Henley for Congress site now open for business

Submitted by PAAMember on December 1, 2005 - 5:00pm. ::

All,

as you are hopefully aware, Jim Henley will kick off his campaign for
CD 7 this coming Sunday, details are on the webite:
http://www.paa-tx.org/node/854

I just discovered his website is now up - below are the beginnings of
his platform - wanted you all to have a look see prior to Sunday.

http://www.henleyforcongress.com/

His issues are outlined below along with the web address

JIM HENLEY
DEMOCRAT FOR CONGRESS - DISTRICT 7
WAR IN IRAQ

http://tinyurl.com/7mpxv
My position on the war in Iraq has been consistent . While
supporting the war in Afghanistan, I opposed the invasion of Iraq.
The preemptive unilateral invasion of the Arab heartland was a
strategic blunder for our country.

Solution I: Immediate Withdrawal

Our immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be almost as great a
strategic blunder as was our invasion. An immediate withdrawal would
make our country less secure. The invasion of Iraq created a haven
for terrorists and our immediate withdrawal would most likely result
in Iraq becoming a failed state as was pre-war Afghanistan.

Solution II: Stay the Course

This is President Bush's current policy and it fails to recognize the
reality that our presence in Iraq feeds and reinforces the
insurgency. Military experts estimate that success over the
insurgents could take six to ten years. This prospect is
unacceptable to the American people.

Solution III: My Position

The United States should complete a phased withdrawal of all its
forces from Iraq by December 2006. The United States should
immediately seek an honest broker to arbitrate a compromise between
the major Iraqi factions. This honest broker could be a respected
elder statesman from the United Nations or the Arab League. The goal
would be to create stability among the people in Iraq in exchange for
our orderly withdrawal.

EDUCATION
I am committed to fulfilling our promise of a quality education in a
safe school for every child. As an educator for the past nineteen
years, I have a sense of what will improve the educational
opportunities for our children. First, we need the brightest and the
best teaching our next generation in public schools. We cannot
recruit the brightest and the best with the salaries currently paid
today's teachers. Teacher pay and teacher competence must be a part
of an overall strategy to improve our nation's public schools. To
accomplish this I will work to increase funding for education. I
support incentive pay programs which reward teachers for improved
performance and attract talented people to join the teaching
profession. I also support the innovative proposal by Senator Barack
Obama of a National Teacher Academy that would place 25,000 new
teachers in high-need public schools over five years.

ENERGY
The cost of gasoline and utilities has become an unreasonable burden
on American families today. High demand and limited supply have
driven energy costs to record levels. I believe that energy policy
must address both supply and demand.
By creating incentives to promote conservation and development of
alternative energy sources we can reduce demand on existing resources
and create new energy sources to meet our future needs. We can do
this by offering tax incentives to businesses and consumers who
purchase hybrid vehicles and high efficiency appliances and
equipment. We must also offer long term tax incentives to industry
to develop alternative energy sources such as hydrogen and solar
which are not financially viable today. I believe energy policy must
always operate in harmony with foreign policy, the economy and the
environment. We must avoid dependence on foreign oil which creates
economic hardship at home and leads us into unnecessary military
conflict abroad. Furthermore, all of our energy needs should be met
by cleaner energy sources.

ECONOMY
I am a fiscal conservative and I believe in a balanced budget. Our
economy and national security is undermined by the unprecedented
growth of budget deficits under the present administration. To
balance the budget and shore up our economy for the future I will,
1. Vote NOT to extend tax cuts which are set to expire over the next
few years.

2. Work to change The Medicare Prescription Drug program that cost
three quarters of a trillion dollars. Our seniors need a real
Medicare prescription drug law that allows the federal government to
negotiate drug prices.

3. Vote to end all "earmarks" (pork) placed in appropriation bills. I
am opposed to "bridges to no where" in Alaska or in Texas.

4. Vote to close loopholes that encourage companies to move jobs abroad.

5. Reward companies that create quality jobs in America.

6. Ensure fair trade by enforcing existing trade agreements.

7. Encourage research and development.

8. Increase the minimum wage in order for working Americans to feed
and cloth their families.


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Submitted by PAAMember on December 2, 2005 - 1:00pm.

I met Jim at a fund raiser for Kinky Friedman.  FYI, he is Susan McDougal's brother.



