Any ideas on how our Congress creates a 2200 page spending bill?

Discussion in 'Congress' started by MarathonMike, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. MarathonMike
    Offline

    MarathonMike Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2014
    Messages:
    12,621
    Thanks Received:
    3,899
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    The Southwestern Desert
    Ratings:
    +22,876
    It goes something like this. Every Congressman brings his or her section containing their pet projects and side of pork. They throw all the sections together and then Dem and GOP party leaders stand up and say "Any objections?" A couple freshmen congressmen and Rand Paul say "Hey I didn't even read it!" The rest of them chuckle. The leaders say "Too late for that, so everybody good? Let's party guys we've done it again! "

    And that's how we got our 1.3 Trillion dollar budget. Anyone have a problem with that process? Over the next few weeks and months, when people start actually reading the bill, we get to play our favorite budget game "Hey why are we spending all that money on _____? Answer: Too late it's the law and we are a country of laws".
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    80,940
    Thanks Received:
    12,896
    Trophy Points:
    2,180
    Ratings:
    +29,794
    One would think McConnell and Ryan would know better.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Rambunctious
    Offline

    Rambunctious Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    24,020
    Thanks Received:
    4,642
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +26,493
    If McConnell won't kill the filibuster rule he needs to be replaced...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. fncceo
    Online

    fncceo Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2016
    Messages:
    16,991
    Thanks Received:
    2,493
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +23,110
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    19,429
    Thanks Received:
    3,038
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +9,918
    I have a major problem with this. I wanna start a protest movement called READ THE BILL.

    Make them sign a pledge to read the bills when they start campaigning. If reading is too hard, then we need to call in the librarians to bring the Bookmobiles. We can drop off Hooked on Phonics books at their offices. We can all wear hats.......as long as they have.....bills.
    No yelling, no screaming, no violence because that might interrupt READING. We can grab chairs and sit outside and READ.

    We can have a theme song.


    Back to basics then and bring back the Count von Count.
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1
  6. Ringel05
    Online

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    53,691
    Thanks Received:
    10,205
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    Duke City
    Ratings:
    +32,002
    Any ideas on how our Congress creates a 2200 page spending bill?

    Government Printing Office......... :eusa_whistle:
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  7. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    19,429
    Thanks Received:
    3,038
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +9,918
    :smartass:
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1
  8. C_Clayton_Jones
    Online

    C_Clayton_Jones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    51,434
    Thanks Received:
    10,830
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +36,273
    “Any ideas on how our Congress creates a 2200 page spending bill?”

    Election Year.
     
  9. Dont Taz Me Bro
    Offline

    Dont Taz Me Bro USMB Mod Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    44,641
    Thanks Received:
    9,933
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Ratings:
    +35,471
    Lobbyists
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  10. aaronleland
    Offline

    aaronleland Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,289
    Thanks Received:
    6,110
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +37,271
    Did Rand Paul vote against it? I just can't see him voting yes.
     

Share This Page