Congressmen Save Christmas...

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    It’s official: Congressmen Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, and Mike Ross, an Arkansas Democrat, have saved Christmas.

    According to House rules, mail containing specific holiday greetings like “Merry Christmas” and Happy Hanukkah” cannot be “franked” — Hill lingo for receiving taxpayer reimbursement for postage — according to a memo from the “Franking Commission Staff” obtained by The Washington Examiner.

    In response to the memo and the uproar that followed, Walsh and Ross circulated a letter earlier this week encouraging both Republican and Democratic members to demand the rule, which dates back to 1974, be rescinded.

    Sixty-one of their colleagues eventually signed on to the letter, and The Hill reports that House leaders have now received new guidelines on “franking” holiday correspondence.

    “The Franking Commission has spent the last year coming up with a whole host of revisions, and those are before the leadership now awaiting approval,” Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, the chairman of the House Franking Commission, told The Hill.



    Read more: Joe Walsh | Mike Ross | Chrismas Is Saved | The Daily Caller
     
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    Wonderful.

    Perhaps now some of this bi-partisan good cheer can be applied to jobs and the economy.
     
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    Not sure i would count on that. Election only a year away? I don't see more Bi-Partisanship anytime soon.
     
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    The thread title is grossly misleading. I don't see where Christmas was in a position to be needing "saved". The rule has been in place since 1974.

    Maybe paulitician can explain exactly what "danger" Christmas was in?

    And where's the outrage that Congress still participates in "franking privileges" anyway? Getting rid of that should be a no brainer.
     
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    You mean the rule was NOT a secret Obama tactic to eliminate Christmas from the face of the earth? DAG!

    I guess the Republicans on the board will have to come up with another Obama slam for the "Holiday" season...:eek:
     
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