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— Ronald Reagan

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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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Congress aids the 99% Protesters

In what can only be described as a bewildering and ridiculous, Congress unveils a new spending bill that includes counting pizza as a vegetable for school lunches.

How can Congress do this? School meals that are subsidized by the federal government must include a certain amount of vegetables by law.  The new spending bill contains language that claims, that if a slice contains two tablespoons of tomato paste, it counts as a vegetable. However, last June Congress passed a law with new higher nutrition standards from the USDA, for school lunches. But given the current economic situation, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would “prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and …provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals.”

The complete reversal of congress in this matter and with a topic that is so clear and easy a concept that a Third Grader can understand, demonstrates that our representatives are more concerned with bowing to the wishes of corporate lobbyists, then what is right for the nation. Providing proof to what many of the 99% Protesters believe.

This American wonders how much more this savings now, will cost us in federally subsidized healthcare bills in the future.  Please pass the ketchup…

 


Sources :

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/17/pizza-as-vegetable-congress-proposes-new-school-lunch-bill/
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-wartman/pizza-is-a-vegetable_b_1101433.html

Understanding the Filibuster

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

There is likely to be a great deal of talk about the filibuster in the coming weeks. The folks over at big government have laid out some myths and facts about the filibuster that is worth your time to read. As with all things, your best bet is to inform yourself. The one thing that gets proven to us over and over again is that the old saying about how to tell when a politician is lying is as true today as ever (For those who don’t know the punchline, it is when their lips are moving.)

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The powers of the congress

The United States Congress

As the 112th Congress gets started this week, we should all keep in mind what the Constitution says they are authorized to do. Remember, the Constitution was designed to limit the government. If a power is NOT enumerated in the constitution for government, they are not supposed to have the authority to do it. That authority would fall to the individual states. So for your reference is Article I of the Constitution where all the legislative powers are spelled out. If you want to get right to the meat of what the congress can do, skip down to Sections 7,8,9 and 10.

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