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GOP Might Call Democrats’ Bluff on Typo
Roll Call ^ | 7-25-2012 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 07/25/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by smoothsailing

GOP Might Call Democrats’ Bluff on Typo

By Jonathan Strong
Roll Call Staff
July 25, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

House Republicans are strongly considering going ahead with a regulatory moratorium bill that includes a major typo, forcing Democrats to object to fixing it, GOP aides said.

“We will act to fix this at the earliest opportunity,” House Rules Committee spokesman Doug Andres said.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) surprised the GOP when he told reporters this morning that Democrats would not consent to fixing the typo. The two parties had been discussing a deal on Tuesday night.

If Democrats do object, the House might pass the bill anyway, typo and all. If the bill is taken up by the Senate, which is extremely unlikely, the error could be fixed in the enrolling process.

Andres noted that Republicans let Democrats fix a typo in one of their bills in June 2010.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; oops

1 posted on 07/25/2012 11:12:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Democrats would never do that to us if the tables were turned, would they.

/s

2 posted on 07/25/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: smoothsailing

3 posted on 07/25/2012 11:16:17 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
A real story would have included something about the actual TYPO itself, but no.

A search reveals this:

The GOP bill was intended to ban new regulations until the unemployment rate reached 6 percent, but a typo would put the moratorium in place until 6 percent “employment.”

4 posted on 07/25/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Ah, the same fine craftsmanship that went into ObamaCare!
5 posted on 07/25/2012 11:21:07 AM PDT by In Maryland (Don't Send Law Enforcement to a gunfight carrying BEANBAGS!!!)
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To: smoothsailing
Without consent to fix the typo, Republicans will likely need to take the bill back to the Rules Committee and begin the floor debate anew. The GOP bill was intended to ban new regulations until the unemployment rate reached 6 percent, but a typo would put the moratorium in place until 6 percent “employment.” Democrats found the error and pointed it out to reporters after the House had approved the rule governing its floor debate. “I know Republicans read the bills,” Hoyer said, mocking the GOP for the typo. “My, my, my how carefully they read that bill."

If the pubbies are going to attempt to fight evil, they had best get their sh!t together...

6 posted on 07/25/2012 11:21:27 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I wish this idiot website would tell us the details.

a typo would put the moratorium in place until 6 percent “employment.”

Depending on what the bill actually says (Thanks, RollCall !), this could be a good thing. If it says "until the employment rate is less than six percent", then I say KEEP IT!

No more regulations until that happens (never, I hope).

7 posted on 07/25/2012 11:34:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne; rockrr

Thanks for finding out what the typo was all about. Unreal.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

9 posted on 07/25/2012 11:48:15 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Izzy Dunne
a typo would put the moratorium in place until 6 percent “employment.”

In other words, 94% unemployment.

There would be no one around to write the new regs, the government would have ceased to exist.

10 posted on 07/25/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Izzy Dunne
Sounds good to me! No more regulations!

(a) MORATORIUM.—An agency may not take any significant regulatory action during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on the date that the Secretary of Labor submits the report under subsection (b).

(b) DETERMINATION.—The Secretary of Labor shall submit a report to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget when the Secretary determines that the Bureau of Labor Statistics average of monthly employment rates for any quarter beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act is equal to or less than 6.0 percent.

11 posted on 07/25/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: smoothsailing

Barry would dig it.


12 posted on 07/25/2012 11:58:13 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: smoothsailing; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

13 posted on 07/25/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Steely Tom

We have to pssa the ibll so we cna find out whta is in it.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: smoothsailing

You’re welcome.

I went to your link, found the story lacking and poked around a bit. Apparently they are of the variety that doesn’t like to update breaking stories. Rather, they must prefer to post new stories as things develop.


15 posted on 07/25/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Haiku Guy

I will forever wonder if that guy was being sarcastic or was just clueless... ;-)


16 posted on 07/25/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Haiku Guy

17 posted on 07/25/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: FoxInSocks
Thanx, Fox. That's what I was looking to find:

average of monthly employment rates[,,,] is equal to or less than 6.0 percent.

So no more regulations, until unemployment is over 94%.

18 posted on 07/25/2012 12:34:06 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

This could be an opportunity. Craft another bill that also has a typo in it, but one that cuts off all funding for Obamacare. Then refuse to change the typo until the Dummies agree to change this typo.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rockrr

I found the actual bill (with the typo corrected)...

Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4078/text


20 posted on 07/25/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Photobucket
21 posted on 07/25/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Haiku Guy

That one is talking about Congressman Jim Moran.


22 posted on 07/25/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: GnL

;-)

23 posted on 07/25/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) surprised the GOP when he told reporters this morning that Democrats would not consent to fixing the typo.

Not a problem, Chief Justice John Roberts will simply rewrite it to suit his wants and needs.

24 posted on 07/26/2012 12:22:45 AM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: GnL

LOL.

He’s in because he be live. I be live too, but I don’t be dumb. He be dumb.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 7:55:11 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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