In previous months, I have commented on the out-of-touch Congresswoman Janice Hahn, a politician who spends more time running for office instead of serving her constituents.
Now another perpetual politician is making his way to the South Bay, seeking to represent the newly-carved 33rd Congressional District, which stretches from the Northern section of San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the entire Santa Monica Bay.
Congressman Henry Waxman, one of the most liberal and illiberal of legislators, has not run for office in almost forty years, relying on the cozy gerrymandering which has kept him in a safe district in West Los Angeles. Now he wants to rule the entire South Bay.
Waxman the Taxman has voted against nearly every effort for tax relief, sometimes bucking his own party. To the true liberals, he sold out for not pursuing a single-payer system; to conservatives, he expands state power at the expense of the individual in order to protect the environment.
ObamaCare, also Waxman’s signature achievement, broke three promises: 1) no taxes – Chief Justice John Roberts effectively ended that defense, support the Individual mandate as an extension of Congress’ taxing power, thus transforming Obama-WaxmanCare into the largest tax increase in American History. 2) Instead of lower premiums, premiums have increased an average of $2,500 per person. 3) Instead of more access, insurance carriers are dropping clients and leaving the health insurance market entirely.
Waxman compromises the decorum of committee hearings with his badgering and bullying while refusing to seek compromise on the most basic and bipartisan of issues, like extending the Payroll tax cut or creating jobs through the extension of the XL Keystone Pipeline.
Whether you are a Tea Bagger, Conservative, Libertarian, Green, Democrat, Liberal, or Socialist, do not give Henry Waxman one more term!
Vote for Independent Bill Bloomfield for the 33rd!