GDP: Growing Democrats’ Programs

GDP: Growing Democrats’ Programs

Bear with me as I make a strong and valid point concerning the less than stellar performance of the United States Congress. This is a lengthy post but one I believe needs to be seen.

Let me start by saying; I once had a very high level of respect for my Congressman, Sam Johnson, I had… I pretty much lost that respect after the Mexican president Felipe Calderon was given free rein on the floor of the U.S. Congress a while back.

This is the message I sent to Mr. Sam Johnson, concerning the Mexican president being allowed to tear America apart from the floor of Congress while our Congress Critters sat there and applauded, or did NOTHING to stop this never before heard of debacle:

White House, Democrats Applaud Mexican President

Congressman Johnson:

I wrote a VERY heated story on my blog, http://texasfred.net/archives/6743

I am not at all kind to ANY member of Congress at this time, and Sir, I include you in this.

I have but one question for you Congressman:

WHY IN THE HELL DIDN’T ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS STAND UP, FLIP THAT MEXICAN SON OF A BITCH OFF AND WALK THE HELL OUT OF CONGRESS?

That’s the question asked on my blog, and some of my readers are getting very graphic in opining as to all the reasons why!

Sincerely,
TexasFred

Comments can be read here:
White House, Democrats Applaud Mexican President

And this was the *canned* response I got from Mr. Johnson:

from Congressman Sam Johnson
from:
sam.johnson@mail.house.gov
to texasfred@texasfred.com

date Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:41 PM
subject Re: Your Message
mailed-bymail.house.gov

Thank you for taking the time to contact my office. I appreciate hearing from you. Your correspondence has been received and I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

If your email concerned a tour request or flag request, please complete the appropriate form on my website. If you need immediate assistance regarding a problem you are experiencing with a federal agency, please check the “24 Hour Online Office” on my webpage or call my Richardson office at 972-470-0892.

Also, please visit my website, http://www.samjohnson.house.gov/ to read my blog, sign-up for my newsletter and find pertinent information on past and current legislative issues. You also can find me on Facebook and watch my floor speeches on my YouTube channel.

Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

SAM JOHNSON
Member of Congress

I never heard another word back from Mr. Johnson, or his office, until today.

Isn’t it amazing how Members of Congress, even the ones that we think are *The GOOD Guys*, can ignore their constituents on serious matters but send out a load of BS regarding something we all already know about?

from: Avery, McCall mccall.avery@mail.house.gov
to: TexasFred@texasfred.com
date: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:09 AM

June 2010
GDP: Growing Democrats’ Programs
By U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson
Contact: McCall Avery
202-225-4201

It’s astounding how the Democrats in Washington have broken their promise to change Congress. We recently marked an ominous milestone in our nation’s fiscal history when the Obama Administration announced that the U.S. debt hit a record $13 trillion. By the end of the year the U.S. debt is expected to nearly equal the size of the U.S. economy, a level many experts warn will jeopardize our economic prosperity.

In the Obama – Pelosi – Reid era, the acronym G.D.P. has taken on a whole new meaning: Growing Democrats’ programs!

The dire warnings of economists and the vivid lessons of Greece and other debt-laden European countries collapsing under the weight of their cradle-to-grave welfare system have done nothing to restrain the Democrats in Washington. They fail to heed the warnings from abroad and continue to simply declare every spending proposal an “emergency” to justify their fiscal irresponsibility.

For example, the Obama Administration had the audacity to ask Congress to approve a second stimulus in emergency funding to aid state and local governments – even though the first stimulus included $53 billion for the “State Fiscal Stability Fund,” which included nearly $40 billion for school districts to prevent teacher layoffs and program cuts.

In the dark of night, the Administration fired off a letter demanding that they need Congress to pass a second infusion of federal funding to prevent sweeping layoffs at the local government level. Americans don’t want, need or deserve a second stimulus! The Democrats need to get real about spending and stop acting like money grows on trees.

