By Josh Marks

As GOP Pushes ‘Plan B,’ Majority Say Policies Too Extreme

December 20, 2012 3:15 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 142 Comments A+ / A-
As GOP Pushes ‘Plan B,’ Majority Say Policies Too Extreme

As House Republicans gear up for a vote on John Boehner’s “Plan B,” a new CNN/ORC poll released today finds that Americans view the Republican Party as too extreme, and want them to compromise more with the Democrats when it comes to issues like the “fiscal cliff.”

As the deadline for a budget deal nears, Speaker Boehner and the Republicans are planning to hold a vote on “Plan B” tonight in the House of Representatives. Plan B, which would only raise tax rates on incomes over $1 million (giving 0.3 percent of households an average tax cut of $50,000,) falls far short of the revenue goals laid out by the White House at the outset of negotiations. As a result, President Obama has said that he will veto the bill if it gets to his desk — which it likely won’t, because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called it a “pointless political stunt” that won’t even get to the Senate floor for a vote.

Nonetheless, earlier today House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the Republicans have the votes to pass the plan, which he insists is the “nation’s best option.” But according to the poll, the majority of Americans disagree with Rep. Cantor. Not only do 53 percent of Americans say the GOP’s policies are too extreme — up 17 points from two years ago — but an equal 53 percent believe that the Republicans need to compromise more than the Democrats by giving up more of the proposals they support.

Plan B is a perfect example of the type of plan that respondents to the poll panned; as the Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent points out, in the last election voters rejected the ideas in the proposal, which he says “simply repackages a range of conservative ideas that would redistribute wealth upwards” by retaining large estate tax cuts and blocking limits for itemized deductions on the wealthy.

If Boehner and Obama cannot reach a compromise and the country goes off the “fiscal cliff,” the CNN/ORC poll finds that 48 percent of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress, up three points from a month ago. Just 37 percent would blame President Obama. Additionally, Obama is personally far more popular than Boehner; the poll shows the president’s job approval at 52 percent, compared to Speaker Boehner’s 34 percent approval rating.

The poll did have some good news for Republicans; it shows that a slight majority of 51 percent want the GOP to keep control of the House. However, it is important to note that in the last election Democrats won the popular vote for House seats, but Republicans kept control because following their 2010 victory, they gerrymandered key states by taking advantage of the post-census redistricting that takes place once every 10 years.

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  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

    “Redistribute wealth upwards”

    Its rather amusing that the right has turned “redistribution ” into some kind of Communist plot, when the reality is that the corporate kleptocracy has ensured wealth redistribution occurs regularly. It’s just that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Corporations and certain billionaires bitxh incessantly about their imaginary burden while failures at the coprote level walk away will millions in serveance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      The GOP/Tea Party = The American Taliban, Our Very Own Home Grown Terrorists Cells Operating In Plain Sight!! These People Are Not Patriots Cause From Most Of Their Polices You Can Tell Their Only In Office For Themselves And How Much Money They Can Hoard!! Every Time We Get A GOP President You Can Bet Your Life There’s Going To Be A WAR!!! Funny How None Of Them Nor Their Family Will Fight These Wars But Their Ready And Willing To Send You, Your Family Members And Your Friends To Fight While They Sit Back And Get Richer!!! And They Are Happy To Throw The 98% Of Americans Under The Bus In A Heart Beat!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

        Not only do they enrich themselves by waging a war, they borrow the money and keep it off budget and, as soon as a Democrat is elected to the White House, they cry about a balanced budget and blame Social Security and medicare for the deficit, even both so called ‘entitlements’ are in a trust fund, that has been funded albeit needs some tweaking for the future. All those revenue enhancement take money out of the pockets of the middle class.

        • 113121

          That is exactly right manfred.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Did Anyone See The NRA On The News Just More American Taliban Bullshit!!! Spinning And Dodging Real Solutions As Always!!! :-(

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            I listened with total awe at the NRA Spokesman Wayne ?. How arrogant and abnoxcious was his sales pitch to create more gun owners. He blamed everyone but the NRA for the shooting of these angels in Ct. . Does he not know that it was one of his NRA (good Guys) who purchased the weapons used. Does he not know that there were TWO armed securityofficers at the school in Colorado who were outguned by weapons used? This guy and the people he represents are pathological, fearmongering and dangerous. When they take even a midicum of responsibility I may listen to them. For many his fear tactics may get their adrelin going but for me it makes me sick to my stomach!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Same Here My Friend These People Are Truly Sick!!! They Care Less About America Or The American People, Money Seems To Be Their Only Agenda!!! :-(

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

            Hey Fern, can you believe what that clown said? Bad guys with guns shoot people. Good guys with guns shoots bad people! LMFAO! PEOPLE WITH GUNS KILL PEOPLE DOT PERIOD! Does getting incredibly rich make a person incredibly stupid? These terrorists are talking down to us like we’re children. We should have gotten them all out of there in November instead of waiting for 2014.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Got That Right We Need To Find Out Each One Of These Thugs That Putting The NRA Money In Their Pockets And Give Them A Wake The Hell Up Call Letting Them know They Are About To Lose Their Seats In Office Come 2014 Along With The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban!!! WE Are The Change We’re Looking For!! We Are Not Kids And And We Can Vote!!! While This Asshole Was Talking All I Could Think Of Are Those Poor Babies!!!! :_(

