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    Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    WASHINGTON — Congress is deadlocked over virtually every major issue still pending this year, including key economic matters such as a detailed federal spending plan and extending Bush-era tax cuts, yet lawmakers still hope to leave Washington by Friday and not return until mid-November.

    Chances are they'll approve a stopgap budget to keep the government running, maybe vote on extending the Bush administration tax cuts and call it a day. This desire to punt on the day's biggest issue could be one more reason for voters to turn against incumbents of both parties in November.

    Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning | McClatchy

    Spineless, Weak, Lying, Shiftless, Thieves. These are but a few of the adjectives I would use to describe those in charge of congress today. And I have stronger terms in mind, but I wouldn't want to offend.

    What say you all, is this the Hope, and Change thing you all expected?


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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Spineless, Weak, Lying, Shiftless, Thieves. These are but a few of the adjectives I would use to describe those in charge of congress today. And I have stronger terms in mind, but I wouldn't want to offend.

    What say you all, is this the Hope, and Change thing you all expected?
    It's nice to see that you are as much against the obstructionism being pursued by the Republicans and the conservative Democrats in the House and Senate as the liberal, independent, and moderate voters all over the United States are.

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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's nice to see that you are as much against the obstructionism being pursued by the Republicans and the conservative Democrats in the House and Senate as the liberal, independent, and moderate voters all over the United States are.
    How can the Republicans obstruct anything?
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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's nice to see that you are as much against the obstructionism being pursued by the Republicans and the conservative Democrats in the House and Senate as the liberal, independent, and moderate voters all over the United States are.

    Obstructionism is a two way street. I could just as easily say that demo's in charge were obstructing bringing their tax proposal to the floor for a vote, because they know it would go down in flames, in a bipartisan fashion before the elections. Therefore playing politics with the welfare of this nation.

    I bristle at your use of calling progressives in the congress making the calls now as some how "moderate". They are not.

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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    We should be happy. Both Democrats and Republicans have finally come to a bi-partisan agreement to focus on winning elections at the expense of actually doing their jobs.

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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I bristle at your use of calling progressives in the congress making the calls now as some how "moderate". They are not.
    I don't know why you bristle since I never said the progressives in Congress were moderate. Why bristle at something I didn't say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How can the Republicans obstruct anything?
    In the Senate: the filibuster, with the help of conservative Democrats
    In the House: with the help of conservative Democrats

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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    In the Senate: the filibuster, with the help of conservative Democrats
    In the House: with the help of conservative Democrats

    So in other words, nothing. On their own right now they are neutered without the help of demo's. Seems the problems in Congress now stem from the inner battles demo's have with themselves, not what repubs are against.


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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Spineless, Weak, Lying, Shiftless, Thieves. These are but a few of the adjectives I would use to describe those in charge of congress today. And I have stronger terms in mind, but I wouldn't want to offend.

    What say you all, is this the Hope, and Change thing you all expected?


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    Re: Congress prepares to punt, spend the fall campaigning

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's nice to see that you are as much against the obstructionism being pursued by the Republicans and the conservative Democrats in the House and Senate as the liberal, independent, and moderate voters all over the United States are.
    It's not obstructionism...... it's called voting your conscience and your beliefs.

    Why are the dems so adamant on changing the country into a 3rd world cesspool?

    See how that works?
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