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PORK! Senate Passes Socialist Bail Out Bill

Grab a cup of coffee to help keep you awake and read the entire pork-laden manifesto here

Find out how your senator voted here

Call your representatives TODAY and urge them NOT to vote for this fast track to socialism.  I called Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) who is supporting the bill.  No specific reason, only the typical soundbites (it will save jobs, 401ks, although his office cannot tell me HOW it will do those things). 

By the way – you may get hung up on if you call him Comrade Ross….  I’m just sayin’………….


October 2, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR) – Spend “Rebate” on Renewable Engergy

The below is from the email newsletter of our congressman, Mike Ross (D-AR). After reading this, it makes me want to rush out and purchase a windmill with our “stimulus check”. Then again, our country must not have any problems if all they can do in Washington is pass resolutions on how we can spend our own money. Ross does suggest buying American made products, which is a good idea. So, I think I’ll buy an American made windmill……. RTaylor

Dear Friend,
I was proud to help pass the bipartisan economic stimulus package in February to provide economic relief to millions of American working families, seniors and veterans, as well as small businesses. We are just weeks away from the first rebate checks arriving in the mailboxes, and there is no better way to benefit our nation than to help reinvigorate the economy and help working families and consumers save on ever-rising energy prices.

Therefore, I am proud to inform you that I recently sponsored House Resolution 987, which recommends that America’s working families use their economic stimulus rebate checks to invest in renewable energy and energy-efficient products. This investment will allow working families to save money, stimulate the economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This bipartisan resolution also urges retailers and service providers to offer promotions that will encourage consumers to purchase such products and services. Continue reading

April 25, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , , | 1 Comment

Where Did Congress Get the Economic Stimulus Money?

As so many anxiously await their “tax rebate” (it might buy a half a tank of diesel for that Kenworth, you know…..), have you asked yourself “Where did Congress get the economic stimulus money?”  Our friends at the ARRA News Service answers that very question”

“Donuts verses Doughnuts; it’s all the same. The economic stimulus money will be gone but the debt will be with our grandchildren.”
Bill Smith, ARRA Editor:
Arkansas U.S. Rep. Mike Ross (D-Dist 4)is known to some to be Blue Dog and to others to be a liberal. He is known in his district as the man who can bring home the “bacon.” Not being pro limited government, Ross brings home more Federal funds to Arkansas Dist 4 than any of the three other Arkansas U.S. Representatives.

Last Friday, Rep. Ross spoke in Arkadelphia to the Arkansas County Assessors at DeGray Lake State Park Resort. Ross relating to the Assessors they were important because they they were the avenue for increased property taxes. And we know this congressman likes taxes. Someday, it would be nice to hear a public speaker acknowledge that assessors are important because while assessing people they stand between the government and the property owners to assure that each person is treated equally and fairly.  More from ARRA News Service

April 8, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arkansas congressmen seek hearing on diesel prices

WASHINGTON – The four House members from Arkansas on Thursday called for congressional hearings into the high cost of diesel fuel that is harming top trucking firms in the state.

The written request to top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee comes as diesel prices hover near a record $4 per gallon.

The prices adversely effect the U.S. economy, said 1st District Rep. Marion Berry, D-Gillett, 2nd District Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Little Rock, 3rd District Rep. John Boozman, R-Rogers, and 4th District Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott.  More from the Northwest Arkansas Morning News

I guess our calls to our Arkansas reps did some good!  According to the article, the Arkansas Trucking Association has also called for a congressional hearing into the matter.  The association states that fuel prices continue to rise, while there is an ample supply of diesel fuel and no increase in demand.

I’m sure our Arkansas representatives will lead the way to realistic, workable solutions.


April 3, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Operation Call Washington: Responses

I am in the process of trying to reach our Arkansas representatives.  According to Rep. Mike Ross’ (D-AR) office, he has made “no formal public statement” on the issue of high fuel prices on the American trucking industry, but they will “get me a letter” (which usually arrive two months after I made my phone calls). 

Congressman Mike Ross

314 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-1314 Fax
El Dorado
Union County Courthouse
Suite 406
101 North Washington Street
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 881-0681
(870) 881-0683 Fax

Senator Mark Pryor’s (D-AR) office was more responsive.  I was told Senator Pryor is well aware of the problems facing the trucking industry and he has “several people” working on solutions.  I made sure to give him ours – reduce/completely suspend fuel taxes, increase domestic drilling, use domestic oil we do drill for our county – cease selling our oil to other countries while importing oil for our use from terrorist supporting nations.  I asked for a call back from Senator Pryor, stating that we believe our representatives need to be talking to us not pundits and “advisors”.  I doubt I’ll get that call…

Senator Mark Pryor –

Little Rock Office
The River Market
500 Clinton Ave
Suite 401
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 324-6336
Fax: (501) 324-5320

Toll Free from AR:
(877) 259-9602

Washington, D.C. Office
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2353
Fax: (202) 228-0908

Anxiously awaiting a call back from Senator Blanche Lincoln’s (D-AR) office….  We’ll be calling every day until we get some answers.  Remember, when you call your reps, be professional and polite.

Senator Blanche Lincoln

Washington D.C. Office
355 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510-0404
Phone: (202)224-4843
Fax: (202)228-1371
Little Rock Office
912 West Fourth Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 375-2993 or toll free 1-800-352-9364
Fax: (501) 375-7064

Dumas Office
101 East Waterman
Dumas, AR 71693
Phone: (870)382-1023
Fax: (870)382-1026
Community Affairs Specialist: Raymond Fraizer

Jonesboro Office
Federal Building
615 South Main Street
Suite 315
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 910-6896
Fax: (870)910-6898
Community Affairs Specialist: Roger Fisher

Fayetteville Office
4 South College Avenue
Suite 205
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 251-1224
Fax: (479)251-1410
Community Affairs Specialist: John Hicks
Texarkana Office
Miller County Courthouse
400 Laurel Street
Suite 101
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 774-3106
Fax: (870) 774-7627
Community Affairs Specialist:Ed French

What did your reps say?


April 1, 2008 Posted by | trucking | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments