First published on National Review Online on September 22, 2012:
Mitt Romney has always certainly been right about one thing: This election is about starkly differing visions for America. And by two visions I don’t mean two Americas. I’m talking about one America — an America where entrepreneurism and hard work are rewarded and where the strong institutions that create the conditions for economic growth — family, church, community, and school — are valued and supported.
The other vision is an America where government dependency is accepted and grows, and those foundational institutions — family, church, community, and school — remain neglected and diminished in the face of big federal bureaucracies. And I have no doubt which vision Governor Romney represents. It’s why I support him for president and why I will continue to work to unseat President Obama.
But the vision for America that I believe Governor Romney and I share is not one that only appeals to just 53 percent of Americans. Governor Romney is right to correct his recently released statements by talking about “the 100 percent.” Virtually all Americans want a better life for themselves and for their families, and those that accept some financial support from the government are almost certainly doing so in the hopes that it’s temporary. I know this because I grew up in Pennsylvania steel country with families who had bought houses and went to college on the G.I. Bill, received health care and benefits from the Veteran’s Administration, relied on Social Security in their retirements, and from time to time may have needed other help to feed their families. These people were not moochers. They were war veterans, teachers, coaches, and factory workers; the kinds of everyday Americans who have worked hard and made this country great.
And I know because I travelled through dozens of states, and hundreds of towns, over the past two years, shaking the hands of thousands of good Americans. Not rich Americans, or Americans with college degrees and fancy job titles. Most were retirees, blue-collar workers, families, church members, and the kinds of people who would give Mitt Romney their votes if they felt he understood them and offered a vision for a better life for their children. We had pizza together. We bowled together. A good many of these good people would fall into the 47 percent.
And to be sure, the entitlement culture and the deficit were of great concern to these folks. And I believe a campaign that talks tough on rolling back that decrepit culture and fighting the budget deficit and wasteful bureaucracy is absolutely necessary. Conservatives know this.
My advice is this: Cast a vision of America like another governor who ran for the presidency, and who won as a conservative. Let’s speak to the 100 percent of Americans about the shining city on the hill — people who want more opportunity and a better place for their families.
The good news is that there are policies that make up the rungs of the ladder to the American Dream. We’ve talked about what creates better opportunity and a better America, and the ladder of opportunity. Let’s support education reform, charter schools, more local and parental ownership, and job-training programs that prepare Americans and provide a clear pathway out of poverty. Let’s put forward a robust economic program that will get American working again, that will spur innovation, business formation, and job creation. Let’s advocate for fewer regulations and more incentives for job-creating manufacturing businesses to create economic opportunity.
And let’s affirm the central role of marriage and the family in giving stability to children and communities in need, reinforcing a critical rung in the ladder up and out of poverty. As we know, people who marry before they have kids and finish high school are far less likely to ever live in poverty than those who don’t. The social science on this is quite conclusive, and as we share a broad vision, there are additional policies that we champion that will strengthen the family: tripling the Child Dependent Deduction; strengthening and returning to its original intent the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives; eliminating the marriage penalty in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); and ensuring that federal marriage-education funding is used for marriage education and not diverting into other a activity.
Blessings often come in disguise. This is a teachable moment. As important as policy is the power of the soapbox. We need a government that understands that family is the foundation of liberty and justice and opportunity. There is still time to show the American people that vision — a vision for liberty, justice, and opportunity for all.
— Rick Santorum, a Republican, is a former congressman and senator from Pennsylvania. He is the co-founder of Patriot Voices.
A complete MOCKERY of LAWS and CODES? The TDLR A/C Division.
TDLR has all the bogus laws “made” SAFE and GOOD with LAWMAKING ABILITY? The installation of HVAC I am speaking of is illegal in Any prison, Any zoo, Any Dog pound, Any portable building, Any office,
Any barn, Any shed, Any Modular Bldg.,“ANY” place humans reside EXCEPT the residences of the elderly, disabled,
or any families that purchased a NEW MOBILE HOME. See if any of you are ready to open the blind eyes
that are “CAUSED AND CREATED” by the TDLR A/C division? Someone needs to help us instead of participating
in the results that are guaranteed to be “CAUSED AND CREATED” by the bogus laws to allow sabotage to be set-up
A nationwide builder like Clayton Homes? A states government offices are able to AVOID
IT ALL COMPLETELY with “it’s legal”? A state with the most mobile home owners way to SHOW CROOKED income and work from it? As legitimate? To brag about?
