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Because nothing happens timely in the GOP-led House anymore: 
Senate passes highway bill, but rough road ahead - House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio has said he will take up the Senate bill “or something like it” this month, unless Republicans can come to terms on their own version. Rifts in GOP ranks have scuttled two other bills – one a five-year plan and the other an 18-month offering. […]Should the bill pass as something similar to the current Senate version, it will have a number of improvements that will boost business, say many policy observers. The bill consolidates federal transportation programs from roughly 100 down to a third as many. It speeds up the delivery of projects by cutting back on regulations. It offers more flexibility to states to partner with the private sector on infrastructure projects like privately funded roads.

    Because nothing happens timely in the GOP-led House anymore: 

    Senate passes highway bill, but rough road ahead - House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio has said he will take up the Senate bill “or something like it” this month, unless Republicans can come to terms on their own version. Rifts in GOP ranks have scuttled two other bills – one a five-year plan and the other an 18-month offering. […]Should the bill pass as something similar to the current Senate version, it will have a number of improvements that will boost business, say many policy observers. The bill consolidates federal transportation programs from roughly 100 down to a third as many. It speeds up the delivery of projects by cutting back on regulations. It offers more flexibility to states to partner with the private sector on infrastructure projects like privately funded roads.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #highway bill  #john boehner  #senate  #house  #house will get to it THIS MONTH  #why not NOW? 
    Cantor slammed for ‘neutering’ the STOCK Act - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) faced criticism on Wednesday for introducing a version of the STOCK Act which many said had severely weakened the legislation. “Rep. Cantor has opposed the STOCK Act from the start and his bill reflects that,” said Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). “The majority leader is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He is trying to take credit for finally responding to an issue that has outraged Americans, while behind closed doors he has taken the side of Wall Street and neutered the tough Senate bill.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Slams Own Party For Fulfilling ‘Wall Street’s Wishes’ With Weak Insider Trading Bill - “It’s astonishing and extremely disappointing that the House would fulfill Wall Street’s wishes by killing this provision. The Senate clearly voted to try to shed light on an industry that’s behind the scenes. If the Senate language is too broad, as opponents say, why not propose a solution instead of scrapping the provision altogether? I hope to see a vehicle for meaningful transparency through a House-Senate conference or other means. If Congress delays action, the political intelligence industry will stay in the shadows, just the way Wall Street likes it.” […] It’s worth remembering that, before he introduced this weak tea version of the legislation, Cantor blocked his own partyfrom moving an insider trading bill at all.

    Cantor slammed for ‘neutering’ the STOCK Act - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) faced criticism on Wednesday for introducing a version of the STOCK Act which many said had severely weakened the legislation. “Rep. Cantor has opposed the STOCK Act from the start and his bill reflects that,” said Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). “The majority leader is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He is trying to take credit for finally responding to an issue that has outraged Americans, while behind closed doors he has taken the side of Wall Street and neutered the tough Senate bill.”

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Slams Own Party For Fulfilling ‘Wall Street’s Wishes’ With Weak Insider Trading Bill - “It’s astonishing and extremely disappointing that the House would fulfill Wall Street’s wishes by killing this provision. The Senate clearly voted to try to shed light on an industry that’s behind the scenes. If the Senate language is too broad, as opponents say, why not propose a solution instead of scrapping the provision altogether? I hope to see a vehicle for meaningful transparency through a House-Senate conference or other means. If Congress delays action, the political intelligence industry will stay in the shadows, just the way Wall Street likes it.” […] It’s worth remembering that, before he introduced this weak tea version of the legislation, Cantor blocked his own partyfrom moving an insider trading bill at all.

