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  • Morning Bell: A Jobs Killing Bill

    Testifying on Capitol Hill yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood, and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson all pitched the latest cap and trade bill in the House as a “jobs bill.” Jackson told the House Energy and Commerce Committee, “This is a jobs bill, and it is a jobs bill that focuses our country’s energy on the growth industry of the future.” But when Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) asked Jackson how her agency was able to release a cost estimate of the bill after she admitted she had not even read it, Jackson replied: “We had to make assumptions.” You know what happens when you make assumptions, don’t you?

    The “preliminary analysis” released by Jackson’s EPA found that cap and trade would cost the average American household an extra $98 to $140 a year. These numbers are far below most academic studies of cap and trade legislation. For example, a study done by MIT Professor John Reilly found that a scheme modeled after the far more lenient Warner-Lieberman cap and trade bill would cost the average American household a combined $3,900 every year in higher energy costs and taxes. Our own Center for Data Analysis shows Lieberman-Warner would have cost the U.S. economy $4.8 trillion by 2030.

    And then there are the Americans that will lose their jobs completely due to cap and trade. Affirming his belief that carbon taxes would create jobs, Secretary LaHood emphasized “especially green jobs.” And what exactly are green jobs? No one knows. An academic study of eco-leftist rhetoric released earlier this year shows that there is no standard definition of what a green job is, and most studies that purport to show green job creation ignore the other jobs that are destroyed by energy taxes. When “green jobs” are well defined, studies show that alternative energy policies kill more jobs than they create. President Barack Obama loves to cite Spain as an example of his preferred green job future but a study released last month by researchers at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos shows that for each job created in Spain’s renewable energy industry, 2.2 jobs were destroyed elsewhere in the economy.

    We live in a fiercely competitive global marketplace. If carbon taxes were a sound way of creating jobs and economic growth our global competitors would be jumping at the chance to adopt them. Instead we see the opposite: China has said they will never sacrifice their economic growth to reduce carbon emissions and India has called the trade off between carbon caps and economic growth “morally wrong.” The smarter way to insure against the possible risks of global warming is to enact policies that will ensure robust economic growth. History shows that richer is greener.

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    38 Responses to Morning Bell: A Jobs Killing Bill

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      The Seven Steps to Socialism

      First – Anything that forces any business to have to increase spending is passed to the consumer of that product.

      Second – Increasing the cost of a product usually causes sales to drop.

      Third – A drop in sales leads to a drop in bottom line.

      Fourth – A drop in bottom line leads to cost cutting and the first cut is either the pay of the employees or their jobs.

      Fifth – Loss of jobs means loss of revenue for the Government which leads to higher taxes for those who are still working!

      Sixth – Unemployed people become more dependent on Government programs to survive leading to higher taxes on those still working until….

      Seventh – Full Blown Socialism takes affect!

    2. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      Why didn't the HF tell us about

      Plan B over the counter for all women over 16?

      ===

      Reminder -

      Good Obama is doing

      Plan B – over the counter for women

      over 16.

      Expanded Stem Cell Research

      Elimination of the ridiculous

      BuSh $500 Million a year

      Abstinence only.

      ALL Workers up to $75000 have MORE Take-Home pay

      it is a TAX CREDIT

      so a workers pays NO income tax on it.

      This month the Treasury

      has collected

      $2.5 Billion in Dividends

      on the Bailout Loans they have made.

      ALL Soc Sec's get $250 Stimulus check.

      Meeting and talking to

      former enemies of the USA.

      ALL GOOD

    3. Ben C, Ann Arbor, MI says:

      I found it very entertaining to read the Department of Energy's (yes, we have one) website. I boogles my mind to see the billions (yes billions) that have been given to this Department with nothing to show except rheortic and a website. If Barry is serious about cutting programs that don't work, I suggest he start here. This Department appears to be as useless as teats on a boar hog.

    4. Dwana Townsend says:

      This bill is nothing but a fraud scam by our government to enable them to increase taxes. Sure the President vowed not to increase FEDERAL INCOME taxes on any household or corporation earning less than $250,000, but what about all the other taxes that are rising due to his spending proposals and now this Cap and TAX scheme.

