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Compare and contrast these Congressional Hearings

I'm curious at the treatment received by different people when ordered to testify at a Congressional hearing.

For instance, an IRS official who was in charge of the department that denied tax exempt status to groups with 'Patriot' or 'TEA party' in their name gets to yap about her side of the story, then tells Congress to stick it and walks out...

Security Breach within Congress

SECURITY BREACH WITHIN CONGRESS

The current Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearings on the recent terrorist attack against the United States' compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the deaths of four Americans, raises serious questions about Republican leadership in the House of Representatives.

Things EDUCATED voters really do know.

Direct from Rasmussen, some of the lowest approval ratings for Congress. Even registered Democrats only give this load of Pelosi Congress a 17% approval rating. Please see the highlighted sentence for the only information Democrats need to know in this election cycle.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/...

Congressional Performance
Voters Give This Congress Failing Grades
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"No wonder voters want a new Congress ‘cause they sure don’t like the one they’ve got now.

What will happen in 2 months?

Republicans will win both houses of the Legislature
39% (24 votes)
Republicans will win the House but not Senate
24% (15 votes)
Republicans will win the Senate but not House
2% (1 vote)
Dems will gain in the Senate but not the House
0% (0 votes)
Dems will gain in the House but not the House
2% (1 vote)
Dems will gain in both houses of the Legislature
6% (4 votes)
Republicans will make gains but won't win either house.
27% (17 votes)
Total votes: 62

Parallels to FDR's treatment of Business in the 30s

Just read an interesting op-ed piece in Bloomberg by Amity Shlaes that draws parallels between what the Federal Govt is doing to business now and what FDR and company did to business in the 1930's. This is worth the read. Here is the link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aAdz7MFnI4X4

A stimultating conversation about stimuli of the stimulus package

If we were all sitting down to coffee together, I might ask you how YOU each personally believe that Congress could better allocate $790 billion dollars to rev up the economy.

Some at the table would counter that they shouldn't spend $790 billion....maybe they should do less; maybe more. I am just curious as to what choices you would make with that sort of money in an effort to truly revive/kickstart commerce and economy,

I have some ideas and I'll share, but I would like to hear yours...

S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005

Before some dolt tries to blame Republicans for the banking meltdown, look closely at the sponsors and co-sponsors of this bill introduced in 2005 and which NEVER made it to a vote because ht was voted down ACROSS PARTY LINES. And who is the majority in Congress?

S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005

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