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Perry ad pushes for a part-time Congress - "Let them get a job back home like everyone else has."
Boston Globe ^ | December 26, 2011 | Shira Schoenberg

Posted on 12/26/2011 1:27:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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[:31] YouTube Video: Part-time Congress
1 posted on 12/26/2011 1:27:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
Perry: Uproot and Overhaul Washington


U.S. Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) greets attendees at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa December 17, 2011.

2 posted on 12/26/2011 1:28:54 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If we’re just going to focus on gimmicks, I have to say that 9-9-9 seems to have more meat.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 1:32:56 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Look at that handshake, nothing weak or wimping about that, both men there are men of the land.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 1:33:17 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think Perry garners a part time job as Secretary of ________ in the Gingrich administation. (^ ;


5 posted on 12/26/2011 1:34:06 PM PST by CainConservative (Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy Newt Year!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee, didn’t we already have a texas governor in there to fix the problems?


6 posted on 12/26/2011 1:34:21 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another great idea that has zero chance of being enacted. Do you think Congress would put itself out of business. It would take a constitutional convention of the states to do it...the media and the Democrats would never allow such a meeting.

It would be called “racist”.

The only possible choice we have is a new third party movement. Like Perot’s or Wallace’s without a nut bar like those two.

Somebody like a Chris Christie would have to step forward...don’t know if he has the gonads.


7 posted on 12/26/2011 1:34:51 PM PST by kjo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ok this isn’t half bad. never happen but its not half bad


8 posted on 12/26/2011 1:34:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It’s not a gimmick. Texas meets for 140 days every OTHER year. They get their jobs done and then go home an dlive under the laws they pass. There is no reason why our congress can’t do that too. The only reason the forefathers didn’t impose that is because of the time it took to travel, but the intent was a citizen congress.


9 posted on 12/26/2011 1:35:06 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

” “Let them get a job back home like everyone else has.”

Nobody out in the ‘real world’ would hire them - they steal...


10 posted on 12/26/2011 1:38:51 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: McGavin999
I agree. The truth is the being a member of Congress was never intended by the framers to be either a full-time job or a permanent career.

The less time they're there, the less time they have to screw things up even more than they already have.

11 posted on 12/26/2011 1:39:52 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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Metro - Carolyn and Ron Agnew, center, of Pflugerville, wait for Governor Rick Perry's arrival during the Rick Perry Welcome Home Rally at Abel's on the Lake in Austin on Saturday, August 20, 2011. LISA KRANTZ/lkrantz@express-news.net
12 posted on 12/26/2011 1:40:35 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: McGavin999

Bump!

It is TIME to DownSize DC!


13 posted on 12/26/2011 1:41:42 PM PST 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: jpl

We certainly need a time limit....and a pension limit goes with it. And ytes....they have should hve to pay SS just like everyone else. Was Congress even paid way back when??


14 posted on 12/26/2011 1:42:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ClearCase_guy
Texas has a Balanced Budget Amendment (which Perry is also calling for. Pipe dream too?) and a Congress that meets 140 days every 2 years. We will have a 1.6 billion dollar surplus at the end of the biennium because Perry and Congress cut spending and Perry is in the business of creating jobs which creates revenue.

Compare each candidates statistics to Obama and see which one crushes him. It's Perry.

I ask you this, what will the eventual Republican nominee run against Obama on?

15 posted on 12/26/2011 1:44:19 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And they should live under the same laws they pass for us.

The arrogance, that they are exempt from Obama care.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 1:45:03 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Proposed in 1994 by Lamar Alexander

Cut Their Pay and Send Them Home - Heritage Foundation

The formatting on the site makes it a little difficult to read.

17 posted on 12/26/2011 1:45:26 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Liz; South40; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Amendin' the Constitution to change how the founders DESIGNED Congress to be is an assault on our Republic and destroys the fabric of our nation and our precious traditions in America... unless *I'm* the one proposing an amendment changing the branches the government. Then it's not only OK, it's necessary. Yee-haw!
18 posted on 12/26/2011 1:46:49 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Very good issue.

Good on Perry.


19 posted on 12/26/2011 1:47:57 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: normy

Gov. Perry was the first Texas governor since WWII to cut general revenue spending.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 1:48:05 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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