There’s words, and there’s deeds.
At last, some backbone. Hopefully it holds. Bring Congressman Tom Cole to the wood shed.
The Dems have already said any spending cuts will happen way down the road.... NEVER
Obama just wants the trophy
Deny Obama a Participation Trophy
which is why Harry Reid wants to scrap the filibuster
More Kabuki theater from the Party of Surrender.
When did it become universally accepted that the purpose of government is to create jobs?
freezing tax rates at today’s high levels during this expanding recession is not good news, its crazy
we need a substantial tax CUT (even Keynes said so!)
ps: freezing tax rates while eliminating deductions is just s sneaky way of RAISING TAXES! That’s like giving the economy poison instead of medicine
when will the R congresscritters show even a tiny little bit of courage? we’re tired of having them sell out America all the time
Having a hard time imagining a priss like Mitch doing anything that would remotely make a slamming noise.
It might just help stiffen his spine.
Attn. all GOP House Members. This should go without saying but you obviously need to have it said! Not one of you was elected to go to Washington to raise taxes! Not. One. Of. You!
McConnell is not to be believed or trusted. Let us remember that it was his idea to increase the debt ceiing automatically. He’s in cahoots with Reid and Schumer.
The House should adjourn for the year. We would hear screams across Washington. We’re all told that we must act by December 31st. But the House reconvenes on January 4th. Let the tax cuts expire. And the unemploment extensions. Let the people get a good look at their paychecks (or lack of them) when the president is re-inaugurated.
Doors have hinges, and the GOP is the oil for the squeaky one.
He should add... a why do we call what is going to happen a fiscal cliff? Everything the Democrats want to happen is going to happen in January: Return to Clinton era tax rates; automatic cuts on everything but entitlements; Obama Care. Why is this the Republican’s responsibility to fix the perfect storm the Democrats created. Answer, because the GOP has no strategy and no discipline. The GOP should point out that everything that happens in January is the design of the democrats and affirmed by the voters. If the public wants something different, speak-up...
Those taxes go up automatically, Obama doesnt need you to do that Mitch.
What McConnell avoids is what he will do after they all go up and Reid puts another bill up for a vote that just cuts taxes for income under $250K. And another for FICA extension.
On record Vote against tax cuts ? I still remember Bohner tried something like this exactly a year ago (without the actual vote) and it was pretty ugly, and humiliating when they caved.
We need to insist on a signed law defining spending cuts before we even agree to talk about anything else - The Dims will promise anything and then default. I wouldn’t even allow spending cuts to be part of the overall bill/law - no telling what tricks they’ll use to erase them.
I wonder why the stock market is up today. Maybe going over the so called fiscal cliff is not a bad thing. Out of control spending is worse than going over the cliff.