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May 23, 2013 — by: G.W. Washington
Categories: Government

Rep. Greg WaldenWhat is it that most of us do not like about politicians? Is it that we can't pin them down? Is it that they are often squishy on things we think are easy to define? What is it that makes us hopping mad at them? There's one word why politicians are so disliked in modern America. That one word is dishonesty.

We Americans are a forgiving lot. We will put up with almost anything. But one thing we won't stand for is being made a fool. We won't let someone get away with deceiving us. However, that is exactly what Congressman Walden did during his past two trips to Klamath County. During his Town Hall Meeting at OIT in February and again during a fund raiser in April, Mr. Walden trumpeted the fact that he helped put in place the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. What he told everyone the bill did was to stop paying congress if they didn't pass a budget this year. The Senate hasn't passed a budget in nearly four years. This would ensure Congress did, so the two Chambers could go to conference and produce the first budget in four years.

Sounds like a good bill right? Who would be against something as simple as that? Look, if we don't do our job, we shouldn't get paid either. It was a common sense, no-brainer, easy bill to be for — and you know what? The Senate did pass a budget. But here's the problem... there has not been any conference. There still is no budget. Moreover that's not all the bill contained. According to Representative Justin Amash’s Facebook page:

Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling by more than $300 billion this Sunday, May 19. Funny (or not), it didn't even make the news.

A few months ago, Congress passed and the President signed into law the misleadingly titled No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. I voted no.

As the law instructs, the debt ceiling was suspended until May 19 and then automatically raised by the amount of borrowing between the time of the bill's signing and May 18—more than $300 billion. And, as the law's fine print makes clear, every Member of Congress will continue to be paid, even though Congress still has no budget. Perhaps it should have been titled No Budget, Still Paid, Debt Limit Raised. [bold emphasis mine].

I want you to know what's really going on in Congress. That's why I use Facebook to explain every vote on the House floor. Thanks for liking and sharing my Page and my posts. Together, we'll hold Congress accountable.

This is exactly why we dislike politicians, and Walden has become a master of them all. He comes to our county and pretends he's a fiscal conservative and then he pulls a stunt like this. This is exactly the opposite of fiscally responsibility.

  • First Walden deceived us by commission: telling us the Senate would not get paid unless a budget was put together, but everyone still is being paid, even though there is not a budget in place.
  • Second Walden deceived us by omission: not informing us about the automatic debt limit increase or explaining the bill in its entirety.

This was the straw that broke the camel's back. Walden is on his eighth term, and in this voter's mind, it needs to be his last.

4 Comments

  1. Carol ~ May. 25, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    I've been watching Walden for years, and he's no Conservative. Oh, he talks a good line in person, but he'd rather look centrist to the Libs & RHINOs. Very rarely does Walden show any backbone in D.C. A man who will stand strong & courageous is what I long for, not this wishey/washey go-along to get-along. Are there no Oregon Conservatives willing to serve their Country? I'm old now, or I'd go myself. When I was young, we never dreamed the Constitution could be in any danger. And if we don't get busy and help to form a "Young Republicans" group at OIT & KCC, the students will lose every ounce of Patriotism by the time they graduate! #
  2. Patricia Birren-Wilsey ~ May. 27, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Your reporting is such a gift! I agree; it's the failure of our representatives to maintain their integrity that exasperates. Legislative immunity is the cancer we must root out. We must find those who maintain their honor while working to represent our will. Once found, we must support them in reforming operational rules of all federal and state legislatures to include meaningful penalties for their trickery. We the People must pursue honorable men to represent us; honorable men who live by their oaths to uphold and protect the Original Intent of the Constitution of the United States. If they are ignorant of their duty to live up to their oaths, we can instruct them. #
  3. Finnious T. Fogbottom ~ May. 28, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I don’t know much about these allegations, issues as such need to be closely watched and thoroughly investigatedfor obvious reason. In these days of plenteous serious Washington scandals though there may be bigger issues to tackle. For example if an elected official has anything to do with the Cascadia movement we should work to vote then out of office as if our very lives depended upon it. To understand the Cascadia incursion against us in the rural reaches and the possible KBRA connection I suggest that you look at the You Tube pustule titled Cascadia Revolution or simply copy and paste the following into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxiiI3fjS2c Now scary as it be, here is what they would like to replace your nation with, it’s all within the UT video called the Occupied Cascadia Trailer or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYE6kBroUmA And when you look at this one (Occupy Cascadia) you will see who or should I say what alternato Marxist type organo hippieosity that would like to replace that which so many Americans fought and died for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxiiI3fjS2c Then search or browser paste this recent Eerie Harold article which goes by the title of “Rally to thank Sen. Wyden for KBRA support. http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/news/inside/article_16144f3c-c4fb-11e2-98c5-001a4bcf887a.html How not so very strange that such back patting sould take place in the philosophical heart of Cascadia itself! No, I guess there wouldn’t be all that much support here is the KBRA aspect of a certain bioregion. And yes, if Greg Walden is somewhere to be found on the Cascadia insurgency page he would then be working against everything that this fine nation stands for and should be ousted. He would be an extremely dangerous un-American treacherous new envirocommi monster. If he is not such as that, then he just could be an invaluable guardian of our future and a good prospect to potentially replace Ron of Cascadia. Like Sun Tzu said, “know your enemies and know yourself…” I wonder if he also said something like; be careful not to brand your few allies as enemies and your enemies as allies.?.? Finnious #
  4. Finnious T. Fogbottom ~ May. 30, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    (There was a bad link in my comment submitted prior - this should correct it): I don’t know much about those allegations, issues as such need to be closely watched and thoroughly investigated. In these days of plenteous serious Washington scandals though there may be bigger issues to tackle. For example if an elected official has anything to do with the Cascadia movement we should work to vote then out of office as if our very lives depended upon it. To understand the Cascadia incursion against us in the rural reaches and the possible KBRA connection I suggest that you look at the You Tube pustule titled Cascadia Revolution or simply copy and paste the following (which could almost sound good if one was not totally awake)into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxiiI3fjS2c Now scary as it be, here is what they would like to replace your nation with, it’s all within the UT video called the Occupied Cascadia Trailer or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYE6kBroUmA And when you look at this one (Occupy Cascadia) you will see who or should I say what alternato Marxist type organo hippieosity that would like to replace that which so many Americans fought and died for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge-gAbvg9xY Then search or browser paste this recent Eerie Harold article which goes by the title of “Rally to thank Sen. Wyden for KBRA support. http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/news/inside/article_16144f3c-c4fb-11e2-98c5-001a4bcf887a.html How not so very strange that such back patting should take place in the philosophical heart of Cascadia itself! No, I guess there wouldn’t be all that much support here in the actual KBRA branch of a certain bioregion. And yes, if Greg Walden is somewhere to be found on the Cascadia insurgency page he would then be working against everything that this fine nation stands for and should be ousted. That would make him an extremely dangerous un-American treacherous new envirocommi monster. If he is not such as that, then he just could be an invaluable guardian of our future and a good prospect to replace of Ron of Cascadia. Like Sun Tzu said, “know your enemies and know yourself…” A lot of bad stuff gets avoided that way. Finnious #

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