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Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold

American politician and lobbyist

Alive from: 1961-

Category: Politics

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    As a government watchdog, I'm always looking for ways to make government smaller, more efficient, and fairer.
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    As much as I hate to say it, what I'm coming to realize is that all we're really able to do is put the brakes on. Imagine going real fast in a Flintstones car, and my heel is out there. I went to Washington to change the world, and all I can do is put my heel out.
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    Census data influences decisions made from Main Street to Wall Street, in Congress and with the Federal Reserve. Not to mention, the American people who look to, and trust, the data the government releases on our nation's unemployment, state of our economy, and health insurance coverage.
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    Companies that are hosting Web sites or do a lot of teleconferencing need a lot of bandwidth going both ways.
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    Congress has the constitutional authority to investigate the other agencies of government. We are the watchdogs of the taxpayer's money, and we have the right to know how that money is being spent and to conduct oversight over the government.
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    Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any information that I share with a company? My Google searches? The emails I send? Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in anything but maybe a letter I hand deliver to my wife?
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    Drug testing for recipients of various welfare programs - I really think that's something that needs to be considered.
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    Everybody wants to help folks out. But we've got a system where you can stay on unemployment for an awfully long time. And I think we need to create a system of decreasing benefits over time to encourage you to get a job.
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    Hillary Clinton and her media machine try to dismiss, but anybody who understands anything about how email works - and this is millennials in particular, who grew up on the Internet - know that you're an idiot to keep sensitive information on a server in your house.
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    Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have left the U.S. with better relations with Iran and Cuba and worse relations with allies like Israel.
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    Historically, the Justice Department has been Congress' ally in fighting wrongdoing in government, but under this Justice Department and Eric Holder, rather than being the people's attorney, Eric Holder sees himself as the president's attorney and he'll do anything to defend the president.
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    How is having every phone call that I make to my wife, to my daughter, relevant to any terror investigation?
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    Human trafficking robs victims of their basic human rights, and it occurs right under our noses. Many efforts have been focused in other regions of the world, but this is a major problem here at home.
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    If I were to leave Congress and want to start Farenthold TV, it would be very difficult. The fewer players there are, the fewer the opportunities to build a big enough audience to get on.
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    If you are just using the service to look at Web sites and download e-mail, then a DSL line may be cheaper. It is when you have more data going out that wireless can make a difference.
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