Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Democrats Look to ‘Lame-Duck’ Session to Pass Unpopular Bills

By Catherine Snow

With just 70 days remaining until the 2010 midterm elections, congressional Democrats appear to be preparing for the worst – the possible loss of their majorities in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. Regardless of the electoral outcome, the American people should also be preparing for the worst – the “lame-duck” session.

imageThe lame-duck session comes after an election and before newly-elected officials are sworn in.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calf., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have signaled they will call a lame-duck session between Nov. 2 and Jan. 3.  The defeat of the “No Lame-Duck Session” resolution, offered by Republican Study Chairman Tom Price of Georgia, confirmed their plan.

Many polls indicating that the prospects of the Democrats retaining control of one or both chambers are growing dimmer by the day. Yet, recent comments by leading Democrats show not a contrite spirit over the public’s sound rejection of mounting taxes and government takeovers.

Rather, Democrats continue to display a brazen disregard for the will of the people.

Read all the rest here…  [ Reading the rest is terrifying. If the Democrats get what they want they will destroy the wishes of the American people and leave us with a morass that it will take years to repeal. – JS ]

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