Here is an out of date webpage about Susan but it pretty much tells the story of Susan, Clinton and Ken Starr



http://www.perkel.com/politics/mcdougal/




On 12/1/05, Sarah Gonzales <escramble('slindahl','rounder-graphics.com');">> wrote:
All,

as you are hopefully aware, Jim Henley will kick off his campaign for
CD 7 this coming Sunday, details are on the webite:
http://www.paa-tx.org/node/854


I just discovered his website is now up - below are the beginnings of
his platform - wanted you all to have a look see prior to Sunday.

        http://www.henleyforcongress.com/


His issues are outlined below along with the web address
<snip>
JIM HENLEY
DEMOCRAT FOR CONGRESS - DISTRICT 7
WAR IN IRAQ

http://tinyurl.com/7mpxv

My position on the war in Iraq has been consistent .  While
supporting the war in Afghanistan, I opposed the invasion of Iraq.
The preemptive unilateral invasion of the Arab heartland was a
strategic blunder for our country.


Solution I:  Immediate Withdrawal

Our immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be almost as great a
strategic blunder as was our invasion.  An immediate withdrawal would
make our country less secure.  The invasion of Iraq created a haven

for terrorists and our immediate withdrawal would most likely result
in Iraq becoming a failed state as was pre-war Afghanistan.

Solution II:  Stay the Course

This is President Bush's current policy and it fails to recognize the

reality that our presence in Iraq feeds and reinforces the
insurgency.  Military experts estimate that success over the
insurgents could take six to ten years.  This prospect is
unacceptable to the American people.


Solution III:  My Position

The United States should complete a phased withdrawal of all its
forces from Iraq  by December 2006.  The United States should
immediately seek an honest broker to arbitrate a compromise between

the major Iraqi factions.  This honest broker could be a respected
elder statesman from the United Nations or the Arab League.  The goal
would be to create stability among the people in Iraq in exchange for
our orderly withdrawal.


EDUCATION
I am committed to fulfilling our promise of a quality education in a
safe school for every child. As an educator for the past nineteen
years, I have a sense of what will improve the educational

opportunities for our children. First, we need the brightest and the
best teaching our next generation in public schools. We cannot
recruit the brightest and the best with the salaries currently paid
today's teachers. Teacher pay and teacher competence must be a part

of an overall strategy to improve our nation's public schools. To
accomplish this I will work to increase funding for education. I
support incentive pay programs which reward teachers for improved
performance and attract talented people to join the teaching

profession. I also support the innovative proposal by Senator Barack
Obama of a National Teacher Academy that would place 25,000 new
teachers in high-need public schools over five years.

ENERGY
The cost of gasoline and utilities has become an unreasonable burden

on American families today.  High demand and limited supply have
driven energy costs to record levels. I believe that energy policy
must address both supply and demand.
By creating incentives to promote conservation and development of

alternative energy sources we can reduce demand on existing resources
and create new energy sources to meet our future needs. We can do
this by offering tax incentives to businesses and consumers who
purchase hybrid vehicles and high efficiency appliances and

equipment.  We must also offer long term tax incentives to industry
to develop alternative energy sources such as hydrogen and solar
which are not financially viable today.  I believe energy policy must
always operate in harmony with foreign policy, the economy and the

environment. We must avoid dependence on foreign oil which creates
economic hardship at home and leads us into unnecessary military
conflict abroad.  Furthermore, all of our energy needs should be met
by cleaner energy sources.


ECONOMY
I am a fiscal conservative and I believe in a balanced budget. Our
economy and national security is undermined by the unprecedented
growth of budget deficits under the present administration. To

balance the budget and shore up our economy for the future I will,
1. Vote NOT to extend tax cuts which are set to expire over the next
few years.

2. Work to change The Medicare Prescription Drug program that cost

three quarters of a trillion dollars. Our seniors need a real
Medicare prescription drug law that allows the federal government to
negotiate drug prices.

3. Vote to end all "earmarks" (pork) placed in appropriation bills. I

am opposed to "bridges to no where" in Alaska or in Texas.

4. Vote to close loopholes that encourage companies to move jobs abroad.

5. Reward companies that create quality jobs in America.


6. Ensure fair trade by enforcing existing trade agreements.

7. Encourage research and development.

8. Increase the minimum wage in order for working Americans to feed
and cloth their families.




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