View Poll Results: What should be Congress' priority for December?

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  • DREAM Act

    1 5.26%
  • START Act

    6 31.58%
  • DISCLOSE Act

    4 21.05%
  • Defense spending with social change

    1 5.26%
  • Defense spending without social change

    1 5.26%
  • Bush and Obama tax cut extensions

    11 57.89%
  • Operational budget for 2011

    10 52.63%
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Thread: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

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    What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    Sofar Congress has tried and failed to pass the DREAM Act (citizenship for illegals who go to college), the DISCLOSE Act (publishes major donors names so that the other party and the SEIU can harass them and send them threatening emails and letters), and the defense spending authorization (with a repeal of DADT and taxpayer funded abortion on military bases).

    They have not tried to pass an operational budget for 2011, extension of the Bush or Obama tax cuts, or defense spending without social riders.

    They also have on the list the START Act treaty. This is viewed as a mutual "drop our pants" bill by some and a nuclear enforcement bill by others. It calls for mutual disarmament and inspections in the US and Russia.

    So with very little time left before 2010, when the government will no longer be funded and shut down and taxes will go up on every American, rich or poor, what should be Congress' priority for the end of the year?
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    Keeping the taxes as they stand right now for at least 2 years, is of utmost importance. No tax hikes and I hope the republicans stick to their guns.
    I hope they wait until next year to work on anything else.
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Sofar Congress has tried and failed to pass the DREAM Act (citizenship for illegals who go to college), the DISCLOSE Act (publishes major donors names so that the other party and the SEIU can harass them and send them threatening emails and letters), and the defense spending authorization (with a repeal of DADT and taxpayer funded abortion on military bases).

    They have not tried to pass an operational budget for 2011, extension of the Bush or Obama tax cuts, or defense spending without social riders.

    They also have on the list the START Act treaty. This is viewed as a mutual "drop our pants" bill by some and a nuclear enforcement bill by others. It calls for mutual disarmament and inspections in the US and Russia.

    So with very little time left before 2010, when the government will no longer be funded and shut down and taxes will go up on every American, rich or poor, what should be Congress' priority for the end of the year?
    The things you do or don't want passed - what's more crucial to their outcome are the committees they're first assigend to.

    As you can see, Congress is ridiculously busy - committee assignment either expedites bills or slows their progression (which of ten leads to it expiring before a debate or vote)
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    They should pass the START Treaty immediately, and should figure out some resolution for the tax cut issue instead of letting it drag into next year. Everything else can wait until January.
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    They should focus on extending the Bush and Obama tax cuts. I don't want the current congress doing anything else, not even balancing the budget. I would trust the Republicans more with the rest and hope many things like the DREAM act will be shot down.
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    All of the above....lol
    With 9% unemployed and probably more underemployed, talk of tax cuts for the wealthy are sickening.
    There is so much that must be done....true campaign finance reform for one.

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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    The rest of this year? Deciding what tax cuts to keep, finalizing the 2011 budget, would like to see a Republican plan that can be summed up in more words than "We are going to be assholes not douche bags like those other guys."
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    End the tax cut extensions would be a great start. Then get on that budget!
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    All of the above....lol
    With 9% unemployed and probably more underemployed, talk of tax cuts for the wealthy are sickening.
    There is so much that must be done....true campaign finance reform for one.
    Your comment is curious. What you basically said: "9% of people are unemployed, the thought that we shouldn't take more money away from employers is sickening". Does that really make sense?
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    Re: What should be the Congressional priority for the rest of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    End the tax cut extensions would be a great start. Then get on that budget!
    interesting libertarian position-supporting more tax hikes (ie government taking wealth from the private sector)



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