Tag Archives: Congress

Now What?

President Obama told us several times during the last couple of weeks that without passage of the economic stimulus bill, the United States would lose over 50,000 jobs per day. Well, seeing how the bill was passed last Friday night, had he signed it into law with the urgency previously espoused, he could have saved almost a quarter of a…

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Obama’s Costly Government Experiment

The American Institute of Economic Research (AIER), located in Great Barrington, MA, is a great resource for current and historic economic analysis. Here is a recent commentary by Richard M. Ebeling. Right out of the starting gate, President Obama has been pushing hard for his proposed $825 billion stimulus package, which has been passed in the House and is…

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Pelosi Erases Gingrich’s Long-Standing Fairness Rules

( – promoted by DD4RP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office. Pelosi’s rule…

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Blago Appoints Senator… Constitutional Crisis?

Blagojevich appoints Obama Senate successor

Senate Democratic leadership: Appointment ‘will ultimately not stand’ msnbc.com staff and news service reports

updated 7:41 p.m. ET, Tues., Dec. 30, 2008 Defying U.S. Senate leaders and his own state’s lawmakers, Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Blagojevich, accused of…

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Congress to raise own pay by $4,700

With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise

By Jordy Yager A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers…

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