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Justin Amash: GOP lying about plans to avoid looming federal sequester

GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI — Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash chided leaders of his own party during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, saying they were misleading Americans about their role in looming federal spending cuts.

Amash, a sophomore lawmaker from Cascade Township known to speak out against his party and politics generally, said Republicans have wrongly claimed they laid out proposals to avoid the cuts, also known as sequestration.

"They've been throwing this at the Democrats, saying we put two proposals on the table to replace the sequester," Amash told the gathering of 75-plus constituents at Gaines Township Hall. "No, we haven't."


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The politicians will "save the day" in the nick of time by coming up with some sort of deal. They can't possibly allow the sequester to happen... if they did the people would see that it's actually not the disaster they are predicting.

Narrative regarding the Federal debt explosion is misleading

The generally accepted media narrative is entitlements and tax policy are driving the explosion of Federal debt. But like most media narratives, it's false and misleading.

Republican Jeb Hensarling is currently Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. In 2009, while debating the release of more TARP funds on the floor of the House, he said the budget deficit had risen "800%" to 1.2 Trillion, and taxpayers have been put on the hook for "8 Trillion" in order to deal with the financial crisis. Heeerrrres Jeb and a little Barney Frank just for fun.


For the real Federal debt story and solutions:

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

80%+ of Americans would be kindred spirits if they stepped back

and thought about things for a while.

Maybe Justin should start using this tack to get his message across.

80%+ of Americans would be kindred spirits if they stepped back and thought about things for a while.
Over 80% of Americans would agree on the MAIN issues we face.

What we are talking about is just plain common sense.

War makes nations poor, trade makes nations rich.

A system of government owned by Oligarchs will not help the 99.9%.

A clique of elite private bankers controlling the nation's money supply is bad news for everyone except the elite private bankers.

Competition is good - it encourages innovation and better value for consumers (and voters).

Monopolies are bad for everyone except the monopolist.

The Federal government is now a monopoly - very little power now resides in the States.
The vast majority of taxes now go to the Federal government and not to the states governments.

The Federal Reserve private bank now has monopoly power on the money supply, instead of the states competing with each other, with different policies on the money supply and their own currency.

The Oligarchs are now able to control elections and legislation through their power over campaign contributions and the lobbyist system.

But most of the population don't want to stop and think. They are content to continue to play the game set up for them by the Oligarchs.
Most of the population love making cheap partisan shots and insults over trivialities - you don't have to do any thinking at all to do that.
Americans today much prefer NOT to think.

The partisan politics have no real meaning in the face of both parties agreeing that :-

$2tn a year should be stolen from the 99% and given to elites.

Perpetual war should continue to America's great harm, for the purpose of stealing from the 99% to give to the rich and to distract and control the general population and take away their natural, innate and "self evident" civil rights.
If Americans were not presented with an external enemy, they might even stop to think and come to the conclusion that it is the bankers and their own government that are their main threat.

The big banks and large Corporations should be above the Rule of Law.
No senior bankers should be jailed for their numerous crimes of large scale fraud, money laundering, market manipulation and outright theft.

America was born out of the greatest system of governance for wealth and prosperity ever devised.
It was born out of a system of friendly, co-operative competition between relatively small economic and political units, called states.

America within a very short space of time became the greatest and wealthiest power on Earth.

That system has now been torn to shreds and replaced by a MONOPOLY.
A Monopoly that abuses it's powers for it's own enrichment and to the great detriment of everyone else.

That system has led to America's insidious and persistent decline since 2001.
That system has made everyone in America, except the MONOPOLISTS, much poorer.


I BELIEVE in America. I have a DREAM. I have a dream that America's problems will be widely recognised and thence be fixed.

A similar competitive system of relatively small economic and political units, allowed Europe to take over the world from about 1500 - but that system was far less co-operative and far more antagonistic.


"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

These are the spending cuts that should be being made NOW

over $1tn a year of them

These are the actions that need to be taken to fix America's problems


And this is why the Federal Reserve is the root cause of America's problems and how they control the politicians, the media and the mainstream economists.
End the Fed.


"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

I am proud of you Justin

I am from Oregon. I contributed 20 bucks to your campaign because Ron paul asked me to. I am very proud of you. You are doing the right thing and like what Ron Paul did it will show eventually. If they do not run you out of town. At least you will have a reputation of one who never gave up. Please stick to your principals I know you feel like a lone wolf but we really need you. If the republican party black balls you more and works to get rid of you come back as an independent your constituency will support you and put you back in the mix. Maybe others will have the balls to follow your lead. Thank You

also donated to his

also donated to his re-election and he is 1/2 way across the country. Amash is doing a great job.

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Justin is a good guy. He is

Justin is a good guy. He is the 1st member of the House in U.S. History to post every vote and his reasoning for it on FB. Very transparent guy. I donated to his re-election campaign and he's a state away from me. The drawing was for a dinner with him and RP though, how cool would that have been?

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"


From Jan 2011 to Feb 2013, Amash missed 0 of 1,651 roll call votes, which is 0.0%.


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

so far

So good. lets see how he does in the next couple years before we jump on the band wagon.

dave anderson

We'll have to see how he

We'll have to see how he votes and does for the next few years, but we may well have found our Ron Paul replacement with Justin Amash. This site might have to be renamed The Daily Amash.

I love the idea: "The Daily Amash"

If I had the resources and know-how, I'd make that website right now. I think the DailyPaul should always remain the DailyPaul, but that's up to Michael, who deserves all of our thanks for all the work he has done. I'm studying Computer Science, and would love to be a part of a "Daily Amash" type website once I graduate, if anything ever comes to fruition.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-Samuel Adams

I agree!

He seems to be the only true next Ron Paul....if thats possible

"The Daily Amash"

I llllike it!

Justin Amash IS on the horizon!

Edit: And if he DOES run, and Michael doesn't do the site, no problemo, I think that can be worked out pretty easily :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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Thanks for posting this, I was just reading about this in local news.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

MSM is after him

"Critics, though, say Amash is a fringe ideologue whose reputation has rendered him unable to effectively work with either political party."

That will not help Rand to help Amash.. who may decide to run for Libertarian president.... I have a feeling he was alreasdy nominated for LP.

davyC - It is a CAPITAL A, not a little one.

I didn't reply to your post so that you can fix it, lol :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

just what i need

a proofreader following me around :-)

Well, you know..

it IS Justin, after all, lol.

davyC, at times when I begin to lose hope, something like this always picks me up :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

good on amash

the more i hear about him, the more i like him.