      • bcarreiro

        i ve been petitioning the notion to set in motion to abolish congressional republicans from congress …..now lets make it official. boehner you are no better then the 98 % so get a clue or fucking buy one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Boehner Low Life Ass Couldn’t Get The Votes To Pass His Plan B Cause Of The Party Of Crazies Don’t Want No Tax Hike For The Wealthy!! As I Said So Many Times Before These People Give Less Than A Damn About America Or The American People They Are Only In Office For Themselves And How Much Money Can They Hoard!! Christians And Patriots ??? More Like Terrorists And Traitors!!!!!!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/UACYCMKUZJ3TPDOMHLWYO4BF7I Roger

          bearreiro- You don’t need a petition, remember to vote in the midterms (or any election no matter how minor where you can vote against a repugnican) and remind your friends!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Got That Right My Friend :-) ALWAYS VOTE AGAINST ALL GOP/TEA PARTY AMERICAN TALIBAN MEMBERS!!! ALWAYS!!! NONE OF THEM ARE IN OFFICE TO HELP AMERICA OR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEY ARE IN OFFICE FOR THEMSELVES CAUSE THEY ALL ARE RICH!!!

      • Erik Nash

        Balancing the national budget is not what the GOP/Tea Party wants, what both blowhards want (that includes Norquist, the Koch brothers), they instead want to use the exact same mathematical slight of hand tricks that they’ve been accusing the president of for the last four years to continuously fund the many different projects for DoD and their bank accounts at the expense of everyone that don’t make anywhere close to $200,000+ a year.

    • CPANewYork

      Aside from Boehner’s weak comments about the economy and the coming fiscal cliff, I don’t see much coming out of the Republican camp. They seem to be hunkering down and digging in their heels. Ryan seems to be a political orphan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

        well said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tj.irish1 Tj Irish

    This whole plan B by GOP is soo ridiculous. It’s not going to pass. Both sides had finally started making progress and instead of working to finalize a deal. Boehner goes off sideways with this PLAN B. Which is really about the GOP in House trying to bring cover for themselves from the teabaggers in the House AND in the primarys. A deal was already telegraphed a couple weeks ago.

    In an article from Politico. Business CEO’s who met with Obama stated Obama would likely go to $500,000 on the Bush tax cuts and make some entitlement cuts. Obama knows to get a deal from the House he has to do this so the GOP members vulnerable from teabaggers in primary will vote for the deal. LOOK for Obama who is at $400,000 to go up to $500,000 to seal the deal. But NO the GOP has to play these politico games for now with Plan B BS!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      If the DNC can’t stand up to the GOP on Entitlements they don’t deserve to be in office either. Anyone stealing from the middle should be thrown out of office!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CATNK2DCP5W5UASDECIGNN2QSU dennis

    GOP has not been tight enough….NO MORE TAXES,,,,,,STOP THE EXCESSIVE SPENDING.
    I HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN MY BUDGET, (VERY HARD TO DO) PRESIDENT SHOULD GET A BUDGET AND LIVE BY IT………

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WSJDG76E3GMBG34ZDTF2RBCNCA Marlo The Bear

      Dennis, besides repeating the tea party line just what do you consider excessive spending and who started it? Excessive spending as in not having money to pay for School Security, teachers, policeman, firemans, highways, bridges, etc. if you are not stupid I think you get the picture. People on social security paid for it. Please be more specific and list this excessive spending and when and how it got started. The government unlike domestic households is not in the business of making a profit. Governments protect and take care of their people.

    • Sam Harrington

      up

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.kieselryan1 Debbie Kiesel-Ryan

    Oh Yeah, blame the President Boehner and Cantor. You are both pieces of garbage, I guess you don’t understand what the American people are saying to you. But, you both want to back the rich minority over the majority of how the rest of America feels. I hope you both get voted out of office along with that slug McConnell. We will still blame the republicans not matter what you do and you will pay at election time!!!!! Don’t forget the database we have and the work we did for the President, we are ready to do it again in 2014!!!!!

  • Goodsand

    I am truly becoming so sick of the Grand Ole Party. What are they thinking? They will not be content until there is no longer a middle class, only the haves and have nots.

    • suddencall

      Lets see now , fifty years of stabbing us in the back and you are just now feeling the pain . God you must be dead.

    • suddencall

      Corporations are all foreign , and the GOP and blue dog democrats ( republicans ) has been selling us out to these foreigners and no body sees anything wrong with that? Cowards see no evil , ain’t it the truth.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5CIVDGYWW7DUAQSXPXXAJQWM4Y kinklu

      I used to think the GOP were, at least, clever if not always wise, but don’t they know what happens to countries with no middle class? Do they want to return to Feudalism?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ALYOLBFEDHE2M65PG655WIZZHI Kevin

        Feudalism is a wonderful system if you are in the aristocracy. I think the modern term is one-percenter.

      • kuladot

        Yes, they do!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

        just as in Italy, Greece and Spain

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HKCTSVHCQJCJUU2VYCERLWWDE Richie T

    THEY LOST what’s it going to to get it through their 6 ft thick skulls.

    “Entitlement”
    “An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits based on established rights or by legislation.”
    “The right to guaranteed benefits under a government program, as Social Security or unemployment benefits”
    ‘right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)”

    THAT’S the problem, they’re screwing around with something that’ IS “legally” ours

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3KLBWHKGS2XTQUY42SEVNAH6K4 James H

      But it is an entitlement, I put it in so Iam entitled to get it!!!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

        Can you think of anyone more entitled than the rich?

    • GinnyAlbert

      They simply can’t face reality, and are on a downward spiral towards more losses in the House and Senate come next election. They don’t believe their policies were rejected, the GOP just thinks they didn’t drive them home hard enough. The next time the electorate will listen to them. DREAM ON!

