Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waxman in His Own Hollow Words

“Tens of millions of Americans are healthier, breathe cleaner air and live safer lives because of his legislative efforts.” – LA Times, 7/1/2009

With such fulsome, fussy praise as the following, what credibility does the LA Times have left? Does the LA Times presume to dress up Congressman Waxman as some kind of SuperHero?
What legislative efforts has this man accomplished which has helped us in this country?

Protecting the environment has always been a top priority of mine. I have fought tirelessly for clean air and drinking water, and am now fighting to address global climate change, create new clean energy jobs in America, and reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign oil. I have been honored to have the unwavering support of the environmental community throughout my career, including support from the California League of Conservation Voters. Please take a moment to read their blog about my environmental record:

Climate Change or Global Warming, the science is far from settled. Congressman Waxman, however, has a penchant for denying reality, including the massive national debt which has just passed sixteen trillion dollars.

In politics you don’t hear the phrase “living legend” used very often without bursting out in laughter, but there are still a few individuals worthy of such a title and California Congressman Henry Waxman is one of them.

Living legend is "Orwellian Doublespeak", much like "universal health care" or "compassionate conservatism". This man is a legend in his own mind, and for the past thirty plus years, he has chosen his voters, who have voted him into office without expecting much from him in return.

Waxman is an accomplished leader on the issues of environmental protection and public health. He served in the legislature for six years before he was elected to his first term in Congress in 1975 –right at the time when amendments to the Clean Air Act requiring regulatory controls for air pollution were being agreed upon and enacted. He fought the Reagan Administration’s efforts to rollback the law throughout the 1980s. In 1990, he went on offense, as Waxman became one of the primary authors of the second major set of Clean Air Act amendments that created stronger standards to curb problems with urban smog, toxic air pollution, acid rain, and the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer. The amendments have since been credited to significantly reduce cancer-causing toxic emissions and prevent over 20,000 premature deaths each year. To continue reading, click here.

Waxman is living in the past. He blames the Bush Administration without holding the Obama Administration for raising the national debt by five trillion dollars in just three years. He refuses to respond to the unseemly truth that he raided Medicare now to the tune of $ 716 billion to fund another entitlement which this country cannot afford.

To read more about my work to protect our environment, visit my website. I look forward to continuing g our work together to ensure a healthy future for our children and grandchildren.

If this Congressman really cared about the welfare and well-being of our children and grand-children, then why has he done nothing to stop the waste and fraud and profligate spending? His Obama-WaxmanCare legislation has done more harm than good, forcing hospitals to close, burying already overburdened medical physicians in paperwork, and laying on regulations and mandates which no one can keep up with.

Sincerely, (Sincere? Hardly!)

Congressman Henry Waxman


President Obama in a press release:

"Henry Waxman has always fought for what is right and in the best interests of California and our nation," Obama said in a press release. "I will continue to rely on Congressman Waxman's help over the next four years to move our nation forward and to create an economy that's built to last."



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