Skip to comments.Fiscal cliff in New Year's limbo: House Republicans are demanding more federal spending cuts
Posted on 01/01/2013 2:50:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts.
"I do not support the bill. We are looking, though, for the best path forward," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared after a closed-door meeting of his party's rank and file.
While Speaker John Boehner took no public position, an attempt to add spending cuts was all but certain before the leadership called for a final House vote on the measure that cleared the Senate hours earlier in a pre-dawn vote of 89-8...
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“You would be far better off taking that $200 a month and accumulating gold coins to stash away for your grandchildren.”
I’ve got a lot of money Lancey. Fixing the system would be just as much for your grand children as mine...
I appreciate your sentiments and your optimism. I really do.
But I have become cynical. Downright jaded. When, in 2008, the majority of American voters deliberately elected an African communist as President and Commander-in-Chief I figured the end was near. When the same growing moocher class re-elected that scumbag I knew it was all over. The parasites outnumber the hosts now, and America is dead. The Democrats have won.
It’s every man for himself now. Hunker down, stay below the radar, and take care of your family. But most of all, have some fun Personally, I’m having a blast! My Rottie puppy is driving me nuts, but sitting in my lawn chair and watching my chickens is strangley relaxing. For exercise I cut, split, and stack firewood for my woodstove. It’s a 2200 btu cast-iron job with a cooktop!
Spring is coming, and I want to expand the garden this year.
I don’t know. A bill as presently spoken about, which might include spending cuts to be re-sent to the Senate, would gain no support from the Dems. Let’s wait for the final bill and then we can judge.
so what does a party of sellout Republicans equal? Pubbies should have drawn the line long ago....but we know how that turned out.
A target rich environment for primary challenges.
Why is that a and/or proposition?
Reduce spending AND get the freeloaders/’poor’ skin in the game by making they start to pay taxes. Cut off the gravy train to the brood mares and the lazy.
Cut the bullshit and DO IT. If you’re going to be cast as the devil, make it worth the ink.
“When the same growing moocher class re-elected that scumbag I knew it was all over. The parasites outnumber the hosts now, and America is dead.”
Not true... the Hosts in a situation like this can cease being Hosts at any time they choose. THAT’S when the music dies...