Most Americans’ foreign policy judgments are sound and realistic; it’s Washington that tends toward extremism in one direction or another.–Rep. Justin Amash 5-19-15
We stand opposed to the Common Core agenda, and we wanted to stand with parents. To say if a parent decides, that their child is not going to take these Common Core test, there should be no ramifications to that child, there should be no ramifications to those parents, and there should be no ramifications to the school district or the teacher. So that is what the legislation will do, and I’m going to stand on the side of parents. As oppose to some big government, one size fits all agenda that is coming from Washington or Albany.–Rep Tom Reed.
We need to be fighting Washington, D.C. We need to be standing up for our rights and there is not a more important constitutional right to guarantee freedom than our 2nd Amendment.–Rep Tom Reed.
One of the most fundamental duties of the House of Representatives is to appropriate funding for the government. To ensure this process is finally done according to the priorities of the American people and to avoid another Washington-made cliff, the House will be starting the appropriations process next week, … For years, Washington has abdicated its duty to responsibly appropriate funding. With House Republican leadership and a new Republican Senate, Congress can finally work on this process the way it was meant to be done.–Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
It seems strange that so many of our elected representatives, collectively responsible for our Federal Government, think it proper to run against Washington. It is their job to make Washington “run right,” to earn their pay from the Treasury, and to responsibly represent their constituents. While the Federal Government is not a business, it seems reasonable that elected officials, like company employees, would not bad mouth their employer or blame their misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance on others.
© William Hungerford – April 2015