HAR! The man that failed to do the basics of his duty as Senate majority, claims fiscal crisis. (43 posts)

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  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/27/house-senate-leaders-frozen-on-fiscal-talks-as-odds-tax-hike-rise/

    Not ONE budget on his watch, mind you.

    What a JOKE. No one in the liberal-lover media will bring up the fact that Reid let HUDREDS of bills aimed at this sort of issue DIE on his desk, without ever bringing them up to vote.

    Now this turd wants to point fingers?

  • Profile picture of theColorNine theColorNine said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    The man has unbelievable chutzpah. What a lying, unconscionable piece of work.

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    If nothing is done to avoid the fiscal cliff, it will suck something like $600 billion out of the economy.
    The economy, fragile as it is, is showing signs of recovery. The demands for “entitlement” spending cuts and insisted raised revenues are not the draconian measures the media and politicians have publicized.
    We still have an unacceptable rate of people living in poverty and people unemployed. Those who are being put back to work are making ends meet with a diminished purchasing-power wage.
    There is no reason congress should not have come up with a compromised plan long before now. Unless partisian politics with disregard for the security of millions of Americans is a reason.
    Last poll figures I’ve heard, a slight majority of the public–about 52%–will blame Republicans in congress for the obstruction and it seems derailing what progress of economic recovery there is.
    If Obama and Boehner did come up with a workable, fair, intelligent compromise, I have my doubts that congress would accept it. As long as the Tea Party controls the Republican party, congress will remain deadlocked.
    Meanwhile, milk and dairy products will double ($7 for a gallon of milk? Is that possible?) if congress does not act responsibly. Compounding that is a looming Longshoreman strike at 15 ports; which will put truck and rail carriers at a standstill; which will compromise inventory on store shelves. That’s a few more billions of dollars sucked out of the economy. The president can mandate a “cooling off” period to avert that crisis. Whether he does reamains to be seen.
    Have a blow-out New Year’s Eve party, gang. We’re in for a heck of a hangover.

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    If nothing is done to avoid the fiscal cliff, it will suck something like $600 billion out of the economy.

    The house has passed nearly 100 bills to correct this, and Reid let them die on his desk.
    Couple that with him not passing a budget in the last 4 years, and you not only have to question his morals, but also what he wants, and why he wants it?

    The same goes for BHO. If he wanted to stop it, he could. To me, it looks like he wants the cliff to come. Probably, so he can pimp his second round of American wealth leaving the countr…………….er second round of stimulus. You know, because the first one worked SO WELL.

  • Profile picture of Groucho Groucho said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Mike, here is a fact that you and the rest of your crowd choose to ignore or are ignorantly oblivious to; the President was re-elected on a platform to overhaul the tax code and avoid the cliff. The republicans lost seats in both the House and the Senate, yet refuse to negotiate. Boehner can’t control the nuts in his own party and has thrown up his hands. You guys were all happy with your Tea Party 2 years ago. Now it is time to pay the piper. Thanks to you we have a dysfunctional government that will result in another recession.

  • Profile picture of drilnliftcrude drilnliftcrude said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Here is a fact that you and the rest of your crowd ignore or are ignorantly oblivious to: America voted in a Republican majority to the House of Representatives that campaigned on cutting spending and not raising taxes on all Americans.
    Harry Reid’s record is a perfect example of dysfunction.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    “If nothing is done to avoid the fiscal cliff, it will suck something like $600 billion out of the economy.”

    How does increasing taxes suck money out of the economy?

  • Profile picture of Deleted User said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Groucho, here is a fact that you and the rest of your crowd choose to ignore or are ignorantly oblivious to;
    Half the voters didn’t vote for obie and his crew of nitwits. And, the repubs in congress are doing exactly what we sent them there to do. If the bliss ninnies want to blame it on the repubs fine but anybody with more than two brain cells to rub together knows the blame lays squarley on obie and the dem controlled senate.

  • Profile picture of Groucho Groucho said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Republicans lost part of their majority in the house. Less than half voted for Romney. The truth is that the right refuses to negotiate, period. They will get what they deserve.

  • Profile picture of Deleted User said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    “Republicans lost part of their majority in the house.” – But they still have it don’t they, Hmmmmmmm.
    “Less than half voted for Romney” – 50.9 to 49.1 well, not much less.
    “The truth is that the right refuses to negotiate, period” – Just another lib lie for the Bliss Ninnies.
    “They will get what they deserve” – Yes they will and so will you.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    The fair and simple thing to do is to raise taxes and cut spending. But if both sides don’t agree on what and how much, the trigger cuts and increases will take that all out of their hands. The GOP have more to gain politically by going over the cliff when you think about it. They will get automatic, indiscriminate cuts, and will be able to blame Democrats for taxes increasing on ALL Americans. The get what they are after and they have plausible deniability on the rest-which means ‘hey, blame the democrats and Obama for your tax increase’. Neither side will budge. They will continue to grandstand through the 11th hour. Buckle up.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Going over the cliff in the long run is the best that can happen to this country. Neither side is serious about tax reform and spending cuts.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    I’m not disagreeing with you John, however who’s going to be the perceived villain in all of this? One side has promised tax cuts to all Americans with the exception of 6 digit wage earners. There are a lot of us out there making only 5 digit salaries and some living on less than 4 digit salaries. How are those folks going to feel about a party that sent everyone making less than 250K a year to hell in order to protect wage earners making more than that. The GOP is losing the rhetoric war. At least of 51% of Americans neither have the time nor energy (or education) to perform GOP Fancy Math. Chosing a billionaire blessed child to run against a populist pied piper president didn’t help how many view the GOP; a party of the rich white man, for the rich white man, to the rich white man. Perception is everything. The sooner the GOP buy into that, the quicker they become relevant on a national level again. Facts an figures don’t matter anymore. Americans are far from waking from their spell. The GOP is not in a position to bargain with the American public right now. They have to earn that political capital back. Voters vote retrospectively. That is to say they ask themselves the question ‘what have you done for me lately?’. It may be the opposite of JFK’s philosophy, however, JFK had the political capital to ask others to ‘do for their country’. The GOP do NOT.

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    “How does increasing taxes suck money out of the economy?”

    The fiscal cliff will increase the tax rate of a $10,000 annual wage 55%; a $70,000 dollar annual wage by something like 44%–an inverse progression that benefits the so-called rich. That’s not a misperception of ignorate people. That is a reality struggling wage earners will be forced to carry.
    Raising tax rates does not put people back to work. It does not produce middle class jobs. Over 49 million americans will still be living below the poverty level and over 30 million Americans will still be unemployed. But oh boy, look at the money we’re saving–while the country goes into an economic depression.
    The spending cuts republicans are rabid about also include investments in schools, education, energy alternatives, and infrastructure because we can’t afford it. Most Americans would say we can’t afford not to.
    Apparently republican pledges made during the campaign are not important. Pledges made to Gordon Norquist are. Why?

  • Profile picture of Lamonster Lamonster said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    “The fiscal cliff will increase the tax rate of a $10,000 annual wage 55%”

    And how much is 55% of nothing?