    • Sand_Cat

      They didn’t lose so long as they have a president and a Democratic Congress willing to “compromise” and “meet them halfway” by giving them everything they want and getting virtually nothing in return.

      If you hadn’t noticed, the Republican minority virtually ran Washington the last two years, and they didn’t do too badly even before that, when the Dems had majorities in both houses and the White house.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

      The banks got away with it in the housing crises – they have been the role model for the GOP

  • jodimark

    Republocans are lost “in space”. They in a total disconnect with the American people. Their Tea Party members have complete control over what the party does, and a good number of them are serving their last days. Hopefully, the real Republican party will arise in 2013 when the new House returns.
    The things that gets me the most is that the hugh deficits occurred during Republican Administrations, and they said nothing about deficit spending during those times. But they did get taxes reduced. When George W. Bush became President following two yars of budget surpluses, the first bill that was signed was for a bill that lowered taxes for mostly te highest income people. Through eight years of his presidency there was deficits each and every year.
    Today’s Republicans are completey irrational. There is only one place where a very large of spending cuts can be found, that would make a fairly large dent in the deficit spending is with intitlements.
    Right now those wealthy in France are paying over 80% in taxes for those earning the highest incomes. When the USA last had a budget surplus, taxes on the wealtiest Americans was 91% on those earning over $100,000 per years. We have to get back to reality when it comes to taxes.

    Joseph Di Marco
    Carlsbad, CA

    • suddencall

      You call taxing any man 91% on his annual income a reality ? You aren’t talking for me.
      What is needed is to cut taxes , nation wide and divide this monster government by five from top to bottom , example ( instead of fifty states we would have five states and twenty senators ) . The twenty first century is here and we do not need these fat pigs to do our thinking for us and steal our tax dollars . We have computers and we can do our own voting.

      • CPANewYork

        suddencall:

        While I share your low opinion of politicians, I don’t see any merit in the other things that you’re advocating.

      • jodimark

        The 91% was on all they earned over $100,00 per year. We had no deficits then. With today’s economy, couldn’t we say “for example” tax all earnings in excess of $250,000 per year at the 65% rate?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

        That was a margin tax rate, nobody paid that rate. Just look at Romney’s 2010 tax return (it’s on the internet). He earned $21mm+ but because over $20mm was the result of interest payments, dividends and capital gains his effective tax rate after deductions was 13.9% nowhere near his marginal rate of 35%. So just dealing with marginal rates doesn’t effect the wealthy, the capital gains and dividend rates would have to be increased.

        As for the dividing by 5 the #of states that is not a reality that will ever happen, so if you are going to suggest something make sure it is in the realm of possibility.

      • jodimark

        I like some of what you have to say. But, realistically, it is simply impossible for it to happen. Our constitution wouldn’t allow it, and the Supreme Court would have to be guided to the Constitution for all of their decisions. That would leave only Congress to pass legistation to allow what you have suggested, which they wouldn’t. But I do like your thinking that the country needs to look at the entire political make up for major change to happen.I have a few of those kind of thoughts too.
        First I agree that we do not need two senators from each state. How about just one senator with a one time term of six years, with only Social Security, and perhaps a 401 plan, as a retirement plan like many Americans. Same with the House of Representatives with just half of the number now required and with a one time term of just four years, and the same retirement plan as the Senate. And how about just a one term run of six years for the President. This would eliminate our representatives, once elected to office, spending all of their time preparing for the next election, and voting favors, with their votes for major contributors to their campaigns.
        And how about we the tax payers paying for the cost of campaigns, with everyone required to spending exactly the same amounts, and no more, for their campaigns.
        We can dream can we not. Of course, none of this would ever be possible because congress would have to vote on it, and we know how they would vote.

  • steve

    Boner just doesn’t get it. On November 6, the voters said NO to plutocracy. The myth that filthy stinking rich people are “job creators” who deserve tax breaks is brain dead. It is on life support funded by the Repugs. Let the whole thing fall off the cliff. Then in January, the Dems can introduce a bill to reinstate tax breaks for the middle class only. Who in their right mind would oppose something like that?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    the GOP ding dongs are just crying baby’s sore LOSER’S thy can’t seem to get it the ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEY LOSE . and hearing to the news and ppl talking about the Libya attack blames the State Department and Congress for security flaws. for the GOP DING DONGS say when it come’s time to protect this country’s ppl. thy say its spending . and defence funding thy say were can we add money . it those idiots (THE GOP) wouldnt vote for $300 million to protect those ppl that was working for this country over there . the GOT said nope we can’t put money there . BUT WE HAVE TO GIVE TAX BREAKS TO THE GREEDY BASTARD’S 2 %

  • stsintl

    The Republicans, specially the Speaker of the House, must have been promised real big bribes by the 1%ers to protect their interests. In Socialism, the government controls the business tycoons. In Carporatism, business tycoons control the government.

