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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Oh to the contrary. They are indeed pushing the same old ideas that contributed to the financial meltdown. And the entire social issue dragon has yet to raise its ugly head ... but I expect that will happen at some point in the next year. Don't be so quick to declare a new beginning when the same old people still are in charge.
    Mere rhetoric. The Republicans have something different this time. Intimations of mortality. If they fail they figuratively die.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    •Putting attendance records for committee hearings online within 24 hours.
    I don't think the general public would care enough to look this up on a daily basis..

    •Requiring spending increases to be offset by equal or greater cuts elsewhere in the budget. Tax increases could not be used to pay for the new spending.
    This will never happen since the republicans never balanced a budget either, and they are trying to pretend otherwise. It's just an empty promise. I would like to see them offer to take cuts and promising to lower the deficit for starters.. offer were the cuts should be made.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Mere rhetoric. The Republicans have something different this time. Intimations of mortality. If they fail they figuratively die.

    So what is different this time?

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So what is different this time?
    National debt, exponentially increasing debt service payments, a declining standard of living that can no longer be hidden, two wars, a balkanized people, and radicalization within the Republican Party.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't think the general public would care enough to look this up on a daily basis..



    This will never happen since the republicans never balanced a budget either, and they are trying to pretend otherwise. It's just an empty promise. I would like to see them offer to take cuts and promising to lower the deficit for starters.. offer were the cuts should be made.
    Eliminate the defense budget. Now it's your turn to tell us where you would cut the budget.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Mere rhetoric. The Republicans have something different this time. Intimations of mortality. If they fail they figuratively die.
    Oh you see the shadow on the wall of a very large and apparently ferocious beast. In reality its only a chipmunk standing next to the fire. But from a certain angle when the light is just right, the shadow can be quite deceiving.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Oh you see the shadow on the wall of a very large and apparently ferocious beast. In reality its only a chipmunk standing next to the fire. But from a certain angle when the light is just right, the shadow can be quite deceiving.
    How are you going to deal with debt service on the national debt?

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Here is one change I proposed during my campaign

    Title:Earmark Accountability Act

    Purpose:Regulate and Provide Accountability for Congressional
    Earmark Spending

    Summary:
    The Earmark Accountability Act is intended to regulate and provide individual accountability to the practice of Congressional earmarking of funds within the Appropriations process.

    The Earmark Accountability Act prohibits the insertion of individual earmarks within any appropriations bill submitted by any Executive Department, requires each House to develop a Consolidated Appropriations Request for earmarks requested by its respective members, and defines the process by which such earmaks will be considered for acceptance and funding.


    The Earmark Accountability Act is submitted under the authority of The United States Constitution Article 1 Sections 5 and 7.

    Text of Legislation:
    1. No Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the House of Representatives or a Senator may insert any earmark within a budget request from any executive department during the appropriations process.

    2. The House of Representatives and The Senate will each prepare a Consolidated Appropriations Request containing all individual member requested earmarks. The Consolidated Appropriations Request must contain the following minimum information:
    a. Name of the member seeking the earmark.
    b. Amount of Appropriation Requested.
    c. Duration of the request – (one-time appropriation or an on-going
    payment, specifying length of payments, frequency and amount to be paid at the designated interval)
    d. Direct Beneficiary of any funds requested.
    e. Rationale for the request, and benefit expected.
    f. Disclosure of meetings held in relation to the requested earmark
    and a list of all persons present at any and all of these meetings.

    3. Each Consolidated Appropriation request will be prepared and published on the public website for the respective House of Congress for a period on no less that 60 calendar days before the requests may be submitted for a vote of the members of the respective House of Congress..

    4. A Roll Call vote is required for each earmark identified within each House’s Consolidated Appropriations Request. Those earmarks not receiving a 2/3 vote in their favor will be removed from the corresponding Consolidated Appropriations Request and not submitted for consideration during the normal Appropriations Process.

    5. No earmark approved in the above manner may be increased in amount or duration during the normal Appropriations Process they may only be reduced or eliminated.

    6. Congressional Earmark Defined- In this section, the term `congressional earmark' means a provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the House of Representatives or a Senator providing, authorizing, or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality, or congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Eliminate the defense budget. Now it's your turn to tell us where you would cut the budget.
    There is noway the gop is proposing to eliminate the defense budget.. are they? I would cut the war/defense budget, impose term limits, make them take pay cuts.. I would actually have to analyze the budget for myself and to make a really informed decision though. Maybe they should make the budgets public, proposed budgets, and make them as transparent as those bound by GAAP to be transparent. We should be able to understand the budgets, or at least people with accounting/finance knowledge, people do invest in gov bonds afterall.. probably reform NAFTA, reform the Federal Reserve..

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    There is noway the gop is proposing to eliminate the defense budget.. are they? I would cut the war/defense budget, impose term limits, make them take pay cuts.. I would actually have to analyze the budget for myself and to make a really informed decision though. Maybe they should make the budgets public, proposed budgets, and make them as transparent as those bound by GAAP to be transparent. We should be able to understand the budgets, or at least people with accounting/finance knowledge, people do invest in gov bonds afterall.. probably reform NAFTA, reform the Federal Reserve..
    The Budget - is publicly available at OMB.GOV You can also find historical tables of expenditures, revenues, and budgets

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