I am so confused now that the Tea Party is turning the process on its head. I thought it was supposed to work like this: !) The people elect representatives to the House and the Senate, 2) The House compromises between the majority and minority Parties and come up with legislation, 3) the Senate does the same, 4) the House and Senate then confer and work out a compromise bill and send it to the President. The Conservatives have added a new twist: if they don't get what they want, they shut the government down until they get it. To me that is un-American and cheating.
No. Now days the politician struts like a peacock down the runway: "Look at me! Look how I can hurt the little people with no defense against my power!" Each one gets a chance, then they all butt heads until they figure out what will get each the most money personally. That's what becomes law.
Don't think the R's started it though - this is not the first time such repugnant, foolish blackmail has occurred. My son commented yesterday this is the 17th time govt. has been shut down. Of course, he's a little bitter - laid off in the middle of buying a new home.
by Rebecca Sue Mallory7 years ago
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jobs-sav … id=9097853http://abcnews.go.com/Business/abc-news … id=9095621If they can’t get this info right-how can we trust what they tell us about the healthcare...
by Mike Russo3 years ago
In your opinion, what has the republican congress done to create or pass legislation since Obama has been president?
by LucidDreams3 years ago
I am not saying ALL Republicans are, I am just wondering why anyone would actually stay with a party that is clearly not on the same page as most of America? Most (not all) but most who are die hard right Republicans...
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