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Old 07-23-2011, 01:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: Republicans clear way for worker aid, trade bills

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As I've stated before, I don't think there's any doubt we've been sold out by both parties. I love when people say we have the power with our votes. That's a bunch of crap. Even if we kick a few out and replace them, the new guys/women might go to Washington with the best of intentions, but it doesn't take long for them to realize that they have to play the game or else they get blackballed and won't be there long. The only way to fix the system is to get rid of every member of Congress at once and start from scratch. But that's impossible. So I'm not sure what the answer is.
and that my friend is the reason i posted the link for the petition for term limits. it seems some people ( but not nearly enough )are finally starting to realize that both sides are playing the middle , but yet seem content with just bitchin about it instead of seeking ways to do something about it. the tea party was a good idea until they let it become hijacked by repub rejects like palin. .... i don't necessarily agree with everything that comes out of Ron Pauls mouth , or have any idea of how much of it is just lip service for votes , but he speaks in a language the average joe can wrap their heads around.

take a looksy at his voting record and how he stands on the issues...
http://www.ontheissues.org/ron_paul.htm

here's a few that resonated with me...

Repeal 16th Amendment and get rid of the income tax. (Feb 2008)
Great nations and empires end for financial reasons. (Feb 2008)
The people, not government, are supposed to run the economy. (Jan 2008)
Give up American empire; that reduces debt without sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
Prioritize spending based on Constitution--and lower it too. (Sep 2007)
Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)
No affirmative action for any group. (Sep 2007)
Rights belong only to individuals, not collective groups. (Dec 1987)
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
War on drugs is out of control; revert control to states. (Dec 2007)
$500B on War on Drugs since 1970s has been a total failure. (Sep 2007)
Legalize industrial hemp. (Jan 2007)
School prayer is not a federal issue. (Apr 2008)
Private funds for arts work better than government funds. (Apr 2008)
Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Big Oil profits ok; Big Oil subsidies are not. (Jun 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
We invested $70B in Mubarak; stop spending on puppets. (Feb 2011)
Exceptionalism shouldn't mean using force around the world. (Feb 2011)
We spend $1 trillion a year overseas; it’s needed at home. (Sep 2008)
Can’t spread our goodness through the barrel of a gun. (Feb 2008)
We tax people to blow up bridges overseas then rebuild them. (Jan 2008)
Cut off all foreign aid to Israel & to Arabs. (Dec 2007)
Get out of South Korea and let two Koreas unify. (Dec 2007)
Bush humble foreign policy was hijacked into nation-building. (Dec 2007)
US must obey treaties human rights abroad. (Dec 2007)
Stop interfering with Latin America; talk & trade instead. (Dec 2007)
Empires usually end by spending too much to maintain empire. (Dec 2007)
Stronger national defense by changing our foreign policy. (Nov 2007)
No constitutional or moral authority for US action in Darfur. (Sep 2007)
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
Not US role to monitor eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
Right to spread our values, but wrong to spread by force. (Aug 2007)
Interventionism perpetuated by politician’s false patriotism. (Jun 2007)
No foreign aid; no treaties that commit US to future wars. (Jun 2007)
Our foreign policy is designed to protect our oil interests. (Jun 2007)
Bush mistake: ran on humble foreign policy; now runs empire. (Jun 2007)
Non-intervention is traditional American & Republican policy. (May 2007)
Avoid double standard--follow international law. (Jun 2006)
No nation-building; no world policeman; no pre-emptive war. (Jan 2006)
UN membership leads to impractical military conflicts. (Feb 2003)
Neutrality on Israel-Palestine; start by defunding both. (Dec 2001)
Policy of non-intervention, neutrality, & independence. (Dec 1987)
$140B to protect Europe creates competitive disadvantage. (Dec 1987)
Foreign aid helps dictators, not the people of aided country. (Dec 1987)
Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful . (Dec 2000)
Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production. (May 2001)
Sponsored bill invalidating International Criminal Court. (Mar 2003)
Sponsored bill to end the Cuban embargo. (Apr 2003)
Sponsored resolution to withdraw from UNESCO. (Jun 2004)
Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Sep 2010)
Free trade agreements threaten national sovereignty. (Apr 2008)
FactCheck: NAFTA Superhighway not a conspiracy; it’s I-35. (Feb 2008)
Look at the monetary system and deal with the trade issues. (Dec 2007)
Block international highway from Canada to Mexico. (Dec 2007)
No North American Union; no WTO; no UN. (Sep 2007)
Inappropriate to impose sanctions for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
China trade not contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
NAFTA superhighway threatens widespread eminent domain. (Sep 2007)
IMF empowers politicians by causing inflation. (Dec 1981)
Allow Americans to own gold; end large-scale foreign sales. (Dec 1981)
Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
No restrictions on import/export; but maintain sovereignty . (Dec 2000)
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Let churches provide services for immigrants, not state. (Jun 2011)
Amend Constitution to remove aliens’ birthright citizenship. (Dec 2007)
Immigration problem is consequence of welfare state. (Sep 2007)
End all incentives and amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2006)
Sponsored bill banning student visas from terrorist nations. (Jan 2003)
Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
We don’t need any troops abroad--they don’t help our defense. (Dec 2007)
Stop policing the world and we can get rid of income tax. (Dec 2007)
Criticizes use of war on terror to curtail civil liberties. (Jan 2007)
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