Just call it legal? The TDLR A/C division? Several other participants in the SCAM will never want change. THE CONSUMER OF NEW HOME FOR FAMILY? Not good or safe in any way to be installed in home.
Good and Safe for the insurance company to say: "WE DO NOT COVER DAMAGES THAT ARE “CAUSED” BY IMPROPER
INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT"? This one is a YES it is GOOD AND SAFE for insurance companies.
Good and Safe to COMPLETELY “VOID” the warranty of the manufacturer BY INSTALLING IT THE TDLR method?
That one is a YES for sure. Manufacturers love it?
Good and Safe for the TDLR to be very agressive towards anyone who raises questions? YES FOR SURE.
GOOD AND SAFE for a company like Clayton Homes because of all the guaranteed coverage and backup from TDLR. With
all the guaranteed results from it as profit for damages caused and created.
GOOD AND SAFE for the TDLR who had no Mobile home division when all the crooked dealings were being made?
That was their EXCUSE BEFORE THE Mobile home division was CREATED because of SO MANY
COMPLAINTS ABOUT MOBILE HOMES. Lots of complaints that would be completely eliminated if HVAC installed
correctly THE FIRST TIME.
GOOD AND SAFE for the TDLR A/C division to allow it?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR A/C to “legalize” it?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to “legalize” something that had no laws yet? IT IS NEVER LEGAL, INSTALLED,
OR ALLOWED ANYWHERE ESLE.
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to SEGREGATE AND SEPERATE a certain group of consumers only?
For the destruction that TDLR hass GUARANTEED TO OCCUR with nothing but the operation of the unit
that has been installed incorrectly? BUT LEGALLY? HOW? In mobile homes “ONLY”, but no where else?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to be GUARANTEED that all the LONG list of GUARANTEED NEGATIVES that occur can be LEGAL?
GOOD AND SAFE for the TDLR to FORGET all the reasons it would NEVER PASS HVAC CODES OF OPERATION, or
INSTALLATION, ANYWHERE? GOOD AND SAFE FOR TDLR to forget all of their own reasons for even being created or in existance
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR A/C to NEVER INVESTIGATE FACTS AT ALL? IGNORE IT AND LEGALIZE IT?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to know that all the REPS put in office for the people say FORGET THE PEOPLE IT HARMS,
LOOK AT THE INCOME and GIFTS “IT CREATES” from places like Clayton Homes?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to know entire government is BEHIND THEM? STATE,FEDERAL,and LOCAL?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to “create” needed specialist and experts to PERFORM THEIR DIRTY WORK?
GOOD AND SAFE for TDLR to KNOW that the ENTIRE SCAM will WORK FOREVER as planned?
“IF” it is “KEPT LEGAL”— CERTAINLY “NOT ABLE TO PASS CODES” just legal?
Now I want someone to tell me about the codes that make, endorse, and TEACH sabotage of homes as “LEGAL”?
If I ask for CODES about any HVAC installation I can get them. Get the codes used for MOBILE HOMES ONLY.
I need to see the part where it says complete failure of tie-in and complete failure to filter the “entire environment”
of the residence and the ENTIRE Air System is “ok” for my home. I can PROVE TO ANYONE it is “CALLED LEGAL” to be this way.
BUT At TDLR only.
GOOD AND SAFE for the TDLR to “SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM OR ISSUE RAISED” about it all with NOTHING BUT “it’s legal”?
No codes or specifications needed OR USED to do it that way? RIGHT?
GOOD AND SAFE for the TDLR to KEEP Clayton Homes NAME “very silent” and hidden throughout it all? That’s for sure?
GOOD AND SAFE for Clayton Homes to gets lots of repair work that would NEVER BE NEEDED. If installed CORRECTLY.
GOOD AND SAFE for Clayton Homes to do SHODDY WORK? Nothing to do with materials used only HOW MATERIALS
and EQUIPMENT “ARE” USED to CAUSE AND CREATE GUARANTEED PROBLEMS for consumers.
GOOD AND SAFE for a nationwide company, Clayton Homes, to build completely wrong?
GOOD AND SAFE for Clayton Homes to be GUARANTEED to never lose or get suit filed against them at all?
