Monday, March 14, 2011

Where's Jim Sensenbrenner?

One wonders if Jim Sensenbrenner has gone all Jell-O on Federal spending.

Opposition to another stop-gap continuing resolution is growing as Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, has announced that he will vote against such a proposal.

...The new CR is unacceptable because it "omits many of the priorities the American people demanded we pass in H.R. 1: stopping job-killing EPA regulations, defunding Obamacare, and denying taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and abortion. By allowing continued funding of these liberal priorities, we are ignoring the mandate of the American people," the Kansas Republican said

This list of (R) Congressmen who are interested in actual budget reduction and reform (such as Huelskamp) does not seem to include Sensenbrenner.

Eggs has a similar post:

Perhaps the most disappointing action of the short life of this Congress is their action, or rather, inaction of dealing with a budget.

As part of their campaign promises, the House Republican leadership comitted to a $100 B spending reduction for the current fiscal year. However, each time they go to the microphone, that number seems to slip. At this point, the House budget has $60 B in cuts with concerns being raised that this amount is “draconian.”

Draconian? Really? We had a deficit of $222 B in February ALONE and someone has the audacity to think $60 B is a problem?

More at the link.

4 comments:

Gregory said...

Politicians can not help themselves. They are spineless and seek relection. What we we need to do is turn back the clock and make the senate the states house again.

1913 was an evil year as there was centralization of too much power and the Constitution was fatally Compromised. If we correct what happened in 1913, things will get better.

1. Kill the IRS and the federal Income tax. Kill the 16th amendment / Ratified in 1913

2. Kill the Federal reserve, Established in 1913

3. Kill the 17th Amendment. Repeal the 17th amendment.
Prior to the adoption of the 17th Amendment to the United States
Constitution, the United States Senators were elected by the State
Legislatures.

Do this and we will right the ship.

Anonymous said...

Regarding 1 and 2, sounds good in theory, but in today's world, not a chance. I do agree that the creation of the Federal Reserve has shady underpinnings.

Regarding 3, absolutely not. Read your history. State legislatures became increasingly corrupt in the late 1800's due to the manipulations of political bosses and heads of big business, which resulted in corruption at the national level. So much for the COMMON GOOD at that time.

The 17th Amendment provides a necessary check to the machinations of the corportocracy by giving citizens the ability to monitor and "control" the actions of Senators.

steveegg said...

That would be Shoebox (he does have a way with words I don't), but I agree with him.

Anonymous said...

Sheep, regardless of their kind, do think alike, steveegg.