In just over a year and a half in the Oval Office, President Obama has added more than $4 trillion to the scheduled federal spending – sparked by jamming through a stimulus, passing the $2.5 trillion government-run healthcare plan, bailing out the auto industry, and rescuing Wall Street, among other things. He’s driven the annual budget deficit from $467 billion in 2008 to nearly $1.6 trillion in 2010 and pushed the national debt from $10.6 trillion to $13 trillion. It’s no wonder as the amount of the nation debt owed by each man, woman and child in the United States has spiked to $42,310.

As a constitutional conservative with grave concerns with the Democrats’ out-of-control spending, I support a different plan. I say balance the budget, cut the deficit, pay down the debt and grow the economy. You do that by freezing non-defense discretionary spending, reforming entitlement spending, lowering taxes on hard-working Americans and increasing tax incentives for small businesses so they have more money to hire people for quality, lasting jobs.

A key component of slashing federal spending is shrinking the size of the public sector, not expanding it! That’s why I recently introduced legislation to freeze federal hiring, the Federal Workforce Reduction Act, H.R. 5348. It’s been over a year since the Democrats passed the so-called Stimulus promising to keep unemployment below 8%. The unemployment rates hovers just under 10%. The latest jobs report that came out showed that 96% of the new jobs were government jobs – and most of them were temporary jobs at the Census. How uninspiring!

My bill would institute an immediate freeze in non-national security hires and would reduce the size of government by attrition. For every 100 employees who retire or otherwise end their service in non-defense related jobs, the federal government can only hire 50 new employees.

According to political analyst, Michael Barone, “One-third of last year’s $787 billion stimulus package was aid to state and local governments — an obvious attempt to bolster public-sector unions. And a successful one: While the private sector has lost 7 million jobs, the number of public-sector jobs has risen. The number of federal government jobs has been increasing by 10,000 a month.” And we’re still in a recession. That’s just gross. What is also gross is knowing that the second stimulus is one more payback to government employee unions. Enough is enough!

Taxpayers — and the next generation that will be paying the bill for this federal spending bonanza — must decide for themselves if they’re getting their money’s worth.

Mr. Johnson is a bit behind the times I fear, several really good bloggers have already covered the dire warnings and continue to beat up on Obama and Company over the deficit, they just didn’t give it the catchy title; GDP: Growing Democrats’ Programs.

Somehow, I am thinking that if a candidate were to oppose Mr. Johnson in the next Congressional race, a candidate with courage, a candidate that would stand and lead a protest when some Mexican son of a bitch attacks America, a candidate that would call for the forceful removal of said Mexican son of a bitch from the Halls of Congress perhaps, Mr. Johnson might be headed out to pasture!

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4 Responses to GDP: Growing Democrats’ Programs

  1. Kate says:

    I know you won’t do it, but I do see a need for strong, stand up folks like you up there in the zoo we call Congress.

  2. TexasFred says:

    Kate, I could run, but I come with a bit of baggage…

    I have called for totally securing the border and shooting dead ANY and ALL that cross it heading north… I plainly stated that it bothered me not one little bit if Mexicans crossing the desert fell out and died from the heat… I stated that it only saved our troops and Border Patrol a bit of work and saved us money on deportation…

    Very politically incorrect according to some…

    Dr. Donald Kent Douglas took serious issue with that, and by doing so, only confirmed my suspicions that he is, even though he denies it, still a flaming f*cking liberal…

    I guess if you get past that part, I could run, I might get elected too, I speak my mind and don’t give a DAMN who likes it or not, and that does appeal to MY kind of folks…

  3. BobF says:

    It’s a shame that we write our Republican Representatives and only get a canned response form letter back, if that at all. I wrote my Republican Senator, Kit Bond a couple on matters concerning military retirees and never even got a canned response back from him. I also wrote my other Senator, Democrat Clair McCaskill, and not only did I get a response back from her, it specifically addressed the areas of concern I had in my letter. It floored me in that the man I supported didn’t even have an aid send me a canned form letter but the woman I not only didn’t support but campaigned against took the time to specifically answer my concerns. The only thing I can say is I’m glad Bond is retiring.

  4. Kate says:

    Well, ok, there are a couple of things that might come up, but maybe it’s not a bad idea for elected officials to actually speak their minds now and then. :D

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