Monday, January 5, 2009

Pelosi Cancels the Contract With America

Human Events reports that Pelosi plans to roll back nearly every reform achieved by Republicans over the last two decades dealing with House rules of open and fair debate. Republicans will be completely shut out of the process. Pelosi's changes "would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress."

The reforms to be discarded include: "opening committee meetings to the public and media, making Congress actually subject to federal law, term limits for committee chairmen ending decades-long committee fiefdoms, truth in budgeting, elimination of the committee proxy vote, authorization of a House audit, specific requirements for blanket rules waivers, and guarantees to the . . . minority party to offer amendments to pieces of legislation."

The Democrats have now dropped all pretense of bipartisanship (so often hailed during the Bush years) and have but one goal in mind: the consolidation of Democrat power for a generation and beyond. I only hope that Americans will realize who to blame when it all starts to fall apart.


James Raider said...

Where is outrage over responsibility for the recession now that facts are clear in the rearview mirror?
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It was evident then, it is even more evident now. Yet no feet are being held to the fire. Can we assume Madoff arrived just in time to take the brunt of it, deflecting all attention from where it should be focussed?

Philip said...

Very good point. Look to the CRA and Democrat-controlled Fanny/Freddie, as well as Greenspan's runaway interest-cutting.

Unfortunately, the lunatics run the asylum now, so don't hold your breath for truth or justice.