Thursday, August 6, 2009
In case you haven’t checked out my profile, I live in Upstate, NY. For the many readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, Upstate, NY is pretty much everything outside of NYC or in other words, most of the geographic area that encompasses NY. With the continual cramming of the Obama agenda and the 2010 elections only a little more than a year away, I wanted to express my intention to hold local Upstate congressional leaders accountable. I figured I’d start out with freshman Democrat Dan Maffei.
There are three freshman Democrats operating out of Republican strongholds, Dan Maffei, Eric Massa, and Scott Murphy. All three were standing with Blue Dogs to hold up the health care bill in the Ways and Means committee. All three are also in big trouble and better keep it that way. That is unless they don’t intend to get reelected.
Let’s take a look at Dan Maffei who represents a district chalked full of Republican voters. He voted for the stimulus package. If that isn’t bad enough, he was caught without knowing where or how the bill was affecting his district, here. He voted for cap and trade despite the fact his phone lines were burning up with voters demanding a “No” vote. Something Eric Massa was smart enough to pick up on. In case you were wondering Congressman, this is probably why your July town hall meeting was crammed with angry voters, which also had to be broken up by police, here. Maffei is a conspiracy theorist as well:
“The freshman congressman said he believed many of the disruptive people at Monday's meeting were representing special interests from outside of the Syracuse area.”
I hope you aren’t referring to the insurance company bussing people to town halls conspiracy, here?
Maffei has stated that although he is holding up the health bill, he’s willing to negotiate. That is in exchange for a little political power, here and quote Congressman Maffei:
“As long as I feel comfortable that I had the opportunity to address issues that I have raised, I am willing to take the tough vote,”
Here is Daily Kos, reminding Dan Maffei that his votes are bought and paid for by the far left. Something tells me that the lefties from Daily Kos, with special interests outside Danny’s district will in fact be heard by Congressman Maffei. Of course, there are 4 million reasons to listen to the left. That’s the amount of money spent on his two campaigns.
In the meantime, Dan’s going to shut the doors on his concerned constituents.
“Maffei, after returning to Washington on Tuesday, said he wants to come up with a format that will allow everyone to speak and discuss ideas in a respectful fashion -- without partisan bickering and heckling.”
If you are interested in having a discussion with Dan Maffei, here is the information for his next appearance.
What: Congressman Maffei Hosts “Congress on Your Corner”
When: Saturday, August 8
10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Where: DeWitt Library
3649 Erie Blvd East
Please Note: Due to limited time, those who wish to schedule an appointment must call Sally Santangelo at 315 423 5657