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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    I will believe the rule changes when I see it. Most likely they will stick those things into bills loaded with pork or some really unpopular issue so that they are doomed to fail and then the GOP can claim they tried.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The rule changes I want to see are as follows.

    1. Term limits of 12 years for both Houses.

    2. Benefit packages equal to but not to exceed those of an Army Pfc.

    3. All pay in Both houses to be equal to but not exceed that of an Army Major, the President would receive the pay of a 4 Star General.

    4. SSI to be turned over to or sold to private industry with strict rules that include all members of both houses.

    5. All gifts from lobbyists that exceed lunch cost are banned.

    6. Congress should meet no more than 2, 3 month periods, Jan. thru Mar. and then July thru Sept. Unless there is an emergency.

    7. No bill should contain more then 20 pages be written in plain English and no attachments are permitted.

    8. At any time a petition containing 1,000,000 signatures can force a no confidence vote of any elected official and force them from office, for any reason.

    It's not perfect but it might be a starting point to save money.
    Hopefully, you've told your congressmen. I don't like #8, by the way. It would be too easy for a special interest group to behind-the-scenes finance such a move.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I will believe the rule changes when I see it. Most likely they will stick those things into bills loaded with pork or some really unpopular issue so that they are doomed to fail and then the GOP can claim they tried.
    They are proposed changes. They have to be voted and approved...and the Dems are free to offer their own rule changes for consideration.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Seems to have been working fine for the past couple of years....Now I guess we can go back to it being out of bounds.


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    does this mean something in English rather than in rightwingspeak?
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    does this mean something in English rather than in rightwingspeak?
    only to people who understand English, as opposed to leftwingspeak.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    does this mean something in English rather than in rightwingspeak?
    You better learn the lingua franca pal.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    only to people who understand English, as opposed to leftwingspeak.
    since you speak it, perhaps you can then explain?

    I do get the feeling that much that is said here is merely for the fellow worshipers at the altar and is never intended for anyone else
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    “No new spending without equal or greater cuts in other spending” doesn't work when there's an emergency. And, of course, after a while everything starts to look like an emergency.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “No new spending without equal or greater cuts in other spending” doesn't work when there's an emergency. And, of course, after a while everything starts to look like an emergency.
    Well we know what a liberal budget looks like. It looks like socialist ****, and we don't want anymore. Besides, as you know, we won the election as Obama would say. That means your agenda is out, and our agenda is in. Thank you for your concern.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “No new spending without equal or greater cuts in other spending” doesn't work when there's an emergency. And, of course, after a while everything starts to look like an emergency.
    true enough.

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