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Proof Of A Purchased Party

The effort to amend the Constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision died in the United States Senate on Thursday.  It clearly illustrated the difference between the Parties and that money is speech in America; especially when you are talking … Continue reading

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Senate

  There are times elected representatives make what most consider indefensible votes because their Party or financiers strong arm them into it.  Those are definite problems in our political system and I for one do not defend them.  However at … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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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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