Louise Slaughter Died Yesterday. She Was 88 Years Old. She Was A Sitting US Representative

March 17, 2018

No disrespect meant but, really? Didn’t this lady have better things to do? She fell one day and died a week later. She had served in Congress for more than 3 decades and in local politics before that. That’s too long. At eighty-eight she should have been enjoying her golden years, spending time with family and grand-kids or enjoying hobbies, not serving in Congress!

The Special Election to replace Representative Trent Franks who resigned after it came to be known he pressured a staff member to be a surrogate for he and his wife who apparently could not have children cost Arizona taxpayers $3.5 million. One California Assemblyman’s decision to vacate his seat early cost Fresno County taxpayers a half-million dollars – enough to pay for four sheriff deputies! Special elections are held all the time, but taxpayers having to foot the bill for a Representative or Senator who dies in office after being there way too long is just another good reason for term limits.

This is another promise candidate Trump made that I hope he keeps! There are many ways to drain the swamp. Term limits is one of them. But don’t fool yourselves Congress will never vote for term limits. It will have to be done through an Article V Convention of States.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

~Psst, tired of politics? Check out Travel in the Categories drop down menu (right side panel) for my blogs posted from interesting locations during my travel adventures.

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Senator Tom Coburn on How To Repeal Obamacare Without Congress

July 22, 2017

Former Senator Tom Coburn is the guy who used to put out the book on government waste all the time, or at least until he retired in 2015. He left Congress because he could see it was a hopeless cause. The October 2014 version of his waste report revealed an $856,000 grant to train mountain lions to walk on treadmills, $414,000 spent on an Army video game designed for recruitment purposes that was already more than $25 million over budget, and $46,000 for a snowmobile competition in Michigan.

Senator Coburn is now a champion for Convention of States. In this video he explains how we, the American people can get rid of Obamacare without Congress. Give it a look. It’s a little long, but just put it on while you’re busy at your desk or in the kitchen.

Go to Convention of States to learn more, sign the petition and get involved!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

~Psst, tired of politics? Check out Travel in the Categories drop down menu (right side panel) for my blogs posted from interesting locations during my travel adventures.


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