REPUBLICANS OFF TO A GOOD START
Unbelievably, Democrats voiced objections both in the media and on the floor of the House before the Constitution being read aloud on the House floor and part of the official record of the first day of business. Why this would anger any member of the People's House is beyond me except the fact that to Democrats the Constitution is a barrier preventing them from doing what they want and that is create a socialist government which controls the people.
After the reading Republicans moved immediately to cut the operating budget of the House by 5% or at 95% of last years operating budget and holding that line for the entire two year term of the 112th Congress. Stating that this cut which saves $35 million dollars is just the down payment for additional operating budget cuts the GOP began in earnest fulfilling their promise to get spending under control by reigning in their own House.
New rule changes also mark a more open and legal move by this Congress as compared especially to the Pelosi controlled 111th. In addition to the reading of the Constitution, all bills which will be considered by the House must be accompanied by a certificate which proves the bill meets with Constitutional principles and standards. The Pelosi House was notorious for presenting legislation which completely disregarded the Constitution especially Obamacare which is being challenged almost daily for its failure to meet Constitutional requirements.
Further spending cuts are already in the making including using $84 billion dollars of unspent money from the failed stimulus bill as a beginning of a special account which will be applied directly to decreasing the national debt. On January 12 the House will vote on a two sentence repeal of Obamacare which will not likely pass the Senate and absolutely will receive a Presidential VETO if it happens to make it to Obama's desk, but will have on the record for all to see who voted for Obamacare and who is against it in accordance to the will of the people.
Republicans have also indicated that though the repeal bill is likely to fail after is passes the House they will attach measures to defund the health care debacle to future legislation and in essence financially starve the bill to death by not allowing appropriations for each aspect of Obamacare as it goes before the House for implementation.
Republicans are proving they are serious about doing the true business of the people in accordance to the will and voice of the people. Democrats and Obama are now faced with a choice of getting on board as conservative Constitution sanity is restored in Washington or being left behind on the political ash heap of failed liberal policy. My guess is that Obama and the Dems will do the latter.