    • Sand_Cat

      No, the really good thing here is that Republicans will sell out the public for free, on “principle.” The money from the 1% is just a nice, but incidental bonus.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    As the deadline for a budget deal nears good pick of words if the GOP was dead we’d prob. get more done for the country

  • dslocum

    Boehner’s “Plan B” is essentially NO plan. It’s simply an excuse for him to go home for Christmas. Congress doesn’t deserve to go home for Christmas. THEY HAVEN’T DONE THEIR JOB !!!!!!!! The obstructionist GOP tactics continue. Boehner and his GOP colleagues are not listening to the voters. Yet they continue collecting their paychecks. It’s a national disgrace.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5CIVDGYWW7DUAQSXPXXAJQWM4Y kinklu

    There should be a legal requirement that every multimillionaire in the USA live on a minimum wage income one week every 5 years, and every billionaire on a minimum wage income one week every year. It would revolutionize the attitudes in this country, benefitting rich and poor alike. The rich would learn to appreciate the advantages of not having to go hungry and the poor would benefit from higher minimum wages and laws designed to benefit the poor as well as the rich.

    Multitasking is the game. Instead of hiring new people, just change the job description to cover two jobs. I see people multitasking for $8.00 per hour like monkeys in a comedy stage show.

    My wife says, “What’s wrong with these people” at the fast food drive through where we’re ordering food. She says they ask you for your order and don’t answer you when you give your order if you could even understand there words since they’re in such a hurry they don’t fully pronounce their words. I tell her it’s because they’re doing as many as three jobs, taking your order, taking your money, and serving you the food, this with a line of cars three deep or more.

    I’m not ranting against efficiency. But there is such a thing as the dignity of human labor. After all, I could pay a dime more for my cheesy fries with fatty bacon on top (Yuck) that is going to give me a heart attack after the surge in my obesity.

    • CPANewYork

      Won’t work. The rich would just bribe their way out of it.

  • 1standlastword

    GOP = comfort the comfortable & afflict the afflicted

    Plan B is just what average Americans need after the greatest transfer of wealth since the Great Depression

    How bad do we want to punish the “r”epublicans!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNLLBE3HAIX3H2NEPNGDHCKJ34 Didi Paano

    I have a great idea on how to cut deficits….get rid of half the Republicans in the government. They have proven they are useless, they sign petitions which are treasonous and against EVERYTHING that they were voted into office for (to do what their bosses, we taxpayers, tell them to do and NOT what Grover (who?) Norquist tells them to do). So, let’s get rid of them….think of the money we’ll save?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNLLBE3HAIX3H2NEPNGDHCKJ34 Didi Paano

    Problem is…..they have plenty of money to tide them over for that one week….they STILL wouldn’t learn how to live on less.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNLLBE3HAIX3H2NEPNGDHCKJ34 Didi Paano

    Dennis: If we have no more taxes, how do you think we’d pay for the police force, the military, the roads you drive on, the food you eat, etc., etc., etc. You need to think before you open your mouth! Also, it isn’t the President’s job to “get a budget.” That job belongs to Congress…..it’s just his job to approve it once it’s passed both houses.

    • Sam Harrington

      Didi: finally someone understands the way congress is supposed to work!

  • rooscow

    This Republican leadership is not only deaf, but dumb and blind as well. Keep falling behind the delusion of your gerrymandered voting districts as your ranks slowly fall off the credibility cliff one by one. This can be done the easy way or hard way, I guess the only way you will face reality is the hard way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/franklin.palmezano Franklin Palmezano Osorio

    VV

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.leake.73 Linda Leake

    NEED TO VOTE THESE VULCHERS OUT, how do they expect us to live while paying their taxes, they cont to live high on the hog while giving us their crumbs, I hate what the Republican Party stands for, when I felt like they couldn’t stoop any lower, they do just that. I have no respect for any of them just pure scum bags, these crooks such as these millionaires, billonaires who don’t pay any taxes, wants us to cont to pay theirs, what a cruel, & malishish way to live, I am just sick of them all venting over how they are trying to make us feel, well we feel no fear, for they will get their butts kicked in the next election only two yrs from now still to far away, wish it would be like yesterday.

  • dorism770

    THE GOP IS APPARENTLY BLIND TO REALITY. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. THE MORE THEY TAKE AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE LOWER CLASS WILL ONLY COME BACK ON OUR GOVERNMENT IN THE WAY OF LOWER TAXES AND USER FEES. THIS IS ALREADY HAPPENING. IF TAXES IS RAISED ON THOSE EARNING 250,000 DOLLARS OR MORE WILL RESULT IN MORE MONEY IN THE TREASURY FOR ALL. PERHAPS A COMPROMISE OF TAXING THOSE ABOVE $500,000. WOULD SATISFY BOTH PARTIES. WE ALSO NEED TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF MONEY GOING TO ALLEGED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. SOME OF WHICH IS JUST A FREE RIDE FOR MILLIONARS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1511916455 David T. Kurtz

    THE REPUKES AKA the republican party, has been off the Reservation, since the election of this president first term, they completely lost their minds when they allowed the tea party, to take hold, and have a voice with in the party. Untill the right dumps the tea scum from it’s rolls, there will be hell to pay!!!!!

  • moonbug

    When is Obama going to wise up to the fact that when he gives in an effort to “compromise” the Republicans in the House are just going to fall back and redefine the goalposts. They have rolled him for the past four years, and they are still at it. I can’t believe this guy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NI46QXXUDAQQMSBARJVMI5G5YQ MelvinH

    TO THE GOP/TEA PARTY:

    YOU HAD A PRESIDENT SO FROM YOUR OWN GOP’S MOUTH READ MY LIPS:

    IT IS THE GOP/TEA PARTY’S CANDIDATE WHO SAID, “KISS MY ASS!!!” HE IS THE ONE THAT SAID TRUST ME. HE IS THE ONE WHO SAID I’LL JUST FIRE THE AIRCRAFT CONTROLLERS AND DO AWAY WITH THE UNION.