GOOD AND SAFE for all other participant in SCAM in any way?Contractors, Maintenance and Schedules of cleaning
that would NEVER be needed if installed per CODES of every residence of the USA today. That is except for Mobile homes only
whose codes and ethics are completely eliminated with the words “it’s legal” from the TDLR. JUST TO MAKE SURE “IT’S OK”.
GOOD AND SAFE for all people and companies who “KNOW” it is wrong to participate because dollar signs come FIRST VERY
EASY AT THAT LEVEL TOO?
IT IS “ALL GOOD”. IT IS “ALL SAFE”. But “ONLY” for the crooks and SCAM ARTIST.
LETS SHOW ALL OR FIND “ANY of THE GOOD AND SAFE THINGS” FOR THE NEW HOME OWNER AND HIS FAMILY?
SEE IF ANY EXPERT OR LAWYER OF TDLR or ANYONE with school of HVAC or any part of HVAC trade can find SOMETHING
to place on #1 above. NO ONE CAN. BECAUSE THERE IS NOT OR EVER HAS BEEN EVEN “ONE” item that can be said
or used to call this segregated sabotage GOOD OR SAFE in ANY WAY. TO DESTROY HVAC SYSTEMS. I can prove it to anyone.
The GOOD AND SAFES that it HAS for everyone except the consumer/owner is a LONG LIST. A lot not used here for sure.
Small sample here to show good and safe reasons to “make sabotage legal”? BUT “MUST” STAY SEGREGATED? TO WORK?
This was ALL MADE POSSIBLE because HUMAN RESIDENCE CODES are eliminated to use a method that is provably lower
quality than ANY ZOO IN TEXAS.
It is done because it was “MADE LEGAL”. And “only” that reason. IT COULD NEVER BE LEGAL if codes brought INTO THE PICTURE
AND INTO THE BOGUS LAWS created. BOGUS LAWS THAT DO NOTHING BUT MAKE IT:
GOOD AND SAFE AND LEGAL to be guaranteed to lead to MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION.
GOOD AND SAFE AND LEGAL to be guaranteed to have PARTICULATES INFESTATION OVER RUN ENTIRE HOME with nothing but
the START UP and usage of the HVAC to guarantee its occurance. TDLR has “nothing” but “it’s legal”. Then WHY NOT CODED FOR SAFETY ALONE? “CODE IT” JUST TO “MAKE” IT LEGAL alone?
Is being called legal to use in residences not A good enough reason to have a set of codes THAT SHOW AND PROVE it
even works at all? And show how safe it will be if used? OR BETTER YET PROVE HOW WRONG IT IS. Like all the ones used to show why
to never do it anywhere. Not if you want good, safe, efficient, lower cost, healthy, efficient air conditioning.
GREAT for TDLR A/C division to COMPLETELY IGNORE the CODES AND ETHICS THEY USE EVERY WHERE ELSE an HVAC unit is ever used.
Codes TDLR is paid to ensure as correct and enforce the use. What are my senators doing to us in Texas? Hidden sabotage RIGHT IN
FRONT OF ALL? Best place to hide it?
WHO CARES? TDLR and people like Clayton Homes got our reps to all vote on what LOOKED GOOD ON PAPER, FOR TEXAS? Lots of dollar signs?
IT IS WRONG, but everyone can enjoy the “INCOME CREATED”. That is except the consumer and his family
who have bought and paid for a sabotaged HVAC system. LEGALLY? A GREAT SCAM IS ALL IT IS. A nationwide builder like Clayton Homes
WOULD NEVER put this in ANY of their other work would they? ASK THEM. This is installed and SET-UP
to FAIL not last. Simply by the mode of installation NOT ANY MATERIALS USED. Someone?, Somehow?, got a room full of lawmakers together to sign papers that legalized the guaranteed sabotage that TDLR
has for “MOBILE HOMES ONLY”. Because TDLR A/C division KNOWS “IT WILL NEVER PASS CODES ANYWHERE”.
A true “mobile home” would NEVER BE BUILT with A/C like TDLR says is “legal”.
WHO passed the LAWS NEEDED for TDLR to be able to answer “ALL COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT”, FACT AFTER FACT that PROVE IT WRONG,
with nothing but “it’s legal” to COVER OVER 40 FACTS THAT PROVE IT IS WRONG. ANYWHERE,ANYTIME.
It is legal covered it all as far as the TDLR is concerned.
