Detroit car makers: TOO BIG TO FAIL. Major banks: TOO BIG TO FAIL. Food stamps: TOO BIG TO FAIL.
I implore Congressman Schweikert to vote in favor of HR 1731, brought to us by the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States. This bill will create a fairer egg marketplace, subsequently improving the lives of millions of egg-laying hens. It benefits farmers by giving them standardized guidelines by which to raise their hens, and it benefits hens by improving what’s required of their care. It’s a win-win for animals and consumers and I am counting on Congressman Schweikert’s vote!
The state House conservative Republicans now have had a good taste of what it is like to be on the short end of important legislation. Government works best when the two parties compromise. In this case to get the budget and Medicaid expansion passed as Gov. Brewer, House Democrats and smart liberal Republicans wanted. The conservative Republicans in the House and Senate have had the tables turned on them. These same Republicans have for so long in the majority had all things their way. When a few of their own party turn and do the right thing that affects the people of Arizona they cry and complain about it. I am very sure the people of Arizona are very happy to finally see compromise. Through the crying conservatives that did not get their way this time, they got a good taste of their own medicine. Compromise works.
“With the right to bear arms comes a great responsibility to use caution and common sense on handgun purchases. And it’s just plain common sense that there be a waiting period to allow local law-enforcement officials to conduct background checks on those who wish to purchase handguns.” That’s a quote from former President Ronald Reagan in 1991. In addition to supporting background checks on gun sales, President Reagan championed the original assault weapons ban and urged Congress to pass the Brady Act. As governor of California, he signed the Mulford Act, which prohibited the open carrying of firearms in public.
President Barack Obama says he is hunting down terrorists by using the Patriot Act to tap our phones and read our email.
As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
I heard Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and others state that President Barack Obama could NEVER be impeached under any circumstance because the American people will not kick a black man out of office. Is America that morally bankrupt? One person said he would not be impeached even if he committed murder. That is true, because the murder of four Americans can be laid squarely at his feet.
The purpose of a 501(c) (3) or (4) is to give tax benefits to organizations that are not politicking but doing charity or educational work. Groups that have TEA or Patriot in their names SHOULD receive extra scrutiny. In two-thirds of the cases, they did find indications of significant political campaign intervention.
This letter is in response to a letter you published on May 22, 2013 entitled “Government shouldn’t overreach in regulating midwives.” While I can sympathize with a need for support on an issue that will impact their lives, I do not feel it is fair to ask for support without providing all the facts regarding home births.
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