**UPDATE**Cavuto guts Rep. Grayson over putting Geithner in charge of arbitrarily setting salaries

UPDATE: I am told that today, the House of No Representatives passed  the bill mentioned in this piece.

Not that this will even make it to the Senate, much less stand a SCOTUS test. Here’s a member of the House of No Representatives who has a bill on the table that gives the Secretary of the Treasury full authority to arbitrarily set the salaries of anybody in a company that takes bailout money.  That means, at any level, with impunity,  if  that little twit Geithner so decides.  No range in the bill. Nothing. No stopgap for anybody below a CEO either.

I want to know why we don’t get to set Geithner’s salary. And speaking of firing “CEOs”– I’ll bet plenty of people think Geithner ought to go. So far, everything he has touched has turned to……well……..shit.

Rep. Grayson is right about one thing: Cavuto is incredibly rude to him.  Somebody has to finally do it.  And this guy is talking about Geithner like he is actually somebody America elected and trusts. As IF any of us thinks a tax cheat, who can’t even put two words together and throws around trillions of dollars to his Goldman Sachs friends in any way he can, should be in Charge of Anything, much less in charge of destroying Capitalism and the Constitution by setting the wages of anybody he decides needs his “touch”.

This isn’t about CEOs anymore. You can just smell it.

The House of No Representatives. Truly a carnival of power-hungry dictators. No wonder the Framers gave us a Senate to put a stop to these mobsters. But then again, we have Harry, who would fit in really well in the House. Who oversees the Overseers?

“I’m from the government.  I’m here to help.”.

Out of control.

Out. Of. Control.

So who are the fiscally responsible Democrats in the Senate?

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post entitled Blue Dogs resist Cap and Trade, so Harry is looking for a sneaky way to do it anyhow.

A better question is: Who are the Democrats in the Senate who understand that cap and trade, as written, will be a huge financial burden on anyone who pays a light or heating bill or buys food and other necessities–since the price of simply everything will go up as producers will pass on that whopping utility bill right to the consumer.

These are Senators who, along with the Blue Dogs in the House, also comprehend that you can’t just print money or borrow money in an endless pattern and never expect that somebody is going to pay for it. That somebody is You. And after you are gone, that Somebody is your kids, their kids, their kids and their kids’ kids. Continuing on in this pattern will result in several of the poorest generations America will ever know. They just don’t know it yet because they are preoccupied with American Idol, Bright Shiny Objects and worshipping The One. In truth, that’s the idea. What they don’t know won’t hurt them — for now.

Even Bayh’s Senate committee includes the following Senators:

Joining Bayh as co-leaders are Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who caucuses with the Democrats, also joined the group. The other Senate Democrats signing on were Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and Mark Warner of Virginia.

Using adjectives like “centrist,” “pragmatic,” “practical,” “constructive,” and “fiscally responsible,” the new group this week proclaimed they just want to help Congress get things done without losing control of the government’s purse strings.

“We have a wonderful opportunity to break gridlock in Washington and accomplish big things for the American people, but we also have a responsibility to pursue sensible solutions that will work,” says Bayh.

“Centrist”. “Pragmatic”. “Practical”. “Constructive”. “Fiscally Reponsible”. How awful!

All the door knocking and smarmy “obstructionist” TV ads in the world aren’t going to turn these people into far far far left cliff neo liberal socialists.  That’s because many of them represent areas of the country where the word Practical actually still means something, and where Moderation still makes sense.

It is an absolute SHAME that in America, these people have to tolerate neo liberal fascist threats for representing Good Sense.  Caught in their own irony, the “New Democrats” have become everything they purported to revile in the Neo Conservatives.

Note the video title. They will probably be dropping like flies ala Super Delegate…..

Thanks to Imustprotest for the links!

**Update**Shhhhh. Don’t wake them. While they are sleeping, the GIVE Act will be passed

***UPDATE: I just heard on FOX that the word “Mandatory” has been removed from this bill. At least For Now.

tomorrowbelongstomeWhile everybody was bumping into walls screaming about AIG and Tim Geithner, your House of No Representatives passed the GIVE act, AKA You Vill Volunteer Und Like It Act.

At this very moment, your No-Senator is being told he or she has to vote on this realllllllly fast. This includes an interesting Amendmentby Ms. Mikulski.  While everybody is still asleep.

Soon, all of your children, ages 18-25 will be forced to “volunteer” and serve the state and their President. Do you hear that, Comrades? Ok back to sleep now. It’s not like it’s a draft or anything.

Is it?

What’s in this bill? Do you know? Do you understand that your children will be forced to volunteer? Did anybody ask you or your son or daughter what they think? Have you heard ANY debate on this anywhere? Are you being deliberately distracted? Nah. That can’t be so.

Look here. Don’t look there.

Whatever you do, don’t contact your Senator and tell him what you think of this Involuntary Servitude Act or anything. You might disturb him!  Are there any Republicans complaining loudly about this Indentured Servant Act? Funny, I don’t hear a thing.

It’s not like we are North Korea or anything.

