Reid and Pelosi to open meetings for final discussion of health care bill…

…..hahahahaha just kidding!


Look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to try to circumvent the traditional conference committee process by which the different versions of health care reform passed by each house will be reconciled. If so, it will be the latest example of violating principles of transparency and accountability in the single-minded pursuit of legislative victory.
Ahhhhh, so many people dont know this and dont care….its a shame

Conferences involving members from both houses are messy things. They are usually conducted in public and often televised, and can produce a compromise version of the bill that leaves rank-and-file members tempted to vote against the final version. That could be perilous in the case of health care since it’s likely to pass without a vote to spare in the Senate and the House’s version passed by only five votes.

Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi would love to come up with a way to bash heads in private and skip any public discussion that further reveals just how incoherent and unworkable both the bills are. Luckily, there is a subterfuge readily available that wouldn’t require the House to swallow the Senate’s bill unchanged but also ducks the traditional give-and-take of the conference committee.

When Democrats took over Congress in 2007, they increasingly did not send bills through the regular conference process. “We have to defer to the bigger picture,” explained Rep. Henry Waxman of California. So the children’s health insurance bill passed by the House that year was largely dumped in favor of the Senate’s version. House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel and other Democrats complained the House had been “cut off at the knees” but ultimately supported the bill. Legislation on lobbying reform and the 2007 energy bill were handled the same way — without appointing an actual conference.

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm  Comments (1)  
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They are at it again…..stupidity that is!New Law Bans Flavored Cigarettes.

Yes, smoking is bad. No, I do not smoke. Do I smoke a clove cigarette about once every 2 years and/or a cigar, sure, its not illegal and sometimes I like to do it.

Now, like my cuban cigars, it looks like I will have to get my clover cigarettes snuck into the country via the United States Postal Service hard-core smugglers I know as a law has just passed that anyone selling cigarettes flavored with cloves, fruit – anything but menthol – is a criminal under a ban that marks the continued assault in a new war on tobacco.

And why the heck are we only learning about this once it’s passed? Don’t the have enough bullshit work going on the hill, they have to do this, and no offence, but I’m pretty sure they need all the tax money they can get.

If you dont want people to smoke, then ban cigarettes, get some balls…oh wait! That would be against the constitution. And what does this do for some of the small businesses that have tobacco stores and hookah bars, I guess they go out of business as well, so if you are going to send these places out of business, just man up and do it entirely.



Published in: on September 24, 2009 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Who Knew – A bill to give the president control of the internet?

Here is a condensed version of the bill that allows the president control of the internet.

It seems this bill is still in the works and hopefully still in draft mode.

What exactly is a cyber security emergency anyway? How and possibly when could it affect us?

Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 8:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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