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Perry Proposal for Part-time Congress Called Ludicrous
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 Nov 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 11/19/2011 10:52:32 AM PST by John Semmens

GOP presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry’s suggestion that the country would be better off with a part-time Congress was assailed by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md).

“Mr. Perry’s notion that Americacould get along with less government is ludicrous,” Hoyer asserted. “If we only spend half the time governing this country, we’d only be able to do half as much. That would mean half the spending, half the taxing, and half the regulating. I don’t think the American people would stand for that.”

Hoyer’s assessment was backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif).

“Governor Perry doesn’t understand the importance of our work if he thinks we can do it in half the time,” Pelosi argued. “If he had his way, people would be cut adrift from the nurturing and guidance government provides and left to fend for themselves. Taking care of Americans is a full time job. To think otherwise is just nuts.”

Confident as they are in the absurdity of Perry’s proposal, both Hoyer and Pelosi have declined invitations to publicly debate the issue with him face-to-face. “That would give credence to an idea that everyone who truly understands how government works knows is out-of-bounds,” Pelosi said.

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http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/sluggish-economy-blamed-on-lazy-americans/


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: hoyer; pelosi; perry; satire

1 posted on 11/19/2011 10:52:33 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

“If he had his way, people would be cut adrift from the nurturing and guidance government provides and left to fend for themselves. Taking care of Americans is a full time job. To think otherwise is just nuts.”

Very clever....LOL

Post on


2 posted on 11/19/2011 10:54:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: John Semmens

I agree that the Congress should stay home for OVER half of each year. Better yet: only meet once every two years!


3 posted on 11/19/2011 10:55:19 AM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
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To: John Semmens

Another timely peek at the insanity that is the Democrat frame of mind. Thanks for another good one John.


4 posted on 11/19/2011 10:56:35 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

If the suggestion was truly ludicrous, Pelosi and Hoyer would have ignored it.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 10:57:06 AM PST by Eva
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To: John Semmens

Good one.


6 posted on 11/19/2011 10:57:24 AM PST by annieokie
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7 posted on 11/19/2011 10:57:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: John Semmens

Rick may be on the right track. I mean, when the fools have enough time to pass a 2000 page piece of legislation but didn’t read it, perhaps they need to be sent home for a year to read the crap they claim is good for the nation. And they need to draw NO PAY during their yewar at home and only get paid when they come back if they can show they’ve read the entire bowl of spittle. we might see them writing shorter and less convoluted legislation, and using their time wisely rather than shmoozing lobbyists and playing insider trading schemes.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 10:59:45 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: John Semmens

Love your onionesque work.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 11:01:00 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: John Semmens

we used to have a smart freeper named JonHuang (sp?) who would offer his valuable ‘$.02’ regularly. Wonder where that guy got off to?


10 posted on 11/19/2011 11:03:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

Might also want to limit the number of bills each member can introduce or sponsor. One apiece would be plenty in my opinion.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 11:04:38 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: MHGinTN

Democrats with solutions in search of a problem...


12 posted on 11/19/2011 11:06:35 AM PST by NYTexan
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To: John Semmens

Sounds good to me...and then, eventually, nudge them out altogether...alinskyed, so to speak...

;)
Semper watching!
*****


13 posted on 11/19/2011 11:07:17 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: John Semmens

Actually it is one of the best ideas ever. He has a lot of good ideas lately.


14 posted on 11/19/2011 11:27:24 AM PST by calex59
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To: gunnyg

Actually, what is the need to meet?

A laptop and cell phone (both monitored) is all they should need, and have access to...


15 posted on 11/19/2011 11:35:00 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: John Semmens

Sounds like a plan to me! Also cut their paychecks in half.


16 posted on 11/19/2011 11:51:12 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: John Semmens
Yes, the article satire but Perry can't even keep the Texas Legislature on target long enough to take care of business and they only meet every two years for 140 days. But it gets worse, he called a special session this year and couldn't get anyone to show up so he had to call a second session and still not everything was accomplished. And lets not even talk about him letting them hide out in NM for six weeks when they don't get their way. Heck, he can't even keep them in the room long enough to vote so they send in interns or have other legislators push the button for them. That's some good leadership there, huh. Not.
17 posted on 11/19/2011 12:07:48 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: John Semmens

So how many days a year is congress in session now? Hardly 5 days a week 50 weeks a year?


