What our lawmakers are up to........

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    May 10, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Who thinks the House and Senate should be concentrating on Immigration Reform, Health Care Reform, the Deficit and Equal Rights in the US vs. the following:

    HR 5254: Approve immigration status for one Simaya TK Eversley.
    Who the hell is this and why do they need special approval from Congress?

    HR 5251: Motherhood Fairness Act of 2010. Establish a tax credit for mothers who give birth and then give their children up for adoption.
    Now.....they aren't raising the kid, why should they get a tax credit?

    HR 1294: Establish National Explosive Ordinance Disposal Day to recognize those in the Armed Forces who dismantle and deal with explosive devices as their job. Why are we thinking about days for this and days for that when people need to be working and there are so many more important issues?

    HR 5133: Renaming a post office building in NJ

    HR 1340: Recognize Cal State Polytechnic for winning the NCAA Div II basketball championship. WTF?

    HR 1337: Express sympathy and condolence to the victims of the floods in TN, KY and MS.
    Do they need sympathy and condolence? What about actual RELIEF!!!!

    HR 1336: Recognize Univ. of Texas for winning the NCAA Div I Swimming and Diving Championships. Again, WTF?

    HR 1297: Something to do with recognizing American Craft Beer Week icon_rolleyes.gif

    HR 792: Honor Robert Kelly Slater for his surfing accomplishments. Double WTF!!! Who the hell is he?

    HR 1256: Congratulate Phil Mickelson for winning the Master. OMG!!!!!

    This is what our elected officials do on a daily basis when the economy is in the tank, the deficit is ballooning, wall street and big banks are out of control, there is no public option for healthcare or viable alternative and we have issues over letting US citizens marry who they want which is a legal right!

    This kind of stuff really makes me angry.....

    DISCUSS

    Source for the resolutions is www.govtrack.us
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    May 10, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    as for the mothers who give children up for adoption tax credit, I would say it is deserved. do you know how much it costs to have a child, before you even start raising it??
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    May 10, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    chungo44 saidas for the mothers who give children up for adoption tax credit, I would say it is deserved. do you know how much it costs to have a child, before you even start raising it??


    Point taken but do you think someone should be able to take a tax deduction because they didn't want to take responsibility for their own child? I mean there are extenuating circumstances at times but don't you think the issues I mentioned are more important right now than debating this bill?
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    May 10, 2010 9:49 AM GMT
    Social conservatives would want to disincentivize abortion, and others might want to reduce the per-capita debt burden. In any case, it's not like they can claim the tax credit every year, as could mothers who keep their children.

    I forget what they're called off-hand, but the HR 5254 bill is an example of an important mechanism that the legislature provides to protect against poorly designed administrative rules. It isn't going to take much legislative time, and the stream of these one-case adjustments provides an important check on the fourth branch of government.

    I agree that the others seem silly.
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    May 10, 2010 11:18 AM GMT
    WTF is right. This waist of time and money by our lawmakers in absolutely rediculous. It all adds up too. As for the child tax credit/adoption since it's so popular for comment, if passed it won't be long before someone begins fertilization to birth quads simply to increase their income! And you'll also get to foot the bill for prenatal care!