Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Legislators and OUR Pot of Gold

Or how about "It's time for a political enema" ?

That phrase was from a Pennsylvania rally organizer riled about the 16-54% pay raise PA legislators gave themselves. And check out this PA homeschooling mom's involvement:
"No place else do I know that you can vote yourself a raise," said protester Michele Diehl, 41, of Greensburg, the Westmoreland County coordinator for a group spawned by the pay hike called Pacleansweep.com.

"They're very arrogant about it and condescending to taxpayers," said Diehl, a stay-at-home mom who homeschools her children. What angers her most is that lawmakers "hide in their offices and won't take responsibility," she said.
Straight on, Ms. Diehl. (drifting here, how come they put her age in there anyway?)

Ok, back to IL politicians and the need for an enem.....mancipation.

Last Sunday's Illinois Tally compiled by Roll Call Report syndicate in paper caught my eye as related to the voting record of the people who were elected to represent us (the citizens and taxpayers). As stated in the Tally:
Senators voted 55-39, to require public disclosure of pork-barrel items in the final version of the agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal 2006. At present, such "earmarks" typically are hard or impossible to find in spending bill. A yes vote backed the disclosure bid. (HR 2744)
Public Disclosure, now what honest, up front leader could be against that? Senator Richard Durbin would be against that. 'Nuf said about that guy. Senator Obama voted for Public Disclosure. 'Nuf said.

And Head Start was renewed to continue the constant push for Cribs in the Classroom. An odd and troubling issue for me is that there were 2 bills last week with religion in the language "bill stresses academics and allows publicly financed hiring based on religion."

Here's the other bill on Religion-Based Hiring:
Members voted, 220-196, to amend HR 2123 to allow faith-based Head Start sponsors to use federal funds to hire only those of the same religion. A yes vote was to expand a law that now requires sponsors to use their own funds for religion-based hiring.
The Bill of Rights:

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I did run into this interesting site about the different changes and court rulings regarding the Constitution These bills are a bit in the face. Who has time, darn it?

An enema, a political enema would be...(hmmm, sorry I read all of those definitions of enema... had no idea). Well, it would still do a world of good if our country had one of those to resolve the impaction issue.

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