18 posted on 11/19/2011 12:12:36 PM PST by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: IbJensen
Better yet: only meet once every two years!

better yet, NEVER!!!

19 posted on 11/19/2011 12:14:13 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: John Semmens

I am not for Perry BUT I give Perry an “A” for effort in this plan..
Its brilliant.. sets the right tone.. makes the right pitch and harmonizes with reality..

I like 9/9/9 coupled with Perrys plan... over ridden by Newts plan.. boguarded by Michele Bachmann..
NOW we’re talking serious HOPE & CHANGE....

I like them all... the last thing the federal government Needs IS more money...


20 posted on 11/19/2011 12:25:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bgill

[ he called a special session this year and couldn’t get anyone to show up so he had to call a second session and still not everything was accomplished. ]

Theres a problem?... I fail to see a problem..
Texas State government is already way to big.. and meets too much..
Everything not being accomplished should be Normal and normalized..


21 posted on 11/19/2011 12:30:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: John Semmens
Although I know this is satire, the whole premise that Congress needs a lot of time to pass bad bills is unfounded.

Now that it is established that bills need not be actually read or understood by congress before passing them, and as it has been continuously demonstrated that no matter how long congress has to do something, nothing will ever get done before the deadline is looming, much like an NBA game, and as the rules have been changed so that there is no longer anything actually resembling a filibuster, it is clear congress has the talent to pass just as many bad bills as they do today if they only met for as little as a weak a year, they are that good.

22 posted on 11/19/2011 1:05:23 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: bgill
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13th Planned Parenthood to close after defunding by the Perry administration. To say Perry has no leadership because the Democrats fled to New Mexico to avoid making the hard decisions is very Cainesque of you. Perry mocked those Democrats and publicly shamed them.

23 posted on 11/19/2011 1:24:25 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: John Semmens

Congress shall pass no law. bttt


24 posted on 11/19/2011 1:34:31 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: John Semmens

Glad to see you and the mods worked out your differences.


25 posted on 11/19/2011 1:35:27 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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26 posted on 11/19/2011 1:51:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: normy

Leadership = mocking? He’s the governor and they sunbathed at the Holiday Inn for 6 weeks. Oooh, that’s some real harsh mocking there. That mock embarrassed them so much that they then high tailed it to Oklahoma.


27 posted on 11/19/2011 2:11:31 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: John Semmens

A lot of states have part time legislatures and it is a good idea to carry over to Congress. It will force them to deal with important tuff and not give them enough time to do bull$h!t stuff like 55 mph speed limits or micro-mange people’s lives !


28 posted on 11/19/2011 2:45:43 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: bgill

Perry was elected governor, not the King of Texas. He has no jurisdiction outside of Texas. Your sentiment is a democratic sentiment, not a conservative sentiment.


29 posted on 11/19/2011 4:41:31 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: John Semmens

Ludicrous?

Is that right, Mr. Hoyer?

Tell me, WHAT could possibly be more ludicrous than being a lifelong HACK in an idiotic and totally outmoded party like the Democrats?

Add to that your very “desirable”(/s) job of playing second fiddle to a half-senile, lying old bag?

So WHO is engaged in ludicrousness, Mr. Hoyer? Please set me straight.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 5:00:56 PM PST by Scanian
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To: John Semmens

Ludicrous?

Is that right, Mr. Hoyer?

Tell me, WHAT could possibly be more ludicrous than being a lifelong HACK in an idiotic and totally outmoded party like the Democrats?

Add to that your very “desirable”(/s) job of playing second fiddle to a half-senile, lying old bag?

So WHO is engaged in ludicrousness, Mr. Hoyer? Please set me straight.


31 posted on 11/19/2011 5:02:38 PM PST by Scanian
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To: John Semmens

“Governor Perry doesn’t understand the importance of our work.

Open the books lets see what these criminals have been up to financially while they were in office representing THE PEOPLE. Insider trading? jail!


32 posted on 11/20/2011 4:22:10 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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