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Police & Fire Monopoly-Bargaining Act

Tired of seeing all these purple shirts mobbing in the streets… me too.

altHarry.com opposes the Police & Fire Monopoly-Bargaining Act (H.R. 413 & S. 1611). The so-called “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009,” introduced in the House on January 9, 2009 by Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.) and in the Senate on August 6, 2009 by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), would make Big Labor bosses monopoly bargaining agents for local and state police, firefighters, county paramedics, and other public-safety officers in all 50 states.

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California Rep. Pete Stark Mocks Border Security Concern

The arrogance is beyond belief.
The disdain displayed by Rep. Pete Stark at this townhall meeting illuminates and is indicative of how serious questioning is treated from this current government.

This thing is what California voters have allowed to represent them in Congress since 1973 (37 years).
The sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most senior member of Congress,  Stark lives in Maryland, although he maintains a townhouse in Fremont, California.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video must be beyond words… this one is.

This is the same man that at a town hall meeting last year became engaged in an exchange with a constituent over health care and said he wouldn’t “waste urine” on the man and in 2007, said that U.S. troops were being sent to Iraq “to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”

California must be so proud.

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Massachusetts Miricle Suspension

As exciting as this is and as clear a message it would send to congress you can bet that this congress will not care. Not once have they shown any concern for the peoples’ wishes. Campaigning on anti-corruption and transparency we have witnessed unprecedented back-room deals and blatant partisanship, locking out the Republicans, locking out CSPAN and locking out the people. Never in this generation have we witnessed such shady politics as we have with this administration and congress. These are the folks that promised to “change” politics as usual. Instead they have taken it to a new level and what’s worse is they don’t seem to care. It’s our ball now, play by our rules or don’t play… and those rules are subject to change and enforced as a matter of convenience as we will soon see if Brown wins in Massachusetts.

Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he won’t seat the winner of the election until at least after January 29th.
This will allow democrats to ram through their nationalized health care legislation before Scott Brown is seated if he wins on Tuesday.

In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

This is a stunning admission by Paul Kirk and the Beacon Hill political machine,” said Brown in a statement. “Paul Kirk appears to be suggesting that he, Deval Patrick, and (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid intend to stall the election certification until the health care bill is rammed through Congress, even if that means defying the will of the people of Massachusetts. As we’ve already seen from the backroom deals and kickbacks cut by the Democrats in Washington, they intend to do anything and everything to pass their controversial health care plan. But threatening to ignore the results of a free election and steal this Senate vote from the people of Massachusetts takes their schemes to a whole new level. Martha Coakley should immediately disavow this threat from one of her campaign’s leading supporters.

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Boston Herald : Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled to pass health-care reform