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GoLeft TV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:27 PM
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House Republicans Working On Huge Polluter Giveaways
From DeSmogBlog - http://desmogblog.com/house-republicans-working-huge-polluter-giveaways

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is playing hardball with President Obamas proposal to extend a payroll tax cut extension, and now theyve found a way to use the extension as a means to grant their polluter friends everything on their holiday wish list.

According to Reuters, Republicans in the House added the approval of the recently-killed (albeit temporarily) Keystone XL Pipeline to the payroll tax cut extension bill, granting the project immediate approval if the rider stays connected to the bill. From Reuters, via Raw Story:

House of Representatives will include approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline in a payroll tax cut bill, House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday, raising the political stakes on the issue.

The move by House Republicans marked a challenge to President Barack Obama, who has warned he would veto any bill that linked quick approval of TransCanada Corps Keystone XL pipeline to extending a tax cut for American workers that is due to expire on December 31.


Read the full story here - http://desmogblog.com/house-republicans-working-huge-polluter-giveaways
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:29 PM
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1. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi
have already tweeted that they are wasting their time.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:31 PM
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2. They can take that where the sun don't shine! n/t
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:31 PM
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3. i.e., GOP business as usual. nt
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:44 PM
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4. They (House GOP) don't even pretend to care about governing,
They blatantly push the corporate agenda, and they don't even pretend to care whether people run out of money during the winter, or if they force the nation into a credit default.

They love holding the nation hostage in order to get their extreme agenda enacted.
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Viva_Daddy Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:37 PM
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5. It's all part of their "jobs, jobs, jobs" adgenda.
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