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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:32 PM

Reid: Senate will not hold vote on Boehner's 'Plan B'

Reid: Senate will not hold vote on Boehner's 'Plan B'

by Joan McCarter

Calling it one of "a number of pointless political stunts," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ruled out a vote on House Speaker John Boehner's alternative fiscal cliff curb proposal, his so-called "Plan B."

“We’re not picking up any of the things they’re working on over there now,” Reid told reporters. “It’s very unfortunate Republicans are wasting an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts.” <...>

Reid said Boehner should schedule a House vote on the Senate-passed bill to extend the Bush-era tax rates for family income below $250,000.

“The Senate bill is the only one that will be signed into law. We can protect middle-class families tomorrow. The Speaker refuses to bring our bill to the floor because it would pass,” Reid said.

Reid had been planning to keep the Senate running through the weekend to deal with Hurricane Sandy relief and a few other bills, but Sen. Daniel Inouye's death changed that. Now, the Senate will be out this weekend so senators can attend Inouye's funeral in Hawaii. They'll come back in session on Thursday, Dec. 27 to not vote on Boehner's latest exercise in futility.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/20/1172377/-Reid-Senate-will-not-hold-vote-on-Boehner-s-Plan-B


House Republicans Cut Food Stamps, Obamacare, And Wall Street Oversight In Ill-Fated ‘Plan B’
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/20/1367271/gop-spending-cuts-added-plan-b/

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. Good for Reid! Americans are tired of the Republicans political theater.

Which is all this congress can manage.

They have zero consideration for how they're hurting the economy, undeserving people, and the nation with their pranks. They really are nothing but a bunch of hate filled megalomaniacs.

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. I get the sense that Reid and Obama are playing good cop / bad cop with Boehner...nt

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. Kick! n/t

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