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2008-09-25 Home Front: Politix
Stopgap Funding Measure Passes House, now at Senate
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Posted by Steve White 2008-09-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [448 views ]  Top

#1 Yes, but we had all sorts of time for hearings and investigations of nothing. So why haven't the appropriations bills made it to the floor and out by 30 September? If you think Obama is THE threat to the Republic, think again. The abject failure of the legislative body to perform its fundamental duty, regardless of party control, will in the end kill the republic just as much as any perceived or real tyrant, for it gives the tyrant the basis to act.
Posted by Procopius2k 2008-09-25 06:58||   2008-09-25 06:58|| Front Page Top

#2 The abject failure of the legislative body to perform its fundamental duty... Hear, hear. Yet most incumbents will be re-elected as per usual.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2008-09-25 07:23||   2008-09-25 07:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Hear, hear. Yet most incumbents will be re-elected as per usual.

If the MOAB passes I wouldn't bet on that outcome.
Posted by badanov 2008-09-25 07:47||]">[]  2008-09-25 07:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Maybe we could form a betting pool (just for fun) on the %-age of incumbents being re-elected in 2008. Unless the economic roof caves in by Election Day, I think it will be re-elections as usual, despite the vocal minority against the MOAB. The electorate tends to hate Congress but love their incumbent.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2008-09-25 08:43||   2008-09-25 08:43|| Front Page Top

#5 We had a serious problem with our county commission; violating the State sunshine law, nepotism, there was no transparency in our government, decisions make out of self interest, ignoring term-limits, abuses in spending, voters ignored, cronyism, closed-door politics, etc. Needless to say, the voters were very angry. We finding cleaned house and we were successful in get these jokers term-limited and changing the county charter. We finally got these jokers to obey the law rather than to be the law. We finally got our county charter changed. We finally got term limits enforced in the courts.

Our country commission was a microcosm of our Federal Government. We need similar reform in our Federal Government. We need reform in our Federal Government today. We have the vote. Our founding fathers had a lot of wisdom. We need to return to our roots. Our Constitution has an on-going revolution built into it. We need to keep the spirit of our Constitution alive. Partisan politics has to go. Our country needs to come first. If the old politicians need to go to bring about reform so be it.

Personally, I am betting on the lesser of two evils and that is McCain. BO is a big spender, big taxer, and big socialist.
Posted by JohnQC 2008-09-25 09:28||   2008-09-25 09:28|| Front Page Top

#6 Congratulations to your county, JohnQC. Unfortunately, most citizens are content to let others run things, regardless how corrupt the party machine might be.

Separately, with regard to letting the ban on offshore drilling lapse, I read via that Representative Reid is working to sneak through a ban on extraction from oil shale. One step at a time, I suppose.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2008-09-25 18:30||   2008-09-25 18:30|| Front Page Top

#7 TW: Harry Reid did try to slip through the oil-shale legislation. Al Gore has suggested that peaceful protests should be used to try to affect coal mining. The Congress has let the limits on off-shore drilling expire but Pelosi then put forth legislation that would limit drilling to 50-100 miles offshore. Meanwhile, China is drilling 50-100 miles off our shores. The Democrats are engaging in fraud on the American people. Brazil's economy is taking off with new offshore finds. They have energy and they are creating jobs. The right and left in Brazil have been marginalized. They are becoming an economic powerhouse.
Posted by JohnQC 2008-09-25 23:26||   2008-09-25 23:26|| Front Page Top

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