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Republican Jo Ann Emerson Sponsoring union bailout bill! Rino alert
Big government ^ | 5/26/2010 | Bob NcCarty

Posted on 05/26/2010 8:37:47 AM PDT by bilhosty

is back in the news today as one of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsoring H.R. 3936, a $165 billion union pension bailout bill. But why?

It could be that the seven-term Republican elected in the 8th Congressional District of Southeast Missouri simply loves bailouts. After all, she did vote for the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and “Cash for Clunkers”. But I don’t think her love for bailouts is the main reason why she is behind the bill.

Instead, I think her sponsorship of the union bailout bill stems from the fact that she is married to Ron Gladney.

In a May 3 post, I pointed out that her second husband is both a Democrat and an labor union attorney for St. Louis-based Bartley Goffstein LLC and that, according to Federal Election Commission records, she has received campaign contributions from a variety of union entities, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). And that’s not


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bailout; dsj; emerson; missouri; rinos; seiu
I noramlly don't like shooting moderate members of the party. But, this person is a traitor not a moderate.
1 posted on 05/26/2010 8:37:47 AM PDT by bilhosty
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To: bilhosty

Put her on the list. She’s out. Finished.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 8:39:45 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: bilhosty

We need to hammer all of them hard.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 8:39:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: bilhosty

Does she have a GOP Primary opponent? This is critical. We’ve got to get to work on this right away.

You’re right; she’s a TRAITOR!!!!

Come on “Show Me State” Freepers; let’s get on this.


4 posted on 05/26/2010 8:40:26 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bilhosty

I’d prefer a democrat to a RINO any day of the week.


5 posted on 05/26/2010 8:40:59 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Grunthor

EXACTLY!


6 posted on 05/26/2010 8:42:34 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: bilhosty

It is just more proof of how ineffective the GOP will be. It doesn’t matter what party they all cave and pander to special interest and we get stuck with the bill and the results.

We need to eliminate career politicians and quite frankly we need to eliminate the two party system we have witnessed how easy it is for marxists to inflitrate our system and take over a party.

Until we actually start fixing the problems within our system we will never make progress and will continue to be slaves to the miscreants.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 8:43:03 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: bilhosty

WHAT? Political PAYBACK at taxpayer expense? Sounds IMPOSSIBLE doesn’t it??!!


8 posted on 05/26/2010 8:44:43 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: bilhosty

She “inherited” this seat from her late husband, Bill Emerson, who had a lock on SE Missouri politics for decades. She’s never been a “real” conservative, and as the article points out, her second husband is a Democrat activist, fundraiser, and union lawyer. The sad thing here is that her district is SOLIDLY conservative and we could get a much better rep than her, if someone had the cajones to oppose her in a primary.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 8:47:45 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: bilhosty

Too late for a primary challenge?

This is far, far worse than Dede Scozzofava.


10 posted on 05/26/2010 8:48:40 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: bilhosty

I am tired of this crap


11 posted on 05/26/2010 8:50:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: surfer
We need to eliminate career politicians and quite frankly we need to eliminate the two party system

Yeah under a totalitarian system its so much easier to "manage" political opposition. [/sarc]
12 posted on 05/26/2010 8:52:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: bilhosty

Wives of politician rarely work out. Most of the are nothing more than “Society B*tches”. Look at Sonny Bono’s wife. I mean would you want McPain’s wife to take his place?


13 posted on 05/26/2010 8:52:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: bilhosty; All
I just called the Missouri GOP Headquarters. The GOP Primary is in August and Jo Ann Emerson DOES have a Primary opponent.

Come on Missouri Freepers and Tea Partiers; can we count on you to get rid of this traitor?

14 posted on 05/26/2010 8:54:15 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bilhosty

Another sell out RINO, and another Marxist lawyer. It will never end.


15 posted on 05/26/2010 8:56:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
her second husband is a Democrat activist, fundraiser, and union lawyer.

If that's the case, I can't believe that the good people of Missouri would keep this woman? We need to get her out of there. All I know to do is to sic the Tea Partiers of Missouri on her butt.
16 posted on 05/26/2010 9:01:08 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Grunthor

How can you tell them apart?.


