Skip to comments.Cap-And-Traitors
Posted on 06/11/2010 5:46:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
Politics: The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died.
One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our very lives.
This country was born over anger at taxation without representation. Regulation without representation may spark another revolt come November. The Tea Party movement began precisely because of such arrogant disregard for the wishes of the American people. Unlike health care reform, this time the cowardly lions of the Senate couldn't even do it themselves and ceded their authority to the EPA.
It was only a motion to proceed to consideration of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution (S.J. Res. 26) which, under a forgotten provision of the Contract With America, lets legislators veto a "major rule" by any regulatory agency within 60 days of publication. It needed just 51 votes; it got 47.
All 41 Republicans, including newbie Scott Brown of Massachusetts, voted not to shred the Constitution. The motion attracted, for various reasons, the votes of six Democrats Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Mark Pryor, the departing Evan Bayh and even Jay Rockefeller, who for once chose jobs over ideology.
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Traitorous bastards! There will be a reckoning. Vote the cretins OUT!
Most of these Senate Democrats are too stupid to realize the Obama administration is gradually making Congress totally impotent and eventually not needed.
Here in Michigan we need to start forcing our GOP legislators to hold firm. When we hold one house, nothing bad gets done without GOP help.
Fortunately they appear to be worrying about past votes which means they’re taking some well deserved heat.
Welcome to rule by political commissars.
Only the form, the shell of our republic remains.
Looks like another Middle Class Tax Increase.
Pray for America
Ike Skelton in the House.
and there it is...
Of course they didn’t. They WANT cap and trade to destroy the US and don’t care how they get it.
Liberty is threatened as the U.S. Senate surrenders its power to the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
“There will be a reckoning. Vote the cretins OUT!”
You forgot the electorate who put them there.
They love the totalitarian stance and they love it when progressives say they’re “fighting” for the “people”.
These “cretins” know exactly what they’re doing and they’re laughing all the way to the bank and will be laughing when they see the results at the polls.
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