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2 days ago.
by rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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What are the 300 bills? Again, more education for RS: "Blackburn’s office referred us to a list of 387 bills on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s website. There are indeed 387 bills and resolutions on the list, but it is safe to say that that number is inflated.

The list contains dozens of ceremonial or parochial bills — including 31 bills to name or rename post offices or federal buildings, at least nine bills to authorize a study, such as whether Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky should be included in the National Park System, and at least 13 that deal with federal land (transferring or exchanging, or expanding boundaries, for example). There are also two bills to strike commemorative coins, and a third to award a gold medal to golfer Jack Nicklaus.

We also found 21 bills that actually became law through other vehicles, including 10 appropriations bills that became part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014....

Posted 9 days ago.

"... more than 300 bills were waiting for Senate action by the time the Congress completed its work. " RS also leaves out that there are 70 bills passed by the Senate stuck in the House. The number would be higher except for the record number of obstruction filibusters by Republicans.

Posted 9 days ago.

RS is living bumper sticker. He mentions the 380 bills in the senate, but as per usual, leaves out the facts. Once again it is up to me to educate him: WaPo:The argument is often used to rebut claims that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, or, particularly recently, to counter Obama's insistence that he must act because Congress won't. And the thing is: Those Republicans are right. There are over 300 bills waiting for Senate action. But the other thing is: That's pretty much how things have always been.

We used data from GovTrack to assess the number of bills passed by the House that never saw action in the Senate. The site, which compiles data on legislation stretching back for decades, flags each bill by its current status. For hundreds of bills from each of the past 20 Congresses, the current status is what it was when the Congress adjourned: waiting for Senate consideration that will never come.

In 11 of the past 19 Congresses...

Posted 9 days ago.

Freeman

So, we have 11 or 12 MILLION undocumented people in the country, right? I'm guessing that you'd be fine, amos57usa, if they just waddle down to the polls and vote. That might swing an election, don't you think? (Or don't you think?).

What if only 10% do it? How many elections get turned? How many citizens' votes does that negate? 1.2 million U.S. citizens would be disenfranchised. Talk about voter suppression. (Keep in mind that many of these people are social and economic conservatives), be careful what you wish for.

I love the talking point that "voter ID laws are a fix for a problem that doesn't exist". How would you know. We, as a system, aren't looking. The DOJ certainly is not looking.

Posted 10 days ago.

Freeman

Obstruction is a democratic game and they play it very well.

Since when is it incumbent upon one house of congress to only pass legislation that is agreeable to the leader of the other house? You explain that to me hville. Ever hear of a conference committee? Do you even understand how the process works?

You guys are killing me. The house passes HUNDREDS of bills and they are the do nothing portion of congress? At what point is ANY democrat going to take responsibility for ANYTHING that they do?

Posted 10 days ago.

Freeman

Don't buy if for a minute amos57usa, neither does the African American community. I think they are starting to get a bit fed up with the dems.

Wouldn't need to artificially raise the minimum wage if the economy was actually creating living wage jobs would we?

Time to smarten up. I don't oppose a minimum wage hike, I oppose stupid policy that makes it necessary.

hville. So the Senate Immigration bill did not contain a poison pill? Come on. Apply the same standard to both houses.

The difference between the House and Senate has been the utter lack of taking a stand by the Reid senate. Don't have to defend your position if you never vote on it. Republicans passed budgets, passed hundreds of bills to help the economy but nothing was even given a chance to be voted on which means no democratic senator had the opportunity to offer amendments and thus had no record to defend. DO NOTHING???

Posted 10 days ago.

amos57usa

freem..No one needs any make believe racist card. When 90% of the blacks vote against republicans they have a good reason. Minimum wage won, marijuana won and abortion lost. If the era of big government is over then you are for assisted suicide and are pro choice. Hogwash. You are for Big Government when it helps you take freedom from others.

Posted 10 days ago.

rshill7

It ain't Obama's inaction here at home we have problems with, precious.

It's his action.

How about just one atom of truth? Start with that. It's elemental.

Posted 11 days ago.

rshill7

Were they voting in "lockstep" when they (McConnell and company) voted with Harry Reid for cloture against Ted Cruz' filibuster, joined by Mike Lee and a few non-RINO others against Obooboocare?

No, that is the opposite of lockstep.

Again, try at least some truth for a change.

Your continuous lies have cobwebs on their cobweb's cobwebs.

Posted 11 days ago.

And as for obstruction, that was the stated strategy by the republican leadership - vote in lockstep, give the president NOTHING, then blame him for inaction. This has been reported over and over - witness the famous Caucus Room restaurant meeting of the pubbie leadership on the night of Obama's first inauguration...Boener, Ryan, McConnell, Gingrich, Luntz, et al...they made no bones about it - their goal was to obstruct, then blame the other side. That's not my opinion, it is a widely reported fact.

Posted 11 days ago.

Freeman - The senate will need 60 votes to put a bill on the presidents desk, a point made quite clear by the pubbie's recent record use of the filibuster. And, as I've pointed out before, most -not all, but most - of the bills Harry didn't bring to a vote were "poison pill' bills the house repubs knew wouldn't pass, but they had their intended effect - blame Reid.

Posted 11 days ago.

Freeman

Then there's the infamous "racist" card. Nice work amos57usa. Did you watch the elections?

Did you pay attention to who was elected?

You guys have to stop this crap, I mean come on, really?

I can't wait to get immigration reform because you know what?? Latinos are social and economic conservatives. There are already have young Latino leaders moving up the ranks in the conservative movement. Young African Americans, young women of all ethnic backgrounds. They are going to make a difference. To quote Bill Clinton on the eve of signing the republican welfare reform bill, " the era of big government is over"....

Posted 11 days ago.

Freeman

hville, even the democratic senators are miffed at Harry Reid for not bringing ANYTHING but appointments up for a vote.

What did they pass? Immigration Reform bill that had only token border security legislation.

Come on, start looking at the facts. The democratic leadership blocked everything so they would not have to defend their votes.

Gridlock?? At least the Congress will put bills on the President's desk and he'll have to defend his passage or veto. That's regular order.

Posted 11 days ago.

rshill7

...and 25 years ago today 11-9-14...

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall.

PolitiBrew (dotcom)

Posted 12 days ago.

rshill7

YouTube

Posted 12 days ago.

rshill7

You lefties ought to watch this 50 year old cartoon.

Type in:

"50 year old cartoon predicts the future"

Posted 12 days ago.

amos57usa

The party with the racist is the GOP of course that's why minorities vote against them. The republican voter suppression (treason) sure isn't done to stop republicans from voting and freeman is back to tell us water isn't wet again.

A few seats turned red as usual but abortion laws lost while minimum wage and marijuana laws won. So who won the election. If wolves eat your sheep you buy a license to shoot one. This is a government program that right wingers don't want? More dry water.

Posted 12 days ago.

amos57usa

If a 90 year old man is creating a disturbance and hurting your business you call the cops when he won't stop.

Posted 12 days ago.

amos57usa

Nobo..It's not your death that concerns me. The question is do I decide like in Oregon or do the christians get to decide for me like in Michigan. This is one of the many reasons I have had to vote against the GOP.

Posted 12 days ago.

rshill7

No they don't. It's a lame duck session.

Posted 13 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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