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    Default GOP Solution to Unemployment: Don't measure it

    This is pure genius.

    "The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal. "
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3188043.html

    The bill can be read here:
    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-1...13hr1638ih.pdf
    Last edited by Banned; 05-03-2013 at 04:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    This is pure genius.

    "The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal. "
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3188043.html

    The bill can be read here:
    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-1...13hr1638ih.pdf
    That's just as stupid as the one the democrats keep putting up to get rid of the limitations of terms a president can serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD2780 View Post
    That's just as stupid as the one the democrats keep putting up to get rid of the limitations of terms a president can serve.
    Have to give that guy credit though.

    Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano’s, regardless of the sitting president’s political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during Bill Clinton’s administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush’s administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/06/ne...l-term-limits/

    That idea is controversial to be sure - but why do you call it "stupid"?

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    This is just as stupid as when the law was signed that congressional pay was to to be held in escrow until either a budget for FY14 was passed or until the end of the 113th congress. If you KNOW a budget won't pass, and you KNOW you'll eventually get your pay - why pass a bill for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    Have to give that guy credit though.


    http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/06/ne...l-term-limits/

    That idea is controversial to be sure - but why do you call it "stupid"?
    Just my personal opinion, is its good to have that 22nd amendment because the presidency takes a toll on the human body. Look at Bush, Obama, Clinton had a good time so he doesn't count. I think it's smart to have a way of making sure people are shown the door. After a while you got a guy coming on his 12 yr he could just stop giving a damn an d start ruining everything. Much like HYT, it's good to have a way of getting them out. Just an opinion based off how the presidents age while in office. Can't be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD2780 View Post
    That's just as stupid as the one the democrats keep putting up to get rid of the limitations of terms a president can serve.
    Not stupid at all. Term limitations put second-term incumbents in a "nothing to lose" situation, in which they'll do whatever the hell they want because they know that they're not up for reelection anyway.
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    Regardless, we're getting off track.

    This bill, I believe, is part of the overall movement aimed at attacking the role of the Federal government, with the hopes of eventually eliminating it altogether. When we have a ruling class that can literally provide for their own private transportation, schooling, security - etc - the very notion of a government with taxation seems illegitimate to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    Regardless, we're getting off track.

    This bill, I believe, is part of the overall movement aimed at attacking the role of the Federal government, with the hopes of eventually eliminating it altogether. When we have a ruling class that can literally provide for their own private transportation, schooling, security - etc - the very notion of a government with taxation seems illegitimate to them.
    What? I get the first part....but what does the ruling class have to do with this bill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drc100882 View Post
    What? I get the first part....but what does the ruling class have to do with this bill?
    Currently the dems are the ruling class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD2780 View Post
    Currently the dems are the ruling class.
    How do you figure? Especially since we're talking class, not political party. That's like saying "Christianity is the dominant vegetable."

    Quote Originally Posted by drc100882 View Post
    What? I get the first part....but what does the ruling class have to do with this bill?
    Again... this is just the latest salvo in the attack against the federal government. Or specifically, the elements of the federal government that benefits the average joe.
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