Published on Apr 23, 2012 by BankruptingAmerica
Congress last passed a budget on April 29, 2009, almost three years ago. Since then, Members of Congress from both parties have failed to work together to perform one of the federal government’s most basic functions.
Bankrupting America is starting a campaign to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and get Congress to do their jobs and pass a budget. Call your Senator at 1-888-760-7997 and tell them to pass a budget.
Also check out our fact sheet on the issue.http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/fact-sheet/the-budget-games/
Smart Girl Politics Action launches “They Don’t Speak for Us” asking women to put the conversation back on real issues important to women. Women are forced everyday to make sacrifices and its time that we put pressure on Congress and this Administration to stop playing games and get back to work for the American people.
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Friday, 30 Mar 2012 10:00 AM | by Martin Gould
Despite campaign promises to refrain from using executive powers to bypass Congress, President Barack Obama is increasingly doing just that, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
From helping rebels in the Libyan revolution to granting states waivers from the No Child Left Behind education act, Obama is finding it easier to push his agenda without asking for approval from elected senators and representatives, the paper said.
And that is not sitting well with either Republicans or Democrats who are keen to defend their own turf against what they see as an overreaching executive.
Read more on Newsmax.com: WSJ: Obama Expands His Executive Power
Congressman Walter B. Jones of North Carolina (same guy that introduced impeachment papers for Barack Obama to Congress) initiated Congressional legislation for a national monument for military working dogs, It passed the U.S. House and Senate and was signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 28, 2008. Raising the public funds needed to make it happen is now a critical objective.
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Breakdown of political party representation in the United States Senate during the 112th Congress. Blue: Democrat Red: Republican Light Blue: Independent (caucused with Democrats) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, U.Va. Center for Politics
March 22nd, 2012
Ah, the Senate. The battle for control fascinates us — and all election observers — because there are so many intriguing races and personalities. Yet, as we update our ratings today and move in a new direction on Congress’ upper chamber, it is worth stressing at the outset that no party will truly control the Senate come January 2013. There is no chance at all that Democrats or Republicans will hit the magic 60 seats required to break filibusters and thus run the Senate. Increasingly, it looks likely that the winning party will have a smaller majority than the Democrats do now (53 seats) — if there is a majority at all. The tiny margin for the winning party will enable the new Senate to do what Senates do best: a whole lot of nothing (discounting talk, of course).
As election analysts, we aren’t responsible for anything the Senate does, or fails to do, in governing. We’ll stick to the fun part, coming in November, and we’ll start with Maine.
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In 2010, the Tea Party movement struck a history-changing blow to the Washington Establishment by working to elect limited government, constitutional conservatives. But if you listen to the media, conservatives are fading everywhere from Congress to the campaign trail.
Nothing could be further from the truth; the strength of conservative principles continues to endure and thrive. In the months since, the protected classes in the American political system – Big Wall Street, Big Government, Big Labor and Big Business – are coming under increasing scrutiny.
There is an awakening across the country, and the fight is on to return power to individuals and localities, empower individuals and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit. As Ronald Reagan said, “we’re not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline.”
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Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-MI) says cracking down on food stamp fraud is racist or something.
This is another example of Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s statements.
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on the Senate to “strengthen” the language of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which would ban insider trading among members of Congress and federal employees, so the same rules apply to the executive branch.
Here is an article posted on The PJ Tatler in regards to the Occupy protests.
Surprised? Neither am I. In fact, very little of the Occupy noise has surprised me. It’s the 60′s all over again, but with inferior music and no military draft to focus the mind.
The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.
NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.
Continue Reading: Report: ACORN is Behind the #Occupy Movement