Monday, October 14, 2013

Tyranny in the House of Representatives


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jd-iaYLO1A
 
There have been many articles being circulated today that exposed Rep. Cantor's weaselly maneuver to ensure that any bills related to the shutdown run through him or his designee, in particular a YouTube video. I did a little digging in Thomas.gov and found the specific text for us to post everywhere a right-wing ideologue claims that Cantor never did that or the House is not trying to sabotage any negotiations.

The operative text for this resolution is:

"9/30/2013 11:37pm:
Rule makes in order for the House to take H.J.Res. 59 from the Speaker's table, with the House amendment to the senate amendment thereto, insist on its amendment, and request a conference with the Senate thereon. Section 2 makes it in order for any motion pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXII relating to H.J.Res. 59 be offered only by the Majority Leader or his designee."

Notice that the rule change was inserted only 23 minutes before midnight to ensure that it would not be challenged before the government shutdown.