    I FOR ONE HAVE THE BACK OF THE PRESIDENT AND DON’T GIVE IN TO THE GOP/TEA PARTY.

    • Sand_Cat

      You’d better be careful the president doesn’t back over you.

  • Rhett59

    This man (Boehner) is INSANE! This man should be seeing a shrink. How is it that a mad man is one of the most powerful men in this nation? Someone needs to make this dude submit to (Drug & Mental) testing. And some of his friends need to be tested as well. I just find it hard to believe that him and his crew actually think we (The American People) can see right through their bull shit. There is something really wrong with their mindset….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7SRZEQA2P5FC42VYIBQW3PSRUU BSB

    THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO ABOLISH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP. THEY ARE HOLDING THE MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR AMERICANS HOSTAGE IN ORDER TO KEEP THE RICH AMERICANS RICHER. THIS A HORRENDOUS ACT THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING, AND IT CERTAINLY IS NOT FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY. JOHN BOEHNER WITH HIS SHIFTY EYES SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF FOR WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHENEVER HE COMES UP FOR RE-ELECTION, THEY CERTAINLY NEED TO VOTE FOR THE “OTHER” PERSON WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST HIM. HE IS NOT FIT TO BE THE “SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE”. WHAT HE IS PROPOSING IS AGAINST THE AMERICAN IDEALS OF THIS COUNTRY. THERE ARE FAR MORE POOR PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAN THERE ARE RICH ONES, YET, HE WOULD RATHER SEE THE POOR GO DOWN THE TUBE EVEN DEEPER THAN WHAT WE ARE ALREADY DEALING WITH, JUST SO THAT HE COULD HELP THE RICH. OR, IS THIS A RACIAL THING AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA, BECAUSE HE IS AFRICAN AMERICAN.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7I4SZXCEZM4ANW6O4OQEUOGL7M RB

    The Republican party is going the way of the dinosaur. Their arrogance and unwilingness to negotiate, just a symptom of much much deeper problems. Hopefully they will all be voted out next time around.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MD64AA7EDMYSXFLIS5FDE5LUTM kenny

    Iam sooo sick of hearing these whineing crybaby republicans!!!! The only thing they care about is themselfs and the party!!!! They dont give a Hoot about the country or the middle class!!!! I will never vote repubicans!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.bauman.100 Barbara Bauman

    forget plan B. I say lock a full house and a full senate in their chambers and do not let them out until this is settled in a manner that the president will sign. I am sick of seeing our representatives talking to empty rooms. If we pay them they should be in attendance or pay by attendance only!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.bauman.100 Barbara Bauman

    Forget plan B. I say lock a full house and a full senate in their chambers and do not let them out until they settle on a bill that the president will sign. I am sick of seeing our representatives talking to empty rooms. They should only be paid for the days they attend and work like the rest of us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.zogby Bob Zogby

    Hold on to your hats and wear a parachute. We are going over the cliff. Doesn’t matter to me, since I got “zero” on the Bush tax cuts. No refund check, no decrease in taxes. I fall in the “doughnut hole,” Good luck America. Billionaires will end up paying anyway, as well as the rest of America!

  • bobkamath

    The GOP has never been shy about telling us that they are the party of the rich. It’s about time we start believing them.

  • ExPAVIC

    Same Old, Same Old

    “Boner” Boehner wants to give the rich millionaires a “tax break” so they can take their savings and go out to buy FOREIGN CARS, take FOREIGN VACATIONS, and purchase FOREIGN GOODIES. Just like they did with the Reagan and Bush “trickle down” economic benefits.

    POTUS Obama must not use my Social Security COLA as a trading token in the screwed up Washington political blame game. That isn’t why 65 million SS dependents voted for him, and don’t hold you breath for us to vote Democrat in the future.

  • DurdyDawg

    I can’t understand how (according to stats) 34% would side with these GOP criminals.. have they already forgotten the underhandedness they exhibited during the presidential election? That their continuing their criminal ways simply tells me that these 34% are either sleepers or we’ve been fooled that only 5% are grossingly wealthy in this country. When they don’t even take steps to hide their intentions, it seems to me that more pubs than imagined wants these ‘entitlements’ for themselves. Get off your asses and start paying your fair share you pathetic wealthy moochers!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7SRZEQA2P5FC42VYIBQW3PSRUU BSB

    PLEASE ALL MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR CITIZENS OF THIS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHO HAS VOTED FOR JOHN BOEHNER IN THE PAST, WHEN HE COMES UP FOR RE-ELECTION AGAIN, PLEASE VOTE FOR THE OTHER PERSON WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST HIM. HE IS NOT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN, NOR THE POOR AMERICAN, HE IS ONLY FOR THE RICH AMERICAN, OR, HIS JUDGEMENT IS SO CLOUDED BECAUSE WE HAVE A AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS, OR THE POOR BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNATURE WILL BE ON IT, SO WHICH IS IT? IT IS SO DAMN SAD THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WOULD HOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOSTAGE, AND WOULD RATHER SEE THIS COUNTRY GO OVER THE FISCAL CLIFF, THAN WORK WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TO THE BETTERMENT OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY NEED TO ABOLISH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THEY WOULD RATHER SEE EVERY AMERICAN WHO IS COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT IS THE ONLY MEANS OF INCOME THESE FAMILY’S HAVE LOSE THAT, THEIR HOMES, THEIR TRANSPORTATION, HAVE NO FOOD, NO UTILITIES, THEY WOULD RATHER SEE THEM WITH “NOTHING” BEFORE THEY WOULD AGREE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA PLAN.