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #news  #politics  #chuck grassley  #eric cantor  #stock act  #house  #senate  #gop  #republicans  #pro wall street 
    The GOP-led House is holding the payroll tax cut hostage because of Big Oil and Coal regulation
Extending tax cuts for working and middle class Americans is being  held up by Boehner’s House. The Republicans are trying to frame this  standoff as being about length of time — that two months isn’t long enough. It’s not about the length of time. The GOP will ONLY agree if the oil and coal industries get to pollute without question or consequence:

The payroll tax bill sent by House  Republicans to the U.S. Senate included two polluter poison pills, the  Keystone XL provision for the oil industry and Boiler MACT language to  protect toxic coal pollution. In an underreported move, the Senate stripped the coal poison pill. Now GOP members of the House are “committed” to put coal back in the Christmas stocking. They are willing to let the extension of the payroll tax cut die to attack the so-called Boiler MACT rules that would save tens of thousands of lives a year…

And here’s an unsurprising fact:

[…] Boehner, Upton, Murphy, LaTourette, and Griffith have received a combined $1,789,000 in contributions from the coal industry since 1999.

If the GOP-led House gets its way and you’re a working or middle class Republican voter, what exactly did you win in this fight?

    The GOP-led House is holding the payroll tax cut hostage because of Big Oil and Coal regulation

    Extending tax cuts for working and middle class Americans is being held up by Boehner’s House. The Republicans are trying to frame this standoff as being about length of time — that two months isn’t long enough. It’s not about the length of time. The GOP will ONLY agree if the oil and coal industries get to pollute without question or consequence:

    The payroll tax bill sent by House Republicans to the U.S. Senate included two polluter poison pills, the Keystone XL provision for the oil industry and Boiler MACT language to protect toxic coal pollution. In an underreported move, the Senate stripped the coal poison pill. Now GOP members of the House are “committed” to put coal back in the Christmas stocking. They are willing to let the extension of the payroll tax cut die to attack the so-called Boiler MACT rules that would save tens of thousands of lives a year…

    And here’s an unsurprising fact:

    […] Boehner, Upton, Murphy, LaTourette, and Griffith have received a combined $1,789,000 in contributions from the coal industry since 1999.

    If the GOP-led House gets its way and you’re a working or middle class Republican voter, what exactly did you win in this fight?

    — 2 years ago with 54 notes
    #news  #politics  #war on the middle class  #class war  #environment  #health  #income redistribution  #GOP  #House  #John Boehner  #payroll tax cut  #Republicans  #Senate  #Teaparty 
    House Republicans oppose Senate payroll tax cut bill
And the payroll tax cut extension is by no means guaranteed:
The Senate passed a two-month extension on  Saturday but Boehner said he wanted to work out differences with the  Senate before the end of the year, when the tax cut expires.The biggest sticking point for a year-long extension is how to cover the $120 billion in lost revenue. Republicans  are demanding spending cuts to cover the cost and Democrats want to pay  for it by closing some tax breaks for the wealthy.

The lyrics to the GOP song will never change: Tax cuts for the wealthy… austerity measures for everyone else! (dance)
John Cole points out how John Boehner flip-flopped in the course of 24 hours:

Speaker John A. Boehner, who had urged his  members on Saturday to support the bill, seemingly did an about-face on  Sunday and said he and other House Republicans were opposed to the  temporary extension, part of a $33 billion package of bills that the  Senate passed Saturday. […]But in an interview with NBC’s “Meet The  Press” on Sunday, Mr. Boehner said the two-month extension would be  “just kicking the can down the road.”

He didn’t “seemingly” do an about face, he completely recanted what he said the day before:
The bipartisan compromise passed in the  Senate yesterday received 89 votes, including 39 Republican votes, and  Speaker Boehner himself just yesterday called it a “good deal” and a  “victory.”
One of the untold stories of the past  two years is how Boehner has had no control of the clown car caucus that  is the GOP. Cantor has been undercutting him and screwing him from the  get-go. Boehner is speaker in name only.

    House Republicans oppose Senate payroll tax cut bill

    And the payroll tax cut extension is by no means guaranteed:

    The Senate passed a two-month extension on Saturday but Boehner said he wanted to work out differences with the Senate before the end of the year, when the tax cut expires.

    The biggest sticking point for a year-long extension is how to cover the $120 billion in lost revenue. Republicans are demanding spending cuts to cover the cost and Democrats want to pay for it by closing some tax breaks for the wealthy.

