Category Archives: Congress

POPULIST OR PROGRESSIVE – OR SOMETHING NEW?

The words “progressive” and “populist” are bandied about on a daily basis, but I wonder if those who use the terms understand what they mean.  Knowing the difference can – well – make a difference. Populism can be defined as … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Corporations, Democracy, Economics, Politics, Populist, Progressive

MARLIN WHO?

Our Third District Representative is pretty much a non-starter when it comes to helping our district and its residents.  Since he took office in 2010, Stutzman has spent a great deal of time raising money to ensure his hold on … Continue reading

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COATS WHINES ABOUT LAME-DUCK CONGRESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dan Coats is a whiner.  We pay our elected officials to complete a job which includes up to the day they leave office.  But that seems to be too much for Coats to bear, and, instead, he would rather have … Continue reading

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STUTZMAN – FIRST I WAS AGAINST IT – NOW I AM FOR IT

In a flip flop, Stutzman voted for the compromise tax bill which includes an extension of unemployment benefits.  Less than one month ago, Stutzman voted against an extension of unemployment benefits.  Now he has voted for the bill that includes … Continue reading

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STUTZMAN VOTES AGAINST PROTECTING YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD

Marlin Stutzman couldn’t bring himself to vote for an international effort to end violence against women around the world by working to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage. What kind of mindset drove 157 Republicans … Continue reading

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STUTZMAN STICKING IT TO UNEMPLOYED IN THIRD DISTRICT

It didn’t take the Third District’s newly-minted congressional representative long to vote against the interests of the unemployed in the district he represents.  The House vote on an extension of unemployment insurance for three months was put to a vote … Continue reading

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BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK – BUT THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER

Need I say anything about yesterday’s election results?  Probably not, but I will anyways!  The morning after elections is always full of disappointments for the losing party and candidates, but it is also a time to regroup and understand that … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture and Food Production, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Congress, Democrat Party, Democrats, Environment, Farming, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Industrial farms, Marlin Stutzman, Mitch Daniels, Politics, Privatization, Republican Party, Republicans, Third District | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

DOWNS CENTER RELEASES FLAWED POLL

Elections have become a battle of the “polls.”  A recent poll released by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics would lead a reader to surmise that the election for the Third District Congressional race is all but over with … Continue reading

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MARLIN CONTINUES TO MISLEAD

The old adage “the only things certain in life are death and taxes” has become the topic of a recent misleading political commercial put forth by Marlin Stutzman.  Stutzman employs scare tactics revolving around the “death” tax – officially known … Continue reading

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STUTZMAN MAKES HAY WITH SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY

The quarterly candidate financial reports are out, and, according to the FEC reports, Marlin has had no trouble raking in money from PACs and other special interests.  As of September 30, 2010, Stutzman’s fund raising looks like this: Total Receipts: … Continue reading

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