Random Politics

8 May

Random-political-stuff-sizedOne wonders if Speaker of the House John Boehner has been getting into the 420.

He is essentially agreeing with Democrats’ arguments that a Republican bill to prioritize debt payments would put China before U.S. troops.

Then he suggests that would be a good thing.

He was on Bloomberg TV and host Peter Cook asked if Boehner’s comments mean that, as Democrats have suggested, Republicans are basically choosing to pay China before paying U.S. troops, Boehner didn’t disagree.
“Listen. Those who have loaned us money, like in any other proceeding, if you will, court proceeding, the bondholders usually get paid first. Same thing here.”
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Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal is a hot prospect for the 2016 presidential race.

Apparently he thinks so too because he’s been doing a lot of stuff that have national political implications.
Except the court’s don’t agree.

Louisiana’s Supreme Court issued a 6-1 decision that struck down Jindal’s plan to power a private school voucher program with state money.

The court said the state constitution does not allow the state government to divert state money earmarked for public schools in the state’s Minimum Foundation Program to pay for private or parochial tuition.
Not quite the press he was hoping for.
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Chuck Norris, seen by many as the most awesome person in the world is joining forces with what many think is the craziest lady in the world.

He’s hooked up with Michelle Bachmann to push to make September 11th “National Day of Prayer and Fasting.”

This can only be like matter meeting anti-matter.
A very large explosion.
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We really thought this had gone away.

Texas lawmakers are debating a bill that, if passed, would require presidential hopefuls to prove they are natural born U.S. citizens.
House Bill 650 would mandate that presidential and vice-presidential candidates file an official application proving that they are eligible to run for office.

There’s a petition circulating that says, “It’s time to let it go. Texas has far more important problems than this.”
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Congress couldn’t reach a budget deal so sequestration is now the law of the land.
$85-billion of across the board budget cuts.

That’s like slicing a steak with an axe.

Congress is now grumbling about some of those mandated cuts.
First they saved the meat inspectors, then the air traffic controllers.

Then they lobbied for the Medicare patients being denied treatment at private cancer clinics.

Now members of Congress are saying children attending Head Start should be spared from the cutbacks.

And this time some of them are blaming the President for their mess.

Sure, Head Start should be saved.
But the cuts are going to be bigger somewhere else, and you can bet some politician will complain about that.

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