Solano County

Garamendi votes against GOP House budget

By From page A5 | April 11, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi voted Thursday against what he termed Paul Ryan’s tea party-inspired budget because he said it would harm the nation’s recovery, destroy jobs and punish seniors and lower-income Americans to reward millionaires, billionaires and oil companies with more tax breaks.

Garmendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in a press release that the Ryan budget would cut taxes for millionaires by more than $200,000 a year and protect tax loopholes for oil companies and others who ship American jobs overseas.

“Construction on levees in flood-prone Sacramento Valley communities would be delayed,” he said. “College students would shoulder even more debt. Agricultural researchers at the University of California, Davis would see their groundbreaking work halted. Seniors in Rio Vista would see their health costs skyrocket. Struggling families in my district would see food, housing and health care taken away from them.”

The bill by the former Republican vice presidential nominee passed the House of Representatives by a 219-205 vote along party lines.

Garamendi, who represents the 3rd Congressional District that includes Solano County, said that as the American economy recovers, “this budget would kick us back down.”

“It would eliminate the jobs of 3 million Americans by destroying engines of growth: education, research and infrastructure,” he said.

Collen Britton, president of the Vaca Valley Tea Party, said Thursday that, “This budget is exactly what John Garamendi’s District and the rest of the country needs―a good dose of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and less interference from the Federal Government.”

“It will repair the safety net for those living in poverty,” Britton said. ” It will actually strengthen Medicare in the long run.  It will help create jobs and increase wages.  It will reduce deficits by $4.6 trillion over the next ten years, targeting wasteful Washington spending.”

By targeting debt, she added,  this budget will help ensure the next generation inherits a stronger, more prosperous America.

“John Garamendi obviously wants more of the same old unlimited “Tax and spend,” the local Tea Party president said.

Garamendi said Ryan’s measure takes an ax to desperately needed services in Medicare and Medicaid and raises the age of Medicare eligibility to 67, exposing many Americans vulnerable to age-related illness to a prolonged gap in insurance coverage.

He said the budget also ends the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act and block grants to Medicaid, slashing about $732 billion over 10 years from Medicaid/Medi-Cal.

Moreover, Garamendi said, the budget fails to act on emergency unemployment insurance despite more than 2 million Americans, including 180,000 veterans, desperately needing the funding to see their families through a difficult job market.

A total of $260 billion would be cut from college aid, including $145 billion from Pell grants, and Ryan’s budget adds a new requirement that interest begin accruing on college loans while low-income students are in college, Garamendi said. In California alone, 51,350 fewer students would receive Pell Grants, according to Garamendi.

He said this would cause tremendous harm to students in the 3rd District and that about 63 percent of UC Davis undergraduates are awarded family income-based federal grants and 41 percent are designated low-income and awarded Pell Grants.

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  • mike kirchubelApril 11, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Thank you for voting against Ryan's nut-ball budget. Shame on those who have been blinded by Koch-Tea-Fox propaganda and cannot see the truth behind this sham.

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  • Michael !April 11, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Alex Jones is now criticizing Fox news on Infowars....

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  • 9/11 was an inside jobApril 11, 2014 - 9:28 am

    I asked George Miller about it, he maintained the story.... Now I ask Mr. Garamendi to call for a New Investigation of 9/11.... ( See all the Politicians are in on it ) 9/11 was an inside job and all of them want to keep it covered up. Democrat/Republican is same same.

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  • A Question for Mr. GaramendiApril 11, 2014 - 9:33 am

    As a former Interior Department Secretary in the Clinton Administration.... I would like to know if there are oil wells already drilled and capped in Alaska near Gull Island? Are these abundant reserves being kept "off line" by the major oil corporations to keep oil prices up? Thank you

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  • John Garamendi Votes For Patriot Act With No ReformsApril 11, 2014 - 9:15 pm


