• Oh yeah btw, the US government is 8 days away from shutting down again
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Can't wait to see if I get paid or not. Always a fun time.
[QUOTE=SKEEA;51092425]Can't wait to see if I get paid or not. Always a fun time.[/QUOTE] I remember when Navy Federal Credit Union told us that they would cover our paychecks if the shit wasn't sorted out before payday. It kind of hit me then that "wow this is really a thing".
If Greece is any sign of what would happen, People would still go into work.
I'm not even sure what to think anymore. I'm tired of Congress being pants on head retarded. It's all so depressing. I'm kind of glad I'm not going to have any children, I couldn't bare the thought of help bringing someone into such a fucked up and doomed world to lead a miserable life.
Seriously, stop electing these asshats. Things will only change if people kick up a fight about it and act, I see people acting passionately about the presidential elections but few people ever seem to give a shit about the senate and the house of representatives despite them having equal power to the president in terms of what they can do.
Rider bills are bullshit 100% of the time Rider bills are like a headbutt in a street fight, both sides know how powerful they can be so neither side says "no headbutting"
[QUOTE=GordonZombie;51092870]Seriously, stop electing these asshats. Things will only change if people kick up a fight about it and act, I see people acting passionately about the presidential elections but few people ever seem to give a shit about the senate and the house of representatives despite them having equal power to the president in terms of what they can do.[/QUOTE] Yup. That's one of the key reasons behind the US government being so shitty in recent years. People completely ignore congressional elections and/or only vote in favor of the local incumbent because of stuff like "oh, they do stuff for our district and are so darn nice" instead of looking at the big picture.
[QUOTE=ScriptKitt3h;51093739]Yup. That's one of the key reasons behind the US government being so shitty in recent years. People completely ignore congressional elections and/or only vote in favor of the local incumbent because of stuff like "oh, they do stuff for our district and are so darn nice" instead of looking at the big picture.[/QUOTE] That's an issue here too. The fact that two fecking Healy-Raes (basically very weird, conservative local lads who don't believe in climate change and only care for Kerry etc. etc.) got elected in February has made me lose all hope for this country. Jasus...
[QUOTE=Sims_doc;51092715]If Greece is any sign of what would happen, People would still go into work.[/QUOTE] What are you referring to? All I can think of is governmental coalitions collapsing and caretaker governments taking over until elections.
[QUOTE=Sableye;51090849]hey republicans, you know why trump is your candidate? because of massive crony capitalism projects like this[/QUOTE] Most firms that have enough money to make political contributions already have policies on keeping records that can be retrieved by the SEC at any time. This law wouldn't change much except add to the already massive government compliance industry (yes, it's a thing), which makes it a totally unnecessary rider for such an important bill. Source: rule 206(4)-5
Let 'em. I hope they stay shut down forever.
[QUOTE=Sableye;51090849]hey republicans, you know why trump is your candidate? because of massive crony capitalism projects like this[/QUOTE] i dont get this post. from my understanding of the article it seems Dems are killing the bill because Repubs wants to require public companies to disclose political spending (among other things). Isn't this an example of Dems wanting crony capitalism? financial accountability is pretty important
[QUOTE=OneFourth;51103755]i dont get this post. from my understanding of the article it seems Dems are killing the bill because Repubs wants to require public companies to disclose political spending (among other things). Isn't this an example of Dems wanting crony capitalism? financial accountability is pretty important[/QUOTE] You misread it
Democrats should use the supreme court confirmation as leverage. Republicans can get some of their bullshit spending, and they get their justice before the election (which is long overdue anyway).
[QUOTE=Code3Response;51104126]Democrats should use the supreme court confirmation as leverage. Republicans can get some of their bullshit spending, and they get their justice before the election (which is long overdue anyway).[/QUOTE] There is no leverage there. Republicans are hoping for a Trump victory so they can use judicial activism to take down the ACA and gay marriage.
[QUOTE=OneFourth;51103755]i dont get this post. from my understanding of the article it seems Dems are killing the bill because Repubs wants to require public companies to disclose political spending (among other things). Isn't this an example of Dems wanting crony capitalism? financial accountability is pretty important[/QUOTE] Democrats want to add a policy rider to a budget bill that determines what gets funded for the next few years. Republicans will not pass the budget with the rider attached. If nothing is done to pass the budget, the government essentially won't fund anything until it gets passed. This happened one other time because Republicans wanted to throw their own rider on a budget bill back in 2013. The rider would require large companies to disclose political spending publicly. Most companies already have a log of their donations internally, this bill would just require it to be sent to the government every year rather than on request.
They've reached a deal to avert a shutdown (for 10 weeks) [url]https://apnews.com/cd7b3fb25bcd49428905c8ed39d3fc2c/Congress-tied-up-in-partisan-knots-over-the-most-basic-duty[/url] [quote]The legislation extends existing spending levels a mere 10 weeks, past Election Day, while finally addressing the Zika crisis with $1.1 billion and providing long-sought help for the residents of Flint, Michigan, as well as flood victims in Louisiana. After a last-minute burst of deal-making, the legislation passed the Senate on a 72-26 vote Wednesday and was backed by the House 342-85 in a late-night vote Wednesday. It was a conclusion in sight and within reach since lawmakers returned from their summer recess just after Labor Day. But with the Capitol awash in election-year politics and shadowed by the contentious presidential race and engulfed in a fierce battle for control of the Senate, the simplest task became a nearly impossible heavy lift impeded by needless delays and bitter finger-pointing.[/quote]
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