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  1. S

    Democrats should now confront the minimum wage rate.

    Democrats regained the congressional House. Now they should immediately confront the federal minimum wage rate issue. I’m among those that advocate a minimum wage rate gradually increased to higher purchasing power and thereafter monitored and (when necessary to retain its targeted purchasing...
  2. N

    Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck

    Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck It is sad about the injuries of those who were not congressmen, but I could not repress a twinge of Schadenfreude that the congress critters should experience a tiny bit of the injury they have condemned ordinary Americans to endure due...
  3. C

    John McCain: It’s time Congress returns to regular order

    Congress will return from recess facing continued gridlock as we lurch from one self-created crisis to another. We are proving inadequate not only to our most difficult problems but also to routine duties. Our national political campaigns never stop. We seem convinced that majorities exist to...
  4. tecoyah

    Can the new congress change things?

    There are new faces, new positions, and certainly new attitudes on both sides. I see hope coming, perhaps even a measure of what was once there, the tea party is fading, democrats have a few to make them rethink, and the GOP has many. Coudl we be watching a reset?
  5. chris7375

    Congress wants Investigation of Shell Barge.

    Well I guess they want to if the read the map right. I guess question the Captain was not good enough. :D http://news.yahoo.com/congress-members-seek-investigation-shell-barge-015627015--finance.html
  6. chris7375

    Ron Paul's New Year Message to Congress.

    I found this Message good and figured I would share it with you all. http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-pauls-new-years-message-to-congress.html
  7. myp

    Ron Paul's farewell speech to Congress

    I might not agree with everything the guy says, but he has had a tremendous effect on my worldview, especially when I first started getting into politics (some of the older members like David surely remember that): q03cWio-zjk
  8. David

    Congress unanimously -3 outlaws protesting Fed Gov't!

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120301/15425317936/chipping-away-first-amendment-new-trespassing-bill-could-be-used-to-criminalize-legitimate-protests.shtml So booing Santorum will get you a year in jail, do it with a pocket knife in your pocket and you're looking at a decade. :mad:
  9. myp

    Congress receives threatening letters with toxin scare

    A few members of Congress received threatening letters with a white powdery substance that was later found to be harmless. Apparently there has been a threat that 100 such letters will be sent out and 10 will have lethal powders. source...
  10. C

    Congress Still Doesn't Understand Economics 101

    I just cannot believe the absolute stupidity of Congress in passing the bill to extend tax cuts and unemployment benefits. Their action borders on the intelligence of one who could be classifed with a mentality of an idiot or lunatic. What they have done is to kick the proverbial can down the...
  11. myp

    Congress set to pass payroll tax cut extension

    After a big debate and plenty of politics, it looks like a payroll tax cut extension will be passed today. Everyone knew it had to happen in the end, but the politics pushed it back quite a bit. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/23/us-usa-taxes-idUSTRE7B827K20111223
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    Obama's "biigggg" (whoopee) speech to congress

    First, once again, Boehner is acting RINOish - he allows obama to "call" a joint session of congress, to make a political speech - what was he thinking? To add insult to injury, obama then asks congress to stop the "circus" about the economy. They let him speak on a very shakey pretext, and he...
  13. DodgeFB

    Are members of Congress paid enough?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/members-congress-paid-enough-165641960.html
  14. myp

    Dylan Ratigan rant - Congress is bought

    I was [happily] surprised to see this from Ratigan. Not on board with the national bank, but he definitely sees one of our biggest problems. 2 minutes is where his rant really begins but he makes some excellent points and it is nice to see it from a mainstream guy: P_ej552cI2E
  15. E

    Reduce Debt - No Paychecks for Congress

    Did you know that each time your Congressional representative receives his or her paycheck it causes the national debt to rise? Yes it most certainly does. So you see it is not only us senior citizens causing the national debt to rise but also our legislators and President as well. To be...
  16. myp

    Governors ask Congress to raise debt ceiling

    Governors asked Congress to pass a debt ceiling hike at their national meeting out of worries for their credit ratings. Governors of both parties signed the letter as Congress continues to push towards the August 2nd deadline...
  17. prasanth5

    History congress - a bad idea?

    How about the idea of holding history congress once in say 3 years or so. I am not sure whether any congress of such type is being held anywhere. If so please let me know. It should be a confluence of all history scholars and admirers.
  18. E

    Congress Turns on Senior Citizens - An Opinion

    As a senior citizen drawing Social Security, which is the biggest part of my income, I never thought I would see the day Congress would turn against us seniors. Well they did exactly that when they voted against two bills that would have given us that COLA increase we depend on each year to...
  19. T

    Frustration with Current Political Environment

    For a while now I've become more and more frustrated with the current political environment where nothing substantive is being accomplished. Both parties are spending too much time wrangling and in-fighting so that little or nothing is being accomplished. Although a life-long democrat I think...
  20. O

    Obamas address to Congress and subsequent GOP reaction

    Yesterday night Obama gave his first official address to Congress (not quite a state of the union), what do you guys think? I thought it was a typical speech from him, well delivered as usual. While it wasn't as partisan as most of Bush's speeches, it had some contradictions and of course...