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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Nothing’s Changed for 535

The responsibility is ours for the mess, we keep electing the same kinds of people. We don’t need them to be saints, just honest, smart and able to resist the temptations of money and power. More than 30 years ago, Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel wrote this. Here are a few excerpts. Please post […]

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Campaigning on your dollar and time

Every time I get a taxpayer-funded mailer with my congressman’s picture and no real information about what’s up for a vote, I think of how much it costs. I just got a quote for a mailer and it was $125,000. For just one. How many of these do you get per year, and they just […]

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Answers to questions – Part 1

I knows it’s hard to spread the word when you get questions and you worry about what you’ll say. I’ve been talking to folks I meet on the street, workers in fast food places (I eat too much of it, I know), and even in parking lots. Here are a few questions I get, and […]

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Getting to 100 friends of a money-free Congress

We are at 97 friends of a non-partisan, money-free* Congress. I really believe at least 200 million people in the U.S. (not just citizens) have to be sick of the way things are. We need to show it’s possible to beat the system by using the framework the founders laid down. Not a revolution in […]

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Who likes money?

Looking down this older list, you’d almost think Democrats and Republicans were the same party. This doesn’t include the clever ones who avoided detection, and in 2016 the Supreme Court added protection for Congressional bribery prevents prosecution in the future. But it’s not all cash. Special interests can provide vacations (fact finding!), jobs or referrals […]

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