While we are asking questions

There will be a great deal written about Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony under oath. I emphasize the last two words of the preceding sentence. The President and his advocates’ rebuttals will not be under oath, at least at this time, so we should remember this fact.

Yet, it got me to thinking about asking various people a question under oath to see how they would fare. In no particular order:

Senator Marco Rubio, you have bragged on playing a heavy role in the federal government stiffing insurance companies for taking on adverse risk under the ACA. Can you explain to Americans why they must suffer with higher insurance premiums for you to score political points?

Senator Mitch McConnell, The New York Times reported that just before the 2012 election, you had a report by the Congressional Research Service buried that concluded trickle down economics does not work. In light of the recent failures of that approach in Kansas, where tax rates have just been increased to pay for services, does that seem dishonest to hide such information from Americans, especially since the President’s tax plan had some of Kansas’ ideas?

Former President Barack Obama, do you feel remorse about not pushing the Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction plan back when it might have gotten some footing and we could have done more with our debt?

Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while you may have reason to raise issues about the election, would you say that you ran a poor campaign, not focusing on states that you took for granted such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania while you tried to win states like Arizona? Do you feel you let your opponent speak to the disenfranchised voter more than you did?

Senator Ted Cruz, you single handedly shut down the government in October 2013, almost causing us to default on our debts until ten female senators broke the impasse. Do you feel that showed you as part of the problem with Washington? Why should we trust your judgment?

President Donald Trump, since you have been shown to lie about 70% of the time as a candidate and incumbent and your five biographers all note you have a problem with the truth, why should we believe what you say just about anything?

There are more folks I would like to ask questions of. Let me know some of yours.

 

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6 thoughts on “While we are asking questions

    • Janis, since many won’t bother to show up to town halls, it is hard just to ask them. Answering tough questions is not on their job description anymore. Keith

  1. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and most of all the chump: did you mean it when you took that oath of office? How exactly are you upholding and defending the Constitution? Because it seems to me that none of you give a damn about it!!! We could add others to this list but since those are the “leaders” of their party……

    • Toby, as the investigation continues (we are still in the first quarter) and more shoes drop, this blind faith in this man at the expense of the constitution will haunt them.

      It is interesting the take seats from Comey’s testimony. I would ask the President – why did your clear the room to meet only with Comey, excusing his boss as well? And, why are you so “uncurious” about Russian meddling when your intelligence people say there is no doubt the Russians interfered? I sure hope the man testifies under oath. Keith

  2. Dear Keith,

    Thanks for this post. You get why some voters (excluding the alt-right and the haters) voted for the likes of DDT. THEY ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING PLAYED BY THE POLITICIAN CLASS.

    You presented examples of politicians from both sides of the aisle who failed to do what is right and in the best interests of all Americans.

    Hugs, Gronda.

    • Thanks Gronda. I am not of fan of the sleight of hand that passes for leadership. The CFPB has been a huge success for people who are defrauded or victims of aggressive financial marketing, yet the House voted to limit it this week. That harms people, but it is not sold that way, instead being sold as eliminating restrictive regulations. Keith

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