12-21-11 10:34 Democrat, Rep. Chris Van Hollen just announced that Republican leaders of the US House did not show up to lead a vote on a measure proposed by Democratic Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer which, if approved, would put a bill on the President’s desk TODAY and solve the current political morass in DC.
12-21-11 9:51 Eric Cantor just went on TV and made a lame attempt to shift the blame from himself, his Tea Party and his mouthpiece, Speaker John Boehner who are left in Washington with no US Senate after the Senate Democrats (and Republicans) made a deal with House Republicans and then went on holiday until January 23, 2012. Eric Cantor and John Boehner are trying to blame their bad decisions on President Obama who made his position clear and watched Republicans try to wag the Whitehouse. The President is resolute! For some reason, Tea Party representatives, headed(?) by Cantor, reneged on the tax extension deal with Speaker Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader in the Senate, after the fact. Now Majority Leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, says he will not be jerked around and made to call the Senate back into session. Both he and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi say that they will not send Democrats to the Conference Committee that Republicans voted on and are using to add to the GOP Pall over Christmas. Republicans have set in motion a tax increase of $1000 for 160 million American workers after they (Republicans) signed a pledge to NEVER RAISE TAXES IN THEIR LIFETIME! There has been no comment from pledge-holder, Grover Norquist. It is ludicrous that Republicans can try to convince us that – in the larger picture – TWO MONTHS can be so catastrophic in the business of the nation. They distract from larger issues like unemployment and Republican opposition to the American Jobs Act which would create thousands of jobs (millions?). Why are Republicans magnifying this issue to the exclusion of all others? Why is Eric Cantor feigning an interest in the middle-class? To save face? Eric, the people are tired of seeing your face on TV talking about everything but compassionate solutions which improve “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in America. The middle-class knows who to blame for the mess we are in. You can’t go on TV and try to confuse us. To know who is “making water” over their heads, the little guy only has to raise his umbrella, look up…AND SEE YOUR FACE!
- Cantor to Reid: Call the Senate back to address the payroll tax cut (hotair.com)
- John Boehner: Worst. Speaker. Ever. (americablog.com)
- House rejects payroll tax cut compromise (cbsnews.com)
- How Congress Can End the Payroll Tax Impasse (thedailybeast.com)