Sunday, July 6, 2014

Don't Forget About the Attempted Shutdown

Here is something we all should keep in mind. This cuts across party lines because it concerns all of us. You haven't seen anything about it for a while, and that may be by design.  I think there is good reason to tell it again because some would rather you forget.

Time to clean house. Please read.

James Parks Jr.
October 16, 2013
~PLEASE REMEMBER THIS NEXT ELECTION~
No matter the out come of this failure of government. Regardless of our political affiliation, republican or democrat, we as a people must punish our elected officials for this breach of the public trust, THE SHUTDOWN OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND POSSIBLE DEFAULT. Let there be no doubt as to what this closure is about.
The shutdown is about the GOP/Tea Parties insistence on tacking the defunding of the ACA (Obamacare) onto the budget as they had planed months ago. This is part of their plan, it's as simple as that.
Read the overwhelming proof as to the cause of this dysfunction. Look at the list of offending parties. All of them must be punished. The best way of doing that is to speak with your vote and dollar.
Do not ever again vote for any person who was a signer of the Meadows letter to Boehner.
Do not buy any products produced by a company owned by the Koch Brothers.
Call for the implementation of a Westminster style (NON-PARTISAN) Speaker of the House.
Call for the censure of the Republican Party in general, and the Tea Party in particular for malfeasance, and breach of the public trust.
What follows is a bunch of stuff I've found that shows who are the culprits. This is a lot of information, but please remember it for the upcoming next elections.
DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY PERSON ON THIS LIST WHO IS AN AUTHOR, SPONSOR, CO-SPONSOR OR SIGNER OF THE MEADOWS LETTER TO BOEHNER.
NO INCUMBENT GOP SIGNERS NEXT ELECTION!
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS....and Share it so people will try to remember to vote these clowns out of OUR government!
They need to be punished!
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Link to text of letter from Meadows to Boehner and Signers
http://meadows.house.gov/uploads/Meadows_DefundLetter.pdf
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A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?_r=0
Groups:
Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce (linked to Koch Bros. $200 Million disbursed against
ACA) (James Davis) http://freedompartners.org/us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Partners
Tea Party Patriots http://www.teapartypatriots.org/
Americans for Prosperity
FreedomWorks
Club for Growth (Chris Chocola)
Generation Opportunity
Young Americans for Liberty
Heritage Action for America (Mr. Needham)
Heritage Foundation (Jim DeMint)
Center to Protect Patient Rights
American Commitment
60 Plus Association
Conservative 50 Plus Alliance (delivered a defunding petition with 68,700 signatures to
the Senate.)
Conservative Action Project (Mr. Meese, David McIntosh)
Traditional Values Coalition (Rev. Lou Sheldon)
Senate Conservatives Fund (Mr. DeMint )
Individuals:
Mr. Boehner
Attorney General Edwin Meese III
Michael A. Needham
Charles Koch
David Koch
Senator Ted Cruz (R)
Mr. Needham
Jim DeMint
Todd Tiahrt (R)
James Davis
David McIntosh
Rev. Lou Sheldon
Chris Chocola
Senator Mike Lee (R)
Notes:
letter by a North Carolina freshman, Representative Mark Meadows, urging Mr. Boehner to take up the defunding cause.
“This is exactly what the public wants,” Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, said on the eve of the shutdown.
“We view this as a long-term effort,” said Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity. “We want to see this law repealed,” Mr. Phillips said.
One of the biggest sources of conservative money is Freedom Partners, a tax-exempt “business league” that claims more than 200 members, each of whom pays at least $100,000 in dues. The group’s board is headed by a longtime executive of Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by the Koch brothers, who were among the original financiers of the Tea Party movement.
“I think people realized that with the imminent beginning of Obamacare, that this was a critical time to make every effort to stop something,” Mr. Meese said in an interview. If the law took full effect as planned, many conservatives feared, it would be nearly impossible to repeal — even if a Republican president were elected in 2016.
The defunding idea, Mr. Meese said, was “a logical strategy.”
The document set a target date: March 27, when a continuing resolution allowing the government to function was to expire. Its message was direct: “Conservatives should not approve a C.R. unless it defunds Obamacare.”
