Skip to comments.House won't vote on any deal until after cliff deadline
Posted on 12/31/2012 9:58:28 PM PST by SeekAndFindEdited on 12/31/2012 10:24:08 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Washington (CNN) – House GOP sources told CNN the House is increasingly unlikely to vote on any fiscal cliff package until New Year's Day, after the midnight deadline and after tax rates have technically already gone up.
The reason is partly about process, but the benefit is political.
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Well, neither will the Senate...
Why all the fuss about midnight if it didn’t even matter and the Senate could vote on January first?
GOP leaders prefer to vote in broad daylight, sources said, instead of in the middle of the night.
“There is no difference in voting at 2 a.m. than tomorrow at 4 p.m.,” one of the GOP sources said.
GOP sources admitted there is an added benefit to the Senate’s delay: taxes would already be up, so lawmakers could argue that they are voting for tax cuts, as opposed to tax increases.
Puh-leeze. Enough of the ‘optics’, we’ve seen enough already. I can’t believe someone would say that...must be RINO advisors...and we saw how well that turned out last election.
If you are taking your time to actualy read every word and CONSIDER the bill, that’s the message the people should be hearing, not some wordsmithing about we’re now voting for tax cuts. And while you’re at it, throw some spending cuts in there, vote on them and send it back.
Because 0bama knows how much of a stickler the GOP is about deadlines and attempted to force them into giving the Socialists everything they wanted without anything in return which is exactly what will happen AFTER they all turn into pumpkins anyway. It’s a foregone conclusion the GOP will cave. Caving is their business, and business is good!
This has all been a sham.
I’m praying that the House rejects the entire deal! They need to get more vocal and let the American public know that this entire mess was caused by the turkey in the White House! Spend, spend, spend!!! We’re out of money!!! The job market is shot!!! Those who are hiring are only offering 30 hour work weeks due to Obamacare! The whole world is upside down!!! ENOUGH!!!!!
“GOP sources admitted there is an added benefit to the Senate’s delay: taxes would already be up, so lawmakers could argue that they are voting for tax cuts, as opposed to tax increases”
They are such scum-all of them.
I’m sensing a party in the wilderness moment starting (and I don’t mean the Democrats).
It’s more exciting theater if there’s a ticking time bomb than if the hero can take his time showing up to the scene.
>> Democrats would likely oppose any effort to amend the measure to make it more to GOP liking.
Democrats on a scorched Earth mission to serve their sick, puerile fantasies.
Wait until the new representatives are seated.A lame duck vote is not acceptable
I’m sick to my stomach being played by both sides. Whatever happened to the GOP promise to CUT taxes, vote on a real budget, cut entitlements, etc. i willo go to bed tonight praying there are still a few brave souls left in the House.
Not that laws matter anymore, but these criminals are no longer holding elected office. Game over end of 2012. Newly elected Congress takes it from here.
Always looking for new ways to lie and talk out both sides of their mouths.
This is as bad as the "close loopholes and cap deductions" for $800B in "revenue" crap Boehner was offering Ubama, as if that's not a tax hike. If you take $800B from the private sector and dump it down the big government toilet, it's a freaking tax hike. (And by the way, Grover Norquist can drop dead, too.)
I am up to here with all the lies.
LOL, Guess what, that deadline passed >1 hour ago.
I thought terms in the House and Senate expired at midnight.
It's all been show. They know they can make it retro...they've done it several times before and this is no different. The American public is once again being manipulated.