02.06.2009 12:05 PM
House Commerce Republicans Named

Republican members have been named to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where a majority of federal TV legislation takes place. Ranking member Joe Barton of Texas, who was replaced as chairman by California Democrat Henry Waxman, made the announcement. 

Most of the names are familiar. Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns returns. He’ll be the ranking member on the communications subcommittee, where broadcast and Internet legislation foments. Michigan Congress man Fred Upton is back, as are Nathan Deal of Georgia; George Radanovich of California, and Greg Walden of Oregon.

Other alumni include Illinois Congressman John Shimkus, Arizona’s John Shadegg, Mary Bono of California, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Lee Terry of Nebraska. The complete list is available at Barton’s Web site.

Moving the DTV transition deadline was one of the first action items on the committee’s docket during this Congressional session. After an initial derailing by Republicans, who opposed a delay, the Democrats moved through legislation to open a deadline window of Feb. 17 through June. 12. 

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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Fri, 02-06-2009 07:54 PM Report Comment
Economic Stimulus. H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008 (Roll Call 25). It would provide about $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses. Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term. (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?) The stimulus has no offset and thus increases the federal deficit by the amount of the stimulus because the government must borrow the rebate money. A realistic long-term stimulus can only be achieved by lowering taxes through less government and by reducing regulatory burdens.Marsha Blackburn voted FOR this bill.(Source: The New American – July 21, 2008) Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman. She is no conservative. See her unconstitutional votes at : http://bluecollarrepublican.com/blog/?p=614 Mickey
Posted by: Anonymous
Sat, 12-22-2012 05:11 PM Report Comment
I used to say that to make money you have to spend money. The secret is, you have to have the money to spend. What Obama doesn't utnersnadd, is we don't have any money to spend. He thinks we are all fools and we are going to fall for his ideas and going to continue to spend so called stimulus money. Looks like Obama will find out in Nov. the only fool is in the White House, fooling himself.

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