Jan 07

U.S. Senate: “But I WANT to be a pirate!”

The new U.S. Senate this week is debating whether to reform the way it does business – specifically with the way it deals with the “filibuster.” 

Derived from the Spanish word “filibustero” which roughly translated means “pirate” –  the filibuster allows the minority to block Senate action by the majority.  Whereas in the real world a majority of 100 is 51, to control the Senate you need 60 votes.  In the Senate, being in the minority has its privileges.

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