Scandal politics sweep Capitol Hill - page 24

... All together, roughly one-third of House committees are engaged in investigating some aspect of the Obama administration. "The speaker and other House leaders have been clear: Effective,... Read More

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    Quote from tntrn
    To be honest, your post with the list of questions was annoying. It made me wonder if this had become a class and you had been appointed the professor.
    My apologies.
    You posted a link and didn't include a comment.
    I was interested in what you thought about the piece you shared.
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    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    My apologies.
    You posted a link and didn't include a comment.
    I was interested in what you thought about the piece you shared.
    I often do that because I am curious about what other people think, without any input from me. I prefer to not try and guide their responses to a link.....I prefer their spontaneous input.

    A simple question such as "what do you think of this article?" is far better, in my opinion. It is impartial and invites an honest response, instead of one that is guided by a specific question.
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    Thanks for again proving my point.
    What point, on the topic of political scandal, were you making?
  5. Visit  tntrn} profile page
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    Now, to what did I think? It bolstered my opinion, based on other information, that Harry Reid is a big, if not the biggest reason, why the House bills sent to the Senate are not acted upon. The Democrats try to blame the Republicans, but the numbers don't seem to add up to that.
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    Quote from tntrn
    Now, to what did I think? It bolstered my opinion, based on other information, that Harry Reid is a big, if not the biggest reason, why the House bills sent to the Senate are not acted upon. The Democrats try to blame the Republicans, but the numbers don't seem to add up to that.
    I agree that there is no question that Harry Reid has determined to NOT consider quite a number of House bills. Certainly amongst that list would be 50+ bills repealing the ACA.

    Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute said this on the subject; "You can make a case that the role of the majority is to suck it up and do votes, even if some are uncomfortable. But on the balance sheet, the bigger reality is that very few of the bills passed by the House were aimed at compromise or agreement with the Senate."

    Having said that, the state of our Congress is despicable and their inability to collaborate and comprimise for the benefit of the country is astounding. The partisan animus is so pervasive that regular Americans cannot seem to have political discussion without breaking down into name calling and complete disrespect for those who hold opposing or differing views. It is a sad state of affairs that has gridlocked us onto a national pathway that will be the end of us if we the voters don't step away from it.
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    Senate Republicans hold up money to test evidence in rape cases
    For weeks, Republicans in the Senate have held up an $180 billion spending bill that would direct money to several federal agencies, from the Justice Department to the Department of Transportation. [...] But one specific provision that's being held up has victims' advocates particularly worried: A $41 million grant to help states and localities go after rapists by funding jurisdictions to process backlogs of rape kits, the samplings of biological evidence that are taken after a sexual assault and used to identify attackers. [...]

    One of those amendments, sponsored by McConnell, would make it harder for the EPA to enact new rules on coal-fired power plants. (His home state of Kentucky has a big coal industry). Another amendment—a longtime favorite of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)—would strip Obamacare subsidies from congressional staffers.

    Yes, your rapist may walk free, in spite of the rape kit done at the time of your rape because the kit sits untested. Sen. McConnell will try to add amendments to save dirty coal rather than bring your rapist to justice. Remember, most rapists do not stop at one. Your rapist may have raped many others.

    Sen. McConnell just wants to continue the rape of our environment by dirty coal. Your rape is not his issue.
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    Virtually every single bill - by both sides of the aisle - has pork barrel attachments, often having NOTHING to do with the original bill.
    They usually involve spending tons of money we can ill afford, for projects of highly questionable worth.
    If a Representative or Senator cannot abide by the pork attachments, he or she votes against the bill.
    Then, that vote becomes political fodder, when the other side claims that the vote shows a callous disregard for the topic of the original bill.
    It's a lie, and unfortunately, both sides do it.
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    Quote from Dewman
    Virtually every single bill - by both sides of the aisle - has pork barrel attachments, often having NOTHING to do with the original bill.
    They usually involve spending tons of money we can ill afford, for projects of highly questionable worth.
    If a Representative or Senator cannot abide by the pork attachments, he or she votes against the bill.
    Then, that vote becomes political fodder, when the other side claims that the vote shows a callous disregard for the topic of the original bill.
    It's a lie, and unfortunately, both sides do it.
    And then the entire things gets twisted into: you Senator would rather let _____________happen, than save the _______________.
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    Quote from tntrn
    And then the entire things gets twisted into: you Senator would rather let _____________happen, than save the _______________.
    And we should keep making these connections until we find someone with the political will to really and truly end this sort of ridiculous political behavior.
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    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    And we should keep making these connections until we find someone with the political will to really and truly end this sort of ridiculous political behavior.
    As long as adding on an amendment full of pork to a bill that has no connection whatsoever to the original bill, and as long as politicians from both parties do this, and as long as politicians from both parties continue twisting the truth about it, we are doomed. I have, for a long time, thought, that a bill should be a one-topic thing. Period.
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    Quote from tntrn
    As long as adding on an amendment full of pork to a bill that has no connection whatsoever to the original bill, and as long as politicians from both parties do this, and as long as politicians from both parties continue twisting the truth about it, we are doomed. I have, for a long time, thought, that a bill should be a one-topic thing. Period.
    Amen, amen, and amen.
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    Tell Mitch McConnell. Oh, I forgot, he is campaigning and lying about his record.


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