Just out of curiosity I went to the Committee Offices of the U.S. House of Representatives to find out how well some of these "bipartisan" committees are balanced. I did not "cherry pick" the committees - I chose the ones I thought would have the greatest impact on John Q. Public. The following are the results of that inquiry:
HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE: D-38 R-25
HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE: D-24 R-15
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR: D-29 R-18
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE: D-35 R-23
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE: D-41 R-29
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY: D-19 R-14
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY: D-24 R-16
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: D-25 R-16
THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION : The Joint Committee consists of ten members of Congress: five from the Senate Committee on Finance (3 from the majority party and 2 from the minority) and five members from the House Committee on Ways and Means (3 from the majority party and 2 from the minority).This committee has a staff of 72 non-elected personnel for whom no political affiliation is noted. The vast majority of the 72 people are well credentialed specialists in economics, law, accounting, taxation and computers.
The committees are the first stop a bill makes in the process of becoming a law. Roughly 96% of all bills die in committee. Committee is not only the first stop though - for most bills it is also the last stop. Whose bills are most likely to get through committee - Dumocrats or Republicans?
(I have heard that Las Vegas bookies are giving 5-1 odds if you'll take Republicans +3.)
Our "system of checks and balances" seems to be seriously out of balance. The Legislative Branch is in bed with the Executive Branch, and Obama wants to liberalize the Judicial Branch by adding Elena Kagan and having the Supreme Court of the United States make it a 3-way. And yes, she does look like one.
Our government has become a veritable orgy of socialist-progressive Marxists!
November may well be our only chance to restore the Republic. Vote to save the United States - vote CONSERVATIVE!