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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

GOP Rep. Won't 'Give Control of the Floor to Democrats'

Why won't Republicans help force a vote on the House floor on extending middle class tax breaks? Watch Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) explain.

Duncan is for keeping the tax break for the middle class, he "voted for that." But he won't sign a discharge petition on the bill that will actually make it happen because "I'm not going to give control of the floor to Democrats."

This really is just a game to them.


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UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
PDJane Dec 2012 #1
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #2
JanT Dec 2012 #3
SharonAnn Dec 2012 #5
JanT Dec 2012 #9
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #11
Scabby57 Dec 2012 #4
sofa king Dec 2012 #6
John2 Dec 2012 #7
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #8
JanT Dec 2012 #10
budkin Dec 2012 #12

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. I swear that they stopped maturing somewhere around 12.

Maybe a bit earlier. Is there an adult somewhere to tell them (and the people who vote for them) to grow up?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. Party over country

Should be considered treason

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. perfect example of the republiCONS.

they don't care about doing their job. all they care about is CONTROL. It's a power thing.

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Response to JanT (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:25 PM

5. Absolutely. It's about POWER! Not governing, not what's best for our community/country.

Just raw POWER!

Unfortunately, he's my congressman. I keep showing up at his "information sessions", asking questions, and generally being a thorn in his side.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:31 PM

9. keep it up passive aggression is good :) nt

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Response to JanT (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:35 PM

11. Democrats govern....Republicans rule...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:18 PM

4. Anti-American Obstructionists Should Be Tarred And Feathered

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:34 PM

6. The chicken is helping us grind the axe.

What does the President, the Democratic Party in Congress, and the American people need most?

We need to flip the House of Representatives in 2014, which ain't easy, particularly since the Republicans have gerrymandered themselves a physical majority there.

To flip the House, we shall need Republicans to show their true colors, to malevolently cast aside any shred of decency or concern for their constituents, and to hit Republican voters squarely in the wallet.

We need them to make sure taxes go up on the middle class, and we need them to do it right now, and then do it again in January.

And guess what these folks are doing? Exactly what we need them to do, relentlessly following the carrot of greed straight over the cliff.

It is because Republicans are corrupt--not just some of them, but the party as a whole--and we know who bought them and why. Once their corrupt intentions are known, it is comparatively easy to maneuver them into protecting their pet issue at the expense of everything else.

Getting that message out to voters, unfortunately, has proven alarmingly difficult.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

7. Well,

 

we can play their game too, through the courts. Make gerry mandering illegal and reverse it. Go through every District the Republicans gerrymandered and declare them unconstitutional.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:02 PM

8. So much for doing the people's business.

I really do wonder about the people who vote for these fools.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:33 PM

10. me too nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:30 PM

12. That has got to be the most redneck representative in the House. Jesus.

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