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The Joke That Can Save United States...

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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WASHINGTON—In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and eliminate non-vital federal services, the U.S. government announced plans this week to cut its long-standing senator program, a move it says will help save more than $300 billion each year.
According to officials, the decision to cut the national legislative body was reached during a budget review meeting on Tuesday. After hours of deliberation, it was agreed that the cost of financing U.S. senators far outweighed the benefits they provided.


"Now more than ever, we must eliminate needless spending wherever possible," President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday. "When we sat down to go over our annual budget, we asked ourselves, where can we safely trim back? What programs can we do away with without negatively impacting the American people? Which bloated and ineffective institutions can we no longer justify having around?"
"The answer was obvious," Obama added. "The U.S. Senate just needed to go."


Established in 1789 as a means of overseeing the passage of bills into law, the once-promising senator program has reportedly failed to contribute to the governing of the nation in any significant way since 1964. Last year alone, approximately $450 billion was funneled into the legislative chamber, an amount deemed fiscally unsound considering how few citizens actually benefit in any way from its existence.




Four of the 100 obsolete employees in the senate program.

In fact, the program has gone unchecked for so long that many in Washington are now unable to recall what purpose U.S. senators were originally meant to serve.
"I'm sure when it was first introduced the U.S. Senate seemed like a worthwhile public service that would aid vast segments of the population and play an important role in the years to come," said Sheila McKenzie, president of the watchdog group the American Center for Responsible Government. "But in reality, this program has been a complete and utter failure."


"It simply doesn't work," she added. "We've been pouring taxpayer dollars into this outdated relic for far too long."


An analysis conducted last week revealed a number of troubling flaws within the long-running, heavily subsidized program, including a lack of consistent oversight, no clear objectives or goals, the persistent hiring of unqualified and selfishly motivated individuals, and a 100 percent redundancy rate among its employees.


Moreover, the study found that the U.S. government already funds a fully operational legislative body that appears to do the exact same job as the Senate, but which also provides a fair and proportional representation of the nation's citizens and has rules in place to prevent one individual from holding the operations of the entire chamber hostage until he is guaranteed massive federal spending projects for his home state of Alabama.


Not only have U.S. Senators cost the country billions of dollars in misspent funds over the years, but Washington insiders claim they have also derailed a wide range of other government programs, from social welfare to job creation to environmental protection.
"Even just the space the Senate currently occupies could be put to better use," consumer advocate Michael Dodgerson said. "Were the government to open a day-care center, a homeless shelter, or even an affordable restaurant in that building, it would make more of a difference in the lives of everyday Americans than what's there now."


So far, reaction to the cutback has been overwhelming positive, with many across the country calling it a long-awaited step toward progress.
Still, a small pocket of the nation's populace vehemently disagreed with Tuesday's decision.


"This is outrageous," said Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut-area resident and concerned citizen who makes more than $150,000 a year, enjoys full health care benefits, and lives comfortably in a large, non-foreclosed home. "The U.S. Senate has always looked out for my best interests. It's always done right by me." Added Lieberman, "Without it, I'll have no choice but to exploit my extensive connections in the real estate, legal, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries to obtain strictly honorary positions at large companies that, in exchange for my subservience over the years and the prestige of my name, will compensate me generously and allow me to continue living a privileged life without contributing even a moment of my time to the society that has made it all possible."...

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If this wasnt a joke...its really a good idea...lets set up some thea partys to drive throw this revolution from the grasroots...

\\OTS

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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hahahahahahaha
ok I have officially wet myself
from LMFAO

I love it

good post
S&F just for the laugh



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
hahahahahahaha
ok I have officially wet myself
from LMFAO

I love it

good post
S&F just for the laugh


Me to
...but when you think about it it makes some sense...



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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Yes, yes, the joke being the lack of the super-majority.

It should be pointed out however that the key purpose of a bicameral legislation was made moot with the passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913. Had the Constitution been followed in the first place, it could be said that the House represented the people's interests and the Senate the State's interests.

Unfortunately, that was simply never the case for many years prior to the 17th as well since many states had the people directly elect potential Senators and the State Legislatures acted the part of an Electoral College when it came to placing their two Senate seats.

It should be pointed out that the 17th was not the only Amendment to countermand the Constitutional Framework for an equitable system in 1913. The dreaded 16th was also passed which gave the power to oppress by means of extortion in a manner exactly like the mafia protection racket it was patterned from to the Federal Government.

The 97 years of mistakes and corruption has proven that little has been learned, Americans must soon pay a membership due in exchange for continued legal citizenship. Think you are still entitled to free speech and to peacefully assemble if you don't buy your insurance? Petition your grievances?

Remember, firearms can usually only be owned by law abiding citizens. Guess what else you can kiss goodbye? Fools never saw that one coming, now did you?



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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The whole executive and legislative branches of the US government should be outsourced to China.

They could not screw it up any worse, and the cost savings would be HUGE.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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The bigger joke will come once Amnesty is granted. Yes, the Latino population is a huge voting block and yes they will vote in record numbers.

But since they are legal, do you think that they are going to be voting for a Gringo? hahaha.



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