Thursday, December 09, 2010

Lame Duck House Dems Reject Tax Cut Compromise

Led by their odious fearless leader Nancy Pelosi, the Lame Duck House Democrats defied Obama and voted to torpedo the tax compromise that he negotiated with Republicans.

By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration.

"This message today is very simple: That in the form that it was negotiated, it is not acceptable to the House Democratic caucus. It's as simple as that," said Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen.

Even better, this vote came less than an hour after Obama himself urged Congress to pass the compromise he struck with GOP leaders earlier this week and warned that failing to do it could cost jobs and further cripple the economy.

And remember, these were the same people who branded Republicans as 'obstructionists'! I wonder who president Obama thinks are the 'hostage takers' now?

Since the Republicans in the Senate have pretty much made it clear that without the tax cuts being extended across the board, it's a safe bet that nothing the Democrats had planned for the Lame Duck session is going anywhere unless Pelosi and company backdown...which I don't see as likely.

Somehow, this is a fitting finish to one of the worst, most inept, and self-seeking Congresses in US history.

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B.Poster said...

I suspected they would not agree because that is simply what Democrats do. Essentiallly in his dealings with Republicans Mr. Obama won. He got the Republicans to concede on extending unemployment benefits.

These Democrats are sore winners. There's really not much worse than a sore winner. Sore losers are understandable. I'm a competitor myself and have likely been in this category more than once but a sore winner is an absolutely dispicable creature. This is what the dems are on the tax extensions.

Finally, these aren't "tax cuts" as the media tries to call them. They are simply trying to keep things the same. Another approach that was never seriously discussed would have been to actually CUT TAXES!! This would help get our economy moving in the proper direction and if coupled with cuts in government spending would likely help the debt situation as well.

Rosey said...

Bam's screech on this was unforking-believable. Blah blah wealthiest 1% blah blah rich blah blah tax cuts blah republicans blah blah hostages blah blah holy grail blah blah. I couldn't believe my ears. blah blah blah...