Posts Tagged ‘US Senate’
Let’s assume you live in Utah, Hawaii or South Carolina, and you go to Nevada for a vacation. While in Las Vegas, you spend some money in the casinos.
Gambling is illegal in the state where you live, so should the cops in your home state be able to track your activities and arrest you for what happened in Nevada?
The answer, needless to say, is no. Or at least it should be no. Common sense tells us that state laws should only apply to things that happen inside a state’s borders.
But this sensible principle is being tossed out the window by the U.S. Senate, which has approved a proposal that would give states the ability to impose their taxes on out-of-state sellers.
Read more by Daniel Mitchell at Cato.org
An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.
A last minute alteration to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would have prevented employers demanding that prospective employees disclose social media passwords as a condition of employment was voted down in the house of representatives.
Read more by Steve Nolan at Daily Mail
President Barack Obama’s second term has so far been a story of high liberal hopes and scant liberal achievements.
The president has been re-elected, demographic trends favor the growth of his coalition, his party has a technological edge, and his opposition is confused and divided. One might therefore expect Obama to be enacting the legislative agenda of that rising coalition. Yet the White House has to be disappointed, whatever it says, by the way the second term has been going.
Read more by Ramesh Ponnurua at Bloomberg.com
Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster against the confirmation of CIA Director and “drone czar” John Brennan offers a “teachable moment” to the media and the left about the Tea Party. As they seethe in outrage and confusion that it took a Republican to question the constitutionality of drone attacks, it is important to remind our friends on the other side that it wasn’t just any Republican, but a–gasp!–Tea Party Republican who spoke “truth to power.”
Read more by Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart.com
And our Sen. Ron Johnson joined the filibuster also.
On March 6, Senator Rand Paul (KY) led a filibuster intended to call attention to the White House’s refusal to answer questions regarding the conduct of drone warfare against U.S. citizens. Senator Johnson joined the filibuster.
The President delays needed conversations about our fiscal challenges.
February 4, 2013
WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama is required by law to submit his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014. For the fourth time in five years, however, he will miss the statutory deadline. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:
“I’m disappointed the President has missed his deadline. But I’m not surprised. In four of the last five years, he’s failed to submit his budget on time. We still don’t know when we’ll receive the president’s request. And for nearly four years, Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget at all. We deserve better.
“We spend $1 trillion more than we take in each year. In fact, we spend $3 for every $2 we take in. And we can’t keep that up. If we stay on this path, our finances will collapse. The economy will stall. And the most vulnerable will suffer. We need a budget that reflects our priorities—that expands opportunity. The fact is, we cannot achieve those goals unless we budget responsibly.
“Every time the President and Senate Democrats shirk their duty, they delay choices we need to make. We’ve still got time, but it’s dwindling. Every missed deadline is a missed opportunity. We need to get serious about spending now.
“The House Budget Committee will do its job. We’ll write a budget—and submit it on time. In the past two years, we’ve offered our solutions to the country’s fiscal challenges. Now the President must do the same.”
Press Release from Committee on the Budget: U.S. House of Representatives
This morning I heard Rand Paul, the Junior Senator from Kentucky, deliver an angry message to his colleagues. The subject was their failure to obey their own rules. He mentioned their failure to pass a budget in nearly four years. But his outrage was really triggered when he received a six hundred page bill to be voted on later that day. It contained some last minute provisions that nobody but Harry Reid is aware of—to the extent that Harry is aware of anything but his own vast ego and lust for power.
–SNIP– Our progressive rulers have been violating their Oaths so thoroughly that it is hard to understand how they can look in the mirror without blushing. Ask yourself a question. If you hired an attorney to help you understand a contract and relied on her advice that you can sign it, how would you feel if it transpired that she never even read the contract first? That would be cause for disbarment for failure to follow the ethical imperatives of the legal profession.
How much more must a failure of our elected Congressmen to even vote for a piece of legislation be a violation of their Oaths of Office, if they have not bothered to read it? If it is really necessary to have such long bills that not all of them can read these bills, then those who do not read, or who do not thoroughly understand it, it should vote Nay or abstain. Otherwise, how can they know they are bearing allegiance to the Constitution? The President gets to take one last look before signing it. The poor President had better be a speed reader.
Read more by Mike Razar at americanthinker.com
–SNIP– So we arrive at what may well be the single most important question to ask in America today.
Given that the current President of the United States seems determined to bypass the House’s appropriation authority and spend gigantic sums on whatever programs he wants or enforcing whatever Executive Orders he issues, is there an enforcement mechanism for his violating the power of the purse clauses in the Constitution?
The answer is yes. There is a federal law that specifically codifies the power of the purse clauses, and provides specific punishment for their violation by any “officer or employee of the United States government.”
Read more by Jack Wheeler at ToThePointNews.com
After a long campaign, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
On Tuesday November 6, Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm
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The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation presented the second of two conversations featuring the two candidates for the United States Senate seat in Wisconsin. The second conversation with US Congress Representative Tammy Baldwin was held on October 14, 2012 at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. The first conversation with Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was held on October 7, 2012.
(Video) Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, GOP Candidate for US Senate from Wisconsin, speaking at the Republican Party of Milwaukee County Fall Gala Dinner on Friday October 19, 2012 at Serb Hall. There were 500-600 attendees.
The election is November 6, 2012. Vote for Tommy.
WI US Senator Ron Johnson speaking at the Fall Gala Dinner of the Milwaukee County GOP on Fri Oct 19
(Video) WI US Senator Ron Johnson speaking at the Republican Party of Milwaukee County Fall Gala Dinner on Friday October 19, 2012 at Serb Hall. He was introduced by Emcee Vicky Mckenna, a prominent Wisconsin Radio Talk Show host. There were 500-600 attendees.
U.S. Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Tommy G. Thompson have agreed to three televised debates in September and October.
The debates will be:
Friday Sept. 28 in Milwaukee, hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. (already done)
Thursday Oct. 18 in Wausau, hosted by the Journal Sentinel, WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. (already done)
Friday Oct. 26 in Milwaukee, hosted by WISN-TV (Channel 12) and Marquette University Law School.
Read more by Lee Bergquist at JSonline.com
The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation presented the first of two conversations featuring the two candidates for the United States Senate seat in Wisconsin. The first conversation with Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was held on October 7, 2012 at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. The second conversation with US Congressional Representative Tammy Baldwin will be held on October 14, 2012
The first conversation was introduced by Ellis Bromberg of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and moderated by Ben Merens, public speaker and talk show host.
1,250 days have gone by since the Democrat-controlled Senate last fulfilled their legal obligation to pass a budget.