WHO “MADE” it LEGAL? HITLER? For something like this to be able to pass use with NOTHING BUT “ITS LEGAL”is wrong. But to END ENTIRE CASES
AND ELIMINATE ALL PROOF of CASES is wrong. NOT OPINIONS. FACTS FOR PROOF.
A place like TDLR A/C division “SHOULD BE ABLE” to at least produce a FEW GOODS and SAFES for the user and BUYER
of this sabotage set-up. THEY CAN’T.
Someone had to “make” it legal. HOW? How can you possibly be able to do that? All HVACs can be BRANDED as LEGAL AND SAFE
but their TIE-INS and FILTERING “ARE LEGAL, GOOD, AND SAFE” too. AND INSTALLED to make it work correctly and USE PARTS
for what they were designed and BUILT for. I wrote a few of the GOOD AND SAFES it does FOR OTHERS. The list is very long of all the people and companies that DO NOTHING except
profit from it. Because THEY KNOW protect the scam instead of FIXING IT CORRECTLY. Why fix something correctly that would eliminate un-
called for visits (up to 6-8 per year) and turn it into get a call EVERY 5-10 YEARS maybe.(no guarantees of failure like rigged per TDLR’s instructions).
Just the un-needed cleaning calls of 4 or more would be completely eliminated and made into cleaning every 10 to 20 years later. Four or
more per year just to clean or once every 20 years? How would you do it if the TDLR A/C was behind you 100% to SCAM THEM
MORE AND MORE IF POSSIBLE? OR HAVE REAL CODES THAT WORK? TDLR A/C says it is OK to eliminate basic codes but for
“MOBILE HOMES ONLY”.
All of the bad guaranteed results were sped up and easy to see because of the missing tie-in burried in insulation under the floor plenum. It
caused constant insulation particles 24/7. TDLR A/C thought all they had was another COMPLAINT about a FLAWED SYSTEM.
So shut it up with “it’s legal”. I complained to everyone. Clayton Homes over and over. Action Aire at "least"5 times a year.
TDLR in 2001. TDLR 2010 I got to open a case because missing tie-in(all tape) to hanging duct was found by accident while working
“on the damages” CAUSED AND CREATED by nothing but the complete inapproiate use of two filters every two weeks or MORE.
It is on walk through papers with Clayton Homes that something is WRONG WITH A/C. Too much dust. They all said it would go away it was
happening just because it was NEW SYSTEM. It never went away and it was NEVER DUST. There is no such thing as normal dust in HVAC.
TDLR, Action Aire, Clayton Homes all said just change filters more often. TDLR came to look at it. They sent the new division of mobile homes.
The A/C div. of TDLR says the Mobile Home Division of TDLR CAN MAKE NO DECISIONS about HVAC in mobile homes? They sent him to take pictures.
If a true A/C TDLR person would have showed up THEY WOULD HAVE KNOW BY THE LOOKS it was not dust and WHERE TO LOOK NEXT.
The A/C division decided it was all legal in first visit by photos taken. They saw their sabotage SET-UP in photos and knew it had to be
“overlooked” as wrong. So they missed the entire problem by making sure their sabotage worked well. THEY SAID IT WAS “NORMAL”
in a mobile home to have EXCESSIVE DUST like I described to them as awful. I took the experts word for it.
Normal and Legal used to HIDE BEHIND and answer all the whys I had then. A COMPLETE MOCKERY OF LAWS and WHAT “LAWS” ARE MADE FOR AT ALL.
A time limit should NOT BE PLACED on me because TDLR and others were able to give me the RUN AROUND to WASTE TIME.
And because crimes like this should NOT BE COVERED WITH “ANY” time limit. That will be TDLR’s answer now. ITS TOO LATE.
I BET YOU THAT IS ALL THEY HAVE NOW.
Corporate lawyers, STATE lawyers, Government lawyers, Attorney Generals, Governors, Federal Representives, State Reps.,
Judicial Lawyers? HOW MANY helped to “MOCK our Justice System”?
What is the NUMBER ONE REASON for having ANY LAWS AND/OR ANY “LAW MAKERS” AT ALL?
PROTECTION? RIGHTS TO EQUALITY? SAFETY? EQUAL TREATMENT from Companies and our Government? Some of these
FOR ANY TAXPAYER to be entitled to? That’s a few examples of why laws exist I think? A few reasons to NOT MAKE SPECIAL LAWS FOR A SPECIAL GROUP OF TAXPAYERS?
