Saturday, January 7, 2017

Continued corruption silence

In Alabama Today, Rep. Bradley Byrne has laid out Five things to watch for progress by Congress in 2017, consisting of health care relief, a stronger military, regulatory reform, immigration enforcement, and a simpler tax code.

Thus far, on his Congressman Gary Palmer Facebook page, Rep. Palmer has mentioned repealing and replacing Obamacare and his co- sponsorship and vote for  Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017, H.R. 26.

Since November 10th, I have been making an effort to elicit comment from the Alabama legislative delegation in Washington (Senators Sessions and Shelby; Representatives Byrne, Roby, Rogers, Aderholt, Brooks, Palmer and Sewell), concerning President-Elect Trump's Contract with the American Voter and its plan for restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion.

I have received no response from any of Senators Sessions and Shelby and Representatives Byrne, Roby, Rogers, Aderholt, Brooks, Palmer and Sewell, except that Rep. Byrne replied that he supported term limits. 

For further information about this effort and response or lack of response, see DC corruption silence.

There are a couple of possible interpretations here. One is that the Alabama delegation does not believe anything is wrong with Congress that needs fixing. Or that something is wrong with Congress, but they don't have ideas for how to fix it or don't believe it can be fixed. Or that something is wrong but it is not so bad to be worth worrying about. Or that something is wrong with Congress, but they like it that way.

Is the silence of Alabama's legislative delegation going to continue? Is the silence representative of what will be forthcoming from the rest of the members of Congress? 

Is President-Elect Trump's Contract with the American Voter, and its plan for restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion, basically a joke or a fraud perpetrated on the American people?

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