Before they even get started wasting valuable national resources of time and effort, let citizens set the record straight with an act of our own called “Ignore the House Republicans Act.”
Here is a list of contents:
1. Remind Republicans Who Won the Presidential Election Act — Until they are removed from office themselves, they will chose to ignore it.
One aspect of this act is to also remind people like Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan) that they can already fix the laws that she and others passed with deficiencies such as those she idenitified in IRS procedures. (See the posted story.)
2. Government Employee Accountability Act — this is a good idea and remind House Republicans that they too may come under investigation for spending far too much time with lobbyists and special interests while seeking to leave 50 million Americans without health insurance. Credit that idea to Mike Kelly (R-Pa). (See the posted story.)
3. Government Customer Service Improvement Act — Rep Henry Cueller (D-Tex) wants a customer service standard and that’s fine. How about convincing Republicans that we need a national standard for health care as enacted in the Affordable Care Act? We never had that before.
4. Government Spending Accountability Act — strike this and replace it with “Let Congressmen Work from Home Districts Act.” There is no need for them to come to Washington when they can use the Internet to conduct their business.
5. Common Sense in Compensation Act — House Republicans are prohibited from voting on this act as they have no common sense at all.
6. STOP IRS Act — Rep. James Renacci (R-Ohio) takes another shot at the IRS and misses the point. Where is the Tax Reform Act that he and other Republicans should be able to pass with bipartisan support? It is about funding the government and not about stopping the IRS.
7. Stop Playing on Citizen’s Cash Act needs a recast and integrated into the Let Congressment Work from Home Act.
8. Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2013 — Call this “Just do it and stop talking about it.”
9. Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act — this is an attempt by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) to take over the executive branch even after they lost the election. Please read the U.S. Constitution. We have Robert Byrd’s book on tape for you at the Library of Congress.
10. Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act: Finally, there is one that many people would agree with. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) wants to divorce the IRS from ACA. OK, you can have 1 out of 10.
“House seeks to put Obama on the defensive in votes this week
By Ed O’Keefe, Published: July 31 at 1:03 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
As part of their “Stop Government Abuse Week,” House Republicans are considering 10 bills, several of which would overhaul the IRS, cap spending on conferences and compensation at federal agencies and curb the regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. GOP lawmakers can be expected to tout passage of the bills during interactions with voters during the five-week recess.
(See the full story at the link.)
Before the House recesses Friday, lawmakers are also expected to approve a plan to restructure the government’s education loan program and complete consideration of an appropriations bill for the departments of transportation and housing and urban development.”