- I think should be: NOT TO USE LAWS FOR THE PROFIT OF THE FEW.
- I think should be: NOT TO USE LAWS TO “MISLEAD” OTHERS into UNSAFE, NON WORKING, COMPLETE FAILURES that PROFIT THE FEW.
- I think should be something like: NOT USE LAWS to ELIMINATE ETHICS and ABUSE OTHERS.
- I think maybe should be: NOT TO USE LAWS to ELIMINATE JUSTICE FOR ALL.
- I think maybe should include: NEVER BE ALLOWED TO USE BOGUS LAWS TO “HIDE BEHIND”.
- Take good laws and “make them fit” the loop holes needed for profit to all except the consumer who is being SCAMMED, ABUSED, and
PAYS IT ALL. Because of BOGUS LAWS made to cover “NO LAWS” at all.
There are a few but those are good enough. The laws of consumer protection are all completely eliminated by the TDLR and
it’s SEPERATION OF POWERS. I CAN PROVE IT
I can get no one to face me about it. TDLR ESPECIALLY? Everyone refuses to face it. ONLY lay down bogus laws made for me but to
FIT OTHERS NEEDS AND/OR GREEDS? NOTHING at all FOR THE FAMILY who PURCHASES a NEW HOME. That is mobile ONCE !
AND PAYS TAXES FOREVER AS AN ADDRESS FROM THEN ON? THE HUMANS IN THE HOME ARE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE
BECAUSE OF THAT. BUT NO RIGHTS when it comes to a little REPRESENTATION? Protect who? With what laws?
Induced suffering and harm with nothing but laws “made” to DESTROY and HARM our health and PROPERTY?
AMERICA? HITLER? WHO? WHY? WHERE? and WHAT/WHO FOR? THE CONSUMERS FAMILY? NO WAY.
PLEASE MAKE TDLR A/C division at least “TRY” to make it “LOOK” legitimate to DO THIS SABOTAGE. That will be another wall the
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSE AND REGULATION will climb and defeat with, “IT’S LEGAL”?Clayton Homes too?Action Aire too?
All of whom are able to scale walls very easy.
Lawmakers and enforcers say" it means NOTHING because not enough people complain. It is a scheduled sabotage that is guaranteed to work
with time and it hits in several different ways. Most have no idea at all. Just like me for ten years then TDLR starts acting strange about discovery
of cause of it all. IT MEANT CLAYTON HOMES HAD MESSED UP by leaving out the most important piece of ductwork and replaced it
WITH TAPE INSIDE TO COVER THE VOID CAUSED BY MISSING TIE-IN.
- THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. #4 THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD.
consequences of ETHICAL BEHAVIOR?
Can You help a several hundred thousand or more Texans? ALL THE FUTURE TEXANS? The state with the largest number of mobile
home OWNING TAXPAYERS in America? Just happens to be the STATE with BOGUS LAWS for Mobile homes “only”.
Social Responsibilty means #1 that organizations are part of a larger society. #2 Are accountable to “that” society for their actions.
A Social AUDIT IS NEEDED For TDLR, Clayton Homes. Action Aire.
NUMBER ONE: FIND OUT the objectives of the IGNORANT BOGUS laws made for HVAC in mobile homes only?
NUMBER TWO: FIND OUT the strategies and PERFORMANCE of these IGNORANT/BOGUS LAWS specially made for mobile homes HVAC?
LAWS THAT WERE NEVER NEEDED if ETHICS KEPT FOR HVAC in mobile homes JUST LIKE EVERY STRUCTURE IN AMERICA and TEXAS.
Thank You Very Much For Your Time just to read this. PLEASE help if you can? PLEASE ask for more proof or information because I can prove
how wrong this is to anyone. Photos, Answers from officials at TDLR. Answers from several other places. All AT TDLR AVOID IT VERY WELL.
The EPA said it does not do “inside air”. Tell them to try the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING,REFRIDGERATING, and AIR CONDITIONING.
Some good answers there but EPA guides no one there except themselves. I believe on that site it says the EPA DOES DO INSIDE AIR?
But this is not their job? BEG THEM I did? Repeatedly only to waste time EPA DOES NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED BECAUSE
THEY KNOW I CAN PROVE HOW WRONG THIS IS TO ANYONE. THEY KNOW it is WRONG.
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