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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2020, 04:07:40 PM »
We could talk about past legislators who were not re-elected, but that's not what this thread is about. Just to bookend your subject, in 2016 and 2017 Mimi Walters had two bills get to the President: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mimi_walters/412618 That one Representative approved bill count out paces our TWO current Representatives records to date.

As for the SALT deduction change, I welcomed it. Was it a big deal for me? Somewhat, but my taxes fell in other areas so it averaged out to zero impact overall. Just like any change in policy - YMMV.

Voting records are often hard to contextualize without sites like Propublica, Ballotpedia, and others like them. They make for an interesting read and help put into perspective what our legislative representatives are doing back East that impacts us here out West.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2020, 04:32:57 PM »
We could talk about past legislators who were not re-elected, but that's not what this thread is about. Just to bookend your subject, in 2016 and 2017 Mimi Walters had two bills get to the President: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mimi_walters/412618 That one Representative approved bill count out paces our TWO current Representatives records to date.

As for the SALT deduction change, I welcomed it. Was it a big deal for me? Somewhat, but my taxes fell in other areas so it averaged out to zero impact overall. Just like any change in policy - YMMV.

Voting records are often hard to contextualize without sites like Propublica, Ballotpedia, and others like them. They make for an interesting read and help put into perspective what our legislative representatives are doing back East that impacts us here out West.

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  • I see you ignored this question: Proof that I post about Trump on each and every thread on the site? (Hint: I do not, and I hope you retract your false statement, unless you are politician, in which case no apologies / retractions are needed. I mean, unless you are Trump. In that case, lying is 100% eh-okay)
  • Mimi was in Congress for longer than Katie Porter so it's not an apples to apples comparison. It's also probably easier for Mimi to get bills passed when her party controls the House and the Senate, a privilege Katie has never enjoyed.
  • I'm glad to know you are for higher federal taxes in general here in CA as long as your own taxes go down.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2020, 05:49:52 PM »
@PaperboyNC

I've adjusted the original post for clarity. There are some here (but not you) who purposefully bring up the Tang Menace in every and all unrelated threads and it really gets tiresome. My regrets for inferring this was the case with your posts on the site. That was not correct on my part.

You are correct that Porter and Rouda have not had the same 4 years Walters had, but two years so far at this point. Representative Dan Crenshaw, new to the House from the same 2018 election also has been in the House for 2 years and has accomplished more than both of our Representatives combined - Yes, Senate and Executive are Republican controlled, but the House isn't. His stuff still moves forward. Porter and Rouda? Not so much. Would most winning teams want a 0.000 hitter or a .229 hitter? The answer is self evident.

No, I did not say I wanted higher taxes. I said your mileage may vary (YMMV). A few did pay higher taxes because of the change in SALT. The majority did not because of offsetting tax reductions elsewhere. That's not a bad thing overall. In my case it was a zero sum penalty/gain. I'm OK with that, as I'm sure many readers might be as well. Most might not know this but the one proposal from Harris I do support is a financial services tax (specifically on stock transactions). That's not popular on this site either.

So back to the thread - we have two OC legislators who over the past 24 months really haven't pushed through anything of significance. They tend to vote with Pelosi (Rouda is 100%) and are likely (my opinion) not representing their districts wishes. Given the facts on the ground - easily verified through the links provided - the data about them is revealing.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2020, 06:19:37 PM »
Thanks for the retraction.

What's makes you think they are not representing the district wishes? You were in the minority that voted for Mimi. Mimi lost because the district changes and the district wishes for a representative that does not support the pathogical liar that you voted in the white house.

Batting average also definitely does not apply here. I'm sure that he also has the best success of any Pub. Obvious cherry picking.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2020, 06:21:08 PM »
Katie Porter stood up to big pharma about high increase in drug prices.
Katie Porter talked to the cdc director that covid testing should be free. That test is expensive with no government assistance.
Katie Porter stood up to Jaime Dimon in a public hearing.

What did Mimi do? Increase our taxes by voting for the salt cap reduction. Shame on Mimi. If I remember correct Mimi did not show up to the big town hall in Irvine. I think she had a selective phone call town hall or something.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2020, 07:28:51 PM »
Some people on here weren’t tire of the Tang menace when he WAS WINNING. They are now tire when he loosing and the big blue wave coming to crash on their parties.

