entrepreneurial spirit, and literally cause tens of thousands of deaths each year.Our disjointed health care system has formed a choke-hold on our economy, limiting job growth and economic development. We cannot fix the economy without fixing health care.Over the past decade, state legislatures have debated and implemented a myriad of reforms to bring affordability, quality and fairness to health care in America ‚ designing solutions that reflect each state‚ unique economic, social, and geographic features. States play a vital role in the health care for hundreds of millions of Americans, by administering and helping to fund public programs like Medicaid and SCHIP, enacting innovations to expand access to public and private coverage, and serving as watchdogs of health insurance companies and other players. Yet, states cannot achieve guaranteed affordable health care for all without the investment, leadership and partnership of the federal government. Successful reform requires robust federal-state collaboration.  Key priorities for reform are reflected in recent state initiatives and public opinion polls which show that Americans want more choices and options for quality health care. Americans recognize that the private sector alone has proven incapable of creating a high-quality, fair, and accountable health care system that works for all families. Therefore, a key priority for reform is the choice of a public health insurance plan that is available to businesses, individuals, and families. Another key priority is strengthening and expanding the Medicaid program with the help of enhanced federal support so that it can serve all low-income Americans. Related priorities include: guaranteeing affordability for individuals and businesses; preserving consumer choice of doctors; eliminating racial, ethnic, gender, and rural health disparities; ensuring shared responsibility among employers, individuals and government in financing health care; and, cost containment strategies that eliminate waste and inefficiency and improve quality, especially for people with chronic illnesses.  Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure.The recently passed economic recovery package includes a number of positive health care measures, but these do not remove states from the critical list. Achieving a high-performing, affordable and quality health care system for all US residents is central to a sustainable economic recovery and to the health and financial security of all families, businesses, and governments.  We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year ‚based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration ‚and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all.

This letter was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women’s Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network.

List of who signed:

Rep. Sherry Appleton (WA), Member, Health & Human Services Appropriations Committee

Rep. Brian Blake (WA)

Sen. Lisa Brown (WA), Majority Leader, Member, Health Care Costs and Access

Rep. Reuven Carlyle (WA)

Rep. Maralyn Chase (WA), Vice Chair, Environmental Health Committee

Rep. Frank Chopp (WA), Speaker of the House

Rep. Judy Clibborn (WA), Member, Health Care and Wellness Committee

Rep. Eileen Cody (WA), Chair, Health Care and Wellness Committee

Rep. Steve Conway (WA)

Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson (WA), Chair, Human Services Committee; Member, Environmental Health Committee

Rep. John Driscoll (WA), Vice Chair, Health Care & Wellness Committee

Rep. Hans Dunshee (WA)

Sen. Darlene Fairley (WA), Member, Health and Long Term Care Committee

Rep. Dennis Flannigan (WA)

Sen. Rosa Franklin (WA), Vice Chair, Health and Long-Term Care Committee; Member, Health Disparities Committee; President Pro Tempore

Sen. Karen Fraser (WA)

Rep. Roger Goodman (WA)

Rep. Tami Green (WA), Member, Health Care & Wellness Committee; Member, Human Services Committee

Rep. Kathy Haigh (WA)

Rep. Bob Hasegawa (WA)

Rep. Zachary Hudgins (WA), Majority Floor Leader; Member, Environmental Health Committee

Rep. Sam Hunt (WA)

Rep. Ross Hunter (WA)

Sen. Ken Jacobsen (WA)

Sen. Fred Jarrett (WA)

Rep. Ruth Kagi (WA)

Sen. Claudia Kauffman (WA)

Sen. Karen Keiser (WA), Chair, Health and Long-Term Care Committee

Rep. Phyllis Kenney (WA)

Rep. Steve Kirby (WA)

Sen. Adam Kline (WA)

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (WA)

Rep. Marko Liias (WA)

Sen. Chris Marr (WA), Member Health & Long-Term Care Committee; Member, Comprehensive School Health Reform

Rep. Marcie Maxwell (WA)

Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe (WA)

Rep. John McCoy (WA)

Sen. Joe McDermott (WA)

Rep. Mark Miloscia (WA), Member, Health & Human Services Appropriations

Rep. Dawn Morrell (WA), Member, Health Care and Wellness Committee

Sen. Ed Murray (WA), Majority Caucus Chair

Rep. Sharon Nelson (WA)

Rep. Al O’Brien (WA), Member, Human Services Committee; Member, Health & Human Services Appropriations Committee

Sen. Eric Oemig (WA)

Rep. Timm Ormsby (WA)

Rep. Tina Orwall (WA), Vice Chair, Human Services Committee

Rep. Jamie Pedersen (WA), Member, Health Care and Wellness Committee

Sen.Margarita Prentice (WA)

Sen. Craig Pridemore (WA)

Sen. Kevin Ranker (WA)

Sen. Debbie Regala (WA)

Rep. Christine Rolfes (WA), Member, Environmental Health Committee

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts (WA)

Sen. Phil Rockefeller (WA)

Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (WA), Majority Whip

Rep. Larry Seaquist (WA) Vice Chair, Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee

Rep. Mike Sells (WA)

Sen. Paull Shin (WA), Vice President Pro Tempore

Rep. Geoff Simpson (WA)

Rep. Larry Springer (WA)

Rep. Dean Takko (WA)

Rep. Kevin Van de Wege (WA)

Rep. Deb Wallace (WA)

Rep. Scott White (WA), Assistant Majority Whip

Rep. Brendan Williams (WA), Majority External Relations Leader

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OBAMA AGAIN DISSES THE USA – THIS TIME LAST VETERANS DAY

ONCE AGAIN HE REFUSES TO PAY PROPER RESPECT.....HOW LONG CAN WE TOLERATE THIS SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOR?

Does anyone but me see something terribly wrong with this picture?  A sitting President FAILING OR REFUSING to show the proper respect for the US Flag or the National Anthem.

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