Saturday, November 27, 2004

Taxation without representation 

Funding bills originate in the House. Henceforth, Democrats will have no voice in funding bills. QED.

Congress will pass bills only if most House Republicans back them, regardless of how many Democrats favor them.

Hastert's position, which is drawing fire from Democrats and some outside groups, is the latest step in a decade-long process of limiting Democrats' influence and running the House virtually as a one-party institution. Republicans earlier barred House Democrats from helping to draft major bills such as the 2003 Medicare revision and this year's intelligence package. Hastert (R-Ill.) now says such bills will reach the House floor, after negotiations with the Senate, only if "the majority of the majority" supports them.
(via WaPo)

No point whining about unfairness. How to resist?

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