Saturday, December 01, 2012

Saturday's Congressional Pressure

I've been thinking that Billy Long, Roy Blunt, and Claire McCaskill don't hear from us enough, so I wrote them again today.  5 times.

The first was three in one, RTBA, OSTA, and WTLA
Please sponsor the following bills . . .

* The Read the Bills Act (S. 3360)
* The One Subject at a Time Act (H.R. 3806 & S. 3359)
* The Write the Laws Act (S. 3361)

You've been hearing from me frequently lately. That's because I haven't seen any change in the way that you in Washington DC are doing business.

The pressure is on, and I want you to follow the concepts of these three proposed bills, RTBA, OSTA, WTLA.

When it's time to make a deal about the budget, I don't want any new laws unrelated to the budget. I want Congress to Write the Budget. I want Congress to READ the Budget, and I want you to pass a budget that has significant cuts, and no new laws.

Follow Rand Paul's lead, trade loophole closing for tax rate reductions. Trade Foreign Military Occupation cuts for Domestic cuts. Fix Social Security and Medicare because they're broken, not as part of some deal. Raise the Social Security eligibility age on people that haven't retired yet. Make it click up a year every 4 years for the next 20.

Follow Justin Amash's lead. Start rejecting bills if they don't follow these three principles, and tell everyone WHY you voted no! It's OK to vote no on bills that are done badly. A bill that gets rejected can always come back later after it's been fixed. Vote no when you're in doubt about what your constituents will think about a YES vote.

The bottom line is that you need to be more responsive to the people. Stop sending out laws that people cannot follow. Repeal more laws, especially the laws that create Federal Bureaucracies with the ability to write regulations that have the force of law. Introduce, Sponsor, Co-Sponsor, and PASS the RTBA, OSTA, and WTLA.
Next, I fired off a message about the Enumerated Powers Act
Please bring John Shadegg's 'Enumerated Powers Act' (HR 450) to a vote as soon as possible, and please do all you can to support the passage of this bill.

I want a new EPA. Not the Environmental Protection Agency, the Enumerated Powers Act! I want you and all of your colleagues to have to site where in the Constitution the Federal Government is granted the authority to enact the law that you are putting before Congress.

For far too long, the Congress has acted with complete contempt toward the Constitution which each of you swore an oath to uphold and defend! I'm tired of this kind of behavior, and according to polling, so are 80+% of the American public! Your approval ratings have been stuck in the abysmal category for year after year.

Pass the new EPA, eliminate the old EPA, and start regarding the Constitution in every bill proposed. I'm watching.
Up in the third slot, I asked them to tie their pay to the budget
I urge you to re-introduce The Fiscal Responsibility Act (formerly HR 4336, in the 111th Congress) to fight deficit spending.

If you are serious about cutting Federal spending, I want you to put your own money where your mouth is. I want you to take a pay cut toward eliminating the deficit if you vote for an unbalanced budget that passes. I know it won't do anything to balance the budget, but if you can't keep the Federal Budget in order, you don't deserve the American Public's money for doing a bad job.

Maybe this kind of a bill would be symbolic and raise your approval rating above 20%.
Next, I wrote again about the Dollar
Please co-sponsor the "Free Competition in Currency Act" (HR 1098).

Your complicity in the Federal Bailouts, Quantitative Easing ad infinitum, and the reckless Federal Budget have brought not only the United States, but the world to the brink of financial ruin. The Dollar is weak and weakening. The Federal Reserve is dragging it down actively and has been for over a decade.

Allow the American People to conduct business and trade in whatever currency they see fit. Make Gold and Silver legal tender again, and repeal the laws that enable the IRS to confiscate money from currency exchanges. The people of these United States deserve to hold whatever currency they see fit.

While you're at it, eliminate the Dual Mandate of the Federal Reserve, and cause them to only focus on Price Stability. Make the Dollar strong again, and people will come flooding back to it as a safe haven. If it weakens, people will be free to flee to another currency.

We deserve this freedom. Eliminate the monopoly on currency by the Federal Reserve, a private banking cartel that we cannot control.
Finally, I decided to write about the Budget and Debt
Do NOT raise the debt ceiling ever again.

I do not consent with you spending money you do not have. Dramatic cuts to the spending by Federal Government will renew the economy by providing the real economy, the private sector, with over a TRILLION dollars of new capital to invest in our recovery and growth.

Pretending to cut ONE TRILLION over TEN YEARS is not cutting spending. I want you to cut ONE TRILLION from the budget in ONE YEAR. Cut everywhere, cut deep. You should even cut taxes. You should be able to balance the budget in two years.

I withdraw my consent from Deficit Spending. Stop now.
All five of these subjects are part of the core agenda of Downsize DC. If you like anything I wrote here, you would probably enjoy reading the more eloquent appeals provided by Downsize DC.

Thanks for Reading!

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