    THE BEST WAY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN DEAL WITH THEM, IS GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE WHEN THEY COME UP FOR RE-ELECTION. YOU SEE, THEY WILL COME TO THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE POOR FOR YOUR VOTE, BUT, THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT OR A PLACE TO LIVE. GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob Williams

    Yep – those Republicans are crazy, all right. What is a mere $16 trillion in National Debt. Lets see if we can double that. It worked for Greece, didn’t it?

    What – Greece is bankrupt? How did that happen? Who made the rule that you can’t continue to spend more than you take in? Probably Satan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5RCDJDYGQDMSPACCK735PGDYL4 Charles

      First sane comment! Thank you!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5RCDJDYGQDMSPACCK735PGDYL4 Charles

      What if all the rich people decide to leave because our new “fair” tax structure like Facebook’s Eduardo Saverins and the other 1800 that renounced their citizenship last year? Remember they’re rich, they can afford to leave!

      • metrognome3830

        What if all the middle class people decide to leave because of the “fair tax structure,” no jobs to be had except low-wage jobs. Then the rich people can stay here with their money and produce nothing until their money becomes worthless?

      • Justin Napolitano

        Don’t let the door hit them in the ass.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/5RCDJDYGQDMSPACCK735PGDYL4 Charles

          Great you going pay Eduardo’s tax, I’m glad somebody is going step up and help Greece, I mean the USA out here!

  • daffodilly

    Remember when John McCain said middle class is assets of 3 million dollars? In these Republican’s minds, they are lightening the load on the lower classes by making the cut-off point 1 million not 400.000.

  • Pam Miner

    THe GOP has become too extreme in everything . They have become the nuttiest of parties ever. They are all for the top 1%.
    The top 2% got 90%of any gained wealth in the last some years. They may pay 60% of taxes ,but Their TAX RATE is much LOWER THAN EVERYONE ELSES!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMUBMRNDEXOIF55F47MWM4U6ZY Right view

    Raise Tax on the rich is 1/4 of cutting the deficit, why ? because they
    have been getting many loopoles for approx. 30 years, the others 3 are :
    2) Two wars ( Afghan, Iraq ) costing the US tens of trillions, they need to stop.
    3) Tax breaks to companies that sent millions of Jobs to China, India, Mexico.
    4) We already have Medicare parts A, B, C ( no need Part D, of reduce it )

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMUBMRNDEXOIF55F47MWM4U6ZY Right view

    His Shadow, Millions of American already know and agreed with you 200%,
    these rich Republican are speaking from both sides of their mouth, in the
    end Kings, Queens, Presidents, Republicans come and go, but the people
    keep having millions of babies and they will win the battle !
    If Politicians like Obama are working on behalfs of the people for the people,
    not on behalfs of Big Corps, Big banks, Big Oils companies then the people
    will support them !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMUBMRNDEXOIF55F47MWM4U6ZY Right view

    Fern Woodfork, Many people also see your statements are true !

  • moonbug

    I can’t understand what the White House is thinking. It looks to me as if Obama and the Democratic Party are sitting in the “catbird seat.” If they held their ground and refused to budge on social security and other programs for the poor, the republicans would have no choice but to either give in or go over the cliff. If they go over the cliff then Obama and the Democratic Party could go to the American middle class and the American worker and tell them that it is the Republicans fault their taxes are going up. All he wants is an increase in taxes on the rich. This would strike home with the voters. This would be a great talking point fore Obama who could start going to the people and telling them to vote the Republicans out of control of the house in two years. Pen the blame on them, and it would work because it is true.

    But what are we hearing from the White House, cuts to social security and Medicare. What’s wrong with this guy?

  • montanabill

    Taxing the really rich and actually cutting spending is ‘extreme’? Who knew?
    I really am beginning to believe those who claim Obama wants the fiscal cliff so he can get taxes from everyone with big cuts to defense spending. Then he can come back with ‘tax cuts for the middle class bill’ and look like a hero. Nice strategy, but pretty transparent.

    • 4ProgressNow

      Well montana, the tax rates now were supposed to have ended a while ago – they were temporary. Anyway, GWB decided to SPEND money that was not budgeted and the tailspin began. The tax cuts should be allowed to expire and then the tax rates appropriate for our time now should be applied. Common sense, not strategy. BTW. the move you suggest would be more forgiving to the those indebted to Norquist.

      • montanabill

        GWB couldn’t spend a nickel not allocated by Congress. It was a Democrat controlled Congress. As I have said before, I don’t have a real problem with higher tax rates. Mine and yours are going up next year regardless of what the Congress does about Bush/Obama rates. I do have a very serious problem with spending.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    I say pass Plan B and give it to BaROKE . If he truley wants compromise he can then ask for what he wants . So far he and the DEMS have put nothing forth

  • http://twitter.com/Liv4Friendship Olivia B.

    stealing from my grandcildren is stupid!!!! What has this government come too. We have a President that goes on vactions which will cost $40,000,ooo for him and family to go to Hawaii. What about me!!!!! Why am I working 2 part time jobs to afford my house and feed the kids!!!! When I am told That I make to much money!!! Can’t pay bills or food!!! What happen to the Tea Party???? If you say you are one the govt puts you on a terrioism list!!!
    GOD I HOPE YOU CAN SAVE US!!! We diffently need you now!!!

    • dtgraham

      The White House needs a different travel agency for sure. Forty million dollars to go to Hawaii is a bit much. No doubt.

