Concessions McCarthy Made Are A Scandal In That They Should Never Have Been Needed

Concessions McCarthy Made Are A Scandal In That They Should Never Have Been Needed — Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23) became Speaker of the House, this morning, Jan. 7, after four days and 15 votes — something that has not happened since before the Civil War.

His victory, however, only came after a series of concessions to a group of hard-line anti-feudalist Republicans led by Matt Gaetz (R-FL1)

So what were these concessions?

As per the wise and wonderful ZeroHedge.com:

  1. As has been reported, it will only take a single congressperson, acting in what is known as a Jeffersonian Motion, to move to remove the Speaker if he or she goes back on their word or policy agenda.
  2. A “Church” style committee will be convened to look into the weaponization of the FBI and other government organizations (presumably the CIA, the subject of the original Church Committee) against the American people.
  3. Term limits will be put up for a vote.
  4. Bills presented to Congress will be single subject, not omnibus with all the attendant earmarks, and there will be a 72-hour minimum period to read them.
  5. The Texas Border Plan will be put before Congress. From The Hill: “The four-pronged plan aims to ‘Complete Physical Border Infrastructure,’ ‘Fix Border Enforcement Policies,’ ‘Enforce our Laws in the Interior’ and ‘Target Cartels & Criminal Organizations.’”
  6. COVID mandates will be ended as will all funding for them, including so-called “emergency funding.”
  7. Budget bills would stop the endless increases in the debt ceiling and hold the Senate accountable for the same.

Dear readers, how many of you actually didn’t realize that bills presented rarely concerned a single subject and that those thousand page monstrosities were pushed on representatives without them having a chance to read them?

Concessions McCarthy Made Are A Scandal In That They Should Never Have Been Needed
The new Speaker
Concessions McCarthy Made Are A Scandal In That They Should Never Have Been Needed
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Cathy Martin, Editor, R.I.P.

Cathy Martin, Editor, R.I.P. — Catherine Ann Martin died in her sleep, Jan. 4, at her home in South Kingstown, R.I. She was 71.

Cathy was the managing editor of the County Press and associated newspapers in Delaware County, Pa. from the mid-1990s until 2010.

Cathy Martin, Editor, R.I.P.

She started at the Press as a reporter. Her main beat was Haverford Township, where she lived, which she covered like a blanket. She took photos and did layout. She rode the crest of the computer revolution in the business going from X-Acto knives to on-screen pagination and from film cameras to digital.

She was the daughter of the late James and Mary Sutton of Framingham, Ma.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph P, a retired engineering professor at Drexel University, whom she married in 1975; son Robert J. of Kittery, Me; daughter Kelly; granddaughter Evelyn C. Kelly; brother James D. Sutton of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and sisters Mary l. Blue of Framingham, Ma., and Patricia V. Porcello of Peabody, Ma.

Before moving to Pennsylvania, the couple lived in Colorado. After the move to Haverford, Cathy served as a church cantor, Girl Scout leader, an election official, and a volunteer at the Grange Estate mansion.

Viewing will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8 Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, RI 02879. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m., Monday at St Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High St., Wakefield, RI 02879

R.I.P., Cathy

Cathy Martin, Editor, R.I.P.

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