Fiscal cliff: unhappy Republicans attack GOP leadership - US politics live

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John Boehner's tenure as Speaker said to be under threat as House Republicans spread blame for fiscal cliff debacle Speaker of the House John Boehner entering the House chamber to vote on fiscal cliff legislation last night.

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Fire the GOP

United States

#81 Jan 2, 2013
OneRyder wrote:
Ryan votes yes with Boehner and almost every Repub Senator.
Cantor votes NAY....sgainst Boehner
But then Cantor supports backs Peter King, Christie and others...against Boehner for not allowing Sandy Relief funding Bill.
Strange, but Cantor just seems to be playing his cards against Boehner.
..but I ramble.
Point is the GOP House is a hot mess right now with players slamming each other.
And the best the rightwingnuts on Topix can do is blame Pres Obama and Dems for GOP not being able to get their crap, in the House, together.
Well Cantor does have an investment in ProShares which is set to gain when the economy fails. Conflict of interest? You bet!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#83 Jan 3, 2013
OneRyder wrote:
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Hmmm, I'll explain again. Not surprised....I knew the payroll tax was not being extended. Did you know this prior to reading this today?
Obama LIED AGAIN - he said he would NOT raise taxes on the lower and middle class. What the crap do you think tax money being deducted from your pay check means? Its paying additional TAX. Tax is a Tax and I do not care where you get it from. If it comes out of your paycheck and it is money labeled tax it is a tax.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#84 Jan 3, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Yeah, we wouldn't want to be wasting money on our
grandchildren. Hell, let them pay for George W. Bush's
phony, trumped-up Iraq war ($2 trillion), and trillion dollars
in tax cuts for the already super wealthy.
And Obama's two wars - the ones that he by-passed Congress and done on his own.

Since: Oct 12

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#85 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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And Obama's two wars - the ones that he by-passed Congress and done on his own.
Hard to admit, your own party is crooked, eh?.......maybe you just can't....
CarolO

Saint Joseph, MI

#86 Jan 3, 2013
What an empty Congress. To be labeled the worse Congress in history is some achievement! Bush was said to be the worse President in history and resigned with a 23% approval rating and now we have this awful Congress with even a worse record of 13%. But yet, some just keep on voting for Tea Party candidates.
Out of the few Bills they passed this year, over 40 of them were naming post offices. Wow! Big job for these high priced politicans.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#87 Jan 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Hard to admit, your own party is crooked, eh?.......maybe you just can't....
The Reps may be crooked but not as crooked as the Dems. The Dems LIE AND LIE AND LIE and just cannot understand why people do not believe anything they say. Debbie Wassenburg lied and it was on film and she said she did not lie. Was her face ever red when it was played back to her and she only laughed. Obama lied when he said he called Benghazi terrorist in the Rose Garden and if that was not enough the moderator lied also and went with him and then apologized because she found out that was not true, and he sent Susan Rice out to say VIDEO. STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#88 Jan 3, 2013
CarolO wrote:
What an empty Congress. To be labeled the worse Congress in history is some achievement! Bush was said to be the worse President in history and resigned with a 23% approval rating and now we have this awful Congress with even a worse record of 13%. But yet, some just keep on voting for Tea Party candidates.
Out of the few Bills they passed this year, over 40 of them were naming post offices. Wow! Big job for these high priced politicans.
Where is OBAMA - he sure is NOT working with the Congress. He is too busy play golf, or campaigning or on vacation. At least the other presidents worked with Congress. Obama has not been in the WH chair long enough to get it warm. He said (another lie) that he was going to work with congress - across the aisle. Well now we know he meant across the OCEAN
Your Ex

United States

#89 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama LIED AGAIN - he said he would NOT raise taxes on the lower and middle class. What the crap do you think tax money being deducted from your pay check means? Its paying additional TAX. Tax is a Tax and I do not care where you get it from. If it comes out of your paycheck and it is money labeled tax it is a tax.
It called a return to normal, gramps. SS tax holiday is over. Even 'the poors' are OK with it. SS tax of 8% would be OK with most. It's the closest most of the working class will ever get to a retirement fund, that 401(k) thing didn't work out so well. You've already taken out what you've put in, the rest of us under 70 hope to do the same, and are willing to put in our fair share to do it..
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#90 Jan 3, 2013
CarolO wrote:
What an empty Congress. To be labeled the worse Congress in history is some achievement! Bush was said to be the worse President in history and resigned with a 23% approval rating and now we have this awful Congress with even a worse record of 13%. But yet, some just keep on voting for Tea Party candidates. Out of the few Bills they passed this year, over 40 of them were naming post offices. Wow! Big job for these high priced politicans.
But of the thousands of measures introduced, only 132 passed both. About one-fifth of those measures were to approve official names for post offices

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/19/politics/congre...

Way to go, guys!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#91 Jan 3, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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BShit! January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
If Mr. Obama wins re-election, and his budget projections prove accurate, the National Debt will top $20 trillion in 2016, the final year of his second term. That would mean the Debt increased by 87 percent, or $9.34 trillion, during his two terms.
Get a tow truck and have them help pull your head out.
You're so full of shit - Paul O'Neil warned in 2002 about Bush's fiscal plans, and the resulting deficits it would create - he was then FIRED you idiot - this was all the GOP's fault, not the 110th Congress dopey;

"Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was told "deficits don't matter" when he warned of a looming fiscal crisis.
O'Neill, fired in a shakeup of Bush's economic team in December 2002, raised objections to a new round of tax cuts and said the president balked at his more aggressive plan to combat corporate crime after a string of accounting scandals because of opposition from "the corporate crowd," a key constituency.