      So this is the way I see it affecting Americans overall. The government will tax all energy they deem is not green. They will tax every household and building that uses electricity instead of solar or wind as an alternative method. I suppose we will also get taxed at the gas pump as well. So gas and electricity prices go up. Huge stores like Walmart, Bestbuy, Shopping Malls and Restaurants will have enormous electricity bills. The truck driver who delivers goods to these places will pay more at the pump. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the far reaching effects it will have on our economy. Inflation will sky rocket because the cost will have to drill down to the consumer, and then there is your electric bill that may double on a monthly basis.

      And here is the biggie. Experts estimate approximately 900,000 jobs will be lost and we will still be dependent on Saudi Arabia for our oil (supporting their economy not ours)!!!!!!!!

      GEE What a stimulating effect this will have on our economy!!!

      The government can't even tell us what green jobs are and just how many will be created to replace the lost jobs, nor can they tell us the economic ramifications this will have on inflation and cost of energy. Sure looks like they have done their homework just like the last few bills passed.

      Let's vote every government official out of office that votes for this bill and all previous pork filled bills that weren't even read. Change is here how do you like it so far?

    5. Natalie says:

      Is it possible to put the actual bill numbers on these?

    6. Richard cancemi says:

      This Administration continues on its mad dash to control everything and everyone.

      They don't give a hoot about outcomes and their effects on people's lives. Ideology and special interest groups control (own) them.

      We need a "Firebrand" in Washington to stand up to these hooligans and hypocrites, and unite the opposition to follow Patriotism rather than politics! Most of the time we hear only mild criticisms of the draconian plans of Socialist Obama.

      At last,China and India has the right idea. The Country and the people come first; foolish ideology and special interests be damned!

    7. Mike in Conyers, GA says:

      Once again the "Liberal Socialists" show their true colors. Cap and trade would put us as consumers at the mercy of the government as with, it seems, any plan that comes out of this administration. Our only hope is to make sure we citizens make our voices heard and let those in Washington know that there is no way will stand for it and 2010 elections are right around the corner!!!

    8. Lexx, Willow Beach A says:

      When you assume, it makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me."

      Is there ever going to be any good new out of this administration! I am so dejected about what is going on that sometimes I just have to quit reading and turn off the television…what a lousy four years this is going to be and the Republicans better come up with a better candidate than John McCain in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. jeff grand haven says:

      Obama has spent more time on the airways via TV and Air Force One than any other Pres. yet. He only speaks when there is a PROMTER in front of him as he is a poor speaker when interviewed without having the questions prior.

      The cap and trade is as bad as pumping the co2 into the ground and hoping it will not resurface some time in the future at some other place. Talking of co2, how about all the valcanoes spuing forth all the ash and lava into the air or the sea. Obama and Biden see man as the whole problem and they need to look at themselves in the mirror as they are two of the biggest poluters with all of their travels.

    10. Nelia, Fountain Hill says:

      Never before have we witnessed this extent of ambiguity and double-speak from an administration! If meant to keep the populace off balance, it's working. Confusion reigns. And their lies add to the mix. Re: renewable energy in the case of growing corn or any crop for fuel. Truth: Corn requires huge amounts of water. From planting to cultivating to harvesting, tractors make multiple runs through the field. Then to market to be processed and lastly hauled by truck for dispensing. Tractors, trains, planes & big semi trucks do not run on wind power. Figure it out.

    11. Timmy Mclaughlin c says:

      i can not belive what these people are trying to do tax and spend to death of our great county we have to get this back in line we are on the wrong track we can not afford this guy berry

    12. Sliver Wisconsin says:

      Hey Ken, you are still drinking the kool-aid 200 or 250 so called stimulus check for SS is like a slap in the face when the administration wants to give illegals free everything without them ever contributing anything, my advice too you is comment on Chis Matthews program you are wasting your time here.

    13. Jack Kyle, Lubbock, says:

      I would like for someone to explain to me how and when “worked for wages” became accepted as “income” in determining taxes owed. I believe “wages” were always considered “quid pro quo” before the passage (or not) of the 16th amendment. The definition of “income” has never been legally defined as anything other than “profit.” If I hire out to work for $10 per hour and then I deliver $10 worth of work within one hour, I have simply exchanged something of equal value. Neither I nor my employer has at this point created “profit,” thus “income.” I would only owe “income tax” if my employer claimed that he paid me $10 for one hour of work and I only delivered $8 dollars worth of labor. Therefore I created $2 profit for myself by not delivering an equal amount of labor. My employer can sell the product of my labor for $15, creating a profit for himself. Thus the $5 profit, minus expenses, would be taxable. Help me understand. I feel that everyone that works for wages is being cheated. We need a new taxing system that gets rid of the IRS, such as the “FAIR TAX” or something similar.

