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@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 


Just about all of what you say is true, but you have no idea of how Congress works. There is no way a Dem house can fix just about all of the problems you list. That can only happen after the next election if the Dems. elect a President so it has no bearing on this Congress. As one poster pointed out to you all the Dem house can do is put forwarded bills which can die in the Senate, or be stopped by Trump. With out good leadership in the house the Dems will not even be able to do anything but investigate. Nancy provides the leadership which will allow the seeds for a lot of the items to be planted, and possibly a few to be passed. The new comers to the house are learning that, and that is why you see the move toward her. They are thinking people who are learning how Congress works. I wish you would do the same.


Brian Higgins is a Democrat

 

Brian Higgins Promised His Constituents B4 the Election that He Would Oppose Pelosi - promised them

 

Brian Higgins Signed a letter within the last week - telling the American People - he would oppose Pelosi

 

Explain the Difference Between Trumps Lies & Broken Promises To The American People & Brian Higgins - Broken Promises to the American people 

 

Never mind I will

 

1. They both make decisions based on Political Expediency

 

2. They both make decisions based on what's best for them personally - not the Citizens or the Country

 

 


 They made their decision on what was good for the USA. Sad to see you use the same type of logic as the far right.


Apparently I simply wasted my time typing out only a lenghty but only partial list of all the Countries problems

 

Problems that have existed for decades not just since Trump - not just since Republicans controlled Congress

 

Obama controlled the Congress for 2 years - where is the Gun Control - where Is the Infrastructure Repair - Where is the Immigration Reform - the increase in minimum wage to a living wage

 

Obamacare big deal - it was a poorly crafted - poorly vetted - poorly rolled out & managed program

 

What else were they doing - they can only work on one job at a time?

 

TRUE

 

WHY

 

Working on re-election - a majority of the time - that was not the intention of the creators of the Country

 

You go to Washington - do your best for your Country & go home

 

You know like serving your Country in the Military like I did - 3 years Vietnam - then I went home and got a job - let the next generation do their part - not a single day did I consider a career in the Military- why? - same philosophy as Politics - professional soldiers get paid based on time in grade not competency not production - time in grade

 

My guess is your either career military or a Union guy

 

I was in the Teamsters just long enough to learn they are just like Permanent Politicians - and the Military - put in your time - doing as little as possible & as soon as you have enough seniority bid for a more plum job - even if as in the Military you are a incompetent - have no idea what you are doing

 

Seniority - Time in Grade - BOGUS Way to run anything serious

 

 


Well your guess is wrong, even though I did spend time in the military and have worked with Union leadership as well as management. You do not understand the ACA by your comments on it. The fact is it was well crafted and tested. It is a reb. approach which was used in the State of Mass. by a Reb. Gov. and Dem lawmaking body. It was what could get passed at the time and was a stepping stone to what we will have some day. A medi Care for all type approach. If Hillary Care had passed we would have had a 10 year start on solving the problem but the far right stopped that. Your Union gave you higher pay and health coverage which you would not have had if they were not there. Yes your Union had problems and the mob type got into it, but we have a mob chief as our President now so it can happen anywhere. If the members had watched what was going on they could have stopped it at election time just as the US people could have with Trump. One way people can stop things like what you point out is to learn and understand what is happening with any subject as that can stop it. That is what I am telling you on this subject.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

Democrats won elections by promising to DO SOMETHING GOOD. While the Senat and ToadPOTUS can still stop the legislation, I'd let them stop:

1. "Medicare for all" - a single payer Government option in PPACA

2. A removal of import restrictions on prescription drugs.

3. Elimination of Corporate tax exemptions so they actually pay the 21%

4. Minimum wage hike to $15/hr and emiminate the exclusions for "tip workers"

5. "Stake Holder Protection" requiring companies to continue paying workers when their jobs are moved ANYWHERE, depending on how long the worker has been with the company.

