Well, we need to keep doing it. Exposing more of the behind the scenes stories that prove how worthless our current Federal Government is. Oh yea, also included in that group of worthless are the statist, big government Republicans. These are just a few of the issues that would lead any sensible, fiscally responsible American to shake their head in shame for electing these politicians who do not have our best interests in mind. You may not want to read this stuff if you’re in a good mood.

TSA Ass Crack Inspectors’ Election To Choose Union Representation Begins Wednesday

Democratic Socialist of America Panel Member, Former Kerry Aid With No Accounting Background Is Appointed # 2 Spot In Office Of Budget Management and Here On The Socialist Speaking Engagement

National Treasury Employees Unions and Democrat Lawmakers Protest On Capital Hill Opposiing Proposed Massive Cuts In Funding For Their Agencies

Senate Bill Aims To Combat Pharmaceutical Theft

No Point In Trying To Identify Government Waste

Slanted Bloomberg Poll Claims Republicans Are To Blame For Any Gov’t. Shutdown and Most Americans Don’t Want Gov’t. Cuts, But Want High-speed Rail, Expanding Access To Broadband Internet and Developing New Sources Of Alternative Energy

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York Says Federal Gov’t. Not Broke – It Can Borrow All It Wants

SEC Shapiro States We Can Find Waste, Just Give Us 400 More Employees

Obama Prefers To Drag Out Health Care Lawsuit – Appeals To Another Disctict Court Instead Of Seeking SCOTUS Fast Track

Delusional Washington Post’s Ezra Klein Claims Duplication In Federal Government Programs Is Good

Company Calls on Consumers to Show the IRS the Appreciation They So Richly Deserve

Robert Tobias, Former President Of The National Treasury Employees Union Says Any Plans To Re-organize Federal Gov’t. Should Include Employee Unions

Former Office of Personnel Managemet Direct Says Continuing Resoutions Not Fair To Sacrificing Union Member Federal Workers

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry To Testify About Changing Federal Pay System – Will testify Fed. Workers Are Not Overpaid

Accountants, Librarians, Information Technology Specialists and Others At The GAO Took The First Step Friday Toward Forming a Union

Obama Seeks $8 mil For Independent Panel To Decide What Government Propoerty To Sell Off- Process Critized By SEC Who Would Have To Move

DARPA Head, Regina Dugan, Awards Contact To Company She Founded

Union-Management Partnership Signed In by Obama (EO 13522) Having Trouble Getting Started Because Of Working Relationships

In the wake of the tragic Arizona shooting that took place on January 8, 2011, there seems to a rush by lawmakers insisting on more protection for themselves. This in itself, shows the huge disconnect between lawmakers and their constituents. This also illustrates how many in Congress consider themselves “special people” that should be afforded special protection from the common folks.

The huge chasm Congress has placed between themselves and constituents reveal the true problem in Washington, DC. The elite-mentality that Congresspeople extrude continues to alienate and divide Americans, as Congress continues to ignore the will of most Americans. The continued rhetoric from Congress that “the people just don’t understand” perpetuates this elitist attitude towards Americans.

This is not a condition restricted to any particular side of the political spectrum. It comes from the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Barak Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton, John McCain, etc.. When Americans are told repeatedly “it’s for your own good” and continue to ignore the people, while instituting expensive and overly bureaucratic remedies for the problems created with their expensive and overly bureaucratic remedies of some other perceived problem, then the electorate becomes irrelevant. The feeling in the air is that people have lost their voice in government, when in fact, our government in America is “for the people, by the people”.

To further the example of lawmakers demonstrating their superiority complex over their constituents, the calls for additional security spending measures and increased gun laws have increased since the Arizona shooting.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), one of the few pro-gun control Republicans in the House, wants to make it illegal for someone to knowingly carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.

Rep. Jesse Jackson wants that money restored, plus 10 percent, in order to augment security in the Capitol and in districts, where he said some lawmakers may need to hire security for constituent events and install surveillance cameras in their district offices.
Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., renewed his call for the installation of an impenetrable, see-through security shield around the viewing gallery overlooking the House floor. Burton points out that, while guns and some bombs would be picked up by metal detectors, a saboteur could get into the Capitol concealing plastic explosives.

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta said he thought local law enforcement officials could be called in to help with security when members have public events…
Rep. David Scott, also an Atlanta Democrat, said he thought members of Congress should have a dedicated security person on their staff…

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is calling on US Capitol Police to enhance security for all members of Congress.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) is expected to introduce legislation next month to bolster the agency’s budget and staff…

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) said he intends to ask local authorities to provide additional security…
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) made the comments on Fox News Sunday, where he also called for special treatment for members by the Transportation Security Administration…

However, as Congress and the Federal Government have consistently shown, the continued piling up of new laws and regulations is generally the result of fixing a perceived problem they created in the first place with their continued onerous and numerous laws and regulations that the American taxpayers are forced to pay for.

These special people are rightfully afforded potection at all Federal buildings, including courthouses in the U.S. In typical character with typical inefficient government bureaucracy, those security measures have even become problematic.

A November watchdog report raised concerns about security at federal court facilities, detailing the poor training, questionable contracts and broken security equipment used by many contract security guards employed by the Marshals service.

