maybe you could just demand full disclosure. Any blogger that was paid by any political organization (campaign, 527, or any other advocacy group registered as such in the tax code) must have that affiliation displayed prominently on the front page for 2 years, and then kept in an archive linked from the front page ad infinitum.
Journalists wouldn't be intimidated by a blogger, who they knew was a campaign surrogate. It doesn't hurt the blogger at all, if they engage in real blogging. It would even give the blog legitimacy with readers.
he's just explain how politics works. Nobody wants to make a symbolic no vote, when the only person that is going to care is going to be your home district Chamber of Commerce.
That being said, I don't think we can bring it up in 2006 if the vote total goes 'over 320' as the staffer suggests. I think that is the only negative. These yes votes will be tactical votes, not heart votes. If it could be blocked, alot of the yes's would turn into no's in a hurry.
This bill is clearest example I can remember, when ideology gave political cover for money politics. This bill is all about winners and lowers. The winners are the credit card companies and the losers are the people that owe them money. The credit card companies throw money at Republicans, and a few hand-picked Democrats. Now they are returning the favor.
Here's an argument I heard, I think Trent Lott was the source:
"Going bankrupt crushes the credit of the people going bankrupt. We are doing them a favor by letting them work their way out of bankruptcy."
I couldn't stop laughing at the hypocrisy.
1 - Trent Lott is an arch conservative that hates the 'nanny state' and now he is telling people that the government is needed so they dont make a choice that isn't in their interest? It doesn't add up.
2 - It is in people's interest to go bankrupt. People that are irresponsible enough to go bankrupt from wild spending (a very small minority, i know) prolly shouldn't have credit, especially if it is going to cost them 10 years in debt prison anyway.
3 - If you go bankrupt, because of medical bills, does you credit really stay bad for all that long? Im no expert, and someone can correct me here if im wrong.
of the most effective form of activism available to people. I only wish I woulda known more about it. I haven't been to GAP for 6 years, although Im not planning to go back anyway. The seperation led me to conclude that their clothes suck.
Socialism has already spread across Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and now Uruguay. Any assination of Chavez will be blamed on capitalists/America regardless of who did it. I don't think it would be a good geostrategic move, even if we could get away with it cleanly. Look at what's happening right now in Lebanon, and he wasn't even the current head of government. You can't assinate popular leaders, unless you want an even more radical member of his own party to take his place.