Saturday, May 2, 2015

How High Is Not High Anymore?

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE released April 20, 2015 for Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes
 * Senate: Medicare Payments to Physicians - Passage
 * House: Manufactured Housing High-Cost Mortgages - Passage
 * House: State and Local Sales Tax Deductions - Passage
 * House: Estate Tax Repeal – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills
 * Senate: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
 * House: Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act
 * House: Energy Efficiency Improvement Act
 * House: Protecting Cyber Networks Act

Recent Senate Votes:
Medicare Payments to Physicians - Passage Vote Passed (92-8)
The Senate passed a bill that would repeal the sustainable growth rate formula and replace it with a system in which physicians could choose to participate in either a reimbursement method where their payments would be subject to adjustments based on performance or a method where they would move away from the fee-for-service structure. It would provide for a 10-year transition period under which Medicare reimbursement rates would gradually increase annually until 2020 and then remain stable for five years. The bill is cleared for the president.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted NO
Politicians cementing the permanence of Affordable Care Act. Who knows what the hell it means, politicians making plans 10 years out is sort of like telling a fairy tale. Means that it does not have to be a topic for discussion until after the next president serves two terms. For me, if President Obama is for it, it probably is bad news for anybody outside of the privileged government class.

Recent House Votes:
Manufactured Housing High-Cost Mortgages - Passage Vote Passed (263-162, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would modify federal rules regarding high-cost-mortgages as they apply to manufactured housing, specifically by changing the definitions of "high-cost mortgage" and "mortgage originator" under federal law to reduce associated regulatory requirements. The measure would change the definition of high-cost mortgage by increasing the maximum rates and fees that a lender may charge on loans for manufactured housing without that mortgage being considered a high-cost mortgage.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Official word games, a high cost loan is not a high cost loan anymore because high is not so high anymore. Appropriate or not, who knows, they dick around and pretend they are helping while all they are doing is saying worthless things to make people feel cared for while they sign up for loans they might not be able to afford.  Sound familiar anyone?

State and Local Sales Tax Deductions - Passage Vote Passed (272-152, 7 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would make permanent the ability of taxpayers to deduct state and local sales taxes in lieu of state and local income taxes, which expired at the end of 2014. The measure would be effective for tax years beginning with 2015.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
This little but pirate David Scott voted against stopping the imminent closure of a tax deduction. You know the reason why, because the majority of his real base are simply Alternative Minimum Tax payers, to stop this deduction would not benefit those folks at all. Sure makes me feel protected. Good thing the gerrymandered benefiting representative is in the minority.

Estate Tax Repeal – PassageVote Passed (240-179, 12 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would repeal the federal estate tax. The measure also would repeal the generation-skipping transfer tax and reduce the top marginal rate for the federal gift tax from 40 percent to 35 percent.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
See about two inches up, David Scott is a bastard.

Upcoming Votes:

Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act - S.178
The bill would provide justice for the victims of trafficking.
Worthless political drivel, how to politicians ever "provide justice". Slavery is already a crime, if you want to make the penalties for that greater, do that.

Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act - H.R.471
The bill would improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes.
Interesting how the bill leads off with the term "ensuring". The description suggests that it is about enforcement, not making sure folks have access.

Energy Efficiency Improvement Act - S.535
The bill would promote energy efficiency.
A waste of time, economics drives energy efficiency, politicians just add drag to the free market system.

Protecting Cyber Networks Act - H.R.1560
The bill would improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.
The blind leading the sightless.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

That's Because It Is Illegal

But the President who is sworn to uphold the Constitution, has anything but.

A significant majority of voters, 56%, oppose the current executive plan to allow illegal aliens in the country to pursue work.

Most Still Oppose Obama’s Immigration Amnesty, Say It’s Illegal

It depresses wages, damages property values, and raises welfare tax load.

But if the Chamber of the Commerce like cheap work and and the Democratic Party wants votes, illegal must be acceptable.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dear Christians

A friend of mine posted this to Facebook with the covering comment...
Maybe you just didn't connect with Jesus because he thinks your an asshole too.
Dear Christians - Technician: Opinion

Now I do not know about all of that, but I do know that the majority of Christians that I know do not practice proselytism.  If you did not know them you would not know their religion. It seems that much of the blame Christianity takes is because of minority vocal proponents.  Mind you that while those proponents may be verbally obscene, they are rarely advocates of force in any manner.

