Monday, July 5, 2010

What Boozman Did to Us Last Week


It undermines one's faith in the republic when a Congressman openly ignores his constituents to blindly follow John Boner down the economic rabbit hole. Last week, Congressman John Boozman (R-Walmart Puppet) did just that on two major bills in the House. His disregard for both the welfare and wishes of Northwest Arkansas voters cannot be dismissed as ignorance. It has come to be a harmful mixture of hubris and malice that leads him to flip off even those who voted for him.

Exhibit A. In 2008, John Boozman voted for billions on Bush's bailout of the huge Wall Street Ponzi Banks that plunged the nation's economy into crisis. On Wednesday, he voted against any additional federal regulations of those same financial bandits. The bill, which passed over his opposition, created a federal consumer protection agency, allows oversight of the speculative commodities market, gives stockholders an advisory role on those sweet executive compensation packages, and providing greater transparency of financial shenanigans. Funding comes from ending the Troubled Assets Relief Program bank bailout corporate welfare program that Boozman supports.

Exhibit B. On Thursday, Boozman voted against H.R. 4899, a supplemental appropriation bill that will provide $13 billion in mandatory funding for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, $162 million for the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, $10 billion for an Education Jobs Fund to help save 140,000 education jobs for the next school year, funding for Pell Grants, summer youth jobs, border security, innovative technology energy loans, and emergency food assistance. It is funded by $23.5 billion in offsets, including $11.7 billion in rescissions from other programs that no longer require the funding.

Boozman believes his own polls showing him with a landslide 30% lead over Blanche Lincoln and knows that voters don't care enough to check his horrendous voting record. However, when you have an opportunity, ask our local Congressional nominees Steve Womack (R-Rogers) and David Whitaker (D-Fayetteville) how they would have voted on these two bills. I'd like to know if we will continue to have a 3rd District representative who votes repeatedly against our interests, or if we might get our country back from the bankers and boners who have owned the bozo.

22 comments:

  1. Are you sure about his votes on these two bills? I didn't see anything about it in our Stephens Subsidiary quadranal Northwest Newspapers.

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  2. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 5, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Congressman Boozman voted like a true Patriot should have voted. Bills in Congress are fraught with deception and it takes a shrewd person like soon-to-be Senator Boozman to comprehend them.

    Our Republic exists for the purpose of capitalism and John understands this. Without capital being unhindered and protected there would be no jobs and no prosperity.

    Making private, profit-seeking citizens into suspects in Democratic vengeful legislation is not acceptable. We have too much socialism now and it's leading to the ruin of the nation.

    John understands the need to protect our financial engineers who are the captains of modern American capitalism. Without those captains there would be nothing here, nothing at all. Thank God for those wealthy captains who bring prosperity to people not just here but all over the World.
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  3. You can talk directly with JohnnyBlanche at his tele-town hall meetings from the comfort of your hacienda. Go here:
    http://boozman.house.gov/Forms/Form/?ID=581

    For the more sane among you I suggest going here and giving generously.

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  4. Monroe Jesuser, Jr.July 5, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    @Arkansas Tea Party--
    Really.
    You are joking...aren't you?
    I mean, come on. Really?

    Look at where those "captains" and "financial engineers" have taken us. In case you don't read the news (from anywhere by Glenn Beck) we are on the brink of a Depression that will make the on in the 1930's look like a walk in the park.

    Over 750 Billion (yes! with a B!)dollars later and we are still looking at zero job growth, zero wage growth and little economic growth. Sure the financial industry is doing well, but what about the small business owners? You know, the ones that actually employ the majority of workers in this nation? What about them? A measly $2,500 tax credit for hiring someone? Dude, I need cash flow. And I need it now. I don't need billions of federal aid going to people who get paid millions a year. When my business goes under (which it probably soon will) I won't get any money from the feds. They'll just come after me for the taxes I still owe.

    Oh well, more money for those that don't need it, and nothing for those that do. Let me know how that "tea" tastes when you are out of a job. Hope you don't choke on the leaves.

    Just my opinion. To which their own everyone has the right.

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  5. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    One can see that Jesuser failed to take economics at Sam Walton School for the Rich on the Fayetteville campus.

    Had Jesuser learned his economics the right way he would know it takes time for those billions we used to save the finest system on Earth to trickle down to the working classes.

    Meanwhile we must, nay it's our duty, to see that the captains of industry are well-provided, for it is truly they who finance job creation, not Nancy Pelosi and her gang of socialists who are trying to destroy the best of America.

