halls120
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Business As Usual - And We Lose

Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:26 pm

Now - let me state right off the bat that I've never been in favor of implementing all of the 9/11 Commission recommendations. Some of them are simply not the right answer.

But when the democrats run on a platform of implementing all of the recommendations, and once in power, are backing off from this promise, it makes me wonder if once again, the voters are being played as suckers.

Quote:
Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion
Neither Party Has an Appetite for Overhauling Congressional Oversight of Intelligence
By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 30, 2006; A07

It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

But with control of Congress now secured, Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation's intelligence agencies. Instead, Democratic leaders may create a panel to look at the issue and produce recommendations, according to congressional aides and lawmakers.

Because plans for implementing the commission's recommendations are still fluid, Democratic officials would not speak for the record. But aides on the House and Senate appropriations, armed services and intelligence committees confirmed this week that a reorganization of Congress would not be part of the package of homeland-security changes up for passage in the "first 100 hours" of the Democratic Congress.

"I don't think that suggestion is going anywhere," said Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.), the chairman of the Appropriations defense subcommittee and a close ally of the incoming subcommittee chairman, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.). "That is not going to be their party position."
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RE: Business As Usual - And We Lose

Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:57 pm

Well we can't be sure until the Dems are in power to see what they are and aren't going to do.

But you know we're gunna see many conservatives saying "See the Dems don't want to keep you safe, etc." What you're going to get is the conservatives saying "same old liberal idiots with their bleeding heart mentality." But in reality Republicans didn't make things any better while they were running the House and Senate. Which outlines the greater problem we have in Politics in this country, too much blaming the other side without getting anything done. Too many politicians trying to be loyal to party lines and to advance their agendas as opposed to thinking about an issue and making a logical decision based on what will enable this country to better itself.

Dave

[Edited 2006-12-01 05:01:23]
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