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“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wistom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”     P. J. Proudhon,    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

June 22, 2007

Spending cuts proposed

by Jason Pye

There were attempts to cut spending in the House of Representatives by up to four percent. I’m sure you can guess the outcome:

All of these votes were held this week on various appropriations bills. Notice a pattern? Notice the similarities in the vote tallies?

The House failed, 177-231, to pass an amendment that would cut a spending bill by 4% across the board.

The House failed, 168-252, to pass an amendment that would cut a spending bill by 1% across the board.

The House failed, 179-241, to pass an amendment that would cut a spending bill by 0.5% across the board.

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2 Comments

  1. In other news, there was an attempt in the House of Representatives to govern wisely and with restraint.

    The measure failed.

    Comment by trav.is — June 22, 2007 @ 6:56 pm
  2. LOL. Good one travis.

    Comment by John — June 23, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

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