Congress Adds 'CISA' To 'Omnibus' Budget Bill, Up To President Obama To Veto

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alextheblue

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I doubt he'll veto it unless there's something ELSE in there he actually doesn't like. He's all for NSA mass warrantless surveillance (whether directly or by making private companies collect and share). He only acts like he's not when someone like Snowden exposes what they're doing. Then it's "Oh I didn't know this was going on - I'm just the President! I first found out when I saw it on TV just like all you ignorant slobs, honest!"
 
Why don't they just call this what is really is, the "we're totally getting bank lobby money" bill. First they try to shoehorn anti-net law into the bill and now this? What's next? Pay double fees to comcast because they have a monopoly?
 

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Of course Apple, Google, and Microsoft oppose this bill. They don't want government surveillance programs using bandwidth or resources from their own surveillance programs.
 

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Obama won't Veto this, in his speech he played ignorance on the NO-FLY list because he totally supports it. Knowing full well how crappy and abused the list is. Zero guidelines for getting on the list and riddled with abuse, with no legal avenue for getting off the list, which violates a person's constitutional rights to due process. You're essentially guilty with no proof, you lose your right to travel with no court room time to plead your innocence.
 

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If Obama is given the choice between defending your freedoms and spending ever more of your money then your freedoms are going to have a very, very bad day.
 

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I love how this gets made into an Obama-bashing thread... Or any president, for that matter. Remember, there are 535 infinitely more corrupt politicians that created CISA in the first place. It never surprises me that these bills keep coming up, since the people are too busy blaming the president currently in office instead of voting out 95% of Congress.

How messed up is it that the president is limited to 8 years maximum, yet some of the people in Congress have been there for FIFTY YEARS?!? I honestly do not understand why there is no term limits in Congress... New blood is definitely needed there.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_United_States_Congress_by_longevity_of_service
 
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