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VirtualCongress February 11th, 2014 11:47pm

Secretary Nominations: President Trepidhickory is seeking nominations for the Department of Trade and Domestic Business. Members should post a comment indicating their interest.

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BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/17/14 2:03 pm

I hate to be forward, but this position has been open for a long time and only one person ran (me) and still no decision.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
02/12/14 7:18 pm

I support Congressman BillyJoeCobain for this position and would find it a very good choice to nominate him.

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AlexJ76 West Virginia
02/13/14 11:35 am

Second that

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 12:51 pm

My goal is to keep a running surplus of 500 billion, allow free trade and the free market to work, and eliminate the department of energy and severely limit, if not eliminate, the department of commerce.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
02/12/14 1:44 pm

Why are you in favor of eliminating the department of energy?

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 1:54 pm

Because the department of energy is a waste of money. We pour money into developing alternative forms of energy when the private sector can do it jut as efficient If not more

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
02/12/14 1:56 pm

I am wholeheartedly against that as a Tennessean, the TVA is an amazing organization that is the main reason Tennessee was able to develop a domestic economy

also the DoE does more than research alternate energy, there are many other branches

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 1:59 pm

I understand your view and would not ignore that. I would not ignore any view. We have a congress to vote on these bills and decide. That's my personal opinion. Waste of money. Let the free market work

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
02/12/14 2:01 pm

I respect your view and share part of it and I'll keep you in consideration

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 2:07 pm

Thank you very much, Mr. President

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:50 am

I have one question before I make my case: Now, this department has control over what?

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:52 am

I understand that it has power over trade, but the domestic business is pretty vague...
On trade, I am a strong proponent of free trade and low tariffs. I support limited taxation. I am very fiscally conservative, but I wouldn't block out other ideas

NDAmerican Florida
02/12/14 4:56 am

It also includes the former dept of energy and agriculture if I'm not mistaken.

NDAmerican Florida
02/12/14 4:57 am

It includes agriculture, commerce, and energy. And all sub agencies

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 5:33 am

Well, my opinion is that energy and agriculture should be eliminated if at all possible and commerce is in pretty unstable territory...

UWHuskyFan2 Woodinville, WA
02/11/14 11:27 pm

Why the creation of so many departments and committees?

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
02/12/14 4:04 am

These departments already exist, they are merely a combination of ones already in place

NDAmerican Florida
02/11/14 5:45 pm

I nominate BilliJoeCobain, I think that's how you spell it...

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BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:49 am

Thank you very much. It is spelled BillieJoeCobain, but no big deal. It is a combination of the names of Billie Joe Armstrong and Kurt Cobain...

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:53 am

No problem. I am just shocked by somebody nominating me

NDAmerican Florida
02/12/14 4:55 am

Haha well we agree, and we had some ideas for what we need to do. So you got my support.

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:56 am

Oh yeah. Over in the other poll about ideas for eliminating departments...lol. That was u. Sorry I forgot

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/12/14 4:59 am

Good. And just to clarify I got a Skype request from somebody...was it u?

NDAmerican Florida
02/12/14 5:00 am

No I don't know your skype, but mine is wvamerican.22

Jack14 Massachusetts
02/11/14 4:54 pm

Just public FYI-
Up to date VC budget for 2014:
Revenue: $5.7 trillion/year
US Expenditure: $6.4 trillion/year
VC Expenditure Adjusted: $5.8 trillion/year
US 2014 Budget: -$700 billion/year
VC 2014 Budget: $300 billion/year surplus

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NDAmerican Florida
02/11/14 5:42 pm

Does that count recent spending bills?

NDAmerican Florida
02/11/14 5:57 pm

Awesome, so that could be up to a 400 billion dollar surplus then if both pass.

NDAmerican Florida
02/11/14 5:59 pm

Awesome! That's great. I want to reach $500 billion. So this is a good start!

Jack14 Massachusetts
02/11/14 7:50 pm

Correction- VC Expenditure should say $5.4 trillion not $5.8 trillion