There is no saving face for the Republicans. The dog was not supposed to catch
the car. But now it's too late. As the GOP chews on the tire of the
moving car, they get run over with every revolution of that tire."Defund. No? Delay. No? How about squatting on our staffers to make a
point. There, that will show them."These people are sorry
excuses for legislators. They should all be drummed out of office for
succumbing to peer pressure.
This is a taste of how the tea party would govern. Shutdown the tea party now.
I hope Senator Lee is happy.
After months of Republicans refusing (blocking) all attempts to go to committee
to negotiate the difference between the House and Senate budgets, they are once
again resorting to “taking hostages” in their desperate attempt to
stop Obamacare by any means necessary – and since their efforts to do so
within the bounds of the Constitution have failed, they are now showing their
true colors (i.e., the Constitution does not apply to them… their vision
of government is all that matters).Republican propaganda media
– “The Democrats don’t want to negotiate with us (because the
gun to their head is off-putting) and are being intractable.”Reality based media – “Negotiating with hostage takers will only
empower them to take more hostages in the future.”I wonder if
it’s clear yet that this current crop of Republicans are disdainful of not
only the Constitution (and the process it lays out for passing laws) but the
statesmanship necessary to compromise (as Madison designed it) and democracy in
Funny how liberals will drop their car insurance if they can save a
buck......but are bent if GOP complains that obamacare will double almost all
current premiums! obamacare is the equivalent of the govt. taking over all car
insurance and charging everyone 100% to 1000% times more than the private
insurers.......and the Libs who have no car insurance think that the govt.
option is a good deal, it's all a matter of perspective....those who pay
their own way in life versus those who expect someone else to pay for them!
Truth,Funny how the truth is not what you tell. At this point there
is no exact increase in insurance premiums that can be directly attributed to
the ACA. There is no responsible person predicting anywhere near a 100%
increase, let alone a 1000% increase. According to the insurance broker we use
for our company, the increase will be in the 1-2% range, and that could be
temporary. Giving 30 million Americans insurance should actually allow my
premiums to go down, because I am no longer being overcharged by hospitals and
other health care providers to pay for them.It is funny that the
republicans are so concerned about certain people (the poor) paying their own
way in life but are ok with giving people who choose to have large families big
tax breaks so they don't have to pay their own way in life. I guess their
are good entitlement programs and bad entitlement programs, and fortunately we
have the republicans to help us knwo the difference.
Actually, here is the problem in a nutshell, if the HealthCare Bill is SOOOOO
Bad, then next year the possiblity is pretty good Republicans will take over the
Senate and House, not likely to happen, but a possibility, so why play this
stupid game of not compromising? I think the answer is that the Tea Republicans
actually think it might work, after all it was originally a REAL Republican
plan, so trying to end it before the next election is the top of their priority.
The current goal of the Republican party is to end the Middle Class, that is a
fact, not saying that due to partisanship, its a very careful observation over
40 years of watching my Republican party change.
Under the mostly ignored constitution who controls the keys to spending? Who is
suppose to approve the budget? Why are certain people exempt from Obamacare?
Why should they be exempt? Is congress creating a superior class of people,
themselves.? Is a simple majority ALWAYS right? If so, then why bother with a
congress and president. Why not simply vote every issue. The president has
been making changes to the health care laws right along. Why the rush to fund
this health issue with little regard for the house? As I understand it they
want everyone to be in it as a matter of fairness. Gee, now that is a radical
concept; no favoritism. How about it Senate? Should you want us to fly coach
while congress and the supreme court flies 1st class? Okay, that sounds unfair
enough to me.
shut down? really? all "essential"departments are open. so why do we
have non "essential departments to start with? feds have run amuck. i for
one can live without the feds controlling every aspect of my life. Parks? they
should be run and controlled in the states that they are in. other than closing
federal parks, i haven't heard of anyone crying about anything else.
Foolish people: To think that there is any difference between the Democratic
party and the Republican party is a stunning admittance of the ignorance of the
electorate. If the Tea party is responsible for the howling going on in
Washington, then please Tea party, keep the heat on. Anytime somebody is
screaming in Washington is a sure sign that somebody else is disturbing the
power structure. Whoever that 'somebody' is, he/she has my vote.
I'm not sure most of the liberal progressives even understand the term
tyranny, let alone believe that it actually can occur. History is something
that just happens, but can never be repeated. How naive. There is none so
blind as he who won't see.
The GOP is standing up against a system that nobody wants and are tired of it
being forced upon them as if they are on a waterboard. We fought a
tyrannical government in 1776. We are ready to do it again!