McConnell offers to vote on Obama’s Fiscal Cliff plan, Reid objects. Obama’s plan includes a $2 trillion tax hike and $400 billion in new “stimulus”… can’t imagine why they don’t want to vote on it.

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drb December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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Republicans need to stop with the silly stunts! ;)

PsychoDad December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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Far from a silly stunt. Calling their bluff is exactly what’s needed, to show that it’s them and not us that are being the fools.

drb December 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm

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I was merely pokin’ fun at how this is like the 4th time Repulicans have “called their bluff” as you say and every time Reid calls it a “Republican stunt”

poppajoe49 December 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

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can’t imagine why they don’t want to vote on it.

Maybe because Reid wasn’t able to get any votes on the last budget plan Obama submitted, 4 years ago!

Ruben December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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drb, mi apologia for the TD. I should have known better. Please, pardon me.

drb December 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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no problem there Ruben.

MDLION December 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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The first vote on Obama’s 2013 budget in the Senate was 97-0 against. The second vote was 99-0 against. The budget was rejected 414-0 in the House. That’s 513-0. He can’t even get one Democrat to vote for his budgets! Reid obviously thinks a 100-0 or close to it vote against Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Bill would be humiliating for a President who’s supposed to have clout after being re-elected. Can you imagine the media screams of “Dereliction of duty!” if Bush had sent up budgets not one Republican would vote for, going down 500 plus to nothing?

drb December 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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Bringing Obama’s budget up for vote was another thing Reid called a “Republican stunt”.

poppajoe49 December 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

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Yea, why vote on it when Obama can push through an Executive Order.

CO2Insanity December 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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Reid’s a suck-ass

deepthinker December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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It is just posturing by reid and he has no stones for letting a vote come for barry’s plan. Now what will the headlines read tomorrow? Reid wont allow Senate vote on President’s plan or McConnell and Republicans continue to stonewall, unyielding. A good bet it will be the later because if they went with the first. It would make reid look like the wimp he is.

jacksman December 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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Hes from Searchlight Az. A trailer park near a giant new solar farm. Saw it for the first time. Wow thanks Searchlight.

RobertW December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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that’s pretty country, if ya can stand the desert, i reckon. I google mapped it, and, well, i’m no geologist, but I’m thinkin’ there’s quite a bit of copper in the land there abouts, esp. to the ESE.

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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Dingy Harry wants the automatic tax increases at the end of the year, and a increase on the so called rich. Not that it matters, the asshole could spend any tax increases in 10 minutes just on some stupid shit like Cowboy Yodeling.

Navyvet2 December 6, 2012 at 7:33 am

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Unfortunately this info will never get in the media. The tax increases will be totally blamed on the GOP by the DNC mouthpieces and the Republicans will simply stand around looking stupid. They won’t even attempt to contradict. They are called the “stupid party” for a reason…make that many reasons, this just being one of them.

GhostntheMachine December 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

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Finally a little truth mow it’s December

http://spectator.org/blog/2012/12/06/howard-dean-raise-taxes-on-the?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

“…the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich.” Thanks for clearing that up Howie.

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