Little hope for success for a gridlocked Congress
A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.
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#1 Jul 22, 2014
"A gridlocked Congress" this doesn't qualify as 'news'.
#2 Jul 22, 2014
...useless. Our representatives need to be chosen a different way. The political process has given us nothing more than a popularity contest.
Brains, integrity and skill actually do not exist by the time some scuzzball makes it to Washington. All credibility is washed away by corruption, money and special favors.
It is time to treat all Washington representatives as low wage workers in China.
They should be drafted.
They should be housed in barracks or dorms.
They will not be allowed any leisure time until they accomplish something.
They will be treated by the VA medical system when sick.
They will have to eat whatever the military is expected to eat.
No lobbyist ever allowed.
They will only answer to individual constituents, not corporations.
Their term will be 4 years and be concurrent with the president. No more midterm changes.
Once you have served, you are never to serve again.
A fresh crop of folks are drafted and in place with each new term for president.
You must be 36 years old.
If you cannot move your family to DC during your term, too bad. Suck it up for 4 years. Our soldiers have to do it, so should our representatives.
Sick of this elite status these freaks get to enjoy while they do absolutely nothing useful.
#3 Jul 22, 2014
Not like the world will end because of this.
We have immigration laws, we just need to enforce them.
Tax loopholes?.... they aren't going anywhere, at least for the corporations who grease politicians palms.
Stiffen background checks on gun buyers? Like gun violence is caused by law abiding, legal gun owners??
#4 Jul 22, 2014
all so very true! but, how we enforce immigration laws when we keep arresting and prosecuting immigration border patrolman for doing their job.
#7 Jul 22, 2014
IF they really are "law abiding, legal gun owners" - WTF do they have to fear about tougher background checks ?!?!?
most of you so-called "law-abiding gun owners" make the least sense possible about gun laws AND immigration reform.
Yes - lets seal the border - so we have a fkn Berlin wall between us and Mexico - but make sure every convicted felon has totally unfettered access to all the guns and ammo they want.
FKN priceless !!!
#8 Jul 22, 2014
Convicted felons are ALREADY breaking the law if they have a gun. Another law isn't going to stop them from getting one if they want one.
#9 Jul 22, 2014
Sealing the border is not the solution. Enforce the laws regarding NOT HIRING the undocumented (or false documented) would prevent them from earning a living.
There may one day be a reason (political or environmental) that may make it necessary to flee to the south. You wouldn't want a damn wall sealing you INTO the country (for, lets say a flood, nuclear explosion, etc.)
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