Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Diane Feinstein, CA’s U.S. Senator has assumed too much.
During the Health Care debates, Senator Diane Feinstein showed California a new method of leadership, ” Leadership by assumption.” Apparently she believes if she assumes something then it must be true. Another example of why you are “Too Wrong and have been for “Too Long” a member of the U.S. Senate.
She assumes, “the rich,” don’t pay their fair share, “the rich” should pay even more, that her tax policies are good for the economy when factually they drive business’s, jobs, and wealth from the state as they seek a more business friendly environment. Feinstein also assumes that Californians approve of her constant involvement with the fringe elements that contribute to her campaign.
No Mrs. Feinstein, CA voters want a U.S. Senator that will represent the entire state, not the green movement and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender GLBT community. The majority of Californians want marriage to be an institution between a man and a women. In attempting to repeal The Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) Feinstein showed her assumption wrong.
In fact, on November 5th, 2008 overwhelmingly approved Proposition 8 over turning same sex marriages.
On Feinstein’s desire to continually raise taxes, out of the 131 tax initiatives on the ballot from 1978 to March 2000, only 51 passed – or 39%. Thus, voters tended to overwhelming defeat the majority of all tax initiatives; another failed assumption. In fact Feinstien is not an advocate for the wants and needs of her constituents. Her continued failed assumption can lead to but one conclusion; the elderly senator believes she knows better how to spend taxpayer dollars that the the taxper.
Enough of the elitist, “Let them eat cake,” in November you will be put at the back of the line to see how it tastes.
Rather symbolic of Feinstein’s future as a member of the U.S. Senate.
She assumed that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan who was directly involved in the defense of ObamaCare would recuse herself, and that just didn’t happen.
The United States Senate and the citizens of California see no need for assumptions. They want leaders that “know” the law and will represent their concerns.
It’s a shame she didn’t receive any education in business and economics. That is where the first year student learns the definition of “assume.” It seems she must have heard it, yet she continues to do it. Assume is simply making an ass.of u.and me. Those days are coming to an end for Senator Feinstein.. California taxpayers are sick of her assumptions which have largely destroyed their economy and values.
The Golden State pays the highest taxes with combined individual income and sales taxes than any other state in the union.
Elizabeth Emken will be replacing her on November 6th as the U.S. Senator from California and has the business acumen to help her reverse Feinstein’s wrong -headed policies. Should Feinstein continue to feel the compulsion to assume a safe assumption would be that the voters of California have had enough and they will tell her so at the ballot box in the coming November elections.
Fred Lucas from CNSNews reported that Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, Congress has the authority to mandate that people buy health insurance and that there is no constitutional limit on Congress’ power to enact such mandates, adding that this unlimited authority stemmed from the Commerce clause of the Constitution.
The health care bills in both the House and Senate require that every American purchase a health insurance policy. Lucas asked Sen. Feinstein: “Where in the Constitution does Congress get the authority for an individual health insurance mandate?”
Feinstein said: “Well, I would assume it would be in the Commerce clause of the Constitution. That’s how Congress legislates all kinds of various programs.”
He then followed up by asking Sen. Feinstein whether this broad power had any limits: “If there’s a health insurance mandate, is there a limit to that authority? Is there something that can’t be mandated?”
Feinstein responded: “My own view is that there is not, within health insurance.”
The Commerce clause is found in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It states the numerous powers authorized to Congress, including the power “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among several States, and with the Indian tribes.”