Tag: Congress

Congress Costs How Much Again??

Congress Costs How Much Again??

| July 12, 2012 | 6 Replies

This morning, the head of the Democratic National Committee and member of Congress Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tweeted this picture. I know what she’s trying to get across. The Republicans, who preach fiscal sanity, continue to waste our money on a partisan political crusade against Obamacare and they ought to give it up because it’s here to […]

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"Go Ahead…Make My Day" and Other Bluff-Friendly Quotes The President Memorized Yesterday

"Go Ahead…Make My Day" and Other Bluff-Friendly Quotes The President Memorized Yesterday

| July 14, 2011 | 12 Replies

I’m no professional poker player, but I’m pretty sure that if I saw someone throw a hissy fit that ends in “Don’t call my bluff” at a table, I’d know two things: He’s bluffing. He’s about to get his bluff called by everyone at the table. That’s where we sit right now with the debt […]

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The GOP House Intel Chair's Stunning Display of Insult and Ignorance

The GOP House Intel Chair's Stunning Display of Insult and Ignorance

| May 4, 2011 | 20 Replies

I’ve never heard of Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, but I hope the next time I see his name in print it’s because he resigned his position. Obviously, he is not qualified to sit on any committee with the word “intelligence” anywhere in its title or mission. Republican House Intelligence […]

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Crazy Cost Saving Idea: Kindles for Congress

Crazy Cost Saving Idea: Kindles for Congress

| December 2, 2010 | 4 Replies

This is a good cost-saving idea from the incoming majority. I’m a bit surprised at just how much it would save, actually. “One of things that the team is looking at is the possibility that we can reduce some of the printing that’s done around here, some of the hard copy printing,” a GOP transition […]

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BREAKING: Blowhards Pass Anti-Blowhard Act

BREAKING: Blowhards Pass Anti-Blowhard Act

| September 28, 2010 | 1 Reply

From Jon, who runs the excellent Exurban League website and is a very funny guy, I learned that the Senate has finally decided to take care of a real problem that affects all Americans, a plague so noisome that our Congress must abandon such frivolities as stopping the biggest tax increase in well over a […]

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2011: The Year of The Newbie Congress?

2011: The Year of The Newbie Congress?

| April 8, 2010 | Reply

Were I a member of Congress, I would take care that I didn’t get too mouthy (Senator Coburn) or condescending (Speaker Pelosi) with the electorate. We’re in a bit of a “throw all the bums out” mood, and when I say “a bit”, I mean get the pitchforks and torches. That chart is packed full of […]

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There Is No Pantsless Friday in Congress

There Is No Pantsless Friday in Congress

| March 10, 2010 | 1 Reply

Well, thank goodness for small favors, huh? It’s no secret that members of Congress broker deals on the treadmill or in the weight room of the House and Senate gyms. But former congressman Eric Massa’s accusation that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once berated him in the gym’s shower over his vote against […]

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You Just Know the Republican Party Will Screw this Up

You Just Know the Republican Party Will Screw this Up

| August 31, 2009 | 7 Replies

If the GOP can’t make some hay out of this, then they need to fire every single strategist, adviser, and media guru they have: If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, just 25% of voters nationwide would keep the current batch of legislators. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds […]

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One Victim of Government Extortion Speaks

One Victim of Government Extortion Speaks

| March 25, 2009 | 4 Replies

Thus far, we’ve only really heard one side of the AIG bonus story – the side being advanced by the ignorant or malicious lawmakers who have very effectively demonized the employees who received so-called bonuses for their work last year. Now, one of those employees has written an open letter to AIG’s CEO that was […]

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