Negligent Career Politicians

The last time Congress passed a budget was the 2007-2008 fiscal year.  Immigration laws in our country are seriously in need of improvement.  Healthcare costs are the number one reason for bankruptcy.  What are our elected officials in Washington doing to address these issues? The answer – waiting for the next election cycle.

Experiencing the Party of No under the previous administration and now the Party of Resist under the current administration is confirmation our elected officials are not performing their duty.  The constant finger pointing and My Party Good, Your Party Wrong identity politics between the Democrat and Republican members of Congress have reduced the level of collaboration to virtually zero.  This lack of working together has steered these two parties to only one solution.  Gain control by outnumbering the opposing party. They neglect their responsibilities while waiting for the next election to gain a majority in the legislative branch of our government.  This waiting game has caused damage to our society in numerous ways.  No budget being passed is a cause for over taxation.  No immigration reform laws being passed is creating an ever increasing problem month after month as more people enter our country illegally.  No solution to rising health care costs is a formula for less people having insurance coverage.  These are just three high profile examples of politicians failing to act.  Many other examples can be illustrated both at the individual level and at the group level, too many to list here.

This is nothing short of negligence under the guise of partisan gridlock.  Our elected officials are not held accountable for their lack of results during their tenure.  The general public is given both sides of the situation with the Democrat and Republican members all too willing to present their position but not willing to work towards a compromise and ultimately a solution.  These individual members are not evaluated based upon the products of the entire House or Senate because people are steered to believing each member is working towards a solution when in fact these members are only working towards a solution for their party.

Bob Menendez is one of these negligent politicians.  His voting record in the Senate is 97% party line.  Compromise is unknown to him and he consistently labels issues as being a “fight”.  People of New Jersey should not waste their vote on him.  Not only would voting for Menendez be an acceptance of corruption, it would also lead to the continuing gridlock and lack of solutions.

Since there is no accountability for Mr. Menendez the vulnerable time is re-election.  Huge amounts of money will be spent in his election campaign as a means to control the message, shed a negative shadow on opponents, and utilize negative media to fear monger the public into making a decision.  It is time to break the cycle of bi-partisan gridlock, limit the influence of the Democrat and Republican parties, and elect a candidate for the people who can work for country over party.  Vote for an Independent that has an urgency to solve problems and improve our society.  Elect Kevin Kimple to the US Senate.

 

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 22 Aug 2018, 21:06 - Category: Political Comment



Donít Waste Your Vote

Voting for candidates in either the Democrat or Republican parties is not providing results.  The two party system in its current dysfunctional gridlock state is not addressing or answering the public’s needs.  Prime examples to support this include Congress not creating a budget since the 2007-08 fiscal year, no action taken on improving immigration for decades, and healthcare costs rising significantly year after year.  No wonder the approval rating for Congress is 15% at a high point and often running much lower in single digits.

How often do you hear voting for an Independent or a third party candidate is wasting your vote?  Is this the only argument used to dissuade anyone not voting for a Democrat or Republican?  What type of brainwashing has taken place for people to think this way?  The party first mentality, constant name calling and finger pointing, and negative messaging utilized by our elected officials has disenfranchised a large portion of the general public.  Add to that today’s two party system is taking their “My tribe good, your tribe wrong” identity politics to an extreme of polarizing our society.  These voter suppression and fear mongering tactics are how the two parties maintain their standing.

Gridlock has been caused by the two parties waiting for the next election hoping their party will gain a majority.  During the wait, low approval ratings are the norm due to inaction and the absence of solving pressing problems.  When the next election cycle is underway a barrage of negative messaging is thrust upon the public.  This is failure working to the level of success for the two parties.

To cast a vote for a Democrat or Republican is a wasted vote.  This is clear-cut in the upcoming senatorial election where casting a vote for Democrat Bob is nothing less than acceptance of corruption and casting a vote for Republican Bob is a rubber stamp for the current administration.  If we are to overcome the duopoly failure we must look to elect more Independent candidates and limit the influence of the Democrat and Republican debacle.  Government needs to work for the people again and not for the private organizations known as the Democrat and Republican parties.

 

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 22 Aug 2018, 21:03 - Category: Political Comment



Bob Menendez is Wrong for New Jersey

The long list of reasons Bob Menendez should no longer represent New Jersey include admonishment by his peers, career politician content with his status, voting party line 97% of the time, and years of poor judgment and violation of Senate rules and standards of conduct.  These reasons have all be accepted and in complete disbelief, supported by his political party.  Putting those reasons aside the distinguishing reasons Mr. Menendez should not be re-elected are his lack of leadership and lack of trustworthiness character flaws.

