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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I used to work construction. We had a guy that tried hard, but he never got anything right. Ask him to tie re-bar and it would fall apart as soon as you breathed on it. Eventually, we just gave him menial tasks....we made him a gopher. Congress is just like that. They can't get anything right. Let them be gophers.
    It's not that they can't get anything right - it's that they won't.

    After all, if they got things resolved there wouldn't be any issues they could campaign on next re-election. Also, they'd alienate the hard-line voters who equate "politicians willing to compromise" to "Party-member In Name Only."

    Which is why I won't be surprised at all when the office of the President becomes less that of an executive with limited powers to that of an elected dictator for a limited term.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

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    Good! If they're busy with that stuff, they can't pass stupid ass regulations that kill jobs and make doing business in this country even more expensive than it already is.
    What do you mean killing jobs? There are such lax regulations on large corporations, such low functional tax rates you'd think we'd be swimming in jobs. But we're not. We're sitting at over 9% unemployment and have been for some time.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What do you mean killing jobs? There are such lax regulations on large corporations, such low functional tax rates you'd think we'd be swimming in jobs. But we're not. We're sitting at over 9% unemployment and have been for some time.
    That's because there is more to the story then just tax rates, but don't let that stop your irrational fear of corporations.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    The republicans in congress don't care about anything except making Obama a one-term president. And the democrats, who had their chance to pass meaningful legislation when they had control, didn't do it because Obama pictured himself The Great Compromiser In Chief. Ergo, nothing but turds was churned out of government until the GOP took control, after which not even turds emerged and congress is completely constipated.

    A pox on them all.

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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That's because there is more to the story then just tax rates, but don't let that stop your irrational fear of corporations.
    Is there? I keep hearing "cut taxes and we'll get jobs". No one is saying "cut taxes and in parallel with these following events we can expect to see job growth". Did you ever put it that way? Or are you just trying to spin some propaganda? I think that probability is with the latter.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    With our economy still in trouble, it is good to see the Republicans in the House working hard to restore it. Today, they vote on House Continuing Resolution 13, which makes "In God We Trust" America's motto. America's motto yesterday was "In God We Trust".

    The Republican House - The posterboy for "Bat**** insane".
    a large portion of Congress's time is spend on mundane and "unimportant" business... getting mad about it is silly

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    Re: House Moves Decisively During Time of Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The republicans in congress don't care about anything except making Obama a one-term president. And the democrats, who had their chance to pass meaningful legislation when they had control, didn't do it because Obama pictured himself The Great Compromiser In Chief. Ergo, nothing but turds was churned out of government until the GOP took control, after which not even turds emerged and congress is completely constipated.

    A pox on them all.
    I can agree with your last statement. They all are incompentant.
    However, the House has sent the Sentate 15 bills, which Reid, et.al are sitting on. Why>
    "WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Thune, John Barrasso, and Rob Portman and Representatives Diane Black and Bill Flores held a press conference to call for Senate action on the jobs bills - known as the "Forgotten 15" - the House of Representatives has passed as part of the Republicans' efforts to create a stable environment for economic growth and private-sector job creation. All of the "Forgotten 15" jobs bills passed the House with bipartisan support. Sen. Hutchison emphasized how the government's over-regulation is hindering our economic recovery. She specifically discussed the need to pass the "Forgotten 15" legislation that will help revive offshore energy exploration and stop the FCC's efforts to regulate the freedom of the Internet"Sen. Hutchison Reminds Democratic Senate Leadership of “Forgotten 15” Jobs Bills Kay Bailey Hutchison | U.S. Senator - Texas

    So it seems it is not just the Republicans who are holding things up. The Dems are just as much a "party of no" as anyone.
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