    The lyrics to the GOP song will never change: Tax cuts for the wealthy… austerity measures for everyone else! (dance)

    John Cole points out how John Boehner flip-flopped in the course of 24 hours:

    Speaker John A. Boehner, who had urged his members on Saturday to support the bill, seemingly did an about-face on Sunday and said he and other House Republicans were opposed to the temporary extension, part of a $33 billion package of bills that the Senate passed Saturday. […]

    But in an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Mr. Boehner said the two-month extension would be “just kicking the can down the road.”

    He didn’t “seemingly” do an about face, he completely recanted what he said the day before:

    The bipartisan compromise passed in the Senate yesterday received 89 votes, including 39 Republican votes, and Speaker Boehner himself just yesterday called it a “good deal” and a “victory.”

    One of the untold stories of the past two years is how Boehner has had no control of the clown car caucus that is the GOP. Cantor has been undercutting him and screwing him from the get-go. Boehner is speaker in name only.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #class war  #income redistribution  #unemployment  #war on the middle class  #clown car  #Eric Cantor  #GOP  #House  #John Boehner  #little lord cantor  #payroll tax cut  #Republicans  #Senate  #spending cuts for the rest of us  #tax cuts for the wealthy  #Teaparty 
    Gregory House on God (for the GOP / Teaparty)

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    — 2 years ago with 3681 notes
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    Republican Congressmen literally threw a tantrum in the House yesterday →

    The Republican-controlled House on Saturday dismissed a new proposal by Senate Democrats to end the fiscal crisis before the Senate even voted on it…

    In an effort to send a message to Senate leaders of both parties, the House voted 173 to 246 against the proposal by Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, to show it had no future in the House.

    On Twitter, Speaker John A. Boehner called the Senate measure “DOA” and a “non-starter in the House.” Republicans also said the $2.5 trillion in savings in the measure were illusory.

    Later, the GOP Congressmen threw their pudding cups, refused a nap, and held their breath or screamed. They were, as one witness described, “out of control.”

    USA! USA!

    So True! via: reagan-was-a-horrible-president

    Related:

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #news  #politics  #debt ceiling  #Democrats  #GOP  #Harry Reid  #House  #John Boehner  #Republicans  #Senate  #tea party 
    Boehner passed his stupid bill and then, as expected, the Senate killed it 2 hours later →

    What else is there to say? Your tax dollars at work. No reason for the Republican Congress to make Boehner’s stupid bill any more compromising or bipartisan, right? They passed it, huzzah! KNOWING that the Senate would reject it. What an accomplishment.

    Brian Beutler reports:

    The final vote was 218 in favor to 210 against. Zero Democrats joined the majority, and only 22 Republicans voted with the Democrats.

    […] What [Boehner] came up with — a plan that would have forced Congress to accept deep entitlement cuts in the month ahead under the threat of yet another default — unified Democrats in opposition, and left him with the unenviable task of finding 217 Republicans who support a plan that lacked the radical provisions they’ve long demanded.

    He couldn’t put it together. That left him to choose between admitting total defeat, or throwing his caucus more red meat and passing yet another symbolic measure. He chose the latter. At this point his bill’s only substantive purpose may be to serve as a vehicle for Senate Democrats and Republicans to pass a viable, bipartisan debt limit bill.

    The NYT Caucus blog just posted last night:

    The United States Senate quickly dispatched the debt ceiling bill passed by the House Friday evening, tabling the Republican bill indefinitely and moving quickly to start consideration of a Democratic plan that would avoid default on Tuesday.

    Less than two hours after House Speaker John A. Boehner pushed his bill through the House over the strenuous objections of nearly two dozen of his own Republican members, the Democratic leadership in the Senate followed through on their promise to kill his legislation.

    Are the teaparty Republican Congressmen aware that — by a majority of votes in 2008 and 2010 — the Senate and the White House are Democratic? For that matter, are the teabaggers aware of that fact?

    JK! We all know they’re aware of that fact — their ‘job’ is to do nothing and make sure nothing gets done through November 2012! Wouldn’t it be great to draw a paycheck* + benefits for doing nothing (i.e. writing outlandish bills that would never, ever be approved by the Senate or the President)?


