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Good-bye Mr. McNerney

Original post made by Sweet Revenge on Oct 14, 2010

I just dropped my ballot in the mail and the most satisfying vote I made was completing the line for soon to be Congressman Harmer. The polls now show McNerney in an impossible position in a district that is 1/2 Republican. I could never forgive his arrogance during the healthcare debate, refusing to even meet with his consituents, instead quietly chosing a cowards way out and supporting the Obama Pelosi agenda that has turned into such a nightmare for our State and Country.

Yes, goodbye Mr. McNerney, don't let the door hit you in the backside on the way out!

Comments (19)

Posted by Dina, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Hello, I just dropped my ballot off also, too bad my vote canceled yours. [removed]


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Hey Sweet Revenge,

Check out the link provided by Dark Corners of Town on another thread. CD 11 is NOT 50% Republican. In fact, no party is anywhere near a simple majority. The election will be decided by independents.

Republican: 39.45%
Democrat: 39.00%
American Independent: 2.43%
Green: 0.31%
Libertarian: 0.42%
Peace and Freedom: 0.15%
Other: 0.69%
Decline to State: 17.54%


Posted by Dark Corners of Town, a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

That should say:
Democrat 39.45%
Republican 39.00%


Posted by Margaret, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

While I will also be casting my vote PROUDLY for our terrific candidate...David Harmer...I believe that it is way too close to call this race.

McNerney has done a couple positive things for Vets, however this pales in comparison to his terrible leftist votes placing generations in massive debt, ruining our quality healthcare system, voting for the largest tax increase in history ... Cap and Trade, disregarding our Constitution's free speech 1st Amendment...and on and on.

I also know that the demographics of this democrat gerrymandered district are dead even.

This...plus throw in democrat-induced vote fraud thru illegal voter registrations ... plus potential Secretary of State fraudulent vote counting, not to mention the McNerney partisan Pleasanton Weakly and McNerney has a good chance to win illegally...unfortunately for the citizens of our district and for America in general.


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm

People are just now waking up to what an extremist this David Harmer is. Check out that other thread with the link to Harmer's opinion piece stating that he would abolish all public schools! What's next? Social Security? Medicare? Does he want to end FDIC backed deposit insurance? Can you imagine what would have happened if people like Harmer had been in charge during the banking collapse of 2008?

I could see voting for Meg or Carly, but this guy? No way!


Posted by Chet, a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm

People need to wake up and notice that Harmer DOES NOT EVEN LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT. Harmer can not vote in our district. Nobody should be giving Harmer any serious consideration as our REP. I guess he is the best the GOPers could offer. At the same time we have our fine Congressman Jerry Mcnerney who lives and works in the district and has done a great job for us all. We all need to be sure Jerry keeps working for us.


Posted by mepartypatriot, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

mepartypatriot is a registered user.

Hello Representative McNerney.

I will vote for you. You are a rarity. A real hands-on representative.

Sad, but the Tea Party people live on emotions and political rhetoric.

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Posted by Margaret, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:34 am

Jacob and Alma,
I thought you democrats were the party of 'tolerance' and 'open-mindedness' who embrace all religions and other groups! (NOT!)


Posted by GX, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

Well here is one independent that is voting for Harmer this year.

BTW, I voted for McNerney the last two times but am fed up with this grossly irresponsible fiscal ways.


Posted by GX, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

GOP 11th Congressional District nominee David Harmer has a six-point lead — 48 percent vs. 42 percent — over incumbent Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney in an exclusive KPIX-commissioned poll released tonight.

SurveyUSA called 750 people between Oct. 8-11 using an automated telephone system.


Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

GX,
The problem is, Harmer hasn't laid out any plans to BE more fiscally conservative. He SAYS he wants to be, but has absolutely no workable plan.

He has proposed cutting taxes, which sounds nice, but will only make the deficit worse (as demonstrated by President Bush's efforts).

He has not proposed a single specific spending cut to help balance the budget. He simply doesn't have the guts, like every other member of Congress.


