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Congress Now Not Even Bothering to Name the Bills They Pass
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 08/09/2010 3:24:58 PM PDT by faq

Thanks to CATO’s Jim Harper, we discover that the slovenly work of Obama’s Congress is so bad that they are now passing bills that they haven’t even bothered to name. It’s been bad enough that the Democrats have affixed to bills names that are entirely Orwellian in nature, but now they aren’t even bothering to think that hard.

In the recent past we’ve gotten bills named in ways that convey the precise opposite nature of what the bill does. We’ve had the “Employee Free Choice Act” that actually takes away worker’s choice, we’ve had the “Uniting American Families Act” that doesn’t unite American families but unites families of illegal immigrants, and we’ve had the “Freedom of Choice Act” which takes away the freedom of a fetus to chose life, apparently.

But as Harper informs us we’ve finally gotten to the nub of the matter. The Democrats are tired of sinking all their brain power into thinking up bill names that hide their true intent. It’s just so taxing on these busy, busy congressmen, ya know? Now they have gotten so lazy that they aren’t naming the bills at all.

Apparently Pelosi’s lazy House of Representatives has just passed H.R. 1586 which is proudly titled the “XXXXXX Act of XXXX.”

What? Here’s how Harper explains this foolishness…

The Senate’s substitute amendment on this $26 billion spending bill had a placeholder bill name, and it could not take time to replace the placeholder. The House is expected to return this week and pass the Senate amendment, sending it to the president.
And since the Senate is now out of session, and because both houses have to pass bills sporting the same name, the bill will not legally be re-named from this placeholder title and will have to go into law as the “XXXXXX Act of XXXX.”

As Harper says, “the ‘law with no name’ will stand as a lasting tribute to the inattention Congress gives its work. Spending billions of taxpayer dollars is a hurried and casual affair for our lawmakers.”

Indeed.

I say that instead of six X’s in the title, they should have stuck with just three because this whole thing is obscene.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; congress; democratcongress; democrats; elections; fail; hr1586; noname; obama; pelosi; xxxxxxactofxxxx

1 posted on 08/09/2010 3:25:04 PM PDT by faq
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To: faq

F___ American Business act of 2010


2 posted on 08/09/2010 3:26:28 PM PDT by listenhillary (When will our government stop abusing us and stop hurting our children?)
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To: faq

They don’t bother to pass a budget. Why should they be expected to name the bills? Or read them? Or answer questions from the voters?


3 posted on 08/09/2010 3:28:46 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: faq

Congress allowed The Usurper to run for President even though he does not meet Constitutional requirements.

This Congress should be tried for treason, and all the ‘laws enacted’ declared null and void.

There is going to be a day of reckoning with or without a Second Civil War. Hopefully, without, but if necessary ...


4 posted on 08/09/2010 3:30:40 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: faq

No one wants to take credit. But Obama’s gotta sign them all, so why don’t we name all of them the “Obama Act?”


5 posted on 08/09/2010 3:32:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: faq

is there anyway to find out what they are passing or why republicans are not informing the public..are they mia?


6 posted on 08/09/2010 3:32:11 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: faq

“I went to the Congress with a bill with no name, if felt good to be out of the rain,In the desert you can remember your name ‘cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain”
-Nancy Pelousy’s Amerika


7 posted on 08/09/2010 3:33:24 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: faq

Posted to an earlier similar thread-

H.R. 1586: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act

Sponsor: Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY15]

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1586

Vote details:

Mar 19, 2009: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 328 Ayes, 93 Nays, 10 Present/Not Voting.

House Vote:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2009-143

You are not tracking any senators or representatives. To see their votes here, look up a Member of Congress.
Mar 22, 2010: This bill passed in the Senate with changes by roll call vote. The totals were 93 Ayes, 0 Nays, 7 Present/Not Voting.

Senate Vote:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2010-61


8 posted on 08/09/2010 3:35:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: faq

Is there nowhere we can turn for redress for criminal and Constitutional negligence like this Congress has shown?


9 posted on 08/09/2010 3:38:12 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: dalebert

They’re busy handing out KY Jelly to the Democrats and trying to stay out of sight [and out of mind] so that the “angry electorate” will vote Republican and not some third party.


10 posted on 08/09/2010 3:47:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: faq

Sounds like a Republican Commercial in the making, if they would only go on the offensive and stay there!


11 posted on 08/09/2010 3:50:34 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: paulycy

>Is there nowhere we can turn for redress for criminal and Constitutional negligence like this Congress has shown?

Ourselves; via the Deceleration of Independence and the 2nd Amendment.


12 posted on 08/09/2010 3:52:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

The names are no longer needed after gems like “Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act”

Congress has gone full retard and all must be voted out.


13 posted on 08/09/2010 3:56:30 PM PDT by omega4179 (Come on JD Hayworth!)
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To: faq; The Comedian

But then, they can’t pass any more XXXXXX acts of XXXX, can they?

This is a new low in stupidity. But it’s funny too.


14 posted on 08/09/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: paulycy
Is there nowhere we can turn for redress for criminal and Constitutional negligence like this Congress has shown?

At this point in time, our only redress is the ballot box.

15 posted on 08/09/2010 4:07:46 PM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: omega4179

Why not just go alphabetical each year like they do hurricanes. The Aardvark act of 2010. The Bear act of 2010. The Cat act of 2010. Etc.


16 posted on 08/09/2010 4:10:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: FrogMom

I know you’re right. I guess we just found a small flaw in the Constitution as written: the Congress and the President don’t really need to follow it because there is no mechanism beyond the ballot box for more urgent action.


