Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pompeo presents

Pompeo presents “two visions” to Aero Club | Wichita Business Journal

Wichita Business Journal - by Daniel McCoy Reporter
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011, 3:00pm CDT - Last Modified: Monday, May 9, 2011, 3:02pm CDT

Email: dhmccoy@bizjournals.com
Kansas’ Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo told the Wichita Aero Club on Monday that he sees two distinct visions for America’s future.
One vision holds that any problem, no matter the size, can be solved if government gets more involved and passes more laws to regulate it.
The other vision holds that government should get out of the way whenever it can.
Pompeo, who falls among those who hold the second outlook, told the crowd of local aviation leaders that they likely wouldn’t change the mind of those in favor of growing government.
To limit the regulations and taxes many in the industry say hamper their business, change will have to come from the polling places during coming elections, Pompeo said.
“We have to win,” he said.
Pompeo, who was the guest speaker Monday at the Aero Club’s May luncheon, also talked about — and was asked about by the audience — the national deficit.
It’s a bill that eventually comes due, he said, calling a deficit nothing more than a debt deferral. However, if the country shows a clear plan for repayment, he believes the debt market will react favorably and the dollar will strengthen.
But the deficit also means the government has to tighten its purse strings.
“We will simply have to do less,” Pompeo said. “And this is not a partisan issue. This is an American issue of epic proportions.”
Pompeo also spoke about the recent complaint against The Boeing Co. by the National Labor Relations Board, expressing his belief that Boeing did nothing wrong in choosing a nonunion site in South Carolina for a second 787 Dreamliner assembly center.
As for the mood toward general aviation on Capitol Hill, Pompeo — who has been in office a little more than four months now — said there is strong support for the industry in the House of Representatives.
What he has yet to see or hear, he says, is President Obama come out clearly in favor of the industry.
He called recent visits by federal officials like Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood a great step. He just hopes the man at the top hears the message about the economic benefits of general aviation.
Better still, Pompeo said, is if he sees it for himself.
“I hope the president will come to understand what a wonderful resource Kansas aviation is,” Pompeo said. “I’d love to have the president come out and have him meet the folks here. I want him to come see these people who are doing such great work.”

Except if they win the population looses. What they are talking about taking away from the government is what protects us as citizens of this state and this country. They want the major corporations to rule over the people as if we were slaves, just to keep the money from them, (ie the Koch brothers et al...) in their pockets, they really don't care about the small business men and women, they really don't care about the poor, they really don't care about anyone but themselves. And unfortunately for the Republican Populace, the ones they elected don't care about them either; save to use their votes to keep large corporate money flowing into their pockets.

In the four months that Pompeo has been in office, he has voted for things like this, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr112-5&tab=summary and yet hasn't followed it; for example, I haven't seen any citation of where in the constitution it says we should give big corporations tax cuts. It was in the beginning of this country that a corporation would only last as long as a job needed to be done. Yet now corporations are being allowed to spend billions to get the folks they can keep in their pockets into office.

Also in the four months that he has been in office, he voted for this http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr112-26&tab=summary and this takes away the health care bill that Obama pushed so hard to get. While I'm not totally fond of the health care bill, its much better than what we had and I look forward to a day that I can afford to get good health care.

Why did he vote for this?  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-836&tab=summary , where does it benefit his constituents? What does he have against N.P.R.? http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr112-174&tab=summary  And he's all for keeping us at war, what does he stand to gain from that? http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hc112-28&tab=summary . How about reducing regulatory burdens? Does this bill do what I think it does and allows more dumping of chemicals, pesticides etc... into our already polluted water? The same water we are supposed to drink? http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-872

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-1214 What does this bill mean for the children of this country? The summary tells the story better. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1214&tab=summary

These are just examples of how he votes, his whole record to date is here:

Quite honestly, I dread the reality that he and other Republican leaders are trying to make in and of this country. I don't know that our nation will ever be great again with leaders like Boehner, Scott, Brownback and Pompeo.