The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, May 9, 2011

House Resolution 3 ..JOBS?????

A jobs bill?  NO!

A compromise bill related to the deficit?  NO!  

I know HR 3, is a House bill that lays the ground work for necessary infrastructure improvements. NO!

A bill to counter the mistaken Ryan Budget Bill that attacks Medicare?  NO!

I give up, what could be as critical as my guesses?


OK, lift your bottom jaw and close your mouth. The House of OZ has journeyed a bit further down the road to OZ.  

H.R.3 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes. 


Christopher Smith R-NJ


View Latest Action May 04, 2011 Rule H. Res. 237 passed House.

Latest Vote

Result: Passed - May 04, 2011

Roll call number 292 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 3 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
Required percentage of 'Aye' votes: 1/2 (50%)
Percentage of 'aye' votes: 58% 

OpenCongress Summary
This bill would make permanent and expand the Hyde amendment restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortions. It seeks to prohibit even indirect funding streams that may potentially come in contact with abortion services. For example, it would deny tax credits to companies that offer health plans that cover abortions and it would block anybody with insurance that covers abortions from receiving federal subsidies or medical cost tax deductions, even if the abortion portion is paid separately with personal funds. Women who use tax-free Medical Savings Accounts would have to pay taxes on the costs of abortions. 
 So much for the report. 

It is being reported that less than 30% of the voting public consider abortion a driving issue circa 2011.

The majority of voters in the United States cannot help but ask, "..why all of the authoritarian agenda driven legislation instead of meaning legislation focused on moving the nation forward?' 
The Republicans won the House via campaigns the centered around spending, taxes and repealing health-care reform. 

I think it clearly obvious that have accomplished few of their stated ambitions ( or their misleading campaign promises).

They have been successful in attacking collective bargaining (public workers FIRST). They have certainly attacked and successful cut federal funding for National Public Radio (I believe that legislation passed the House). They have secured extension of the Bush Tax cuts that disproportionately funds the wealthy in our nation. They secured that compromise by threatening and negotiating unemployment compensation renewal for unemployed people. The President compromised. They passed the Budget Bill including Ryan's clear efforts in dismantling of Medicare as we know it. They have also passed other legislation that fails to addreses the most pressing issues in the nation.

JOBS LEGISLATION.  I have not read a decent proposal related to jobs from the majority Republican House of OZ.
It is unfortunate that we have to sit and watch this House of OZ work diligently in taking the nation back to an America of the 1950s.  Maybe if the elderly spread their contempt for the Ryan Budget Bill to other wasteful (and bad) legislation from the House, voters can stop their charge back to the dark ages.

 If the following repeated statement is true....
It is being reported that less than 30% of the voting public consider Abortion a driving issue circa 2011.
How does one define, "authoritarianism"?

Merriam Webster Definition of AUTHORITARIAN

1 : of, relating to, or favoring blind submission to authority 
2 : of, relating to, or favoring a concentration of power in a leader or an elite not constitutionally responsible to the people 

I personally like definition 2, despite the constitutional sanctioning via election of their existence.  If the vast majority of people do not see abortion as critical as jobs and the economy, I have to stay with definition 2.

The journey to OZ continues

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