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H.R.2682 -- Defund Obamacare Act of 2013 (Introduced in House - IH)
113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2682
~To prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.~
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 11, 2013
Mr. GRAVES of Georgia (for himself, Mr. BRIDENSTINE, Mr. MASSIE, Mr. STOCKMAN, Mr. JONES, Mr. COLLINS of Georgia, Mr. COTTON, Mr. PALAZZO, Mr. BROUN of Georgia, Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina, Mr. PITTENGER, Mr. HENSARLING, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. MEADOWS, Mr. CASSIDY, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mr. LAMALFA, Mr. WESTMORELAND, Mr. WENSTRUP, Mr. HUDSON, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. GINGREY of Georgia, Mr. FARENTHOLD, Mr. MULVANEY, Mr. WITTMAN, Mr. BARTON, Mr. OLSON, Mr. HALL, Mrs. BACHMANN, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. CULBERSON, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. DESANTIS, Mr. HUELSKAMP, Mr. POSEY, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. SCALISE, and Mr. YOHO)
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113%3AH.R.2682:
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Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing
Posted: 07/22/2013 10:44 am EDT | Updated: 07/23/2013 9:49 am EDT
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared on Monday that he and other congressional Republicans would be willing to shut down the federal government in order to block further implementation of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/mike-lee-obamacare_n_3634456.html
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House Key Votes CO-SPONSORSHIP OF THE DEFUND OBAMACARE ACT OF 2013 (HOUSE)
JULY 23, 2013
Representatives should co-sponsor the Defund Obamacare Act AND tie it to a “must-pass” bill, such as the year-end funding bill. If Congress chooses not to fund Obamacare activities for the upcoming fiscal year, the Obama Administration cannot act to implement the law. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and fourteen of his Senate colleagues have said they “will not support any continuing resolution or appropriations legislation that funds further implementation or enforcement of Obamacare.” Congress can and should act to defund all of Obamacare now.
Heritage Action supports the Defund Obamacare Act (H.R.2682) and will include CO-
SPONSORHIP of this legislation on our legislative scorecard.
http://heritageaction.com/key-votes/co-sponsorship-of-the-defund-obamacare-act-of-2013-house-and-senate/
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CONSERVATIVES SHOULD SIGN MEADOWS’S LETTER TO DEFUND OBAMACARE
DAN HOLLER | JULY 24, 2013
Yesterday, Heritage Action announced it would key vote co-sponsorship of the Defund Obamacare Act, introduced by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA). In the key vote, we said “Representatives should co-sponsor the Defund Obamacare Act AND tie it to a “must-pass” bill, such as the year-end funding bill.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is circulating a letter in the House to that effect. The letter urges Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to take the steps necessary to defund Obamacare in its entirety, including on a year-end funding bill like a continuation resolution (CR).
Heritage Action supports the Meadows letter and urges all lawmakers to sign the letter.
http://heritageaction.com/2013/07/conservatives-should-sign-meadowss-letter-to-defund-obamacare/
