God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!
Total spending for our congressional race was about $8 million or about $37/vote cast. Total spending was probably twice that. As one who watches almost no commercal tv, I was at least spared the commercials. However, I received more than 200 telephone calls in the lead up to the election and, the day before the election more than 50 calls. I was having a technical telemeeting at one point and ended up having to disconnect the phones in that part of my house because the noise was so disruptive. Of course, that didn't help the four times people came to my door to be sure I would get out to vote. I was never so happy to see an election end. However, I would not favor restricting outside contributions. Federal elections results affect the whole country. I do oppose unrestricted, anonymous donations by corporations and organizations. I believe that threatens the foundations of democracy. I also do not believe that there is any equivalency between a corporation and a person despite the radical decision by the Supreme Court.
If that person is elected to represent me, I want the to represent me-- not someone with deep pockets from outside the district. You can change the representatives --Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, ad nauseum. The kind of money from the outside funding these campaigns is going to shout louder than the people.
I don't want to feed an ugly dog!
If that person is elected to represent me, I want the to represent me-- not someone with deep pockets from outside the district. You can change the representatives --Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, ad nauseum to no avail. The kind of money from the outside funding these campaigns is going to shout louder than the people.
I don't want to feed an ugly dog!
If you haven't read "A Patriots History of the United States" you might want to - long book but very informative.
1) If the quality & the output is there & the unit cost is lower why not make the move. Much of our labor has priced themselves out of the market but now would like legalized extortion .
2) People in other country's need jobs too, it is not just alright for us to sell overseas without also doing some buying. A contented person is much less likely to be a suicide bomber .
3) If overseas products are so bad, why do American consumers not insist that "made in America" is the only acceptable label. I have always laughed at how Butte, MT, a staunch Union town can somehow manage to keep the local Wally World parking lot packed. Not so staunch when it is a pocketbook issue .
& BTW, We are Stockholders in many of these companies you talk about. Their corporate practices are closely monitored by the stockholders, unlike most unions .
It is certain that the number of those who reason well in difficult matters is much smaller then the number of those who reason badly ........ reasoning is like running & unlike carrying, hence one Arab steed will outrun a hundred jackasses.
Everyone's friend is No One's friend
One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
While I am certain none of you progressives will recognize the hypocrisy of your current positions as opposed to two years ago when Acorn, Soros, Oprah, on & on & on & .........don't recall one of you complaining then.
But you're correct.....Tuesdays bloodletting was due to; Bush, Rove, Cheney, Big Oil, Wall Street, Major Corporations, the sea level, melting ice caps and outside money.....simply can't be that the American people disapprove of 'socialist' ideologies, mind boggling deficit spending or arrogance that out paces any previous US administration. Keep telling yourselves that and you'll be scratching your collective heads again in 2012 wondering how a bunch of rubes once more handed you your collective arses.
"What a difference a week makes. This week I feel like a football coach. Last week I felt like Britney Spears' choreographer."
Coach Bob Green, Montana Tech