Monday, January 08, 2007

A "new" Congress

Congress off for the football game

Yes, the same Congress that vowed to change Washington, that vowed to work hard for us, that promised a new Congress…has taken today off. Why? Because of tonight’s championship football game. If anyone out there thinks that Congress will be anything different than we’ve had in the past 60 years, then you’re sadly mistaken. They’re a bunch of overpaid, underworked, elitist con artists, and this is further proof of that fact. Is there a third party out there? Anywhere?

Dems create loophole that could lead to more taxes

In 1994, Congress passed a law that required 2/3 majority vote to raise taxes. Their reasoning: Government is too big, taxes are too high. If spending is increased in one area, it should be decreased in another. Basically, taxes are high enough. This was part of the contract with America. Seems like a good rule to me.

But, the new Congress – the Democratically controlled Congress – has a different view. In their first official vote, the Dems approved a rule that would make the 2/3 majority vote waivable by a simple majority. Basically, they created a loophole around the vote. Why would they do that? Is there any reason other than the fact that they plan on raising taxes? And if anyone thinks that tax raise will only be on the "rich"…think again. Everyone needs to ready themselves for a return to the Clinton era tax system.

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