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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Friday, October 09, 2015

Ending The Crude Oil Export Ban - #Yes2Energy - Dems Gun Control 'Charade' - VA Diverting Money

“Aggregate” by Phillip K. Smith is in the courtyard of the
Mental  Health Center. The $1,290,270 price tag included
$482,960 for the sculpture and $807,310 for site prep..
(Courtesy of the office of Rep. Jeff Miller)
Today in Washington, D.C. - Oct. 9, 2015:
The Executive Branch - in London today, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the U.S. to end Syrian rebel training program and instead will work with Kurds.

The House reconvened today at 9 AM. The House today took up H.R. 702 — "To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions." This bill if it becomes law would end the crude oil ban allowing the U.S to export oil to other countries.

After debate on several amendments, the House passed H.R. 702 by a bipartisan vote of 261-159. Representative French Hill ( R-AR-2) noted: “The ban on crude oil exports in this country is outdated and provides no benefit to America or our allies throughout the world, and I am proud of the House’s work to end it. Today’s bill takes a critical step towards boosting economic development, creating more jobs, and strengthening our national security objectives. We have the resources to supply our NATO allies with North American energy and mitigate the national security risks that come with dependency on Russian and Middle Eastern oil. Ending this ban is a win for economic security and a win for national security, and I urge the President to rethink his veto threat.”

According to recent reports from IHS Inc. and the American Petroleum Institute, lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports would support up to 964,000 jobs, decrease domestic gas prices by 3.8 cents per gallon, reduce the trade deficit by $22 billion, and by 2020, increase government revenues by $13.5 billion.

Additionally, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that by enacting H.R. 702, government spending would be reduced by $1.4 billion over the next ten years.

Today, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning blasted 218 members of the House of Representatives who discharged reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Editor's note: this is the  fake Democrat boondoggle bank we hoped was dead.):

"Without any new loans from the Export-Import Bank, U.S. exporters managed to sell $188.8 billion of goods and services in July, and $185 billion in August. The reason almost nobody noticed the Ex-Im Bank's expiration on June 30 is simple. It only accounts for 1 percent of the nation's $2.344 trillion of annual exports. In other words, its expiration hardly matters at all when companies can just secure financing elsewhere in a global marketplace.

"Yet 218 members of the House, including more than 40 House Republicans, have seen fit to give yet another bailout to companies like Boeing and General Electric, all so their customers can get guaranteed loans at a slightly lower interest rate. This blatant corporatism on display is just one more reason why the American people want to throw House leaders out on their ears.

"This proves once again that the true majority of the House are Democrats and handful of Republicans. There isn't a major piece of legislation that has not depended on Democrats to pass, and this is no more apparent than in this extension of the very corporate cronyism that has thoroughly corrupted Washington, D.C.

"Perhaps, the rest of the House Republican Conference will finally wake up and discover that their problem isn't those who are pushing them to stand up for conservative principles, but instead it is the handful of their Republican colleagues who regularly vote with the Democrats creating a center-left majority that feeds the corporate state."

The House adjourned at 2:24 PM EDT. The House is scheduled to reconvene pro-forma at 2:00 PM. on October 13, 2015. The House is scheduled to reconvene after the Columbus Day recess on Tuesday, October 20 with no recorded votes until 6:30 PM

The Senate has adjourned for Columbus Day recess. Senators are back in their states to meet with constituents. The Senate will reconvene for legislative business on Monday, October 19th.

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2146, a bill that would penalize “sanctuary cities” which refuse to abide by immigration laws. A vote on moving to the bill will be held when the Senate returns.

Also yesterday, Senate Democrats filibustered yet another appropriations bill, H.R. 2028, the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water appropriations bill. Democrats have now filibustered bills to fund our troops, support our veterans, and to maintain our energy and water infrastructure.

Gun Control n the News:
According to CNN, “Frustrated Senate Democrats conceded Thursday that even in the aftermath of several mass shootings, they don't have enough votes right now to push through gun control legislation. So they will try to build grassroots support by urging Americans to insist the Republican-controlled Congress act. . . .

“At a news conference on the Capitol steps, Democratic senators from states where mass shootings killed dozens of people outlined three ‘principles of action’ they want adopted to curb gun violence. Those ideas center on improving background checks and curbing illegal gun sales to keep weapons from the many unstable people behind these shootings. . . .

“The Senate push comes after President Barack Obama, exasperated by the shootings during his years in the White House, urged a congressional response.”

CNN notes, though, “Similar background check legislation failed to pass the Senate in 2013 . . . .”

In his column today, Charles Krauthammer admonishes Democrats for their “charade,” continuing to push something they know won’t get enough support. “There’s the cycle of poverty. There’s the cycle of violence. And then there’s the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. Gun-control advocates blame the deaths on gun-control opponents, who argue, in turn, that none of the proposed restrictions would have had any effect on the incident in question. The debate goes nowhere. The media move on. Until the next incident, when the cycle begins again.”

Krauthammer explains, “So with the Roseburg massacre in Oregon. Within hours, President Obama takes to the microphones to furiously denounce the National Rifle Association and its ilk for resisting ‘common-sense gun-safety laws.’ His harangue is totally sincere, totally knee-jerk and totally pointless. At the time he delivers it, he — and we — know practically nothing about the shooter, nothing about the weapons, nothing about how they were obtained.

“Nor does Obama propose any legislation. He knows none would pass. But the deeper truth is that it would have made no difference. Does anyone really believe that the (alleged) gun-show loophole had anything to do with Roseburg? Universal background checks sound wonderful. But Oregon already has one. The Roseburg shooter and his mother obtained every one of their guns legally.

“The reason the debate is so muddled, indeed surreal — notice, by the way, how ‘gun control’ has been cleverly rechristened ‘common-sense gun-safety laws,’ as if we’re talking about accident proofing — is that both sides know that the only measure that might actually prevent mass killings has absolutely no chance of ever being enacted. . . .

“Mere ‘common-sense’ regulation, like the assault weapons ban of 1994 that was allowed to lapse 10 years later, does little more than make us feel good. A Justice Department study found ‘no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.’”

Krauthammer concludes, “Committing the Jared Loughners would have an effect. But even they are the exception among the shooters. Yet ‘common-sense’ gun control would do even less. Unless you’re willing to go all the way.

“In the final quarter of his presidency, Obama can very well say what he wants. If he believes in Australian-style confiscation — i.e., abolishing the Second Amendment — why not spell it out? Until he does, he should stop demonizing people for not doing what he won’t even propose.”

New report on the Veterans Administration diverting money from needed programs for Veterans:  The Washington Posts reports: VA spent $6.3 million on sculptures and fountains for their hospitals.

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