Congressional Legislation

Discussion in 'Congress' started by shintao, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    I guess 2/3rd votes in Congress occur, but how will this work for tax changes? Republicans would like a 2/3rd for taxes.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. CitizenPained
    Offline

    CitizenPained Dissident-Jude

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,151
    Thanks Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +138
    Yes.

    Article I, Section 7.
     
  3. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    My thought is we will be faced with grid lock unless there is 2/3rds agreement. I can understand something major like a Constitutional Amendment, but to raise or lower taxes? Not sure on that one. Thoughts
     
  4. CitizenPained
    Offline

    CitizenPained Dissident-Jude

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,151
    Thanks Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +138

    You fucker! You fucking fucker. You changed your OP. Your original blather asked if a super majority vote was Constitutional, and I said yes.



    and you still make no sense.
     
  5. CitizenPained
    Offline

    CitizenPained Dissident-Jude

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,151
    Thanks Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +138
    In English?

    What?

    You can't filibuster a budget, but you can filibuster spending bill or a tax bill.

    When the Obama- Bush cuts expire, they expire.

    Obama's Tax Cut Deal: So Much For Deficit Reduction

     
  6. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    Well, my apologies CP. I went and looked it up and could see that it does happen, a silly question at that point, so I changed it. Chill girl. Hope you don't mind if I edited my own thread.
     
  7. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    This isn't about filibuster, but about if we need a 2/3rds majority to pass a tax bill.
     
  8. Flopper
    Online

    Flopper Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    15,223
    Thanks Received:
    2,698
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Washington
    Ratings:
    +5,299
    Congress is so divided that with a just majority vote they accomplish very little. Make it a 2/3 vote and they just as well stay home.
     
  9. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    You need sense. The retards want a super majority to raise taxes. I think the bar is to high to ever get 2/3rds to raise taxes. I see problems with that proposal.
     
  10. shintao
    Offline

    shintao Take Down ~ Tap Out

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    7,231
    Thanks Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +339
    That is what I see as well, and hey, maybe that is a good thing. Lock spending down and keep it that way.
     

Share This Page