Friday, March 12, 2010

Cry Me a River Congressional Republicans

What do the following pieces of legislation have in common?

Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1983
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Balanced Budget Act of 1995 (vetoed)
Personal Responsibility and Budget Reconciliation Act of 1996
Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 (vetoed)
Marriage Tax Relief Act of 2000 (vetoed)
Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005

Give up yet?

They were all passed thanks to "Reconciliation" Look at the dates. Notice anything interesting about them? Yup, Republicans have more than a passing acquaintance with the use of reconciliation to get legislation out off the hill and onto a president's desk. In fact, Republican-controlled Senates have used it 17 times to Democratic-controlled Senate's 5.

Well, you say, perhaps the Republicans who are screaming their heads of on CNN aren't aware of this history. But wait, Senators Bond & Gregg were critical advocates of using reconciliation to get Republican legislation out.

So I guess it must be another Senator Gregg who said, "Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), who said any use of budget reconciliation by President Obama would be “regarded as an act of violence” against Republicans, and likened it to “running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River.”

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

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