Ed Ward, MD
CONGRESS.ORG WEEKLY UPDATE January 24, 2007
Sat Jan 27, 2007 01:27

 
CONGRESS.ORG WEEKLY UPDATE January 24, 2007
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Troop escalation without congressional approval is already an impeachable offense. The Repugs and the Dims have been destroying the Constitution for decades for their increase in government powers. IT'S TIME TO START DOING YOUR JOBS of representing the People and not your self interests. Return our historical background Consitution. Make voting accurate and secure. Impeach Bush/Cheney. Investigate 911. Get rid of the un-Constitutional and illegal Federal Reserve. Get rid of graft and corruption. Stop nuclear proliferation and nuclear plants which are spewing radiation all over the globe. Support Tesla cars. Support individual alternative renewable energy for independence from energy corporations. Support Peace. Stop interfering in other people's governments. Get rid of the CIA involvement in our news media. Return our Free Press from the propaganda Corporate press. START SUPPORTING THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND CONSTITUTION AS YOU HAVE SWORN IN YOUR OATHS OF OFFICE. "Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government." --- James Madison.
THE PRESIDENT PROPOSES
President Bush outlined some new proposals in the State of the Union address. Tell him and your Members of Congress your views on the proposals below. We will report the results of your messages.

TWENTY IN TEN
President Bush proposes reducing gasoline usage by 20% in 10 years by raising the amount of renewable fuels used and by increasing the fuel efficiency standard for cars and light trucks. Read the White House proposal. Do you support this proposal?
- Yes, we need to reduce our gasoline consumption and this plan is will help
- No, this plan is not workable or it doesn't go far enough

AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND FLEXIBLE HEALTH COVERAGE
Under the President's plan, health insurance costs would be tax deductible, but the health insurance provided by employers would be taxed as income. Read the White House proposal. Do you support this proposal?
- Yes, Congress should focus on making changes in the tax code to make health insurance more affordable for everyone
- No, Congress should focus on other ways to provide universal health care to everyone

SENATE VOTES ON MINIMUM WAGE BILL THIS WEEK
Write Your Senators and let them know what you think of raising the minimum wage.
Your Vote Count Thus Far: 18,112 messages
- I support raising the minimum wage (65%)
- I oppose raising the minimum wage (35%)

100 HOUR SCORECARD
The new Democratic House leadership spent the first "100 hours" of the legislative session voting on legislation the Democrats believe was important to the voters. Weigh in with your views on the results and see the results of the messages sent.

H.R. 6 - OIL COMPANY SUBSIDIES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
PASSED 264-163: VOTE RESULTS Reduces or rolls back tax breaks for oil companies to fund renewable energy projects.
Your Vote Count: - SUPPORTED(83%) - OPPOSED(17%)

H.R. 5 - REDUCING STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES
PASSED 356-71 VOTE RESULTS House cuts subsidies to student loan providers to reduce interest rates by 50%.
Your Vote Count: SUPPORTED (91%) OPPOSED(9%)

LOWER MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES
PASSED 255-170 VOTE RESULTS House repealed laws that prevent the government from negotiating discount drug purchases from drug companies.
Your Vote Count: 19,648 messages - SUPPORTED (84%) - OPPOSED(16%)

FUND STEM CELL RESEARCH Passed 253-174 VOTE RESULTS House approves funding for stem cell research.
Your Vote Count: - SUPPORTED (54%) - OPPOSED (46%)

PAY AS YOU GO RULES Passed 232-200 VOTE RESULTS House requires spending cuts or tax hikes to offset any new spending or tax cuts.
Your Vote Count: 9785 messages - SUPPORTED (74%) - OPPOSED (26%)

ETHICS OF CONGRESS Passed House and Senate HOUSE VOTE RESULTS House bans gifts from lobbyists and requires full disclosure of earmarks.
Your Vote Count: 19,112 messages - SUPPORTED (92%) - OPPOSED (8%)

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE Passed 315-116 VOTE RESULTS House votes to increase it to $7.25 an hour.
Your Vote Count: 18,112 messages - SUPPORTED (65%) - OPPOSED (35%)

9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS Passed 299-128 VOTE RESULTS House approves implementing the 9/11 Commission security proposals.
Your Vote Count: 10,037 messages - SUPPORTED (84%) - OPPOSED (16%)
SHARE YOUR VIEWS OF SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: Add your commentary on Nancy Pelosi's performance since the midterm election on her biography page. When people go to write her a message they will see your comments. See what people are saying about her now.
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"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government." --- James Madison.

"Right now, it is easier for us to embrace the status quo, than it is to take a different course - we as a people see these alternative courses of actions as more painful than the status quo - but someday the status quo will be more painful and difficult than the change and then we will embrace the change. People change when they are ready to change - when it is time to change - the same can be said for the masses." "America does not need a Regime Change, America needs a Regime Removal."

Downsize DC, http://www.downsizedc.org/mission.shtml - Read The Bill Act, http://www.downsizedc.org/rtba_legislation.shtml. Many other quick and simple ways to email your voice on Constitutional rights and organizing for activism - https://secure.downsizedc.org/rtba/coalition/.

SAVE AMERICA!
STOP SPENDING AND START SAVING! - CUT THE GDP - MONEY IS THE ONLY THING THE US GOVERNMENT UNDERSTANDS - WHEN THEY START RETURNING THE CONSTITUTION - WE CAN START SPENDING AGAIN.

Dei Jurum Conventus - (God's Rights (Unity)/Convention)

Ed Ward, MD; http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/arc_ward.htm
Independent writer/Media Liaison for The Price of Liberty; http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/

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