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Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jason Chaffetz Townhall

Maybe a thousand or so attendees overpacked an alternative venue with more space than the previous in tonight's Townhall Meeting with our freshman Representative Jason Chaffetz.

Nacilbupera was extremely impressed with Chaffetz in his demeanor, respect to his constituents  questioning, and especially in his ideas for America. This was our first opportunity to shake hands with Rep. Chaffetz and with the true patriot he is.

To set the stage appropriately, the reader should keep in mind that this is the likely the most conservative metropolitan area in the nation--Provo/Orem, Utah--full of people labeled by the left as "right wing activists" who want a smaller, less intrusive federal bureaucracy in order to pursue their rights to bear arms, preserve families, protect the unborn, and worship how they may. Here in this auditorium packed with fellow patriots (along with a few vocal dissenters) with most concerned about the government takeover of healthcare was found not a single individual touting swastikas or akin symbols (sorry Nancy Pelosi--maybe the swastikas you're seeing are in San Francisco).

Chaffetz talked out at length on the healthcare plan before the House which he avowed to vote against. Healthcare reform should address:

  • Tort Reform (current bill does nothing about this)
  • Transparency
  • Portability of insurance across state lines
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Competition (good to keep costs low)
  • Opt-out provision for states
While there are a number of alternative bills being discussed Chaffetz did not specifically endorse any one of them as they do not address adequately the issues above.

Chaffetz also mentioned his support of an ACORN investigation and cited the 88-page report by Rep Darrell Issa (Nacilbupera thinks he would make a great CA governor), Chair of the Republican Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

Chaffetz also highlighted HR3167, cosponsored with Stephen Lynch D-MA to have the postal service instead of ACORN conduct the census by declaring a postal holiday on census day (also saves government money).  This is a brilliant idea, and receives a full Nacilbupera endorsement.

Here is the bottom line with Chaffetz:  he is EXACTLY the kind of statesman we need running our government and Nacilbupera wholeheartedly applauds his efforts!

2 comments:

RightKlik said...

I've been impressed with the GOP town halls. For the first time in years, they seem to be in tune with the fact that they might need to get back to the idea of limited government.

nacilbupera said...

RK:
I can speak for myself that in the past I went somewhat astray in compromising some of my core political beliefs.
As Obama has wrested control, I have found strength and freedom in Reagan Conservativism not the mushy middle nor the "compassionate conservatism" of the Bushes.
I guess it takes both us and our elected officials to achieve limited government; I feel the wind is at our back as we gain momentum.