The pendulum always swing and never stand still. It is now swinging to the left. Sooner or later it will swing back to right. Socialism is alive and growing louder. I don’t like it. But I have to deal with it just as I did when the balls were in the right swing.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2020, 07:29:37 PM »
You assume I think some don’t lie. I’ve stated it many times...I think they all lie, so how much is too much? Doesn’t matter. Pretty well anything coming out of any politicians mouth is a lie. My guys just lie the way I like. ;D ;D :D >:D

JiMHO, traditionally, policies lies where extensions of relying on some of the data while ignoring other data. Or in Obama's infamous 'you can keep your insurance' , 'lie' as people want to claim, he spoke the truth, provided your insurance meets the requirement of the law and your insurance company doesn't quit. Both were painfully obvious and too much detail for sound byte attention spans.

Trump, ImHO, isn't any of those, he is just making shit up and drinking conspiracy koolaid.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2020, 09:55:06 PM »
I disagree, I knew it the second he started to say it. I worked for a fortune 100 company, my insurance was awesome, pretty fair priced, $500 deductible, ppo with UHC. Had my gp for almost 20 years. After Obama lied...UHC dropped and we got blue cross (lost my insurance...that we liked) ..cost rose dramatically (didn’t save $2500...another lie) deductible rose to $3000...my gp went to concierge medicine ($2000 a year to stay with him) so we also lost our doctor (that we liked). I was not alone, the whole pitch was a lie....but I expected that.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2020, 05:26:51 AM »
Katie Porter has talked about Pharma gouging, COVID testing, and unfair banking practices. Her claim to fame was being an advocate for affordable housing. She talks quite a bit about these issues.

Are your drug costs any lower? (Besides the reforms POTUS and his Cabinet put in place) Was your CDC COVID test free? How's that banking reform going? Any cheaper homes nearby available for sale?

Makes for good TV, but as for policy? Not so much.

How about Rouda? Why re-elect him other than Orange Man Bad?
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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »
Soy is endorsing Michelle Steel the leader of the Oc Supervisor. We all laughed regarding the fake mask policy. The previous OC Health Director Was threatened because she had policies to protect OC residents. What did Michelle do or say to protect the previous Health Director.

Sorry soy you are wrong again.

Katie Porter has talked about Pharma gouging, COVID testing, and unfair banking practices. Her claim to fame was being an advocate for affordable housing. She talks quite a bit about these issues.

Are your drug costs any lower? (Besides the reforms POTUS and his Cabinet put in place) Was your CDC COVID test free? How's that banking reform going? Any cheaper homes nearby available for sale?

Makes for good TV, but as for policy? Not so much.

How about Rouda? Why re-elect him other than Orange Man Bad?

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2020, 08:23:49 AM »
OC Supervisors Stay Silent on Evidence Misconduct Revelations While Authorizing More Sheriff Spending

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/01/oc-supervisors-stay-silent-on-evidence-misconduct-revelations-while-authorizing-more-sheriff-spending/

There is a big problem with credibility and Michelle Steeeel the GOP congress candidate from Costa Mesa has not addressed the problem. She is the lead chair or the Oc supervisors.

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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2020, 08:27:59 AM »
State Launches Money Laundering Investigation into Andrew Do and OC Republican Party

State authorities have launched a money laundering investigation into Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, focusing on whether he secretly %u2013 and potentially illegally %u2013 steered over $22,000 last month to his own campaign through the Orange County Republican Party.

The complaint centers on Do%u2019s transfer last month of $24,000 from an account he controls that has no contribution limits %u2013 known as a Central Committee account %u2013 into the Orange County Republican Party%u2019s campaign account. Less than two weeks later, the party transferred $22,326 to Do%u2019s supervisor campaign committee.

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/10/state-launches-money-laundering-investigation-into-andrew-do-and-oc-republican-party/

Michelle Steel another Republican running for Congress sits in the same chamber as an Oc supervisor. Any comment about this allegation?

I did not want to bring it up. But GOP can thank soy for this bringing up.

If it was me. I would be wtf are you doing? Ask him to explain himself. If not she should ask for his resignation from the board. But that is just me.

She sits right to that guy. Come on!



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Re: An interesting AND non-partisan website regarding voting records:
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2020, 08:32:43 AM »
O.C. Supervisor Calls for Feds to Take Over District Attorney’s Office Amid ‘Scandal’

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/o-c-supervisor-calls-for-feds-to-take-over-district-attorneys-office-amid-scandal/

Why couldnt the Oc supervisor appoint a special attorney to review the issue or scandal? I believe the LA county supervisors appointed an attorney to review cases. Michelle Steel sits on the OC supervisor board.


 

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