Sunday, May 24, 2015

Congressional Record: Democrats vs Republicans

Pelosi: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.”
The following are recent bills that are examples of how Democrats spend their time and receive salary/benefits for it - what is they perceive as accomplishments:

H.R. 651: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, as the “Sister Ann Keefe Post Office”

H.Res. 284: Recognizing the significance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month

 H.R. 2527: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the “Jeanne Sobelson Manford Post Office Building”

H.Res. 283: Recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States

If the Democrats are not writing and submitting frivolous bills, they are creating bills that counter the Constitution and threaten freedom of citizens. 

The following are recent bills presented for voting by Republicans ...

H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act

H.R. 571: Veterans Affairs Retaliation Prevention Act of 2015

H.R. 2400: To establish the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes

H.R. 675: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015


It is not the number of bills presented and passed that counts for congressional members, it is the quality and the content that counts. There are important issues to address, some important issues shelved because Congress does not want to deal with it. A good example is a decade-old bill (HR 25) that calls for repealing the 16th Amendment, replacing the income tax with a flat consumption tax that can only be changed by 2/3 congressional vote that would rid Americans of the overbearing, unconstitutional tyrannical agency called the "IRS".
It would establish a system that would make it very difficult to cheat (without getting caught), and while reducing the tax percentage and making it a fair and equal taxation; it would also produce more tax revenue removing scam entities like the Clinton Foundation from tax exemption and taxing foreign tourists who purchase items in the United States (which income tax does not do). An established poverty level will afford some Americans a break, as well as exempting food and the purchase of a home from being under the national sales tax system. 

It has been difficult to get Congress to repeal the 16th Amendment, that should never have passed after a US Supreme Court decision in 1911 that established it as an unconstitutional direct tax, especially when FDR made it an automatic deduction from payroll checks. The reason is that politicians do not like to reduce their control, and via the IRS, it has established control over what Americans earn. Every ten years a consensus is taken, mandated by constitutional law, and that is when the need to know exact income is necessary - not every year with time consuming and expensive paperwork. 

Congress needs to stop wasting time and spend more of it fixing problems that members over the decades have caused. It is time they start earning the salary and benefits they receive. It is also time to remove the 'retirement' benefits, which no elected official should ever receive - and, like the executive office, institute term limits. Congress should practice looking at bills in the long-term, not just the short-term.

This cannot be done unless We the People insist upon true reformation and bring the concept of the Founders' government, the constitutional republic, back into the system that has become diluted and corrupted. In addition, the media's control over elections and its bias and manipulative news reporting needs to be curtailed and ended. Media should be held responsible for objective and truthful reporting as the eyes and ears of the People, not the mouthpiece of corrupt politicians. Freedom of the Press does not mean the freedom to skewer information, produce bias reports, and report flat-out lies. 



1 comment:

  1. I was so angry when they passed that stupid Obamacare. And I'm even more angry that Republicans who ran on reversing it have done nothing.
    And why they kept Bohner as speaker is beyond me. He was obviously inept as speaker.
    Sometimes it is all so frustrating.
    Thank you. Good post. God bless.