The Corrosive Wedge of “Us” and “Them”

4 months ago Citizen#7 0
The Corrosive Wedge of “Us” and “Them” Politicians and pundits intentionally insert the wedge of “Us” and “Them” between us splitting one side against another to get heard in the 24/7 information noise of the day. The issue of “Us” and “Them” blinds us to the overriding fact we are all Americans. Political parties jockey Read More

Breaking Promises

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
Breaking Promises Friday, February 3rd President Trump signed an Executive Order to remove the Fiduciary Rule enacted by President Obama. The fiduciary rule obligates investment professionals to put their clients’ best interest first — not just to find investments that meets the clients’ objectives. The rule would cover professionals who work with defined-contribution retirement plans Read More

Our Birthright Has Been Stolen!

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
Republicans have given away our birth right! The New Rule as of 1-31-2017   H. RES. 5 “Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress” approved January 31st 2017, is 43 pages of political/legal jargon. Buried on page 35 of the 43 pages is a rule change from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) that gives The Read More

A Woman’s letter to her Legislator

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
My Fellow American: I am an American citizen concerned for her country – no, actually frightened. I awake each morning with anxiety, wondering what latest horror the day will bring. I can only imagine what immigrants are feeling – especially Hispanics and Muslims. As a white senior, I have less to fear (except for the Read More

President Trump’s Immigration Ban – FAIL

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
President Trump’s Executive Order is a Mistake! President Trump’s Executive Order banning entry in the U.S. from: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen was done to protect American citizens. The President claims these seven countries are dangerous because they don’t have an effective process of ensuring their citizens are not terrorists. Because of Read More

Why Doug Ericksen is Dangerous

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
The Trump administration has tapped Washington state’s 42 district Senator Doug Erickson to be the temporary Communications Director for the Environmental Protection Agency. In an interview with Jan. 25th interview with NPR Sen. Ericksen said “We’ll take a look at what’s happening so that the voice coming from the EPA is one that’s going to Read More

Bellingham Women’s March

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
The turnout for the Women’s March in Bellingham was amazing.  The number of participants ranged from a low of 5000 to more than 10000.  According to a Bellingham Herald article, one 34-year veteran of the police force said it was the biggest march he had seen in his career. The mood was ebullient, and the Read More

The Real Swamp That Needs Draining

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
Accenture L.L.P. incorporated in Dublin Ireland September 1, 2009. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has been contracting with Accenture at least since 2010. In 2012 the IRS signed a 10 year contract with Accenture to manage three IRS Portals. In 2015 the US Government had contracts with Accenture totaling $92,687,578.70. The U.S. government has hired Read More

Duped!!

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
Duped Again, and Again, and now Again! President-Elect Trump tells us that regulations and corporate tax rates are killing the entrepreneurial spirit and stifling the ability of businesses to grow. His fix is to lower corporate tax rates and interest for the top 1% of earners (those that earn 3.7 million annually). He says this Read More

While We Weren’t Looking, Our Senators Voted for Big Pharma!

5 months ago Citizen#7 0
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to lower prescription drug prices for Americans by importing drugs from Canada. If passed Americans could buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The bill was shot down in a 52 to 46 vote. Thirteen Republicans joined Sanders and voted Read More