Skip to comments.Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts
Posted on 01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts.
"I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file.
While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared the Senate hours earlier in a pre-dawn vote of 89-8...
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Start with a TRILLION and work your way up.
Hold out for way more cuts. Do not be intimidated by Obama. He is just the president. You have the power. USE IT! Tell the public “why”. They want spending reduced. Why don’t you?
A One-Party government, some with D's and some with R's, but nevertheless, they're all the same.
There is NO VOICE of the real people who are being screwed to pander for votes from Illegals, Banks, Lobbyists, Unions, and the inner-city tribal parasites. With those living off others at near-50% levels now, there is NO WAY that working folks, self-responsible folks, or those who have pride in paying their own way through life can EVER get back to the U.S. Constitution's intent, or having their earnings (and soon, their Savings) confiscated to buy votes and pay for the vote-buying of the past 10 years....
Buy guns, and buy ammo.....we're surely gonna need it soon.
More than none?
How dare those Republicans cut spending! Of all the nerve!
If Obama will not stop spending, cut every one of the 11 appropriations by 5 % and let him deal with that until he sees the light.
Do we the people have to come down there to the capitol and kick your soft political butts AGAIN?
Okay, so the Senate waits until the last second to amend and pass original House legislation, and that makes it “emergency” legislation. Got it!
It appears that House conservatives have leadership by the short hairs. First break We the People have had in this debate yet.
Leadership knows they won’t get a bill passed without conservative support and they further know if they reach across the aisle to Dems the base will go into open revolt. Which would be the effective end of the Republican Party.
There is no cliff. the media is wanting a raising of taxes that will only cover less than a week of government spending. this is their cliff. The media says if the GOP don't raise taxes on the rich then the country will go over a cliff. No bigger lie has ever been told over and over again to everyone in the country so that everyone is talking about this stupid cliff but no one knows what the cliff is only what the media says “ that the GOP saying no to taxes on the rich will put the country over a cliff” = pure bs lies. there is no deficit reduction at all in this stupid bill but an increase of 330 billion in spending
The U.S.A is a dictatorship and the news media are the dictators.
call GOP Congressmen in the House, tell them not to vote for this ridiculous Bill , nor any deal ,there is no cliff as that fiscal cliff is media lies to force them to agree to tax increases.
Congress switchboard number: (202) 224-3121
tell them to adjourn ,no vote , tell them nuts. the media, Obama, Pelosi want this bill passed. don't give it to them. and no a meteor will not hit the Earth as the media makes it seem like with this fiscal cliff bs
call tomorrow if busy or closed today:
Congress switchboard number: (202) 224-3121
The R's have cut taxes, not Gov't.
One thing is clear.
The closer the representatives are to the people, the better their hearing is.
Getting rid of the 17th amendment might be a good way of reminding senators who they represent.
And no one in the media had the thought to ask what would this additional revenue be used for?
The U.S. and world are in deep economic trouble, no matter what! The real questions are: For how long; is there an actual “end point” to all of this “mess”; and, is there no actual “end point”, ever, until the world, actually and officially, ends?
If this passes the House, everyone registered Republican should switch their voter registration to Independent. They are choosing to ignore and alienate us anyway. Maybe doing this en masse will help reinforce the message that we are tired of their crap and are looking for more serious representation.
I pity the GOP Rino Monkeys that vote for this bill.
I hope most of them can line up jobs with Trent Lott’s Lobbying Firm
and other k-street money changer companies, because many will not
survive walking the plank for Bonehead.