posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 10:11 PM
Originally posted by mike dangerously
reply to post by mike dangerously
Fun and games,y'all.The 3 ring fiscal cliff circus continues despite claims to the contrary from both sides of the so-called aisle,this is a
plot to foist austerity upon the middle class.I think they want their neo-fudalism and they want it now.
I couldn't agree more. They all need run out. All of them. Boehner thinks he has a headache now? I've been reading plenty about a hard push after
Christmas to insure the new Congress has a different Speaker. He's a man with no moral compass, nor values of his own and he's old enough in that
office to be well among those who helped CREATE this whole nightmare. He IS part of the problem, not the solution. Although for Plan B? Sounds like
everyone pretty much hated this one.
The vote had initially been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. But House Republican leaders’ vote counting showed up coming up short. Rather than suffer a
defeat in a floor vote, they pulled the bill.
Earlier, the White House had pressed Boehner to stick with negotiations with Obama and threatened to veto “Plan B,” which top Senate Democrats
mocked as “dead on arrival” in the upper chamber.
Sounds to me like Republicans were telling him to stop making fools of them all with stupid ideas that have 0 chance of even being heard in the
Senate. Since that IS 100% within Reid's power there.
Now Obama and Reid are playing Politics with this fantasy land notion of all tax hikes now,..and some vague, yet to be defined spending cuts
..well..sometime later when they get to it. Yeah.. RIGHT..... Like they promised Reagan they would fix the borders after he agreed to the Amnesty back
then. Uh-Huh... They have the best track record on keeping their word for these little bargains. ..not.
Having said that? THIS should get Boehner removed from Office, as far as I'm concerned..and NOT just removed from the Speaker's chair...I mean
removed for cause from OFFICE.
Boehner shrugged off Reid’s comments.
“After today, Senate Democrats and the White House are going to have to act on this measure,” he told reporters. “And if Senate Democrats and
the White House refuse to act, they’ll be responsible for the largest tax hike in American
It isn't Dem or Repub on this...and I'm horrified to see some are amused by this. We're about to go off an economic cliff from a combination of no
less than 4 completely separate and different factors combining in a short time ........and I see people in Washington on all sides working for
themselves, not the Nation, They are almost gleefully taking us right OVER the Cliff.
Remember..and NEVER forget....when all this is over. The President and ONLY the President has the power to ORDER both houses of Congress to sit there
like spoiled children right to the end of the year and work...or sit and pout. Whatever. However, he can FORCE them to BE there. He's choosing not
to. This is politics on ALL sides.
We're screwed in Jan.