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This letter includes support from Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Republican Study Chairman Steve Scalise (R-La.). Three Georgia GOP Senate candidates — Reps. Jack Kingston, Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun — signed on.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/obamacare-funding-spending-bills-94757.html#ixzz2htjQvItj
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And below is the list of Republican Congressmen, and where each stands on the Tom Graves bill and the Meadows letter. So far 80 Representatives have signed the Meadows letter:
Co-Sponsored Tom Graves Bill
Name
District
Mark Meadows Letter
Bob Aderholt AL-4
Co-sponsor Rodney AlexanderLA-5
Co-sponsor Justin Amash MI-3 Signer
Co-sponsor Mark Amodei NV-2
Co-sponsor M. Bachmann MN-6 Signer
Spencer Bachus AL-6
Lou Barletta PA-11
Co-sponsor Andy Barr KY-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Joe Barton TX-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Dan Benishek MI-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Kerry Bentivolio MI-11 Signer
Co-sponsor Gus Bilirakis FL-12 Signer
Co-sponsor Rob Bishop UT-1 Signer
Diane Black TN-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Marsha Blackburn TN-7
John Boehner OH-8
Co-sponsor Charles Boustany LA-3
Kevin Brady TX-8
Co-sponsor Jim Bridenstine OK-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Mo Brooks AL-5 Signer
Co-sponsor Susan Brooks IN-5
Co-sponsor Paul Broun GA-10 Signer
Vern Buchanan FL-16
Co-sponsor Larry Bucshon IN-8
Co-sponsor Michael Burgess TX-26
Ken Calvert CA-42
Dave Camp MI-4
John Campbell CA-45
Eric Cantor VA-7
S.M. WV-2
John Carter TX-31
Co-sponsor Bill Cassidy LA-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Steve Chabot OH-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Jason Chaffetz UT-3
Howard Coble NC-6 Signer
Mike Coffman CO-6
Tom Cole OK-4 OPPOSED
Chris Collins NY-27
Co-sponsor Doug Collins GA-9 Signer
Co-sponsor Mike Conaway TX-11 Signer
Paul Cook CA-8 Signer
Co-sponsor Tom Cotton AR-4
Kevin Cramer ND-AL
Co-sponsor Rick Crawford AR-1 Signer
Ander Crenshaw FL-4
Co-sponsor John Culberson TX-7
Co-sponsor Steve Daines MT-AL Signer
Davis IL-13 Signer
Jeff Denham CA-10
Charlie Dent PA-15
Co-sponsor Ron DeSantis FL-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Scott DesJarlais TN-4
Mario Diaz-BalartFL-25
Co-sponsor Sean Duffy WI-7
Co-sponsor Jeff Duncan SC-3 Signer
John Duncan TN-2 Signer
Renee Ellmers NC-2
Co-sponsor Blake Farenthold TX-27 Signer
Co-sponsor Steve Fincher TN-8
Mike Fitzpatrick PA-8
Co-sponsor Chuck FleischmannTN-3 Signer
Co-sponsor John Fleming LA-4 Signer
Co-sponsor Bill Flores TX-17 Signer
Randy Forbes VA-4
Jeff Fortenberry NE-1
Virginia Foxx NC-5
Co-sponsor Trent Franks AZ-8 Signer
R. Frelinghuysen NJ-11
Co-sponsor Cory Gardner C0-4
Co-sponsor Scott Garrett NJ-5
Jim Gerlach PA-6
Co-sponsor Bob Gibbs OH-7
Chris Gibson NY-19
Co-sponsor Phil Gingrey GA-11 Signer
Co-sponsor Louie Gohmert TX-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Bob Goodlatte VA-6
Co-sponsor Paul Gosar AZ-4 Signer
Co-sponsor Trey Gowdy SC-4
Co-sponsor Kay Granger TX-12
Sam Graves MO-6 Signer
SPONSOR Tom Graves GA-9 Signer
Co-sponsor Tim Griffin AR-2 Signer
Morgan Griffith VA-9
Co-sponsor Michael Grimm NY-11
Co-sponsor Brett Guthrie KY-2
Co-sponsor Ralph Hall TX-4 Signer
Richard Hanna NY-22
Co-sponsor Gregg Harper MS-3
Co-sponsor Andy Harris MD-1
Co-sponsor Vicky Hartzler MO-4
Co-sponsor Doc Hastings WA-4
Joe Heck NV-3
Co-sponsor Jeb Hensarling TX-5
J.H. Beutler WA-3
Co-sponsor George Holding NC-13 Signer
Co-sponsor Richard Hudson NC-8 Signer
Co-sponsor Tim Huelskamp KS-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Bill Huizenga MI-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Randy Hultgren IL-14 Signer
