Are your congressmen doing a good job?

Discussion in 'Congress' started by Killuminati, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Killuminati
    Offline

    Killuminati Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Memphis,TN
    Ratings:
    +8
    Are your congressmen doing a good job? Are your congressmen representing you well? I haven't pay much attention to the 9 representatives voting records, but I have been glanced at the way the 2 senators representing my state vote, and they do not vote for the interest of the common person. Why do we always send this bastards to washington? They make up there and flip-flop all over the place and most don't even hold them accountable. How is your local congress doing? Tennessee senators need to reevaluate whats important, and work on behalf of the people and not special interests.
     
  2. michiganFats
    Offline

    michiganFats BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,055
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    SE Michigan
    Ratings:
    +171
    Another way to look at this is that the people need to do a better job of making their viewpoints known. The "special interest" debate has been raging for at least 30 years now, if not longer, and nothing has changed. The fault lies with the people, period. Most people just don't give a damn, and among those who do, an occasional letter to Congress or the Senate isn't enough. Our representatives don't listen because, for the most part, there is nothing to listen to.
     
  3. indago
    Offline

    indago VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,049
    Thanks Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    85
    Ratings:
    +180
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    I voted for my current Congressman, and I will not be making that mistake again. Voting for the "stimulus" sealed that deal.
     
  5. DiamondDave
    Offline

    DiamondDave Army Vet

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    18,169
    Thanks Received:
    2,812
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    MD, on the Potomac River
    Ratings:
    +2,816
    I have been against my Republican congressional representative for a while now.. he is very much into self interests and has not had the proper view into trimming down government and various other things.. he's had his personal hands in some places he should not have, in terms of looking to sell personal land to a power company for a new plant in our district, even though we have a power surplus. The power would have been shipped out of state and would have basically lined his pockets... however, recently, he did stand up to Obama about this God awful stimulus bill...

    But the DEM running against him in the past election was a boob, and there was no way I would vote for her Obamabot, redistribution stance.... so in actuality I did not vote for either and I begrudgingly voted (wasted the vote) for the libertarian candidate, who I agreed with more (though did not like his stances on many things)... I simply voted that way based on the scorecard I made up and the tally of each candidate against that scorecard....
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  6. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,692
    Thanks Received:
    4,477
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,025
    i know one of my senators is refusing to provide documentation of the sweetheart mortgage deal he got from Countrywide.

    Now why do you suppose that is??????
     
  7. del
    Offline

    del BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45,052
    Thanks Received:
    9,830
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +9,885
    he finally sobered up?
     
  8. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    17,590
    Thanks Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,027
    Voting on principle is never a wasted vote, even if your candidate doesn't win and maybe never had a real chance. That's my opinion anyway.
     
  9. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    10,392
    Thanks Received:
    1,858
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,047
    Cute, we have one here that is a long time well known drunk. Moved to another district and ran for a congressional seat. He would have never made it if he had not moved.
     
  10. Tech_Esq
    Offline

    Tech_Esq Sic Semper Tyrannis!

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,408
    Thanks Received:
    558
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Ratings:
    +558
    No. He sucks. Our old Congressman retired. So we have a new jackass. Hopefully, he'll be a one termer like the last Dem we had in the 11th.

    I sent him a note, "11 Democrats did not vote for the stimulus bill. Why weren't you one of them?"

    I haven't heard back yet.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

congressmen that are doing good