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Obama Wants Specifics for Reducing Spending

September 21, 2010

President Obama said it takes more than just cutting spending. He challenged the Tea Party to give some specifics. I’m all for it. Here are my contributions.

If I were in Congress I would work hard with all colleagues to:

1. Immediately reset the salaries, expense allowances and benefits of all elected officials back to the 1960 level and freeze them for ten years. Include in the required legislation the requirement for the legislatures to have to vote unanimously for salary or benefits increases.

2. Pass legislation setting term limits for Representatives and senators to two consecutive terms effective with those elected in 2010.

3. Seek to pass legislation to require a balanced budget to be effective in 2012. Simultaneously start a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget except during a declared war.

4. Pass legislation abolishing retirement benefits for Representatives and senators effective with those elected in 2010. The Founders never intended representatives and senators to be career positions.

5. Pass legislation decertifying all Unions representing civil service (public sector) employees, forbidding collective bargaining for civil service employees and designate the Civil Service Commission as the ombudsman for civil service employees. Also convert Civil Service employee retirement plans to 401K retirement plans.

6. Immediately reset the average civil service salaries, benefits, allowances, etc to the same level as the national average of the non-government workforce excluding the organized labor contracts.

7. Immediately abolish all departments, agencies, panels and commissions, established in the executive branch after the creation of the Department of Home Land Security including all paid Government employment positions also established. Transfer all duties of abolished positions to the previous department that should have been handling them.

8. Revise procurement regulations to limit labor and executive compensation on government contracts to not more than two percent above national averages. Also limit net profits to not more than 10%.

9. Revise procurement regulations to require all cost plus contracts to be incentive fee type. Performance evaluation teams to be composed of members from a different facility and having expertise similar to that required by the purpose of the contract.

10. Pass legislation barring Lobbyists from congress and also barring the practice of earmarks.

11. Seek a constitutional amendment to limit the congressional sessions to a maximum of six months in a calendar year. In addition limit Executive Branch cabinet or Judicial Branch recess appointments to filling vacancies that occur during the congressional recess. All recess appointments will be subject to Congressional confirmation during the next congressional session. If the Congress fails to act, the recess appointment will be permanent.

12. Pass legislation to bar any changes to the executive branch organization without congressional consent and oversight.

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Next Step is the General Election

The primaries are over. The Tea Party Movement had good success with replacing incumbents in the Republican primaries. I am somewhat disappointed there was not more activity identifying and supporting constitutional conservative Democrats so we could defeat incumbents in the Democratic Primaries. We can have the best effect on congress if we can get constitutional conservative Democrats elected also. Well, we will have to plan better in 2012. Just keep in mind we are not republicans or democrats. we are constitutional conservatives.

Now we have to focus on November. The candidates the Tea Party supported who won their primary will need even more support to win in November. It is still an up hill pull. Angle, Odonnell and Miller will all have tough campaigns and a lot of mud slung at them. The Tea Party can help them stay on message and truthful. Especially in campaign ads.The voters all across the country are in a mood to return to the morals of the founders. The candidates we support have got to have that aura. Good ideas for ads can be found at They really know what words work.

If we can be successful in November we will have a better chance of bringing the socialist Progressive agenda of the Administration to a halt. Nothing is more important than that at present.

Happy Trails to All

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Get Ready for November 2010

November 21, 2009Both houses of congress are out of control. The Teaparty events are viewed by the Washington politicians as a bunch of locals gathering to have a good time.They are marching forward with legislation aimed at destroying this country. Barack Obama cannot be successful with his agenda if the Congress does not present him with legislation to sign. House bill HR3962 and Senate bill 3590 both contain sections that are unconstitutional.I recommend to get the Teaparty groups in every one of the fifty states to start citizen campaigns to:1. Have members volunteer to be deputy registrars and work to sign up every citizen eligible to vote and urge them to take the time to vote. Have factual fliers about the Health Care Reform legislation, Cap and Trade legislation, Card Check legislation, etc. I really believe a large number of people do not pay attention to what is going on in Washington. They don’t get valid information from what used to be the main stream media. We who keep up with what is going on need to spread the word. FAST. Then we need to ensure to convince them to not vote for any incumbent in November 2010.2. We need to start this process right after the first of the year.3. We need to do this so the new members we elect will understand why current occupants of the two legislative houses have been fired. The warning to their replacements: IGNOR US AT YOUR POLITICAL PERIL.4. Reelecting anyone in the congress will look like we are voting party politics. And to a large degree we would be preserving the old Washington politics. The lobbyists will still have a lot of influence, earmarks will still be used to hide partisan projects, and long standing rules that should be abolished will be kept in place.PLEASE, NOVEMBER 2, 2010; Lets have the goal and achieve it to have the largest VOTER turn out in history. When you get in the voting booth, don’t get buyer’s remorse. We won’t make things any worse in Washington than they are now. In addition, the voters in each state can tell their congressperson what they want and be listened to.LETS MAKE THE AMERICAN VOTER THE RULING MAJORITY A YEAR FROM NOW.
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