America Speaking Out – Interview with Rep. Bob Latta
Bob represents the 5th Congressional District in Ohio – a great state and I don’t say that because I’ve family in Ohio.
Three facts found on Project Vote Smart reveal much about Rep. Latta’s character:
- 2009 In 2009 the Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots – Net Congressional Score – May 14, 2010 gave Representative Latta a rating of -59.
- 2009 Representative Latta supported the interests of the American Conservative Union 100 percent in 2009.
- 2009 According to the National Journal – Composite Liberal Score’s calculations, Representative Latta voted more liberal on economic, defense and foreign policy issues than 10 percent of members within the same chamber of Congress in 2009.
I didn’t know you could score in the negative range among liberal/progressive causes. Rep. Latta must be doing something very good for this nation to earn that type of score.
Check back later today for an update on the interview.
As promised, here is a recap of the interview with Rep. Bob Latta:
Q: Can you describe the rationale behind ‘America Speaking Up’?
A: Millions of citizens want to share ideas, some write blog posts, call in to radio shows or write letters to the editor. Many feel, with good reason, that Congress is not listening to their concerns or questions. The frustration of being ignored by the government came to a head in August of 2009, with people getting off their couches and connecting with other like minded individuals. Citizens have a right to question their representatives, especially in light of the CBO declaring the spending spree by this Congress as unsustainable.
The America Speaking Out website allows Americans to share ideas and weigh in on ideas posted. It is another way to encourage the dialogue the bloomed in 2009.
Q : After listening to Americans, what is the end result of the ideas generated by this project? Another Contract With America?
A: The purpose of listening to Americans across the United States is to incorporate these ideas to help shape what the Republican Party stands for. In essence, allowing the people to define the powers of government.