She is right on the money on this one. This was “the best” deal possible in current DC climate. If the House GOP passed the $1 million threshold plan B, then the outcome could have been slightly better.
We can primary our side all we want. It will lead to shrinking Senate minority.
If the House passes this bill, they ought to add an amendment with all the necessary spending cuts. Then let it go a conference and let the real negotiations begin. If the Senate bill is the only law to come out of these “negotiations”, the Republican Party will be close to disbanding. McConnell has been made a fool. $16 trillion dollar deficit, continued $3 billion a day of deficit spending,trillions more in state and municipal debts as well as $100 trillion in unfunded entitlements, and rational people are supposed to be scared of a “fiscal cliff”?
In the Year 1776, those this historically-ignorant writer of the Year 2012 calls "right-wing bullies" constituted what Thomas Jefferson called "the American mind" from whose wisdom came that revolutionary document which changed the world--the Declaration of Independence. Those "right=wing bullies" proclaimed that neither King George III, nor any other individual or set of individuals had the right to violate their unalienable Creator-endowed rights.
"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately. . . ." -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, 1826
I resent treating this country and its finances like a game of chance. It’s tacky.
You know that it’s really bad when Mitch and Rimshot Joe have to ride to the rescue.
You do realize, I hope, that broader tax-hikes just happened as a result of previous Congressional actions, and will stay in effect unless Congress passes something.
Quite frankly, I think the House should pass a bill embodying exactly the tax provisions of the McConnell deal, and just for kicks adding the abolition of the AMT and a Romney-style cap on deductions at some fairly high amount, say $100K (let the Senate try stripping it out and forcing a conference committee), and refuse to pass anything else, letting the sequestration cuts take place and the debt ceiling remain exactly where it is.
U.S. Constitution.... Section 7..... All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, But the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.