Are you concerned that, in spite of what Congressman Knight insists, your interests will be forgotten in the pending federal tax reform?

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Are you concerned that, in spite of what Congressman Knight insists, your interests will be forgotten in the pending federal tax reform?

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  • lois eisenberg

    “Are you concerned that, in spite of what Congressman Knight insists, your interests will be forgotten in the pending federal tax reform?”
    How can one not be concerned about this tax code ?????
    Damaging, unfair, cruel, selfish and down right wrong !!!!

  • Ron Bischof

    The best interests of all Americans is a limited Federal government returning to its Constitutional enumerated powers.

    Democrats are in the vote buying business, promising “free” government services that they convince you someone else will pay for but that is covered by *all* taxpayers with deficit spending to finance.

    There truly is no free lunch and Uncle Sam provides nothing they haven’t taken from you first.

  • Gary Bierend

    As long as he continues to fight for the 2nd Amendment, he’s OK by me.

    • Ron Bischof

      Good point, Gary.

      As a military veteran and former police officer, Rep. Steve Knight will protect our rights to keep and bear arms in California from Democrats who simplistically wish to ban guns for law-abiding citizens.

  • Gary Bierend

    I also wonder why The Signal staffer that wrote this question felt compelled to word in this peculiar manner.

    • Ron Bischof

      Indeed.

      The bias is built right into the “in spite of what Congressman Knight insists” phrase.

  • Mike Smith

    The more pertinent question is, do you think he really cares?

    The Republicans in this Congress, with few exceptions, have proven time and again they are not concerned with any opinions other than those that align with their political intentions.

    If you don’t like what the current administration and Congress are doing and stand for, there is only one option.

    • Ron Bischof

      Alternatively, if you don’t like what the statist Obama administration and Democratic majorities did in the last decade, you can kick them out of Congressional power, the White House and state houses.

      Oh wait… that’s already happened.

      http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/306736-dems-hit-new-low-in-state-legislatures

      Nicely done, America!

      • Mike Smith

        There’s that brainwashing kicking in.

        The right wing media propagandists own you, bud.

        • Ron Bischof

          Non sequitur. Where’s your rebuttal of the facts presented?

          Mind you, ad hominems and parroted talking points are troll flags.

          Is that the sum of your ambition or have you a modicum of intellect?

          • Mike Smith

            What facts did you think you presented?

          • Gary Bierend

            Do you need help with the big words Mikey? Perhaps some pictures will help.

          • Mike Smith

            You going to show me a picture of your cult leader Trump?

            That’d be cool.

          • Brian Richards

            Don’t worry “Mike”, you only have 1,154 more days of President Trump….at least! Laughing.

          • Mike Smith

            Robert Mueller likely disagrees.

          • Brian Richards

            You mean he’s prejudged without concluding his investigation? If he weren’t buds with Comey I would be shocked.

          • Mike Smith

            I see you’ve been watching Fox propaganda network.

          • Gary Bierend

            Wow, what an imaginative response!

          • Ron Bischof

            Why does every dogmatic Leftist obsessively believe that others share their propaganda consumption habits?

            https://signalscv.com/2017/02/ron-bischof-learning-evaluate-fake-news/

          • Mike Smith

            Btw, that’s a line, almost verbatim, I’ve seen posted scores of times over the last year by posters that are certain to be paid operatives.

            I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

          • Ron Bischof

            Obviously, the link supporting my statement about the fortunes of your political tribe, obtuse one.

          • Mike Smith

            I didn’t bother to read that, lemming.

          • Ron Bischof

            Of course not. Intellectual rigor isn’t your forte.

            “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

          • Mike Smith

            I sort of lump all of the republicans or conservatives, whatever you call yourselves these days, into one basket “of deplorables.” And no, I’m not a HC supporter, didn’t vote for her, so don’t bother, but she was abolutely right on the mark with that comment.

            If you’re not actively opposed to Trump, as far as I’m concerned, you support him.

          • Ron Bischof

            False dilemma and ideological purity tests are a hallmark of the Left.

          • Mike Smith

            Brainwashing operations by Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon are hallmarks of the Right.

            You seem to be caught up in that web.

          • Ron Bischof

            Oh really? Did they “brainwash” me not to vote for Trump?

            You’re an unimaginative and tedious troll, “Mike”. 👹

          • Mike Smith

            So maybe you didn’t vote for Trump, that’s good. There must be a reason for that. It makes me wonder why you were quick to revert the standard retorts attacking the left(Obama, HC, etc) that I hear constantly these days. Those are signs of brainwashing.

            Why not just acknowledge that Trump was a piss poor choice and a danger to our democracy?

          • Ron Bischof

            I do so because the “Progressive” movement of the Left is regressive and subtracts liberty from individuals and their families.

            Central planning by a metastasizing Federal government operating beyond its Constitutional enumerated powers is demonstrably dysfunctional and unsustainably expensive.

          • Gary Bierend

            You were right, we’ll discuss the charity over coffee. I really thought PA would have been more creative.

          • Ron Bischof

            You should expect disappointment with practitioners of tribal politics, Gary. They’ll meet your lowered expectations.

          • Mike Smith

            I don’t disagree with that, but I can tell you that what people voted for, in Trump, but more specifically in Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer, is not that.

            There is a giant con taking place and it’s far worse than anything that the “Progressive movement of the Left” has brought to the table.