6. Change inheritence tax to grant up to $5,000,000 tax free and anything above that amount taxed as income to the recepient.

7. Grant a one-year grace period on federal tax of lottery winnings so anything spent IN THE USA during that first year is tax free and only the unspent balance is taxed.

 

They put these on the table in the next 2 years, Texas will turn Purple, and the rest of the country will be deep blue.


Do you really see  Rep Brian Higgins and Pelosi in there someplace?


Nancy Pelosi got PPACA into our law and right now is the best bet for presenting Yertly McConnell with bills that advance the interests of the American People, like those listed above.

Higgins may have followed Der Trumper's lead by lying, but unlike Der Trumper and the Lying GOPers, RECANTING his lie and acting in the best interests of America instead of the GOPerLords is a distinct possibility.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

Democrats won elections by promising to DO SOMETHING GOOD. While the Senat and ToadPOTUS can still stop the legislation, I'd let them stop:

1. "Medicare for all" - a single payer Government option in PPACA

2. A removal of import restrictions on prescription drugs.

3. Elimination of Corporate tax exemptions so they actually pay the 21%

4. Minimum wage hike to $15/hr and emiminate the exclusions for "tip workers"

5. "Stake Holder Protection" requiring companies to continue paying workers when their jobs are moved ANYWHERE, depending on how long the worker has been with the company.

6. Change inheritence tax to grant up to $5,000,000 tax free and anything above that amount taxed as income to the recepient.

7. Grant a one-year grace period on federal tax of lottery winnings so anything spent IN THE USA during that first year is tax free and only the unspent balance is taxed.

 

They put these on the table in the next 2 years, Texas will turn Purple, and the rest of the country will be deep blue.


Do you really see  Rep Brian Higgins and Pelosi in there someplace?

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@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 


Just about all of what you say is true, but you have no idea of how Congress works. There is no way a Dem house can fix just about all of the problems you list. That can only happen after the next election if the Dems. elect a President so it has no bearing on this Congress. As one poster pointed out to you all the Dem house can do is put forwarded bills which can die in the Senate, or be stopped by Trump. With out good leadership in the house the Dems will not even be able to do anything but investigate. Nancy provides the leadership which will allow the seeds for a lot of the items to be planted, and possibly a few to be passed. The new comers to the house are learning that, and that is why you see the move toward her. They are thinking people who are learning how Congress works. I wish you would do the same.


Brian Higgins is a Democrat

 

Brian Higgins Promised His Constituents B4 the Election that He Would Oppose Pelosi - promised them

 

Brian Higgins Signed a letter within the last week - telling the American People - he would oppose Pelosi

 

Explain the Difference Between Trumps Lies & Broken Promises To The American People & Brian Higgins - Broken Promises to the American people 

 

Never mind I will

 

1. They both make decisions based on Political Expediency

 

2. They both make decisions based on what's best for them personally - not the Citizens or the Country

 

 


 They made their decision on what was good for the USA. Sad to see you use the same type of logic as the far right.


Apparently I simply wasted my time typing out only a lenghty but only partial list of all the Countries problems

 

Problems that have existed for decades not just since Trump - not just since Republicans controlled Congress

 

Obama controlled the Congress for 2 years - where is the Gun Control - where Is the Infrastructure Repair - Where is the Immigration Reform - the increase in minimum wage to a living wage

 

Obamacare big deal - it was a poorly crafted - poorly vetted - poorly rolled out & managed program

 

What else were they doing - they can only work on one job at a time?