17 posted on 05/26/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

One stabs you in the back. The other one is honest enough to let you see it coming.


18 posted on 05/26/2010 9:03:56 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: bilhosty

Last week, a Facebook friend whose family is fairly active in the Democratic party became a fan of Jo Ann Emerson. At the time I thought it was strange, perhaps not so strange after seeing this.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 9:05:21 AM PDT by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: bilhosty

I agree.


20 posted on 05/26/2010 9:06:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grunthor

Been stabed by both.


21 posted on 05/26/2010 9:07:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: no dems

Her opponent is Bob Parker

http://electbobparker.com/news/


22 posted on 05/26/2010 9:07:37 AM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
her second husband is a Democrat activist, fundraiser, and union lawyer.

If that's the case, I can't believe that the good people of Missouri would keep this woman? We need to get her out of there. All I know to do is to sic the Tea Partiers of Missouri on her butt.
23 posted on 05/26/2010 9:09:02 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Grunthor

You can hit them full force without OTHERS (ahem) accusing you of not pulling together behind the “republican” and bending over to take one for the team.

Which has happened on this site more than I care to remember.


24 posted on 05/26/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: no dems

Bob Parker is challenging JoAnn in the primary. He’s gaining traction but too many pubbies think Emerson can’t be beaten. However, I personally don’t know anyone who really wants to vote for her. I’m on my ITouch & can’t link but his site is electbobparker.com, if memory serves me. Check it out! I would love to see Bob get some support.


25 posted on 05/26/2010 9:26:52 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian (Being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry)
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To: no dems

Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121, 202 225 3121 toll free 1-877-762-8762 (these numbers are from the obamacare fight)


26 posted on 05/26/2010 9:34:41 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: no dems

We had a Patriot Rally & Emerson & Paul Curtman were there. She got an ear full & before she left one of the organizers told her “we’re watching you.” Her office called back a couple of times to assure she knew we were watching. Apparently, she still doesn’t believe it. Parker needs feet on the ground, lots of feet. I think she carried the district with 71%. It’s time for her to go!


27 posted on 05/26/2010 9:36:28 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian (Being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry)
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To: bilhosty

Thro the Bumette out.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 9:41:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: PoplarBluffian

Who is Parker? He GOP Primary opponent?


29 posted on 05/26/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bilhosty

Dump her. Find an AIP candidate or a Constitution candidate or even a Libertarian and work HARD!


30 posted on 05/26/2010 9:48:58 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PoplarBluffian

Thank you for what you’re doing. Keep up the good work.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 9:49:51 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bilhosty

This RINO needs to be voted out; use her duplicity against her.


32 posted on 05/26/2010 9:52:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: bilhosty

This person has to be the Rep for the area in which Rush Limbaugh grew up.

Can anyone get this info to him?


33 posted on 05/26/2010 9:59:14 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: no dems

Bob is a cattle rancher, conservative, firm believer in the Constitution. He’s very active in his community & isn’t afraid to speak out. Thanks for asking about him. Even if he doesn’t win the primary I hope he gives her a run for her money!


34 posted on 05/26/2010 10:05:06 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian (Being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry)
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To: no dems
I just called the Missouri GOP Headquarters. The GOP Primary is in August and Jo Ann Emerson DOES have a Primary opponent.

Who is he/she and what's his/her web site? I'll contribute.

35 posted on 05/26/2010 10:05:16 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( My new book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, now available from Amazon.)
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To: bilhosty

Old news: unfortunately Paul Ryan is on this list as well.

http://www.collinsreport.net/2010/05/20/some-surprising-house-gopers-helping-democratunion-scheme-to-kill-conservative-revolution-by-2012/


36 posted on 05/26/2010 10:08:19 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bilhosty

H.R. 3936: Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009

To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow time for pensions to fund benefit obligations in light of economic circumstances in the financial markets of 2008, and for other purposes.

