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Congress has been wasting SO much time lately with pointless legislation. Whether it was spending an entire week debating a flag burning amendment to the Constitution, or holding an emergency session of Congress last year in order to take on the Terri Schiavo case, Congress has become way too interested in special interests' needs.

 

This is just yet another example of an attempt to appeal to the voters who will generally support them in the upcoming election.

 

Nothing useful ever seems to get done in the run up to an election, because everyone is far too busy trying to get reelected than doing their jobs.

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Congress has been wasting SO much time lately with pointless legislation. Whether it was spending an entire week debating a flag burning amendment to the Constitution, or holding an emergency session of Congress last year in order to take on the Terri Schiavo case, Congress has become way too interested in special interests' needs.

 

This is just yet another example of an attempt to appeal to the voters who will generally support them in the upcoming election.

 

Nothing useful ever seems to get done in the run up to an election, because everyone is far too busy trying to get reelected than doing their jobs.

 

whaaaaaa? you mean their job isnt to get re-elected? :whistle

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This session of Congress hasn't accomplished anything productive in quite a while.

 

Then again, once late July or early August hits, they'll start tackling election issues to get people's attention.

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Then again, once late July or early August hits, they'll start tackling election issues to get people's attention.

 

Actually, they have been tackling some things they unfortunately see as election-year issues, particularly the flag burning amendment, which was aimed to get veterans on their side.

 

It's only a matter of time before they start pushing some kind of anti-gay marriage amendment/legislation around.

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I've been hearing some talk of the Democrats coming up with something modeled after the Republicans 1994 Contract with America. Supposedly this proclamation is to be announced mid-September and includes:

 

Part 1. Crack Down on Corruption

Part 2. Make America Safe (this sounds like is only concerns FEMA reform)

Part 3. Unleash New Energy for America

Part 4. Rebuild America First (infrastructure and tax reform to grow our manufacturing sector)

Part 5. Make Work Pay (minimum wage increase, empowering unions)

Part 6. Make Healthcare Affordable for All (universal health care)

Part 7. Protect Retirement Security (enlarge social security, government control of all pensions)

Part 8. Keep the Promise of Opportunity (grants for college and technical tuitions)

Part 9. Refocus on Real Security for America (set a deadline for the withdrawal from Iraq)

 

Pelosi's "New Direction for America", which she that she rushed out last month to the chagrin of much of her party membership, was based on these plans.

 

Part 1. Make Health Care More Affordable (fix prescription drug program)

Part 2. Lower Gas Prices and Achieve Energy Independence

Part 3. Help Working Families (increase minimum wage; bring jobs back to the US)

Part 4. Cut College Costs (tuition deductible, more grants, lower interest rates on loans)

Part 5. Ensure Dignified Retirement (no privatization of soc. sec., but give private savings incentives)

Part 6. Require Fiscal Responsibility

 

While no solutions are provided, at least it defines some issues (some with much less merit than others) and, hopefully, opens some debate. While I don't agree with some of the ideas, at least they are more worthy issues than the flag burning admendment.

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Congress has been wasting SO much time lately with pointless legislation. Whether it was spending an entire week debating a flag burning amendment to the Constitution, or holding an emergency session of Congress last year in order to take on the Terri Schiavo case, Congress has become way too interested in special interests' needs.

 

This is just yet another example of an attempt to appeal to the voters who will generally support them in the upcoming election.

 

Nothing useful ever seems to get done in the run up to an election, because everyone is far too busy trying to get reelected than doing their jobs.

 

whaaaaaa? you mean their job isnt to get re-elected? :whistle

 

 

there job is to serve the people...but they only seem to want to serve themselves these days.

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