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One More Member of Congress Announces Retirement – I Think We are Up to 35 Now – It’s Complicated!

Posted Apr 09 2010 11:58am

It’s getting tough around Washington being a non participant without some tech knowledge these days and one more Congressman Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Michigan, image said he’s going to retire.  So far we have had 20 Republicans announce retirement and 15 Democrats.  It’s getting hot in the oven in Washington and it doesn’t work the way it did in the 70s.  When decisions are stalled and indecision is ruling – IT COSTS MONEY.  The easy ride (pre-technology) is over and now Congress needs to create laws that work with technology and it’s not easy and again requires some technology background or an effort to learn. 

One good thing about Jim Bunning, is the fact that he is retiring and perhaps not soon enough.  His big battle was not wanting to add to the deficit, but it’s there anyway for all to work on, so let’s dig a deeper grave here for the unemployed who are also someone’s patient and make life a little more difficult right now.  In addition when they get sick, there’ needs to be a physician who will see them and with the Medicare cuts and some of those individuals maybe getting close to qualify for Medicare, we are not accomplishing anything here. 

Also, the folks that lobby in Washington are finding it’s time to hang it up too.  It is much more difficult today as there few secrets and they don’t last long and Washington is quickly becoming a “glass house”.  For that matter, for us little consumers we are getting more “glass” too in many areas of privacy where our information is bought and sold for corporate profits. 

We are a harsh judging world today with many with unrealistic views on what people in high positions of influence should do.  If they are still enacting methodologies from the past, well it’s time for a roast and the gold old boy's club gets a little smaller, usually only consisting today of many who face or are on the edge of tech denial. 

We have technology throwing us that new left curve every day and lobbyists are no exception to having to counter act as a new developing may toss a current strategy straight into the toilet.  It is what it is and there’s no big white hope coming in to replace them, just the internet and the free availability of so much of the information we need to make decisions today.  Maybe lobbying is headed toward being an extinct occupation?

This link below is one of my favorites and offers many areas to ponder, how do you bring balance with analytical glut today and keep human morality.  If you don’t know what’s on the tech side of life and participate to some level, you are lost….maybe why we are seeing so many retire. 

Making laws is today is not easy and we really need a Department of Algorithms to be effective today and for the future. 

Old paradigms are not working well.  BD

Nine-term Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Michigan, will reveal Friday he is retiring from Congress, several Democratic sources close to Stupak tell CNN.

The anti-abortion Democrat has been facing opposition from both the right and the left for his 11th hour deal with the White House that he says bans federal funding for abortion. The deal ultimately led to his decisive vote in favor of the health care bill.

Stupak first informed Democratic leaders last week that he was considering retiring. He has received calls from President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others urging him to run again.

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