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Bev's Burner
Some's Hot, Some's Not 

By B.K. Carter

"Bev Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend Star, winner of numerous state and national awards. She has been a voice of Fort Bend's largest circulated newspaper for 30 years."


 

I’d rather be treated by leeches.......I guess you, like me, thought the health care debate was over after Sunday’s vote. NooSireeeeBob. We are still being subjected to a continuing debate over what is good and what is bad. I’m to the point where I simply don’t know what to believe and I’ve always thought of myself as a moderately well read person. 

As the owner of a small business, I applauded the reform we were promised as my insurance premiums have become so onus that I can no longer buy very much insurance for my employees or pay a very high percentage of their premiums. Now I’m being told that not much is going to change. I’m sick, sick, sick, and I don’t think there is much medicine that can help me. 

I’m mad at all incumbents, Republicans and Democrats alike and their rancor that has, I think, torpedoed any semblance of reform that we may have truly had a chance for. I can’t be a tea bagger (I have better taste), and I can’t vote for Kesha Jones as she wants to colonize Mars, go to war with Britain, compares many present events to days of Hitler, in addition to impeaching Obama. 

So yes, vote out all incumbents with the exception of Pete Olson since Pete is not Kesha.

This is how bad Congress is. Several years ago they impeached Clinton for having sex in the White House and lying about it. (I personally thought that was the gentlemanly thing to do for the sake of his wife and daughter.)

Then they voted, both Republicans and Democrats, egged on by Bush and Cheney, to bomb Bagdad and start a war for which we had no plan for paying. 

I’m to the point that I believe we could randomly pick out 100 senators (two from each state) and 538 representatives from the general population and not do any worse than we are doing now.  Let‘em serve for a few years until the lobbyists are near to corrupting them, then pick out  638 more random citizens. It could be like jury duty. You’d have to have a pretty good excuse to be excused.

Couldn’t be any worse.

All boat and no water..... And the guy who hollered “baby killer” when Representative Bart Stupak was announcing his decision about the bill was a Texas Representative, Randy Neugebauer. I remember him from last year when Fort Bend’s own Juanita Jean outed him for having a yacht moored in Washington, D.C. 

Come to find out Randy wanted to rent it out to himself for campaign functions and pay himself with campaign funds, and he wanted to rent it out to other campaigns and allow them to pay him also. What was so funny about all of that is that Randy is from my neck of the woods, Big Springs, Abilene and Lubbock. What few (except JJ) failed to fuss about is that there is little water in Big Springs (a misnomer), Lubbock and Abilene. I’m not even sure he could get his yacht on one of the “buffalo wallows” that pass for lakes around Lubbock.

Now Randy is a real anti-abortion representative, but during gestation and after the babies are born, he could care less. He’s voted for deep cuts in programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC) which provides support for low-income pregnant women and new mothers. 

Yep, 638 random citizens.

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