Friday, December 13, 2013
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Republicans need to stop Reid and Obama from changing Filibuster rules as has been reported
spoken like a true idiot
Very seldom does anything I read on this site make sense. Thank you.
Then why do you read it?
I guess to try and get more than one point of view and sometimes for its amusement value.
Why? Is there something inherently evil about requiring someone who believes a bill should be stopped to actually go on record and detail that reason? Or if it is so objectionable, that he should actually have to appear on the floor of the Senate and speak about his objection, continuously for days if necessary?
Currently the rule allows a single Senator to secretly voice his objection to a bill, and to hold that bill from floor debate indefinitely. Why is it morally necessary for that rule to remain as it stands?
there,s a pair of nuts that swing in a bulls sack
Death of the filibuster would be just as big a step to improvement of legislative bargaining as the demise of the republican party, although there hasn’t been a true republican since Abraham Lincoln, the last of the great republcans.
After Lincoln, the Republican Party degenerated into the party of corruption.
What about TR?
Tyranny of the majority. Dems have a short memory, and while they never used the filibuster to the extent that the modern GOP has, it still puts the brakes on railroading bills totally designed to tailor to a single constituency.
I’d be more in favor of requiring those who want to filibuster to actually stand up and do it. I’d also be infavor of disallowing it’s use to stop floor discussion of a bill. Right now that procedure is used to allow Senators to stall or kill a bill without actually taking ownership of the action.
John I don’t think I usually agree with you but you are right if someone wants to use the fillibuster to stop legislation, app’t confirmation or anything else that Senator should have to go on the Senate floor and discuss it for however long it takes to resolve the issue.
Gee, if there was no filibuster, maybe some work could actually get done!
Two guys who could retire and the country wouldn’t miss either one.
I think the aspect of McConnell doing the pouring , Boehner doing the drinking, is particularly apt.
And now…. the REAL Cartoon of the Day!
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Have a nice day!
“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan
Again you Bozo the Idiot offers nothing to the conversation about the issue in the cartoon. Just his usual copy and paste with a quote that generally has nothing to do with the issue.
Bozo just once offer some substance to the issue.
Have a nice 4 MORE YEARS!
To Colleen ~ Work is a four letter word.
I have no objection to a filibuster–if, indeed, it is a true filibuster, i.e., non-stop talking until everyone either gives up or compromises. The new rules for filibuster lets these lazy “public servants” merely announce that they are filibustering and, by doing so, are allowed to hold up all discussion on the issue indefinitely. They no longer are required to hold the floor and continue talking. Much as talking constantly sounds like a huge waste of time, at least it would require the minority party to WORK at holding up discussions on issues they oppose instead of trying to work out a compromise.
The R’s have “called” for over 620 filibusters in the last six years–with virtually no effort beyond the call. That doesn’t help this country move in any direction (back or forward). It just causes our government to be stagnent at a time that can least afford it.
The firist thing we have to do is educate the poor blind republican mass’s on getting the facts. I have alot of family members who would vote republican if the candidate said the only way to solve the budget problem is to put down anyone over 65. Now they say the dems have to get real about spending cuts to education, medicare, obomacare, social security, and anything else for the low income,but don’t touch the rich people with any tax increase. This is why they want cuts to education, so the poor have to rely on the rich to infrom them of how live and vote. Their children will go to private schools and be the ones to inform our children. They want spending cuts, so start with the federal government taking their pay off the budget since they are not federal workers anyway. They should be payed by the states they are representing, not the people of the US. I can’t understand why the dem’s haven’t brought this up to them. Oh yes, democratic reps also get payed that same way. Think about how we are lied to by all of the polititions on both sides. We needto clean house in Washington
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