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Comment 16 by Red Dog

They took the fillibuster, something that was only used on very rare occasions in the past and made it a common practice for just about any bill they wanted to block -- which was almost all of them.

What was needed was a Guillotine Motion as used in the UK. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine_Motion

Debate may, however, be restricted by the passage of "Guillotine Motions". Alternatively, the House may put an immediate end to debate by passing a motion to invoke the Closure. The Speaker is allowed to deny the motion if he or she believes that it infringes upon the rights of the minority.

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:35:58 UTC | #947753