Congress weighs another round of kick the can
For all the hype surrounding the dreaded fiscal cliff on taxes and spending, an increasing number of lawmakers are starting to push for Congress to do what it does best when faced with a difficult decision: punt.
If Mitt Romney wins the presidency, Republicans in Congress will block any action until he's sworn into office. If Republicans win the Senate, they'll stall any effort to solve the massive tax increase and spending cuts until they hold the gavels. And if it's a status quo election -- President Barack Obama wins and Congress remains divided -- negotiations may begin in earnest right after Nov. 6, but it will be hard to make a landmark deal before Dec. 31 given the resistance from House Republicans to any tax increases and Democratic unwillingness to overhaul entitlements.
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#1 Sep 10, 2012
How about the President and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi working WITH other duly elected officials in Congress?
Obama has never demonstrated the ability to COMPROMISE!
Obama can't even work with his own party's Senate Majority Leader to get a budget package.
Harry Reid and his Democrat majority in the Senate VOTED DOWN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUBMITTED BUDGET!
ANd Harry Reid has not acted on the BI-PARTISAN BILLS sent from Congress to the Senate. Reid REFUSES to bring those bills to the floor for discussion or vote!
The media IGNORES that.
Mitt Romney is not only running against an incumbent president, he's running against a biased and slanted media.
NO to OWEbama
NO to Trillions in debt
NO in NOvember
NO to ALL Democrat Senators-reclaim the Senate!
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#2 Sep 10, 2012
You couldn't be more wrong.President Obama ha s compromised too much; he should be playing hardball with the GOP in congress.
The Democrats came in to govern, willing to compromise; but the tea-baggers are idiologues; there is no compromise with them. They are super-polariziing, and you can like that or not, but it is truth.
#3 Sep 10, 2012
Actually, playing hardball would be an improvement over his penchant for closed door deals at the White House and independent action.
Obama does not play well with others. He cannot get his own party to agree with his fiscal policies. He publicly scolds the Supreme Court. He ignores laws. He refuses to consult Congress before bombing foreign nations. He even ignored THREE votes at the DNC regarding the language of the Democrat Party platform and simply declared the change that Romney, of all people, requested.
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