Sunday, April 30, 2006

Iran Freedom Support Act (HR 282)

HR 282 (the Iran Freedom Support Act) will begin the process of sanctions against Iran. We have witnessed the consequences of acts like this in Iraq.

The people will suffer the most, not the leaders. Many may perish. Additionally, the US may suffer economically with even higher gas prices and other economic consequences.

The act will not elicit the desired result. Economics sanctions rarely do. This will lead to calls for "more action." We all know the final result – the people of Iran will suffer even more, and it will cost US taxpayers.

Who would sponsor such ill advised action? Is it the "greedy" oil companies? Well, a look at the bill sponsors in the House does not show any congressional sponsors from districts with strong oil interests. Perhaps there are, but I am not aware of any on the list.

I do see many sponsors from districts are thick with supporters of Israel, and who have been vocal proponents for Israel and AIPAC in the past.

So now you know who is pushing for the US to enter conflict with Iran, just in case you were wondering about that.

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN (Original Sponsor) [Strong AIPAC/Israel Supporter]
Mr. LANTOS,
Mr. CHABOT,
Mr. BERMAN,
Mr. CANTOR,
Mr. ACKERMAN,
Mr. ANDREWS,
Mr. BACHUS,
Ms. BERKLEY,
Mrs. BIGGERT,
Mr. BOEHLERT,
Mr. BURTON of Indiana,
Mr. CHANDLER,
Mr. COX,
Mr. CROWLEY,
Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia,
Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida,
Mr. MARIO DIAZ-BALART of Florida,
Mr. ENGEL,
Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA,
Mr. FOLEY,
Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey,
Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin,
Ms. HARRIS,
Mr. ISRAEL,
Mr. JOHNSON of Illinois,
Mr. KIRK,
Mr. LARSEN of Washington,
Mr. MCCOTTER,
Mr. MENENDEZ,
Mr. MICA,
Mrs. MYRICK,
Mr. NADLER,
Mr. NORWOOD,
Mr. NUNES,
Mr. PENCE,
Mr. PLATTS,
Mr. PORTER,
Mr. ROTHMAN,
Mr. ROHRABACHER,
Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin,
Mr. SAXTON,
Mr. SHERMAN,
Mr. SHIMKUS,
Mr. SMITH of New Jersey,
Mr. SOUDER,
Mr. SULLIVAN,
Mr. TANCREDO,
Mr. WELLER,
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina

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3 Comments:

Blogger MDH said...

Now that we know the congressmen pushing for sanctions against Iran, the question is: Are they representing their districts or ?
Are the citizens of their districts aware of this action by their congressmen?

5/03/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Franny Ward said...

Excellent question! I'm sure that my Congressman, Curt Weldon, will be informing us of his actions on this and many other things..

5/06/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Generation of Swine said...

I am from Western Massachusetts and my Congressman is one of the few who did not vote for the "Iran Freedom Assistance Act". Only 21 memebers of the House of Representitives opposed this bill and it is all the proof I need that War with Iran is not only possible but likely if there is any change in the current military engagments in the Middle East (maybe even if there isn't).

I am attempting to organize opposition to such a move in my locality. Right now all we have is a Myspace group and alot of energy. A website should be up by the end of the month with any luck, I'll put another post when that happens.

If you can check out that Myspace group, and try to keep people informed! (http://groups.myspace.com/DefendersoftheAmericanPromise)

5/10/2006 11:00:00 AM  

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