Tag: Spending

Embarrassed? Who? Me?

Our Congress still hasn’t completed a budget for FY2018 – the year started 10/1/17!  President Trump submitted his 2019 Budget to Congress today.  Congress has more than seven months to negotiate and approved  the 2019 budget.  What could possibly go wrong?   My Colorado Representatives: Are you all embarrassed?  If not, you certainly should be! …

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This is Really Getting Old!!

Another federal government shutdown.  Why can’t our elected officials draft, discuss and approve a budget in the nine months they have before October.  Isn’t that what we hired them to do?  When you analyze their actions, running the country doesn’t seem to be high on their priority lists.  I’m done with both my Senators.   …

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How Do You Really Feel About It?

Even more complaining about an ongoing issue.  Whats to be gained by this constant bickering?  Probably naught – but if the left can continue to complain about Trump stealing the Presidency from Hillary, I can complain about Congress not doing their job – and know my complaint can be fixed!   My Colorado Representatives: Is …

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You did it Again, WHY?

Congress is responsible (?) for managing the nation’s finances and operations.  They have a whole year to do that job.  Why is it they never seem to be able to do so in a responsible, timely manner.  I mean, it is their JOB!   My Colorado Representatives: Last week of the Congressional calendar work year …

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It is like a form of Cancer!

The old addage, “Tell them what you’re going to tell them, then tell them, then tell them what you told them” doesn’t work with (or in) Congress. Scott: I guess you and the rest of your colleagues are too busy to discuss on the floor of the House a local desire in Indiana (H.R. 1488 …

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Whew! More Monumental Decisions

Back in April I sent you (and our Colorado Senators) a letter asking that Congress bring new National Monuments and Park designations to a halt – until we can afford more new ones.  Nothing has changed since April, except… Scott: The National Monument Creation and Protection Act (HR 2284) passed committee and is beginning its …

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Trump is not alone questioning the Media

You’d never guess I get irritated at media coverage regarding our Congresspeople.  This letter is venting frustration but has a point or two hidden away.  Happy October!   My Colorado Representatives: Like many of your constituents, I use our lovely media for news about your actions and performance.  I rely on both national and local …

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More Debt? Why won’t this work?

Last week I suggested Congress provide relief to citizens damaged by Hurricane Harvey.  I suggested they find a way to divert funds from other projects to do so.  They elected to borrow more money instead. This week I have a slightly different suggestion.  Here’s a way to just divert funds going to non-citizens to help …

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Uncle Sam wants…WHAT?

It seems to be a politically correct plague throughout our government.  Do you think someone might volunteer to serve – just to be served?  Hmmm… This letter today to my Congressman Scott Tipton that attempted (unsuccessfully) to remove funds for this from the military spending authorization.  (Didn’t we used to call those “Budgets”?  But then …

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Memorial Day in a Nation Divided

Memorial day Congressional Break is over and you’ve heard from all the members of Congress how much Memorial Day means to them and our nation…they’re so concerned. Now if they would act concerned about our nation perhaps we could see some action.  I’m suggesting some things that might improve our divided nation…   My Colorado …

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