    14. Sliver Wisconsin says:

      Jack I wholeheartedly agree with you it's time to dismantle an organization that costs the taxpayer billions and for what, they are a part of the Kremlin which also has to be dismantled.

    15. michael hutchings says:

      NONE OF THIS IS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY BUT RATHER A BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF EXISTING SUPPLIES AND CREATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL MONOPOLY ON WHO CAN PRODUCE WHAT AND WHEN.

      A SIDE BENIFIT FOR THE LIBERAL GENTRY IN THIS COUNTRY IS THE BREAKING UP AND GRADUAL DEGRADATION OF BLUE COLLAR VOTING BLOCKS BY THE CORRUPTION OF THE UNIONS THAT ONCE REPRESENTED THEM.

      THE UNIONS ARE LITTLE MORE THAN AN ARM OF NAZIFIED PROGRESSIVES ON A MISSION FROM GOD.

      LETS GET CLEAR ON SOMETHING ABOUT ENEMIES.IT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD TO TALK TO THEM BUT NOT IF IT VALIDATES THEM.

      WHY TALK TO THE ENEMY WHEN ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW IS WHERE THEY ARE AT. TALKING WHEN YOU HAVE TO IS FOR STRATEGIC REASONS AND TO DEVELOP TACTICS TO USE AGAINST THEM.

      PROBING FOR WEAKNESS AND REQUIRES A GUARDED TONGUE.

      THAT IS NOT SOMETHING A RATTLE PATED LIBERAL WITH MEAGER REASONING POWERS IS CAPABLE OF PULLING OFF WITHOUT DROLLING OVER THE LATEST TYRANT THAT IS THE FOCUS OF HIS AFFECTION.

      IF YOU DO OTHER THAN PROBE THEIR DEFENCES AND PARADE BEFORE THEM WITH A PRATTLING TONGUE YOU ARE TWICE A FOOL.

      IF YOU PRIDE YOURSELF AS HAVE SPOKEN TO THE DEVIL WHERE THE WISE REFUSE, YOU BECOME AN AGENT FOR HIM BECAUSE HE HAS TAKEN YOUR MEASURE AND GAUGED YOUR USEFULNESS.

      THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A THOUGHTFUL LIBERAL MIND THAT IS LEFT GAPING OPEN; AS IT SEARCHES FOR VALIDITY AND SUBSTANCE AND AN ESCAPE FROM THE EMPTYNESS WITHIN; TO BACK UP TOO AND POUR IN A DUMP TRUCK LOAD OF BULL, FOR ENTERTAINMENT IF NOTHING ELSE.

      DICTATORS HAVE THEIR USES AND ONE OF THEM IS FILLING IN ALL THE HOLES IN THE LOGIC OF THE LAMBS THAT PUT THEM SELVES IN THE JAWS OF WOLVES.

      WITNESS THE DOUBTFULLY CHRISTENED LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD PROSTRATE ON THE ALTAR OF SURRENDER.HIS MEASURE HAS BEEN TAKEN AND THE ENEMY IS ACTING IN ACCORD WITH HIS OWN POLICY.

      WHILE WERE AT IT, STEM CELL RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT ADULT STEM CELLS WORK AND HAVE PROMISE AND DONT REQUIRE KILLING AN INFANT. FANCY THAT.

      THE GOVERMENT DOESNT CARE THAT ADULT STEM CELLS WORK AND EMBRIONIC ARE HOT PROPERTIES AND UNSTABLE.ITS A MATTER OF LEGISLATION NOT SCIENCE. YOU KNOW LIKE GLOBAL WARMING OR COOLING OR IS IT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW,I FORGET.

      THE BAILOUT MONEY AND THEIR REFUSAL TO TAKE IT BACK AND INSTEAD OPT FOR VOTING STOCK IN ONCE PRIVATE BANKS.

      WHATS THAT ALL ABOUT?

