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Boehner's office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating

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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Boehner's office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating


www.rawstory.com

As Rep. Stenny Hoyer (D-MD) attempted to call for a vote to extend a payroll tax cut to middle class and working Americans, his Republican colleagues adjourned the House and walked out of the chamber. And if that weren’t odd enough, it got even stranger: As Hoyer railed against them for failing to help working Americans, footage from C-SPAN went silent, then cut away.
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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Our congress is bought... whenever a person from the GOP stands up for the little man, the Speaker of the house decides to cut the cameras on his own party's drama...

Why doesn't Boehner want the American Public to see what goes on in congress? Where are the iphone videos? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING JOHN BOY!!!!!!

ATS... does anyone have any other footage of what went on.. and now that we know that c-span is at the rule of the speaker... there is no real 4th estate!!!!!

DOWN WITH THE REPUBLIC! UP WITH THE DEMOCRACY!!!!


www.rawstory.com
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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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Of course they would cut the feed. What do you think this is, a free country?

All sarcasm aside (and I actually had to stop and think for a minute if that actually qualifies as sarcasm, or just realism; scary thought), perhaps I've not been following the issue closely enough, but did they extend the tax cuts for the wealthy? And at the same time let them expire for everyone else?

If so, then saying that they are bought was kind of you. I'd call them something else.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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Good points.. all of them...

I don't believe we are bought wholesale.. there are members of each party which still stand up for the people.. only to be shut down like Boehner did today....

It's a real shame that the majority don't really care about the people at all...



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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You need to check up on the facts regarding this. The Dems want to extend the tax cuts for only two months. The GOP wants to extend the tax cuts for a full year, and by the way so does Obama. It's not the GOP that isn't looking after the little guy...it's the Dems.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by zapr1943
You need to check up on the facts regarding this. The Dems want to extend the tax cuts for only two months. The GOP wants to extend the tax cuts for a full year, and by the way so does Obama. It's not the GOP that isn't looking after the little guy...it's the Dems.


Where are you getting those "facts" from
A democrat from maryland was chewing out the house speaker and the house speaker pulled the plug on the broadcast. CSPAN has no control over the cameras, the speaker of the house does.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka


Our congress is bought... whenever a person from the GOP stands up for the little man, the Speaker of the house decides to cut the cameras on his own party's drama...

Why doesn't Boehner want the American Public to see what goes on in congress? Where are the iphone videos? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING JOHN BOY!!!!!!

ATS... does anyone have any other footage of what went on.. and now that we know that c-span is at the rule of the speaker... there is no real 4th estate!!!!!

DOWN WITH THE REPUBLIC! UP WITH THE DEMOCRACY!!!!


www.rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


The house speaker(a republican) rejected a call to vote, then the reprsentative from maryland chewed out the speaker of the house, who then turned off the broadcast. The republicans hate the middle class and this has been proven again and again.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Did you see the video of this? EPIC.

That was Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa at the podium, the same Fitzpatrick who, along with newly elected Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas SKIPPED their swearing-in ceremony - and managed to vote before being duly sworn-in members of Congress back in January. Could Boehner possibly be any worse at his job?



"This morning, Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), under orders from Speaker Boehner, refused to allow Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to speak on the floor and ask for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate bipartisan compromise to extend the payroll tax cut. Whip Hoyer and Congressman Chris Van Hollen are continuing to try to offer the Senate compromise even though Republicans walked off the floor. Once again, Republicans are risking a tax increase on 160 million Americans and the loss unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own."

Who Fitzpatrick is:
Two House GOPers skip swearing-in, vote anyway

This is the attitude from the GOP any more, the real conservatives have lost their spine to these charlatans.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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How do we know those two representatives are not impostures picked off the street?

I mean if you can't be bothered to swear-in before voting, what can else be expected?

UNREAL!!!



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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2 party system is totally garbage the gop like the rich and the democrats like the poor...neither one of these parties give a crap about the middle class...regardless of which party is in the news for "not working with the American people" they both could care less and remember that. There are a few good people from both sides but they are hidden in the jungle of lies coming from Congress.
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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Now, why would the GOP do anything that would look negative?

Elections are coming up.

What is the reason for this bickering?

Why are the Dems afraid of tax cuts for long term ?

Hmmmmm......

They could have done a long term cut during the 111th Congress (2009/2010)

Hmmmmm......



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by VariableConstant
 


Good points.. all of them...

