Congress Approves Bill to End Airport Delays | APCongress easily approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily, infuriating travelers and causing political headaches for lawmakers.
The House approved the measure on a 361-41 vote, a day after the Senate swiftly agreed to the bill. The vote came as lawmakers prepared to leave town for a weeklong spring recess, a break that would have been less pleasant if they were confronted by constituents upset over travel delays.
Republicans accused the Obama administration of purposely furloughing controllers to pressure Congress to lift $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts - known as the sequester - that took effect last month at government agencies.
"The administration has played shameful politics with the sequester at the cost of hard-working American families," said Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa.
The White House and Democrats have argued that by law, the administration has little room to decide where the cuts fall. The White House and Democrats want Congress to work on legislation lifting all of the cuts, which lawmakers noted have also caused reductions in Head Start preschool programs, benefits for the long-term unemployed and medical research.
they had the money all along
he was bluffing all along
all the end-of-the-world angst
all the chicken little clucks
he wants the public to pay
he wants to punish the taxpayer
he promotes pain
all for purple political purposes
it's really perverse
he got called out in congress on thursday
knuckle draggers discovered a HALF BILLION in his furloughed faa for SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS
BY FRIDAY dem party leadership succumbed
it was that fast
all to push his puny little point
HE NEEDS MORE MONEY
well, who doesn't, wilfred?
find a way, phil
manage, mrs mccaskill
you are going to see dozens of headlines before unlucky 2013 is over describing how the obama white house is putting the pinch on THE MIDDLE CLASS
call it A WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS
"tax the rich" is today too thin
it's cuz he already did that, january 1
and there's nowhere near enough money there
the professional leftists at politico parse it perfectly: "there’s simply not enough revenue to pull from top earners to truly tackle the nation’s deficit"
“there’s only so much money you can get out of the upper-income brackets, the big money comes from the rank-and-file taxpayers”
Taxes: President Obama's budget would hit middle class - Steven Sloan - POLITICO.com
you really need to concern yourself with these things
if you want to appear remotely responsible, y'know
when's the last time you heard him utter the word, "invest?"
did you hear about fisker this week?
WH knew electric car maker Fisker was faltering: AP - CBS News
this behavior is at bottom criminal
it's at least, fiscally speaking, ultra wasteful
another HALF BIL---pfft
while his raison d'etre, his reason for arising, is: HE NEEDS MORE MONEY
do you really hear all this as spin?
if so, it's you, you've got yourself dizzy
sit down and put your head between your knees
according to the nyt yesterday, front page above the fold, barack obama's political appointees at doj and usda overrode career staffers in the depts to push the distribution of 90,000 cash settlements of $50,000 each, at least half of which, it appears, were blatantly fraudulent
indeed, according to the nyt yesterday, page one, 6 weeks before the election, with 460M dollars of damages to distribute and not enough takers, "the agriculture dept instructed processors to call about 16,000 people to remind them that time was running out"
the dept was outright "recruiting claims against itself"
in pine bluff, arkansas, a policeman who admitted to filing a fraudulent claim against usda for discriminating against him in refusing him a loan, such that he was awarded 50K cold cash courtesy of eric holder and tony west, was NOT prosecuted because "singling out one individual raised questions of selective prosecution"
“the defendant could go to the jury and say, ‘everybody else did this, why am I standing here?’" wrote us attorney paula casey
this is graft of the grossest degree
the white house yesterday was not pleased that congress had found a way to manage a budget shortfall, y'know, with minimal pain
it took a bi-partisan parliamentary revolt to get this done
we're seeing it, bigtime, over obamacare, as well
Obamacare 2.0: Shaky like 1.0 - David Nather - POLITICO.com
Baucus warns of 'huge train wreck' enacting ObamaCare provisions - The Hill
'Obamacare' creator Sen. Jay Rockefeller now says law 'beyond comprehension' - Washington Times
now, why would obamacare author max baucus and the grey lady at the ny times say such things?
is it spin or is it you?
anyone who ever voted for this man owes his friends and neighbors an apology
ie, it's only gonna get worse, you better get out now