O'Neill said he tried to warn Vice President Dick Cheney that growing budget deficits-expected to top $500 billion this fiscal year alone-posed a threat to the economy. Cheney cut him off. "You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter," he said, according to excerpts. Cheney continued: "We won the midterms (congressional elections). This is our due." A month later, Cheney told the Treasury secretary he was fired. "

http://www.ontheissues.org/2004/Dick_Cheney_B...

Highlights that pushed this country into a near depression under Bush;

Bush Tax Cuts - 2001

Bush Tax Cuts - 2003

Medicare Part D - unfunded

Iraq War - unfunded

Afghanistan War - unfunded

Too many more to list, but these four highlight how almost 11 trillion in debt was racked up by the Bush Regime.

Blame all you want - history can't be re-written, and your foolish attempts to do so won't change the facts dickhead.

BTW - any spending bills passed by Congress must have the approval of the president numbnuts - so blame the 110th Congress all you like you fcuking idiot! It's simply is neither true nor factual.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#92 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Where is OBAMA - he sure is NOT working with the Congress. He is too busy play golf, or campaigning or on vacation. At least the other presidents worked with Congress. Obama has not been in the WH chair long enough to get it warm. He said (another lie) that he was going to work with congress - across the aisle. Well now we know he meant across the OCEAN
Hey gramps - it was a TAX HOLIDAY - not meant to be permanent. Since you are SUPPOSEDLY not working anymore, WTF do you care? And I have no issue going to 6.2%, where it was - how the hell are we to insure SS without revenue dummy?

Wake the fcuk up old man - you are entirely too stupid to be here. Go play golf - or with yourself.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#93 Jan 3, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Hey gramps - it was a TAX HOLIDAY - not meant to be permanent. Since you are SUPPOSEDLY not working anymore, WTF do you care? And I have no issue going to 6.2%, where it was - how the hell are we to insure SS without revenue dummy?
Wake the fcuk up old man - you are entirely too stupid to be here. Go play golf - or with yourself.
Hey long time dumb, vile leftist ass, STFU and go sweep the street or something else productive.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#94 Jan 3, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Hey gramps - it was a TAX HOLIDAY - not meant to be permanent. Since you are SUPPOSEDLY not working anymore, WTF do you care? And I have no issue going to 6.2%, where it was - how the hell are we to insure SS without revenue dummy?
Wake the fcuk up old man - you are entirely too stupid to be here. Go play golf - or with yourself.
POTTY MOUTH I have kids - that is why I care. SS was self sufficient until the politicians took the money. You go play with yourself - thats the only way you will have a good time.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#95 Jan 3, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey long time dumb, vile leftist ass, STFU and go sweep the street or something else productive.
The scumbag from MN / tell ya what azzhole - register on this site, and let me know when you visit NY / I'll be happy to greet you.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#96 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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POTTY MOUTH I have kids - that is why I care. SS was self sufficient until the politicians took the money. You go play with yourself - thats the only way you will have a good time.
OOOO - potty mouth?

Bite me you twit. You need REVENUE to keep SS sufficent / therefore, going back to 6.2%, from 4.2%, is not a big deal - but you're an idiot. Want's SS, but don't want anyone to pay for it. That's being blind old man.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#97 Jan 3, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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OOOO - potty mouth?
Bite me you twit. You need REVENUE to keep SS sufficent / therefore, going back to 6.2%, from 4.2%, is not a big deal - but you're an idiot. Want's SS, but don't want anyone to pay for it. That's being blind old man.
Its been paid for.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#100 Jan 3, 2013
OneRyder wrote:
Since Boehner has been Speaker of the House we've had nothing but self-made deadlines that they can't make, fiscal "crisis" after fiscal crisis", failed promises to deliver voters, wasteful symbolic votes, and a House that he can't control, and a rebellious caucus that doesn't respect him.
He's been the worst Speaker of the House in recent memory. Absolute worst.
as far as I know, He has never ever said, "You will find out whats in the bill, after we pass it"

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#101 Jan 3, 2013
The Delegate wrote:
<quoted text>You punk azz little sewer scum. If I knew you would show up I'd fly up just to slap your dumb azz around for fun.
Why not visit the Fiat dealer in Colorado Springs any weekday? You'll receive a warm welcome.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#103 Jan 4, 2013
What's up with Booehner and his tears? Ridiculous latest tear up jag this week.

Imagine if some of those strong women pulled out the tears like he did, you guys would be all over them like a cheap suit with the whole woman issues.

Enough, Boehner, pull up your man pants.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#104 Jan 4, 2013
OneRyder wrote:
Are there any other repubs besides the clueless "au contraire" that just realized today that the payroll tax credit was not being extended?
Are is it just that one nut.
I mean they wow, they are posting it on every story board, as if they just found out some nugget of fact that no none knew.
Did FauxNews not tell you payroll tax credit not being extended.
Is it just you stupid loons that don't understand that when Obama first claimed the Middleclasses taxes wouldn't go up, not one dime that it was a lie. Is it anyone but the loons trying to cover for Obama when he said ONLY the TOP TWO PERCENTS taxes would go up. He didn't preface it with which taxes or all taxes. Distortion and lies, the liberal motto for marxism.

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