 

TRUE

 

WHY

 

Working on re-election - a majority of the time - that was not the intention of the creators of the Country

 

You go to Washington - do your best for your Country & go home

 

You know like serving your Country in the Military like I did - 3 years Vietnam - then I went home and got a job - let the next generation do their part - not a single day did I consider a career in the Military- why? - same philosophy as Politics - professional soldiers get paid based on time in grade not competency not production - time in grade

 

My guess is your either career military or a Union guy

 

I was in the Teamsters just long enough to learn they are just like Permanent Politicians - and the Military - put in your time - doing as little as possible & as soon as you have enough seniority bid for a more plum job - even if as in the Military you are a incompetent - have no idea what you are doing

 

Seniority - Time in Grade - BOGUS Way to run anything serious

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 


Just about all of what you say is true, but you have no idea of how Congress works. There is no way a Dem house can fix just about all of the problems you list. That can only happen after the next election if the Dems. elect a President so it has no bearing on this Congress. As one poster pointed out to you all the Dem house can do is put forwarded bills which can die in the Senate, or be stopped by Trump. With out good leadership in the house the Dems will not even be able to do anything but investigate. Nancy provides the leadership which will allow the seeds for a lot of the items to be planted, and possibly a few to be passed. The new comers to the house are learning that, and that is why you see the move toward her. They are thinking people who are learning how Congress works. I wish you would do the same.


Brian Higgins is a Democrat

 

Brian Higgins Promised His Constituents B4 the Election that He Would Oppose Pelosi - promised them

 

Brian Higgins Signed a letter within the last week - telling the American People - he would oppose Pelosi

 

Explain the Difference Between Trumps Lies & Broken Promises To The American People & Brian Higgins - Broken Promises to the American people 

 

Never mind I will

 

1. They both make decisions based on Political Expediency

 

2. They both make decisions based on what's best for them personally - not the Citizens or the Country

 

 


 They made their decision on what was good for the USA. Sad to see you use the same type of logic as the far right.

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@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 


Just about all of what you say is true, but you have no idea of how Congress works. There is no way a Dem house can fix just about all of the problems you list. That can only happen after the next election if the Dems. elect a President so it has no bearing on this Congress. As one poster pointed out to you all the Dem house can do is put forwarded bills which can die in the Senate, or be stopped by Trump. With out good leadership in the house the Dems will not even be able to do anything but investigate. Nancy provides the leadership which will allow the seeds for a lot of the items to be planted, and possibly a few to be passed. The new comers to the house are learning that, and that is why you see the move toward her. They are thinking people who are learning how Congress works. I wish you would do the same.


 

All the same tired worn excuses - people who's Ultimate objective is to become a Permanent Member of the Political Class - care little about their Incompetence because they know folks like you will make excuses for them

 

Brian Higgins is a Democrat

 

Brian Higgins Promised His Constituents B4 the Election that He Would Oppose Pelosi - promised them

 

Brian Higgins Signed a letter within the last week - telling the American People - he would oppose Pelosi

 

Explain the Difference Between Trumps Lies & Broken Promises To The American People & Brian Higgins - Broken Promises to the American people 

 

Never mind I will

 

1. They both make decisions based on Political Expediency

 

2. They both make decisions based on what's best for them personally - not the Citizens or the Country

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

" )
" - Anonymous

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@mickstuder wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 


Just about all of what you say is true, but you have no idea of how Congress works. There is no way a Dem house can fix just about all of the problems you list. That can only happen after the next election if the Dems. elect a President so it has no bearing on this Congress. As one poster pointed out to you all the Dem house can do is put forwarded bills which can die in the Senate, or be stopped by Trump. With out good leadership in the house the Dems will not even be able to do anything but investigate. Nancy provides the leadership which will allow the seeds for a lot of the items to be planted, and possibly a few to be passed. The new comers to the house are learning that, and that is why you see the move toward her. They are thinking people who are learning how Congress works. I wish you would do the same.

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Re: US Rep Brian Higgins NY 26 Words Mean Nothing

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Democrats won elections by promising to DO SOMETHING GOOD. While the Senat and ToadPOTUS can still stop the legislation, I'd let them stop:

1. "Medicare for all" - a single payer Government option in PPACA

2. A removal of import restrictions on prescription drugs.

3. Elimination of Corporate tax exemptions so they actually pay the 21%

4. Minimum wage hike to $15/hr and emiminate the exclusions for "tip workers"

5. "Stake Holder Protection" requiring companies to continue paying workers when their jobs are moved ANYWHERE, depending on how long the worker has been with the company.

