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The Plan
September 10, 2012, 10:06 am
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I keep reading how the Democrats say that Mitt Romney doesn’t have a plan except to give tax cuts to the rich and destroy the middle class. I have to admit that really torques my jaws. Mitt Romney does have a plan and lets take a look at some of it now.

1. Spending: First – repeal Obamacare immediate savings 95 Billion dollars a year.
Second – Privatize Amtrak — Savings: $1.6 Billion. Despite requirement that Amtrak operate on a for-profit basis, it continues to receive about $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds each year. Forty-one of Amtrak’s 44 routes lost money in 2008 with losses ranging from $5 to $462 per passenger. This is a complete political boondoggle and needs to be privatized. Third – Reduce Foreign Aid. Why do we give money to countries that want to destroy us? Fourth – Eliminate Title X Family Planning Funding — Savings: $300 Million. Title X subsidizes family planning programs that benefit abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. I keep hearing that Government should get out of our bedrooms, this will help make it happen.
Fifth – Align Federal Employee Compensation With The Private Sector — Savings: $47 Billion. Federal compensation exceeds private sector levels by as much as 30 to 40 percent when benefits are taken into account. This must be corrected.
This is only a partial list of the changes Mitt would make to spending. Click on the Spending title and you will be able to read the whole platform on spending.

2. Energy:
First
Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals
Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities
Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct pre-approved activities in pre-approved areas
Ensure that environmental laws properly account for cost in regulatory process
Amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from its purview
Expand NRC capabilities for approval of additional nuclear reactor designs
Streamline NRC processes to ensure that licensing decisions for reactors on or adjacent to approved sites, using approved designs, are complete within two years

Second
Conduct comprehensive survey of America’s energy reserves
Open America’s energy reserves for development
Expand opportunities for U.S. resource developers to forge partnerships with neighboring countries
Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States
Prevent overregulation of shale gas development and extraction

This is just a small part of the overall plan of Mitt Romney as our President. I hope you will read the rest of his plan and share it with others as well. It is a good and sensible plan which will help to get us back on the right track to fiscal and energy independence. Let me know what you think about all this, because this is an election that will have a huge impact on the direction of our nation for years to come, from monetary policy, to supreme court justices. Thanks for reading and joining the discussion.

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Congressman Canseco’s Weekly Column: Finding Another Way to Reform Health Care
September 3, 2012, 10:20 am
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Congressman Canseco's Weekly Column: Finding Another Way to Reform Health Care.

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Santorum suspends Campaign
April 10, 2012, 3:14 pm
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Rick Santorum today announced that he was suspending his campaign for President. It was a difficult weekend for Santorum and his family as his daughter Isabella was hospitalized. He said that for them Good Friday was a passion day for them. They spent much of the weekend talking a praying about where they were and where they were going from there, and decided it was time to suspend the campaign. He also said that they would continue to fight for the right and moral things that our nation has moved away from over the last 50 years or so.

I am glad that he has suspended the campaign, not because I did not like him, he had some good things to say and I do hope he is serious about keeping up being a voice for morality and the truth of our Constitution. It is now time for the Republican Party to come together and begin the work that needs to be done so we can defeat Barack Obama and the Democratic stranglehold on our Senate. There has been no budget for 3 years and the Senate is refusing to do anything about a budget this year. It is time to get serious about our nation and its huge deficits.

Let us start again as a party to make sure we move into the future and the Presidency as well as the House and Senate.

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The Constitution says No Religious Test
April 10, 2012, 3:47 am
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I am not happy with the idea that we are now going to have a religious test for the GOP nominee. I remember when Jack Kennedy ran for President and all the flack that brought to us. He was a Roman Catholic so he was going to place us under the control of the Pope. Drivel, and this latest stuff about Romney is also Drivel. If we are really Christian people, then we are to live by grace, we are to act in Love and yet here we are judging a man not by his heart, but his religion.
Now I will say that I am a United Methodist, and our Church has declared that Mormon’s are not Christians, if a Mormon wanted to join our church they would have to be baptized. However, our founders the men who wrote the Constitution were smarter than we are. They realized that our nation was founded on the premise that we were free to practice our religion, as long as it did not hurt others, or cause a riotous situation in our towns and cities. Mormon’s are a peaceful group of folks, unlike some religious groups, they will come to your door and ask if you would like to speak with them about religion, if you say no that is the end of the conversation.
So my fellow Republicans, when are you going to wake up and smell the coffee, whether you are evangelical, Roman Catholic, Episcopal or atheist, you are free to believe as you will, why is it that Mitt Romney is not?
This is probably going to be our candidate for President, I for one will back him to the hilt, and his faith will not be a problem for me. I will also say that I was a Perry supporter and when Perry left the race, I became a Newt supporter. I am now ready to give Mitt my full support, how about you, if you are a Republican and want to defeat the Democrats in November, you better make up your mind very quickly.



Republican Presidential Candidates
February 27, 2012, 6:37 pm
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There is much rhetoric out there about each of the candidates including that this or that one is weak and can never be President. I also have heard how none of them has a real plan about moving us forward fiscally. I did hear the president say that the plan that they have for energy is to drill now, drill now and drill now, and how that will not work.

I have spent some time looking at the sites that each of these candidates have up and I see that each of them has plans in place, some well fleshed out and some not so well. I had a tough time finding any coherent plan on Rick Santorum’s site but both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have pretty well laid out plans for what they want to accomplish. Mitt Romney has a tax plan that is well laid out and you can see it here: http://mittromney.com/issues/tax#content-content I am not sure that I agree with him on it but at least it is clear and concise. Newt Gingrich also has a pretty well thought out plan, and I have to admit I lean toward his plan as it seems to me to level the playing field a bit more, you can see it here: http://www.newt.org/solutions/jobs-economy/ I think it is time that we the people begin to seriously look at what our candidates are talking about and what the media refuses to say. By the way, you can find Rick Santorum at: http://www.ricksantorum.com/index.php and for those who want to know what Ron Paul stands for, hint: he is a Libertarian: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ Mr. Paul says he wants the income tax rate to be zero, that will make it very hard to have any government, much less a Constitutional Republic.

Tomorrow there will be primaries in Arizona and Michigan, Arizona Governor Ms. Brewer has endorsed Romney, and of course Michigan is Romney country since he grew up there and his Dad was governor. I have to admit that I am really tired of all the rhetoric, especially Romney trashing both Newt and Rick Santorum. Romney himself stood for many of the things that he now trashes them for, and of course they also have in the past done the same with things that they trash him for. I do hope that these candidates will stop trying to destroy each other, and begin to focus on the target for November which is of course Barack Obama. We the people need to know just what it is that these guys all stand for in relation to what will change in 2013 if they are elected. Take a look at their websites and make an informed decision.

John