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Tag: richard lugar

March
4th

GOP: Tea party is destroying Republican Party

The art of politics has historically been defined as the art of compromise. The tea party apparently has a religious aversion to the word. Those such as Richard Lugar (a fine politician) who actually practiced compromise lost in a primary; the tea party doesn’t want them.

Now come issues such as the sequester. It doesn’t matter that it harms the country. The tea party doesn’t believe it. They believe taxes of any kind are a sin. To read Paul Ryan’s budget proposal with its draconian cuts to Medicare is shocking.

I guess they believe old people are disposable, no matter

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May
9th

CONGRESS: Is it time for Senate term limits?

Shortly after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, Congress amended the Constitution to put a two-term limit on the presidency. This was to prevent the complete consolidation of executive power which FDR had possessed.

It was a good idea then and it’s still a good idea today. If you look over the roster of the U.S. Senate, there are several long-serving senators on both sides of the aisle. For example, Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has served since 1963; John Kerry, D-Mass., since 1985; and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, since 1977. Several senators in the past have made a career out

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