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house Bill H. Res. 357

Should the House Express its Strong Commitment to the U.S.-Canada Partnership?

Argument in favor

Canada is one of America’s closest friends, sharing the world’s longest undefended border and largest bilateral trade relationship. It’s a simple but nice gesture for the House to undertake.

IllWill's Opinion
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12/12/2017
The United States could also learn from a lot from Canada too such as adopting a universal single payer healthcare system similar to the one that the Canadians have. Just a thought.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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12/12/2017
But most Canadians won't believe in the empty promises offered by a corrupt administration. Remember, Canadians actually educate their children. It will take decades to rebuild the US's international standings, if it is even possible after all of 45's condemning and war mongering.
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operaman's Opinion
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12/12/2017
My view on this partnership is that Canada is just another rogue state like California. Dump your UK liberalism Canada. We share a common history and in reality, Canada is protected by the US. Maybe they could teach us the metric system.
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Argument opposed

Canada is obviously a close ally and trading partner, but the House passing this resolution doesn’t do anything to substantively improve that relationship other than offer kind words.

Garland's Opinion
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12/12/2017
Fluff pieces should end. They do nothing. Spend your time on meaningful legislation!
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ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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12/12/2017
Instead of passing useless resolutions get busy on real business.
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shortalay's Opinion
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12/12/2017
By energy infrastructure, you mean oil imports and gas pipelines, right? No thanks!
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simple resolution Progress


  • The house Passed December 12th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Trade
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMay 25th, 2017

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    The United States could also learn from a lot from Canada too such as adopting a universal single payer healthcare system similar to the one that the Canadians have. Just a thought.
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    Fluff pieces should end. They do nothing. Spend your time on meaningful legislation!
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    Instead of passing useless resolutions get busy on real business.
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    But most Canadians won't believe in the empty promises offered by a corrupt administration. Remember, Canadians actually educate their children. It will take decades to rebuild the US's international standings, if it is even possible after all of 45's condemning and war mongering.
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    My view on this partnership is that Canada is just another rogue state like California. Dump your UK liberalism Canada. We share a common history and in reality, Canada is protected by the US. Maybe they could teach us the metric system.
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    By energy infrastructure, you mean oil imports and gas pipelines, right? No thanks!
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    Duh..we need all of our allies..TRUMP is destroying our country and trying to form a dictatorship..we need these strong allies..they are fortunate to have sane leaders!
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    Yes, of course. The house should also affirm a strong commitment to a partnership with the American Citizens. This could ensure there is no need for a revolution.
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    The house needs to show strong supp READ, WEEP, PRINT AND KEEP! This should be on the front page of every newspaper. Charley Reese's Final column! A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL. Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.. Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering! 545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.) The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ] It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan .. If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees... We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess! Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper. What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you. This might be funny if it weren't so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end: Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass. Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough. When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid... Put these words Upon his tomb, 'Taxes drove me to my doom...' When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Sales Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!! GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!! SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW Like · · Share · 2 hours ago via mobile · ort for America’s partnership with Americans.
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    Of course!
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    Please vote to reinforce the strained relationship with Canada.
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    Free trade is enough reward, and DOES NOT require a single law.
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    Stop wasting our time and money with worthless proclamations! If you care about our domestic partnerships you willl not build that stupid wall and you will create easy immigration pathways for them.
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    Yeah yeah rah rah yes we still like Canada. Pass the freaking feel good legislation and then get back to doing actual useful work for a change.
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    This literally does nothing for us. We are already friends with Canada. We need to focus on important topics, not this crap.
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    This is a phony bill and a waste of Congress’s time. Shame on you. Start working on constructive bills to do the business of the country in support of your constituents!
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    This is a waste of our time and resources. You know how Canada will know we are committed to our relationship with them? Impeach 45.
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    Oh Canada! May you forever be our friend! I’m sucking up now just in case I need to expatriate to your country after the Republican Congress destroys everything in ours. PM me if you get this msg. Thx.
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    Of course. What a dumb question. What? Are we suppose to become isolationists? I know trump is angling for autocracy so I guess he would favor isolationism. Don't let the dolt get away with it. Resist.
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    Canada is obviously a close ally and trading partner, but the House passing this resolution doesn’t do anything to substantively improve that relationship other than offer kind words.
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