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The Fiscal Cliff and the Rising Cost of Milk


079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993

079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993 (Photo credit: David Holt London)


ABC News has been going on and on about  the so-called “fiscal cliff” we’re about to go over,  but many of us already know that we’ve done gone over that cliff and we’re about to hit rock bottom.
“It may be too late for a deal” says ABC News.  “Doubling the price of milk may push us over the ‘dairy cliff'” they claim.
An average gallon of milk cost about $3.50 to $3.99 and  if lawmakers can’t come up with a solution by January 1, 2013 we may have to pay twice that because the government will no longer give dairy farmers subsidies which will in turn force farmers to raise the price of milk!
Maybe the government should stop paying farmers to not to farm their land
If these so-called “leaders” cannot come up with a solution or at least a reasonable compromise by the “deadline” then they should all lose their pay for being incompetent!
In fact, we should start fixing our economy by cutting lawmakers pay first!  They are all overpaid and none of them deserve the money they’re receiving.   Lawmakers have been playing these political games that affect each and every one of our lives for far too long and we pay them way too much money to do it!  If we took away the lawmakers’ pay/benefits then maybe American’s wouldn’t have to pay so much more in taxes and perhaps we can put an end to these abusive threats year after year.
Competent lawmakers would demand that the spending for these unconstitutional wars end before cutting into social programs that help people in the United States.   We cannot afford the empire building that the United States has been involved in for more than ten years  and most of us are sick of paying for these unconstitutional wars.
I am sick and tired of hearing lawmakers call  Social Security an entitlement program when it is our money! It is a tax that we have literally been forced to pay year after year without any kind of representation!  This money is taken from us and then spent by our governmentDid you know that Social Security money is used to pay for services like foster care?  
Who are these lawmakers hurting the most by playing their partisan games?  The poor and middle class– the people  who are already hurting! They are hurting seniors who worked their entire lives paying into a program that is supposed to help them when they got too old to work!
It’s time for our lawmakers to get real when it comes to taking our money.  Instead of cutting social programs that help  people here in the states it is time lawmakers cutting the spending for the unconstitutional wars our country is involved in and their own pay because they have proven that they are incompetent!

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Greg Hughes for Congress District 1 Iowa


I feel that all of our elected officials should be good stewards of our money and practice fiscal responsibility. As your representative to congress that’s what I would do. Our children and grandchildren cannot afford perpetual debt that these politically savvy lawyers have gotten us into and we can’t afford to put a new one in office.

We must stop the systematic destruction of the family unit. Around a billion dollars of our tax money is spent to operate our court system every year. That isn’t enough for the Supreme Court who will be asking for an  increase of $175 million of our tax money to continue running their ineffective court system.

I am the Chair of Iowa Child Support Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court and I have been made aware of judges who hand out bad rulings! Did you know that some of our veterans are being jailed for being behind on their child support? One Iraq veteran was given 60 days in Fort Madison for being behind on his child support after he was laid off. As your congressman, I vow I will stand up to bad judges.  I feel that the punishment far outweighed the crime in this case. Locking people up for financial debts does not make fiscal sense!

It’s time to retire bad judges and throw all the lawyers out of elected offices! Vote for me, Greg Hughes, for Congress on November 6, 2012.

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