Wednesday, December 01, 2010

POLITICS - Same Old Song, "Strides Made" With GOP

"Axelrod: White House Digs in on Tax Cuts for Rich, But 'Strides Made' With GOP"
PBS Newshour 11/30/2010

Of course, this is what we hear EVERY TIME any President has to deal with the GOP.

They are going to spend the next 2yrs doing everything to defeat Obama. Even if that means making our economy worst, especially for the ever-shrinking Middle Class.

The GOP is still the Party of NO, and our-way-or-no-way. GOP = Fascist


"Lame-Duck Congress: Legislative Logjam or Bipartisan Turnaround?" PBS Newshour Transcript 12/1/2010 (includes video)


GWEN IFILL (Newshour): All 42 Republican senators drew their line in the sand in a letter to Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

"Tax and spending cuts," they wrote, "must take priority over anything on the Democrats' wish list, including allowing gays to serve in the military, ratifying a nuclear treaty, and extending jobless benefits. While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention," the lawmakers wrote, "we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike."

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY), minority leader: They have ignored us. The voters repudiated their agenda at the polls. They have ignored them. Time is running out, and they're ignoring that. The election was a month ago. It's time to get serious. It's time to focus on priorities.

Didn't take them long. Just as I predicted. The Party of NO holding hostage things like extending jobless benefits (which Americans need) to their fascist agenda.

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.), Speaker of the House: Seven hundred billion dollars in tax cuts to the top 2 percent in our country, and our Republican colleagues say, we should do that and we shouldn't pay for it. But when it comes to unemployment insurance, and just the renewal we want to have is -- costs $18 billion -- $700 billion, $18 billion -- they're saying, that has to be paid for.

Those of you out of work, see what the Republicans think you are worth?

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