      THEY JUST KEEP COMING AND WHAT ABOUT TAX CUTS THAT WONT AMOUNT TO ANY THING IF THE PRICE OF ENERGY SKY ROCKETS.

      A LITTLE SOCIAL DIRECTION COURTESY OF THE LEFT NOT TO SAVE THE EARTH BUT OUT OF THEIR RESENTMENT THAT COMMONERS DRIVE ON THE KINGS HIGHWAY WHEN EVER THEY WANT AND CAN GO WHERE THEY WILL.

      CANT HAVE PEOPLE DOING THAT. THAT WOULD BE LIKE LETTING PEOPLE ORDER THEIR OWN LIVES AND NOT THE STATE.

      YOU CAN NOT HAVE PEOPLE DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO OR THEY MIGHT START THINKING OUT SIDE OF THE TWO SIDED BOX MAINTAINED BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND THEIR GENTEEL PATRONS IN THE EASTERN ALLIANCE.

      NORTH EASTERN THAT IS AND LIKE ANY TERRITORIAL POWER THEY HAVE SECURED CALIFORNIA AS A BASE AND ARE GRINDING UP THE UNRULY MIDDLE AND SEEK A MORE BIDDABLE POPULATION UNUSED TO FREEDOM THAT WILL MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THEM WHILE THEY SIP THEIR DRINKS AND LAMENT THE PORESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY.

      CAN WE SAY UNCONTROLLED ILLEGAL IMMAGRATION OR IS IT OLD FASHIONED DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

      WHAT AN AWFUL THING TO THINK ABOUT OUR LEADERS. SURELY THAT IS NOT TRUE.

      SO MUCH TO SAY SO LITTLE TIME.

    16. Richard cancemi says:

      Jack Kyle, I am in agreement re. a Fair Tax or a Flat Tax, PROVIDED we can control the per cent of that tax! Otherwise the Government would love it! They would do away with all deductions and raise the rate of tax higher and high as they spend more and more.

      Look at the history of the "Income Tax" where it started and where it is now!

    17. Jim@Redding,CA says:

      It never ceases to amaze me when I see the

      astounding number of Americans who are even dumber than anyone could have imagin-

      ed. For so many MILLIONS of people to be

      so utterly deceived by such OBVIOUS lies

      is beyond understanding and goes to a cer-

      tain moronic stupidity never before seen

      in the world's history. I submit that the

      spirit of antichrist is fully functioning

      in Obama and all those who are in agree-

      ment with the unconstitutional and illegal

      policies proffered by this administration.

      Like Treasury agents' training, one must KNOW THE REAL THING (real money) to

      be readily able to spot counterfeits…

      Likewise, those of us who study and KNOW

      God's word are able to see the EVIL being

      presented by out-of-touch bureaucrats in

      Washington, DC.

      If people don't stand up now to combat

      the destruction of America, it will soon

      be far TOO LATE…

      GET OFF YOUR BUTTS, AMERICA!!!

    18. Judy Grimes, Oklahom says:

      What is occurring under Obama's administration and to America is a disgrace. Freedom from socialistic government has cost many American lives, why are we,the voting public, so anxious to relinquish it?

    19. Pam, Oregon says:

      It's human nature to let power go to your head. But we did fall pretty fast from the greatest free-est nation in the world to just another socialist economy.

      I say we take it back – We need to vote for libertarians and strong fiscally conservative republicans. And I'm ready to IMPEACH the bastard – anyone else?

    20. Jack Kyle, Lubbock, says:

      Re: Richard Cancemi—I agree with you,but I believe that once citizens were allowed to keep and hold all of their earnings it would be much harder for government to change the rate. The reason why government takes our money before we see it is because they know how outraged we would be if we actually had it in our possesion and then had to give it to them. The price of all products would be lowered if all of the taxes that are being added to the final product were done away with, and they would be with the Fair Tax. The productivity of the United States would increase immensely if all taxes except a consumption were done away with. Companies from all over the world would be wanting to do business here.

    21. Judy, Mass says:

      I am so amazed how less than 100 days what Obama has done to this great Country of ours. We have to witness his destruction for 4 years. God help us. I guess he surely wants to make history. Not on a good note but a bad one. We need to get our Freedom back. It is fading each and every day. Our liberty is a gift that was given to us by our forefathers. What is wrong with our Congressman and Senators, are they in a trance.

