I am driving home and listening to a discussion about paying for the health care for the responders of September 11, 2001. What I found when I started digging was that the reality is that the Cowardly Lion played the hand to stack the deck because it did not want the Scarecrow altering the bill. So now since you and I don’t understand the house procedures (or so they think) once again the Cowardly Lions have political cover in that the Scarecrow voted down the bill. Now, you see, the Scarecrow looks like a villain and the Cowardly lion appears to be standing up for the sick and disabled.
The reality of all is this? The rules of the House do not require a 2/3 majority to pass a bill only to override a veto.
Wow Washington at it’s best and another argument for Cleaning HOUSE and SENATE.
Those of us in New jerseys Third Congressional District can start with John Adler. Who just today sent out an e-mail boasting about how he formed a group to slash government spending. He wrote:
As your Representative in Congress, I am working to jump start our economy, help the private sector create jobs, and prevent a future economic downturn like the one we experienced last year.
Families, seniors, and small businesses in New Jersey have to balance their budgets, and Congress should be expected to do the same. I am determined to stop excessive government spending and make government more accountable to you.
Recently, I joined several of my colleagues to form the Spending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group. Together, we have proposed cutting more than $70 billion dollars from the deficit. This may not come close to closing the gap between what we spend and what we collect, but we must start somewhere. I am hopeful that members of both parties will join the group and propose cuts that will help pay down our debt.”
How much? 70 billion…. Now what is the deficit. Just another weak effort. Enjoy your vacation John!
Oh yes John needs spell check. Jump-Start is hyphenated!