Posts Tagged ‘ fiscal cliff ’

Alleged auto-thief & arsonist Darrell Issa Suggests GOPers Who Voted For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise Were Drunk

January 1, 2013
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Alleged auto-thief & arsonist Darrell Issa  Suggests GOPers Who Voted For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise Were Drunk

When someone contends something seemingly desperate, then consider the source. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA),  is joining a growing number of Republicans who want to implement more spending cuts to the fiscal cliff deal then send it back to the Senate. There are two problems in their line of thinking. First: On Thursday Democrats…

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Sen. Tom Harkin schools America: Not one Republican supported Clinton-era taxes yet our economy flourished

January 1, 2013
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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)  spoke on the Senate floor and his speech highlights important factors, mostly one of the right wing talking ponts that we hear daily regarding spending. Projection from the GOP is  askin to a raging infectious diarrhea which can’t be stopped. Harkin delved into our country’s economic well being during the Clinton-era. Harkin…

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What we know on this fiscal cliff negotiations so far: Our politicians have yanked our chains into 2013

December 31, 2012
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What we know on this fiscal cliff negotiations so far: Our politicians have yanked our chains into 2013

And so, here we are at the Eleventh Hour waiting for our elected officials to get their act together. Previously, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell reportedly were working together. I didn’t have much faith in that either. So, now Joe Biden and McConnell have been attempting to iron out details on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations.  Vice…

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This is rich: Fox Contributor & Economist claims Obama “put a pistol to the head of the middle class”

December 31, 2012
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Conservatives  continue to deny that we didn’t just have an election where the victor won by popular vote which puts this sort of rhetoric to rest. Fox News contributor and University of Maryland economics professor Peter Morici discussed the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ talks on America’s Newsroom Sunday. Mediaite reports, “Referring to the president’s “my way or the highway” approach…

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John Boehner blames Obama on ‘fiscal cliff’ not our dysfunctional, do-nothing obstructionist Congress

December 30, 2012
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John Boehner blames Obama on ‘fiscal cliff’ not our dysfunctional, do-nothing obstructionist Congress

With the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ just around the corner President Obama appeared on Meet the Press stating, “We have been talking to the Republicans ever since the election was over. They have had trouble saying yes to a number of repeated offers,” Obama said. “[S]o far, at least, Congress has not been able to get this stuff done.…

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President Obama on fiscal cliff: “The hour for immediate action is now”

December 28, 2012
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President Obama on fiscal cliff: “The hour for immediate action is now”

President Obama made a brief statement on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations. Different suggestions of the President offering a scaled back version, to the AP reporting that there is no such offer have been circulating.  With only days left to reach a deal, the President took to the podium stating that “the hour for immediate action…

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John Boehner to stay on vacation with the ‘fiscal cliff’ just days away. Obama Returning to the White House

December 27, 2012
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John Boehner to stay on vacation with the ‘fiscal cliff’ just days away. Obama Returning to the White House

With the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ looming and only four days left to reach an agreement, President Obama is returning from his vacation to secure a deal. In contrast, House Speaker John Boehner will not be returning early. Republicans have displayed outrage each time the President takes a much needed vacation. Apparently it’s better to preside…

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Spoiled Brats: Tea Party activists cheer on the Fiscal Cliff

December 23, 2012
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Spoiled Brats: Tea Party activists cheer on the Fiscal Cliff

As if in a replay of the debt ceiling debacle which resulted in our country’s credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history, Tea Party activists are cheering on another disaster. House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to obtain enough votes for Plan B in ‘fiscal cliff ‘negotiations is applauded by the Tea Party.…

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Fiscal Cliffing: This is the House that John Built, #BoehnerShambles

December 20, 2012
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Fiscal Cliffing: This is the House that John Built, #BoehnerShambles

House Republicans called for a closed meeting at 7:45 PM ET on Thursday, after endeavoring to round up enough necessary votes to pass Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the supposed ‘fiscal cliff,’ CNN’s Deirdre Walsh reports. And now, the House Speaker’s bill which included an extension of tax cuts on income up to…

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Majority see the GOP and its policies as too extreme, most believe Republicans should compromise

December 20, 2012
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Majority see the GOP and its policies as too extreme, most believe Republicans should compromise

A majority of Americans believe Republicans are too extreme and need to compromise more then Democrats in any bipartisan solution on the country’s problems, according to a new survey.   Fifty-three percent of Americans polled said the GOP and its policies are too extreme, according to a CNN/ORC poll; up 17 percentage points from just two years ago…

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Even 61 percent of Republicans want taxes raised to avoid going over the ‘fiscal cliff’

December 13, 2012
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Even 61 percent of Republicans want taxes raised to avoid going over the ‘fiscal cliff’

With the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ looming, where innocent kittens will drown and the Zombie Apocalypse will begin, our politicians are not actually negotiating.  The ubiquitous word ‘no’ is resounding in our ears as we face the edge of the cliff.  Soul searching Republicans are unwavering to raising taxes on high-earners, but in a recent poll even 61…

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Obama in Detroit: “So called Right-to-work laws don’t have anything to do with economics. They have to do with politics.”

December 10, 2012
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Obama in Detroit: “So called Right-to-work laws don’t have anything to do with economics. They have to do with politics.”

This must have been awkward. President Obama flew in for a visit to Detroit, Michigan. One of the politicians meeting the President was Governor Rick Snyder, who has popped up in the news far too frequently in recent days after pursuing his party’s anti-union agenda. During his speech which was geared toward the economy and his administration’s…

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