17 posted on 08/09/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Brilliant

“But Obama’s gotta sign them all...”

This is a common error. A bill becomes law automatically when passed by both houses of Congress with or without the President’s signature. Except if the POTUS vetoes it. See Const., Art 1, Sec. 7. The intent of the FF was to make Congress supreme in passing laws. Signing bills is merely for publicity, practiced by every president, to show his agreement.

Hence, if Ubuma is declared ineligible, all the laws he signed remain in force. Since signing a bill is merely “symbolic”, whether signed by a legitimate office holder or not is irrelevant. Every court and common sense will understand Art 1, Sec 7 as meaning the bills became law without a President’s signature, as provided for.


18 posted on 08/09/2010 4:19:34 PM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The freedom of Aardvark choice and recovery act of 2010


19 posted on 08/09/2010 4:46:09 PM PDT by omega4179 (Come on JD Hayworth!)
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To: faq

Why bother to name these bills they want to pass when they don’t even read them and have no idea of what is them before they approve them.


20 posted on 08/09/2010 4:47:00 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: faq

U.S Senate Passing Bills In Secret
U.S Senate Passing Bills In Secret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmSS5H8yUKE&playnext=1&videos=vAeltxpjcm0


21 posted on 08/09/2010 5:11:41 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: faq; All

Why name bills when they are merely “deemed passed” without a calling of the yeas and nays anyway??? nameless bills passed by nameless congressmen.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 5:16:04 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: OneWingedShark

Well....if that’s suppose to provide cover for RHINO’s, they’re sadly mistaken!


23 posted on 08/09/2010 5:22:21 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: faq

They are all either Intolerable or the Coercive Acts anyway.


24 posted on 08/09/2010 5:40:28 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; SunkenCiv; faq
Why not just go alphabetical each year like they do hurricanes. The Aardvark act of 2010. The Bear act of 2010. The Cat act of 2010. Etc.

I'm surprised they just haven't started using pictographs.


25 posted on 08/09/2010 5:55:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (One size fits all)
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To: bigheadfred

Or Chinese year names — they can get a free list of those at any chop suey joint. ;’)


26 posted on 08/09/2010 6:08:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: faq

Name them...they neither read nor vote on them anymore, they are deemed passed whatever that means. Next year I am deeming my taxes paid.


27 posted on 08/09/2010 6:17:25 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: paulycy
I know you’re right. I guess we just found a small flaw in the Constitution as written: the Congress and the President don’t really need to follow it because there is no mechanism beyond the ballot box for more urgent action.

Reread the Declaration of Independence...the next step is clearly enunciated there.

28 posted on 08/09/2010 6:20:31 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: saltus
This is a common error. A bill becomes law automatically when passed by both houses of Congress with or without the President’s signature. Except if the POTUS vetoes it. See Const., Art 1, Sec. 7. The intent of the FF was to make Congress supreme in passing laws. Signing bills is merely for publicity, practiced by every president, to show his agreement.

If so then how does a pocket veto kill a bill?

29 posted on 08/09/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: paulycy
Is there nowhere we can turn for redress for criminal and Constitutional negligence like this Congress has shown?

Sorry. We're just The People. We have no 'standing'.

30 posted on 08/09/2010 6:26:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Okay. THAT made me laugh!


31 posted on 08/09/2010 7:57:22 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Anal Penetration Act of 2010

The Butt-twisting Screw act of 2011

The Circumcision With a Dull Butter Knife Act of 2012

One might think from reading these names that I have a fixation on the concept of being an unwilling participant in painful, forced sexual acts by a third party.

Given this government of ours and how we are being treated, I cannot deny it.


32 posted on 08/09/2010 8:03:57 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: rlmorel

The sitting _resident is considerably less horny than the horndog from Arkansas. I doubt he leaves any DNA in the Oval Office. That cannot be said about his appointees.


33 posted on 08/09/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit at that visualization.


34 posted on 08/09/2010 8:12:29 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Amazing, isn’t it?


35 posted on 08/09/2010 8:13:18 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: faq
"Punish Success, Reward Failure Act, Version 2,371.3."

They can just increment the numbers.

36 posted on 08/09/2010 9:40:21 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (How many plagues must Phara0bama bring before he Let's The People Go?)
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To: goldendays

Aired in 2008 - how many secret bills have been passed since then?


37 posted on 08/10/2010 4:44:47 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Texas Fossil

“The totals were 10 Present/Not Voting”

How does Obammy still get to vote? Oh, that’s right. “The Chicago Way”.


38 posted on 08/10/2010 7:17:35 AM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: faq

I suspect that the legislation is easier to hide if it goes unnamed. Harder to know which number applies to which bill when you’re trying to look up legislation.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: rickb308

Not Voting-

(UT) Bennett, Robert [R]

(WV) Byrd, Robert [D] (deceased)

(SC) DeMint, Jim [R]

(GA) Isakson, John [R]

(VT) Sanders, Bernard [I]

(NM) Udall, Tom [D]

(MS) Wicker, Roger [R]


40 posted on 08/10/2010 7:52:35 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: faq
The "Hang Us From the Nearest Lamp Post Act"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

41 posted on 08/10/2010 10:19:51 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: faq
Apparently Pelosi’s lazy House of Representatives has just passed H.R. 1586 which is proudly titled the “XXXXXX Act of XXXX.”

Clearly, this bill is named the "60 Act of 40."

-PJ

42 posted on 08/10/2010 10:25:33 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: faq

The We Don’t Give a F#(% Act of Whatever F#(%ing year!!!!


43 posted on 08/10/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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