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Negotiations in DC: Obama Arrives, House Leaves
| December 27, 2012
| Kevin Glass
Posted on 12/27/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by Kaslin
President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to, supposedly, hammer out a deal with Congress in order to address the looming fiscal cliff. There's only one problem: much of Congress won't be there.
The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday afternoon, only hours after President Obama touched down in Washington, D.C. While it was initially reported that they wouldn't be back until Monday, December 31 - the last day to totally avert the fiscal cliff - Jake Sherman discovered they'd be back in an emergency on Sunday.
House Republican leaders are bringing the House back into session on Sunday, lawmakers were told in a Thursday conference call.
Speaker John Boehners message to House Republicans is no different privately, than what hes saying publicly.
We are waiting on the Senate, the Ohio Republican told lawmakers on a call restricted to the 241 lawmakers in the House Republican Conference
The House will be back in session on Sunday night, gaveling into session at 6:30 pm - an odd evening session, but appropriate in light of the pressing issues facing the nation.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office has communicated that the House may be in session from Sunday through Wednesday - meaning they'll be in action through the New Year celebration. Here's hoping none of the members had big New Year's plans!
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: boehner; boehnercaves; fiscalcliff; house; kevinglass
posted on 12/27/2012 1:06:33 PM PST
Oh please.....They're going to extend all of the Bush tax cuts for one year.
The new issue is Geither and the cap....like they didn't know it would happen this soon.
Mr. Obama....You still don't get it....You are not entitled to my money to support the other 47%.
To: Kaslin; All
President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation
short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to,
supposedly, hammer out a deal with CongressBarbra Streisand...he; played all the golf, he wanted...
now; get back to White Hut (w/o Mrs) for (Male) Sex & drugs.
posted on 12/27/2012 1:27:52 PM PST
(who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bozo man can :-)
“Oh please.....They’re going to extend all of the Bush tax cuts for one year”
Yes more than likely and significant spending cuts to be named at a later date plus raising the debt ceiling another $1 trillion. Its all good. :-)
posted on 12/27/2012 1:41:49 PM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
Obama Arrives, House Leaves...
No matter if I was a house, or a car, or an airplane or a train... if Ø entered me, I'd leave as well... indeed, if Ø tried to rest under me as a tree, I'd move the earth and tear my roots to get away.
posted on 12/27/2012 1:42:55 PM PST
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
But the house is coming back Sunday night? Why? For what reason? Boehner has already given up by saying he’d raise taxes on the rich (while the GOP campaigned on not raising any taxes).
posted on 12/27/2012 1:54:21 PM PST
(The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
Dollars to donuts...he came home for another reason.
Hey, the WH is quiet so he can play Secret Service Santa.
posted on 12/27/2012 3:33:54 PM PST
(We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
This budget crisis has been discussed & anticipated for decades. I am so sick and fed up with it. Imagine all the spending cuts progress these thieves could have achieved by now, had they spent each & every day's legislative session voting Yeah or Nay on highly specific, targeted budget items. ("Should we fund tobacco farm subsidies?" [NO]. etc. Rinse & Repeat)
posted on 12/27/2012 3:38:00 PM PST
(Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
Barbra Streisand...he; played all the golf, he wanted... now; get back to White Hut (w/o Mrs) for (Male) Sex & drugs.
Seems I've heard that's what all the golf is about....
posted on 12/27/2012 3:40:35 PM PST
Fox News reported yesterday that the rats, who had been so against the Bush tax cuts are suddenly for it
posted on 12/27/2012 3:58:50 PM PST
(He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them.)
To: Georgia Girl 2
It’s good that it’s all good.
posted on 12/27/2012 4:03:26 PM PST
(Will work for money.)
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