gee... 2 options:
1: Accept more tax hikes with ZERO cuts in spending, or
2: Fight for at least a little bit of cuts to our insane spending
I know this is a tough call for our spineless friends in Congress.
America is $16 trillion in debt, the economy is in the toilet, there are no good jobs to be had. Now, what was that about a “cliff”?
Looks like the K-Street Money Changers have given Bonehead his
I give up! I am sick of these spineless candy asses! I will never vote for a Republican again. I am seriously thinking of changing my party affiliation to Libertarian. At least they believe in the Constitution. Can’t believe the Repubs....I am so so sick of this! The sad truth is both parties are in cahoots. They know what is going to happen and we are used by them. They are both robbing us blind and we let them by re-electing the jackasses!
The bill the Senate sent to the House amends tax rates. Bills raising revenue have to originate in the HoR. If the Senate bill had a "H" number, then they emptied the contents of the bill and filled it with things the House had never approved. If the Senate refuses to consider the revisions, tuff.
Recess the House and go home.
You’d think that Boehner would know by this point that any plan cooked up by Mitch McConnell is worthless.
No on anything. Put your trunks on, let’s go cliff diving... Obama Style.
Why would one of the Republicans’ two options be to ‘’seek to win approval for’’ the Senate’s bill? The Senate’s bill would both raise taxes and NOT cut spending — two things Republicans are supposed to consider anathema.
If the Republicans choose this as-Democratic-as-the-Democrats option, there’s no reason to have a Republican party. The charade would be over.
It’s absurd to worry that if the Republicans insist on voting for what they stand for — lower taxes and less spending — they might lose control of the House in 2014. But if they allow themselves to be bullied into voting for the Democrats’ bill, it would mean that they don’t have control of the House NOW.
We will not have a two-party system if the Republicans vote for what the Democrats want on the critical fiscal-cliff issue. If that happens, unless we start a Conservative party, the United States will be a one-party dictatorship.
There’s another option. Either adjourn or pretend to be working on a bill until noon on Thursday, when the Senate bill dies.
Why do Conservatives continue to beat their heads against the wall? We are not going to able to persuade the majority of Americans to change their ways. Come hell or high water they are going to vote for spendocrats until hell freezes over. Anyone believing to the contrary needs to have their head examined. I firmly believe we should just join up with the program and borrow and spend until such time as our ignorant creditors turn off the money spigot. If we are lucky we might be dead by that time and we will have enjoyed the fruits of the labor of our ignorant creditors.
In any event, when they finally awake to their catastrophic mistake we should simply tell them (as did the Icelanders) were sorry but as you well know or should have known there is no money to pay our debts. You ignorant creditors are SOL. At that point, of course, the government programs will collapse as we will have been borrowing at that time almost every penny the government is spending. So it will be every man for himself and conservatives had better be prepared by having spent their money on hard assets, guns and groceries for the day of reckoning.
Perhaps after the collapse we can restructure our government in such a way as to reimpose the values of our forefathers with a few restraints on government that they did not think to impose.
These are the people we are counting on to defend our second amendment rights as well.
It’s not a fiscal cliff, it’s a debt and spending cliff.