Archive for December 14th, 2010

by jhwygirl

Associated Press reported early this afternoon that Senator Jon Tester’s logging bill that’s been sitting in committee for what seems to be most of the year now has been placed into the $1.3 trillion omnibus budget spending bill.

The current version of the bill, which has substantially changed according to Great Falls Tribune supermontanareporter John S. Adams, has never had a public hearing.

Adams does some extensive in-depth analysis of the bill along with providing correspondence he’s had with Sen. Tester’s office.

While there has been a number of criticisms of the legislation, one issue coming from both sides is the lack of transparency – so to have the bill lopped into the big old nasty budget bill is all the more afront to that aspect.

Matthew Koehler has covered the multiple natural resource issues that have been raised by critics.

Here we have a #1.4 trillion budget bill that is being altered in the Senate in order to go back the House for what will probably be even more compromise – and all the while 10% of Americans that are unemployed wonder about their pithy unemployment benefits. We’ve got tax cuts for the top less-than 2% in there, adding more to the deficit than the double return back in economic activity that unemployment benefits brings.

And my Senator slips his not-had-a-hearing, yet alone a committee vote bill into the budget mess.

Guess we all know how he’s voting now.

the last straw….

by problembear

i don’t expect any better from the republicans either. this country is now officially a plutocracy. open rebellion against the entire corrupt system is the only answer left to those of us who lack enough funds to bribe our representatives.  working within the system and trying to effect change from within only plays into the hands of the corporations and the wealthy elite who now run our once proud nation. as of this date, my every act, thought and written word will now be in open revolt of the corrupt plutocracy of traitors who have stolen this republic from the people of the united states of america.

turns out i am not alone in my disgust.

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