Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Rangel, Pay go, and Turkey

Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the Congress under Democrat leadership will be the most ethical Congress. Perhaps Madame Speaker should have informed Democrat Representative from New York City, Charles Rangel of that. Democrat Rangel is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the committee that writes the nations tax code. Democrat Rangel is under investigation for ethics violations for not reporting on his taxes earned income from rental property.

When Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about Democrat Rangel, she saw no trouble with his position or accusations as it did not involve the nation's security. Meaning to Democrats is okay as long as it does not involve the nation's security or Republicans.

Democrat Rangel resigned his chairmanship temporarily. This was done to defuse the criticism when in essence he will be able to take that position back if he so desires.

President Barack Obama (Democrat) and Senate Democrats advocate the implementation of pay go or pay as you go. Meaning no legislation to be passed which would result in deficit spending. In the Senate recently had a thirty extension on extending unemployment benefits held up by Republican Senator Jim Bunning from Kentucky. His objection to the bill was pay-go was being ignored and the legislation did not provide for its funding. The Democrats were furious, while his fellow Republicans were basically silent. The legislation eventually passed.

Recently Democrats in a Congressional committee passed a resolution to be brought to the floor of the Congress admonishing Turkey for genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire in the early part of the last century, the 20th century. The U.S. Congress in the past has already passed two such resolutions. In 2007 Representative Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco attempted to pass a similar resolution and angered the nation of Turkey. The 2007 resolution was defeated.

President Obama has asked the Congress not to pass this current resolution as not to offend a valued allied of the United States. The Democrats are determine to insult an American ally while at the same time making the security of the USA into question.

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