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Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced on Friday that, after next week, the House won’t be returning to session until after the Nov. 6 elections.
A planned one-week session in Washington at the start of October has been scrapped. That means when the House adjourns next Friday, the chamber will not be scheduled to cast any votes again until Nov. 13.
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., responded on the floor with some incredulity, saying that although there remains much legislation left to be completed, Cantor’s announcement means that lawmakers now have about two days of session work remaining. The two then argued about which party is to blame for stalled or no action on such issues as the farm bill, postal-service reform, the Violence Against Women Act, and renewing the George W. Bush-era tax cuts.
“Unfortunately, the Do Nothing Congress wants to go home,” Pelosi said.
Originally posted by Bodhi911
If the people working in congress has given up, perhaps it tells you something important about who rules society.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Who rules society are the ones with the money who bribe Congress to serve them. Take Sheldon Adelson, for example. He stands to make $2 Billion on Tax Savings if Romney is elected.
MONEY rules this country.
Cut top tax rates, saving Adelson approximately $1.5 million on his annual compensation as chief executive of his casino company.
• Maintain the special low rates on dividends, potentially saving Adelson nearly $120 million on a single year’s worth of dividends, more than enough to recoup his politi- cal donations.