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Could it be that they are really listening??? NAW

Posted Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 12:11 PM

It's no secret that all of here on this little old blog want to replace all 535 in Congress. Now according to this article, the 535 seem to be listening. But are they really???

Dollars to donuts, the bill that gets passed and signed, most of us wont understand because we don't speak lawyerese,(that's my term) and there will be many other things tacked onto it that have zip to do with the subject. The really sad thing is that too many will believe that THEY are capable of changing. My answer can't be written on this blog site.




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-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jan 29, 2012, at 1:24 PM

I guess I don't entirely understand the rationale behind this legislation. It doesn't seem to stop anything. Our leaders would be required to report their (possible insider trading) transactions within 30 days after making the buy??? I say these people need to report 30 days PRIOR to buying a stock or any investment. No politician would ever give the general public 30 day notice on their insider trading thus it wouldn't happen. Sounds like our lawmakers want to use a band-aid on a gaping wound that only a tourniquet can take care of.

-- Posted by bondyweb on Sun, Jan 29, 2012, at 7:21 PM

I was waiting to see if anyone saw that.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, Jan 29, 2012, at 7:39 PM

If they only think that the law applies to their constituents and not themselves-- then they have not honored their oath of office.

You really cannot expect a fox to guard the chicken house. Sooner or later, something happens and not for the better.

They are not elected to increase their personal wealth, but to represent the people. How do we remind them of that? Hold them accountable. Use your vote, write your letters, flood their phones and ask hard questions if they happen to visit your neck of the woods.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Sun, Jan 29, 2012, at 10:28 PM

The only way to get people to change is with a big rock

-- Posted by grammaidaho on Mon, Jan 30, 2012, at 10:54 AM

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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.