    22. Wallyblu, Zion, IL says:

      I for one don't care how much the government spends on any program as long as the total spent by the government isn't more than 10% of the GDP.

      10% is good enough for God it should be good enough for the Government. If they want to get the 10% from income taxes that's fine, if they want to get it from carbon taxes that's fine but the total tax from all sources shall not be more than 10% of GDP.

    23. ella quinn kinston n says:

      Ken you are still full of bull. Yes to pam i am and have been ready to impeached obama and the rest of the idoits in the white house.They are sneaky, evil and down right mean.All of our blood is boiling over all of this mess with the government being controlled by the democrats.Lets tell everyone we know about the tea parties and get them to attend.

    24. David Sayers, NC says:

      Everything Chairman Obama does is not for the country,it's for Chairman Obama. He's so caught up in is own press and hype that he can do no wrong and is loved by the whole world. All his ideas are going to do is cost most of us more and more money and leave us a lot less safe. The only thing he's really serious about is to make the U.S.A. look and function like a socialist state.

      He has broken his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Impeachment for him and term limits for the Politburo. Oh, and Komrade Ken,making nice to people that hate us and want to kill us is a real bad idea, please get your head out of Pravda.

    25. Mike, Hickory, NC says:

      Once again, how revealingly and forebodingly Orwellian of the Left, complete with such "1984"-like doublespeak, doublethink, and newspeak, as in this case of their free economy and job-killing, and so also actually environmentally detrimental efforts to foist upon us their "Big Brother" government elitist and statist Communist/Socialist way.

      In fact the Left is so certifiably and verifiably determined to do so that in too many ways they've already managed to indoctrinate too many in and entrench too much of their "Doublespeak"/"Doublethink"/"Newspeak" PC ("Politically Correct") Socialism, only too much like things based on Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto", and only too much like in George Orwell's book "1984".

      Now evidently, such as in this case, with their Comrade Obama, his administration, and their Comrades controlling Congress and the courts (possibly soon also, if not already, including the Supreme Court) they're "fast-tracking" through as much of such "Big Brother" nanny government elitist and statist Communism/Socialism as they can, as fast as they can, including in this case, all in order to finish making America become a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened, no matter how destructive that actually is of our freedoms, economy, and even the environment.

      That is what we are up against, and that is what we must stop if we are to best and truly save what remains of our freedoms, free economy (based on and including so-called "private sector" businesses and jobs), and the environment!

    26. Judith of The Late, says:

      So, Ms. Jackson admits to not having read the latest cap and trade bill before making a judgement; most of congress admitted to not having read the stimulus spending bill before signing it; Mr. Leahy says we cannot turn a page (paraphrasing his remarks concerning Bush admin. policies on interrogation) until we have read it. Wow!! Can't these people at least try to get their stories straight amonst themselves before bloviating?

      Oh, wait…they are democrats so it is OK. Glad that was straightened out.

      Too bad stupidy can't be taxed.

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    28. gene,minnesota says:

      My God what has happend to this once great country of ours.When I was young I belonged to the teamters union I thought it was a good union untill I hit the age of forty. Than I got my brains back and realized all they had was this big socialist agenda, just like most unions.When I hit the age of forty I went repubican now look at them,heck look at G. Bush, he went liberal at the end with the first bail out.We as true Repubicans no longer have anyone to vote for,nothing but a bunch of RINOS. Once again we have the Libs here wanting to raise our taxes the fifth highest taxed state in the nation already,will it ever stop.This was a good state at one time,but not any longer.Minnesota was a good state but not any longer,too many people on welfare here

    29. L. D. Norris, 2348 V says:

      Considering our ongoing need for energy resources of all kinds, it is little short of criminal that we have chosen not to develop the sources we know we can develop, including ANWAR, offshore prospects, oilshale, and, particularly, nuclear. The refusal to do so appears to be based upon an almost religious belief in "global warming", rather than good, old-fashioned common sense! Our life span is finite! We should not have to consider going back to living at a subsistence level in some cave in Spain! I, for one, certainly refuse to do so! And I expect our politicians, at all levels, to get themselves, and our energy policies, headed in a more sensible and productive direction. LDN

    30. mac tx says:

      I ALSO AGREE THE CHURCHES DO ARIGHT ON 10% MABE OUR GOV. NEEDS TO TIGHTEN IT'S BELT ALSO. OUR POCKETS ONLY HOLD SO MUTCH.

