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The Broken System

By DKIdea, published on May 31, 2014

...sense of it all, and vote out any other official that doesn’t do the same.

I’m not a Republican or Democrat, I’m an independent thinker given to reason, and I think the recent bill introduced by Rand Paul is one of the best ideas to come along in a while. Imagine the notion that Congress would actually read the bills before they vote on them. I’d call it pure genius if it weren’t such a sad state reminder of just how broken our system is…but wait, it gets worse!

Google his bill to see just where it has gotten. Look who has supported it. Ask yourself why there are... (more)

Tags: politics, america, congress, political, republican, government, democrat, independent, rand paul

A Bunch of Animals: Political Monkey Business

By DKIdea, published on Feb 16, 2014

We must see the game for what it is. If we remain blind to the process, then it’s our own fault for where we find ourselves and where this country ends up. I didn't write what you’re about to read next, but it bares analysis because there must be some understanding of the process before we can effectively change it into something that works. We have been divided on purpose, while the animals run amok in the House and Senate:

“If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana,... (more)

Tags: politics, republicans, democrats, congress, economy, elections, government

Political Straight Talk...?

By DKIdea, published on Nov 11, 2012

Before I get started, I would like to acknowledge the oxymoronic title of this post. Politics can be cutthroat and politicians rarely talk straight to anyone about anything. Everybody has an opinion when it comes to politics and it’s one of the three subjects avoided when trying to maintain peace...the other two being sports and religion. I have an opinion as well, but it isn’t nearly as important as my observations. A friend told me this would be a risky post...but I think the risk is greater not to write about what I see.

I’ve observed that it doesn’t matter what your party affiliation... (more)

Tags: politics, democrats, congress, republican, government, history, voting, election, candidates

Congressional Reform Act: A Good Start

By DKIdea, published on Nov 11, 2012

... Obviously, something this inspirationally viral and full of ideas simply must be discussed on this site, dedicated to the advent of idea.

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.” This was the quote that sparked a firestorm. It was meant as a joke...but takes a serious poke at a large part of the country’s economic problem...Congress! With members of Congress coming to the table with the agendas of those that line their pockets and... (more)

Tags: healthcare, republicans, democrats, congress, economy, taxes, house of representatives, u.s. senate

The Ryan Budget, Or The Plan To Make Atlas Shrug

By Humble Opinion, published on May 21, 2012

Attempting to deliver a final crushing blow to government help for the poor, the 2012 Republican Party voted in favor of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's Budget plan. Touting it as the most efficient way to bring down the deficit, these followers of fiction writer Ayn Rand would have the nation believe that cutting off all help for those with the least, and giving that money to the richest fat cats in the country, will somehow deliver us from the depression that was started by these very same hucksters.

Propaganda channels like Fox News tell their listeners that this is the most courageous... (more)

Tags: politics, republicans, democrats, democracy, congress, poverty, ayn rand, budget, corporations, paul ryan

The 1 Percent is On The March!

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Dec 6, 2011

...holiest day in Consumerdom - Bleak Monday. Use my credit card, or, pay the damn thing off, and quit paying those bastards for all that worthless crap? Hmmm. Take the family on a ski trip, or, get in line at the soup kitchen, again? No brainer, baby. The Pea Tardy and their lap doggies in Congress want everyone to think this is all the fault of Big Gummint, and that black guy, but that story is getting old and worn, and doesn't hold the same grip on everyone's testicles it did in 2008. The fact is, we are being driven into fiscal and moral bankruptcy by the very people who pull the... (more)

Tags: congress, tea party, koch brothers, s & p

I Don’t Get it. No, Wait, I do. Wait, No, No, I Really Don’t

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Nov 21, 2011

...actually have a valid point about something, that in fact the facts you present are actually more true and even more believable than mine, then I may in fact be wrong about everything. So, do not look behind that curtain, Toto.

What happens is largely what we see happening currently in Congress. When faced with a populace who demands you act on behalf of the populace, and not on behalf of your ideology, and for truly good reasons, what do you, the Great Leaders do? Try to find common ground? Negotiate in order to save face, and bow out with some form of self-respect intact? No. You... (more)

Tags: glen beck, internet, congress, extremism, #creative, founding fathers, tree of liberty

Why We Need Independent Oversight Of Congress

By Paul Wylie, published on Apr 19, 2011

The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct generally has jurisdiction to investigate members of Congress and whether or not they have committed an ethics violation such as receiving inappropriate gifts, gifts or money from foreign entities, or bribes from lobbyists. They have many rules regarding the use of free private corporate transportation, vacations that are disguised as fact finding missions, and even rules as to what stocks may be owned by a serving member of Congress.

The Committee touts it's many investigations and resolutions of various complaints against House members,... (more)

Tags: politics, congress, corruption, senate, u.s., investigations, oversight

Honor the Father

By Caballero_69, published on Apr 17, 2011

...a White man does something wrong.” The fact that men professing the Islamic faith crashed planes into American buildings and killed innocent, non-combatant individuals does not justify placing all Americans who profess the same faith under suspicion. It most emphatically does not justify Congressional hearings investigating the purported radicalization of this same subset of the American populace.

If the Republicans are authentically patriotic and genuinely revere the Constitution, they would heed the advice of the Father of the Constitution in this context. James Madison said... (more)

Tags: republicans, patriotism, civil rights, congress, equality, citizenship, muslim americans, peter king

Death Panels: Myth or Reality?

By D. E. Carson, published on Dec 27, 2010

...into law earlier this year, this concept was quietly slid under the rug.

Now, according to the New York Times – the most liberal, left-leaning newspaper in the nation – it would seem that 0bama is going to bring back the end-of-life plan through regulation – circumventing the Congress in the process. This is not compromise, this is fascism.

According to The New York Times article, “Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to... (more)

Tags: obama, congress, nazi, medicare, obamacare, house of representatives, earl blumenauer, death panels, end-of-life, secret, new york times, josef mengele

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