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  •  In 2012 (0+ / 0-)

    congress has been in session 130 days...nice work if you can get it.

    there is plenty of time to multitask and get a lot done if there is the political will and cooperation to get it done.

    there was 18 months to get a deal done but both sides need to want to get one done.

    Senate approved a bill in July which Boner refused to take to the floor because he could not get a majority of the majority to vote........he should have brought it to the floor, period but did not because politically it hurt gim and would even more because it would have passed.

    disappointed? I am furious and time for those who have held this up to be called on it.

    mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

    by wewantthetruth on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:08:43 AM PST

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    •  House members don't care about "being called out" (0+ / 0-)

      they're in gerrymandered R districts.

      The only problem they have is being fear of being primaried for stepping out of the teabagger line.

      That's why no amount of "calling out" will move them.

      Best option is to do nothing, until 1/1.

      •  and fear of Grover (0+ / 0-)

        which I guess is the same thing as being primaried.

        not sure if you saw O at 1:30 pm but GOP is up in arms with  proposed agreement......no chance to pass the House though so I am OK going over the cliff. think this was the plan all along.

        from what I just heard of the proposal on MSNBC,  tax rate limit would go up to $450k but in exchange for lots of other things dems can support...still, no chance of passing.

        O was pretty relaxed......McCain called him out on the Senate floor shortly afterward for dissing republicans.....not because of what he said, because he was relaxed and cheerful!!

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:52:13 PM PST

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