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  • http://www.redmoonrising.com/trap.htmApril 11, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    In General Google...al qaeda fellow travelers illuminati ... See Osama, September 11, London, Illuminati - Red Moon Rising ... America Is Falling Into An Illuminati Trap Very Good info here.... 9/11 was an inside job... This piece highlights MI5/6 City of London involvement in setting up the Legend of Osama and 9/11 really download this... What this piece glosses over is the Israeli Mossad involvement.. It talks about the true formation of Al Qaeda... really meaning The Base/Database/The List maintained by the Intelligence Agencies, and how Osama was used against the Russians... As I have previously noted, I have always wondered who the actual Russians were who made the actual decision to invade Afghanistan, were these Russians also tools or dupes of the Illuminati Bankers... Some how Rothschild agents inside the Russian Command Structure.. So Soviet Intelligence who really made the decision to Invade Afghanistan.... We know that in our Country the Politicians work for the International Bankers, some on purpose some as dupes, we know they are setting up America to fall.

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  • Another Interesting Aspect of all this is....April 11, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    That elements of every Intelligence Service in every Country really works not for the Benefit of that Country, but actually is working for the Illuminati Bankers, sometimes these people do not know it, sometimes they do.... So something I have not researched is the interplay among Russian agents infiltrating the British Intelligence Services, people like Philby British Intelligence infiltrating Russian Intelligence...If I had time right now I would show you how at the top at least in the past top Soviet and American Intel worked together on top Illuminati projects.... So see what I am saying is how much of the Intelligence structure does the Illuminati Currently Control in Russia and China... See they set all the countries up to fight each other. Fellow People of the Earth... Do we civilians really want to fight each other? It is the manipulations of the money powers, controlled Politicians, Corporations, Military and Military Industrial Complex in each country that dupes us all into fighting each other. READ REVELATION IN THE BIBLE.... A Satanic Power is orchestrating all this... But it is through people....WAKE UP PEOPLE... The United States is being used by the Bankers for power Consolidation.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZNXt_u7Cr0April 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm

    Youtube....100 Years of War Lies DEBUNKED ..... So John Kerry Lies and Wars Start.. When Secretary of State John Kerry made his now infamous statement about Russia's actions in Ukraine, the hypocrisy was immediately apparent to all but the most clueless of viewers. But perhaps Kerry wasn't so wrong to expect the public to let him get away with such a transparently hypocritical statement. After all, the public have always been happy to go along with every pretext for war presented to them for decade after decade................ Find out more about the lies that have lead the world to war time and again over the past century in this week's BoilingFrogsPost.com Eyeopener report.................. Mr. Garamendi... supposedly you are big on humanitarian missions, to Africa etc..... Do you approve of John Kerry's State Department Lies.... ( Hint John Kerry and the Bushs are Skull and Bones ) .... But never fear the Obama Administration will save us all on a worldwide basis ... NOT ( Hint Obama is a creation of the CIA and installed into office by the International Banking Corporate Cartel, The Bilderbergs and The Committee of 300 he is one of them )

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_fp5kaVYhkApril 12, 2014 - 12:40 am

    9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections, & Details Exposed

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  • Strange but.... Mr. Freeman, part 32 (English Subtitles)April 12, 2014 - 2:22 am


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  • http://www.infowars.com/is-the-us-or-the-world-coming-to-an-end/April 11, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    Google.... Is the US or the World Coming to an End? Paul Craig Roberts April 10, 2014 .......... Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts of naked shorts being dumped into the paper gold futures market at times of day when trading is thin is unequivocal. It has become obvious that the price of gold is being rigged in the futures market in order to protect the dollar’s value from QE..................... The other pressure arises from the Obama regime’s foolish threats of sanctions on Russia. Other countries are no longer willing to tolerate Washington’s abuse of the world dollar standard. Washington uses the dollar-based international payments system to inflict damage on the economies of countries that resist Washington’s political hegemony.

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  • InterestingApril 11, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Google.....Goodbye, Oil: US Navy Cracks New Renewable Energy Technology To Turn Seawater Into Fuel, Allowing Ships To Stay At Sea Longer By Christopher Harress on April 08 2014

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  • FDCApril 11, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    We didn't hear a peep out of Johnny for months on end. Now that he may have a serious challenger and he is saddled with Obamacare we hear from him every couple of days. By the way, Garaspendy not only voted against the GOP budget, he voted against Obama's budget too, a budget which went down to ignominious defeat.

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