Monday, October 29, 2012

Henry Waxman: Giving Politics a Bad Name

Mirror, Mirror. . .
Whose is the Brownest Nose
of them all!
Now I understand why the Santa Monica Mirror never bothered to print the letters that I submitted.

If any article more tellingly declares, exposes, explodes liberal bias, the Mirror takes the crack, er cake!

When people talk about Congressman Henry Waxman ( we hear words like, “relentless, effective, hard working, caring, dedicated, smart, and savvy.”

Please explain why this Congressman did not feel obliged to answer a few questions from a constituent in the South Bay?

His actions show that he is in the job to find solutions and, if you’ll allow the expression, “make the world a better place.”

The world will be a better place when this guy is no longer in office.

And he has an impressive list of endorsers, headed by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, California NOW, California Democratic Party, and the LA County Federation of Labor.

The American Federation of Labor? The unions in this country are in decline, and even "Hope and Change" Obama dropped them like a hot potato as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the legislature and across the state withstood the public union plundering of the public coffers.

President Obama is going the way of Jimmy Carter. With Waxman receiving this endorsement, nothing says "Captain going down with the ship" louder or more forcefully.

As a protector of the environment and public health he has worked successfully to strengthen the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, reducing toxic pollutions and improving air quality.

Legislators are not god on earth, nor should the voters ever think of them that way. This man cannot claim that by his obsession with legislation, he can change the times, the seasons, the wind and the rain. MIT released a study which gave a muted evaluation of the Clean Air Act's efficacy to keep our air clean and clear. Waxman is full of hot air, and the Mirror  columnist is full of . . .you fill in the blank.

His focus on public health is broad and includes his leadership on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the Ryan White CARE Act which provides care and treatment to people living with AIDS, and legislation which helped create the generic drug industry and has saved consumers billions on the cost of prescription drugs over the past decade.

All of this is yesterday's papers. What has Waxman done for us lately?

Henry Waxman sees the big picture and he sees the details of people’s lives.

It's too bad that he did not know the details of his own Cap and Trade Bill! It's too bad that the man could not be bothered to learn the basic laws regulating steroids in this country, yet he insisted on investigating steroid abuse in major league baseball.

Santa Monica, don't you think that you deserve better than 38-years of unaware, unaccountable, and practically unelected?

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