    *The current salary for all Senators and Members is $174,000. The salary for the Speaker is $223,500 and the salary for the Majority and Minority Leaders is $193,400.

    — 3 years ago
    #news  #politics  #economy  #august 3  #boehner's bill  #debt ceiling  #default  #Democrats  #GOP  #Harry Reid  #House  #John Boehner  #passed House  #Republicans  #school house rock just a bill  #Senate  #Senate killed Boehner's bill  #tea party 
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Don’t stop burning down the congressional switchboard
Tuesday, July 26:

WASHINGTON — With the United States poised on the brink of a potential default, President Barack Obama appealed to Americans to “make your voice heard” to members of Congress.
They appear to have listened.
Heavy traffic caused a number of websites of members of Congress to crash overnight and the congressional switchboard was deluged with phone calls on Tuesday.
The websites of several members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrat and Republican, were sluggish or simply unavailable, apparently due to the greater than usual volume of visitors.

Let them know you exist and can vote:

Contact your House member: Directory of Representatives
Contact your Senators: Senators of the 112th Congress
What could happen if the debt ceiling isn’t raised next week? You may as well let your representatives in Congress know what should be paid if it’s not raised:
Salon | What happens if the debt ceiling bomb explodes?:

In some quarters of the American political system, there are people — predominantly of the Tea Party Republican persuasion — who believe that Congress doesn’t need to raise the debt ceiling. If the U.S. government isn’t allowed to borrow any more money to pay its bills, runs their line of thinking, that’s fine and dandy. Finally, we’d be forced to tighten our belts and “live within our means!” Ignore the fearmongers predicting disaster — they’re just trying to scare markets and voters.
[…] Let’s start with the basic numbers. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, the U.S. Treasury will have about $172.4 billion in revenue in August that can be applied to $306.7 billion in outstanding bills. If the U.S. Treasury is forbidden from borrowing any additional funds, it will therefore have to cut total August spending by about $134 billion, or 44 percent. …Click on over to this cool interactive widget at Bloomberg Government and decide for yourself who gets paid and who doesn’t if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.

Spreadsheet breakdown (we have a spending problem but WE ALSO HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM!):
Read the rest….
Related: Policy failures of the GOP: the debt could disappear if the rich paid taxes at 1960s levels

    Don’t stop burning down the congressional switchboard

    Tuesday, July 26:

    WASHINGTON — With the United States poised on the brink of a potential default, President Barack Obama appealed to Americans to “make your voice heard” to members of Congress.

    They appear to have listened.

    Heavy traffic caused a number of websites of members of Congress to crash overnight and the congressional switchboard was deluged with phone calls on Tuesday.

    The websites of several members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrat and Republican, were sluggish or simply unavailable, apparently due to the greater than usual volume of visitors.

    Let them know you exist and can vote:

    What could happen if the debt ceiling isn’t raised next week? You may as well let your representatives in Congress know what should be paid if it’s not raised:

    Salon | What happens if the debt ceiling bomb explodes?:

    In some quarters of the American political system, there are people — predominantly of the Tea Party Republican persuasion — who believe that Congress doesn’t need to raise the debt ceiling. If the U.S. government isn’t allowed to borrow any more money to pay its bills, runs their line of thinking, that’s fine and dandy. Finally, we’d be forced to tighten our belts and “live within our means!” Ignore the fearmongers predicting disaster — they’re just trying to scare markets and voters.

    […] Let’s start with the basic numbers. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, the U.S. Treasury will have about $172.4 billion in revenue in August that can be applied to $306.7 billion in outstanding bills. If the U.S. Treasury is forbidden from borrowing any additional funds, it will therefore have to cut total August spending by about $134 billion, or 44 percent. …Click on over to this cool interactive widget at Bloomberg Government and decide for yourself who gets paid and who doesn’t if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.

    Spreadsheet breakdown (we have a spending problem but WE ALSO HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM!):

    Read the rest….

