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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hoyer Admits: Tea Party Spurs Members To Consider Retiring

The House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer of MD-5(D) admits that the Tea Party Movement is "encouraging" some members to "retire" rather than seek reelection. 
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters today that the Tea Party movement is making some members of Congress mull retirement....Hoyer said he didn’t think a Tea Party backlash over ObamaCare was the “determining factor” in Stupak’s decision, but he did say that Stupak was “concerned, as anyone would be, by some of (their) assertions.”
What this means is that not only has the Tea Party movement gone mainstream, but it having a definite impact nationally.  Rasmussen is reporting that now,
The number of people who say they’re part of the Tea Party Movement nationally has grown to 24%. That’s up from 16% a month ago.
· Among those who are part of the movement, 89% disapprove of the way that Barack Obama is handling his job as president. That figure includes 82% who Strongly Disapprove.

· Only four percent (4%) believe the nation is heading in the right direction, while 96% believe it is off on the wrong track.
· Ninety-four percent (94%) believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. That view is held by 67% of all voters nationwide.
· Seventy-four percent (74%) believe that government and big business work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors. That’s very close to the national average. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of all voters hold that view.
· Ninety-six percent (96%) of those in the Tea Party movement believe America is overtaxed.
· By a 94%-to-one-percent (1%) margin, those in the Tea Party movement trust the judgment of the American people more than America’s political leaders. At the other extreme, among those who don’t know anybody in the Tea Party movement, 54% trust the people, and 24% trust the politicians.
· Eighty percent (80%) in the Tea Party movement are white. Six percent (6%) are African-American.
· Fifty-five percent (55%) of those in the Tea Party movement are Republicans, 14% Democrats. Keep in mind that 75% of Republican voters say that GOP leaders are out of touch with the party’s base.
That last bit is the real key here.  I firmly believe that the GOP leadership in Washington, DC is utterly out of touch with what We The People really want.  They have become part of the problem and not part of the solution.  Since 2002 through the loss of the House of Representatives in 2006, they were spending money like drunken sailors and forgot what the Contract With America was about.  They spent, spent and spent some more in an attempt to gain a "permanent" majority, just as the Democrats have done since 2006...

We The People that make up the Tea Party movement are angry that our government has spent our great-grand children into a third world economy.  It's well pat time that we remove all those politicians who think over-spending our money is ok.

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