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  •  If those Senators that spent so much time (2+ / 0-)
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    indie17, Sarenth

    using the current "filibuster" had to actually get up and talk to support their filibustering action, you can believe that things would get done.  Most of those asshats are happy to obstruct as long as it "costs" them nothing, in terms of making a personal investment in opposing legislation or appointments.  

    There's no limit to the number of things they won't obstruct if it costs them nothing, and they prove it every day they come to work for their huge salaries (and even if they don't think $174,000 per annum is enough to live on I suspect that there are millions of Americans who would gladly take half of that to "work" as "hard" as they do).  

    I, for one, am sick of seeing these overpaid children hold up the nation's business on a whim, bringing to a standstill any meaningful progress at all, just because they can.  If they don't want to pass meaningful reform, how about we dock their pay for everyday they have a "silent filibuster" until they give up and allow a vote to be taken...after all, they're not doing what we're paying them to do, right?  Which would be acting like adults and working for all of us.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:19:16 PM PST

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