Senate Democrats Rewrite Obama's Jobs Bil

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    now we know why the Dems have been stalling...

    Senate Democrats Rewrite Obama's Jobs Bill - ABC News

    So much for Obama and his 'shared sacrifice' rhetoric, huh. What he means is 'shared sacrifice, as long as some people share more of the sacrifice'.
     
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    Whatever happened to appropriations bills starting in the HoR?

    Oh yeah....Constitution 2.0. :rolleyes:
     
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    That's a good question. Or the way you should have worded it is; appropriations bills don't have to start in the House but bills to raise revenue are supposed to.

    Anyone have an answer as to why that doesn't apply here? A non-sarcastic one, please. I'm genuinely curious.
     
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    Just a guess, but I would assume it's because the House has refused to even talk about anything that raises revenue. Let alone have a bill voted that contains as much.
     
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    It doesn't apply because nobody seems to give a flying fuck as to what's in the Constitution anymore....At least insofar as to how it is supposed to restrain central authoritarian despots.

    That's your serious answer.
     
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    But...but didn't Barry say to just pass the damn thing? No changing or just taking parts of it. Pass it as is, no questions asked I seem to recall. Boy, are these Dimocrats cruisin' for a bruisin' from the guy in the Big Chair.
     
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    Tough shit, Buckwheat...Elections have consequences.
     
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    Good.... a great many of us are tired of raise taxes $1, raise spending $100 bullshit.

    It's a load of crap... there is no revenue problem... if you confiscated every dime held by the evil wealthy you might net $980,000,000,000. PERIOD.
     
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    Yes they do have consequences. And one of those is that the people elected have to do their job!

    By the way, from the Constitution ...

    "Section. 7. Clause 1: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."
     
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    An appropriations bill IS supposed to start in the House, but I believe the Senate can do CRs and amendments to existing legislation as a way to get around that. I'm not clear on exactly how they (Senate) are doing this, since we're in FY2012 as of 1 October and we don't have a budget passed for FY2012 yet. If they did they could amend that with this, so I'm thinking they are amending something else. Smoke and mirrors, and political maneuvering by both sides. Otherwise known as bullshit by the rest of us. No wonder these guys have an approval rating in single digits.
     

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