Lame Duck Congress

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    All indications are that the Democrats will lose it's majority in the house and maybe the Senate. If they do, What will they do between Nov 2na and when they give up the majority in Jan. Will they push through legislation they were afraid to bring up before the election? Will they do what's best for the country or will they push a more progressive agenda because they don't have to answer to the voters any longer? What do you think?
     
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    Congress has been road kill for 30 years.
     
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    Are you serious? How is the role of congress very much changed from original delineations in the constitution (except for the appointment of "the czars," a senate advise/consent prerogative) ?
     
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    Umm 30 yeas ago our national debt was about 700 billion.
    We have only even come close to a balanced budget for a couple of years during those 30 years. And the amazing thing is that was under a demoncratic president.

    didn't czars start about 30 years ago as well?
     
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    Ummmh, actually under the first Republican congress in 40 years; that is the single common denominator with a change in the budgets and being balanced.

    And you may be right about the czars. I'll take your word for it.

    EDIT: I would suggest that if there had been an R congress along with an R president, that the Republicans would've probably not pushed so hard for a balanced budget and the status-quo-ante would've peristed.
     
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    Expect the following for the next two years:
    Because of the presidential veto, Republicans won't be able to pass anything of importance to them like repealing Obamacare.
    Dems will be too politically weakened to advance and complete Obama's broad agenda.
    The country's real direction to be determined in the 2012 election.
     
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    How is the role of congress very much changed from original delineations in the constitution

    Can you say...War Powers Act?
     
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    I don't understand the reference. The WPA expanded Congress' power. The original argument was that Congressional power has weakened
     
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    Somedays I would serious entertain throwing everyone of them into an incinerator.

    Obama is the key after the election to use his presidential powers, but the Dems seem to lack any further agenda, which is sad. There is so much that needs to be done in the name of socialism, and Obama is out of gas.
     
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    Obama will be relegated after this election to only be able to advance his agenda through regulatory agencies. For example, using the EPA to set carbon emission limits.
    And of course, the veto pen.
     

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