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  6. Arkansans, if you don't like Lincoln or Boozman, both establishment incumbents who are going to put party above you and me, you have another choice. Trevor Drown. He is not taking any money from PAC, special interest groups or big corporations. Where Lincoln and Boozman spent millions to get on the ballot, Trevor only spent $6800. Check him out. It's time to send an Arkansan to Washington and not another politician. www.drownforsenate.com

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  7. ATP--

    I'm still waiting for the trickle-down from the Reagan tax cuts. The only trickling down that occurs in economics is the drool from the wealthy as they contemplate their next tax cut.

    Our Republic exists for the purpose of creating the best place in the world to find liberty and justice for all. Capitalism is not the sole mechanism for achieving that goal. Since you mention it, though: as long as American capitalism works by way of privatization of profit and socialization of loss, and embraces only the right to profit while shunning its responsibilities to the society that underpins it, we will have wage slavery, poisoned food and a compromised environment.

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  8. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 6, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Franks, those are made-up terms you can get from any liberal, socialistic, government-funded University, if you major in anything but Engineering and Business. Those schools were captured long ago by the elites who want to impose socialistic controls over our freedoms.

    Without free markets there can be no liberty cause government creates nothing!!! Government only takes from the producer class. Many inefficient and poorly managed businesses have failed and/or gone out of business in America. How long has it been since you've seen a Singer store, once a hallmark of all SMSAs in the U.S.? Enron? ESSO? Studebaker? Lewis Bros Hardware? From greats to small locals businesses don't make it. That leaves gaps for real entrepreneurs to fill and they do while creating thousand and often millions of jobs for government to tax.

    If we could only make the Federal income tax to near zero on all incomes over $250,000 then a great incentive would exist for lower income people to pull themselves up and get into a lower tax bracket.Doing that would cause the gross domestic product to soar and with it government revenues. Bye bye deficit!!

    Working yourself out of poverty and into favored tax brackets should be the next national mantra.

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  9. ATP is just a troll having fun. Don't indulge him.

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  10. ATP--

    My education is no more a source of made-up terms than the Tea Party script you're posting here. (Did you get permission to reprint it, or is it in the public domain? Those are probably liberal, socialistic, elite concepts you can't fathom, but I'll ask anyway.)

    I see Esso every time I see an Exxon sign. I own a Studebaker. Lewis Brothers fell to the market forces that one of the multiple Tea Party personalities worships. Enron demonstrated the way the Invisible Hand gives us all a rectal exam. Last I noticed, the Singer dealer in Russellville was still open.

    Do you actually believe that masses of people avoid making more money in order to avoid paying higher taxes? Are you crazy enough to, in all sincerity, spite yourself just to spite the rest of us? Is this the mentality that should-- or could-- remake this country?

    I guess the Tea Party is showing us, isn't it? I guess you're teaching us a lesson we'll never forget. You betcha.

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  11. David, Monroe, I think that ATP has tongue firmly planted in cheek here. reread the &:43 post again: "Sam Walton School for the Rich" & "Meanwhile we must, nay it's our duty, to see that the captains of industry are well-provided..." are the giveaways.

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  12. That's fine. I wanted to write that post anyway.

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  13. I wonder how much public infrastructure is being used by ATP to post comments.

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  14. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Mr Franks, incentives work. Tell me a time when they haven't. Your own party's costly and crippling "Cap and Trade" to save the world from another myth of science, Climate Change, is nothing but an incentive program.

    Incentives even worked in Communist Russia which is something you should know a lot about.

    So yes, if we had the sense to make low income living more expensive then people would naturally gravitate out of it.

    No one on here has offered a rebuttal to the fact that people are motivated by incentives and taxing the low income MORE is an incentive to get them off the welfare roles.

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  15. ATP--

    Nor have you offered any evidence that the great masses of people are crazy enough to refuse to make more money for themselves because it requires them to pay more taxes. (Your particular mental state, poignant as it might be, is not adequate evidence.) I don't know anybody who would compromise the feeding, clothing, or housing of their families (and what better incentive is there that a couple of hungry kids?) in order to thumb their nose at the government.

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  16. Entertaining thread.

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  17. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Our friends and experts at Arkansas Tea Party have covered this many times so I will not belabor you with the theory again. However due to their diligence and a love of labor in getting economic truths out to our fellow voters it must be said that taking the tax down to zero for the wealthiest of Americans is an incentive that would wipe out the U.S. deficit in a matter of a few years.

    Incentives, you ask? Yes, tax the lower incomes more and it's nothing but pure incentive for lower income earners to work harder and work their way into lower tax brackets.

