Chock One Up For Trump: Lobbying Ban

November 17, 2016

You may recall that President Obama promised while campaigning the first time he ran that all lobbyists would be on the unemployment line if he were elected. But like so many of Nobama’s promises they were out-and-out LIES!

But Trump is already doing it.

Trump made New Jersey Governor Chris Christie head of his transition team out of loyalty since Christie was one of the first to endorse Trump after bowing out the race himself. But Trump (or somebody sharp advising Trump) noticed that Christie was recruiting a lot of former Romney guys and Bushies for jobs in the Trump administration. This did not sit well with his promise to ‘drain the swamp’ as many of them were establishment, inside the beltway RINOs and/or lobbyists. So Trump took quick action and demoted Christie and made Vice-President Elect Mike Pence head of the transition team.

This is a good sign!

But back to business as usual in the House. They actually floated the idea to bring back earmarks! Can you believe it? I mean the message of this election, as much as anything else was “we’re sick of the cronyism, corruption and Congress wasting our hard-earned money”. And this was Republicans who wanted to do this!  The culprits are Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama, and Tom Rooney of Florida and they need to be tagged for defeat next time they’re up for reelection because they are a BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM!

Luckily Speaker Paul Ryan put the kibosh on the idea -at least for now. But don’t take your eyes of the ball. Ryan (Liberty Score = F) cannot be trusted just like McConnell cannot be trusted. McConnell’s response to Trump’s idea of term limits says it all:

“We already have term limits. They’re called elections. We’re not going to vote on that.”

McConnell, whose liberty score on Conservative Review is an F, is part of the problem too. He’s been there over 30 years, why would he vote himself out of a job? He won’t.

My advise to Trump. Keep your head down and keep moving forward.

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

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They’re Baaaaaack. Chelsea Being Groomed To Run For Congress.

November 15, 2016

Let’s face it we’ll never be rid of the Clinton crime family. They’re now grooming Chelsea to run (hat-tip The Daily Mail) for the seat being vacated (through retirement) of 79 year-old Representative Nita Lowey in New York’s 17th Congressional District. Not that Chelsea lives in the 17th Congressional District, but the little details (like the rule of law) never matter to the Clintons.

The junior Clinton crime family

   The junior Clinton crime family

Chelsea and her family currently live in Manhattan, but this past August Pill & Killary bought the house next door to them for $1.6 Million (Clinton Foundation money?) for Mark & Chelsea Mezvinsky & their two children in Chappaqua, which if Chelsea claimed as her legal residence would get her in the door to run for Lowey’s seat when she retires, much like Hillary became an instant Yankees fan when she decided to run for the Senate in New York.

Mezvinsky used to run a hedge fund which recently lost 90% shorting Greece. Edward Mezvinsky, Chelsea’s in-laws (Edward & Marjorie Margolie-Mezvinsky) both also served in Congress but both careers ended when Edward was convicted of a string of frauds and jailed in 2003.

So you see Chelsea is perfectly suited for public service. She was born into the Clinton crime family and also married into the Mezvinsky crime family.

Drain the swamp!

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

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Camp Swampy

August 11, 2010

Will Senator Daniel Inouye, Hawaii’s senior senator, (47 years -ugh! and counting) be off to ‘Camp Swampy’ along with Charles Rangle and Maxine Waters who are both up against ethics violations in the House of Representatives as Nancy Pelosi is pressed to uphold her promise to “Drain the swamp for the most ethical Congress ever“?

It may be a bigger job than she thought

After all according to Hawaii Free Press, Inouye did the same thing Waters did that got her in hot water with the House Ethics Committee, namely exerting influence that resulted in personal benefit. Maxie baby requested (successfully) federal TARP funds for a bank in which her husband owned stock and was on the Board of Directors. Inouye had his staff contact federal regulators to ask about the bailout of an ailing Hawaii bank where he had invested the bulk of his personal wealth. And what do you know even though the FDIC had already tagged the bank’s application as not meeting the criteria for a federal investment, TARP funds were mysteriously approved shortly after that phone call.

By the way, I know Senator Inouye’s name is difficult to pronounce even for many in Hawaii, but if you just do like I do and keep these words in mind you can never get it wrong:  In No way, as in ‘In no way do we want Inouye reelected’, not with fine candidates like Cam Cavasso stepping forward to help retire the now oldest reigning Senator in the US Congress who has been there since 1963! Hello term limits, goodbye entrenched old congressmen! We can only hope.

The reasons to support Cavasso and retire Inouye are plenty:

  • Since Inouye became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 2007, the Federal Debt has doubled
  • Inouye voted TWICE in the last year to raise the debt ceiling
  • Inouye has voted AGAINST a Balanced Budget Amendment FOUR times
  • In 2009 alone, Inouye sponsored or co-sponsored $445.6 Million in pork-barrell earmarks. More than $93 Million went to campaign contributors.
  • Inouye voted AGAINST the elimination of the marriage penalty tax
  • Inouye voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment and was one of only 14 senators who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act
  • Inouye voted SEVEN times AGAINST a ban on partial-birth abortion
  • Inouye voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act

And Senator Inouye says “he has no plans to retire”. Oh pla-leeeeese! Then he leaves us no choice.

Aloha, Mikie

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