Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oh HELL No!

This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS. Congress, whose members are public employees (allegedly), with lifelong, taxpayer-funded benefits, are planning on blowing off work for the next two months. Apparently they'll resume "work" shortly before their holiday break. Are you kidding me?? WTF!

I think that on Monday, I'll be gettin' on the horn with my representative to demand an explanation. This is total bullshit! Right now, Americans by the millions are struggling financially, losing their homes, unable to find work - and this appalling collection of flotsam is just going to bail? And on OUR dime? An article in Saturday's Alternet describes the major bills that will just sit, going nowhere, while these Bozos campaign at our expense - literally:

 Among the important legislation the House will likely not address before the November elections:

1. Violence Against Women Act re-authorization. Though a bipartisan Senate majority passed the a strong re-authorization bill in April, the Republican House leadership refused to allow a vote on the Senate version of the bill. The House passed a watered down version on a mostly-party lines vote, leaving victims to wait for House action.

2. The American Jobs Act. Republicans have been blocking President Obama’s jobs legislation for more than a year. Though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised in 2010 that a GOP Congress would focus on job creation, he has blocked this bill’s immediate infrastructure investments, tax credits for working Americans and employers, and aid to state and local governments to prevent further layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public safety officials.

3. Tax cuts for working families. In July, the Senate passed a bill extending tax-cuts for the first $250,000 in annual income. The Republican House leadership has refused to consider the bill, holding it hostage to their demands for a full extension of Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires.

4. Veterans Job Corps Act. The Senate is currently considering bipartisan legislation to help America’s veterans find jobs. The Air Force Times reports that the Republican House has “shown no interest” in the legislation to support those who served the country.

5. Sequestration. A spokesman for Boehner said earlier this week that stopping budget cuts he voted for last August “topped our July agenda and remains atop our agenda for September.” While House Republicans have complained about the imminent spending reductions and passed a bill that would require President Obama tofind offsets for spending cuts they don’t like, Republican Leader Canter could not name a single compromise he was willing to make to get a deal.

6. Farm Bill. Despite strong support for a 5-year farm bill from even conservative groups like the Farm Bureau Association — the House leadership has not scheduled a vote on the bill. The current law expires September 30. Without passage, 90 percent of the work of the Department of Agriculture could be defunded.... More here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Father Tyme said...

Guess What, folk?

If Barry wants to, he can call them back any time, forbid their departure and even adjourn them if he disagrees with their decisions.
Article II Section 3: (of that damn piece of paper)

Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.


Suck on that, Cantor!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

But he won't.

10:52 PM  

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