Time To End Catch All Omnibus Bills? Sen. Mike Lee Is Seeing The Light.

I haven’t gone back to look for it, but I think I published an article a few years back suggesting that Congress and the various state legislatures pull back a bit and keep bills clean and lean. A spending bill should be a spending bill…a defense bill should be a…

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How To Take On The Washington Establishment!

Ah…the praises for outsider presidential candidates always include his or her ability to take on the Washington Establishment! Even Carly Fiorina in her endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz today extolled this virtue in her litany of praises. But it seldom happens…because one person is seldom capable of such a transformation….

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When is government subsidized health insurance okay?

According to Paul Ryan, it is acceptable when it is Medicare..not so much when it is for the rest of the population. While he was Chair (and author of the Path to Poverty Prosperity) of the House Budget Committee, Ryan claimed that his “new” Medicare plan would control costs by…

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Don’t Blame The Voters? WTF?

A letter to the editor in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested that the voters weren’t at fault for the gridlock in Madison or Washington. Really? Although some valid points are raised in the letter (see link above and full text below)…the fact that we are dissatisfied with our elected officials…

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What happens if Congress holds a hearing and only one lawmaker attends?

This photo just about sums up what’s wrong with our elected lawmakers. How much does Congress care about high unemployment? Here's a telling picture… pic.twitter.com/cYfF6KLbrf — Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) December 16, 2013 Democrat or Republican….I don’t care. Anyone who doesn’t take tackling unemployment seriously doesn’t deserve to hold high office…

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Call these folks!

It seems the government shutdown has ended and the Democrats have remained victorious in the battle that was SHUTDOWN 2013, as Fox News was putting it. Republicans have a 74% approval, they’re lowest since Gallup has been taking the poll. Democrats are down in numbers too, but retain better numbers….

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Q. What is Slimier and Worse for the Environment?

The BP Oil Spill or the US Congress? The answer, according to the American People is the US Congress with an approval rating of 9%(not a typo). H/T Huffington Post:: A greater percentage of Americans approve of polygamy than the United States Congress, according a set of polls. Last month,…

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First View of 2010 Paychecks: We’re Doomed

If you want to understand the motivation of the 99% and the whole #Occupy movement, you need look no further than the Social Security Administration’s just-released data on 2010 paychecks.  Avert your eyes, TeaOP, it’s data!  You will not be able to comprehend it, so move on to the next…

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The Religious Correct

The Religious “right” has had a monopoly on the political process for too many years. Now people who actually pay attention to religion and understand the teachings are starting to get involved. Recently over 5000 religious leaders sent a letter to congress with a simple message: Do not cut services…

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Scott Walker today on the hill “I Lied”.

Governor Walker, when he was not too busy taking phone calls from who he thought were the Koch Brothers or visiting with Frank Luntz, was busy telling people he campaigned on collective bargaining. “I campaigned on (the proposals in the budget repair bill for Wisconsin) all throughout the election. Anybody…

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