Monday, December 27, 2010

The Year in Review: The 111th Congress

The Year in Review: The 111th Congress
Al Ritter

Who can possibly forget the disastrous year of the 111th Congress? A collection of elitist progressives that took over the law making body of the United States government in an attempt to spread the message of liberal progressivism. A claim can be made that the super majority needed to pass virtually ANY bill into passage was hypocritical at best, and became unconstitutional at worst.

We saw two senators die while in office this year, and frankly this was the ONLY way to relinquish those seats….Edward Kennedy and Robert Byrd, thus removing those thrones from the establishment, and offering them back to the people. In the house we saw the passing of yet another antagonistic political figure Rep. John Murtha from PA. The passing of these senators and congressmen did nothing to subdue the open season on the American people until November 2 when the message became loud and clear that the citizens want not only the spending radically reduced, but want their representatives to return the power to the citizens, they want their representatives to represent them and not the special interests that funded their campaign.

These are the main laws that were passed in the 111st congress, but who can forget the main insults to the American people such as the ”Pay as you go act,” by the way what ever happened to that one? Or the”Stimulus Act,” or that incredibly stupid “Cash for Clunkers” or the “Obamacare debacle? Or how about the Dodd and Frank lending rules, you know those regulations that they didn’t want in the Bush administration, but NOW after the collapse see as so important? Then the very popular repeal of “Don’t ask don’t tell?”

Conservatives need to remember that we have only weeded out about 1/3 of the progressives so bent on destroying this country in November 2010. In 2012 we need to remove as many of these socialists as possible to give the vote back to the people and remove it from the hands of those whom only vote the way of their campaign donators!

Main article: Acts of the 111th United States Congress

January 29, 2009: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-2
February 4, 2009: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SCHIP), Pub.L. 111-3
February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Pub.L. 111-5
March 11, 2009: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub.L. 111-8
March 30, 2009: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-11
April 21, 2009: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Pub.L. 111-13
May 20, 2009: Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-21
May 20, 2009: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-22
May 22, 2009: Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-23
May 22, 2009: Credit CARD Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-24
June 22, 2009: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, as Division A of Pub.L. 111-31
June 24, 2009: Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 including the Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers), Pub.L. 111-32
October 28, 2009: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Pub.L. 111-84
November 6, 2009: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-92
December 16, 2009: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub.L. 111-117
February 12, 2010: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act, as Title I of Pub.L. 111-139
March 4, 2010: Travel Promotion Act of 2009, as Section 9 of Pub.L. 111-145
March 18, 2010: Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, Pub.L. 111-147
March 23, 2010: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.L. 111-148
March 30, 2010: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Pub.L. 111-152
May 5, 2010: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-163
July 1, 2010: Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-195
July 21, 2010: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub.L. 111-203
August 3, 2010: Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-220
August 10, 2010: SPEECH Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-223
September 27, 2010: Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-240
December 8, 2010: Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-291, H.R. 4783
December 13, 2010: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-296, S. 3307
December 17, 2010: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-312, H.R. 4853
December 22, 2010: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-321, H.R. 2965
Bills and footnotes supplied by Wikipedia


Bob Corsin said...

I haven't seen so many country destroying bills introduced in all my 78 years of life.I am saddened and disgusted in the direction of my country.

turk182 said...

looking over all the horrible bills that passed this year I am worried about what will be left of our country for my children