10. H.R. 63: Democracy Day Act of 2005 (a.k.a. "The Paid Holiday for Government Union Workers on Election Day Act")
Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, wants government workers to get ANOTHER day off work -- courtesy of the taxpayer - on election day while every other American has to take time away from work or their families to vote ... and everyday taxpayers won't get paid by the federal government to participate in our Democracy like their federal union-member counterparts.
Of course, it would be ridiculously unconstitutional for Congress to require private employers to give their employees election day off, not to mention an economic disaster. (No, emergency room nurses! No, taxi drivers! You aren't allowed to work today!) That's why the text of this bill encourages private employers to do that at their own discretion.
9. H.R. 1018: "The Permanent Welfare Housing Act"
Rep. Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.), ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee, has ignored all of welfare reform’s lessons about helping families exit the cycle of poverty. H.R. 1018 rejects the idea of empowering welfare recipients through the incentives of getting back into the workforce or otherwise giving back to their community.
Public Housing Tenants Respect Act of 2005 amends the United States Housing Act of 1937, removing provisions that residents of public housing are required to participate in eight hours per month of either community service or economic self-sufficiency activities in order to retain their public housing.
I am shocked and appalled at Democrats' unwillingness to treat living in poverty and unemployment as criminal activities.
7. Massive Tax Increase Act
Rep. David Obey (D.-Wis.), ranking members on the Appropriations Committee, in the 109th Congress has costly amendments to Budget and various Appropriations bills -- meaning new direct spending offset by increases in taxes.
So far this year, Appropriations Committee Democrats have proposed $45.2 billion in new Democrat spending above and beyond the levels included in FY 2007 appropriations bills -- all of which have been rejected by House Republicans. Click here for a breakdown of Democrats’ fiscal irresponsibility.
Yes, Democrats were solely responsible for all the budgetary mismanagement of the past four years. Republicans only had a majority in both houses of Congress and controlled the White House! (Note there's no link under that bit that says `click here'.)
6. H.R. 2456: "The Decreased Penalties for Crack Cocaine Act"
Rangel wants to reduce the criminal penalties for crack dealers and users.
H.R. 2456 amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate specified mandatory minimum penalties relating to the trafficking in, and possession, importation, or distribution of, crack cocaine.
He wants to make the penalties associated with crack the same as with other forms of cocaine -- probably because he thinks poor, urban cocaine addicts shouldn't be punished more severely than wealthy, suburban cocaine addicts. The nerve of this class warrior! I bet he sleeps with a copy of The communist manifesto under his pillow!
5. H.R. 4683: "The Government-Run Health Care Act"
House Democrats want to create a federal health care system without choices that would combine the efficiency of the DMV and the compassion of the IRS -- and tax you through the nose to get it.
Damn socialists! Every right-thinking person knows that quality health care is a privilege of the wealthy, not a right that the other classes are entitled to. And those Democrats are so sneaky, they even included specific clauses explaining how the American people would be just as free (if not more so) to choose their physicians, just to make the authors look like complete jackasses!
3. H.R. 1300: "The Automatic Voting Rights for Felons Act"
Conyers thinks that murderers, rapists and child molesters aren’t having their voices heard by Congress.
H.R. 1300 states that the right of an individual who is a citizen of the United States to vote in any election for Federal office shall not be denied or abridged because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense.
These lunatic moonbats seem to believe in a so-called `right to vote' and `universal suffrage', and that the penalty for a crime should be material, not the revocation of citizenship.
2. H.Res. 636: "The Second Step in Impeaching President Bush Resolution"
Conyers wishes he could aggressively pursue his legislation to censure, and ultimately impeach, President Bush.
H.Res. 636 seeks to censure President Bush for a slew of unsubstantiated allegations....
1. H.Res. 635: "The First Step in Impeaching President Bush Resolution"
Conyers and House Democrats want to set up a select committee with the purpose of investigating grounds for the impeachment of President Bush.
H.Res. 635 establishes a select committee to investigate the Bush Administration and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.
He only lied to Congress and failed in following through on his legal obligations as President in order to invade a sovereign nation that was of no threat to us! It's not like he lied about sex in a civil dispute. And, anyway, the only grounds for saying that he lied and failed in following through on his legal obligations are the facts (as documented in the text of the bill) that he lied and failed to follow through on his legal obligations; these allegations are completely unsubstantiated!
There you have it. How any sane person could support these attitudes towards civic involvement, class conflict and civil rights, and the rule of law is beyond me.
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