      • metrognome3830

        Yes it is, but I don’t believe it ever happened. That statement is directly from an anonymous e-mail that has been or was floating around the internet and has been debunked several times over. I find it interesting that Olivia B. feels guilty that she is stealing from her grandchildren, but doesn’t see any problem with the fact that successive administrations have been stealing from her for decades.

        • dtgraham

          That figure is obviously looney toon. I was just having some fun, but I could have worded that a little differently. It occurred to me later. Mocking a lot of conservatives is like shooting fish in a barrel. It’s too easy and I can’t help myself. And I’m a vegetarian.

          • metrognome3830

            HaHaHeHe ;-) Yes, it is too easy sometimes, isn’t it. I do believe the lady who posted it was a bit confused in regards to her political stance. A Libercon, perhaps.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWCQDCVCPVS2AOAKTD6HUNOEOI Enrique

    You libs must think you can welfair everyone into the middle class. When you stick it to the rich with taxes what will happen? My guess is they will provide fewer jobs or charge more for thier products and services or spend less. If they put off buying a large item like a boat, what will the boat company do?
    America is the one place you don’t have just sit arround and be envious. You can actually start your own business.

    • 4ProgressNow

      Enrique, where is the demand? Money needs to get into the working class. Those who have jobs have a level of uncertainty whether they’ll have it tomorrow. The working class economy is focused on essential buying – good luck on launching your new business now my friend!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to Enrique –

      The wealthy do not create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts. Nor do they reduce labor on a whim.

      They create jobs to supply the products and services that are in demand. As for labor costs, they will cut the cost of labor regardless of the tax benefits if the cost of labor can be cut without cutting back on output.

      This is only a political ploy that has been around since President Reagan started the fairy tale about “TINKLE DOWN ECONOMICS.”

      Tinkle down never worked, and never will work. If it did, we would have had record employment under George the Second.

      Instead, we had some of the worst employment numbers in the last few decades.

      As well as an enormous swelling of the national debt, the housing debacle, and of course, two UNFUNDED, TRILLION DOLLAR WARS.

      Certainly big business, small business, and start ups need capital. However, when big business is sitting on TWO TRILLION DOLLARS, why do they need more welfare for the wealthy?

    • Justin Napolitano

      Then let them provide less jobs. Eventually they will cut their own throats when no one can buy their products.
      Keep screwing with the middle and lower classes and they will come after you.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      Enrique, nobody’s going to allow Republcan/Tea Bag corporations, industries, or their political frontmen to bully them into making a wrong choice for this country. These criminals think they can extort America into wrecking itself for their persdonal enrichment, they’ve got another thought coming. These people work for us! Don’t you get that? The money that corporations and industries are getting in tax breaks, subsidies, and incentives comes from us! They are the ones receiving welfare, fool, not us! That’s the whole problem with a lot of suck-ass, misinformed, low-esteemed people, they give the rich power and privilege that they don’t deserve! Anyone— anyone— who would spitefully try to hurt you is not your friend. Don’t you get that? They are traitors to their own country, treacherous obstructionists who would rather take America down if they don’t get their way. Get a clue, man, or stand by yourself.

  • 4ProgressNow

    to say Obama has not done enough or has not presented a reasonable offer is horse manure and a political stall. the republicans’ only saving strategy(to appease the teabaggers) is to breach the cliff and vote for tax breaks that will be an inevitable consequence anyway. That’s not my preferred choice, but it beats having to tackle Soc Sec and Medicare in this round. In the meantime, they’ll try to do as much damage as they can muster to discredit the WH.

  • jodimark

    The Republican vote on their “so called” plan “B” is a mokery of our political system. They are so very good at playing games, and trying to throw the blame for no agreement with President Obama’s very reasonable plan, that they sound like I remember from my childhood. As kids, we always had a “come up” stupid answer that there was no answer at all. . .just a game to try to get the last word. No matter what the last word migh be, just be stupid, or shout loud (Like Tea Party) and they actually believe that their word will stick and be the last word.
    Will they ever get tired of playing with themselves?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Who the hell do these Republican/Tea Bags think they are? When will they realize that they lost the election? When will they understand that the reason they lost the election is because millions of Americans are sick of their obstructionist crap? When will they ever give President Obama the respect he deserves as their president, the leader of the free world? Pressdient Obama has proven that he works for the American people. They need to chest up, take their lick, and be men enough to get over it.President Obama don’t have to be kissing their asses. They lost!They’re the losers! They need to get a spark up their asses and get moving! If they don’t start to working with President Obama to get America moving forward, they won’t need a spark to light a fire under their asses. America will put put its foot up their asses by 2014 and have their butts so high up their backs, they’ll b walking around like long legged hunch-backs! They need to get to working for the American people or get to walking. We don’t need any dead weight behind us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.gagie Tom Gagie

    Proof that the GOP has no LEADERSHIP.
    Ryan,Cantor&Boehner are not ant kind of Leaders that this country needs .

    • 4ProgressNow

      Tom, how can you leave out Mitch McConnell?

  • Syl J.

    I’m sick of people acting as if the rich are being punished for being rich just because we’re asking them to pay their fair share of taxes. The fact is that the rich want to pay no taxes and let the poor and middle-class pick up the slack for them by having them pay higher taxes. They certainly aren’t being punished for being successful. They’re just being asked to pay their fair share of taxes just like everybody else in the USA. The poor and middle-class shouldn’t have to pay more taxes just because the rich don’t want to pay any. I pay my 35% every year, and I’m no millionaire, so they should too. I certainly don’t want to pay their taxes for them just because they don’t want to pay at least the same rate as I do. If they would have been paying their fair share of taxes maybe we wouldn’t be in this big deficit mess in the first place!!!

