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Heaven's to Betsy, what has this world come to when the Ruling Class would be required to read Laws that govern us, and they exempt themselves from?
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Read the Bills Act of 2013. This legislation makes important changes to the way Congress does business by giving ample time to review legislation before it is voted on, requiring that all votes on passage be taken by roll call, and by providing that legislation shows in context how it modifies existing law.
It is a basic moral question that a member of Congress should only vote to pass legislation having read and understood it. The Read the Bills Act accomplishes this by requiring that every vote on a bill's passage take place no less than 7 days after the text of the bill is available on-line to the public where it can easily be found. There is an exception to the "7 day rule" for declarations of war.
"It is our duty to be transparent to the constituents we serve. This legislation will increase transparency and ensure that Congress doesn't pass legislation to find out what is in it," said Rep. Bentivolio. "Every law affects how the American people live and it is a dereliction of the Oath of Office to pass laws without knowing what they are."
Uh-oh. No more "unanimous consent" sneak through? The oligarch running the District of Corruption isn't going to be too happy about that, Rep. Bentivolio. However, you have my support on this bill. As an aside... any friendly wagers that this legislation dies in committee like S.3360 did in the Senate last year?
Spineless squish republiCant's in Lansing, take note of what testosterone looks like.
The South Carolina House approved a bill Wednesday criminalizing the implementation of President Obama's health care law in the state.
The Republican-controlled House voted 65-39 on the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act.
The act renders "null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States taking control over the health insurance industry and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance under threat of penalty."
"This kind of victory occurs when the grassroots across the State come together and coalesce," Chris Lawton, spokesman for the Greenville Tea Party, told The Greenville Post. "I could not be prouder."
The bill declares "Obamacare" unconstitutional - despite the Supreme Court ruling last year that the Affordable Health Care Act was constitutional - and that there will be criminal penalties for enforcing the law.
Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this year said that the state will not implement the nation's health care law.
About damn time a BOLD message is sent. Of course, the above is example why "Team R" in Michigan, continues its path of dwindling election results with following the stealth Democrat Nerd agenda. Merely being a Corporatists "it's about jobs" fed, and state, debt slave is setting the Pale Pastel bar too low for this once Great State, and Nation. BUT, y'all got your second dose of Bobby ShowStak leadership rewards, didn'tchya?
My friend Denny, has an ongoing weekly selection of trophy winners. Rightmichigan now has its first Officially declared trophy winner selection. Unfortunately, in Michigan, it goes to someone allegedly on The Right who habitually demonstrates when a politician outlives his usefulness.
"I alienated some in the Jewish (community) when I called the speaker 'Adolf,' " Patterson wrote. "I was commenting on his leadership style. To those offended, I apologize."
Yes, let's steer the conversation as to "not offend" the Fiegers, and the Levins of Michigan, because you were, yet again, Above the Law. Congratulations, Babbling Brooksie. You are A$$hole Of The Week.
Internet retailers that have a physical presence or affiliated companies in Michigan, such as Amazon.com, would have to collect sales taxes on purchases under legislative proposals debated Wednesday in a House committee.
The House Tax Policy Committee held its first day of public testimony on Republican-sponsored legislation that would change the definition of legal presence for out-of-state companies that sell merchandise toMichiganians on the Web. Amazon owns Brilliance Audio in Grand Haven.
The Republican response:
"These are not bills that constitute new taxes, rather they're measures that aid in (the collection of) taxes that are already owed," said state Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, granddaughter of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, said she's "looking at" a Republican run for Senate after Democrat Carl Levin announced he's not going to seek re-election. She was an active campaigner for her uncle Mitt Romney last year.
"It's something I'm going to consider (after) what I saw around the state with how frustrated people were with what's happening in D.C.," Romney McDaniel, 39, told The Detroit News Tuesday night. "Maybe this is a time where we can bring a new voice and get a Republican senator from our state."
Is this the 52-48 ShowStak Brand rearing its ugly head? Maybe the CD-11 Star Chamber making their move, again? Frankly, I could care less about either - MiGOP record of Romney failure: Lenore (1970), Ronna née Rakolta (94 & 96), G. Scott (AG '98), and Willard (08 & 12). Some folks just can't seem to take a hint. Sure, Ronna Romney McDaniel (I hate that weird progressive last name thing) may be a nice person, but is one whose only accomplishments to date is being a Northville mother of 2, and managing her uncle's campaign that abandoned Michigan, but equipped with genitalia for the Politically Correct bogus War on Wimmin's.
Between the Bush dynasty, and Romney wannabes, the Team R interlopers are beginning to make the Kennedy clan look like pikers among the last name entitlement leeches.
Eileen Kowall - (primary) Andy Schor, Kurt Heise, Jim Ananich, Phil Cavanagh, Peter Pettalia, Bill Rogers, Wayne A. Schmidt, Matt Lori, Hugh D. Crawford, Ellen Cogen Lipton, Bruce R. Rendon, Kevin Daley, Jon Switalski, Marcia Hovey-Wright, Frank Foster, Rob VerHeulen, Stacy Erwin Oakes
Rob VerHeulen - (primary) Andy Schor, Kurt Heise, Jim Ananich, Phil Cavanagh, Peter Pettalia, Bill Rogers, Wayne A. Schmidt, Matt Lori, Hugh D. Crawford, Ellen Cogen Lipton, Bruce R. Rendon, Kevin Daley, Jon Switalski, Frank Foster, Eileen Kowall, Stacy Erwin Oakes
Introduced by Rep. R. VerHeulen, on February 6, read a first time, and referred to House Committee on Tax Policy. Printed bill filed on February 7.