Observe how partisan gridlock “made” passing an “egregious” measure possible.

Operating with the committee system, and then suspending the normal rules of order to deal with an impending government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted to support (exist) what needs to be resisted.

According to the Speaker of the House, the support is “bipartisan and bicameral.”

The measure Senator Warren is so vehemently opposed to is the “Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act” (HR 992).

HR 992 passed the House in August 2013. It was referred to the Senate Banking Committee and sat in committee until it was slipped into the “CRomnibus” bill. Otherwise, HR 992 will not pass the Senate because Senators Warren and Sanders in particular are sure to make its egregious qualities visible with strident opposition.

As long as HR 992 (eliminating the push-out rule) and HR 2374 (the “Retail Investor Protection Act,” which would eliminate a regulatory rule that limits conflicts of interest) were stuck in committee, they were always ready for the deadline trick.

An egregious measure that will not otherwise pass, passed against a closing deadline.

The deadline (the trick, you see) “caused” suspension of the rules without really having the “purpose” of passing the egregious measures. Instead, the objective (the “real,” unavoidable, coercive value of time) was to break the gridlock, “acting” to keep the government open, doing The People’s business.

Thus we have “cause without purpose” (doing the same stupid thing over and over again), objectively doing the detriment, yielding to the reward, empirically measuring (determining) the space a person occupies over time (existence) with the least possible resistance.


About griffithlighton

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