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Rep. Jerry McNerney opposes Republican budget

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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:22 am | Updated: 6:23 am, Wed Feb 23, 2011.

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, said he voted against the House Republicans' spending bill for the remainder of the 2010-11 fiscal year because it contains deep cuts to clean energy, education and infrastructure projects.

House Resolution 1 was approved by a 235-189 vote of the House. Galt Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, voted for the bill. He is unavailable for comment this week, according to Lungren spokesman Brian Kaveney.

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  • William Dawes posted at 6:39 pm on Wed, Feb 23, 2011.

    William Dawes Posts: 116

    Once again, Jerry wants you, American citizens, to give up more of your assets to help pay for the many, many illegal aliens in this state. We have border NON-security and the violence continues on our side of the border.

    And what is he worried about? The major dollar subsidies that will be shifted to "clean energy" which means the Ethanol program that will tie up needed land for growing FOOD!. = higher food prices

    Another Democrat with the wrong set of priority.

    1 ) put in place a mandatory E-Verify program.
    2) Require all cities, including San Francisco, to participate in the Secure Communities program
    3) End all sanctuary cities
    4) End illegal alien participation of welfare programs and that means go after all fraud.
    5) Ban the ER from being used as illegal alien health care. life threatening emergencies ONLY!
    6) California Guard on the border.
    7) Clean out the jails!
    8) Immediate deportation for all illegal aliens except murderers who should get the death penalty in every case.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:41 pm on Wed, Feb 23, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Kim stated... what is his solution?

    He is not looking for solutions. He knows cuts are coming. He knows he has been part of the problem. He has voted for all the spending increases(health care and the rest) and now is hiding … how predictable… Now the responsible, adult behaviors can be taken… because people like him are now in the minority and were too gutless to do what was needed.
    Now.... he can stand up for nothing and let the republicans take the heat for the cuts that are inevitable. He only goal is to look good to his supporters. Now... they can continue to mindlessly beat the drum...conservatives are for the rich... democrats are for the poor... and other mythology…and the beat goes on and on and on. Will someone please trow away this broken record… a new tune is in order… like lets cut spending in a serious way… not like any politicians both republican and democrats have done…do we really want to suffer the consequences of more false solutions??

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 11:39 am on Wed, Feb 23, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    What is the Congressman's solution to the serious problem we are facing? Our family has cut back on all non-essentials...it is painful but necessary to try to balance our "budget" . We don't use credit cards for anything we can't pay for the next month; no more housecleaner, gardener, and eating out has been cut in half in our house. We cut out HBO and we spray for our own pests instead of hiring a bug service. Families used to take care of each other, with help from the community and churches. The party's over folks, we have got to make the tough sacrifices, and quit relying on the government for Head Start, etc. As far as importing oil, how about tap in to the oil we have on US soil, instead of helping to support oil exploration in Brazil? How about the mulit billion oil deal we had off the coast that was turned down by the California legislation last year? Does every American young person need to attend college? What about trade schools and vocational schools? I have 3 nephews and nieces whose parents gave up a large portion of their retirement to put them through college...every one of them is employed at something that used NONE of their college education- why is there so much emphasis on getting 18 year olds in to college when they don't have a clue as to what they want to do? And a large portion of it at taxpayers expense....the spending has GOT to stop...



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