Post Tagged with: "fiscal cliff"

Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

As we slog through the ninth day of shutdown, we are apparently still no closer to a deal to reopen the government than we were on Sept. 30. But the shutdown isn’t the only problem we have now. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is at a point where, to him, […]

by Rika Christensen· · News
17 Ways The GOP’s Debt Ceiling Bill Will Destroy America

17 Ways The GOP’s Debt Ceiling Bill Will Destroy America

This plan is not a deal on the debt ceiling, it’s an attempt to destroy America. Rather than dealing with the debt ceiling, the GOP’s playing politics.

When their words don't mean what you think they mean -- which is most of the time -- 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' comes in handy! -- Spoof 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' book cover by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info, with apologies to the "Complete Idiot's Guide" series.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican (HUMOR)

When their words don’t mean what you think they mean — which is most of the time — “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican’ comes in handy!

Original graphic @ NetRightDaily

Sequestration Is Here, Will The Sky Fall? One Analyst Says ‘No’…Not Yet, Anyway

Take a deep breath and watch what happens on yet another roller-coaster ride of Congressional suspense. It looks like we’ll survive today, but March 27?

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
House Passes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act, Forcing Themselves To Do Their Jobs, With The Debt Ceiling Extension

House Passes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act, Forcing Themselves To Do Their Jobs, With The Debt Ceiling Extension

The Congress has passed what is known as the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013, which will withhold the pay of all members of all members of congress if a budget resolution isn’t passed by April 15.

by Rika Christensen· · News
GOP Secretly Fears Losing House – Will Paul Ryan’s Come-Back Strategy Work? (VIDEO)

GOP Secretly Fears Losing House – Will Paul Ryan’s Come-Back Strategy Work? (VIDEO)

When 63% of GOP voters think they’re ‘out of touch’ and 1/3rd of GOP reps are afraid to do their job, it’s time to back slo-o-owly away from Debt Armageddon.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Image courtesy of Jordan Schultz.

GOP Lawmakers Vote ‘No’ On Fiscal Cliff Legislation While Quietly Hoping It Would Pass Anyway

House Republicans could be divided into three groups: those who voted ‘yes’ and meant it, those who voted ‘no,’ and meant it, and those who voted ‘no,’ but meant ‘yes.’

by Rika Christensen· · News
Gingrich Projection – Calls Obama A Bully (VIDEO)

Gingrich Projection – Calls Obama A Bully (VIDEO)

In a case of extreme projection, disgraced former Speaker Newt Gingrich called the President a bully for not giving the Republicans everything they want.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
President Barack Obama scolded the GOP House on their refusal to raise the debt limit --to pay  for expenses Congress had already authorized -- during his press conference on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Screen capture from a video by The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obama-we-are-not-a-deadbeat-nation/2013/01/14/d7e90f8c-5e60-11e2-a389-ee565c81c565_video.html

Obama Attacks House On Debt Ceiling While GOP Plots Default And Government Shut Down (VIDEO)

Republicans think the US Government works like Todd Akin’s concept of a raped woman’s uterus: When threatened by increased spending, ‘the whole thing shuts down.’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Representative Claims He’s Scared For Family After Voting Against Boehner For Speaker

Representative Claims He’s Scared For Family After Voting Against Boehner For Speaker

Rep. Huelskamp was caught by Politico with a damning anti-Boehner document on his iPad and is now afraid he will face punishment.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

GOP: The Tax Debate Is Over, Debt Ceiling Is Next (But Is It Really?)

An honest effort to negotiate lowering the deficit would not and should not include holding the debt ceiling hostage again.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Windmills on a ridge; photo by Brian Jackson for Cat Hollow Films, with permission of @ Windfall the Movie

Wind Subsidies: Fiscal Cliff Deal Saved Them But Are They A Lot Of Hot Air?

This isn’t a partisan issue. One can’t blindly take a stand based on the political positions of those for or against wind turbines.

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BREAKING – Barney Frank Wants John Kerry’s Senate Seat (VIDEO)

Should John Kerry be approved for the post of Secretary of State, the newly retired liberal Massachusetts Congressman, Barney Frank (D) has thrown his hat in the ring, at least temporarily.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
I’m Receiving Unemployment: What Now?

I’m Receiving Unemployment: What Now?

Post fiscal cliff deal: If you’re collecting unemployment or extended unemployment, your earned benefits will continue unchanged.

Trump tweets. And tweets and tweets and tweets...

Trump Tweets His Pain – GOP ‘Pathetic’ And ‘Obama Is Laughing At Them’

After all, he and his millionaire buddies were assured by the GOP that their hefty earnings would be safe from Uncle Sam and would continue to enjoy low tax rates.

Fox News: Fiscal Cliff Vote Like Lead Up To Revolutionary War

Fox News: Fiscal Cliff Vote Like Lead Up To Revolutionary War

Rich people paying a little more in taxes while reaping all the benefits and owning half the government is JUST what America fought for … said no one with a working brain ever.

With apologies to AP.

‘Go F— Yourself’ Says Boehner To Reid: Fiscal Cliff Deal Barely Reached, Bigger Battles Loom

The tense and acrimonious fiscal cliff negotiations prove Prussian statesman Otto von Bismark’s old adage that ‘Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Hurricane Sandy destruction in Long Beach, NY. From the New York Daily News.

More GOP Infighting: House Refuses To Vote On Sandy Aid Bill, GOP’ers In NY And NJ Furious

The bill has been overshadowed lately by the increasing frenzy in getting the fiscal cliff measures passed.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Obama speaking on fiscal cliff deal Jan. 1

Obama’s Not Done Yet – Will Seek New Tax Increases On Rich In 2013

The fact that Obama came right out of the gate after the fiscal cliff deal saying he plans to raise taxes on the wealthy – yet again – makes me proud of the guy

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Republicans Do The Impossible – Raise Tax Rates On The Wealthy (VIDEO)

Republicans Do The Impossible – Raise Tax Rates On The Wealthy (VIDEO)

GOP caves on taxes. Well-played, Mr. President.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News