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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.
    Same OLD PEOPLE? Did you sleep through Nov. 2?
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It's a new day.
    Same as the old day.

    Seriously, every time there is a significant change in congress, it starts like this, then right back to the same old thing.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I read those too... so you know how detailed they are with all the costs and liabilities.. assets and where revenues are coming from, and who owns the debt, how much.... how much was paid off, how much debt they own..

    It's not just showing the budgets... Our government should be that open too.. I don't like having to dig around and trying to find all the different documents..

    It seriously causes me to question the knowledge of the people forecasting the budget. Do they actually know that much about the accounts, and our debts, who owns them, how well they are managed? Probably not...
    I have no doubt the "minions" who write the budgets within each executive department know exactly what they are writing,

    The problem is our elected officials casting the budget votes don't have a clue. They rely on the various committee chairs to tell them "all is ok"

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I think this is an outstanding start to changing how things are done in DC. I look forward to hearing the Democratic ideas for new House rules as well. Maybe they can expand on the start the GOP is trying to make.

    Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com

    Just curious, anyone else think this has been the longest month ever? I am so ready for the new congress.
    Ok, to the topic at hand. This looks like a very good start. I really think they will keep their word too, or put up a hec of fight trying.
    One thing I didn't notice here though, that was in the Pledge or Promise to America (forgot the name) They said that each bill that passes would have something attached saying that it was found to be Constitutional and why. I really liked that idea.
    When they were cramming through the HC bill, they really didn't know or didn't care if it was constitutional.
    I don't remember where I heard or read that things like that have become common. They don't always worry about the constitionality of something, they just leave it up to the courts to figure it out.
    Anyway, I'm all exited about hopefully getting things on the right track again.
    To me, since they swore to uphold the constitution, that is a huge part of their job.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    I have no doubt the "minions" who write the budgets within each executive department know exactly what they are writing,

    The problem is our elected officials casting the budget votes don't have a clue. They rely on the various committee chairs to tell them "all is ok"
    but don't the "minions" frequently change.. and if the people elected to vote on the budgets and proposals are not held responsible for knowing the status of all the accounts and debt management... why would those minions bother in knowing it either? As long as they are all getting paid, and bailed out, bailing out their friends... why does it matter how the taxpayers really fare and the younger generations?

    Perhaps SOME of them know.. but telling the president that what they doing isn't good in the long run.. say you need to make cuts, raise taxes, raise revenue, this program is too expensive.. is too difficult. I don't think either party wants to be truthful with the people.. just tell them what they want to hear and get elected... The fact is, republicans didn't complain when Bush ran up the debt.. and liberals would be whining right now if Bush was the one running it up
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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.
    Create savings by abolishing all no-bid contracts and force all government contractors to competitively price their services to the government.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Create savings by abolishing all no-bid contracts and force all government contractors to competitively price their services to the government.
    I was thinking more along the lines that the left would counter my offer by suggesting something like the conversion of all public employee pensions into defined contribution plans. If the left had done something like that I would have responded to them by offering to do something like reducing the mortgage interest deduction.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Same OLD PEOPLE? Did you sleep through Nov. 2?
    Are you aware of how many people are Congresss? Of the 535 Congressmen who went into the 2010 elections, only 69 did not return. So 466 are still present, thats a 87% return right.

    So yes, same old people is pretty accurate.

    Now, as you were saying?

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I think this is an outstanding start to changing how things are done in DC. I look forward to hearing the Democratic ideas for new House rules as well. Maybe they can expand on the start the GOP is trying to make.

    Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com

    I cant argue! I like all these changes! Im actually proud of the Republicans

    Same as the old day.

    Seriously, every time there is a significant change in congress, it starts like this, then right back to the same old thing.
    Well that IS true and this is basically a nice piece of strategic marketing by the Reps but I like it either way. Somehow though Im going to see big spending on their issues and to repay their lobbyists. It would be great if they actually worked M-F 8am to 5pm
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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.

    any law that exempts congress from its application is unconstitutional.



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