Leadership is defined as creating an environment that allows people to succeed.  While Mr. Menendez has been in an elected public position for more than 40 years, New Jersey has moved to the bottom of the list in donor states and has remained there for decades.  Mr. Menendez has given priority to everyone but New Jersey citizens and has used them to further an agenda that only requires their tax revenue.  Think about your personal situation with respect to tax burden, healthcare costs, education loans, and standard of living.  Has the environment you have been living in improved under Mr. Menendez’s tenure in office?  Now think about future generations and if they would be able to succeed under the same governance?  Mr. Menendez has not only presided over the collapse of the middle class in New Jersey, he has been at the forefront guiding it.

Trustworthy is defined as being able to be relied on as honest or truthful.  The Senate Ethics Committee unanimously voted to admonish Mr. Menendez.  These peers have been working with Mr. Menendez for the past four to twelve years and found him to have violated multiple Senate rules more than half the time he has been in his Senate seat.  Allegations and investigations are abundant in Mr. Menendez’s political career including inappropriate office rental space in Union City, improper government relations consulting contracts at Jersey City Medical Center, illegal contributions amounting to nearly $100,000 from a major donor, and the most recent corruption charges that ended in the government failing to meet the burden of proof resulting in a mistrial.  Mr. Menendez’s priority has not been to the elected office he has been awarded but only to himself.  This is not a man to be trusted.

As the members of the Republican Party call for Mr. Menendez’s resignation, the members of the Democratic Party rally support and point the finger at Chris Christie and President Trump.  This is like someone that has robbed your house using the excuse that someone else has stolen your car therefore both are acceptable.  Mr. Menendez has finally made a public statement about his recent admonishment from his peers stating "My understanding of the rules at the time, I thought what we were doing was totally legitimate” and “I was wrong and we corrected it” are in fact admission of guilt.  He is asking the citizens of New Jersey to compare his judgment of helping victims of natural disasters to overlook his criminal behavior the Senate Ethics Committee has admonished him for.  Mr. Menendez is completely comfortable allowing the citizens of New Jersey to pass judgment on him and will accept the results from the upcoming mid-term election November 6th.  It is time for New Jersey to make a statement and remove this corrupt career politician from office.  He is not a leader and cannot be trusted.

 

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 14 May 2018, 20:57 - Category: Opposition Comment



Party Line Vote & Management by Fear

What is the cause of Party Line voting in Congress? 

First realize the priority of our elected officials:

1.       Raise money for their respective political party.

2.       Get re-elected.

3.       Remain in favor of party leadership.

4.       Maintain ample polling numbers of voting constituents.

The top three priorities are not to the office they have been elected to.

This is due to the Management by Fear methodology imposed by the Democratic and Republican organizations.  Elected officials in DC are “required” to spend up to 30 hours per week fundraising.  Party leadership will threaten to run an opponent in upcoming primary elections and not provide funding to a re-election campaign.  These intimidation tactics keep rank and file members to vote as directed by party leadership.  This party line voting results in

·         higher taxes

·         inadequate health care for inflated costs

·         an increasing national debt

·         problems not being resolved (immigration reform, societal violence, degrading infrastructure to name some top issues)

·         and more burdensome troubles placed on our society

When a candidate wins an election they are elevated to a leadership role but our Democratic and Republican representatives in Washington relegate themselves to follow.  This is how we experience the Party of No under the previous administration and the Party of Resist under the current administration.

 

How do we end this party line voting cycle and re-align elected officials priorities you ask?  First, stop donating money to Democratic and Republican representatives.  Second, vote out incumbent candidates, specifically those in office long term.  Following these two steps will force a change for the better.

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

          Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 04 Apr 2018, 23:53 - Category: Political Comment



Senator vs. Senate Approval Ratings

Why is it that the Senate and House of Representatives have dipped as low as single digit approval ratings recently but individual Members of Congress enjoy significantly much higher approval ratings? 

When it comes time for the elected official to campaign for re-election they profile, frame, and formulate their message with phrases such as

-          “Reached across the aisle…”

-          “Worked on bi-partisan…”

These phrases lead the voting public to believe they are working in a collaborative way to solve problems and provide solutions for the public.

There are two realities to take into consideration, both of which directly contradict these carefully constructed campaign messages.  

First is, activity does not translate into results.  John Wooden, a successful college coach, often said “Never mistake activity for achievement”.  Specific recent examples include Nancy Pelosi’s eight hour one-minute speech, Mitch McConnell’s open floor debate which lasted a week or more, and the bi-partisan group called the Problem Solvers Caucus – all that activity producing no outcome.  

Second item to keep in mind is the constant party line voting by members of the private organizations known as the Democratic and Republican parties.  Individual Members of Congress typically vote 90% of the time with their party. 

Spinning wheels with not upshots and party line voting are directly opposite of the crafted message being sold to voters.

 

When you cast your vote you should consider the work outcomes from the body when evaluating who to vote for, not the individual efforts that fail to produce results.  Think of your job and how your performance is based upon what you accomplish, and not how you talked about it.

Kevin Kimple is not beholden to any political party and will not be bound by a private organization’s agenda.

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

          Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 22 Mar 2018, 01:49 - Category: Political Comment



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