    Senator Lincoln is actually helping us in this regard. For example, if a farmer in the Ozark hills has a 200 acre tomato farm he will pay taxes on all that at the normal rates. If he has a bad year he must bear the brunt and suffer while continuing to pay the normal tax rates.

    However, if a farmer over in Blanche's county has 2,000 acre farm of soybeans and rice they will virtually pay no taxes through our wonderful acreage allotments and crop stabilization program. They will get their entire cost of production paid for by our national heroes like Marion Berry. Additionally, they will receive more than enough money to pay their federal income tax thus putting them to just about zero for federal income tax. Now tell me that system will not motivate even a dirt farmer to grow larger and rich. Just ask our friend in the Real Estate ministry, Jim Lindsey.

    Additionally, when others in our present socialistic Congress are booted out by the national Tea Party then other remaining taxes like the communistic DEATH TAX will be totally eliminated by our leader Blanche Lincoln. This way ordinary income can be converted into capital and when that capital is transferred upon death then, there is no communistic tax put on the wealth. The wealthy have more funds to invest and grow and allow to trickle down to everybody else who will be paying regular taxes. It's sort of a stimulus plan, see. Waltons will have more funds to build another million dollar summer camp for our youth, and additional world class museums. Likewise our national heroes, the Koch brothers will have more funds to found more think tanks to get young people involved in keeping the system alive for future generations who wish to realize the American Dream.

    Either way, with our public servant John Boozman or the failing Blanche Lincoln we're going to win this one. Many think we already have. Just last month Warren Buffet, one of our wealthiest patriots was boasting that he pays lower tax rates on his billions than his secretary pays on her hourly income.

    Tell me that is NOT an incentive for more hedge fund billionaires!! Dick Cheney understood wealth creation when he lowered the capital gains rate to a mere 15% but WE CAN DO BETTER. He should be immortalized in this nation and if John Boozman is elected Senator by God's Will It will likely happen!

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  18. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 8, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Experts at Arkansas Tea Party have covered this many times so I will not belabor you with the theory again. However due to their diligence and a love of labor in getting economic truths out to our fellow voters it must be said that taking the tax down to zero for the wealthiest of Americans is an incentive that would wipe out the U.S. deficit in a matter of a few years.

    Senator Lincoln is actually helping us in this regard. For example, if a farmer in the Ozark hills has a 200 acre tomato farm he will pay taxes on all that at the normal rates. If he has a bad year he must bear the brunt and suffer while continuing to pay the normal tax rates.

    However, if a farmer over in Senator Lincoln's county has 2,000 acre farm of soybeans and rice they will virtually pay no taxes through our wonderful acreage allotments and crop stabilization program. They will get their entire cost of production paid for by our national heroes like Marion Berry. Additionally, they will receive more than enough money to pay their federal income tax thus putting them to just about zero for federal income tax. Now tell me that system will not motivate even a dirt farmer to grow larger and rich. Just ask our friend in the Real Estate ministry, Jim Lindsey.

    Additionally, when others in our present socialistic Congress are booted out by the national Tea Party then the communistic DEATH TAX will be totally eliminated by our leader Blanche Lincoln. This way ordinary income is converted into capital.When that capital is transferred upon death then, there is no communistic tax put on the wealth. The wealthy have more funds to invest and grow and allow to trickle down to everybody else who will be paying regular taxes. It's a Stimulus! Waltons will have more funds for another million dollar summer youth camp and additional world class museums. Likewise our national heroes, the Koch brothers will have more funds to found more think tanks to get young people involved in keeping the system alive for future generations who wish to realize the American Dream.

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  19. "Experts at Arkansas Tea Party have covered this.." What experts? Are these the same experts that blasted Boozman and his TARP when he was running against seven other candidates and all of a sudden loved him and wanted to unite after the primary? Does Fayetteville have some kind of mini-Heritage Foundation run by the Tea-Party all of a sudden? With few exceptions the various Arkansas Tea Parties are poorly deguised Republican front groups. These are the same experts that love when toe-sucking, prostitute hiring schill Dick Morris comes to town and starts his rants again. Laughable!

    The Original Arkansas Tea Party

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  20. Arkansas Tea PartyJuly 9, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Did you want to see the entire financial structure of the Western World come crashing down? That's what would have happened if John Boozman had not had the courage to vote with the wisdom of other patriotic Congressmen.

    Of course in the path of campaigns other, smaller candidates tried to throw mud at him but it rolled off as it should.

    Yes, the Tea Party does have think tanks. If you join up you may be invited to one if you can proof your just not another troll causing trouble.

    Yours for a prosperous tomorrow!

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  21. Listen to Rush Limbaugh on 1030 AM weekdays at 11 am.

    If you dare.....

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