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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

Boehner & House Repukes - OFFICIALLY AWOL!

Boehner and House Republicans are still on Christmas vacation — what are they supposed to do… come back to DC? Work?

Steve Benen on John Boehner’s ridiculous “pass” to the Senate:

Left with no “Plan C,” it’s come to this: hope the Senate can figure something out.

After a high-level telephone conference call, House Republican leaders called on the Senate to act but opened the door to bringing to the House floor any last-minute legislation the Senate could produce.

“The House will take this action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act,” said the statement issued on behalf of Speaker John A. Boehner and his three top lieutenants.


If you’re thinking, “Wait, this doesn’t make any sense,” you’re not alone. For one thing, the Senate already acted, passing a bill to freeze lower rates on income up to $250,000, and the House GOP leadership is choosing not to take up the Senate version. For another, there’s a Democratic majority in the Senate — are Harry Reid and his caucus expected to just guess what kind of plan can generate some modicum of Republican support?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/us/politics/little-sense-of-fiscal-urgency-as-senators-prepare-to-return.html?hp&_r=0
http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/27/16189329-boehner-unable-to-lead-waits-for-senate-rescue
http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/12/27/republicans-have-abandoned-their-posts-in-fiscal-cliff-negotiations/

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kpete Dec 2012 OP
spartan61 Dec 2012 #1
KansDem Dec 2012 #2
kydo Dec 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #4
DCKit Dec 2012 #5
Barack_America Dec 2012 #6
Berlum Dec 2012 #7
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #8
wandy Dec 2012 #9
2naSalit Dec 2012 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. So why are our tax dollars

paying them if they don't come back to do their jobs?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:43 PM

2. "...what are they supposed to do… come back to DC? Work?"

Maybe Boehner and the House GOP are the 21st-century "Maynard G. Krebbs"


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:43 PM

3. well no, Reid

needs to craft a bill that gets 25 repub votes and after jan 3, Reid's bill need only get 17. But I suck at math so my numbers might be wrong but the point is still the same. Reid does not need all the repub votes we only need around 25. They should pick the ones they think they can get and get this bill to make them happy and screw the rest of the dysfunctional repub party they are as dead as dinosaurs now a days anyway.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:46 PM

4. I have a huge problem with this

'are Harry Reid and his caucus expected to just guess what kind of plan can generate some modicum of Republican support?'

it is not up to the dems to find something the repugs like
it is up to the dems to pass a bill that helps the country


no wonder congress is rated at -15
and the boner is no leader
except at the bar

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:59 PM

5. We all know what they want... domestic cuts.

 

But the (R)s know it's political poison. They need the (D)s to propose them.

Corporate welfare and the cost of our military are the biggest opportunities for meaningful spending restraint, but no politician will go there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:00 PM

6. Where are House Democrats?

Hopefully sitting in the chamber, ready to work.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. Republican chickenhawks are famous for going AWOL

It's about the only thing they are good at

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:26 PM

8. called my repug rep office .......... no one there

called his district office ........... closed until after the first of the year
Are we paying these people for not working??
If the House can close does that mean that we should be able to close the country down until the House comes back??

It is time to cut House pay and let then work for minimum pay and no vacations nor benefits

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

9. Let the republicans have a nice LONG vacation.....

Their work over the last four years has done more harm than good!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022079777

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:24 PM

10. We should have a petition to force them to repay

every cent that we paid them in salary and perks for not doing their jobs... that would be actually working for us... That should be a tidy sum returned to the general fund.

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