    Related: Policy failures of the GOP: the debt could disappear if the rich paid taxes at 1960s levels

    — 3 years ago with 18 notes
    #news  #politics  #class war  #income redistribution  #unemployment  #war on the middle class  #august budget  #call  #call congress  #congressional switchboard  #debt ceiling  #debt crisis  #House  #Senate  #switchboard 
    Directory of Representatives · House.gov →

    Contact your House member and tell them you want them to agree on an increase in the debt ceiling and a SHARED sacrifice — spending cuts combined with tax revenue from tax cuts to the rich.

    Contact your Senators here: Senators of the 112th Congress

     

    — 3 years ago with 16 notes
    #politics  #contact  #House  #directory  #debt ceiling  #balanced budget  #SHARED sacrifice 
    "The 112th Congress will be the first and last shared by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Ron Paul tells the Clute, TX The Facts newspaper that he won’t be seeking another term in the House next year, choosing instead to focus all his attention on running for the presidency once again."

    Booyah!

    Who will protect the interests of the land-owning white man now??

    — 3 years ago with 31 notes
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Boehner backs out of debt deal because of proposed tax hikes to the wealthy

“Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White  House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax  hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a  smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led  negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts  greater than the amount of any debt limit increase.” — John Boehner, yesterday

I hope you’re listening, teabaggers. Your House Republicans will give up everything and anything to protect tax cuts for their patrons (the wealthy). There will be no “shared sacrifice” if they have anything to say about it.
Other comments:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV):  “We asked Republicans to consider a balanced approach that would have  required shared sacrifice, but they would not. We still need to make  sure we avert the economic catastrophe that would occur if we were to  let America fail to pay its bills for the first time in our history, and  I am confident that we will. Americans have a right to expect their  leaders to rise above partisanship and do the right thing for our  economy and the middle class.”
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD): “It’s disappointing that the Republican fixation with protecting tax  breaks for corporate special interests and the very wealthy prevented  them from agreeing to a balanced and broad deficit reduction plan to  help our economy and our country.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “Like the Speaker, Sen. McConnell has consistently said that we should  cut Washington spending without raising taxes on job creators,  particularly in the middle of a jobs crisis. And he remains concerned  with the Democrats’ unwillingness to take steps to protect entitlement  programs from bankruptcy, but hopes the President will be able to use  Sunday night’s meeting to encourage them to take action on needed  reforms.”

We shouldn’t raise taxes on the job creators. The job creators!! Is that what we’re calling them now?
Related: 
IMF Chief: “real nasty consequences” if debt ceiling isn’t raised
Teaparty “Patriots” will revolt if ANY deal is reached under ANY circumstances
Video: President Obama explains what needs to happen on budget deal:  ‘shared sacrifice’

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    Boehner backs out of debt deal because of proposed tax hikes to the wealthy

    “Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase.”John Boehner, yesterday

    I hope you’re listening, teabaggers. Your House Republicans will give up everything and anything to protect tax cuts for their patrons (the wealthy). There will be no “shared sacrifice” if they have anything to say about it.

    Other comments:

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): “We asked Republicans to consider a balanced approach that would have required shared sacrifice, but they would not. We still need to make sure we avert the economic catastrophe that would occur if we were to let America fail to pay its bills for the first time in our history, and I am confident that we will. Americans have a right to expect their leaders to rise above partisanship and do the right thing for our economy and the middle class.”

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD): “It’s disappointing that the Republican fixation with protecting tax breaks for corporate special interests and the very wealthy prevented them from agreeing to a balanced and broad deficit reduction plan to help our economy and our country.”

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “Like the Speaker, Sen. McConnell has consistently said that we should cut Washington spending without raising taxes on job creators, particularly in the middle of a jobs crisis. And he remains concerned with the Democrats’ unwillingness to take steps to protect entitlement programs from bankruptcy, but hopes the President will be able to use Sunday night’s meeting to encourage them to take action on needed reforms.”

    We shouldn’t raise taxes on the job creators. The job creators!! Is that what we’re calling them now?

    Related: 

    — 3 years ago with 7 notes
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