the First 100-Hours.

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    http://narc.org/eregions/legislative-update/the-first-100-hours.html
    Anyone know how they plan on funding the cargo searching bill?
    It sounds good but why the need to tax us on it? Can't they pass the bill on to the shippers importing the goods that need to be searched? Doesn't it make sense to just add that extra cost to the 'shipping and handling' charges for all imported goods? Of course this would drive up the cost of imported goods, but isn't that better than taxing the entire population (well, the middle class since obviously the upper class can't pay for it all) to pay for cost of cargo shipping. But no, the Dims would rather pass the buck onto Americans than the foreign countries dumping cheap goods into our country.
     
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    Well, and as a SIDE benifit, it would make AMERICAN goods cost a whole lot less.:eusa_think:

    Great Idea Hawk....:clap2:
     
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    I'm not sure it would make American goods cost a lot less. China saves so much on manufacturing costs that we can't even offset it by paying only minimum wage with no benefits and not having to ship across the entire Pacific Ocean.
     
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    Ain't slave labor great ? I bet if thy could get here they would even cut lawns for next to nothing.
     
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    That's what she said, now what didn't she say? Therein lies the answer.

    Actually, there's been heavy criticism of the Democrats taking yesterday off for a football game...Ohio State v. University of Florida. No matter that it was a night game. Next week, it's MLK Day, they don't like Mondays apparently.

    The new Congress seems to be sticking with "safe" issues - raising the minimum wage, expanding worthless ESCR, oversighting everything under the sun as well as supporting college football.
     
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    bush is a liberal in wolfs clothing...we need real consevitves
     
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    Passing the bill on to the shippers is also passing the bill on to Americans. The companies don't cut their profits in order to pay for checked cargo shipping. Instead they raise their prices to maintain profits and pass the extra cost of shipping to the consumers.
     
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    Heck if I just read the yahoo news right, the dems in Congress intend to make thier agenda all of the commissions recommendations. In spite of the fact they found them more than wanting.
     
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    nothing is a good idea until the dems can implement it ....
     
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    It's was clear from the start of the Congress that Republicans will act as usual which is to undermine our soldiers, our country, our families, and our workers and continue to support those whose interests are contrary to the overall prosperity of America. I commend Democrats for taking the initiative and doing what needs to be done and I personally say let the Republicans whine as it's clear that their interests are so contrary to ours that they can go to hell where they belong. It's time for people to speak up and tell Republicans to shut the hell up, sit the hell down and get the hell out of the way as the traitors that they are and vote for jerk off retards like themselves to represent their evil Republican agenda. :clap2: Take that Republicans :rofl:
     
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