31 July 2010

GOP Congressman Floors Bill to Kill November Lame Duck Session

With profligate Dems scheming to ram-through Cap-n-Tax, Card Check, and still more spending in the wake of their crushing November defeat... here's the stand-up Republican who aims to put a stop it:

Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after offering a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after midterms- likely to be exploited to pass hugely unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, enormous deficit spending bills, and the kickback to the unions known as Card Check-
“Americans are sick and tired of their elected leaders making backroom deals to ram through unpopular, 2000-page bills that no one has read,” said Chairman Price.  “They are sick of out-of-touch politicians, and they are tired of being ignored.  A number of Democrats, including members of their leadership, have recently expressed a desire to ignore the public will and use a lame duck session to pass liberal legislation Americans do not want.  Today I gave my Democrat colleagues an opportunity to show they are finally ready to listen to the American people.

“Our system of government rests upon the consent of the governed, but it is quite clear that Democrats no longer have Americans’ consent.  The public’s trust in this Congress has been repeatedly broken.  Voting for a national energy tax and other items on the liberal wish list in a
lame duck session would shatter it beyond repair.  Republicans are fully prepared to do what is necessary to restore Americans’ trust in their elected representatives.  We know it will be a long road, but it is one well worth traveling.”
Instead of taking a clear stand on this issue, House Democrats chose to delay a vote on the Price resolution.... the full text of the bill is available -here-
 

4 comments:

Christopher said...

RR,

I had heard this and of course pleased by this move.

The American people deserve far better but as most republican resolutions go nowadays in the current politburo this will die a slow death unfortunatly

Reaganite Republican said...

Right on, Christopher

I like how it forces to Dems to vote up or down on this shameful scheme... NOW, before the midterms, politically clever

But that's not the real goal, just to put an end to this rammed-through, unwanted legislation that's for some reason become the Dems' standard operating procedure.n

Stunts like the "deemed passed" budget are obscene affronts to democracy... and need to be stopped cold, NOW

Matt said...

That is a fine development. Perhaps they delayed the vote in order to vote the thing down for good when no one is watching?

Reaganite Republican said...

I don't know, but those who vote against can count on a mention in the challenger's TV commercials!

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