Thursday, September 09, 2004

Scum runs the Congress

Isn't it about time for a revolt inside the Republican party? Are Republican Senators and Representatives all wimps? Why don't they rebel and replace leader's that are consistently acting against the wishes of a majority of Republicans? What kind of Congress is it when a handful of southern white-guys get to decide the course of the Nation without consulting anyone else?

House Votes to Block Bush Overtime Regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives defied President Bush on Thursday and voted to block his administration's controversial new overtime regulations for white-collar workers.

In a rare election-year victory for organized labor on Capitol Hill, the House approved an amendment to a spending bill to deny funds to administer the regulations that opponents say would cost an estimated 6 million white- and blue-collar workers overtime pay.

Republican leaders rejected those claims and, aides said, would seek to kill the amendment once the $142.5 billion funding bill for the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services reached a House-Senate conference committee.

That is what Republican leaders did last year with an earlier bipartisan attempt by both chambers to stop the regulations drafted by Bush's Labor Department and which took effect last month.
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