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Conducting business behind closed doors

By Peggy Perkins

House Republicans, after months of pledging to devolve power to legislative committees conducting business out in the open, have reverted to the tradition of working behind closed doors.

For almost two months, Republicans of all stripes filed into House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office to cobble together a sweeping 320-page bill that reduces SNAP benefits to veterans, the elderly and children, requires work requirements for caregivers already providing 24-7 care to disabled/ elderly relatives in order to receive medicaid because most Republican don’t consider caregiving to be work.  If President Biden will agree to their terms, Republicans will allow the Treasury to continue funding the federal government.

Not a single committee held a hearing on a bill that would slash trillions of dollars from federal agency budgets and revoke clean climate tax credits which would harm Georgia’s clean energy industries.  Not one Democrat had input into the measure.

And a surprising thing happened along the way.  The Republicans, even the most conservative antagonists (MTG, Mike Collins, Andrew Clyde) who decried this type of legislating, learned to like backroom dealmaking despite their demands in early January for McCarthy to promise a more open legislative process in exchange for their votes for speaker.

Peggy Perkins is a resident of Winder



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Aug 03, 2023

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I would sincerely invite you to read about the burning of wood waste in GA and pig poop in NC to learn a bit more about Georgia's so called clean energy industry. This is being pushed by industry with hardly any scientific review. Scientist from UGA/GT are cuckold into being silent on it. You can't even get a scientific opinion because they know the consequences. This industry allowed the burning of cross ties just a few years before huge public outcry just up the road in Madison and Franklin County. It's no cleaner than coal. Would love to debate anyone on this subject.


It's sad that a supporter of any party fails to see the gravity of $35 TRILLION debt…

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emccorkle
emccorkle
Apr 24, 2023

I am sure you approve of all Sleepy Joe’s dealing with pretty boy Hunter, his woke agenda, and his lowering food and gas prices. He has caused retired people the most economic damage of any President. I am not approving the actions of any politician activity, but his is the worst.

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Unknown member
Apr 24, 2023

Oh no! How dare they attempt to balance the budget?! It's not as if our crushing national debt and budget deficit will ever actually affect us or have any consequences. I'm sure that things will continue as they always have because they always have and reality will never rudely wake us...

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