Regardless, we have agnostics and atheists that take Christian words and equate them to acts of physical and fiscal violence currently practiced by other religions. This is the logical leap of a person that cannot win an argument an argument on causality and effect. Christianity, at this time in history, is a largely benevolent reformed religion, that advocates strength in defense of oppression.

It's fine to detest the words of people you do not agree with, but not an excuse to judge as and equivalent to acts of violence including murder.

Aide for the Damned

A little more catch up writing. A little more than a week old and a promise that they won't be back until next week.  

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE on March 30, 2015 for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Budget Resolution - Adoption
  • House: Ukraine Military Assistance – Passage
  • House: Veterans Affairs Future Budget Planning – Passage

Both chambers are in recess until Monday, April 13.

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2016 Budget Resolution - Adoption Vote Agreed to (52-46, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate passed adopted the concurrent resolution that would set broad spending and revenue targets over the next 10 years. It would allow $523 billion for defense discretionary spending and $493.5 billion for non-defense spending in fiscal 2016, the statutory level set by the 2011 budget law.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Ten year spending projections. Conservative Republicans if there were any, would be concentrating on a ten cost control program. But there are very few conservative Republican Senators therefore we are stuck with worthless promises of how money is going to be spent.  All decisions are temporary gentlemen, especially when the President hasn't told you what you are going to approve. The Senate is loaded with chicken shit sycophants, repeal the 17th Amendment

Recent House Votes:

Ukraine Military Assistance – Passage Vote Passed (348-48, 36 Not Voting)
The House agreed to a motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution stating that the House of Representatives "strongly urges" the president to fully and immediately exercise authorities provided by Congress to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons systems in order to enhance the ability of the Ukrainian people to defend their sovereign territory from the "unprovoked and continuing aggression of the Russian Federation."
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Aide for the Damned from the damnable. Hell I do no know what is right here. I do know that the current President will not interfere with anything Putin does in Ukraine. That unwritten policy kind of sets up assistance to the sovereign government like a welfare dependent, never getting enough aide to correct the problem, just enough to encourage the fight. People will die because of the vague conflict between weak Congressional support and obstinate Presidential refusal.  Offsetting is the fact that somehow promised has not been entirely or even significantly delivered. 

Veterans Affairs Future Budget Planning – Passage Vote Passed (420-0, 12 Not Voting)
The House agreed to a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would direct the Veterans Affairs Department to annually submit to Congress a future-years veterans program with its budget request. The program would reflect estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations for that fiscal year and succeeding four fiscal years, and would include a five-year plan for the department to meet its commitment to veterans, including the resources needed to do so.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Like the vote Mr. Scott. Go further, push for privatization, more funding and continuous improvement engineering systems.  Advocate for 5S methodology and Six Sigma practices to be instituted at the government departments directly serving people.

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Trafficking While Blind

Catching up a little bit....
This Congress should be acting in a more conservative manner now that they have control of both Houses. They need to be stepping aside from fear based postures to stridently imposing limited government principles, literally rolling back the damage of the last 85 years, a 100 years if you look a the Wilson period. The vacuous crap that follows below is evidence the Congressional Republicans have little space between themselves and the Democrats.

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE for March 23, 2015 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes:

  • Senate: Human Trafficking Restitution Fund - Cloture
  • House: Volunteer Firefighters’ Healthcare – Passage
  • House: EPA Rule-Making Guidelines – Passage
  • House: NLRB Case Representation Procedures – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills:

  • House: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determining Reauthorization Act
  • House: Tenant Income Verification Relief Act
  • House: Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act

Recent Senate Votes:

Human Trafficking Restitution Fund - Cloture Vote Rejected (56-42, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture, and thus limiting debate, on the bill that would use fines and penalties against sex-trafficking perpetrators for more restitution and assistance funds for victims.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
It is a curious thing that politicians would suggest closing discussion on something that reeks of political correctness without real effect. Rejection of cloture seem the only course action. It is all bullshit anyway, there will probably be more cost in the organization of the handout than money reaching the victims anyway. Unless this reaches beyond United States borders.

