Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rep Tom Periello (D-VA) "We Will Keep Stealing"

It sounds like a cry for help to me. "If you don't tie our hands, we will keep stealing." Yes, we have a big job ahead straightening out Washington.

This Deem and Pass stuff and Reconciliation need to be tossed out, too. I don't care WHO is in the majority. Majorities change. The Constitution says it takes 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate. Can someone explain to me how the Senate or House can pass "rules" to supersede the Constitution that was put into place to control THEM? No matter how many years or how much legislation has been passed through unconstitutionally, IT MUST STOP! You either have the votes or you don't. If you don't, you better start talking to the opposition and adopting a more centrist viewpoint. That is the whole point of the 60 votes.

Hat Tip Gateway Pundit.


John Carey said...

Great clip Opus. This slaughter rule is absolutely unconstitutional and most of them on the hill know it. They simply don't care because the progressives view this as their only opportunity to push through their radical agenda.

LL said...

Congress needs to be legally capped in terms of spending to 20% of the GNP except in time of a declared war or by a special vote of 2/3 of BOTH houses of Congress.

The law needs to be iron clad, can't be ambiguous and you don't need 2,000 pages of codicils and B.S. to try and weasel around the bottom line.

Parasites such as we find in Congress, will drain the host until it's dead. At the moment you can draw an analogy to a dying man with a 30 foot tape worm in his intestines. The Man is our country and the worm is the Congress.

Just a conservative girl said...

Well, I don't think the slaughter rule will be necessary. Sadly, it seems that it will pass on an up and down vote.

This is going to get really messy because it will be going to court. My State's AG already has the papers ready to file.

But, you have to give this man credit for being honest. I did a little write up on his past, he seems like a man who really cares about democracy. He has fought across the world for it. So, it seems like we do have some people in congress that care about the "process".

He comes from a conservative district, he has no chance of reelection voting yes on this bill.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Oh yes thieves ...