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The House is slated to vote this week on two GOP proposals to cut the Congressional Budget Office’s funding and eliminate its budget analysis division.

The two measures will likely be considered on Wednesday as amendments to a government spending package on the House floor this week.

Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration have been critical of the nonpartisan budget scorekeeper amid its repeated estimates that their efforts to repeal and replace the healthcare law would result in tens of millions more people without insurance.


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Both amendments are authored by members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

One amendment offered by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would cut funding for the CBO by $25 million, out of its total $48.5 million appropriation.

The other, submitted by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Perry, would eliminate the CBO’s Budget Analysis Division and transfer its duties to the director’s office.


http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/343826-house-to-...

When you have to get down to the serious business of funding tax breaks for the wealthy on the backs of the rest of us things like objective analysis just gets in the way. The GOP has given up even pretending they aren't the instrument of the 1% anymore
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It's Time To Do "The Rich Man's Frug" In Tribute To The Top 1% Calling The Tune That The GOP Is Dancing To


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The House is slated to vote this week on two GOP proposals to cut the Congressional Budget Office’s funding and eliminate its budget analysis division.

The two measures will likely be considered on Wednesday as amendments to a government spending package on the House floor this week.

Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration have been critical of the nonpartisan budget scorekeeper amid its repeated estimates that their efforts to repeal and replace the healthcare law would result in tens of millions more people without insurance.


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Both amendments are authored by members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

One amendment offered by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would cut funding for the CBO by $25 million, out of its total $48.5 million appropriation.

The other, submitted by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Perry, would eliminate the CBO’s Budget Analysis Division and transfer its duties to the director’s office.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/343826-house-to-...

When you have to get down to the serious business of funding tax breaks for the wealthy on the backs of the rest of us things like objective analysis just gets in the way. The GOP has given up even pretending they aren't the instrument of the 1% anymore.

That's it! It's time to do "The Rich Man's Frug in honor of the GOP sell-out to the top 1%"!


"The Rich Man's Frug" choreographed by Bob Fosse & from the soundtrack of the 1969 film version of the musical "Sweet Charity" starring Shirley McClaine





As per Wikipedia: The Frug (pronounced "froog") was a dance craze from the mid-1960s, which included vigorous dance to pop music. It evolved from another dance of the era, "The Chicken", which featured lateral body movements, was used primarily as a change of pace step while doing "The Twist". As young dancers grew more tired they would do less work, moving only their hips while standing in place. They then started making up arm movements for the dance, which prompted the birth of "The Swim", "The Monkey", "The Dog", "The Watusi", "The Mashed Potato", and "The Jerk". The Frug is sometimes referred to as "The Surf", "Big Bea", and "The Thunderbird".

A perfect example of a Frug is found in the movie "Sweet Charity" (1969), which contains a number called "The Rich Man's Frug", a wildly energetic dance number comprising three "movements" ("The Aloof", "The Heavyweight" and "The Big Finish") that showcases director Bob Fosse's distinctive choreography style, particularly his creative use of unusual poses, gestures, and arm movements. The evolution of Frug also signified maturation of theatricality Fosse's dance, departing regimentation towards visual dissonance, where every dancer could perform their own moves.


Music Video Performance of "The Rich Man's Frug" by the T. Possick Dance Company







Contestants Randi & Evan perform "The Rich Man's Frug" on "So You Think You Can Dance"







Control Versus Chaos: TV's "Get Smart" Does "The Rich Man's Frug"







"The Rich Man's Frug Tribute" choregraphed by Karla Garcia






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The "Bristol Stomp" and the "Pony"
 
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