Duncan Hunter CA-50
Co-sponsor Robert Hurt VA-5
Darrell Issa CA-49
Co-sponsor Lynn Jenkins KS-2
Co-sponsor Bill Johnson OH-6
Co-sponsor Sam Johnson TX-3
Co-sponsor Walter Jones NC-3 Signer
Co-sponsor Jim Jordan OH-4 Signer
David Joyce OH-14
Mike Kelly PA-3
Pete King NY-2
Co-sponsor Steve King IA-4 Signer
Co-sponsor Jack Kingston GA-1 Signer
Adam Kinzinger IL-16
John Kline MN-2
Co-sponsor Raul Labrador ID-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Doug LaMalfa CA-1 Signer
Co-sponsor Doug Lamborn CO-5 Signer
Leonard Lance NJ-7
Co-sponsor James Lankford OK-5
Tom Latham IA-3
Co-sponsor Bob Latta OH-5
Frank LoBiondo NJ-2
Co-sponsor Billy Long MO-7
Co-sponsor Frank Lucas OK-3
Co-sponsor B. Luetkemeyer MO-3
Co-sponsor Cynthia Lummis WY-AL Signer
Co-sponsor Ken Marchant TX-24 Signer
Co-sponsor Tom Marino PA-10 Signer
Co-sponsor Thomas Massie KY-4 Signer
Kevin McCarthy CA-23
Co-sponsor Michael McCaul TX-10
Co-sponsor Tom McClintock CA-4 Signer
Patrick McHenry NC-10
Buck McKeon CA-25
David McKinley WV-1
C. Rodgers WA-5
Co-sponsor Mark Meadows NC-11 Author
Pat Meehan PA-7
Co-sponsor Luke Messer IN-6 Signer
John Mica FL-7
Candice Miller MI-10
Gary Miller CA-31
Co-sponsor Jeff Miller FL-1 WITHDREW
Co-sponsor Markwayne MullinOK-2
Co-sponsor Mick Mulvaney SC-5 Signer
Tim Murphy PA-18
Co-sponsor Randy Neugebauer TX-19 Signer
Co-sponsor Kristi Noem SD-AL
Richard Nugent FL-11
Devin Nunes CA-22
Co-sponsor Alan Nunnelee MS-1
Co-sponsor Peter Olson TX-22
Co-sponsor Steven Palazzo MS-4 Signer
Erik Paulsen MN-3
Co-sponsor Steve Pearce NM-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Scott Perry PA-4 Signer
Tom Petri WI-6
Co-sponsor Robert Pittenger NC-9
Joe Pitts PA-16 Signer
Co-sponsor Ted Poe TX-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Mike Pompeo KS-4 Signer
Co-sponsor Bill Posey FL-8 Signer
Co-sponsor Tom Price GA-6
Co-sponsor Trey Radel Fl-19
Tom Reed NY-23
Dave Reichert WA-8
Co-sponsor Jim Renacci OH-16
Co-sponsor Thomas Rice SC-7
Scott Rigell VA-2
Martha Roby AL-2
Co-sponsor Phil Roe TN-1 Signer
Hal Rogers KY-5
Mike D. Rogers AL-3
Mike J. Rogers MI-8
Dana RohrabacherCA-48
Co-sponsor Todd Rokita IN-4 Signer
Co-sponsor Tom Rooney Fl-17
I. Ros-Lehtinen FL-27
Pete Roskam IL-6
Dennis Ross FL-15
Co-sponsor Keith Rothfus PA-12 Signer
Co-sponsor Ed Royce CA-39
Jon Runyan NJ-3
Paul Ryan WI-1
Co-sponsor Matt Salmon AZ-5 Signer
Mark Sanford SC-1
Co-sponsor Steve Scalise LA-1 Signer
Aaron Schock IL-18 Signer
Co-sponsor David Schweikert AZ-6 Signer
Co-sponsor Austin Scott GA-8
Jim SensenbrennerWI-5 Signer
Co-sponsor Pete Sessions TX-32
John Shimkus IL-15
Co-sponsor Bill Shuster PA-9
Mike Simpson ID-2
Co-sponsor Adrian Smith NE-3
Chris Smith NJ-4
Co-sponsor Jason Smith MO-8 Signer
Co-sponsor Lamar Smith TX-21
Co-sponsor Steve SoutherlandFL-2
Co-sponsor Chris Stewart UT-2
Co-sponsor Steve Stivers OH-15
Co-sponsor Steve Stockman TX-36 Signer
Co-sponsor Marlin Stutzman IN-3 Signer
Lee Terry NE-2
Glenn Thompson PA-5
Co-sponsor Mac Thornberry TX-13
Co-sponsor Pat Tiberi OH-12
Co-sponsor Scott Tipton CO-3
Michael Turner OH-10
Fred Upton MI-6
David Valadao CA-21
Co-sponsor Ann Wagner M0-2
Co-sponsor Tim Walberg MI-7 Signer
Greg Walden OR-2
Co-sponsor Jackie Walorski IN-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Randy Weber TX-14 Signer
Daniel Webster FL-10
Co-sponsor Brad Wenstrup OH-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Lynn WestmorelandGA-3
Ed Whitfield KY-1
Co-sponsor Roger Williams TX-25
Co-sponsor Joe Wilson SC-2 Signer
Co-sponsor Rob Wittman VA-1
Frank Wolf VA-10
Co-sponsor Steve Womack AR-3
Co-sponsor Rob Woodall GA-7
Co-sponsor Kevin Yoder KS-3
Co-sponsor Ted Yoho FL-3 Signer
C.W. Bill Young FL-13
Don Young AK-AL
Co-sponsor Todd Young IN-9