Skip to comments.Fiscal Cliff Deal Limps Across Finish Line in House
Posted on 01/01/2013 8:36:34 PM PST by GVnana
The Congress that convened two years ago under the war cries of the tea party is slowly coming to an end with a Champagne-less whimper on New Years Day 2013.
The House voted late Tuesday evening, in a rare holiday session, to pass a fiscal cliff bill brokered without the involvement of the GOP majority and with far less than half of their votes.
The bill (HR 8) was amended by the Senate in the early morning hours on an 89-8 vote, carrying language crafted over the holiday weekend by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The 257-167 roll call in the humbled House concluded close to 11 p.m., with 172 Democratic votes and only 85 Republicans, fewer of their own conference than GOP leaders hoped for perhaps, but more than enough to clear the necessary majority to send the legislation to President Barack Obamas desk.
Am I having a nightmare, or what? Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio could be heard saying on the House floor, perhaps in jest. Boehner voted for the measure. Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Illinois all voted against it. Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., who has largely remained quiet during the debate over the last few weeks, voted for the legislation.
Ryan is a jerk and let Biden walk all over him in the debates
WHO are the 85 Republicans we need to PRIMARY OUT of office?
i just called the RNC and let a message of complete disgust with their ineptitude and told them they should be ashamed of themselves for caving.
Long past due, what a stupid fight over nothing.
Time to move to the debt limit fight.
Great news for the middle class. The Bush tax cuts were all expiring, but are now made permanent. I am admiring McConnell’s negotiating skills to get this done. AMT gets indexed, Death tax gets indexed, capital gains & Dividends at 15% rate permanently. All good for middle class.
The last time I saw a rout of this magnitude over the majority in the
House was when Reagan steamrolled Tip O’Neil and the Rats who
had the majority in the house.
Reagan did it by going directly to the people.
This time, it was a total collapse in leadership.
What a rout.
Time to move to the debt limit fight so “Boner” can “F” us again?
He sold out to his pal Boehner and the Washington establishment.
Sad. He is not even a caricature of his old self. He now is happy to dwell in the cess pool. Ryan's clock was cleaned by Biden. Guess now he thinks, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
We will lose that too.
Don't worry. Boner & Co. will roll over on that issue, too.
but Ryan just took it , what a dork
If you are still making excuses for voting GOP (like “if you vote 3d Party you help a Democrat win”)...you are not a Conservative
Making excuses for Liberal PhonyCons will not cut it anymore
oh boo frickin' hoo.
Remember the old bumper sticker that could be seen on the back of a car or an RV driven by a retired couple that said something like “ WE ARE SPENDING OUR CHILDREN’S INHERITANCE”?
Well now we need a new one...
“ MY LIMITED INFORMATION VOTER CHILDREN’S INHERITANCE IS GOING TO THEIR HERO, 0BAMA!”
“Time to move to the debt limit fight.”
What do you expect Boner to do on that? I expect him to kiss Obama’s butt again after some unnecessary drama, just like he did on this and every other issue.