My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Are We In Control?

The Cap and Tax Bill has passed the House of Representatives (Who do they represent, themselves?). Again they passed a piece of legislation without reading it. Odds have it the amount of "pork" in it will out weigh the "pork" in the TARP Bill. Another piece of legislation that was not read! Are we paying these people for doing nothing but voting on stuff they haven't even read?

On FOX last night a gentleman, who's name I forgot is preparing to file an injunction in New York Federal Court stopping the State of New York Legislators from collecting their pay checks. It seems for the past several weeks they have been opening the session, and they immediately close the session and go home. Apparently by law they must work for their money. His argument is they are not working and should not receive their pay.

Now to me this sounds like a good idea. Is there a lawyer out there who knows Constitutional Law? Can we, somebody file an Injunction against the legislators who admit they haven't read the bills they have voted on. Is there an attorney out there with some guts who is willing to take on the Congress? Ask around. It may sound crazy but then again so did Edison's light bulb and Bell's telephone.

For those who called their representative, thank you very much. That was plan "A". Plan "B" begins with this Post. I will be posting the telephone numbers of the U.S.Senate. If you want your voice to be heard you will be able to call your Senator and tell them your memory is long and your patience is short. If they don't read the Bill don't vote on it. By the way, didn't the new President promise to post, on the web, all new legislation for a minimum of 30 days before it was voted on? And didn't he say his Cap and Tax bill would significantly raise gas and oil costs? Seems to me I heard him say that. Now, this Cap and Tax bill will provide JOBS. Which is it Mr President?

Does it really, always come in three's? I'm wondering about the deaths of 3 famous Hollywood stars, McMahon, Fawcett and Jackson. I've heard this from other people but this is......shall we say, a little scary.


The Local Malcontent said...

Candidate O-)bama DID say that 'his cap and trade plan' would cause utility costs to skyrocket. google it. his words.

My OK. Senators are in the bag, against Cap'n'Trade; but here's the problem: Senators who pass laws which burden us all, will not take calls/opinions from someone outside their individual states.
Ironic, eh?

All we can do is protest.

ABNPOPPA said...

Then protest we must!

MightyMom said...

yes, I've seen over and over good and bad things travel in three's mostly.

But also it sometimes seems that people have to search for those three. so who knows??

Elizabeth said...

My understanding is that the bill would cost most homeowners between $100 and $200 extra a year, but poor people would pay $40 less per year in energy costs.

Unfortunately changing the way you do things can cost money in the short run. But change we must.

ABNPOPPA said...


Thank you for making my point. The working class of which you and I belong are getting a tax increase. The poor class is getting less in assistance and they can afford it even less. The only ones getting anything out of this is Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and company.

Why must we change? Even Europe doesn't want socialism.


Elizabeth said...

I don't think this is about socialism...I think it's about the planet overheating.

Subvet said...

Pops, you've an award at my blog. Stop by when you can.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

If "Cap & Trade" passes in the Senate, it will not only send energy costs through the roof, but it will also raise the price of every thing from goods and services to apartment and home rents. Then for sure, the entire financial system of the US will go right down the crapper. It has also been estimated that we will see a lose of 2 1/2 million more jobs.

As for the three famous Hollywood stars, their passing was immediately followed by three more;
Billy Mays, famous TV pitchman, Gale Storm- 1950's actress "My Little Margie" and the "Gale Storm Show", Fred Travalina, comedian and voice immitator.

ABNPOPPA said...


I missed Gale Storm but caught Billy Mays. Darn I loved that guy he was so funny in his commercials.


Once again you avoid the topic of discussion.

A. Prayer for the injured soldier
B. Increased expenses for those who can least afford it. Your liberalism is showing!

But, we still love you.


Be there in a!


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