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



Thanks To The East Ridge Police For Cleaning Up

I want to thank the East Ridge Police Department for cleaning up my neighborhood. In just the past week there have been three arrests made on my street alone for drugs. Please keep up the good work. There is still a need. I'd hate to see anyone left behind.   You wouldn't believe how the traffic and activity has slowed down. Thank you, and Merry Christmas.  ... (click for more)

No To The Gas Tax - And Response

Americans are finally catching a break at the gas pumps after more than 1,245 days of gas over a national average of $3 a gallon and what do members of both parties want to do, they want to tax you more on a gallon of gas. Haslam, Corker  and Washington D.C. want to talk about raising gas taxes.  Tennesseans already pay 39.8 cents (18.4 federal and 21.4 state) on every ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

UTC Cagers Upset No.7 Stanford

"Defense kept us in the game and our fans are great!." UTC sophomore Moses Johnson after the 54-46 win.   The giant killer has done it again. Relying on hustle, determination, key 3-pointers and 10 made free throws down the stretch the Chattanooga Mocs defeated visiting No.7 Stanford women 54-46 Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Playing before 2,128 cheering ... (click for more)

Vols Land 4-Star JUCO Running Back Alvin Kamara

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has signed junior college four-star running back Alvin Kamara, who is from Norcross, Ga., and originally signed with Alabama and then transferred to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. Information on Kamara: ALVIN KAMARA R-Sophomore • Running Back • 5-11 • 200 Norcross, Ga. • Norcross H.S./Alabama/Hutchinson ... (click for more)