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Boehner: The U.S. House is in a 'State of Emergency' and is No Longer Able to Act on Will...
CNSNews ^ | October 1, 2010 | Chris Neefus

Posted on 10/01/2010 1:13:34 PM PDT by jazusamo

Complete title: Boehner: The U.S. House is in a 'State of Emergency' and is No Longer Able to Act on Will of the People

Washington (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the House of Representatives is in “a state of emergency” due to rules that discourage debate and foster corruption.

In a policy speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., Boehner observed that the House is no longer able to follow the will of the American people.

“The House finds itself in a state of emergency,” Boehner said. “The institution does not function, does not deliberate, and seems incapable of acting on the will of the American people.”

The ten-term Ohio congressman, whom poll-watchers say could be poised to take over as Speaker of the House next session, laid out an agenda for reforming the House after what he called the “collapse” of the institution in the past weeks and months.

“Just look at how the 111th Congress is not so much concluding as much as it has collapsed,” he said. “Instead of tallying up a final flurry of legislative output, observers and constituents are asking, ‘What went wrong?’”

Boehner said a chief failing of this Congress, which narrowly voted to adjourn on Wednesday, was the fact that congressmen were heading home to campaign without providing any certainty about the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year.

“This week we had, in my view, an obligation to bring both parties together and stop massive tax increases scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 -- increases that we’ve seen coming now for two year,” Boehner told reporters. “Even with the existence of a clear, bipartisan majority and the support of the American people, we could not get a single up-or-down vote. It’s a sad but not altogether surprising finale to this Congress, and the latest in a long string of congressional sessions that have frayed the fragile bonds of trust between the American people and their elected representatives.

Voters should be upset with the current Congress, Boehner added.

“Americans have every right to be fed up, and trust me, they are,” he said. “But what I won’t accept and what I refuse to accept is that we can simply walk away and let our government continue to drift.”

The top House Republican listed a number of proposals that he said would help the body produce better legislation under a more transparent process, lamenting that under the current Nancy Pelosi-led Congress, only a few people had a hand in crafting bills and the other 400 members “sat on the sidelines.”

“From the floor of the House to the committee level, the integrity of the House has been compromised. The battle of ideas, the very lifeblood of the House, is virtually nonexistent.”

Boehner proposed a “Cut As You Go” -- or CUTGO – rule, which would require members to cut or shrink a government program in the same bill that they propose any new benefit or program. He also porposed re-focusing committees back onto their constitutional role overseeing the Executive Branch and again allowing bills to be debated under the “open rule” system -- meaning that any member is allowed to submit germane amendments for consideration.

Boehner said the current House, led by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), has not allowed any bills under this process.

“This is the first Congress in our history that has not allowed one bill to come to the floor under an open rule. The current freshman class has served almost their entire term without ever having the chance to debate a bill under an open process in the House,” Boehner said.

For example, the health-care reform bill was largely crafted by House leadership and then sent to the Rules Committee, which set strict limitations on the length and breadth of debate -- a process Boehner called “ugly.”

“I’ve been here nearly 20 years,” Boehner said of his time in Congress. “I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly; and lately, there’s been a lot of ugly.”

The House on Wednesday narrowly voted (210-209) to adjourn until after the election, after considering dozens of bills under its “suspension” calendar – meaning that the normal rules of the House were suspended, debate was limited to 40 minutes, no amendments were allowed and a two-thirds majority was required to pass a bill.

Congress will not reconvene until after the midterm elections on Nov. 2, when every member of the House is up for reelection.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; boehner; communists; congress; criminals; cultureofcorruption; democrats; demonrats; fascists; pelosi; socialists
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The House is run by a thug.
1 posted on 10/01/2010 1:13:38 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
No emergency, as long as they come up with a budget each year...

Oh wait, nevermind.

2 posted on 10/01/2010 1:16:14 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: jazusamo

But she’s the first woman Speaker of the House. She’s HISTORIC! /s


3 posted on 10/01/2010 1:17:29 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: jazusamo

Bravo for him to speak out like this. The pressure on and exposure of the progressives needs to be kept on- the spotlights need to be shined on the culprits so they can be flushed out!


4 posted on 10/01/2010 1:19:23 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: jazusamo

Congress in an obsolete relic from the days when those religious nuts ran the place... abolish it and just let King B. Hussein Obama and his designates run the country by decree.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Personal Responsibility

She’s not only HISTORIC, with all that plastic surgery, she’s hermetically sealed!


