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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Kind of like HCR bill no?
    Like of like swiss cheese no? Wait we weren't talking about cheese, or the Heathcare law, guess we should stay on topic.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Like of like swiss cheese no? Wait we weren't talking about cheese, or the Heathcare law, guess we should stay on topic.
    Sorry the Elf in me escaped had to try a funny.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    From your link...

    Why is the idea of paying for new spending by cutting other spending, instead of simply raising taxes, abhorant to you? I think cutting the crap spending and using that money, instead of new tax money, to cover the cost is a fantastic idea.
    Why play the game with one hand tied behind your back when everyone else uses two hands? Its simply ideologically driven and not keeping with the long standing principle that a budget has two sides to be addressed.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    The Dem will ahve their chance to offer their own rules changes, or amend the ones the GOP is proposing now. Don't forget, this has to be voted on and approved by Congress.
    each part of the Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, adopt its own rules. So technically, the Congress - meaning both parts - will not vote on the rules proposals before the House offered by Republicans... only the House of Representatives will vote on the rules for their body. An important distinction if only for former government teachers.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    each part of the Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, adopt its own rules. So technically, the Congress - meaning both parts - will not vote on the rules proposals before the House offered by Republicans... only the House of Representatives will vote on the rules for their body. An important distinction if only for former government teachers.
    I should think that is understood... that each body will have a chance to vote on it's own rules, and each party in each body will have it's chance to make rules changes to be voted on.

    Sorry if I was unclear.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    glad there is a similar meeting of Great Minds.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    glad there is a similar meeting of Great Minds.
    Don't worry... it won't last.

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    It seems we have had something similar in the past. Newt called it “contract with America” others called it “contact on America” it ended up being a farce.



    < Government and Operational Reforms>

    On the first day of their majority in the House, the Republicans promised to pass eight major reforms:

    1. require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress;

    2. select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;

    3. cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;

    4. limit the terms of all committee chairs;

    5. ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;

    6. require committee meetings to be open to the public;

    7. require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;

    8. guarantee an honest accounting of the Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    It seems we have had something similar in the past. Newt called it “contract with America” others called it “contact on America” it ended up being a farce.



    < Government and Operational Reforms>

    On the first day of their majority in the House, the Republicans promised to pass eight major reforms:

    1. require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress;

    2. select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;

    3. cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;

    4. limit the terms of all committee chairs;

    5. ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;

    6. require committee meetings to be open to the public;

    7. require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;

    8. guarantee an honest accounting of the Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.
    wanna bet this will be a farce as well?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    wanna bet this will be a farce as well?

    We could go a long way towards balancing the budget if we could sell tickets to the show when tea party meets reality in congress.
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