In a sad display of bi-partisanship our elected officials decided not only to increase the debt limit but to remove all spending limits until February 7th of 2014. With a record low approval rating the only thing that they have been able to agree on is that they want to spend more of your money. It may be time to clean house if we want to keep the US economy above water in the next few decades.
Do we really need 2.65 million federal employees?
Does the federal government really need 2.9+ Trillion of our money in 2013?
More spending means more taxes, in one form or another.
How much money, bribes and fraud does it take to win an election these days anyways?
This article is a work in progress about the election process of 2012, candidates, media blackouts and behind the sciences action to becoming the next president of the united states of America.
It started out like any other year perhaps a bit early with a full house in the GOP looking for the GOP party nomination.
The first vote at the IA Caucus is when things became clearly different from past elections. Vote count discrepancies, voter adjustments and more.
Only four candidates remain, things get a bit hairy with attack ads and name calling. Are these candidates for president or a kindergarten class?... wait, sorry for the insult kids, you kindergarteners act much better than most of these candidates.
Only two candidates remain, yet the media and GOP appear to be blind to their 12 term congress man from Texas.
Little news of the process and delegate count at this point from the larger media sources, other than the occasional romney preemptively declared primary winner.
How much money does it take to win an election? (as of 05/15/2012)
- Barack Obama, $196,000,000 USD
- Mitt Romney, $87,500,000 USD
- Ron Paul, $35,900,000 USD
- Rick Santorum, $20,600,000 USD (OUT)
- Rick Perry, $20,300,000 USD (OUT)
- Herman Cain, $16,100,000 USD (OUT)
- Michele Bachmann, $7,400,000 USD (OUT)
- Jon Huntsman, $3,700,000 USD (OUT)
- Tim Pawlenty, $5,800,000 USD (OUT)
My question had all but 5 thumbs up but was removed with the reason "This submission has been removed because people believe it is inappropriate."
Please explain this YouTube!
Thank you for contacting me about the Protect IP Act. I appreciate hearing from you and especially appreciate hearing the concerns you have raised.
On January 20th, 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced an indefinite postponement of the scheduled Senate vote on the Protect IP Act. As Congress continues to consider this issue, please know that I will work to make sure your concerns are addressed.
The internet has dramatically altered the manner in which we communicate, conduct business, seek entertainment and find information. It is vital to ensure that online innovation and openness are preserved so the American people can continue to freely to express themselves and pursue personal and economic endeavors over the internet.
It is also important that foreign criminals not be allowed to steal the property of others without consequence. The pirating of intellectual property is not a victimless crime. Rather, it threatens the jobs and livelihoods of millions of middle class American workers and businesses. However, we must seek ways to protect people from online piracy, particularly foreign piracy, without limiting web-based innovation or a free exchange of ideas.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. One of the most important parts of my job is listening to what the people of Minnesota have to say to me. I am here in our nation's capital to do the public's business and to serve the people of our state. I hope you will contact me again about matters of concern to you.
United States Senator
2012-IowaCaucusResults_Certifiedvs.xlsx (452.58 kb)
Please see the attached spreadsheet that compares the results and makes note of areas that are not even counted. In some areas votes were off by a count of 185.