He is the worst GOP Congressman in the nation. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, people do not like him. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, he does not have any solutions, only really bad ideas. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, he is the problem, not the solution.
Who is the worst GOP Congressman and what is he doing?
The worst GOP Congressman is Charles Boustany. What is he doing? He is busy ignoring the real problems in Washington, in favor of faux solutions to problems the government created.
Every year, Congress wrestles with something they call the Doc Fix. That is trying to avoid cutting Doctor’s payments for Medicare. The problem is of course that Medicare, being a government program is very badly run. Of course, the phrases ‘government program’ and ‘badly run’ are synonymous.
Boustany, who is a Doctor, wants to make sure Doctors keep getting government money and wants to screw a group he does not like, namely lawyers. Boustany is working on a proposal that would impose unconstitutional Federal tort reform, claiming the savings from this would be enough to fund the Doc Fix.
To say Boustany is not the sharpest knife in the drawer is an understatement. Let’s hope he’s a better Doctor than he is a congressman. Otherwise, I don’t care if I am dying keep him away from me.
Memo to the not so bright Congressman: There is no constitutional amendment that provides that Doctors are supposed to receive government transfer payments. There is an Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial. That is the 7th Amendment. Our founding fathers thought that was so important that it is the only one of the Amendments we call the Bill of Rights that was passed unanimously.
There is a scientific term for Boustany’s claim that shoving unconstitutional federal tort reform down our throats so that it would pay for the Doc Fix.
It is called MSU. That stands for making stuff up. His claims have the same credibility as Obama’s claims of “jobs saved.”
Boustany has never read the Constitution. He simply wants to protect members of his club, which in this case are bad doctors.
Boustany is simply the worst GOP Congressman and it is not just on this issue. He voted with Nancy Pelosi to raise his own salary. Can I get a job where I get to vote to raise my own salary?
He has repeatedly voted to raise the debt ceiling. Gee didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He has voted for Obama’s cash for clunkers program, CISPA, the Internet censorship bill. He voted to fund Planned Parenthood. Wait, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He voted for the Bank Bailouts as well as the Export Import bank reauthorization (and massive expansion). Wait, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He voted for over $3 billion dollars in “green energy” subsidies. Can anyone say Solyndra? Say, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He originally signed Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and then reneged on his promise last year, saying he wanted “flexibility.”
Boustany is the only Republican Congressman from Louisiana who is not a member of the Tea Party Caucus or the Republican Study Committee. But then again why should he be? He votes more like Nancy Pelosi than he does a Republican.
In DC, Boustany is known as Boehner’s water boy.
Louisiana lost a Congressional District this past year so the powers that be in Louisiana drew Boustany’s district so that Tea Party Freshman Jeff Landry is now in his district. Landry will now face Boustany in November in Louisiana’s “jungle” primary.
Jeff Landry is a strong conservative who has read the Constitution. He has fought increases in the debt ceiling, spending and fought for the ability of Americans to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico so we can have energy independence.
The Congressional race between the worst GOP Congressman, Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry may be the most important Congressional race this fall. Boustany is allegedly a Republican whose views are more inline with that of Nancy Pelosi than those of the Tea Party. Jeff Landry is a Tea Party hero.
We need to make sure one of them is returned to Congress and that is not the worst GOP Congressman.
Real Americans, like Jeff Landry, thirst for freedom. Charles Boustany has no clue what that means. He is simply another worthless politician.
This fall, stay thirsty my friends.
Mythology alert. We already have sanctions in place for frivolous lawsuits. The 7th Amendment is the great equalizer of society. You can be the richest man in the nation or the poorest and you still get your day in court. Period.
You would really want to be more like Japan than America? Oh wait, you think Romney is a conservative too.
You may get your day in court (Patriot Act and NDAA excepted) but are litigants able to afford a competent law firm to prosecute, or defend from, what may, at-the-end-of-the-trial, be called a frivolous, lawsuit - - - this, for me, is the central question?
If deemed frivolous, does not the injured party then have to sue for damages . . in another lawsuit?
If, before going into a civil case, it was known the loser would have to pay the winners costs, wouldn't this decrease the number of frivolous lawsuits, auto-magically, while still upholding the rights guaranteed by the 7th Amendment?
An attorney will have a vested financial interest in the validity of prosecuting a lawsuit, where currently the win financially whether they win, or lose, the lawsuit.
Is auto-magically a synonym for thaumaturgically? That appears to be the basis for whatever "full faith and credit" may apply to the policies of mental midget Bernanke and of the arrested development wunderkind who occupies the White House.
Bernanke, about 2 years ago, accidentally tripped over a keyboard . . . . after recovering his footing he discovered that he had just created $500,000,000 of virtual cash, auto-magically.
Since that time he's made a practice of tripping over keyboards . . . . . at least often enough to acquire work-related obsessive-compulsive and repetitive motion disorders, which surely will qualify him for a Workman's Comp claim☺
Go look at Rule 11 of The Federal Rules of Civil procedure and most states have their own versions of Rule 11.
Federal Rule 11 makes sense, sorry for you. As for the various State laws, I have no idea! The 10th amendment seems most applicable in Judson's example. Perhaps yours as well.
I see that you complain of Lawyers, inefficiency and so on...Yhen call upon the 7th amendment as proof of harm. You want a jury trial for a lousy $20 bucks? Decide which way you want to go, guy!
"America needs tort reform"? What kind of tort reform? There are at least a half dozen different types, definitions and so on. Here's a quick overview with plenty of links. Speaking of "tort reform" without defining one's definition serves no purpose.
The first paragraph in your own tort link belies your "One simple answer.." reply.
"This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. Please help improve this article...."
Having repeatedly refused to define your particular "flavors" of tort reform, one must assume that your understanding of the subject is pedestrian at best.
And those panels are composed of whom? And how are they selected?
Or, to paraphrase Mr. Butman, it's just NotGoodBusiness, GoodBusiness!