Saturday, August 2, 2014

Laws and Suits

Won't do what you're hired to do?
Your priorities are all askew?
Does the president
cause you great torment?
Then you should prob'ly just sue.

It's my party, I'll cry if I want to.

The congressional vacation just started. 5 weeks of paid time off. A glorious time during which politicians work separating fools from their money, all to get elected again so they can keep separating fools from their money. Before they left Washington, however, they had a full slate of bills that required immediate attention.

They held a vote on whether or not to sue the President.

On a party line vote (which 5 Republicans voted with the Democrats), the House of Representatives voted to move forward with a lawsuit that will sue President Obama for issuing an executive order that relaxed some of the requirements on businesses under the Affordable Care Act.

What did they not vote on?

A transportation bill, that would provide funding for vital infrastructure projects.

An immigration/border bill, that would provide much needed funding to help relieve the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of children who make their way to the United States in order to flee violence in their Central American home countries.

But they did vote to sue the president for issuing an executive order, which has been done since George Washington was elected to be our first President.

The irony of this situation is that the Republicans, one day after voting to sue President Obama, asked that he issue an executive order to help resolve the border crisis.

It would be humorous if these people didn't have power.

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