Recent House Votes:

Volunteer Firefighters’ Healthcare – Passage Vote Passed (415-0, 17 Not Voting)
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that qualified services rendered as a bona fide volunteer to an eligible employer do not count as employee hours of service for the purposes of the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Did the overarching panacea of the universal act need more tweaking? I cannot believe it.  Only six years into the process and we are still passing more legislation to make it better. This crap is like the income tax code, layer upon layer of bullshit. Each layer more well-meaning than the last. Its restrictive crap, blow it up.

EPA Rule-Making Guidelines – Passage Vote Passed (241-175, 16 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule or other covered action unless all scientific and technical information used to decide upon the rule is made available to the public so the research can be independently analyzed and reproduced.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
Give me one good reason that a politician would vote against this. All the intent says is, don't act unless there is scientific proof. Hell the global warming (oops climate change) issue has shown us that scientific truth is subject to the politics of the scientist. No a vote against this is dogmatic Democratic abeyance to environmental cabal that is more interested in deconstruction of society than healthy living.

NLRB Case Representation Procedures – Passage Vote Passed (232-186, 14 Not Voting)
The House passed a joint resolution that would provide for congressional disapproval and nullification of the National Labor Relations Board rule relating to case representation procedures.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
An elected member of the House of Representatives voting against Congressional oversight. Imagine that, voting against control.  Perhaps the Democrats are happier with an independent bureaucracy answerable only to the President and major unions. David Scott this is an abdication of responsibility on your part. The NLRB represent workers and has overstepped is authority when it attempts to thwart business initiatives that are contrary to union objectives.  The objectives of unions are seldom congruent with the rights of workers.

Upcoming Votes:

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determining Reauthorization Act - H.R.360
The bill would reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
Housekeeping

Tenant Income Verification Relief Act - H.R.233
The bill would allow reviews of certain families' incomes every 3 years for purposes of determining eligibility for certain Federal assisted housing programs.
You can bet the Democrats don't vote for this. They want people on the the rolls, and dependent. Checking the recipients will be described as racist is distrusting.  Racist no, distrusting hell yes. 

Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act - H.R.216
The bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a Future-Years Veterans Program and a quadrennial veterans review, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Chief Strategy Officer, and for other purposes.
There needs to be a lot more review in this system, coupled with privatization, continuous improvement principles and increased Congressional monetary support. Following through on health care for Veteran's is a committment, cull out the waste and treat people faster.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Home Court Advantage Ignored

Congress.org presents: M E G A V O T E, March 9, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline - Veto
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations– Motion to Recede and Concur
  • House: Amtrak Reauthorization – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

Recent Senate Votes:
Keystone XL Pipeline - Veto Vote Not Sustained (62-37, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate's vote to override President Obama's Feb. 24, 2015 veto of the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state failed.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
At some point the Democrats are going to have to answer for there obstructionist behavior. It does not make sense, and it is costing this country in terms of internal growth.  Controlling the refined products is a benefit to the country.

Recent House Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations– Motion to Recede and Concur Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)
The House agreed to a motion made by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho., to recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 240) that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The motion cleared the bill for the president.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Fuck Congress, fuck the whole fucking lot of the scumbag mother fuckers. They lie they posture and then they bend over like the pussy whipped little chicken shits that they are.

Amtrak Reauthorization – Passage Vote Passed (316-101, 15 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would reauthorize Amtrak through fiscal 2019, and restructure funding according to Amtrak's major lines of business. It would authorize funds for Amtrak operating expenses in the Northeast corridor at the following levels: $439 million for fiscal 2016, $464 million for fiscal 2017, $480 million for fiscal 2018 and $498 million for fiscal 2019; and for Amtrak operating expenses within the national network at the following levels: $973 million for fiscal 2016, $974 million for fiscal 2017, $985 million for fiscal 2018 and $997 million for fiscal 2019.
Rep. David Scott voted YES

