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alex 08/06/2009 11:34am

In correcting myself, they are FOIAable, but, far less receptive to it than other departments.

alex 08/06/2009 11:33am

Secret Service is not FOIA’able, making this piece of legislation significantly less desirable. Ideally, huge breaches that would be covered by this provision would be made public.

alex 08/06/2009 11:20am

Good bill were it not centrally reporting to the secret service.

alex 08/06/2009 10:37am

I presume this includes DNA

alex 08/06/2009 10:37am

This is wonderfully aggressive. Few equivalent proposals include Mother’s maiden name information, or date of birth.

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alex 12/12/2008 6:22am

Jobs to produce vehicles that nobody is purchasing? I understand the impact on families employed by the industry, but clearly GM and the UAW refuse to adapt in order to survive. Instead, they want us to pay for it. They want you and I to pay for employees so that they can build cars nobody wants.

I applaud the senate for tossing this one out. They should have done the same with the 700 billion. Seems our revered president is going to go against the wishes of Congress and give the auto industry money anyways, further highlighting the enormity of the failure of the 700 billion dollar bailout package.

alex 01/25/2008 7:05am

Great idea, but only if the income tax is indeed repealed. I recall the promise of a national sales tax and elimination of income taxes in a country north of us. They ended up with both, AND STILL paying provincial income taxes.

alex 01/23/2008 9:12am

Equal Opportunity taken to the Nth level of insanity. Employers need to communicate with their employees, including federal employers, and needn’t be burdened by unreasonable and unenforceable ideas like this. This is just silly. Glad someone is attempting to complain about it.

alex 01/17/2008 11:22am

No bill should be allow to be this large. If a legislator can’t read and understand it in a reasonable amount of time, it really shouldn’t get an “Aye” vote.

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alex 01/17/2008 11:16am

Parents and retailers? How are they to tell if a toy contains lead paint, or any other toxic substance for that matter. Relying on the free market to ensure people aren’t poisoning our children via their toys isn’t something I feel very comfortable with. I’d rather see more manufacturing come back here, but that won’t happen, and as a result I support the idea of some government oversight.

alex 01/15/2008 8:38pm

Wait…maybe I’m not following here, but…isn’t it already illegal to sell weapons to terrorists? Isn’t just being a terrorist illegal? What exactly is a terrorist? so confused…

alex 01/15/2008 8:33pm

I’m all for proper labeling of video games and their content, as well as ratings and the like, but does this REALLY require federal legislation? Shouldn’t something like this be up to individual states?

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alex 01/15/2008 8:28pm

Slippery slope. I agree with zachtobias, I don’t see a significant threat here. I oppose it, however, because I don’t see a need for a committee to analyze something that our existing law enforcement / criminal justice system can and already has the power to handle. Waste of time and money. But I don’t see it as a threat to civil liberties.

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alex 01/15/2008 8:24pm
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I don’t necessarily disagree, but at this point, I think there are better things to spend time on in the coming months. I doubt this will pass, and as such, why not focus on legislation that actually 1) makes a difference, and 2) is achievable.

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alex 01/15/2008 8:21pm

Agreed. I think the term marriage should be stripped completely from government.


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alex’s Supported Bills

Bill Status Last Action
H.R.3685 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (110th congress) House Passed Nov 13, 2007
H.R.2424 Citizens Protection Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced Jun 25, 2007
H.R.4040 Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act (110th congress) Bill Is Law Aug 14, 2008
H.Con.Res.277 Rejecting and condemning the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's position that English-only employment rules violate title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as unjustified and unsupported by law, and for other purposes. (110th congress) Introduced Dec 19, 2007
H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced Jan 04, 2007
S.4 Comprehensive Health Reform Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Jan 07, 2009
S.5 Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Jan 07, 2009
S.35 A bill to provide a permanent deduction for State and local general sales taxes. (111th congress) Introduced Jan 06, 2009
S.139 Data Breach Notification Act (111th congress) Introduced Sep 15, 2010
S.141 Protecting the Privacy of Social Security Numbers Act (111th congress) Introduced Jan 06, 2009
H.R.2221 Data Accountability and Trust Act (111th congress) House Passed Dec 09, 2009

alex’s Opposed Bills

Bill Status Last Action
H.J.Res.74 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. (110th congress) Introduced Jan 14, 2008
H.Res.333 Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. (110th congress) Introduced May 04, 2007
H.R.1955 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (110th congress) House Passed Oct 24, 2007
H.R.1531 Video Game Decency Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced Mar 16, 2007
H.Res.888 Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation's founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as "American Religious History Week" for the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith. (110th congress) Introduced Dec 18, 2007
H.R.7303 Consumer and Automotive Recovery Act of 2008 (110th congress) Introduced Nov 20, 2008
H.R.7297 Emergency Automobile Industry American Jobs Protection Act of 2008 (110th congress) Introduced Nov 20, 2008
S.1490 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Dec 17, 2009