1,350 days of a “do nothing” Senate

Byron York of the Washington Examiner says it clearly (emphasis added by me):

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers’ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then.

There’s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made those levels the new budgetary baseline. Congress has kept the government going with continuing resolutions based on the last budget signed into law.

While Reid has forbidden action, the House has passed budgets as required. Senate Democrats have been highly critical of those budgets, designed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. But under Reid’s leadership, Democrats have steadfastly refused to come up with a plan of their own.

Yet some how the lunatic left will still blame Republicans for this.

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Democrats want SOPA at all cost!

On January 18, 2012 the voice of the people was heard all over the internet and what they said was “get the government out of the internet!”. Congress was looking to expand its power over the internet and proposed to use two pieces of legislation called SOPA and PIPA as a way to control and stifle free speech on the internet.

Thanks to the effort of the free market and majority rule the voice of the people was heard. Thousands of internet sites “blacked out” their sites as a form of protest. Internet giants such as WikiPedia and Google made their millions of visitors aware of the mess. Many congressmen turned on the legislation as they saw and heard the out pour of anger against it and the legislation was defeated… or so we thought.

Senate majority leader Harry Reid (Democrat from NV) has stated he is working on a new “cyber security” bill to be brought for a vote in 2013. Harry Reid is hoping that if Barrack Obama is re-elected and the Democrats win majority back in the House he will then be able to pass this legislation without opposition.

So a vote for the Democrats in November will be a vote for internet censorship. You won’t hear this on MSNBC or ABC leading up to the election, so you will have to educate yourself. Democrats in Washington want to censor the internet, will you support them?

This is why the Democrats lost in 2010 and will loose in 2012.

I am getting tired of the whole budget debate that is going on in Washington. We face yet another deadline tonight or face the dreaded government shutdown. But if you look under the hood of the rhetoric you find the reason to why the Democrats have been loosing the war of public opinion.

“Republicans want to shut down the government because they think there’s nothing more important than keeping women from getting cancer screenings. This is indefensible and everyone should be outraged,” Reid said on the Senate floo (source).

The fact the Senator Harry Reid even thought that this was a good thing to say out loud, or even to think in his head, shows how far out of touch he is with reality. The fact that he may even believe that statement scares me. No rational person would think that a political party would want to keep women from getting cancer screenings, this is just good old fashion fear mongering.

Don’t even get me started on Rep Louis Slaughter, “”In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”” (source)

Are these people serious? But go ahead Democrats, keep up the rhetoric, it is making you less and less electable.

This is what is wrong with Washington.

Politicians still have learned their lesson, and todays news about Harry Reid trying to stuff unrelated legislation into a bill is proof. Here is the article:

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.

The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues – the other being the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Reid called the DREAM Act “really important” and said it should be passed because it provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. DREAM is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act.

“I know we can’t do comprehensive immigration reform,” Reid said at a news conference. “But those Republicans we had in the last Congress have left us.”

Many Hispanic voters are angry with Democratic leaders for not doing more to pass an immigration overhaul. The decision by Reid to add the DREAM Act now could help soothe that anger.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called Reid’s decision “needlessly controversial.” The Senate will need 60 votes to take up the bill next week, and Reid said Tuesday he doesn’t know if he has enough votes.”

This is wrong on several accounts and here are my highlights.

1) Harry Reid has not brought up his DREAM Act for debate or discussion so it has not been vetted. When politicians bring up legislation that they know will not pass it is only for election time posturing. The people are sick of this kind of politics as usual, treating the voters like pawns in your political game is over.

2) There is no reason to attach unrelated legislation in to one bill. This type of game is only meant so that one party can hold it against the other when they vote against the bill because of one part even if they are in favor of the other. Lets look at what Harry Reid is doing, he sticks immigration reform in with military policy. This means if a Republican votes against the bill because of the immigration reform the Dems will say they are against the military, which is not true.

Now this tactic has been done by both parties and it needs to stop. This is the old style of politics that an absent people have allowed to entrench itself. Thanks to President Obama the sleeping public have now taking a bigger interest in what our representatives are doing on our behalf and we are not going to stand for this kind of games.

Warning to Washington: You play games with our legislation and you will be out of work.