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Hoyer Slams Perry’s Proposal for Part-Time Congress
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2011 | Naftali Bendavid

Posted on 11/15/2011 10:31:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, reacted angrily Tuesday to the suggestion by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that Congress become a part-time institution.

“Is this a serious proposal he’s making for a country that has very high unemployment, who’s budget deficit is larger than it’s ever been in history, which has two wars that we’re confronting and trying to bring to a conclusion?” Mr. Hoyer said of the Republican presidential hopeful.

“If this is what he thinks is pandering to the Tea Party, it is not in my opinion speaking to the issues that the American public feels are very, very critical to them, jobs being the number one issue,” Mr. Hoyer said. “So I don’t think it’s a very serious effort on his part.”

In a speech Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa, Mr. Perry outlined his plan to overhaul the federal government.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: executive; judicial; legislative; perry2012

1 posted on 11/15/2011 10:31:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
The Perry Plan: Energizing American Jobs and Security

The Perry Economic Plan: Cut, Balance and Grow

Uproot and Overhaul Washington

2 posted on 11/15/2011 10:32:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Steny Hoyer is against it, I am most likely for it.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 10:36:26 AM PST by magritte
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mr. Hoyer is a putz.

He enjoys taxing Americans full-time.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: magritte

Sounds to me like the job Hoyer is really concerned about is his!


5 posted on 11/15/2011 10:39:12 AM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Please Steny, save us.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 10:40:15 AM PST by bereanway
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To: magritte
Works here in Tx. Our Congress only meets every other year. The budget is a two year budget so it covers the off year. If something catastrophic occurs, there are provisions for calling an empergency session.

Notice we also have fewer business killing regulations. Coincidence? I think not.

7 posted on 11/15/2011 10:40:35 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: magritte
“Is this a serious proposal he’s making for a country that has very high unemployment, who’s budget deficit is larger than it’s ever been in history, which has two wars that we’re confronting and trying to bring to a conclusion?” Mr. Hoyer said of the Republican presidential hopeful.

Sounds to me like he's making a point for Perry's proposal--LOL!

8 posted on 11/15/2011 10:40:41 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil; All
The Vetoes of Rick Perry - As Texas governor, he broke records and earned conservative support.
9 posted on 11/15/2011 10:42:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s the problem Hoyer, and most every Democrat has with Perry’s proposal, which is a profound threat to their prospects of amassing huge fortunes.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 10:42:16 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: YHAOS
Rick Perry on Congressional Insider Trading
11 posted on 11/15/2011 10:42:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: magritte

“If Steny Hoyer is against it, I am most likely for it.”

Ditto.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 10:43:47 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for the comeback.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 10:45:31 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is this a serious proposal he’s making for a country that has very high unemployment, who’s budget deficit is larger than it’s ever been in history

And why is that Steny? DEMOCRATS RAN THE ENTIRE CONGRESSIONAL SHOW from 2007 - 2010. If Democrats wanted low unemployment, they could have reformed Washington to allow for that. If Democrats wanted a LOWER BUDGET DEFICIT, they could have stopped spending. Fact is they do not want these things. They firmly believe that a centralized Fed Gov is the answer to every problem DESPITE THE EVIDENCE! And worse yet, they refuse to budge despite the evidence.

Funny that during those four years, our economy actually BECAME what they accused our economy of being from 2001 - 2006. Remember the WORST ECONOMY SINCE HOOVER calls from the left?
14 posted on 11/15/2011 10:45:52 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hoyer is the poster boy for term limits. He is real-life caricature of the pigs in Animal Farm. It is now time to butcher him for his meat. Steny sucks!


15 posted on 11/15/2011 10:46:01 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think he was fine the first two terms—then he got into the kooky stuff like the Garadisil vaccine and the trans-TX corridor.

IMO, having all that power and adulation goes to their heads after a while.

He isn’t the worst governor we have ever had—remember Ma Richards!

Still, I think 2 terms is enough.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 10:46:30 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Perry’s govt reform speech "This is not red meat. This is raw meat, still steaming from the cow"
17 posted on 11/15/2011 10:47:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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18 posted on 11/15/2011 10:52:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“If this is what he thinks is pandering to the Tea Party, it is not in my opinion speaking to the issues that the American public feels are very, very critical to them, jobs being the number one issue,” Mr. Hoyer said. “So I don’t think it’s a very serious effort on his part.”

And what have the Democrats done to address the 'jobs issue', Mr. Hoyer? Raised taxes, repealed DADT, passed Obamacare, and a dozen or so other things which, in the aggregate, do absolutely nothing to address the issue. If Gov. Perry isn't serious, what does that make you? Bozo the clown?

the infowarrior

19 posted on 11/15/2011 10:54:30 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: magritte

You beat me to it with the 2nd post...


20 posted on 11/15/2011 10:57:20 AM PST by phockthis
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To: Dem Guard
Sounds to me like the job Hoyer is really concerned about is his!

His is the *only* job he is concerned about, make no mistake...

the infowarrior

21 posted on 11/15/2011 10:57:27 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hoyer, your party controlled both houses of Congress and the Oval Office for two years, and you didn’t come up with a budget — despite being in session that entire time.

