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Just Move

December 10, 2011 - Joselyn King
Movement is always a good thing. It's conducive to good health, and forces a positive energy flow through the system.

Federal goverment is presently not healthy, and there's certainly not a positive energy flow there.

That's because there is no movement in the U.S. Senate.

Each week I compile the list of Congressional votes you see in Saturday's issues of The Intelligencer. And what I can't help but notice is the very few number of votes taking place in the Senate.

Votes are happening in the House -- whether you agree with the bills members pass or don't.

The legislation next goes to the House, where there is little to no movement. When there is action ... well, bills are most often voted down.

Just this week two bills pertaining to extending the Social Security payroll tax cuts were rejected by Senators, with no solution in sight. The tax cuts expire at the end of the month.

Then former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray was rejected as the director of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Most bills need at least 60 of the 100 senators to vote "yes" -- but it seems 60 of them can't together on anything.

Movement -- it does a government body good.


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