Congress: NO STIMULUS!!!

10 February 2009

“Federal intervention rests on the presumption that officials know how to manage the economy and will use this knowledge effectively. This presumption always had a shaky foundation, and we have recently witnessed even more compelling evidence that the government simply does not know what it’s doing. The big bailout bill enacted last October; the Federal Reserve’s massive, frantic lending for many different purposes; and now the huge stimulus package all look like wild flailing – doing something mainly for the sake of being seen to be doing something – and, of course, enriching politically connected interests in the process.”


Harry Reid is a wienie

1 January 2008

Heard from a friend that our esteemed Senate majority leader sent a letter to Mormon bishops in Nevada asking them to tell their congregations to stop sending him criticism regarding his various stances. Seems to me that’s an implicit contravention of the Church’s policy on politics. I mean, if a building cannot be used for political purposes, and no one is supposed to support any one candidate from the pulpit, seems like a bishop should just ignore his congregation’s political activities, more or less. I hope he didn’t use the Church’s stakes directory to get those addresses!
Our Gospel Doctrine class was a little close to the edge one day. The teacher asked what people thought about Romney’s religion speech. Everyone was very approving, and I got the sense there were a lot of people in the ward who are going to vote for him because he’s “our” candidate. Booo… or maybe I should say Baa-aa-ahh!

* He has never voted to raise taxes.
* He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
* He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
* He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
* He has never taken a government-paid junket.
* He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
* He voted against the Patriot Act.
* He voted against regulating the Internet.
* He voted against the Iraq war.

* He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.

* He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.

 That’s right folks, he voted against THE PATRIOT ACT! This man is my new hero.

But it will sadly fail because there are too many fiscally irresponsible representatives in our Democratic-controlled Congress (not that the Repubs would do much better…)