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(BusinessWeek)   Good: Republican Congressman posts his reasoning about every vote himself. Better: He lists what he's paid and what he pays his staffers in one place. Hey, now: He doesn't list his outside assets. Dammit: or his biggest donors   (businessweek.com ) divider line
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2013-09-20 05:02:46 PM  
Did Subby put this text through a blender before he submitted it?

Beyond illiterate, it's DEAD-literate.
 
2013-09-20 05:58:21 PM  
"I own a stake in my family business, Michigan Industrial Tools, valued between $500,000 and $1 million"; and "My top donors include Amway and the Club for Growth, which have each given more than $50,000 to my campaigns."

Amway?
 
2013-09-20 06:48:13 PM  
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2013-09-20 06:51:27 PM  
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What I'd really like to see is a breakdown of who these people are, who they are related to, and what ties they have to bullshiat like Amway and the Club for Growth.
 
2013-09-20 06:57:47 PM  
Starts off sounding all good and cool, then it degrades ...

When he explains why he doesn't list his relatively modest outside assets
If you can't pin down your assets to within half a million, then they are 'relatively' modest only when compared to the rest of the crooks in congress, not to the average voter.  But that wording may be the fault of the author.

And his donors? They're on "the campaign side. That's a separate issue."
No.  Just farking hell no.  How you afford to become a congressman is not a separate issue from being a congressman.  That'd be like me saying my boss shouldn't give a shiat about whether or not I lied on my resume.

He now typically posts within days of a vote, though he's currently a few weeks behind
Well then.  If you typically do something within days, but you haven't for say, at least twenty or thirty, then it's not typical.  That's like saying you typically work out every other day, when in reality, you haven't budged off the couch in a month.
 
2013-09-20 07:06:42 PM  
"I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be
 
2013-09-20 07:12:39 PM  
He's putting publicly available information on his facebook page while writing derpy justifications for his votes? Wow.
 
2013-09-20 07:13:00 PM  
"These salaries are public information."
 
2013-09-20 07:13:12 PM  
Sounds laudable even if he is an idiot TeaBagging asshole.  Be more impressive if he disclosed his donors as well, but  hey, I'll take it.
 
2013-09-20 07:13:46 PM  

fusillade762: "I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be


Area man is John Roberts, right?
 
2013-09-20 07:19:24 PM  

Karac: And his donors? They're on "the campaign side. That's a separate issue."
No.  Just farking hell no.  How you afford to become a congressman is not a separate issue from being a congressman.  That'd be like me saying my boss shouldn't give a shiat about whether or not I lied on my resume.


"Those aren't the people paying me now, they're just the people to whom I'm already beholden. So, irrelevant. Right? Right." Farking 'baggers.
 
2013-09-20 07:41:46 PM  
Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.
 
2013-09-20 07:45:27 PM  

danwinkler: Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.

 
Well, truth told, my party is the smarter, better party, so why not? You belong to a crappy, thieving scum party? Good for you.
 
2013-09-20 07:45:45 PM  

danwinkler: Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.


It's like congratulating someone who just gave your daughter HIV because at least he warned her he had herpes.
 
2013-09-20 07:48:05 PM  

jigger: fusillade762: "I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be

Area man is John Roberts, right?


I love how Conservatives loved John Roberts, until he stopped and went "Wait..maybe I shouldn't be so derp-y and should try to be at least partially non-partisan."
 
2013-09-20 07:57:35 PM  

grumpfuff: jigger: fusillade762: "I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be

Area man is John Roberts, right?

I love how Conservatives loved John Roberts, until he stopped and went "Wait..maybe I shouldn't be so derp-y and should try to be at least partially non-partisan."


According to All Republicans, anyone who isn't a hate-filled, pants-shiatting, inbred coward wingnut, is a looney libby lib and should therefore be teabagged to death.
 
2013-09-20 08:35:29 PM  
Well, good on him for explaining his voting record in an honest way (even if I strongly disagree with his politics). But if he wants to be fully accountable to his electorate, he needs to be open about everything including who funds his campaigns and who's lobbying him for votes.
 
2013-09-20 09:11:02 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "I own a stake in my family business, Michigan Industrial Tools, valued between $500,000 and $1 million"; and "My top donors include Amway and the Club for Growth, which have each given more than $50,000 to my campaigns."

Amway?


They're headquartered in his district.  Which probably makes going out to dinner there a real prize.  "Would you like that with steak fries or would you like the baked... hey, did anyone ever tell you you look like a natural salesman..."
 
2013-09-20 10:09:10 PM  

danwinkler: Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.


Posting publicly available information on your facebook page is so transparent. You apparently revel in being stupid.
 
2013-09-20 10:17:23 PM  
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2013-09-20 10:17:31 PM  

Great_Milenko: What I'd really like to see is a breakdown of who these people are, who they are related to, and what ties they have to bullshiat like Amway and the Club for Growth.


They're political operatives. Lower level staffers usually start as interns and get hired when there's an opening. Upper level staffers are usually drawn from the pool of political operatives working on the Hill or elsewhere in DC.

It's not corruption. Well, very rarely. They're real people with real jobs, and real qualifications. They have to actually do work.

has won him praise but also grousing from voters who hadn't known that congressional staffers can make six figures.

Those voters are idiots. The ones making six figures often leave and become senior executives at lobbying or marketing firms making 3 times as much. They're senior people with a whole lot of experience.

"Let me know how to apply," wrote one.

Develop significant experience and expertise, then submit a resume and cover letter when an opening is posted. The process isn't hard, but you ain't qualified, and the jobs are pretty dang competitive.
 
2013-09-20 10:24:16 PM  

bwilson27: danwinkler: Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.
 
Well, truth told, my party is the smarter, better party, so why not? You belong to a crappy, thieving scum party? Good for you.


I don't belong to either party. Theres a grand total of one GOP rep who's worth a shiat. But then again, im a decent human being with integrity.
 
2013-09-20 10:53:44 PM  

fusillade762: "I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be


55% of SCOTUS does anyway. And that's a majority and that's what matters, but let's not pretend that being part of the other 44% is such an absurd stance.
 
2013-09-21 02:28:52 AM  

danwinkler: Are you guys really ragging on this guy, probably the most transparent guy in congress, for not being transparent enough? Always party before country here on Fark.


Thank you.
 
2013-09-21 08:24:46 PM  
It's easier to just assume they all are bought and paid for (because they are).
 
2013-09-21 10:22:38 PM  

fusillade762: "I voted yes on H R 45, which fully repeals Obamacare. The law is unconstitutional

SCOTUS seems to think otherwise. This guy is like the Onion's Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be


Yeah, I link that story more than any other.

Few things give me more of a chuckle than a Federalsit so Randian that his father named him after her, Rand Paul said that just because the Supreme Court declares something Constitutional, doesn't make it so.
 
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