Before I get into who our congressmen really are here is an update on our 2018 fiscal budget debacle…
February 8, 2018 at midnight our United States congress done did it again and closed it’s doors. “US government officially shuts down as congress fails to pass spending bill in time.”
- The senate failed to pass a spending bill before a midnight Thursday government shutdown deadline.
- Some government agencies will run out of money and workers will get furloughed.
- The funding lapse may not last long, as the senate and house are voting on a budget agreement by Friday morning.
February 9, 2018 the senate voted again at 1:00am and ended the shutdown.
- The senate had enough votes to approve “massive” spending increases, clearing way to end shutdown.
- The measure now goes to the house, where it faces some resistance
- The bill would pave the way for major military and domestic program spending increases.
Now lets find out who theses guys really are.
“The public reckoning over sexual misconduct has ended the congressional careers of 8 law makers, with Patrick Meehan the latest to declare he will not seek reelection after it was revealed that he settled a harassment claim with a decades- younger aide.”
The cascade of resignations and retirements, beginning last October, shows the power of the people’s movement. We are witnessing what can happen when people unite, stand together with one voice and one purpose… Putting an end to corruption, criminalization, and the “good ole boy” system that has plagued our nation for too many years. The #MeToo movement has taken their message straight to Capitol Hill and there is no avoiding it anymore. The time of sexual misconduct and harassment as “just the way it is” is over. Just like Martin Luther King Jr. did when he led his brothers and sisters straight to capital hill, not taking no for an answer. Enough was enough, African Americans and women have taken their fight to the doorstep of the oppressors and the results are speaking for themselves. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and the #MeToo movement has a voice and it is being heard. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equal and civil rights, to put an end to segregation almost 60 years ago and paid the ultimate price with his life. Now in 2018, women are fighting a similar fight, injustice and tyranny, with a familiar foe our U.S Government. This aggression will not stand or be tolerated anymore. It’s time to stand together as one people of all colors and genders to be the United States we were meant to be when our Declaration of Independence was first written.
“For decades, these lawmakers have benefited from a system designed to protect them from the political and professional consequences of staffers’ allegations, primarily by keeping the cases secret from leaders and the public,” according to msn. I beg to differ about keeping this a secret from the “leaders.” Currently their are at least 16 sexual misconduct accusations against our very own president Donald Trump. He’s leading the charge. As far as keeping secrets from the public, duh. It is kind of easy when you control the media, money, and markets. Here is a list of some of the results of the movement:
- Rep. Sam Johnson (R, TX-3) announced via press release on 1/6/17
- Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R, KS-2); announced via Facebook post on 1/25/17
- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL-27); told the Miami Herald on 4/30/17
- Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R, TN-2); told local media on 7/31/17
- Rep. Niki Tsongas (D, MA-3); announced via press release on 8/9/17
- Rep. Dave Reichert (R, WA-9) announced via press release on 9/6/17
Rep. Charlie Dent (R, PA-15) announced via press release on 9/7/17
- Rep. Dave Trott (R, MI-11), announced via press release on 9/11/17
- Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D, NH-1), announced via statement on 10/6/17
- Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R, TX-5), announced via email to supporters on 10/31/2017
- Rep. Lamar Smith (R, TX-21), announced via statement on 11/2/2017
- Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R, NJ-2), announced via statement on 11/7/2017
- Rep. Ted Poe (R, TX-2), announced via Facebook on 11/7/17
- Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R, VA-6) announced via social media and statement on 11/9/17
- Rep. Gene Green (D, TX-29) announced via local media on 11/13/17
- Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D, IL-4) announced at press conference on 11/28/17
- Rep. Joe Barton (R, TX-6) announced to Dallas Morning News on 11/30/17
- Rep. Sander Levin (D, MI-9) announced via Detroit Free Press on 12/2/17
Resigned or resigning
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R, UT-3); left House on 6/30/17 to become a Fox News contributor (Republican Rep. Jim Curtis won the special election November 7 and was sworn in last month)
- Rep. Tim Murphy (R, PA-18), announced via statement on 10/4/17, will leave on 10/21/17 (Special election TBA)
- Rep. Pat Tiberi (R, OH-12), announced via statement on 10/19/17, will leave “by January 31, 2018” (Special election TBA)
Running for other office
- Rep. John Delaney (D, MD-6); announced via The Washington Post on 7/31/17
“There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings in our nature, then the exercise of unlimited power.” President William Henry Harrison
So as you can see we can make a difference and now is the time. Out with the old and in with the new, this time we need the right people voted in. It is our constitutional obligation and responsibility as Americans to do our due diligence when voting for our new congressman. We have the perfect opportunity to right the ship and actually stand proud to be an American. So lets make America great again! Get off of your knees, stand on your feet and lets
“BE the change, that you wish to see in this world!” Mahatma Gandhi.
Show your support #MeToo What do you say???