          • Ron Bischof

            The “giant con” is Big Government sucking away our liberty and economic prosperity.

          • Mike Smith

            It could be slimmed down, but the price we’re paying with Trump to supposedly do that is far too great.

          • Ron Bischof

            Subjective and unsupported, “Mike”.

          • Gary Bierend

            Ron, notice any patterns?

          • Ron Bischof

            Yes.

          • Gary Bierend

            The obsequious welcome, the too-cool-for-school reply, one standing up for the other … it shouldn’t be this easy.

          • Ron Bischof

            Vanity is Mr. Breznican’s keystone.

          • Gary Bierend

            Indeed. I get a kick out of the need to establish centrist credentials, like the “I didn’t vote for Hillary…” nonsense. What do you want to bet he starts talking about Oaktree next?

          • Ron Bischof

            You mean like a gun owner who hates particular firearms and their owners that coincides with PA?

          • Gary Bierend

            The usual wager on which one comments first?

          • Ron Bischof

            Done.

          • Ron Bischof

            Well, there’s typically a work lull during a holiday week. I guess he thought it was time for another sycophantic sock puppet.

    • Gary Bierend

      Mike Smith: “The Republicans in this Congress, with few exceptions, have proven time and again they are not concerned with any opinions other than those that align with their political intentions”

      And how is that different from the democrats in Congress?

      • Mike Smith

        The democrats dont pick, support, ignore the behavior of and make excuses for non democratic authoritarian leaders, so I’m not as concerned with their decisions even if I might not always agree.

        And before you sigh at the authoritarian accusation, I remind you of the chant, “lock her up”, of the repeated statements that “the media is the enemy of the American People”, and attempts to influence the justice department to pursue his political enemies.

        The firing of the head of the fbi and then subsequent public statements that it was to relieve pressure from the “Russia thing”

        Yeah, you republicans sure know how to pick them.

        Btw, the Clinton stuff your going to bring up now is mostly bull ship propaganda that came out of the book “Clinton Cash”; a Robert Mercer funded, Steve Bannon run operation called the Government Accountibliity Institute. The non profit outfit was created for the sole purpose of taking down Hillary Clinton and brainwashing the right wing lemmings who do nothing but watch Fox News and get angry.

        • Gary Bierend

          Mike Smith: “The democrats dont pick, support, ignore the behavior of and make excuses for non democratic authoritarian leaders…”

          Really? Tell about how the democrats revolted when the titular head of their party was circumventing the process with his famous “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone” gambit. For extra points, tell me about all those democrats that broke ranks and voted against the disaster known as Obamacare. Give me a minute to move to the edge of my seat before you start.

          Mike Smith: “Yeah, you republicans sure know how to pick them”

          I’m not a republican nor a democrat. I hate both the GOP and DNC. You apparently love the DNC, which only reinforces my assessment about you being brainwashed.

          • Brian Richards

            Nice try Gary, but clearly Mike is being bitter because his party is so irrelevant. Assuming everything he says is true, what does that say about HIS party that she/them couldn’t overcome such evil? It’s laughable.

          • Gary Bierend

            Brian, it’s been my experience that ideologues like lois, Participation Award and Mr. Smith are so blinded by their own partisanship that they assume that if you fail to march in lockstep with their ideology, then you must belong to the other party. They truly can’t imagine someone not picking a side.

          • Mike Smith

            “I’m not a republican”

            Ok, fine you’re a deplorable conservative

          • Gary Bierend

            Oh wow, what an insightful rebuttal!

        • lois eisenberg

          Mike I like your responses straight forward and no “bull ship”

      • Mike Smith

        Bu bu bu bu what about…

        Sign of indoctrination.

        • Gary Bierend

          More non-responses. That’s OK, at least lois thinks you’re the Bee’s Knees!

          • Mike Smith

            I don’t find debating with the brainwashed gets much accomplished short of solidifying my conviction that Trump supporters are brainwashed lemmings.

            Sorry bud. You’ll certainly get over it.

          • Gary Bierend

            I am well documented here as being neither DNC nor GOP, and I have never supported Trump in any way.

            So, I’m just curious, what do you expect to gain with your little jabs? they’re not funny, or creative or even based in fact. You just confirm that you are only barely capable of parroting talking points, and that you can’t form a cgent argument based in fact. If your mistaken belief that I am a Trump supporter means you won’t be responding to my comments anymore, well, that’s the best news I’ve heard all day!

            ¡Adios muchach!

    • lois eisenberg

      “The Republicans in this Congress, with few exceptions, have proven time and again they are not concerned with any opinions other than those that align with their political intentions”
      To quote you Mike they are full of “bull ship”

    • Anthony Breznican

      Welcome to the Signal, Mike! Always good to see new voices join the discussion.

      • Mike Smith

        Thanks.

  • Lynn F.

    I’m not cause I’m super rich.

  • Anthony Breznican

    Knight can make all the excuses he wants, but we aren’t fooled. We see that the bill he voted for rips off the working class in favor of tax breaks for his wealthy out-of-district donors. And if it passes, there will be no escaping the fact that our taxes have gone up. There will also be no escaping the wrath of the voters.

    • Ron Bischof

      Keep beating your political tribal class warfare drums, Mr. Breznican.

      Voters in District 25 will be focused on economic growth and regulatory relief. They know the bigger government your party offers isn’t the answer.