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Jerry McNerney is fiscally irresponsible

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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:00 pm

Our 11th District congressman, Rep. Jerry McNerney, has just voted to reach into your pocket and confiscate your money - again.

He just supported the biggest tax increase in American history by voting for a massive four trillion-dollar energy tax, disguised as the green-friendly Cap-and-Trade bill.

If you don't believe me, read what McNerney's fellow Democrats had to say:

Barack Obama said, in 2008, "under my Cap-and-Trade Program, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

John Dingell, the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said "nobody in this country realizes that Cap-and-Trade is a tax, and it's a great big one."

Cap-and-Trade will increase your family's taxes by $3,128 dollars per year, eliminate 3,800 jobs in our 11th District, and create at least 397 new regulations and 1060 new mandates; all with the false hope of decreasing Earth's temperature by a half-degree.

I know McNerney didn't read the 1,200 page bill, because a 300 page addendum was released at 3:09 a.m. on voting day. But, if he bothered to read up on the issue of global warming with an unbiased eye, he would find that our climate is always changing, from warm periods when the dinosaurs walked the Earth to ice ages when much of the Earth was covered in glaciers. Climate has always changed due to natural cycles without any help from people, SUVs or cow flatulence.

McNerney's recent fiscally irresponsible votes on the GM bailout and $800 billion stimulus package made it clear his fiscal decisions are based on political calculations, not what's best for his constituents. Now he supports a very expensive social engineering mandate, just in time to drive our already fragile economy over a cliff.

I have had enough. I want more liberty, not less. I want free will, not some government bureaucrat telling me what car to drive, what light bulb to use and what temperature to set my thermostat.

It's time for common-sense representation that will support a balanced budget and a government that respects the pocketbooks and the freedoms of its citizens.

Victor Vandenburg


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  • posted at 4:01 pm on Sun, Jul 19, 2009.


    What's that nonsense got to do with truth and hate?

  • posted at 12:58 pm on Sun, Jul 19, 2009.


    For dyan:" Jeff: Why do libs confuse the word "truth" with "hate?" Is it because they have no religious training? "I don't think is confusion. It's just that conservatives are usually in such a weak position, that they start using code words like "liberal", "socialist", "welfare" in an attempt to flesh out there positions. The problem is not that libs are confused, the right just can't debate without knowing they are going to lose so they throw in filler which in the end, means nothing.Take any of your posts, remove those words and you can see there is nothing left.Sorry.

  • posted at 5:34 am on Sun, Jul 19, 2009.


    Jeff: Why do libs confuse the word "truth" with "hate?" Is it because they have no religious training?

  • posted at 1:30 pm on Sat, Jul 18, 2009.


    I make this statement, that regardless of what you say in your campaign, or your principles are that you favor a balanced budget, against pork, etc., that when you get to Sacramento or Washington DC, you find out how a "bill really becomes law",not the generic thing we learned in HS Government class. I don't think Mr. Brad Goehring will be elected, and it doesn't have anything to do with the party he's affiliated with or what his high ideals are. I'm sure he's an honest man, a good person like we think should serve as our representative. We can give honest citizens like this all sorts of names like "principled" and "honest", but one name we won't be calling him is "congressman", or if we do, by the end of his first term he called "former congressman.Not to pick on Mr. Goehring. He'd be the kind of person I'd vote for, the reality is just completely different.

  • posted at 5:36 am on Sat, Jul 18, 2009.


    i need to shut my computer down; the hate is overheating it.

  • posted at 4:41 am on Sat, Jul 18, 2009.


    I'll bet he's like most libs. Never worked a real job in his life. Only "jobs" supported by tax dollars.

  • posted at 6:22 pm on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    CogitoI thought that was one of the prerequites for going to Washington was being fiscally irrispnsible.

  • posted at 2:58 pm on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    I love it when bloggers say "Billy" is really "Bobbie" "Tosh" is really "Hector", or "Sally" is really "Betty Boo". You are so pathetic. The correct answer is "You pus-4-brains" are wrong on all counts. But, dont stop, your stupidity is what encourages us.

  • posted at 2:57 pm on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    Probably most of them are responsible individually, but as a group they are not. It's called politics and they all do it just as you or I would if we were there. What "we" call pork is really a responsible representative getting some of what's available to be spent in his or her district/state. Those that don't bring home the bacon are sent packing for someone who will. That's why complaining about a senator from Florida for example is pointless unless we live in Florida and can vote for his/her opponent. Many years back, I don't recall the state, but where ever they build A-10s, the Air Force said they didn't want any more. Congress appropriated them anyway so that that congressman would look good. Like I say, we would do the same in the same position.

  • posted at 2:14 pm on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    Could anyone point out a politician in Washington, from either party, who is NOT fiscally irresponsible?

  • posted at 12:54 pm on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    Over the years I've noticed something in the "letters to the editor". It seems that only democrats "...supported the biggest tax increase in American history"This letter states that it's McNerney. In the past it's been others, almost always local, in the assembly, state senate, congress or US senate. I've never seen the claim made regarding a republican legislator.This has led me to believe that letters of this nature are just canned complaints, awaiting only the name of the guilty party that wants to lead our state/nation into a socialist state, or steal money from the hardworking conservative family folk who already pay to much in taxes or for gasoline or milk or ... whatever.Who authors these complaint/blame templates? Who believes anything in them when they are posted in the paper?Oh, I know, republicans.

