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Archive for July 25th, 2011

Look, Up In The Sky

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Like the Senate’s “Gang of Six” (or whatever the number is now) isn’t dumb enough.

Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public’s unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new Congress.

This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), legislation to lift the debt ceiling would be accompanied by the creation of a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers — six from each chamber and six from each party.

Legislation approved by the Super Congress — which some on Capitol Hill are calling the “super committee” — would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law. A Super Congress would be less accountable than the system that exists today, and would find it easier to strip the public of popular benefits. Negotiators are currently considering cutting the mortgage deduction and tax credits for retirement savings, for instance, extremely popular policies that would be difficult to slice up using the traditional legislative process.

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July 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

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Getting Fired Up

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So earlier this month the boss hired some high-schoolers to do village-idiot work in the building.

Today, as ordered by the boss, I gave the high-schoolers the employment ban-hammer. Today’s lesson: If you joined a union, you’d still have a job. Until the Mexicans show up, anyway.

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July 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

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Online Distra… Ohhhh, Shiny

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Isn’t it fun to go online with a specific purpose in mind (paying bills, get distracted with another website or three and log-off — only then realizing that you forgot why you originally wanted to do on this here Internet?

And what are the website that distract me? In no particular order:

Facebook

— Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood/Entertainment/etc.”

Internet Movie Database.

Wikipedia.

YouTube.

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July 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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