      I SEEN A STICKER SAYING THIS TRUCK RUNS ON GAS NOT

      PROMICE AND A HOPE.

      MAYBE THE WHITE HOUSE SHOULD FILL OUR AIR FORCE ONE WITH BIO FUEL AND SEE IF ANY ONE WOULD FLY IT.

      LET'S START READING THESE BILL'S BEFORE WE SIGN THEM.

      I HATE SEEING THESE POLITIONS CUTTING UP ON TV AND

      THE NEWS. THEY ACT LIKE THEY LIVE IN A DIFFERENT

      WORLD. WHEN YOU SEE AN ELDERY PERSON SPLITTING THEIR MEDICATIONS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO FILL IT IS SAD.WE SHOULD RESPECT OUR ELDERS.IF YOU GET DOWN TO IT THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND

      WHEN OUR OFFICALS DO HAVE A TOUGH JOB THEY STILL

      DON'T BELONG TO SOME ELETE GROOP.ESPECALLY WHEN THEY CAN AWALYS BE VOTED OUT.YOUR JOB ON THE HILL IS TO OVER SEE THE WELL BEING OF THE U.S.AND CAREING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO RELY ON YOU .I'TS ALMOST LIKE TAKEING CARE OF SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE YOU. THE TIMES ARE A LITTLE CRAZY AND FAST RIGHT NOW ,OUR GOV.SHOULD BE SAYING WE GOT YOUR BACK,DON'T WORRY THATS WHY YOU PUT US HERE.

    31. mac tx says:

      I READ IN THE NEWSPAPER THE OTHER DAY SOME COMENTARY SAYING LET'S LEAVE 2 MILLION ILLEGAL;S IN THE U.S. OVRER THE NEXT TWO YEARS TO SAVE THE U.S. AND OUR HOUSING MARKET. WHAT EVER HAPPEND TO HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN.WHY NOT TRAIN SOME ON FED ASSISTANCE WHEN THE MARKETS TURN LET THEM BUY THE

      EXCESS HOUSING THE GUY WAS TALKING ABOUT.AND WHEN WE GET OUR OUN PROBLEMS TAKEN CARE OF WE CAN THEN START HELPING OTHERS.LET'S TAKE CARE OF OUR LEGAL PEOPLE FIRST.

    32. mac tx says:

      ON INTERGATING PRISNERS, MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID DON'T SCRATCH POISON IVEY YOU WILL HAVE IT ALL OVER YOURSELF

    33. mac tx says:

      I THINK WITH THE INTERNET ANND ALL THE INFORMATION OUT THERE THESE NEWS STATIONS SHOULD START LOOKING UP THE FACTS,AND NOT TAKING SIDES.

      IF I EAT AT A RESTRANT AND HAVE BAD SERVICE I GURANTEE YOU I WON'T BE GOING BACK.

    34. cynthia overland (tr says:

      Mr. Jarvis–"former" enemies of the United States???

    35. mac tx says:

      EVERYONE VOTED FOR CHANGE WE WOULD ALL LIKE CHANGE. IN MY OPPION WHEN YOU HIT 62 YEARS OLD YOU SHOULD ONLY HALFTO PAY PROPERTY TAXES AT THE RATE WHEN YOU RETIRED. YOU HAVE PAID YOUR DUES LET EVERY ONE LIVE THEIR LAST YEARS IN PEACE

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    37. mac tx says:

      UNCLE. IGIVE UP WE VOTE FOR YOU PEOPLE TO WATCH OVER US. IF SOMEONE CUTS ME OFF THAT DON'T GIVE

      ME THE RIGHT TO RUN HIM OFF THE ROAD. WE NEED TO

      GIVE UP ALL THIS HATERD BETWEEN THE PARTIES.WHY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE JUST DO YOUR JOB. I ALMOST WISH

      ROSS PEROT WAS RUNNING,HE WAS GOING TO TAKE THE JOB FOR FREE. WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS THAT REALY DO NEED HELP.

      PLEASE I BEG OF YUALL LET'S JUST GET BACK TO THE

      BASIC'S

    38. mac tx says:

      THERE IS STILL SOME GOD FEERING PEOPLE THAT WOULD

      GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF THEIR BACK.

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