Monday August 2, 2010 - Drilling Moratorium and other notes
Offshore Drilling Moratorium: One of the committees on which I serve is the Joint Economic Committee. This committee is primarily tasked with studying the U.S. economy, and consider factors which affect it.
Thursday July 29, 2010 - More Information on Toyota
Toyota: A few months ago when all the brouhaha about the Toyota unintended acceleration problems came out, I wrote to you suggesting that we should withhold judgment until more facts were available. It became quite popular at that time for the press and some of my colleagues in Congress to vociferously express their disgust and indignation at another corporate giant recklessly producing faulty products that it knew were faulty.
Thursday July 22, 2010: Shout Outs & One Penny
Shout outs: One of the things politicians do is ride in parades. It seems that this has been a part of the job as long as there have been elections. I have 3 parades held annually in my Congressional District.
Monday July 19, 2010 - FinReg
FinReg: It now appears that FinReg is the generally accepted shorthand name for the financial regulatory reform bill that the president will sign into law this week. As most readers of this missive know, I opposed this bill because it will not solve the problems that led to the 2008 financial crisis and it will make consumer and small business credit more difficult to get and more expensive. Therefore, it will be another addition to the list of bills (health care, cap and trade, stimulus, etc.) which will increase taxes, lower growth, and destroy even more private sector jobs in this country.
Thursday July 1, 2010 - Democrat's Dilemma
Democrat’s Dilemma: I have been in elected office for 10 years now. And of those 10 years, I have spent half of that time in the California State Legislature and the other half here in Congress. During that time, I have found that a common thread exists amongst elected Democrats. At least part of the reason they ran for and are in office now is to raise taxes on somebody or everybody and then spend that money on people and programs which they deem worthy. A fundamental tenet of the Democratic Party today is that government should tax more and spend more on lots of things.
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