6. Change inheritence tax to grant up to $5,000,000 tax free and anything above that amount taxed as income to the recepient.

7. Grant a one-year grace period on federal tax of lottery winnings so anything spent IN THE USA during that first year is tax free and only the unspent balance is taxed.

 

They put these on the table in the next 2 years, Texas will turn Purple, and the rest of the country will be deep blue.

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@john258 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.


The Constitution established two houses of Congress -- a somewhat more aristocratic Senate, and a House of Representatives that was supposed to be all about direct, grass-roots democracy.

 

As they saw it, the voters in every district would get together every other November, pick someone in their community they respected, and send him to Washington for a couple years to vote for their neighbors’ best interests and those of the nation.

 

This was not supposed to make you rich.

 

When the Constitution was ratified, members of Congress were paid six dollars a day, and then only when they met.

 

They make $174,000 a year today. That’s not all that much either, when you include the cost of living in two places.

 

But as a story in the Detroit Free Press Sunday devastatingly illustrated, today’s congressmen are anything but normal residents chosen on the basis of merit.

 

Congressional districts today are bought and sold, usually within a single party, since most areas are so gerrymandered the nominee of one party is virtually guaranteed victory.

 

Again Congressman Make $175000 a year - most of them spend millions to get elected - much of it their own money

 

Who spends more then they make to get a job & for what purpose

 

Read the History of the Country

 

What they were leaving & what they were creating

 

It wasn't a PERMANENT POLITICAL CLASS

 

Even if I were to accept your Argument which I don't

 

What is the purpose of this Permanent Political Class?

 

With the exception of Obamacare - Democrats have done nothing for Extraordinary Nothing Remarkable for Americans

 

There are No Gun Laws

 

Opioid Epidemic caused by the Medical Profession over prescribing pain pills supported by Democrats is getting worse & worse

 

There is No Healthcare For All

 

The Minimum Wage is still $7.25

 

Prescription Drugs Costs are Bankrupting Citizens

 

Wars & Military Spending is Bankrupting the Country

 

Immigration Policy is a Cruel Joke

 

Infrastructure throughout the Country is a Cruel Joke - 8000 people in Massachusetts have been without Heat & Hot Water for months - more Cities are struggling with Lead in the Water

 

Professional Politicians do nothing for Ordinary Citizens - they work for themselves & the FACTS are irrefutable

 

Save me the Blame the Republicans Baloney - it's just a meaningless excuse if you support career politicians - makes no difference their party affiliation

 

You claim I dont know how Washington works - yeah I do - I'm a Veteran & the VA Services are 3rd world - I'm on Social Security & I cant survive - the Medicare Costs eat away most of it - US Medical Costs are destroying Americans lives

 

This all happens because the people running the Country dont live like me - they have no clue until 6 months B4 re-election when they run their focus groups so some political writer can write them a speech that sounds like they have our backs - they dont

 

 

 

The Environmental is being destroyed by US Businesses

 

 Source - https://nypost.com/2013/10/31/permanent-political-class-makes-washington-ineffective/

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

" )
" - Anonymous

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@mickstuder wrote:

US Rep Brian Higgins promised his constituents that he would Vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

 

He recently even signed his name to a letter affirming same

 

Today he wimped out & broke the deal he made with his Voters

 

Deciding instead to make a deal with the Devil

 

Source - mick studer

 

 


He now realizes what what he did was not in the best interests of the American people as he became educated in the way Washington has to work to get things done. If only all people would do that. We saw that with the new Congressman from UT, and the new member from NY City is on the same path, as well as the Ohio Congresswomen. This is what thinking people do and why they were elected.

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