6 posted on 10/01/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: jazusamo
This administration is a complete meltdown of the correct and proper work of elected officials and the fulfilment of their responsibilities. Either voluntarily or by force of circumstance (as Boehner described) irregularities have been committed and the process has been subverted.

Shameful.

7 posted on 10/01/2010 1:22:41 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

8 posted on 10/01/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Wow. Pretty strong words from Boehner. The reaction should be interesting.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 1:24:09 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Christine O'Donnell WILL WIN in November. Rove can eat his own words then.)
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To: jazusamo

Paul Ryan or Michelle Bachmann for next house speaker...


10 posted on 10/01/2010 1:24:42 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland (www.wilsonfornewyork.com)
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To: jazusamo

“The House finds itself in a state of emergency,” Boehner said. “The institution does not function, does not deliberate, and seems incapable of acting on the will of the American people.”

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All under good Marxist criminal leadership. How many laws have they broken today?


11 posted on 10/01/2010 1:27:26 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Personal Responsibility
But she’s the first woman Speaker of the House. She’s HISTORIC! /s

First woman speaker.... first black president.... They have both set us back to the 1960s.

12 posted on 10/01/2010 1:27:40 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: SMARTY

Well said! Ignoring the laws, rules and will of the people is the methods of tyrants.


13 posted on 10/01/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If y’all think that was bad, just wait until after the election.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 1:30:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: jazusamo

“...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”


15 posted on 10/01/2010 1:31:02 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: jazusamo

jazz, if this election does not result in the biggest voter turnout in the history of the midterms, and if it doesn’t throw the majority of the Dhimmies out the door, then we might as well start whistling up the Local Irregulars right now, start loading up for bear and battening down the hatches. People, if you haven’t spent the last two years doing something about taking care of you and yours in an emergency, it’s almost too late.

If Boehner is right, then the voters had better correct things in one big hurry. We should not be seeing any recounts and there ought not be too many races where incumbent Dhimmies hold on for weeks getting recounts.

I can’t imagine this level of Congressional and Federal disaster to continue for much longer, one way or another. It’s either going to collapse into anarchy of it’s own weight, or the States need to get their collective shit in one sock, dissolve the existing Federal Government and start over again.

Sound too extreme for you?? We’re almost there right now Boys and Girls.

Think about how many Nations around the World are looking at this egomaniacal child in the White House that is being enabled by this Congress, and are salivating at the chance of taking their next shot at us. There is no adult in control right now and that is beyond merely dangerous.


16 posted on 10/01/2010 1:31:36 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: jazusamo
Congress will not reconvene until after the midterm elections on Nov. 2, when every member of the House is up for reelection.

GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!!! IF ONLY THIS WERE TRUE!!!

17 posted on 10/01/2010 1:31:53 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Canedawg; TAdams8591
Bravo for him to speak out like this.

BUMP!

18 posted on 10/01/2010 1:32:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Rodamala

Tell us why it isn’t true.


19 posted on 10/01/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: jazusamo

It’s not my intent to rain on our parade, but Boehner’s treating his seat like a sinecure. Twenty years is a very long time. Moreover, I’m not sure I trust the coefficient of elasticity of his spine. Just sayin’. sd


20 posted on 10/01/2010 1:36:46 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country: it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Rodamala

It is true. The House has 2-yr terms, all of them. Same time.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 1:37:26 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: brewcrew

/s tag ommitted ;)


22 posted on 10/01/2010 1:38:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Bean Counter

When Carter was president I honestly believed I’d never see a worse president or our country in worse shape when he left, I was wrong.


23 posted on 10/01/2010 1:38:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jersey117
First woman speaker.... first black president.... They have both set us back to the 1960s.

First woman speaker.... first black president.... They have both set us back to the 1960s 1860s.

Fixed. A modern-day Fort Sumter is upon us ...

24 posted on 10/01/2010 1:40:53 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: jazusamo

IN A NUTSHELL:

Communist Goals (1963)

Documention below

Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [”]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


25 posted on 10/01/2010 1:40:57 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: jazusamo
“The institution does not function, does not deliberate, and seems incapable of acting on the will of the American people.”

Then why are we paying them?

26 posted on 10/01/2010 1:41:41 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Rodamala

Well, stop doing that. I can’t tell when you’re joking. /s


27 posted on 10/01/2010 1:43:37 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: This Just In

bttt


28 posted on 10/01/2010 1:43:42 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: This Just In

BUMP!


