Speak Out: Emerson's Empty promises...

Posted by mobushwhacker on Tue, Oct 12, 2010, at 10:23 PM:

From: http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=338675

"We need to reform the tax code so that we have a fair, comprehensive system that does encourage growth," said JoAnn Emerson, the Republican incumbent. "We need to test every federal regulation to determine its economic impact on the cost of doing business."

Mrs. Emerson has had nearly a decade and a half to act on her election year soundbites.

Why should ANYONE believe her this year?

Replies (12)

  • So true , and she is one of the worst when it comes to saying one thing then doing another.

    And still using Bill's last name after all these years of being married again............

    -- Posted by rockman54 on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 1:15 AM
  • Sadly this is the norm.

    -- Posted by futile_rant on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 5:43 AM
  • Example: term limits for Congress.

    -- Posted by DCisnot4me on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 6:49 AM
  • Sadly this is the normal posts by the Dem's. You ruined your reputation as "knowing how to pick them" two years ago. What a complete screw up that was was.

    -- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 6:50 AM
  • This criticism is fair in that Rep. Emerson is not yet a co-sponsor of H.R.-25. Perhaps someone should find a way to ask her why not? By the same token, candidate Sowers should be asked if he would become a co-sponsor, or even vote for it. I suspect he wouldn't, which should give the Democrats who criticize Emerson her some pause.

    -- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 7:57 AM
  • Name a politician who hasn't made empty promises.

    -- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 8:17 AM
  • -- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 7:57 AM

    There are other ways for tax reform besides the extremes of HR-25.

    -- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:31 AM
  • Such as, lumbrgfktr?

    -- Posted by voyager on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:38 AM
  • There are, indeed, several ways to skin that cat, but H.R. 25 is by far the most likely to make it out of committee. If you want Emerson to embark upon a quixotic quest to blaze her own trail with her own bill, fine. But lone rangers don't fare well in Congress. Congressman Emerson may indeed be a co-sponsor of alternative legislation, but I am not aware of such.

    -- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:55 AM
  • Can't speak for lumber, but the fairest way would be for the government to confiscate our paychecks, take what they deem is fair, and give back to us what is left.

    On second thought, they already do that.

    Maybe they could just confiscate our paychecks and keep them altogether and just send everyone a government check every month to live off of. Everyone gets the same amount of course. (With the exception of the politicians and beauracrats who will recieve a monthly bonus for babysitting the American citizen.)

    -- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 10:05 AM
  • As a member of Congress, all she can do is submit bill, sponsor bills, co-sponsor bills, and vote on them. She cannot guarantee passage.

    That being said, if she has done any of those things, her promises are not 'empty' per se.

    H.J. Resolution 9 (introduced 2/7/2001), Sponsor: Emerson (Mo -8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.

    H.R. 78 (introduced 1/3/2001) Sponsor: Emerson (Mo-8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.

    There are others, you can find them by Googling.

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 10:45 AM
  • As a member of Congress, all she can do is submit bill, sponsor bills, co-sponsor bills, and vote on them. She cannot guarantee passage.

    That being said, if she has done any of those things, her promises are not 'empty' per se.

    H.J. Resolution 9 (introduced 2/7/2001), Sponsor: Emerson (Mo -8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.

    H.R. 78 (introduced 1/3/2001) Sponsor: Emerson (Mo-8) - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.

    There are others, you can find them by Googling.

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 10:46 AM

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