The U.S. House Is Not An Entry-Level Position - And Response (2)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Weston Wamp - with no experience- wants to ride the political elevator express to the top floor, where a salary of $175,000 plus perks would await him.  The U.S. House of Representatives is not an entry level political position.  Before he puts his political aspirations in motion he should stop the elevator at some resume building floors.  A few suggestions: 

He might take a pause at floor one and spend some time in one of the branches of U.S. military.  A few nights in the field on bivouac while sleeping in a pup tent would be a real experience builder. Or perhaps some time as a foot soldier in the mid east. 

A break on floor two – school board floor –spending time there would supplement his knowledge base.

Floor three. Gain additional understanding by spending some time serving as an officer in some of our local service organizations. 

Allocate time on floor four with some local governmental service.

Leap off on floor five for some local state government service.

After appropriately preparing a salient resume through executing service at lower levels, Mr. Wamp can earn the opportunity to venture a ride on the political elevator to the top floor.  At the present time the citizens of the third district will not open the top floor door with him simply flashing a Wamp sign. The House is not an entry level position.

Johnny Jones
Hixson 

* * *

Weston Wamp is founding director of the Lamp Post Group, one of the most successful venture incubators of small businesses in the south.  He has been doing this for four years. He is tech savvy and has great business acumen. Our incumbent made his money as a collections attorney and trial lawyer.   

Age does not determine experience or capability. In fact, one of the greatest political leaders in Tennessee history was Bill Brock who ran for the U.S. House at 31 with less "business experience " than Weston.  He went on to be a U.S. senator, chairman of the RNC, U.S. trade ambassador and secretary of labor.  Paul Ryan was elected to Congress in his late twenties after only serving as a congressional staffer.  He was our parties vice president candidate in the last presidential election.  Bill Cohen was on the Watergate panel in the U.S. House at 29 and became a U.S. senator and secretary of defense.  The list goes on and on.  

Weston Wamp knows more about Congress and what needs to be done to fix this broken government than anyone in the third district including the incumbent.  

We need new blood.  The next generation will have to pay the bill for what this generation has done. What we need is to elect Weston and others like him as soon as possible. 

Ethan White
Ooltewah 

* * *

In reference to whatever Johnny Jones was rambling on about that the U.S. House of Representatives is not an entry-level position.....what it appears he is describing is the job description and pre-requisites for a career politician. 

Weston Wamp has done more in the past four years of his business life helping to grow innovation and foster entrepreneurship in the 3rd District, most notably the Chattanooga area, than the majority of individuals his age anywhere around. The future needs of our country are going to be dependent on the new ideas and problem solving ideologies of citizens in Weston's generation, and if some of those citizens choose to offer themselves for public service, then that is icing on the cake. 

As far as the previous writer's interpretation, or the lack thereof, that Members of Congress must first serve in the military, sleep in a pup tent, be elected as school board members, or whatever else is deemed necessary to enjoy the lowest rating of Congress ever, I would ask the previous writer where he was with his job requirements when Chuck ran in the past two elections. If I'm not mistaken, our present representative didn't have any of these requirements according to the writer. 

Currently, only 90 members of Congress are veterans, and only 28 senators are veterans. 

We need more "entry level" representation from individuals who actually have an idea, a plan and a vision for our country rather than another notch in their political belt or just another past employer listed on a resume. 

Rick Tucker
Hixson



White Coat Syndrome And The Medical System

Today I wish to share what I am feeling as patient in our medical system. I am too old to put on airs at this point, and this is too pervasive of a problem for me too contain.   As I enter my AARP years, I am faced with so many medical encounters that evoke all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. I dread physician’s appointments riddled with government regulatory hypocrisy, ... (click for more)

Celebrating Our Confederate Heritage - And Response (2)

Yes, Roy, 'tis a shame the way these "enlightened" cities desire doing their dirty deeds beneath the cloak of darkness and disguise. At this rate we may have to adjourn to Brazil in order to celebrate any Confederate heritage. Hutch Smith Signal Mountain  * * * Removing monuments is not totally the full issue. To me, it's attempting to erase part ... (click for more)

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Predatory Law Firm Targeting Grieving Families

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III on Wednelsday announced the filing of a lawsuit against a Texas law firm, its sole attorney, and two investigators working for the firm, in connection with the tragic Woodmore Elementary bus crash. The civil enforcement action, filed in Hamilton County Chancery Court, alleges that the Witherspoon Law Group PLLC, based in Dallas, ... (click for more)

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Leads To 1 Of The Largest Meth Seizures In Hamilton County

Agents with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division, along with personnel from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Chattanooga Police Department and the DEA, arrested Mathew Turner, of Chattanooga, in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Tiftonia on Tuesday night.     A search of Turner’s vehicle revealed approximately ... (click for more)

Sales' Grand Slam Leads Lady Owls To 6-2 Comeback Win

Cheyenne Sales came close to hitting two home runs on Tuesday. She atoned for those close calls a day later with a grand slam in a five-run fourth inning and powered Ooltewah to a 6-2 victory over gritty East Hamilton in District 5-3A softball action at Jim Lovell Field. “That’s the first grand slam I’ve hit this season,” said Sales, who finished with five RBIs. “The pitch ... (click for more)

Red Bank's Kendall Farr Hurls No-Hitter Against Tyner

Kendall Farr was on the money Wednesday afternoon as she hurled a no-hitter and struck out seven as the Red Bank Lionettes blanked Tyner, 10-0, in six innings. Kelsey Peden and Destiny Painter both had two RBIs for the Lionettes while Hannah Wood had a triple and Sami Shrader a double.  Peden also had a double. With Farr improving to 3-2 on the season,, Red Bank finished ... (click for more)