Are we?

It’s not like the thing Stalin or Hitler or the Chairman did or anything.

Is it?

It doesn’t really smack of Orwell or anything.

Does it?

Is this okay with you?

Okay,  back to sleep now. Tomorrow you might wake up and find your son humming Tomorrow Belongs To Me.

UPDATE: I just heard on FOX that the word  “Mandatory” has been removed from this bill. At least For Now.

I did it. No he did it. No I did it but he made me do it. No….

Thanks to Liberal Rapture for the latest Chris Dodd bedtime story. It’s just so hard to keep up with his bullshit  forked-tongue  account of this story.

It’s hard to tell who is telling the truth about the wording in February’s Giveway Porkulus Bill that made it ok for AIG to hand out $165 million in bonuses, because everybody involved is so crooked they could hide behind a corkscrew.

According to AIG’s Liddy, the bonuses were given out to retain people, only some of the employees who got those bonuses already left AIG. Let me know if that makes sense to you.

Here are the words that were inserted into the bill:

The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary [of the Treasury] or the designee of the Secretary.

Well that settles that, doesn’t it?

Either nobody in congress ever reads any bill they vote on, which makes them inept, or they all knew those bonuses were going to be paid and pretended outrage, which makes them lying sacks of crap. You pick. Pretending is something  so many of them  seem to do well, so that wouldn’t be a strain would it now?

Okay, so here’s who wrote those words:

chris20doddDodd wrote those words and inserted them into the bill. 

No wait!  Dodd didn’t write those words!   A “committee” wrote those words. Dodd wrote something else entirely and the committee changed his words at a meeting. Only nobody was there. There was a meeting in which the words were written but nobody was at the meeting. Ask anybody on Capitol Hill if they were at that meeting. Not me. Nope. Not me either.

So then, the next thing we know, the committee  of nobody didn’t exactly do it, either. Instead, the Obama Administration told Dodd to insert the words.  Only we don’t know exactly who in the Obama Administration told Dodd to insert the words that he did didn’tdid write. But it wasn’t his idea. Let’s make that clear.  It was somebody else’s idea, only we don’t know whose idea it was and who exactly told him from the White House to insert those words, because the President left town and nobody believes ANYTHING Geithner says.

The only one we need to hear from next to round out this carnival of  crooked bullcrappers is Barney Frank.

Are you following me? Good.

In that case, would you kindly tell me who wrote those words and had them inserted into the bill? Because one thing is for certain: They all acted surprised and absolutely outraged when those bonuses got handed out.

So somebody is a bald-faced liar.

This may never be solved. Do you know why? Because they are all instinctively bald-faced liars, that’s why.

In the meantime, TRILLIONS of dollars have flown into somebody’s pockets and the people of the USA have nothing to show for it but the bill, which China will probably be calling in reallllllllly soon.

Ok. Everybody get back to your American Idol reruns.

Nancy: No commitment to vote on automatic pay raises for Congress

Isn’t this about as In Your Face as it gets?

I would love to see this go to a floor vote and see the results from both parties. Let’s face it gang, when it comes to taking care of themselves, it doesn’t really matter which party is in charge any longer, does it now?

The economy is crumbling. Go eat your cake.

WASHINGTON – Congress’ automatic pay raises are in little immediate danger of being scrapped for good, even with the economy slumping and millions of Americans unemployed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday would not commit to holding a vote on a bill to do away with the annual cost-of-living increases. She pointed out that Congress recognized the economic crisis by voting this week to skip next year’s raise.

In so doing, though, lawmakers defeated a Senate measure to abolish the automatic pay hikes and force them into the deep discomfort of casting actual votes to give themselves raises.

Harry Reid did his own little dance over this issue as well.

Competing proposals on the Senate floor earlier in the week effectively canceled each other out.

Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican with personal issues that could threaten his re-election, talked of adding a ban on automatic congressional raises to a $410 billion spending bill already passed by the House.

Great idea, alleged Majority Leader Harry Reid, who’s also facing a tough re-election fight next year. But adding the pay issue to the bill would mean sending it back to the House, and that could kill the whole thing, Reid said.

Reid’s problem, as he described it, was with the process and not scrapping automatic pay raises. In fact, Reid said, congressional raises shouldn’t be automatic. So he proposed an alternative: a bill all its own almost identical to Vitter’s.

Nope, Vitter said, because Pelosi was almost certain to ignore it.

Reid bristled.

harry20reidOh come on Harry. We both know Nancy rides herd over you. There’s no sense of pretending any longer. She’s far more powerful than you are.  She’s faster than you are when she’s sleeping, Harry.  And Barack likes her better. Just admit it will ya? You’ll feel so much better. Atta boy. Don’t sulk.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could determine your own raise? Just go into your boss’s office and tell him you want an automatic raise on January 1 from now on—and here’s how much.

Gee, you would never know that Congress is supposed to work for us, would you now? That’s because they don’t. They haven’t been Pubic Servants for so long, we never even noticed the point at which they became Publc Masters.