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THE STAR

The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson

Ignoring Our Country’s Plight... a McCain Sound Byte Americans are outraged why there isn’t yet a Benghazi Select Committee. Will Congress vote down the Continuing Resolution if it funds Obamacare while Senators Cruz and Lee are fighting to defund it? What actions will be taken against IRS’ Lois Lerner and Faris Fink, the $50M lavish spending, the $70M in IRS bonuses or the IRS’ posting of thousands of Social

Security numbers? Will Congress bail out the $18B mismanaged, bankrupt Detroit ($80B already to auto makers), then Chicago’s $19B unfunded pension liabilities (caused by the unions) and LA’s $30B, for starters? Why do our vets have to wait 273-500 days for medical assistance, some dying, and not remove Shinseki, the VA’s Dept

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Head? Why has Congress approved arms to Syrian rebels that are in the midst of a civil war that 70% of Americans oppose our involvement? Our military is at a historical low while this President

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A ”FACELIFT” FOR MacNAUGHTON PARK: High impact trees pruned. 156 trees pruned in-house. Landscape improvements made to restroom facility: removal of invasive vegetation, ornamental shrub planting and mulching, irrigation installation, power washing, garbage removal, fence and brick repair and sign installation. Building painted by outside contractor. VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED: Due to drought conditions and lack of rainfall the past several weeks, residents are asked to conserve water usage. Questions? Water District Office (281)499-5539 between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. SUNDAY BRUNCH at CITY Centre @ QV: August 4th, 10am to 2pm. Call for Reservations: 281-403-5921. HELP PROUD SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Mail your (tax deductible) donation of $25 or more to: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. Q U E S T I O N S ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com

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destroyed? Instead of addressing our country’s alarming issues, last week’s Congressional generic update was quickly glazed over. Congressman Olson told us that no Republican voted for Obamacare—but no mention of defunding it; that the Obamacare train wreck is coming; that our immigration system is broken and that “I hope we’ll do something by September” on immigration—like Obama wants. We were told repeatedly that “I have a great place in Washington…and I get to brag.” Olson’s miscalculated vote against the Justin Amash Amendment (stop NSA data collection/spying) was justified simply because he was in Washington during 9/11—the same bill that the Honorable Ted Poe opposed because it grossly violates our 4th Amendment. We were told that Congress has already “wacked off 95%” of its discretionary spending, which now tells us what Congress will do—a big nothing! It won’t matter that 23M are unemployed; our economy is

worse than after WWII and spending is out of control; that our Vets’ medical needs are not met; that the NSA didn’t catch NY City’s subway plotter, terrorist David Headley, Fort Hood’s or Boston’s terrorists, the shoe, underwear or the NY Times Square bombers. Instead, Congress is focused on turning the moon landing site into a historical park; will raise the debt ceiling and spend more $$$$; the House will not defund Obamacare and will push another version of amnesty while Alejandro Mayorkas, Obama’s nominee, is now under investigation for his alleged intervention to obtain VISAs for foreign investors and we won’t know who will replace Big Sis until September; illegals will be put ahead of the 4M legal applicants already waiting in line. Are we still confused why this Congress is at a historic 10% approval rating and has been labeled the “Do-Nothing Congress”? For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.

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