Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ezekiel's Take on Waxman's Good Work

I wish that Republicans had taken on the Bush's War in Iraq. I commend Congressman Waxman for leading the charge on uncovering multi-billion dollar waste in Iraq. Yet I am reminded of  a verse from the prophet Ezekiel:

The Prophet Ezekiel
"But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die." (Ezekiel 18: 24)

The one righteous deed of going after Bush and Iraq does not mitigate the underlying realities of the following. The Seven Dwarves who perjured themselves before Waxman:  They lied, people died, yet they only had to pay billions in civil torts. Not one of the went to jail, protected by the immunity which CEOs endure as the head of their prospective companies.

I wonder where Waxman was, or what he was up to, when members of Congress were caught up in the Post Office and the Check-kiting scandals which brought down he Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate in 1994?t

I am not pleased when I find that the same Congressman who demanded that our foods have nutrition labels -- now refuses to support the XL Keystone Pipeline extension, which will bring down the cost of oil, gas, and provide relief for fuel consumers who are witnessing the increase of food prices.

Waxman: One Righteous Deed is Not Enough
Waxman did a good thing going after the waste and fraud of the Bush Administration in Iraq. I just wish that he had pursued members of his own party with the same assiduousness. Then again, the expansion of government power will inevitably breed corruption. What else can we hope for from a liberal legislator who loves to legislate?

From ignorance about this country's steroid laws, to the billions that this country has lost on federal loan guarantees to failed green companies, to the blatant and arrogance indifference to the national debt, Mr. Waxman's former victories over Big Tobacco and Big Food do not compensate for his repeated failures to stay informed and stay involved in the needs of his constituents.

Retire Congressman Waxman November 6th!

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