October 13, 2008
Way Bake Sale - Pig Kissing /
District Convention For HRC Here /
Congressman Sullivan On Washington
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Shaking up the Status Quo in Washington
As we all know, spending in Washington is completely out of control and in desperate need of reform. We are facing an ever increasing budget, continually growing entitlement programs and a federal deficit that economists predict will hit $500 billion by 2010. Our financial markets are in turmoil and the risks the American people face in this crisis are clear and for the most part completely unprecedented it is hard to deny that the entire federal government could use a good dose of accountability in its spending habits. Simply put the federal government needs to clean out the attic and trim the fat in order to operate in the most efficient way possible, putting taxpayer money to good use, not waste!
I introduced legislation to do just that. H.R. 7071, the Federal Agency Program Realignment and Closure Act (FAPRAC) will put Washington on notice that the days of an unaccountable and wasteful federal government must come to an end, and help save taxpayers untold billions of dollars in the process. My bill creates a 17 member bipartisan commission, comprised of both public and private sector officials, closely modeled after the proven Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, which will provide an objective, non-partisan, and independent review and analysis of all federal agencies and programs. The commission will target agencies and programs that perform a duplicative function, would perform better at the state level or perform better in the private sector and create a list of recommended realignments and closures. The list is then given to Congress for a simple up or down vote and cannot be amended. Taxpayer savings from this legislation will be used solely for deficit reduction and cannot be used to fund any new or existing government programs. It goes without saying that BRAC is a proven model that saves taxpayer money. If it is good enough to reform our nations military, it is good enough to be applied to the entire federal government.
firmly believe that if we are going to keep putting new spending and programs
on the table, then we absolutely must have a mechanism to take old programs off
the table. The American people understand that if you spend too much of your budget
this month you cut back the next. They expect their government to work the same
way. It is time to drain the swamp in Washington and put the federal government
back to work for the people.
Bake Sale Oct. 17th (United Way)
This is Doni @ Bank of the Lakes just wanting to let you know this month we are doing all kinds of things to help the United Way. So we wanted to see if you could help us spread the word. We are having a bake sale Friday Oct 17th to raise money for the United Way this all includes our other 2 branches, they all are baking but the sale will only be only at our Collinsville branch. And I want to tell you that we are having a pig kissing contest also to help. We have 5 different officers that we have to see who makes the most donation has to kiss the pig and I think we will have the kissing the 29th of Oct. I hope to let you know more when the time comes.
Thanks for any help giving!
HRC To Host Oklahoma NE
District Convention Oct. 18th
of the Collinsville Home Representative Club met Oct. 7, 2008 at the Community
Church, and finalized plans for hosting the OK NE District Convention on Oct.
18. Approximately 40 delegates and officers from northeastern Oklahoma are expected
for the day-long event, which will include reports, histories, a luncheon , and
a program regarding domestic violence. Each club has been asked to provide five
gift bags for displaced children of domestic violence. Pres. Rusti Howard filled
the HRC bags with items such as a teddy bear, coloring book, crayons, toothpaste
and brush, etc., which will hopefully ease the trauma inflicted upon displaced
by Linda Pfeffer (10/9/2008)