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Lets start designing the bills that they generally help congressional districts and states that have representatives that vote for final bills.

Let the initial earmarks and ammendments go onto the bill but in the end as the headcounts are being made, strip out any provisions that are possible that benefit congressional districts and states where no votes will be for the bill...

The vote to get credit rule should be made, that any funding for a project in a congressional district should be required to vote for the bill, or we take the money away and allocate it to debt reduction or other projects where representatives will vote for the bill.

The project in question was a green initiative at this representatives local community college...I am sure we could find another well deserving community college in a Democratic district.

That is political hardball, I would support...

Originally posted to dvogel001 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:07 PM PST.


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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, randomfacts

    Obama - Change I still believe in

    by dvogel001 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:07:03 PM PST

  •  No n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Obama - Change I still believe in

    by dvogel001 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:07:51 PM PST

  •  hell of an idea (4+ / 0-)

    however, i'm sure the five senate conservadems will find a way stab us in the back on this too.

    proud lynchburg survivor

    by flhiii88 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:16:39 PM PST

  •  it requires leadership. (1+ / 0-)
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    pass split bills, where the house and senate pass up
    separate bills and the bills are meant to
    go to committee but make trivial changes to force a dual vote.

    George Bush is Living proof of the axiom "Never send a boy to do a man's job" E -2.25 S -4.10

    by nathguy on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:18:22 PM PST

  •  tipped for intriguing idea (1+ / 0-)
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    Other options:

    1. Make it illegal for lawmakers to appear at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for projects made possible by bills that they voted against.
    1. Require Rachel Maddow to be the co-host MTP. (or better yet replace Gregory with Maddow) :)

    I ♥ President Barack Obama

    by ericlewis0 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:23:25 PM PST

    •  Can't do that, but having a couple of local (1+ / 0-)
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      activists carrying signs or breaking up the ribbon cutting ceremony reminding people that the Rep there voted against the bill would help.

      As we know from tea-baggers, any kind of 'controversy' attracts media attention.  Why can't we have progressives do the same thing - interrupt and harass Republican Congressmen when they pose with that big check for the local media?

      Bobby Jindhal even posed with big checks HE signed when the project was funded by Federal dollars.  

      That would make voters more aware of who got the money for them and counter the meme the Republicans are pushing that this is a 'do nothing' congress.

  •  Is this a concept you use in your family's (0+ / 0-)

    financial or material allocations?

    If a politician votes against a bill because it busts an agreed upon budget, you want only him and his voting cohort to have to abide by the budget (which was set for all)?

    •  As we tell our children... (0+ / 0-)

      our house is not a democracy, it is a dictatorship...mostly a benevolent dictatorship.

      So our resource allocation process has nothing to do with the US Democratic form of government.

      So your comment makes no sense at all because your attempted analogy is not accurate.../peace

      Obama - Change I still believe in

      by dvogel001 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 04:29:28 AM PST

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