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Call Your Elected Official. Tell Him You're Torqued.

I encounter wasteful, job-killing regulations...

Mr. Straub, of Straub Manufacturing Solutions, appeared on one of the commercials between innings.  The Indians are winning, tonight, but have had a rough time of it lately.  Mr. Straub, a Dayton area business owner, would have you know that Ohio manufacturers are also struggling.  The Indians suffer from a lack of talent.  Ohio manufacturers suffer from wasteful job-killing regulations.

“Call Sherrod Brown”, the announcer intoned.  The National Association of Manufacturers sponsored this ad.  They don’t really expect you to call.  They just hope you will vote for whoever is running against Senator Brown.

I wish I knew who to call.  Yesterday, Labor Day, I wasted 6 ½ hours on my annual Medicare certification training and exams.  That was followed by over 3 hours today on the computer completing Anthem’s required training and testing.  This wasteful, job-killing regulation, the kind the Republican’s are always complaining about, was a gift to insurance agents across the country from; you guessed it, the Republicans.  This silliness was buried deep within the legislative mess that created Medicare Part D (Rx).  

Unnecessary, job-killing, wasteful regulations can be found in the legislation sponsored by Democrats and Republicans.  And sometimes those rules, like equal pay, child labor laws, and pollution regulations may have a cost but may also have a perceived social value.  Yes, sometimes one man’s regulation is another’s protection. 

Call.  Call Sherrod Brown to complain about the Dems.  Call John Boehner and ask him what he was thinking when he was the Speaker of the House with a Republican Senate and a Republican President and we ran this country into the ditch.

The Rasmussen Right Direction / Wrong Track poll recently had over 60% of us believing that the U.S. is on the wrong track.  Are we on the wrong track because of President Obama and the Democratic Senate?  Are we going the wrong way as a country because of the Republican lead House and the filibuster-happy Senate Republicans?

I suspect that it may be all of the above.

Call your elected official.  Tell him/her that you’re tired of this.  It isn’t a Democratic problem.  It isn’t a Republican problem.  It is OUR problem.  And it needs to be solved.

Call your elected official.  Today.

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Garry Kanter September 07, 2012 at 09:23 AM
And don't believe every poll you read.
V. Scheurich September 08, 2012 at 12:14 AM
We are torqued and here is why! Sherrod Brown is now considered a hate monger and we want him ....gone! http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/07/dem-sen-sherrod-brown-uses-nazi-propaganda-term-big-lie-to-describe-jewish-gop-rival/
V. Scheurich September 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM
The President, Barack Obama has told us many times that he hates coal and the coal mining process. It has now taken its toll in Whitesburg, Kentucky, one of many. Which state is next? 1. http://www.wkyt.com/yourtown/locations/letcher/headlines/Mine_will_close_in_June_148175715.html 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-aLcbr63ME
V. Scheurich September 12, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Torqued is and understatement: Obama condemns Romney before.................condemning terrorists! When will Barack Obama's "Apology Tour" begin for Libya's killing of 4 Americans? http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/12/obama-campaign-condemns-romney-before-condemning-terrorists-who-attacked-our-embassies/
Richard Lantz September 13, 2012 at 02:28 AM
John Boehner has only been the speaker since the republicans took the house in the last election. He was never under a republican president. The house speaker has no control over the senate. He may have been a whip at some point. Note that harry Reed has clamped the lid on the senate so senators up for election don't have a record on unpopular votes.

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