The fact is, when an American takes on the job of becoming an elected offical, they have accepted the increased risks of becoming a public figure, including security. So the botton-line is,  if you cannot accept the risk, then get out of the house. Congressman are no more special than any other Americans and until that attitude is eliminated, their irrelevance will continue to decrease, and in turn, they will not receive the respect that a lawmaker should be afforded.

Here’s a great interview with Rand Paul and conservative blogger Ben Domenech about Paul’s plans in Congress for 2011. It’s brought to you by Newledger.com’s Coffee and Markets.

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Interview with Rand Paul and the issues discussed:

  • Congressional compromise unjustified
  • Senate actions – government getting out of business’s way
  • Tax rate effects on small business
  • Regulations should not be initiated by unelected officials, such as EPA, HHS, etc..
  • Repealing Obamacare – Liberal activist judge’s abhorrent ruling in the 1940’s considering not engaging in economic activity is covered by the Commerce Clause.
  • Constitutional budgeting
  • 2010 Lame duck session
  • All major legislation introduced has to be accompanied with spending cuts
  • Passing amendments without requiring 2/3 majority
  • Mitch McConnell’s Conservatism
  • Requiring that appropriations bills come from Congressional committees
  • Reducing Congressional staffer’s power
  • Reshaping the image of Congressional Senators towards conservatism and the Constitution
  • Reforming Senate procedures to be more Constitutional

As reported from businessweek.com this week:

Monetary Policy: Fed Critic Ron Paul’s Power Play describes the aspirations of Ron Paul to be elected to the House panel on monetary policy and efforts of the Neo-cons to keep him from it. Ron Paul is probably the greatest Statesman in the U.S. Congress. His foundation in politics is based on sound Constitutional principles. Unfortunately, that doesn’t sit well with moneyed-interest career politicians that are hell bent on rendering Congress irrelevant.  Seeing that the voice of government is supposed to originate from the people, this line of Congressional dereliction basically eliminates the peoples ability to effect changes in Washington. As Dr. Paul and other liberty-loving Americans continue to get marginalized by the corrupt GOP machine, it does so at its own peril. This article is just another example of Washington’s obfuscating political dinosaurs trying to play defense for the financial, corporate, and political elite.

Retiring New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, one of the Federal Reserve’s most stalwart Republican supporters, showed up for a meeting at the central bank in November bearing a surprising gift: a box of End the Fed books. As he handed out the 2009 best seller by Representative Ron Paul, a longtime Fed critic, Gregg told the gathering it would be worth reading to see what the other side is plotting.

Gregg reveals what many of us have always suspected: The Federal Reserve is not on the side of average Americans. The Federal Reserve is an unaccountable quasi-governmental agency that, while claiming a mandate to produce employment and fight inflationary/deflationary cycles, operates primarily to benefit its members and other moneyed interests around the globe.

…landing the chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee panel that oversees monetary policy—a job that will give him the power to push legislation reining in the central bank and to haul Fed governors up to Capitol Hill for hearings.

The claim that politicizing the Fed would be detrimental to monetary policy by allowing partisan politics to leech into policy issues is a bogus claim. The people have spoken and want to know how the Fed is actually undermining American citizens’ economic interest for the benefit of of their member banks, large corporations, and other countries’ Central Banks.

The prospect has Wall Street, Fed officials, and even Republican House leaders worried that Paul’s agenda could roil the markets and make a mockery of the U.S. financial system…Officials at several major banks have privately raised concerns with Republican leaders that, by allowing Paul to become a chairman, his radical views would gain legitimacy, according to three bank lobbyists.

What they really mean is they don’t want people to realize how the Fed has gamed the U.S. financial system and show that the banking system in the U.S. is barely solvent and is being propped up to instill consumer confidence. If the people knew the real situation of our corrupt banking system, they would demand changes to allow for more accountability and transparency. They would probably demand a new system of banking or perhaps demand that competing currencies be allowed in the U.S. to take away the monopoly the Fed has on our money supply.

If he gets the subcommittee gavel, Paul says he plans a thorough review of Fed policy.

I think Ron Paul could make more progress on this issue than anyone, but still would have to overcome Fed stonewalling to avail itself for requested data. Remember what roadblocks they have erected regarding numerous FOIA requests they fail to comply with in order to keep their operations’ information secret.

“There has been a politically cozy relationship between Congress and the Federal Reserve,” he says. That includes past efforts to keep him from heading the subcommittee. “Republican leadership, with the Fed’s influence, has been working to keep me away from this for a long time.

Hopefully, as more of the Neo-Con, Fed apologists type political figures get fired and replaced by Statesmen, the roadblocks consistently thrown at Paul will be torn down and Americans will see how corrupt our banking system is.

Five GOP leadership aides, speaking anonymously because a decision isn’t final, say incoming House Speaker John Boehner has discussed ways to prevent Paul from becoming chairman…

There is not much to explain here except that, “the beat goes on”-“same as it ever was” days of Congressional corruption will come to an end. Maybe it will take a couple of extra election cycles to remove these Congressional traitors, but it will get done. These non-Statesman, career politicians all need to go, so keep shining the light on the dark side of the Congressional aisle and eventually the rats will have no where to run but for the exits.

Boehner is your typical country club-minded elitist trash that needs to be thrown to the curb. Please help clean this litter from our Congressional halls.