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Cap-And-Traitors
IBD Editorials ^ | June 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

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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1 posted on 06/11/2010 5:46:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
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2 posted on 06/11/2010 5:48:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Traitorous bastards! There will be a reckoning. Vote the cretins OUT!


4 posted on 06/11/2010 5:49:36 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Kaslin

Most of these Senate Democrats are too stupid to realize the Obama administration is gradually making Congress totally impotent and eventually not needed.


5 posted on 06/11/2010 5:54:18 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 06/11/2010 5:59:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Kaslin

Welcome to rule by political commissars.

Only the form, the shell of our republic remains.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 6:04:58 PM PDT by Jacquerie (If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it? Ben Franklin)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping


8 posted on 06/11/2010 6:10:14 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

Looks like another Middle Class Tax Increase.

Pray for America


9 posted on 06/11/2010 6:40:16 PM PDT by bray (Throw the Bums out starting w/McCain)
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To: Baynative

Claire McCaskill.
Ike Skelton in the House.


10 posted on 06/11/2010 6:40:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Kaslin
and America takes another one in the........

11 posted on 06/11/2010 7:08:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
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.

and there it is...

12 posted on 06/11/2010 7:16:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; ...

Ping


13 posted on 06/11/2010 7:19:04 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: hal ogen
Let's roll!
14 posted on 06/11/2010 7:19:50 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; ...

Ping


15 posted on 06/11/2010 7:22:34 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

bump


16 posted on 06/11/2010 7:53:37 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Kaslin

bump


17 posted on 06/11/2010 8:09:27 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Kaslin

Of course they didn’t. They WANT cap and trade to destroy the US and don’t care how they get it.


18 posted on 06/11/2010 8:13:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: bamahead

Ping.

Liberty is threatened as the U.S. Senate surrenders its power to the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.


19 posted on 06/11/2010 8:13:28 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: hal ogen

“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.

IMHO


20 posted on 06/12/2010 4:54:09 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

I know. That’s why you should have your plans. Resist. Resist. Resist. In your heart you know what you need to do.


21 posted on 06/12/2010 4:57:24 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: musicman

Jogging to work? My husband often has to drive to Houston offices to work, from the gulf coast, 1.5 hour drive each way, LONG JOG....


22 posted on 06/12/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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Bump.

EPA should be de-funded and dismantled.


23 posted on 06/14/2010 5:50:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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The day freedom and sanity died.


24 posted on 06/14/2010 5:53:19 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: listenhillary

Bump


25 posted on 06/14/2010 5:53:49 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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“Who elected the Environmental Protection Agency?” asked Wyoming Republican John Barrasso. It is a question we, and the voters, ask too.


26 posted on 06/14/2010 5:55:40 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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This is a Congress full of hypocrites who complain about executive branch power under Republicans but are willing to give the EPA unprecedented power because they don’t have the votes for cap-and-trade.


27 posted on 06/14/2010 5:56:27 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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