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Thread: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

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    Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    As a member of congress, how would you have voted on the Cromnibus bill that recently passed both houses of congress?

    A strong no vote from me.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    If congress critters were honest then they would never vote for these huge package deals of pork laden, unrelated matters. Bills should be about a single topic and funding bills should be about a single program. If the federal gov't is so big that it bcomes impossible to do so then let that help shrink it. Voting for massive bills that nobody even reads, much less debates, is insane. The concept that if a single massive bill is not passed (four months late?) then the entire federal government must shut down is absolutely ridiculous.
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    Re: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    If congress critters were honest then they would never vote for these huge package deals of pork laden, unrelated matters. Bills should be about a single topic and funding bills should be about a single program. If the federal gov't is so big that it bcomes impossible to do so then let that help shrink it. Voting for massive bills that nobody even reads, much less debates, is insane. The concept that if a single massive bill is not passed (four months late?) then the entire federal government must shut down is absolutely ridiculous.
    I agree. Let what ever issue of piece of legislation either stand of fall on it own merits.
    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: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree. Let what ever issue of piece of legislation either stand of fall on it own merits.
    That just might require working more than 100, or so, short days per year.

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    Re: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    As a member of congress, how would you have voted on the Cromnibus bill that recently passed both houses of congress?

    A strong no vote from me.
    Warren and Cruz do make strange bed fellows. Different reasons of course. I think the taxpayer is burden enough, big banks are way too big and for that reason a no vote. Now if we could do away with pacs and super pacs along with money bundling, to accomplish that I would have raised the campaign limits 5 times. Its not the limits that bother me, What I want is for each candidate to be responsible for every cent spent during the campaign.
    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: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That just might require working more than 100, or so, short days per year.

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    In a way if they worked only 7 days out of the year, perhaps we wouldn't get all this hogwash from Washington.
    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: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    In a way if they worked only 7 days out of the year, perhaps we wouldn't get all this hogwash from Washington.
    Not likely, they would simply claim to be too busy to do anything but add 4% to 5% to everything we now have, raise the debt ceiling and then get back to campaign fund raising.
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    Re: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not likely, they would simply claim to be too busy to do anything but add 4% to 5% to everything we now have, raise the debt ceiling and then get back to campaign fund raising.
    That is the problem isn't, fund raising. When one has to raise more than a billion dollars to run for president, more than 100 million for a senate seat in some states, it all boil down to cash and from whom you can get it.
    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: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    As a member of congress, how would you have voted on the Cromnibus bill that recently passed both houses of congress?

    A strong no vote from me.
    I suspect it is being passed because congressmen want to avoid a shutdown and go home for the holidays, not because they think it is good legislation. I doubt any of them have read it or could tell you what was in it. Yet they vote for it. Not sure how Americans benefit from that sort of thing no matter which party you prefer.

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    Re: Hypothetical: How would you have voted on Cromnibus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That is the problem isn't, fund raising. When one has to raise more than a billion dollars to run for president, more than 100 million for a senate seat in some states, it all boil down to cash and from whom you can get it.
    Yep, but look at all the loot they get to toss back to those loyal campaign contributors. In the last funding bill I noticed that the congress critters have a Capital Police Force of 1,775 officers which is over 3 police officers for each congress critter. To put that in context, the city of Baltimore, MD (pop. 621K) has about 3,400 police officers and DC (pop. 646K) has about 3,800 police officers.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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