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    New Congress takes office

    Although Republicans retained control of the House after the 2012 elections, Democrats gained seats in that chamber. They also expanded their control of the Senate.Republicans will fill 234 seats in the new House, down from 242. Democrats will take 201, up from 193.In the Senate, voters handed two former GOP seats to Democrats for a new balance of 55-45. The 55 Democratic seats include two independents who caucus with the party.The small shift in numbers could make a difference in votes across party lines.
    More here: New Congress takes office Thursday, will tackle old Congress' leftovers - CNN.com

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    I hope they enjoy their current terms. I don't personally intend to vote for an incumbent for the next 6 years... especially if they were members of the 112th Congress.
    Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Where is the flush handle on this toilet?
    The Voting Booth. Vote for anyone other than an incumbent for the next 6 years.
    Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.

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    I will but will enough other people? I doubt it. It wasn't during the presidential election. I don't believe it can happen. To many freebies to give away and not enough debt yet. jmo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I will but will enough other people? I doubt it. It wasn't during the presidential election. I don't believe it can happen. To many freebies to give away and not enough debt yet. jmo.
    I agree 100%. We will soon be even with Greece as far as being a "Moocher Nation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I agree 100%. We will soon be even with Greece as far as being a "Moocher Nation."
    Maybe we can live off the benevolence of Germany like most of the EU - there's absolutely no way that can turn out badly.

    German domination of Europe without firing a shot? Adolf must be swearing up a storm in Hell.




    In other news, the Republican Party re-elected a crying Snooki doll to be their speaker.
    Their constituents have proven leadership at the helm.

 

 

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