You had all the time that the clock could give. Maybe if you actually had a deadline, you would do your job.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 11:09:44 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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23 posted on 11/15/2011 11:13:29 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: John Semmens

Looks like you have some competition! Ya can’t make this stuff up!


24 posted on 11/15/2011 11:14:49 AM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think we care about OUR jobs, not Steny Hoyer’s job. It’s sad that Steny thinks that what congress does is helpful to keep our country working.

Anyway, congress already is a part-time job. Why not pay them accordingly? Many states get by with a part-time legislature, and under the framer’s plan, states have a lot more work to do than the federal government.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 11:18:17 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 5thGenTexan

No coincidence at all. You can look it up. Most of the well run states have part-time legislatures. As an added bonus, the legislators have to spend part of their time working in the real world and living with the laws which they helped create.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 11:24:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is that the sound of all the little piggies feeding at the tit of the American Taxpayers squealing.

Sounds like music to my ears.


27 posted on 11/15/2011 11:33:47 AM PST by marty60
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To: Vigilanteman
As an added bonus, the legislators have to spend part of their time working in the real world and living with the laws which they helped create.

Can you imagine people like Hoyer, Peeelousy, Bwanneee Fwank, Queen Sheila, and the like having to work in the real world??

28 posted on 11/15/2011 11:38:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The whole reason we are in this mess is due to 535 corruptocrats meeting on a daily basis to pass endless legislation. They should meet twice a year for 60 days in Washington and then the rest of the time they can use Go To Meeting or some such for their caucuses and committee work.


29 posted on 11/15/2011 11:42:11 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Think about that. There would be no reason to have a house in DC and you would actually still be a citizen of your state instead of it being a vacation spot from your home in Washington.


30 posted on 11/15/2011 11:53:44 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They are only working half the time as it is. 1/4 time works for me.


31 posted on 11/15/2011 12:12:00 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla; All

Gov. Perry is going to be on Hannity.


32 posted on 11/15/2011 12:15:14 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like this idea, Perry has picked up some points with me.


33 posted on 11/15/2011 12:16:20 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: normy

Think about all the tax savings there would be if they had to pay their way with retirement and health care. Take all their “goodies” away too.


34 posted on 11/15/2011 12:19:01 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Take all their “goodies” away too.

Yes! They wouldn't be so quick to stick us with things like ObamaCare (as they are exempt from it).

35 posted on 11/15/2011 12:23:25 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; JulieRNR21; mickie; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; seekthetruth; Bushbacker1
Many moons ago I posted one sentence....."Sarah Palin will not run, and she will endorse Governor Perry".

I was right on the button on part one of the sentence. We'll soon see if I'm still on that button regarding the second part.

Leni

36 posted on 11/15/2011 12:25:59 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Arrowhead1952
I saw a post on another website that said "this can be accomplished by removing the air conditioners. Before WWII DC was a ghost town during the summer."

I like this kind of thinking. Watch Congress start freaking out! The "small government" phonies are about to expose themselves to America. Perverts. ;-)

37 posted on 11/15/2011 12:26:59 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: MinuteGal

Interesting thought Leni.


38 posted on 11/15/2011 12:27:24 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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39 posted on 11/15/2011 12:52:35 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
(as they are exempt from it).

I think if 0 bummer care is so good, take away their current health care and make them use 0 bummer care for at least five years. Then we'll talk about it for the citizens.

40 posted on 11/15/2011 1:29:44 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: normy

Hey, there is an idea. No AC during the summer and then take away the heat during the winter months. That should let them have only four or five months to screw us.


41 posted on 11/15/2011 1:32:17 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Steny Hoyer is one of the worst tax-n-spend communists and one of the worst power-hungry demagogues in Congress.

He has never had an honest job.

Never.

He went from being a frat-rat at UMD to getting a JD at Georgetown straight into politics.

He has no idea ... none whatsoever ... what real life is all about.

Steny Hoyer is a parasite.

42 posted on 11/15/2011 1:36:23 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yes!


43 posted on 11/15/2011 1:39:16 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: MinuteGal; bevperl
Many moons ago I posted one sentence....."Sarah Palin will not run, and she will endorse Governor Perry". I was right on the button on part one of the sentence. We'll soon see if I'm still on that button regarding the second part.

I believe you will be right on the second part too! It remains to be seen, but do think it is a VERY high possibility Sarah will do exactly that!
44 posted on 11/15/2011 3:28:39 PM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Congress sets its own sessions and the President has no say over it. He may call Congress back into session but he does not have the power to say when they shall meet and for how long. Perry should know that.

As I asked before, is Perry going to propose anything he can actually accomplish?

45 posted on 11/15/2011 3:46:37 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, Steny . . . .it’s like you guys spend so much time on Constitutional issues


46 posted on 11/15/2011 4:55:03 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: MinuteGal

Hi Leni....sure hope your prediction about Perry comes true!


47 posted on 11/15/2011 9:13:21 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go! ......Vote for Perry 2012)
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To: MinuteGal

“Many moons ago I posted one sentence.....”Sarah Palin will not run, and she will endorse Governor Perry”.
I was right on the button on part one of the sentence. We’ll soon see if I’m still on that button regarding the second part.”

Yes, you were right on the first part, as was I, but not on the second part, as Palin is not going to back a loser.


48 posted on 11/15/2011 11:01:11 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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