Upcoming Votes:
Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 - S.625
The bill would provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program, and for other purposes.
Pick the worst outcome, the President will advocate it and the House of Representatives will get bitch slapped into approving it.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Letter to My Senator

By way of Numbers USA, sending a recommended letter to Georgia's elected Senators.
Dear Senator,
Please ensure that Loretta Lynch understands that immigration laws exist to protect a country's workers. And ask her to pledge that she will enforce immigration laws passed by Congress so that Americans don't have to compete for jobs with foreign citizens who have overstayed visitor visas or crossed our borders illegally.
The Attorney General nominee's comments on these matters before the Senate Judiciary Committee were not reassuring. 
She was asked who has more of a right to a job in this country, an illegal immigrant or U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. She refused to give priority to Americans, saying that all individuals in the United States "regardless of their status -- I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace ." 
She and a Justice Department official later indicated that illegal aliens do not have a right to U.S. jobs IF they lack a work permit. But if a President chooses to give illegal aliens work permits they apparently have rights equal to those of Americans to U.S. jobs, in nominee Lynch's view. Given ample opportunity before the committee, she declined to disagree with the ability of a President to ignore the will of Congress and give work permits to millions of illegal aliens to compete directly with struggling American workers. 
Will you demand that the next Attorney General recognize the role that immigration policy has in protecting American workers from foreign labor competition, especially in this time of declining real wages and the lowest labor participation rates in decades? Will you demand that the next Attorney General enforce immigration laws on the books to the fullest extent possible?
Respectfully,
Why is it that wrong is right to the players in this administration.  Have said it before and reaffirm no, political liberalism in the United States is an expression of self loathing.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Senate Leader Pussification

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE, March 2, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes:

  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution – Passage
  • House: Education Savings Plan Expansion – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
  • House: Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
  • House: Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act

Recent Senate Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage Vote Passed (68-31, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill would include $12.6 billion for Customs and Border Protection; $6 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $7.2 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, including fees; $10 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.7 billion for the Secret Service; and $10.8 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including $6.4 billion for emergency disaster relief.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted NO
Sen. David Perdue voted NO
Booooooo!  
I would have no problem with it if a bus carrying the leaders of the House and the Senate, went off a bus into a ravine. They were placed in the leadership largely because of the animus middle America has for a Congress that ignores the will of the people.  How do react, with resentment and willful antagonism towards the citizens that they promised to support. They lied, they lied, they lied, and for what purpose to abet the illegal residency of wetbacks.
And as for my own Senators, I have little doubt that if the Chamber of Commerce needed their vote they'd have pig-piled as soon as asked.

Recent House Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution – Passage Vote Failed (203-224, 6 Not Voting)
The House rejected a joint resolution that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. The measure would extend funding for the department for three weeks, through March 19, 2015.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Who gives a shit anyway, writing about them makes little sense. Its time to start throwing rocks.

Education Savings Plan Expansion – Passage Vote Passed (401-20, 11 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would permanently expand the use of "529" educational savings plans by allowing tax-free distributions for students to buy computers and software. It also would eliminate the requirement that multiple 529 accounts held by a beneficiary be treated as a single account and exempt from taxation any amounts that are refunded from colleges as long as the beneficiary re-contributes the funds back into a 529 account within 60 days.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
I think David Scott has a good future as the next Democratic Senator from Kentucky.

Upcoming Votes:
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 - H.R.240
The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would make appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
If you don't already know, they caved, with hardly a whimper.  About the most disgusting thing I've seen since the Democrats high fived each other after stuffing Clinton's impeachment.

Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 - H.R.1030
The bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.
The secretary of the department has publicly stated that they are racing to institute news regulations before the President's term is up. Good for them, the Speaker will just pussy out anyway, no sense following anything like the separation of powers described in the Constitution.  The President is just writing law, illegally and getting away with it.

Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act - H.R.294
This House bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the transfer of veterans to non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.
I think that Veteran's Hospital should have all of the care necessary to address the physical traumas. Then all other issues should be insured by the DoD and covered at the hospital of their choice.
Less government is the key here.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

First They Came for the Jews

A young man, articulate and direct.

I cannot wait until this Presidential term is complete.