  • posted at 7:28 am on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    Brian, you are not fooling anyone with the Tosh Conn moniker. Few others would be this openly racist.

  • posted at 7:24 am on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    Must read article:http://zippittydodah.blogspot.com/2009/07/roiling-in-kali-fornicatorium.html

  • posted at 6:23 am on Fri, Jul 17, 2009.


    These are some excellent videos on what is happening with, we the taxpayers, money. All I can say is: It's about time!The American People Demand Transparency! Audit the Fed!http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/281729/Ron-Paul-The-American-People-Demand-Transparency!-Audit-the-Fed!?tickers=^DJI,^GSPC,GS,XLF,SKF,FAS,BACHealthcare Is "Not a Right" and Obama's Plan Will Cost Way Beyond $1Thttp://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/281590/Healthcare-Is-%22Not-a-Right%22-and-Obama%27s-Plan-Will-Cost-Way-Beyond-1T-Ron-Paul-Says?tickers=^dji,^GSPC,pph,jnj,mrk,pfe,unhHow a "Very Pessimistic" Ron Paul Would Fix the Economyhttp://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/282246/How-a-%22Very-Pessimistic%22-Ron-Paul-Would-Fix-the-Economy?tickers=^DJI,^GSPC,SPY,DIA,XLF,GS,AIGRep. Alan Grayson: "Hank Paulson Had a $700M Conflict of Interest"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbISRwE2lfw

  • posted at 5:16 pm on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    "Yesterday Democrats in the House introduced a 1,000-page national healthcare plan. To make sure at least some people read it, they named it 'Harry Potter and the Half-Pound Proposal.'" -Conan O'Brien

  • posted at 3:14 pm on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    Jerome: You are way to kind to the irreparable damage that Osama Bin Loser is doing to the United States. He has wreaked havoc on the financial system, turned race against race, wrecking our economic base. He is a disaster intent on destroying everything in America. I appreciate your calm comments about a chunk of scum like OBL. We use NOUN as an acronym for Osama. Its more accurate.

  • posted at 7:25 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    To be clear, the reference to the abolishment of the 22nd Amendment in my previous post was actually gleaned from subsequent comments made by Mr. Colmes (and many others) as he was interviewed shortly after writing his "Leave My President Alone" piece earlier this year. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

  • posted at 7:16 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    I really don't understand. I thought that Barack Obama is what EVERYONE wanted in a leader. What he's "accomplished" shouldn't be new to anyone - he broadcast just how liberal he was going to be during that protracted primary season. What's with the moaning and groaning now when it's clear he's a man of honor, doing precisely what he said he was going to do?Yet to criticize this man was tantamount to treason. Alan Colmes, FoxNews' resident "progressive" thinker even went so far as to write a piece entitled, "Leave My President Alone." Embodied in that stellar piece of journalistic claptrap were several ideas that would have us believe that the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution should be abolished immediately so as to permit Obama as much time as he wanted to deliver his promise of "change" unto the masses.And now, only after a scant six months in office people are already starting to revolt? Many politicians, who believe as Obama does, still maintain that We the People want higher taxes and more government involvement. What has gone so wrong that anyone would suggest we aren't on the right track? This is most curious.

  • posted at 6:59 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    Going on the assumption that Obama can read, does he really think his Cap and Trade policy is good for the country? With his liberal loons in step with him, he will, given enough time bankrupt this country. As far as reading the 1,200 pages of that bill, besides the person or persons that wrote it, who did?If what Victor Vanderburg wrote is correct, not only the 11th District, but the state and country will go under as far as the middle class is concerned. It will be most difficult for me along with anyone on a fixed income to pay $3,128 extra for Obama`s folly. Allot of people laughed at George Bush, maybe not as many today, as Mr. Bush did have his problems, he didn`t bankrupt the country on his watch. If Cap and Trade becomes reality, all voters keep that in mind in 2012 and make BO a one term President. The man from Clements will get my vote for the 11th District.

  • posted at 5:34 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    And the hits just keep on comin'....Health Care Bill Will Fund State Vaccine Teams to Conduct ‘Interventions’ in Private HomesThe committee’s official summary of the bill says: “Authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization coverage. Under this program, CDC will provide grants to states to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults through the use of evidence-based interventions. States may use funds to implement interventions that are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force, such as reminders or recalls for patients or providers, or home visits.”Home visits? What exactly is the state going to do when it sends people to “implement interventions” in private homes designed “to improve immunization coverage of children”?Rest of article:http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51115

  • posted at 5:10 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    Limousine Liberal... People who voted for McNearney should ask themselves and McNearney a question...When was the last time you paid a bill or signed a contract without reading it?He just signed a contract on your behalf, where you will have to pay no matter how you feel about it...Under President Barrack Hussein Obama and his liberal House and Senate, they have spent more money than the United Stated has spent in its prior history.

  • posted at 1:45 am on Thu, Jul 16, 2009.


    And brace yourself for McNerney to shove though this Health Care disaster...they are trying to ram that through by their recess in August, because the more the American people know about it, the more they abhor it. What is going on in our government? Al-Qaeda doesn't need to rush to get us...We have Capitol Hill to bring us to our knees. There is a national movement Friday July 17 to park yourselves in front of your Congressman or Senator and let them know what you think of Cap and Trade, and Healthcare. We can no longer sit by idly and let our government beat us in to the ground, and control us like sheep.


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