When Will Do Dems Do Something Constructive?

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    Now that San Fran Nan is back from her "Coddle A Dictator Tour" can she please actually do something constructive - like sunding the troops without porks or deadlines?

    In other words - do your job?


    Resume House work
    TODAY'S EDITORIAL
    April 10, 2007


    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to call members of Congress back to session this week to continue working on the $124 billion supplemental bill to provide funding for troops in Iraq. The House passed its version of the emergency supplemental more than two weeks ago, but the Democratic leadership failed to take the next step and appoint members to the conference committee before members left town for a two-week break, which is scheduled to last through the end of this week. Senate conferees were appointed promptly with the hope that the conference committee would begin meeting in March. Inaction on the part of the House leadership has slowed the process, and regardless of Mrs. Pelosi's motives, America's soldiers will soon begin to feel the repercussions.
    Recognizing the urgency with which Congress must act, Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate sent Mrs. Pelosi a letter yesterday, exhorting the speaker to return the House to session and "work in good faith to pass a clean supplemental funding bill that the President can sign as soon as possible." The Senate, they note, "is in session and ready to work."
    Failure to expeditiously pass an acceptable supplemental, which President Bush requested more than two months ago, will hurt American soldiers sooner than some Democrats -- including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who believes current funding will cover the efforts until the end of June -- have argued. Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker and Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren wrote at the end of March that "we are particularly concerned as Congress is set to recess until mid-April without enacting this essential legislation. Without approval of the supplemental funds in April, we will be forced to take increasingly draconian measures which will impact Army readiness and impose hardships on our soldiers and their families."
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlined the specific costs to the military -- ranging from a reduction in training for Reserve and Guard units to a delay in forming new combat brigade teams -- if the supplemental is not passed by April 15, and then if it is not passed by May 15.
    The House bill, to be clear, is a flawed piece of legislation. It is a formula for nothing but defeat in Iraq, weighted by pork-barrel projects, and should be greeted by a White House veto. Congress will need to reach an agreement on an acceptable appropriations bill. This makes it even less excusable for Mrs. Pelosi to have stalled the process by leaving town without appointing conferees. The speaker now needs to cut short the House's break and return to work.

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    Here I thought this would be the most ethical and hardest working Congress - and we have to ask them to get back to work
     
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    Odd, the Republicans never sent a supplemental to the president without pork and I don't see you bitching about that. The last two supplementals passed by the GOP controlled Congress took at least 80 days to reach the President's desk...Didn't hear any GOP talking heads bitch about that. Bush is having his temper tantrum because he doesn't get a blank check from Congress anymore.
     
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    Pres Bush askes for a meeting with the Dems and Reid says no

    Here I thought Dems said they wanted to work with the President
     
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    The Congress is not at the call of the President and does not meet with him at his convenience. If he wants to meet with Congress he can get off his fat lazy ass and testify before a Committee of Congress or wait until they are ready to discuss with him issues that they think are important.
     
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    Put down your comic books and get caught up on current events

    Dems flip flopped and now they will meet with Pres Bush in his office
     
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    It only makes sense that they decided to meet with him on their terms and in their own time and regarding matters that concern them. Democrats have met with the President in the past and have been part of routine briefings and closed-door sessions for years with President Bush. This is only another example of them doing so.
     
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    so we agree?, pork is bad, period. Right?
     
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    im not here to be the republican spokesman, so please, reps and dems, just be honest, and try for once to disagree without name calling, leave the talking points to bill oreilly and al franken lol
     
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    Their terms?

    If was after the Gallup poll showed the approval rating of Congress was at 22% Dems dropped THEIR demands and agreed to meet Pres Bush
     

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