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Daily Archives: January 22nd, 2015


The Dupublican owned Senate and House are preparing to do nothing again. Speaker Boehner is going for the Benghazi issue. Mr.. McConnell is talking about stopping action on any nominations the President proposes. This is all due to  the Presidents Immigration reform order, which the Congress has been dragging their feet on forever. How is it correct to delay doing your job because you want to get “even” with the President? These two Dupublican “leaders” do not have the interests of the “American people” they are so fond of citing as their reason for doing or not doing the job they were elected  to do. Now Mr. Boehner has invited the Israeli Prime Minister to address  Congress outside of the normal diplomatic lines. This is not a bad thing but it highlights how little will change in Congress as far as moving forward in a cooperative way with the Whitehouse. This has more to do with the easing of sanctions on Iran than anything else. We must remember that there are radicals on both sides (Israel and Iran). In order to get the United States out of the Middle East and allow the area to attempt  to work out their issues we need to allow the ordinary people in these countries to live and grow,  easing sanctions would allow that to happen. Then there’s the Keystone XL pipeline – This excerpt from USA today: As we have written before, the U.S. State Department’s analysis says that during construction there would be approximately 16,100 direct jobs, which would include construction jobs, and 26,000 “indirect and induced jobs,” which would include the purchase of goods and services by the construction contractors and employees. Of the 16,100 direct jobs, the State Department says “approximately 3,900 (or 1,950 per year if construction took 2 years) would comprise a direct, temporary, construction workforce in the proposed Project area.” The reports says the construction jobs would be in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. It does not mention Hoeven’s home state of North Dakota, which has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 2.7%. After construction is completed, the pipeline would require 50 jobs to operate: “35 permanent employees and 15 temporary contractors,” the State report says. Hoeven is also correct that the State Department estimated that the project would contribute $3.4 billion to the gross domestic product, but to put that in perspective the report also pointed out that it would add 0.02% to the GDP. All of this because our Congress ( did you know that a group of Baboons is not called a Congress? , what a lift for the Baboons) cannot get beyond politics and do the job they have been elected to do. The recent SOTUS left many Dupublicans scrambling to respond and almost all responses were from the ridiculous to the sublime in their message. Again instead of doing what is required for us (the oft cited “American People) Congress is still politicking  looking ahead to 2016 elections. So we have the Same Old. .

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