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  • Political Obstructionism

    Posted on December 27th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    LIST OF BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE AND AWAITING ACTION IN THE SENATE

    Bipartisan House Bills Stalled in the Senate Include:

    • H.R.5, Equality Act
    • H.R.6, The American Dream and Promise Act
    • H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Act
    • H.R.8, Bipartisan Background Checks Act
    • H.R.9, Climate Action Now Act
    • H.R.987, Protecting People With Pre-Existing Conditions/Lowering Drug Costs
    • H.R.582, Raise The Wage Act
    • H.R.397, Rehabilitation For Multiemployer Pensions Act (The Butch Lewis Act)
    • H.R.1585, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
    • H.R.1644, Save The Internet Act
    • H.R 2722, Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act
    • H.R.2513, The Corporate Transparency Act
    • H.R.1112, Enhanced Background Checks
    • H.R.1994, Secure Act/Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act
    • H.R.205, 1146, 1941 – Banning Offshore Drilling on Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf & ANWR Coasts
    • H.R.1423, Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act
    • More than 30 bills to support veterans

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  • Essence of Dictatorship

    Posted on December 16th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    Dictatorship has, in many senses, been the default condition of humanity. The basic organizer setup since the caveman, could be summarized simply, as taking orders from the boss with the most retaliatory stick.

    I am not too sure why I began this thread with the word dictatorship; however, with the given state of affairs within the Trump Era, I deem it as an opinion to be accurate: Dictatorship.

    How effective the dictatorship shall be is a subject of history. One challenge is the Impeachment of President Donald Trump. We shall see, and since I am too old to suffer beyond my years, I hope the USA democracy and republic survives. In any case, I suspect the Republic of Texas will survive the trivialities our current elected national government.

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  • Turley: GOP expert possibly mistaken?

    Posted on December 5th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    The two other times presidents were impeached and the impeachment process happened faster than the current process against Trump.

    Johnson was impeached for removing Edwin Stanton as secretary of war without congressional approval. The entire process took less than a month.

    The Clinton impeachment process where the House on Oct. 5, 1998 voted to launch an impeachment inquiry. By Dec. 19, 1998, the House impeached Clinton. That’s 75 days.

    The Trump formal impeachment inquiry started on Sept. 24. To date, 12/5/2019, it’s been 72 days since that announcement, and the House has yet to draft or pass articles of impeachment.

    One of Turley’s main points to defend Trump is demonstrably false unless the vote happens withing three days and that appears very unlikely. We shall see and I will modify this in a week or so..

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