Tharp: Are Some of our Folks in Congress Schizophrenic or Just World-Class Con Artists?

Tharp: Are Some of our Folks in Congress Schizophrenic or Just World-Class Con Artists?
By J. Allen Tharp

By J. Allen Tharp

Are some of our folks in Congress schizophrenic or just world-class con artists?

Recently Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, tried to pass legislation to continue the bailouts for big insurance corporations, although the House previously sued the Obama administration for bailing out insurance companies and won in federal court.  

That’s right, Congress sued and the judge ruled in their favor that these taxpayer bailouts were illegal; but then Alexander incredibly tried to continue the same illegal crony bailouts that they had protested against before.  Now, is that hypocrisy or what?

Fortunately, they could not get enough support for new legislation to legalize these subsidies.  BTW, they called this process market stabilization or cost-sharing subsidies because that sounds so much better than bailouts.

The legislation may be dead for now, but the Trump administration is still continuing the illegal Obama-era bailouts, despite threatening to stop them anytime soon.  Stop the unconstitutional bailouts, Mr. President. It is time to follow through on your threats.

Allen Tharp is President of the San Antonio Tea Party.

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3 Responses to "Tharp: Are Some of our Folks in Congress Schizophrenic or Just World-Class Con Artists?"

  1. Bill Crumrine  September 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Barbara, do you mean Texas U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith or Tennessee U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. I know that Congressman Lamar Smith has been in the United States House of Representatives for over 30-years, but when given the choice of a Democrat or Lamar Smith, I’ll take him over the Democrat. Granted the John Birch Society has ranked him at times between 59% to 63%, Lamar Smith has had 70+ to 80+percent many times previously, by this same organization.

    Personally, I believe the all United States Congressmen should be limited to eight-years and then must return to the private sector for at least five-years before seeking another higher federal political office or federal appointment, with absolutely no ties to any lobbying entity whatsoever. The same holds for United States Senators,with the United States Constitution 17th Amendment being repealed, with the original piece of appointment, by each state legislature, not the general election. with a 12-year (two – six-year appointment) limit.

    A former, now recently deceased, Navy shipmate of mine, asked me about this and how it would affect a really good politician, who has done well in truly representing his district/state, and I really didn’t have an answer, other than it would hopefully have other qualified people seek office as well. I based this decision and relayed it back to him, the famous Thomas Jefferson quote, “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”

    Another repeal to the United States Constitution is eliminating the 16th Amendment – the federal income tax. This amendment has led to all kinds of federal government over-expenditures that has given us chaos and financial problems, which are part of a Federal Reserve, and would have our Founding Fathers horrified and rejecting. It was during the Thomas Jefferson Presidency where all federal debts had been paid, with our third President calling for a federal government being placed into an inactive status. I am all for that today.

  2. Bill Crumrine  September 27, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    As Rush Limbaugh says, Trump is not an idea-log conservative, and I might add, as President Dwight David Eisenhower said he was a conservative with the little ‘c’, (lower case letter), but if push came to shove, I would take “Ike” and/or Trump any day over a Kennedy, Lyin’ Bastard Johnson, or any other Democrat, i.e.The Clintons and Obama. I miss Ronnie Reagan, hell, for that matter I miss Nixon.

  3. Barbara Kirby  September 27, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    We need to primary Lamar Smith out of a job!

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