Diary

The Legislative Agenda for 2009

Dave C of At the Point of a Gun has found out the first ten legislative items ready to be rammed through the Senate: What’s in a name, Dave points out how the democrats are using misleading names in order to hide their liberal agenda.

So I came up with some sure fire bills and names of my own, except these ones will actually work:

1. The Energy Independence and National Security Act of 2009 – Approve the drilling for oil and other energy supplies off the coasts of the United States and in the ANWR.
2. Moving the Economy Forward Act of 2009 – Eliminate the capital gains tax for one year, drop the current income tax rate from 39% to 15% and drop the corporate tax rate from 35% to 10%. (goal for the future: elimination of the income tax)
3. Governmental Reorganization Act of 2009 – The elimination of the Dept. of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture
4. Free Market Solutions Act of 2009 – The removal of TARP, or Troubled Asset Relief Program, no more bailouts for private businesses and this bill will also remove federal regulation that is hampering struggling industries such as American auto makers. The end of federal subsidies for private enterprise which includes farming and alternative fuel development.
5. Defend Our Borders Act of 2009 – Establish a clear and viable plan for lasting border security with dates certain for funding and construction goals.
6. State Funds Act of 2009: States currently request funds for projects through grants, which leads to endless pork barrel spending and bureaucracy. Instead of this process, we will simply send X% of the income tax received by the federal government straight back to the state from which it originated. For example, the State of New Jersey sends, lets say X billion of dollars in tax revenue to the federal government, instead of the federal government sending back the funds in the forms of grants, the state will simply keep X% of that money. This will mean the end of the “donor state” (New Jersey) which occurs when a state sends more money to D.C. than it receives from the federal government. It will also mean the end of pork-barrel requests. If a state is more reliant on federal funds, then they will simply keep a larger percentage of federal tax revenue … the money belongs to the people of the state and it should stay in the state!
7. Governmental Responsibility Act of 2009 – Any member of the Congress who has requested an earmark in an appropriations bill must take to the Senate or House floor to explain why their earmark request is essential for their district.
8. Free Speech in Campaigns Act of 2009 – Repeal of “McCain-Feingold”
9. Term Limits Act of 2009 – Senators and Representatives who come into office in the NEXT Congress will be held to term limits: For Senators, two six-year terms … For Representatives, three two-year terms
10. Wall St. Regulation Act of 2009 – The repeal of “mark to market accounting” by the SEC on the threat of pulled funding