Posted by GX, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

McNerney has proven with his voting record that he has no backbone to reduce out of control government spending. In fact, he is part of the problem (look at his voting record).

I will take a chance with the new guy and then vote him out if/when he doesn't follow through on his commitment. I'll keep doing this until we get someone in who can see the obvious road to ruin we are on or until our Chinese debt masters begin to dictate orders which will make elections moot (ala Greece).


Posted by Margaret, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

b,

If you study history more closely and learn especially from the Reagan years, cutting taxes results in federal revenue increases...not decreases.

Obama...and McNerney are doing the exact opposite of what Reagan did to improve the economy. Reagan inherited a worse economy than Obama yet created over 20 million private sector jobs by reducing taxes and reducing business-choking regulations.

Obama (and McNerney) have no intention to turn this economy around. It is not in their vested interest as they want to grow Americans' dependence on them for subsistence.


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

"If you study history more closely and learn especially from the Reagan years, cutting taxes results in federal revenue increases...not decreases. "

That didn't exactly work for Bush. Bush cut taxes and deficits skyrocketed. Study more recent history. The statement on its surface is overly simplistic. If cutting taxes automatically results in revenue increases, why not cut taxes to zero and enjoy infinite revenue? Apply some common sense.

"Reagan inherited a worse economy than Obama yet created over 20 million private sector jobs by reducing taxes and reducing business-choking regulations. "

Worse how? And, at this point in Reagan's presidency, the country was in recession. Are you sure it is "b" who needs the history lesson?

Web Link


Posted by Clarifier, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Independent THINKING voters will be deciding most of our races. However, in the state of CAlifornia, there is NO such thing as an "Independent PARTY" or 'Independents". There is a right to register that you 'Decline to State'. (political lingo DTS).
The AMERICAN Independent Party, A.I.P.) has had some extremists who picket abortion clinics, etc. Some uninformed volunteers and uninformed voters wind up in the A I P, because the word independent is in the middle. In fact, it is about the farthest, most opposite thing you can get from 'independent' THINKING.
Now, back to real independent thinkers giving thought to....what would Tom Jefferson want me to do ?


Posted by Patricia, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I found Mr. McNerney way more accessible and visible than the guy he replaced. And he did listen to his constituents -- the ones like me who called begging him to vote for health care reform. Don't assume that all the constituents of this district agree with you. We don't.


Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Margaret,
Yes, I well remember Reagonomics and am familiar with the Laffer Curve (for those of you who aren't: Web Link)

It didn't really do that much during the Reagan administration, and most certainly did not during the Bush administration. Generally, I feel that it works at the extremes, but not for relatively small changes in tax rates.

For example, Reagan reduced the top tax rate from 70% to 28%. At 70%, there's a pretty strong disincentive to earn ever-larger amounts of money (and/or a strong incentive to cheat on your taxes). Dropping that to 28% dramatically increases the market incentive to earn more taxable income.

On the other hand, Bush reduced the top tax rate from 39.6% to 35%, after Clinton had raised it from 31% to 39.6%. However, government revenue increased after Clinton raised taxes, and then fell after Bush reduced tax rates. So the theory not only doesn't work, but the result was exactly the opposite of the expected result.

Why the difference? I just don't think a variance between 31-35-39.6% really changes free market behavior. If I'm inclined to build a business (which I've done) and hungry to earn money, I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can at any of those three tax rates. Would that change if the top tax rate went up to 70%? My motivation would absolutely change.

The bottom line? History over the past 20-30 years shows that letting the Bush tax cuts expire is unlikely to change market behavior and very likely to increase government tax revenues.


Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Clarifier, good comments.

But why does it matter what Thomas Jefferson would want? Shouldn't we be thinking about what is best for us, here and now? It may or may not be the same. But those were very different times.


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Oct 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Does Boxer live in our District?? NO!

Does Feinstein live in our District? NO!

Does the Constitution allow representatives to live outside the District they represent?? YES!

Do residents of San Ramon post in Pleasanton Weekly? YES!

On to more important things...

unclehomerr..


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