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You Never Give Me Your Money
2007-05-17 - 9:54 a.m.
Well, the dog that the downstairs neighbor has decided that the schoolchildren were just too exciting NOT to bark at.
So we're awake.
Learned about this, and now I'm more awake:
DEMOCRATS TO CHANGE 185 YEAR-OLD HOUSE RULE TO ALLOW TAX HIKES WITHOUT HAVING TO VOTE
May 16, 2007
In a stunning move, House Democrats today revealed they will attempt to rewrite House rules that have gone unchanged since 1822 in order to make it possible to increase taxes and government spending without having to vote and be held accountable. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today vowed Republicans will use every available means to fight this unprecedented change.
“This is an astonishing attempt by the majority leadership to duck accountability for tax-and-spend policies the American people do not want,” Boehner said. “The majority leadership is gutting House rules that have been in place for 185 years so they can raise taxes and increase government spending without a vote. House Republicans will use every tool available to fight this abuse of power.”
Last November, House Democratic leaders promised the most open, ethical Congress in history:
“[W]e promised the American people that we would have the most honest and most open government and we will.” (Nancy Pelosi press stakeout, December 6, 2006)
The rules House Democrats are seeking to change have not been changed since 1822.
Republicans have already achieved significant legislative successes on the House floor with 11 consecutive “motion-to-recommit” victories that exposed flaws and substantively improved weaknesses in underlying Democrat bills. But rather than living by the same rules which have guided the House of Representatives for 185 years, Democrats are proposing to change the rules in order to game the system and raise taxes and increase spending without a House vote. What are House Democrats afraid of?
The article is here.
I read in the paper yesterday that the average tax refund is just under $2300. I guess the government wants that money back.
I guess SOMEBODY read the petition.
Speaking of Paris and jail, Mark Evanier weighs in with this idea.
Mark's blog also will send you to this article by Roger Ebert. Seems an actor whose movies Ebert has slammed recently sent Ebert some flowers and a hand-written get-well card.
You won't believe who it is.
I was playing this game last night, and Brin commented on the pretty SFX. It's a fun little non-violent game. Check it out.
Be seeing you.
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Smed - 2007-05-17 13:40:05 - http://smedindy.diaryland.com
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AquaDreamers - 2007-05-18 00:11:34 - http://AquaDreamers.diaryland.com