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jclem11
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Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


Headline on MHP show just now.

I say good. I wish this Congress had passed no new laws. We already have too many damn laws.

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geauxtigers87
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


what's the approval rating 10%?





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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


quote:

I say good. I wish this Congress had passed no new laws. We already have too many damn laws.


I kige this.

What pressing issues do we have right now that requires Congress to pass more laws?






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CITWTT
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


Except for the mine of jobs bills on Harrys' desk awaiting a vote(13 at last count) al I have to say is YAY grid lock. How many, and how bad were they when Nancy strutted with the gavel that she should have been killed with?





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jclem11
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quote:

what's the approval rating 10%?


I think it was 17% last I checked but either way it's terrible.






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CherryGarciaMan
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


There have been two subcommittee hearings on overcriminalization and over regulation of America.

They are seeing if there are any laws Congress can repeal.

We shall see if it gets anywhere.

From witnessing the hearings myself, I am very doubtful.







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FT
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I say good. I wish this Congress had passed no new laws. We already have too many damn laws.
Congress don't pass "laws", they pass "bills". A "bill" or "piece of legislation" is needed for Congress to act at all.

Libertarians or anarchists could, reasonably, want 12,000 "laws" passed, based on your definition.






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jclem11
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Congress don't pass "laws", they pass "bills". A "bill" or "piece of legislation" is needed for Congress to act at all.

Libertarians or anarchists could, reasonably, want 12,000 "laws" passed, based on your definition.


Semantics here dude. For purposes of this discussion "laws" are "bills". I was just using the headline as the impetus for the discussion.






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FT
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Semantics here dude. For purposes of this discussion "laws" are "bills". I was just using the headline as the impetus for the discussion.


But it doesn't really spark a single discussion, does it? Everyone on earth can be pissed at that, depending on how they see it, and complain about wildly different things.






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jclem11
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But it doesn't really spark a single discussion, does it? Everyone on earth can be pissed at that, depending on how they see it, and complain about wildly different things.


Sure. MHP and her gang are complaining there aren't enough laws and Congress isn't doing enough.

I come at it from the opposite end of the spectrum. There are too many laws and Congress needs to do less.

Government fricks everything up, especially a central government.

But I'm just a crazy libertarian who values liberty. What the frick do I know.






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TrueTiger
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


But how many rules, regulations and executive orders has the executive branch implemented?

Those can be as, or more, detrimental than a law passed by Congress.






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wilfont
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


Between Harry Reid's do nothing senate and Obama's penchant for executive orders I'm surprised the number is that high.





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Lsupimp
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


Send them to Congress with a mandate that each of them proposes 100 laws and regulations that should be ABOLISHED per year and we might have a start.





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HempHead
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


15 too many.





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Tigerlaff
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


15 too many





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HempHead
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15 too many


Copycat






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lsuprof
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Laws can be conservative, moderate, or liberal, so having a lot of laws passed is not necessarily a bad thing if they are the right kind of laws. Under the current configuration of Congress, and with Obama as president, it is likely that most laws passed would be on the left side of the ideological spectrum. In light of that fact, the best case scenario for conservatives and Republicans is to see that very few laws get passed. If there is something that Republicans can go along with, fine. But the main task of Republicans and conservatives in Congress is to prevent the passage of laws that are on the President's agenda, most of which would damage the country. In this case a "do-nothing" Congress is really a "prevent bad things from happening" Congress.





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Jake88
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


That's a good thing. Probably 15 too many.

ETA: Ah, someone already said it.



This post was edited on 8/3 at 3:16 pm


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TJG210
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re: Current Congress has only passed 15 new laws


The danger really lies in the rules and regulations that the unchecked bureaucracies are leveling on us. We don't elect them to a damn thing, but control out daily lives 100x more than congress. The folks imposing ridiculous rules that you really should be afraid of are the IRS, EPA, FDA, HHS, etc.





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matthew25
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I saw on FOX/or/CNN a news story yesterday that Congress had passed 23 bills, including naming a bridge somewhere, and putting up money to promote fishing in Tennessee.

Least bills ever passed.

Made me happy.






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