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It’s just a bill

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

* Actually, it’s a House resolution with several Democratic co-sponsors

Urges the United States Congress to immediately adopt an “American Recovery” program by restoring the provisions of the Glass Steagall Act; returning to a national banking and a federal credit system, modeled on the principles of Alexander Hamilton’s First Bank of the United States; using the federal credit system to build a modern network of high speed rail, power generating systems, and water projects; and creating programs to rebuild our space program to put a permanent manned colony on the Moon, explore the solar system, and create nuclear fusion.

Why stop there?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

21 Comments
  1. - AlfondoGonz - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:20 am:

    Proposed question of the day:

    Who will have a budget first, Illinois or…THE MOON?


  2. - very old soil - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:21 am:

    And get Chicago a professional football team.


  3. - Amalia - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:23 am:

    and chocolate with no calories.


  4. - Sue - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:23 am:

    Is this in anticipation of HRC winning the recounts. LOL. As Predident Obama said a million times- elections have consequences


  5. - Deft Wing - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:26 am:

    Lol!


  6. - Excessively Rabid - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:41 am:

    And commission Lin Manuel Miranda to compose a new national anthem.


  7. - Jaded - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:43 am:

    Just look at the sponsors…nuff said…


  8. - Amalia - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:47 am:

    And only good hair days.


  9. - Pool Boy - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:49 am:

    Creating mid-east peace.


  10. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:00 am:

    And to build that Wall!

    Oh, wait a minute, Mexico is going to pay for that. Never mind./s


  11. - Anon - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:00 am:

    === to put a permanent manned colony on the Moon, explore the solar system, and create nuclear fusion.===

    They had me right up till there.

    As an aside, you can really tell the age/world experience of folks involved with discussions about the space program. If they’re talking about lunar colonies, they tend to be substantially older and not terribly familiar with the realities of sustained human presence in space.

    That’s why folks are more excited about Mars — which has an atmosphere of CO2 which provides more protection from radiation but also means that with just a supply of hydrogen and a power source humans can make oxygen, water, Carbon Monoxide or methane & oxygen for fuel.

    Not to mention the climate is a lot more friendly to people. It’s not friendly, but compared to a vacuum?

    This makes Mars much more practical than the Moon and more affordable in the long run as you wouldn’t need to send just about everything they need to survive.

    But, hey, they’re heart’s in the right place even if their specific recommendation isn’t.


  12. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:00 am:

    Oh boy.


  13. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:09 am:

    Because a National Bank worked so well the first time…

    But, seriously, they left out a time machine? That could fix all of our problems


  14. - a drop in - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:12 am:

    “; returning to a national banking …”

    Didn’t we just elect an Andrew Jackson?


  15. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:25 am:

    Cure cancer, Space Elevator and invent a new fake cheese powder that doesn’t turn your fingers orange.


  16. - Amalia - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 11:55 am:

    and Bears 103-Packers 2.


  17. - peon - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 12:07 pm:

    Must reluctantly support if we get to vote on which politicians to send to the manned colony on the Moon.


  18. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 12:11 pm:

    …..and dont forget the pledge to work in a bipartisan manner.


  19. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 12:24 pm:

    Like the “Hamilton” reference, with the hot play recently in the news an all. But I remember Hamilton’s last entanglement with a VP, and it didn’t go so well.


  20. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 1:44 pm:

    And build the Starship Enterprise so we can seek out the Vulcans to bring logical thought to our planet.


  21. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 29, 16 @ 10:18 pm:

    “to put a permanent manned colony on the Moon” Trump will be transported to the Moon colony and will become its first president.


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