david holding goliath…hostage

Effects of the Republican Government shutdown

According to The Atlantic, following are the men and women who lined up behind Representative Ted Cruz in favor of shutting down the government…until changes to The Healthcare Law are effected. (Listed alphabetically, followed by constituency and its population as of 2012.)

  • Justin Amash…Grand Rapids, Michigan…190,411
  • Michelle Bachmann…Stillwater, Minnesota…18,542
  • Marsha Blackburn…Brentwood, Tennessee…39,012
  • Mo Brooks…Huntsville, Alabama…183,739
  • Paul Broun…Athens, Georgia…118,999
  • John Carter…Round Rock, Texas…106,573
  • John Culberson…Houston, Texas…2,161,000
  • Ron DeSantis…Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida…29,116
  • Scott DesJarlais…Jasper, Tennessee…3,279
  • Jeff Duncan…Laurens, South Carolina…9,083
  • John Fleming…Minden, Louisiana…12,992
  • Scott Garrett…Wantange Township, New Jersey…10,387
  • Phil Gingrey…Marietta, Georgia…58,359
  • Louie Gohmert…Tyler, Texas…99,323
  • Tom Graves…Ranger, Georgia…133
  • Vicky Hartzler…Harrisonville, Missouri…10,008
  • Tim Huelskamp…Fowler, Kansas…565
  • Jim Jordan…Urbana, Ohio…11,639
  • Steve King…Kiron, Iowa…283
  • Raul Labrador…Eagle, Idaho…21,025
  • Tom Massie…Garrison, Kentucky…1,466
  • Tom McClintock…Elk Grove, California…159,038
  • Mark Meadows…Cashiers, North Carolina…1,974
  • Randy Neugebauer…Lubbock, Texas…236,065
  • Matt Salmon…Mesa, Arizona…452,084
  • Mark Sanford…Charleston, South Carolina…125,583
  • Steve Scalise…Jefferson, Louisiana…433,676
  • Dave Schweikert…Fountain Hills, Arizona…23,031
  • Steve Stockman…Clear Lake, Texas…1,095
  • Marlin Stutzman…Howe, Indiana…807
  • Randy Weber…Pearland, Texas…91,252
  • Ted Yoho…Gainesville, Florida…126,047

So let’s see.

As of 2012, the Census Bureau tabulated the population of the United States as in excess of 315,000,000. They are served by 435 elected officials to the House of Representatives. The 32 who perpetrated the government shutdown serve a total constituency of 4,778, 186…a little more than 1% of the entire population.

In other words, 310,221,814 Americans are being held hostage by 4,778,186 of their fellow countrymen…via the 32 representatives who say they represent their constituencies.

 This is one time when…

…goliath should haul off and wallop…david and his slingshot!!!…

………hugmamma.

English: David and Golias Česky: David a Goliáš

 

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14 thoughts on “david holding goliath…hostage

    • Interesting and downright disgusting, actually. And did you notice how many states those 32 represent? Less than half…only 20, and most of them are from Texas. Perhaps we should let Texas secede from the United States of America as they’ve been wanting for some time. Otherwise, they seem intent on taking the rest of the country over the cliff with them. Seems we’re still fighting the Civil War, more than 100+ years later.

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  1. I simply shake my head in disbelief about what is happening these days… disbelief. Thank you for those statistics…isn’t that stunning? It reminds me of a quote by Margaret Mead… but a group with a different kind of viewpoint… the power of a few… ….”Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” All the more reason and motivation to keep positively blogging, connecting with other positive minded people… still, I shake my head in disbelief…

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    • I join you in disbelieving that so few knuckleheads can negatively impact the lives of so many…strangers. And yet, they keep saying…”the American people want…the American people think…” I don’t recall signing a petition allowing so few to speak for…so many. It seems those of us who aren’t on board with these folks should continue to…rumble throughout the blogosphere, and make our voices heard. We need to dispel the myth that nice folks always finish last.

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