Originally Posted by mrblanche
That was...what, 20 years ago? How about what the President did to dogs? How is it any different from putting the dog in the bed of a pickup? Besides which, I hear he reaped a just punishment for it.
What does the President know about everyday life in the middle or lower class? Only what he's been told; he essentially led a life of leisure all his life. He never had a real job. He never started a business. He never ran a business. In fact, he's spent much of his political career criticizing those who DO run businesses. I have more real-life business experience than he does.
As to "do-nothing yahoos" in Congress--you DID read what I said about the President not submitting a budget, and even in the two years when he had majorities in both houses, he didn't take care of that little constitutionally required item? In addition, the budget is immune to filibuster, and yet the Democrats don't have the guts to pass one even if it's just to say they passed one. They don't want to be held responsible for anything.
Just to mention - as I understand the Budget situation - there is actually a Budget in place - but it requires updating each year to reflect financial changes.
The process is that each house passes its version of what the changes would be (a draft), then BOTH houses debate each version and then agree to a compromise.
The House has passed their version of the updated drafts for debate, but the Senate refuses to even provide a draft of their own to be debated.
I think the current budget is ?? a 6-year budget (I really don't know when it expires, sorry) - and some of the parts expire so they have to keep passing temporary resolutions - like the Bush Tax Cut --- well, that's sort of my understanding of this mess.
I did find a link, but haven't read the whole thing - here it is: http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/34649.pdf ...
now gotta go do cat chores - hey, talk about a budget out of control - our cat expenses are just that - OUT-OF-CONTROL, and no end in sight.
Since the Dems want to give freebies to everyone - how about FREE HOLISTIC CAT FOOD, and FREE NEUTER AND SPA PROGAM - now, there's something I'd vote for 'cause no one is helping me take care of other people's carelessness in NOT getting their cats altered - ugh!
Oh, and while I'm at it - the dog in the crate thingie - REALLY!! He was probably lovin' it out in the wind rather than cooped inside that car with all those humans - also, I think he had the RUNS, so instead of them just leaving him at home or in a stranger's care - they found a way to have him with them as he worked out his "situation". Can't tell you how many times I've seen dogs running loose in the back of trucks. AND, remember - that happened a way back in the last century when there was less enlightened thinking than there is now.