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Omnibus Reconciliation Act of What Does That Mean of 2009

Omnibus. The word means for everyone. In law it means a law which contains many laws or amendments. So basically what we have in this instance is a law that contains many laws, and they are for everyone. No wonder all of the so called laws that pass through our congress have names that go on forever and sound like they are good for us. The Help Everyone Including the Poor Reconciliation Act of 1999. The Lower Taxes and Give Everybody More Money Back Act of 2000. The Help the Children Eat Better and Live Longer Act of 2001. What a crock.

Why don't our illustrious leaders have the bravery to call these bills what they really are. The Tax The Shit Out Of Everyone Including The Poor Act of 1999. The Hide Some Fees On Your Phone Bill And In Your Property Tax Bend Over And Take It Act Of 2000. The Rob Anyone With A Job And Pay Some Civil Servant Bureaucrat More Money To Tax Us Act of 2001.

As Americans we need to start paying attention to what our so called leaders are doing. Of course most of them are leading only one thing: the lambs to the slaughter. And this guy is getting tired of being slaughtered.

I have an idea for a new bill: The Happy American Yippee I Actually Have A Future Now Act Of 2009. Translation: The Do Not Let The Door Hit Your Sorry Fat Ripping Us Off Ass On The Way Out Act of 2009.

It is time. They do not get it yet, but they will start to. Soon.

Comment balloon 10 commentsKevin Robinson • April 28 2009 05:40PM

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Hi Kevin, I think you just hold too much inside. Why don't you open up a little and tell the folks how you really feel. In all seriousness, people don't care till it effects them and by then it is too late. That is why we just keep getting the crap shoved down our throat.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 9 years ago

Hi Kevin

I'll a little confused can you help me out; are we now living in a dictatorship or a democracy?

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Charles~Kevin does tend to be a little timid

Lou~Facism is the new order of the day

Kevin~You should run for congress

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) about 9 years ago

I love the post. Thanks for making me feel there is hope. We are not alone-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) about 9 years ago

Kevin, better check out history, the republicans pushed through almost all the past administration's budget using "budget reconciliation".

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) about 9 years ago

Kevin,

Good stuff.

Terry:  Stop with this left and right stuff. ;)  They are all guilty of this fiasco.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie about 9 years ago

Senator Bond appears to be parroting his colleague Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), who said any use of budget reconciliation by President Obama would be "regarded as an act of violence" against Republicans, and likened it to "running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River." Other GOP senators have chimed in against reconciliation, with Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) calling it a "purely partisan exercise" and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) saying it "would be a mess."

Despite their howls against Obama, Republicans employed the same procedure to pass major Bush agenda items (which were supported by all four aforementioned Senators):

-- The 2001 Bush Tax Cuts [HR 1836, 3/26/01]
-- The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts [HR 2, 3/23/03]
-- Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 [HR 4297, 5/11/06]
-- The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 [H. Con Res. 95, 12/21/05]

Gregg defended using the reconciliation procedure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for domestic drilling in 2005, arguing, "The president asked for it, and we're trying to do what the president asked for."

While Republicans seem to be experiencing a particular form of political amnesia from the Bush years, they ought to be reminded that budget reconciliation has been used by several other presidents, including Clinton and Reagan. In fact, Republicans -- with Bond and Gregg among the leaders of the charge -- were instrumental in pushing through key provisions of their signature legislative agenda, the Contract with America, using budget reconciliation.

A list of instances where reconciliation was implemented:

Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1983
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Balanced Budget Act of 1995 (vetoed)
Personal Responsibility and Budget Reconciliation Act of 1996
Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 (vetoed)
Marriage Tax Relief Act of 2000 (vetoed)
Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) about 9 years ago

Terry - "Your" comment is a beautiful job of plagiarism!

You ripped it nearly word-for-word from Lee Fang's piece from 3/24/09, that ran on the worthless website, ThinkProgress.org.  Remember, it's right here - http://thinkprogress.org/2009/03/24/budget-reconciliation/

Funny how you gave no attribution - but I'm sure you weren't trying to claim it as your own or anything, right?  I especially like how you carefully managed to remove any reference to ThinkProgress, with your clever editing of this one part - " As ThinkProgress has noted, Gregg defended using the reconciliation procedure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for domestic drilling in 2005, arguing,...).

 I wonder if the next phone call you get will be from Harlan?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff about 9 years ago

Uh oh. Luckily For the plagiarizer above we are not out to get people kicked off AR. As I remember the same person attempted to get me kicked off for my use of the phrase Ghetto Boys to describe the pirates from Somalia.

I am pretty sure that Ar does not allow this type of thing. We shall see how this is handled by the powers that run the show around here.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer about 9 years ago

Kevin, why do you always nitpick?  If the information is accurate, cut and paste is the most expedient way to post it.  Worthless information site?  I could list a few I'm sure you visit that of course would have a totally different story.  Does it bother you so much that republicans have used reconciliation in the past also, or does it bother you that I just happen to know about it, so it makes your argument against the Democrats moot?

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) about 9 years ago

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