Skip to comments.Rep. Henry Waxman: The reason Iím leaving Congress
Posted on 02/01/2014 7:36:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
I announced this past week that I will be retiring after having the honor of serving my Los Angeles constituents in Congress for 40 years.
Immediately, speculation began that I am leaving because I am frustrated with a broken institution. But the exact opposite is true: I am leaving Congress with my conviction intact that the legislative branch can be a powerful force for good.
Of course there are aspects of the current Congress that I abhor. This past week, every Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have served most of my career, voted to limit the Environmental Protection Agencys ability to regulate carbon pollution that is causing climate change. When my colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) offered a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real, they voted against that, too.
That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.
Voting over and over to repeal the Affordable Care Act, shutting down the government and threatening default are other deplorable examples of the extremism of tea party Republicans.
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My opinion is that he thinks he’s stolen enough and can retire in ease and comfort far away from the rabble he purported to have represented.
Reads simply, but the "science" behind it is a convoluted mess of lame statistics.
Odd. Mindlessness is something that Nostrilitis should be very familiar with.
Good riddance. Another piece of liberal garbage who has been trying with some degree of success to enslave all of us for 40 years. A pox on him and his constituents
It is rather horrifying that the Republicans did not affirm that climate change is real. Their refusal to show respect for global collectivism is evidence of how really nasty and backward they are.
Please post a pegged BS meter!
Did it also plug your nose that your fellow traveler, Preezy Pajama Boy, granted a 30 year exemption from prosecution for killing endangered animals like The Bald Eagle by his and your beloved "environmentally friendly" windmills?
Yeah. I didn't think so.
Go away, liar.
RE: A pox on him and his constituents
His constituents would include much of the western part of the city of Los Angeles, as well as West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.
The dis(honorable) Sandra Fluke is planning to take his place.
They don't have the guts to REALLY fight .. fisticuffs and all that ... and I DO think that attitude is beginning to grow in politics.
Besides ... I have never been able to take my gazr off that Rod Serling character ... ever.
I wonder if he was around when Rod was looking for a model for "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder"
He won the last election by only a couple percentage points. A capable candidate...with a few more topics of debate....could really put him in a bind. Toss in the health act to explain, and I think he just didn’t see the wisdom to defend what he did. The odds of some independent or newcomer Republican coming in and possibly winning the race? Maybe slightly better than 50-50.
RE: He won the last election by only a couple percentage points. A capable candidate...with a few more topics of debate....could really put him in a bind.
What do you think the chances of DNC convention honorary speaker, Sandra Fluke are?
Yes, it's not that you're being primaried and losing to Marianne Williamson, a Hollywood moonbat newage guru, at all.
We don’t care Henry, just leave.
haha....I remember Rod’s show you are talking about....the snouts....LOL
It is regrettable this tool will get a Congressional Pension out of this.
Congratulations, catcher. You actually turned Washington into your personal homosexual whorehouse.
AND YOUR OWN DISTRICT IS A DISASTER.
Your own people are out of work, businesses shut down, small business collapsing, big business moving elsewhere, tax base eroding...
Because all you do,
All you have ever done,
See ya bitch.
Throwing the blame around, Henry? What did you ever do to promote unity?
Frankly, I don’t give a damn about Waxman’s reason for leaving Congress. The important point is that the sonovabitch is leaving. That is all that truly matters.
RE: he important point is that the sonovabitch is leaving.
What worries me is WHO replaces him. Sandra Fluke would be worse.
Few think like statesmen anymore. Many smear and claw to the bitter end.
All I can say to Waxman is this: "Don't let the door hit you on the way out".
Henry says he’s not frustrated? Crap!
You can read frustration in everything he writes about Republican actions in congress.
I rather doubt that, but only because Waxman set the bar so low....
Let's outlaw Carbon emissions for Human beings. How would you feel about that Congressman Waxman?
Fluke has no experience, chats only on women topics, has a 4-line resume, and will have access to a fair amount of big-name hollywood funding.
There has to be a dozen local Democrats who have done time in the state legislature, local county gov’t, or been a mayor for some town in the area....who have a better possibility to win.
The thing I see....Waxman just barely won on the last election. There’s a strong independent stance in the district....with hostility brewing over the economy and the health act. A decent independent could win the district.
You’d need some retired NFL player...I hate suggesting a Troy Ackman-type character....but he’d likely win in this district.
When my colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) offered a simple amendment affirming that climate change is real, they voted against that
That’s the Demonuts for you ,who cares about facts
Oh Henry, go pick your nose.
What the hell does that mean anyway? Climate change is real? The temperature goes up, that is climate change. The temperature goes down, that is climate change. Where is the science in that? What does that prove? These scientists have already missed on the degree of temperature rise over the last 17 years, but trust them they know what they are doing?
Waxsnot has worked tirelessly with his comrades to compromise the integrity of science so they will have a fig leaf to hide behind. Henry, we don't believe you, Obama, or your bought, paid-for and made-to-order so called "science".
The MSM has been very busy quoting every celebrity they can find who believes that climate change is caused by Man so they can create a huge market for carbon credits that can be sold, bought and traded for profit. Always follow the money.
Harry, no one cares why, just go.
Probably going to be a lobbyist for the Koch Brothers.
By some miracle the Dems spent their whole two years with triple control of govt on Obamacare and forgot to pass Cap N Tax.
Just shut up and leave already.
"Global Warming didn't pan out, so I'm returning to hell to keep warm instead."
“That kind of mindless denial of science is an embarrassment.”
Funny, I don’t recall science being associated with Congressional statements, or affirmations or denials from powerful non-scientists, that is, at least not since the 18th century. Science, as I recall, is grounded in evidence.
Waxman’s statements are nothing more than a smear of conservatives. He is undeserving of his office or respect. Conservatives are far more in tune with science than Waxman has ever been. Waxman depends on scientific ignorance to push his ideology. Consider how much of his work is in obvious ignorance of economics.
dedicating himself to nostril hair cultivation now becoming a full time job
Tax (read penalty) for being an American.
IRS suppression of Political Opposition.
Denying Doctors to Patients. (Obamacare)
Denying Hospitals to Patients. (Obamacare)
Millions loosing Health Insurance (Obamacare).
25% Pay cut for many Americans (Obamacare)
Dead Ambassador to Libya.
Illegal Domestic Executive Orders.
Extreme Spending: Debt out the Whazoo.
Extreme Spending2: More for Foreign Companies. (Cash for Clunkers and to Brazil for Ethanol).
Denying Oil Permits after a Hurricane.
Controlling what American's can buy (Light Bulb Ban).
Proposed Green Department for Housing sale Permits.
Democrats a Little Extreme, wouldn't you say?
Waxman is leaving Congress b/c this ‘Soebarkah/Obama’ IRANIAN enemy combatant is about to get exposed.
When that happens, Waxman doesn’t want to be sitting across the room.
If we don’t get EMP’d or Nuked first, half of Congress could go to prison.
Too bad we can’t throw all these old grifters in prison for becoming multi-millionaires on the backs of the taxpayers. If they aren’t crooks, how in the heck could such untalented low-lifes get that much money?
Wow, I didn't know that happened? Maybe things aren't so bleak after all. Cutting the agency back to where it was about 15 or 20 years age would be better, Not sure it should go away entirely but it certainly needs it's wings clipped.