29 posted on 10/01/2010 1:45:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
We will always be in trouble as long as the congress measures it's successful sessions by the number of laws it passes
30 posted on 10/01/2010 1:45:06 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: jazusamo

Carter looks good next to this guy, and he was an absolute disaster. We haven’t seen anything yet.


31 posted on 10/01/2010 1:45:51 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Canedawg

FINALLY. Why do we always wait until push comes to shove to talk tough? Some lessons can be learned from Palladino.


32 posted on 10/01/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Bean Counter

I’m in complete agreement with you. If the republicans take control and don’t take some drastic measures we’re in for it.

They should take a simple majority vote on all bills being passed or failed on a simple majority vote. In other words, get rid of all the damned rules that have been put in place since the first congress.

And they should also pass a rule that all congress people and their staffs’ salaries and expensed be paid by the state they represent.


33 posted on 10/01/2010 1:48:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: Robe

Correct, we now have so many laws across all jurisdictions that we could weigh them instead of enumerating them.

Problem with lawmakers, they got nothing better to do than pass laws to make us miserable.

No new laws until we junk a bunch of them from prior sessions.


34 posted on 10/01/2010 1:48:46 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: All

Someone make a business card that says:

Have gun. Will travel to Albany.

Wire Palladino.


35 posted on 10/01/2010 1:50:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: This Just In

I was just re-reading this today. Scary. Unfortunately for us, Goldwater, Birch, and McCarthy were correct.


36 posted on 10/01/2010 1:54:14 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: jazusamo

Be still my beating heart, McCain wants to secure the borders and Boehner is concerned with the will of the people.


37 posted on 10/01/2010 1:55:48 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: jazusamo
GANGSTER GOVERNMENT
38 posted on 10/01/2010 1:56:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
She’s HISTORIC!

Don't you mean HISTRIONIC? :)

39 posted on 10/01/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Please help us put Herman over 30K fans - www.facebook.com/THEHermanCain)
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To: jazusamo
Tough talk from John Boehner but accurate and encouraging, especially from a 20-year member of the House. I think he gets it. Well, I hope he gets it and isn't just pounding the table with no intention of following through when Republicans re-gain a voting majority in congress. America cannot afford another RINO-infested Republican majority that mimics Democrat spending only cuts it by 10% and calls that 'fiscal responsibility'. Still, the blunt talk from Boehner is welcome and I expect to hear a lot more of it from other Republicans in the next few weeks. The time for tippy-toeing around and playing the John McCain PC game ("my good friend across the aisle") has passed. It's time to man up and do what's needed. If not now, when?
40 posted on 10/01/2010 2:26:11 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott
The time for tippy-toeing around and playing the John McCain PC game ("my good friend across the aisle") has passed. It's time to man up and do what's needed.

Well said! The time is NOW!

41 posted on 10/01/2010 2:37:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Scott

” that mimics Democrat spending only cuts it by 10% and calls that ‘fiscal responsibility’ “

The code-phrase for what you describe is “Slowing the growth”, and no matter how the Dims may shriek in dismay, does NOT constitute a ‘cut’....

Any politician, or candidate, that utters the phrase “slow the growth of...” should be dismissed - if not shot - out of hand.....


42 posted on 10/01/2010 2:49:02 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: jazusamo

SO HOW LONG WILL WE PRETEND THAT DEMORATS want TO FOLLOW THE LAW????????

how long?????


43 posted on 10/01/2010 2:49:39 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Cementjungle
abolish it and just let King B. Hussein Obama and his designates run the country by decree.

Actually, I think they have effectively already done that.

44 posted on 10/01/2010 3:11:29 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: jazusamo

Fed up with Congress? HA! We’re fed up by the whole lot!


45 posted on 10/01/2010 3:15:58 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: swarthyguy

Fresh start. We have so many laws that no matter what you do now someone can find something to prosecute you with. Of course,that’s exactly what the progressives want.


46 posted on 10/01/2010 3:20:40 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Jim Scott

I’ll point out that you could cut spending 20% and then wait for the economy to grow to catch up to the excess. That of course would entail no new spending. I don’t think out politicians know how to run for office without spending and bribing their constituents.


47 posted on 10/01/2010 3:24:02 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: This Just In

Thanks!


48 posted on 10/01/2010 3:25:02 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: jazusamo

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another .....


49 posted on 10/01/2010 3:30:23 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

Justa! Great to see you, hope all’s well.

I also hope Boehner means what he’s saying and that a real conservative will be the next Speaker (that doesn’t include him). ;-)


50 posted on 10/01/2010 3:39:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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