Tuesday, September 05, 2006

After Five-Week Break, Republican-Led Congress Back To (Ahem) "Finish Its Work"

After a five-week vacation, the Republican-Led "Do-Nothing" Congress is back in session.

According to the Washington Post, Senate and House leaders hope to adjourn by Sept. 29, giving Congress little time to "finish its work."

So where will Congress start? The Iraq War? The economy? Immigration reform?

Nah, there are bigger issues to deal with. According to the Post: "Work promises to start slowly. ... the centerpiece of the House's schedule for the coming week is a bill to toughen rules against horse slaughtering."

Illegal horse slaughtering -- often to ship overseas for human consumption -- is certainly an issue. But at a time when the the Iraq War, the greater war on terror, Iranian and Norh Korean nukes and homeland security are front-and-center in the daily news cycle, and with spending bills, a hike in the minimum wage, a cut in the estate tax, and other issues waiting to be discussed, how is it that horse slaughtering is taking center stage?


Anonymous savemefromdumbya said...

whatever happened to immigration?

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Debau2005 said...

I know this is not top priority right now however many of us have fought long and hard for this. We had good legislation banning horse slaughter for human consumption before and the USDA did an end run around it.

To me this is better then seeing them debate who to name the next holiday over!

4:14 PM  

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