I don't believe we are bought wholesale.. there are members of each party which still stand up for the people.. only to be shut down like Boehner did today....

It's a real shame that the majority don't really care about the people at all...


Yes, and its very sad and concerning that it is a MAJORITY.

I use to think "now that couldn't be possible, maybe a few are bought and paid for, only a few purposely don't represent their people, i mean it can't be all of them can it??"

and like i said, sadly it is a ton of them.

I



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 07:23 AM
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You do realize dems wanted a clean bill on the tax alone for the year extension, but the Nordquist loving tax cutters in the republican party just kept adding unrelated amendments like the pipeline, don't you? The two month version was passed as a compromise to keep the tax from rising on Jan. 1. But hey don't let the facts get in the way of your bloviating.

I also seem to remember Rs getting all their panties in a bunch when dems did this to them. So if the Rs were the responsible and grown up party, they would not be playing such childish games as the dems, right?
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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by DarkKnight76
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You do realize dems wanted a clean bill on the tax alone for the year extension, but the Nordquist loving tax cutters in the republican party just kept adding unrelated amendments like the pipeline, don't you? The two month version was passed as a compromise to keep the tax from rising on Jan. 1. But hey don't let the facts get in the way of your bloviating.

I also seem to remember Rs getting all their panties in a bunch when dems did this to them. So if the Rs were the responsible and grown up party, they would not be playing such childish games as the dems, right?
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Exactly, they have been working on this for months in the Senate. Both sides wanted the full year. The Republicans added the pipeline into the debate along with how to pay for it. That drew out the debate on the bill for months. When they realized they wouldn't be able to come to an agreement they worked out the 2 month bill. Once passed the house republicans back tracked and said no.

This is a direct reflection on Speaker Boehner's leadership. Either a) he never showed or got approval from the house republicans that they would agree with this before he passed or b) the house republican's told him they would agree to it but than stabbed him the back and said no.

Either way Boehner is not doing well.
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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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When the Republicans say we live in a republic they are right. A republic just like they had in Rome. Where money ran everything and eventually ran it right into the ground.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Are you sure that wasn't just some guy talking over the recording? Nobody on the floor seemed to pay him any notice as he was speaking, not even a glance that I could notice.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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You need to check up on the facts regarding this. The Dems want to extend the tax cuts for only two months. The GOP wants to extend the tax cuts for a full year, and by the way so does Obama. It's not the GOP that isn't looking after the little guy...it's the Dems.


Your facts are all twisted. Been listening to the right-wing talk shows much?

The Dems wanted the long term tax cut extension but the GOP effed that all up. Then the Dems wanted the short term tax cut extension while they worked on the long-term tax cut extension, and the GOP managed to eff that up too. Even AFTER the Senate Republicans managed to work out a bipartisan bill, Boehner effed it up.

Just remember you're about to lose another $40 from your paycheck thanks to Mr. Boehner and his GOP cronies.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Ok so first of all there is nothing on CSPAN's website indicating that Boehner or anyone from his office had camera's shut off. That information came from some unidentified source who according to the Raw Story
posted it on Twitter. The story didn't even indicate who it was who supposedly made the post on Twitter. Without any info other than that it is just plain ignorant to take what the story says at face value.

Further more, and I know that this completely rubs most ATSers the wrong way as I know how everyone here loves to have something to complain about the two sides have come to an agreement on the two month extension. I mean seriously people does anyone here anymore take the time to check out a story before just swallowing any load of crap that is fed to them?



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Majiq
Ok so first of all there is nothing on CSPAN's website indicating that Boehner or anyone from his office had camera's shut off. That information came from some unidentified source who according to the Raw Story
posted it on Twitter. The story didn't even indicate who it was who supposedly made the post on Twitter. Without any info other than that it is just plain ignorant to take what the story says at face value.

Further more, and I know that this completely rubs most ATSers the wrong way as I know how everyone here loves to have something to complain about the two sides have come to an agreement on the two month extension. I mean seriously people does anyone here anymore take the time to check out a story before just swallowing any load of crap that is fed to them?


Hey guy - I think you need to read the sourced article before going off the hinge accusing fellow ATS'ers of just swallowing garbage. The sourced article linked the Twitter that was used to write the article - CSPAN Official Tweet

So yes, the speaker of the house has control of the camera, right from CSPAN's mouth. And yes - that IS the Official C-SPAN Twitter feed. So that can be used as a source.
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