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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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Is The Passion Gap A Death Sentence?

  In a representative democracy how can something with near 90% public approval fail to become law?  That is the question many Americans were asking when in April of this year the Manchin-Toomey Amendment failed to break a filibuster and … Continue reading

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Less Than Great Expectations

As part of the agreement that reopened the government and averted breaching the debt ceiling the House and the Senate formed a conference committee to attempt to negotiate a compromise budget bill.  The committee has a deadline of December 13th; … Continue reading

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Just Another Hurdle

Thursday the Senate passed S 744, the Comprehensive Immigration bill, with an impressive 68-34 vote.  All Democrats and independents voted in the affirmative along with 14 Republicans.  The attitude of the principles told you that this was an important vote; … Continue reading

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The Minority Of The Minority

Tuesday the Senate took up comprehensive immigration reform.  There were two largely procedural and seemingly redundant votes that had similar favorable outcomes.  Do not read too much into these votes.  Although they allowed the process to continue they are not … Continue reading

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Strategy Of Sabotage

I spent 20 years working in sales for distributers.  A distributorship is only as strong as the brands it represents.  Therefore it is difficult for senior management to refuse a supplier’s request to have a meeting of the salesforce.  To … Continue reading

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Facilitators Of Death

If the tone of this article is angry it is because I am.  If it is somewhat confusing, that is because about 10% of my readership comes from outside the United States and I have to attempt to explain to … Continue reading

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The Courageous And The Cowardly

Thursday the Senate voted 68-31 to limit debate on gun regulation.  In (relatively) plain English they stopped the filibuster and will soon actually vote on the gun regulation proposals.  Some Senators took what is commonly perceived as courageous votes while … Continue reading

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22 Names Women Need To Remember

John Barrasso and Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Roy Blunt of Missouri, John Boozman of Arkansas, Tom Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, Chuck Grassley of … Continue reading

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The Dirty 3 Dozen

Monday the Senate cast only its third and fourth roll call votes of the 113th Congress and they were real eye openers!  They both dealt with Sandy relief aid.  Fortunately there were enough real Americans to counteract the votes of … Continue reading

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