Summary:10/27/2009—Introduced.
Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow a sponsor of a single-employer defined benefit pension plan to elect in 2009 or 2010 extended amortization periods (9 or 15 years) for investment losses incurred in prior years; (2) allow an increase in the valuation range of plan assets; (3) use the funded status of a plan in 2008 to determine benefit restrictions in 2009 and 2010 and prohibit the use of credit balances by pension plans that are under 80% funded in the prior year; (4) exclude plan-related administrative expenses (including investment expenses) from normal cost targets; (5) delay until 2012 the application of certain benefit restrictions to collectively bargained plans; and (6) require a 120% funding target for plans adopting ad hoc amendments that allow lump sum benefits payments and increased plan liabilities. Revises rules relating to information reporting and reportable events. Calculates the amount of any pension plan guarantee by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) using the date of plan termination rather than the date of a plan bankruptcy filing. Amends ERISA provisions relating to multiemployer pension plans to: (1) allow such plans to elect alternative amortization plans and valuation methods in 2009 and 2010 for investment losses; (2) extend by five years the funding improvement period for plans in endangered or critical status; (3) permit multiemployer plans to merge or form alliances with other plans; and (4) increase PBGC guarantees for insolvent plans to increase participant benefits.

REP Co-Sponsors:

Jo Ann Emerson [R-MO8]
Steven LaTourette [R-OH14]
John Linder [R-GA7]
Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI11]
Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
Aaron Schock [R-IL18]
Patrick Tiberi [R-OH12]
Mike Pence [R-IN6] (withdrawn)

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3936


37 posted on 05/26/2010 10:15:38 AM PDT by luckybogey
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LINDER ISSUES STATEMENT RESPONDING TO FOX NEWS’ FALSE CLAIMS THAT REPUBLICANS SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT GIVES TAXPAYER MONEY TO UNIONS

May 26, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Drogus

Washington, DC—Representative John Linder (R-GA) issued the following statement in response to Fox News Channel’s Geri Willis, regarding the mistaken report she issued yesterday stating that Republicans were supporting a bill that would “bail out” unions:

“I would like to provide a bit of clarity in response to the false information provided yesterday on Fox News about my alleged support of a “Big Union Bailout.” First and foremost, I have opposed all bailouts from the beginning and continue to despise this cowardice that puts the American taxpayer on the hook for overpromised benefits and underperforming profits.”

“The legislation I support would allow employers additional time to recover from the 2008 asset losses and flexibility in order to catch up on pension funding requirements imposed under the Pension Protection Act of 2006—at no cost to the American taxpayer. Our economy has failed to rebound as expected and Democratic policies have only provided businesses greater tax uncertainty and new health care burdens. To counteract these damaging policies, while protecting both taxpayers and pensioners, I co-sponsored a bill to allow employers between 9 or 15 years, instead of the current 7 years allowed under the Pension Protection Act, to rebound from investment losses. The pension funding relief I support was broad and received wide-ranging praise from businesses and organizations of many sizes and stripes including the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Southern Company, Mirant Corporation and Fox Entertainment Group.”

“By providing employers some options in fulfilling their pension obligations, employers will hopefully be spared from making the more difficult choice between funding future pension obligations or laying off employees. Furthermore, if Congress fails to provide pension funding relief in one form or another, more pensions will likely fail and taxpayer funds would be used to clean up the mess.”

http://linder.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Newsroom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=d52714f2-19b9-b4b1-129d-ac2202ca5100


38 posted on 05/26/2010 10:20:08 AM PDT by luckybogey
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To: jmaroneps37

Different bill.


39 posted on 05/26/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: bilhosty

bump


40 posted on 05/26/2010 6:31:24 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: no dems

Emerson Skelton russ Carnahan all need to go in August. And Vote Chuck Purgason over Bail out Blunt Aug 3rd.


41 posted on 05/27/2010 9:13:50 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Elect Chuck Purgason US Senate http://purgasonforsenate.com/)
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To: bilhosty

That’s it - I’m voting for Bob Parker.


42 posted on 06/02/2010 7:52:01 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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