Friday, April 26, 2013

Voters Should Expect More of Congressman Henry Waxman

According to last week’s edition of The Argonaut, Congressman Henry Waxman was “expected to appear at community meeting on Santa Monica Airport”. His inattention to pressing environmental concerns should not surprise anyone. Congressman Waxman was also invited to comment on the LPG Storage Tanks in San Pedro, a long-neglected section of the Congressman’s new Congressional district, which stretches from Agoura Hills and Malibu all the way throughout the Santa Monica Bay. He didn’t come.
Businesses are suing the EPA for overbearing regulations which are frustrating their investments and profit margins. To this day, Waxman has done nothing to amend the Clean Water Act, which the Supreme Court has curtailed or struck down in part because of unclear and unconscionable overreach.
Waxman’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, is becoming unaffordable and unsustainable, even if the Supreme Court ruled that the 2, 500 page law was “constitutional”. The state of California is facing an unprecedented doctor shortage, followed by premium hikes, which even the Los Angeles Times reported. The United States Senate has already voted to repeal the medical device tax, and one of the law’s co-authors has termed the law “a train wreck” because most small businesses have no idea what to expect when the law’s full implementation comes to effect on January 2014.
What was Congressman Henry Waxman expecting when he forced Obamacare through Congress?: Lower premiums, greater access, and no higher taxes. The exact opposite has occurred, nothing at all what the voters or our leaders were expecting.

I think that the voters should expect more from their Congressman than "no-shows" and broken promises.

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