Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Help Dennis Moore over the hump, Two weeks left edition

In the weekly fundraising series, I remind you all to drop some cash on Dennis Moore before March 31. If you do, add 2 cents to your contribution so I get credit for sending you. If TfK does well, it raises the profile of blogs, and means that I, and you, my loyal readers, get our voices heard more easily.

Thomas, the Congressional Record:
Mr. MOORE of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, since February 1990, Terri Schiavo and her family have been coping with a tragic situation involving the most sensitive and difficult question imaginable. Congress and the American people should respect any person and their family dealing with an end of life decision. Over the past 15 years, 19 judges sitting on six different courts have ultimately determined that Terri Schiavo did not wish to be kept alive in a persistent vegetative state. Congress should respect her wish and stay out of the personal lives of families in tragic situations such as this. These heart-rending decisions are best made by the individual and family after discussions with treating physicians and clergy--not by Washington politicians.

At the time I received notice there would be a vote on the bill regarding Terri Schiavo, I went immediately to the airport but was not able to get a flight to Washington in time. Had I been present, I would have voted to respect the wishes of Terri Schiavo.

I hope every American will consider writing or revising a living will to clearly state their wishes regarding end of life decisions and keep a similar tragedy from happening in their family.
This is the position that most Americans take, even evangelicals, Catholics, and conservatives. Congress overstepped its bounds, and, like most people, Moore wanted to let the established rule of law run its course.

Also this week, Moore speaks out for fiscal responsibility, taking on the Republican budget proposal and the Democratic alternative:
The Blue Dog twelve-step plan would stop Congress's recent borrow-and-spend practices by reinstating PAYGO rules for the entire budget, including spending and revenue measures. Budget enforcement rules that apply to only certain parts of the budget will not have a significant impact on our rising deficits, as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan mentioned in his recent testimony before the House Budget Committee.

Additionally, the Blue Dog budget process reform plan would: create a ``rainy day'' fund for emergency spending, which forty-five states currently have; require a roll call vote on any bill calling for more than $50 million in new spending; repeal the House rule that allows the House to avoid a direct, up-or-down vote on debt limit increases; and require cost estimates by the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] for every bill that Congress votes on.

These reasonable, common-sense reforms are necessary for a functioning budget process and long overdue. The fiscal situation in our country is now out of control, and only tough budget discipline will get us back on track.
Looking out for the future and standing up to everyone, regardless of party.

Also, NASD will present investors forum in OP:
[On March 30,] U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will provide an overview of actions that Congress is taking to reform the financial services industry, particularly the mutual fund industry. Moore is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Taking care of local investors.

If any of this sounds good to you, send some cash Mr. Moore's way (and always add 2 cents so they know I sent you).