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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Instead of worrying about whether or not people have confidence in the economy not sucking, how about Congress actually try and make it not suck in reality?
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    John Boehner (I prefer to pronounce it "Boner") has sickened me. He is asking the president to show leadership when he has yet to show one glimpse of leadership. I will tell you that Obama is far from the strongest leader our nation has seen, but to point fingers and still do nothing is absurd. I am sixteen years old and I am smarter than Boehner in that I can at least see that one person cannot control what over six hundred people do. As the body guard to the TEA Party, I'm pretty sure Boehner does not want the political consequence of allowing payroll taxes to hike. Even worse is the pipeline issues. You cannot tell me that the pipeline is neccesary. All that is needed is to branch it off at the end, there is no reasonable need for that middle portion. It's like asking for a Bugatti for Christmas if you already have a Ferrari; it is the epitome of wasteful, something the GOP has been harping Obama on since day one.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The purpose of the extension is to keep taxes from going up on middle class working people -- not to inspire confidence in the economy. If that was Boehner's real concern then playing these idiotic games would be the worst approach possible. But we will have that bust of Churchill in the Capitol. I'm sure that will be a huge relief to people who see their paychecks shrinking.
    and what do the middle class do with the money? Mostly spend it. by spending they help the economy. So with no guarentees after two month, you think that people who drive the economy have confidence? The Senate Dems who are so concerned about the middle class should have worked and passed a long term fix. This patchwork type approuch shows their inability to lead or function (and that is on both sides).
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    who will the voting public blame next november if the house and the senate are unable/refuse to pass a reconciliation measure?
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    Can't say I'm surprised. Pass it for another year, 2 months is B.S. political fodder for the Obama campaign.... make it for another year, put the pipeline in it, put it on Obama's desk and watch his veto go poof like a fart in the wind.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Can't say I'm surprised. Pass it for another year, 2 months is B.S. political fodder for the Obama campaign.... make it for another year, put the pipeline in it, put it on Obama's desk and watch his veto go poof like a fart in the wind.
    Obama has already said that he's not going to axe the deal over the pipeline inclusion. For you on the right, that's a thing called "compromise".

    The upshot of that is that the permit will be denied, but let's be honest -- Republicans don't give a **** about that anyway. It's just another opportunity to try and stick it to Obama.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndepent View Post
    John Boehner (I prefer to pronounce it "Boner") has sickened me. He is asking the president to show leadership when he has yet to show one glimpse of leadership. I will tell you that Obama is far from the strongest leader our nation has seen, but to point fingers and still do nothing is absurd. I am sixteen years old and I am smarter than Boehner in that I can at least see that one person cannot control what over six hundred people do. As the body guard to the TEA Party, I'm pretty sure Boehner does not want the political consequence of allowing payroll taxes to hike. Even worse is the pipeline issues. You cannot tell me that the pipeline is neccesary. All that is needed is to branch it off at the end, there is no reasonable need for that middle portion. It's like asking for a Bugatti for Christmas if you already have a Ferrari; it is the epitome of wasteful, something the GOP has been harping Obama on since day one.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I didn't say identical....I didn't even say the bills were the exact same. I said they do the exact same thing regarding extension of tax cuts and unemployment. Reading comprehension is your friend, kiddo.

    And you're right: the house bill cuts the length of continuous unemployment from 99 weeks to 79 weeks. That kind of makes sense if we're to believe we're coming out of the recession and jobs are coming back. And the drug testing thing? It authorizes states to do it if they so choose; it isn't a mandate.

    So again, where's that "extraneous crap" you're referring to, Adam?
    No doubt the Dems want to save some kind of political play for the election, instead of just passing something for the entire year.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No doubt the Dems want to save some kind of political play for the election, instead of just passing something for the entire year.
    What? Say it is not so. A Democrat playing politcs with the middle class, and being more concerned about reelection?

    I believe you are correct. Also I don't see them addressing the shortfall to SS that will occur.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No doubt the Dems want to save some kind of political play for the election, instead of just passing something for the entire year.
    Hence the overwhelming bipartisan vote in the Senate?

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