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Where Do You Stay, Markey?

Congressman Edward Markey (D-Medford) wants to run for US Senate, but his residency and allegiance are in question. Massachusetts voters should reject Markey and re-elect Scott Brown.

Congressman Edward Markey (D-Medford) has announced that he will run for US Senate should senior US Senator John Kerry be confirmed for Secretary of State.

Former US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) has announced that Markey's residency remains in question. Although he lists Malden as his home address, his constituents claim that they do not see him all that much. Markey has some explaining to do, since residency matters just as much as political advocacy and individual integrity.

So, where does Congressman Markey belong? Where do his interests lie? As some voters would say on the street, "Where does he stay?" In Woburn, Wrentham, or Washington D.C.?

In Woburn, WR Grace, Beatrice Foods, and Unifirst faced a heavy lawsuit for allegedly contaminating the groundwater.  A record number of leukemia cases erupted in the Woburn area. The high-profile environmental and health case became a book and later a movie called "A Civil Action." What actions did he take to deal with the contamination of the water supply in the region? The legacy of tainted water lingers to this day.

As mentioned before, Wrentham is home of Scott Brown, the junior Senator who shot ahead from trailing by double-digits to winning the Senate Seat previously occupied by the deceased Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy. Brown is well-known and well-placed in his constituency. What about Markey in Medford or Malden?

Then there's Washington D.C., where it appears that Markey has found his mark, the same credentials of Washington insider and out-of-touch pol which should lead Massachusetts voters to reconsider giving him any respect, let alone a six-year term in the US Senate.

After thirty-six years in office, what has Edward Markey done for his country or for his state or even his district? His signature legislation, Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade, passed on the narrowest of  margins. Cap and Trade is an environmental Ponzi Scheme which benefits bureaucrats, but hurts businesses, increases fuel costs, and actually creates more pollution. Even the green activistc Annie Leonard disputed the reputed merits of "Cap and Trade" and vocally opposed its implementation.

In June 2009, the day that the Waxman-Markey bill came to the House floor, then-minority leader John Boehner outlined that the projected Cap and Trade program would cost the nation millions of jobs while pushing businesses out of business or overseas. Thankfully, Waxman-Markey died in the Democratically-controlled Senate, where foresight about the fate of industry and commerce took precedence over the environmental extremism of Markey and his "Cap and Trade" bill.

Recently, Congressman Markey has stood contrary to the best interests of the nation to vote with his Party against helping his constituents and the country. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) JOB Act would expedite immigrants who have earned advanced degrees in American universities to receive their VISAs more quickly, but the "Malden" Congressman voted "No!". Markey voted against the "No More Solyndras" Act, which would have prevented further waste and fraud with tax payer dollars for green tech companies. Nineteen companies with federal subsidies have failed in the last two years, with Solyndra alone taking down $500 million following its inevitable bankruptcy. All in the name of politics and game-scoring, Markey even voted against the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act, a bill which would have streamlined bureaucratic hurdles and advanced the interests of burdened small businesses. From immigration to federal dollars to small businesses, Markey has missed the mark and should not leave his mark in the US Senate.

Now, unfortunately "Republican" has become something of a "bad word" to Bay State residents. Yet Massachusetts was the first state to send an African-American and Republican to the US Senate: Edward BrookeA moderate just like Scott Brown, Brooke supporter civil rights as well as limited government, charging that the Republican Party needed to guard their hearts as well as lead with their heads. He established a political base and rapport with Massachusetts voters. He resisted the national GOP party lines when they strayed from the better interests of the Bay State. He even refused to endorse Barry Goldwater in 1964 because of the Arizona Senator's "extreme views." He went on to represent his home state for two terms. His legacy should inspire voters to carry on his legacy and reelect Scott Brown, another grassroots and independent voice for the Commonwealth, as opposed to a mouth-piece and rubber stamp for Washington waste.

Should Senator John Kerry advance to become Secretary of State, Massachusetts voters should reject "Misses-the-Markey" and re-elect Scott Brown to the US Senate. As for Congressman Markey, one can only ask: "Where do you stay, Markey?"

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raymay January 08, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Both Markey and Brown maintain two residences: one in MA and one in DC. Pretty common practice. If you have a gripe about constituent services, that's a different matter. Seems like you're on the other side of the political aisle. It's not impressive that you can find some things you don't like in the rep's 30+ career. The same holds for every political figure.
raymay January 08, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Also, clicked on your bio. You live in Santa Monica, CA, and your day job is to contribute letters to the editor and opinion pieces to local papers around the country. Huh. Not sure how one makes a living off of that. Maybe someone is financing it.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 08, 2013 at 05:05 PM
I am a private citizen who has a public interest in every senator in Congress. They make choices which affect everyone, including me. Markey misses the mark, whether Democrat or Republican, especially when even environmental activists reject "Cap and Trade" as a "Cap on Trade". Not the number of years, necessarily, but the quality of those years makes all the difference.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 12, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Apparently, even some Democrats think that Markey is too far to the Left, and thus should be left out of the US Senate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2973202/posts http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/28/very-last-word-ed-markey-could-pull-dems-left/ C'mon, Massachusetts. Take back your state and make a break from the liberal elites who take instead of make.
Kelly January 23, 2013 at 06:05 PM
It will never happen Arthur. This state is infested.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 23, 2013 at 07:12 PM
No wonder so many people are leaving the New England area. I am amazed. New England belonged to Puritans who resisted royal tyranny, and then they splintered into dissenting sects later on. What has happened? Samuel and John Adams would not recognize this state if they returned. A real "Tea Party" is in order. I am tired of grubbing leaders who take and infest everyone else with the "take" mentality. That is just wrong. Something must be done.
raymay January 23, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Arthur, give it up already. Teabagger shills not wanted.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 23, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I'm not a shill, I'm a thrill with skill. Thanks anyway.
Kelly January 23, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Arthur there are more people in the cart than pulling it now. Helping the needy is fine but encouraging people to not work and feign disabilities is disgraceful and turning our country into a sorry place.
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 24, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Two things will happen: 1. The cart will break because of all the people in the cart. 2. The remaining pushers will push back, or push on to other carts. I invite as many as are reading: do not give up hope. Push back. Contact Ryan Fattman of Sutton: His grass-roots approach is working --- Phone: 617-722-2460 Fax: 617-626-0176 Email: Ryan.Fattman@mahouse.gov

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