Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Attention 99.8% of Americans

For the past two years, Republicans in congress have worked only to scuttle and weaken any reform meant to help the vast majority of Americans.  

They don't care about you.

They don't want to care about you.

Do not support them.

Vote Democrat.



C.J. said...

Question: How can Republicans in Congress scuttle anything when the Democrats have held a super majority and have had the ability to literally pass anything they've wanted?

Perhaps you should figure that out, Natie, before you start advocating Hope and Change, this administration's policies and their 3000 pages bills that no one reads until after their signed. This administration is the most destructive in U.S. history.

Kid Shay said...

There it is.

McBone said...

I didn't say they were able to scuttle, but they've done their damndest to. Most destructive in US history? LOL!


Darin said...

C.J., actually the Dems do not have a supermajority. They're only 59 Dems in the Senate. That's where the problem has been. The House has passed legislation, but the Senate has been obstructed by the Repubs' filibusters and complete lack of compromise.

It's really amazing that people do not get this.

The Repubs in the Senate even blocked a cloture motion that would have opened debate on the Defense Authorization bill funding critical assistance for our troops the day before their "pledge" was issued, which promised they would "provide resources for the troops" if elected. But apparently only if elected.

As far as long bills go, that has increased no matter who is in charge of Congress. Congress passes about half as many bills as they did in the 40s and 50s. Because of the increased partisanship, bills are harder to pass so they become longer. Congresspeople try to group bills together to get them passed nowadays.

Maybe that's why a Democrat (Brian Bard of WA) introduced HR 554 to ensure that the reps have 3 days to read a bill before its voted on.

Longest budget bill? Bush's 2007 1500 pager.

Darin said...

Are saying that the Republicans read all of the huge bills they passed from 2000-2006? Things like:
* Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005 (68 words shorter than the health care bill and I'm sure you know less about this bill than the fake rhetoric you probably speak about the Health Care Bill)
* Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005
* No Child Left Behind of 2001 (thanks Mr. Boehner for "writing" that one)
* Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2003
* Energy Bill of 2005 (another of the Repub's "greatest hits")

In the past 10 years, of the 10 longest bills, 5 were written by Republicans and 5 were written by Democrats. So, thank you, C.J., for your useful rhetoric.

McBone said...

Oh snap.