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Subject:  Re: Warm Fuzzies Date:  4/21/2013  5:43 PM
Author:  tim443 Number:  421126 of 539133

You really believe that Congresspersons write their own bills? I've got this bridge......hardly used.....


Actually they absolutely don't, the hill staffers (or as RK calls them "Hill People") write the bills. Its actually a tough job as they are often put together on short notice needing to be debugged (remove contradictions from existing laws) and then last minute negotiations will require changes which of course also have to be debugged.

If there are international implications then treaty debugging is also necessary though often the foreign diplomats will be quite happy to point out the errors of their ways and perhaps even provide the new wording for them. }};-D

I have recently taken an interest in a few "bills" and laws as they relate to some of my investments. Bet y'all didn't know that East coast USians who import products from China by the fastest method (boat to Prince Rupert BC) followed by quick train connections to the east coast) pay a "fee" to maintain US ports?

Of course since they are not actually using a US Port I suppose it would more correctly be called a tax? Some people might even suggest that it is a form of protectionism but y'all don't do stuff like that... do you?

Apparently US ports have not been all that well maintained and since most of them are in cities, expansion is really difficult.

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