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I live in the Sixth Congressional District represented by Diane Black--a strong advocate for the Tea Party agenda. To say I am stuck is an understatement but then, when considering that of the approximately 690,000 residents of this district that she is supposed to represent, she seems focused on only representing the 184,000 who voted for her in 2012. Sorry, CongressWOMAN Black, you were elected to represent all the people in your district.
I read this morning that CongressWOMAN Black has decided to donate her pay to the Wounded Warrior Prioject. How noble!!! How sacrificial for one whose worth is shown in the tens of millions of dollars. Except, when one considers that the Wounded Warrior Project promises to take care of veterans, and a donation of just $19 a month will meet all veterans's needs, why is the Department of Veterans Affairs budget $132 BILLION? Seems the government could contract out/ PRIVATIZE its responsibilities for a whole lot less. And yet, the Wounded Warrior Project shows over a hundred full time employees...which begs the question, how much of that $19 a month goes to their salaries? Secondly, one of its strongest public endorsements comes from Trace Adkins, a Republican; Do I hear an endorsement of Diane Black in the next campaign in return for her generosity towards WWP?
Many Mainstream Republicans, including Karl Rove and Bruce Bartlett have called these Tea Partiers to task for what they are doing. Words from even moderate Republicans are extreme--"anarchist," "secessionist," obstructionist," "extremist," "neo-confederate," but to this mix there is one title has been avoided up to now. Consider the following:
1. An act appear to be intended—