View Full Version : So what's new in congress?

12-02-2010, 03:48 AM
Hopefully a wave of legislative responsibility:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Every Senate Republican has signed onto a letter vowing to block all Democratic-backed legislation until the chamber extends the Bush tax cuts and approves a spending bill to keep the government running, Fox News has learned.

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Yes, the scoundrels would love to have us all forget that they showed absolute political cowardice on the democrook side by refusing to pass a budget for 2011 and by refusing to let US business know what the tax rates for 2011 would be.

The reason they did this is quite evident ... they knew that they could never win at the ballot box if they had to run on their agenda, so they hid it from the people hoping they could pass it after the election.

Thanks to modern talk radio, the internet, and Fox News the democrooks can no longer deceive the people through the party controlled media as they have in the past ... well they can't control anyone other than the nutty 25% anyways.


12-02-2010, 03:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Throwing down the gauntlet, all 42 members of the GOP caucus are sending the letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warning him that they will bring matters to a standstill unless he swiftly brings those tax-and-spending issues to the floor.

That means putting on the backburner a push to repeal the military's policy banning gays from serving openly in the military, a bill giving illegal immigrant students and military members a pathway to legal status and an extension of long-term unemployment benefits.

"While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike," they wrote. "Given our struggling economy, preventing the tax increase and providing economic certainty should be our top priority."

Reid, in response, accused Republicans of pursuing obstruction politics.

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Notice the Freudian slip by Reid ... one party is barely attempting to begin repair on the massive damage which has been done to our economy, and the other side cries "OBSTRUCTION!" What is it that is being obstructed then ... destruction?