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Post time 2011-12-23 06:04:43 |Display all floors
The congress in the US are earning their money this year.
Here's an example of some of the hard hitting rules they created to
protect the American people and the American economy in these troubled times.

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From the Washington Post, USA
By Roxanne Roberts, Published: December 21, 2011

A slice of pizza? No. But a dozen cheese puffs — or even two dozen
if you’re really starving — are fine.

Hamburger? No, no, no. But mini meatballs are okay.

Ethics rules can restrict members of Congress during party time

Hot dogs? No can do, buddy. But little pigs in a blanket,
served on a platter with honey mustard, are allowed.

In Washington, it’s not the calories that count, it’s whether the
food and drink comply with strict ethical guidelines. Even a humble
slice of pizza — when proffered by a lobbyist or influence
peddler — is classified as a “meal” and, therefore, on the naughty list.

December is a minefield for members of Congress or the administration
and federal employees who walk into a reception and have to ask
themselves, “Is that chicken wrap compliant with 5 C.F.R. Sec. 2635 Part 203?”
That would be one of the many guidelines that govern what gifts can
be accepted — including what’s okay to eat and drink at a social gathering.

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Post time 2011-12-23 06:09:51 |Display all floors
I couldn't be more frustrated with congress - actually everyone in washington.

The in-fighting, partisan-politics is going on is beyond ridiculous.

We now have republicans fighting to extend a tax break they initiated?

Why?  Because Obama is calling for it.

It's like everything has to fail and nothing is really getting done but arguing and turning down every freakin measure that might help us.

The 'party' is waaaaaayyyy more important than what the needs of the people are.

They've lost sight completely.
  
  
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

                          -  James Bryant Conant

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Post time 2011-12-23 10:00:15 |Display all floors
I do believe both parties were for the tax break but did not agree on the 2 month opposed to the 12 month plans. And yes, can you believe it Democrats pushing for a tax break.

This Christmas break of theirs, they will probably accomplish more. And with some entities, accomplishing nothing is a step ahead of the game.

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Post time 2011-12-23 10:14:37 |Display all floors
The Republicans only want tax breaks for the rich
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2011-12-26 18:08:40 |Display all floors
Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone. Kindness in anothers trouble, and .courage in your own. Annon.

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