Friday, September 6, 2013

What Would You Like to Tell Them, Henry?

"Together, those two pension funds lost millions of dollars of their retirement money [for the 2009 auto bailouts], and my question to you as a supporter of the bailouts is What would you like to tell them?" (Congressman Mick Mulvaney)
Congressman Henry Waxman claims to lead the fight for workers, for the poor, of the environment; however, in a 2012 budget committee hearing, he was caught off-guard, first failing to acknowledging (or rather refusing to acknowledge) that General Motors went bankrupt in 2009.
Then he dodged questions about the bailouts which saved the industry in Detroit cost public employees, teachers and police officers in Indiana, hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mr. Waxman could only muster: "People get hurt."
The retired teachers and police officers were robbed by the Obama Administration in order to pay off the unions who had supported him in 2009, but less so in 2012, and probably not at all in 2014, and 2016.

What would you like to tell those retired teachers and police officers, Henry? What about the unions whom you claim to support?
Other constituents have been hurt by Congressman Henry Waxman's ignorance, lack of oversight, and attention to less pressing matters.

The thousands of homeless veterans in Los Angeles County have languished for decades without proper food, shelter, and medical treatment, all of which should be theirs through the Brentwood Veterans Administration, a property which deeded to the veterans primarily and exclusively.

The ACLU just launched and won an injunction against the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the current secretary Eric Shinseki for the poor use of the facility.

Congressman Henry Waxman has done nothing to support these legal measures, and has instead grandstanded in local veterans receptions, or has blamed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for attempting to sell the land. For forty years, Waxman has represented the Westside, and the veterans have received nothing from their representatives. Majority Leader Cantor was wearing diapers when Waxman entered office, so for him to blame a younger legislator for his lack of oversight is just reprehensible immaturity.

What would you like to tell the homeless veterans, Henry?
Steroid abuse in baseball was all the rage in the Sports pages these past few months, yet Waxman said nothing. However, six years ago, as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, he was investigating steroid abuse in baseball. A concerned citizen, who featured in the documentary "Bigger, Faster, Stronger" asked for his advice and information on the matter. Waxman inadvertently exposed that he did not the basic laws regulating steroid abuse, or even cigarette and alcohol us, and he also had no knowledge of $15 million earmarked for steroid abuse education.

What would you like to tell the youth in athletics and the major sports franchises, Henry? How do you explain your lack of investment and interest in this subject after so many years?

Postal workers face losing their Saturday hours, and residents throughout the 33rd Congressional District face losing the service because of the bankrupted United States Postal Service. Of course, Henry Waxman contributed to this problem because he cosponsored legislation in 2006 which forced the USPS to supply seventy-five years worth of healthcare benefits in ten years.

What would you like to tell our overworked postal workers, Henry?

While Congressman Henry Waxman continues to demand government intervention regarding climate change, he resisted legislation which would prevent the abuse and waste of federal subsidies for green teach companies, nineteen of which went bankrupt in the last two years.

What would you like to tell the taxpayers, Henry?

Waxman hosted a gun violence forum in Santa Monica in July, claiming that friendship circles in Manhattan Beach, or that more gun control legislation in Washington, would limit the gun violence in the Santa Monica Bay. The same Congressman believed that anyone who suspects the federal government of taking away his or her rights should have their guns confiscated alone bears witness to Waxman's hostility to the United States Constitution and the individual rights of his constituents.

Doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners are fleeing the healthcare industry because of Obamacare, which has increased the red tape, the costs, and the difficulty of accessing quality healthcare. Eight health insurers have left the state of California, and the massive confusion surrounding Obamacare has only worsened.

What would you like to tell the doctors, nurses, patients, and health practitioners, Henry?

From homeless veterans to health care professionals, from postal workers to professional athletes, Congressman Henry Waxman has been leading the fight for no one.

And all we can ask is:

"What would you like to tell them?"

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