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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    What income range would you call middle-class..
    You're certainly well above that--where I believe the concern is for paying more tax .
    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yeah, we need hundreds of new programs to insure that the poor live as well as the rich but without car elevators.

    The tab will be picked up by the foolish middle-class.
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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yeah, we need hundreds of new programs to insure that the poor live as well as the rich but without car elevators.

    The tab will be picked up by the foolish middle-class.
    That will happen only "when the economy gets better", for now we will just add it to the tab.
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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Yea Bohner... Youve done "your work" by not doing anything, and by being the most obstructive congress ever. Good job! Something to be real "proud" of. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    He has a point. The senate has the power to amend, add, change, delete anything from those appropriations bills it likes or doesn't like. But in a way Reid is the obstructionist. He would much rather table all those bills than do what the senate is suppose to do with them. If he doesn't like something in a bill, delete it, add what he wants. It is actually the duty of the senate to do this rather than table all those bills. You wouldn't see a Byrd, a Mitchell or even a Daschel doing what Reid has done. The former three knew the senate's duty, the later one apparently does not.

    But an ideal congress would be one that just passes the mandatory stuff and nothing else.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    I hate to be the on that has to keep pointing this out, but obstructionism is very much present on both sides of this divided government.
    It's only through the complicity of Biased Lame Stream Media that only one side is being broadcast about.

    372 Bills That Have Been Passed by the House & Not Yet Acted Upon By the Senate (as of 8/23/10)
    By The Hill Staff - 02/22/10 08:45 PM ET
    372 Bills That Have Been Passed by the House & Not Yet

    This article from TheHill.com has the list.

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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Thank you for showing your work here. So again, why are you only after Boehner and not Reid?

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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    He has a point. The senate has the power to amend, add, change, delete anything from those appropriations bills it likes or doesn't like. But in a way Reid is the obstructionist. He would much rather table all those bills than do what the senate is suppose to do with them. If he doesn't like something in a bill, delete it, add what he wants. It is actually the duty of the senate to do this rather than table all those bills. You wouldn't see a Byrd, a Mitchell or even a Daschel doing what Reid has done. The former three knew the senate's duty, the later one apparently does not.

    But an ideal congress would be one that just passes the mandatory stuff and nothing else.
    and when reid is presented a bill that guts epa regulations in what is supposadly a "jobs" bill and he allows the senate to strip the bill of the parts harming the epa, when he sends it back to the house the house will bash him for taking out the parts harming the EPA.

    some of the bills are obviously political traps.
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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    National debt increases happen 'just on interest of the total accumulated debt alone'..
    Did that come from Obama??How much of Obama's debt is due to interest on the total accumulated debt ?
    Interest on the national debt in FY 2013 was $222.75 billion or 6.23% of total federal spending. Obama added over $6 trillion to the national debt in his 5 years so, even if you included all national debt interest paid (for the last 5 years) as "pre Obama" debt interest, it would be slightly over 20% of that total added debt (about $1.2 trillion).

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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Reid wouldn't have to table the House bills this year if the House, under Cantor's direction,
    had not refused 18 requests to have a Bi-cameral Conference to discuss the very deletes,
    adds that you keep saying he doesn't do .
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    He has a point. The senate has the power to amend, add, change, delete anything from those appropriations bills it likes or doesn't like. But in a way Reid is the obstructionist. He would much rather table all those bills than do what the senate is suppose to do with them. If he doesn't like something in a bill, delete it, add what he wants. It is actually the duty of the senate to do this rather than table all those bills. You wouldn't see a Byrd, a Mitchell or even a Daschel doing what Reid has done. The former three knew the senate's duty, the later one apparently does not.

    But an ideal congress would be one that just passes the mandatory stuff and nothing else.
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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Not to change, but what do you think of Chaper 9 in Detroit today where retirees will be down to 18% of their pensions..
    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Interest on the national debt in FY 2013 was $222.75 billion or 6.23% of total federal spending. Obama added over $6 trillion to the national debt in his 5 years so, even if you included all national debt interest paid (for the last 5 years) as "pre Obama" debt interest, it would be slightly over 20% of that total added debt (about $1.2 trillion).

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    Re: John Boehner On 113th Congress Being Least Productive Ever: 'We've Done Our Work'

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the fact that that congress sets its own schedule and it is only in session for as little as 40 days is a bit odd considering that there are so many problems plauging our nation right now. you would think that such problems would require congress to spend more time trying to fix the problems?
    I could not agree with you more. These lazy bastards have all their work done by clerks, some oif whom have hidden agendas, while they party on our dime.

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    What income range would you call middle-class..
    You're certainly well above that--where I believe the concern is for paying more tax .
    My current income is approximately $45K and I have over $1M in old tax credits. So, my comments is not personal. If I were not on Medicare, I'd be over the subsidy level and yes, I have assets, but I live as if my only income was $45K and I like it that way.

    I don't think that my statement is anything else but obvious. Most of the burden will fall on the middle class by higher premiums. The lower classes et a subsidy and the upper classes don't care whart the rates are since they buy into private physician groups for ???.00 a month.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That will happen only "when the economy gets better", for now we will just add it to the tab.
    AFAIK and can see, the economy is "better" and this excuse is wearing thin. The high unemployment rates are due to automation and outsourcing which nothing can be done about. The economy won't "get better" without a bubble. Obama is trying to create a housing bubble but its too soon since the last failure to really take off. The units I follow closely were as high as $225K in 2005 and hit a low of $35K in 2010. Now they are like $65K and flattening.

    Bubbles are dangerous and unpredictable. So, I think the economy is OK enough at present. This is 100% opinion© and I'll be happy to be corrected by either POV.

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