  • Justin Napolitano

    Let’s make this brief:
    Fuc the republicans and their rich serving ideas. They care only about the rich and themselves. Everyone else is unimportant and useless.

  • bravesky262

    You don’t compromise with liberals, incrementalists, communist, what ever you call the other side. This country has gotten used to compromising with the other side, and it has gained us this horrible mess we are in now. The republican party should go back to being as conservative as extremely possible. Esample; shutting down pernogrephy, putting common sence and real history back in schools, teaching kids the real truth about the invironment, about our forefathers struggle to make this country and why, show how far these treasonous idiots have distorted everything. The list goes on and on. Ihope some strong conservative gets in that has the same executive order with his or her pen and cancels all of this liberal and progressive BS that has been stuffed up our nose…….. And by the was, with what horrible thing that has happened in Conneticut, why in the world wouldn’t it be so prudent to vie on the side of safety and security to arm and train teachers to carry and use a firearm. Forthe purpose of guarding and protecting our most precious cargo, The next generation of good citizens. How manyyoung lives are no linger with us that would have been our next greatest inventers, statemen or women, teachers, heros and defenders of the honor of this country, because they let a mentally unstable person walk into a school and do this. We dont have a gun control problem, we have a political over control, lack of control of the known mentally unstable.

    • Paul Kennedy

      So much ignorance in one post.
      You’re several decades too late to see any communists anywhere in public life in the US.
      You actually believe the country has got used to compromise and that this has caused the current problems. In fact there has been almost no compromise and in fact no cooperation over the last 4 years.
      You seem to be quite deluded about what an executive order can achieve. It certainly can’t undo laws and programs that have been introduced over the years.
      The idea of arming teachers is the most stupid, dangerous and nonsensical thing that’s been suggested lately. Even the NRA isn’t that stupid.
      You should also see if you can find a dictionary. Look up ‘vie’. Whatever you think it means it doesn’t. And just because you heard someone talk about ‘precious cargo’ doesn’t mean it can be used just anywhere. (You can use it to refer to kids on the back seat, but not kids in school.)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKAPQC6LKCMBTWGRYUT6FBB3VQ minnie

    You guys are like a bunch of hard headed kids’. We dn’t have time for all of this bicking, bulling and just plane stupit “wanting to be seen” game. You guys works for us. So I say “STOP” plying games with each other and do your JOB.

    • karinursula

      That is the problem, they really don’t believe that they are working for us. I have never seen such disregard coming to us from Congress

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A4FWDOYB2YY4ORNTZ2UW5CSWXQ fidel

    GOP = American Terrorist.

  • DurdyDawg

    Boner of the day..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      Yes, if the GOP only had a brain! LOL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7XIIKC7ZAR55R2M7GDJ3TBEFG4 Jeremy

    FIRE THE GOP BASTARDS NOW!

  • TheOldNorthChurch

    No one has gone far enough to address the problem of mounting Debt. Bush tax rates need to expire, sequestration needs to continue, and any increase in the debt ceiling needs to be matched with 25% to 1 cuts in baseline spending and 1 to 1 cuts in planned increases.

  • onedonewong

    Really compromise?? Barak hasn’t offered anything more than tax increases and more spending. time he reads the Simpson Bowles report and put it into action.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Brown/1097607845 Larry Brown

    Neanderthals

  • ridemybroom

    boehner and cantor…2 of the biggest a-holes in america ! enuff said !

  • joceandre

    John Boehner is the craziest son of a hoot we have had to deal with in a long time. I think it’s time that President Obama put on his kicking shoes and kick Boehner’s ass. If we wanted Boehner to make decisions we would have elected him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maryann.mauroflaker Maryann Mauro Flaker

    Don’t give in to the #$#$#))(% President Obama…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T7HYWFEOCJGGWYVNSP5LYWFBWY Cliff

    Americans are known for our short memories, but I just hope we will not forget how the GOP has handled this and other issues come election time!!

  • Wouldlike

    People that work pay into social security and medicare every paycheck, it’s something thats paid for, while our do nothing politicians, get all the perks for free and get there pockets full of money from all the rich people, who want political favors, what is wrong with this picture. And people keep voting for these worthless people, I for one don’t understand all of this. Both parties are worthless and to blame.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DPY5ADXTDUGABOL7TPUJQEP5YE JOAQUIM

    REPUBLICONS=GERRYMANDERING=REPUBLICONS

  • Bluebaer22

    The Republicans refuse to admit that social Security and Medicare neither one is a part od the budget deficit! Social Security and Medicare both are seperately funded and are a part of a trust fund that is totally seperate from the rest of the Federal Budget. The Republicans have been against Social Security since it was first passed in the 1930’s! Medicare was passed as a part of President Johnson’s attempt to give seniors and the disabled medical care. The Republicans and their rich benefactors only want to bleed the seniors and the working peoples pocket boks dry, and control them! Call your Senators and your Congressional Representatives and tell them no changes to Medicare, Social Securoty and Military and Veterans retirements!

  • kdisg

    calling them entitlement burns my butt. We worked a lifetime to get that small benifit.
    UN-AMERICAN-ISM jas been taken to a new level by these nut jobs. The republican party was NEVER this crazy but now to be a gop you have to be of th opinion that a woman should walk 10 syeps BEHIND her husband and stay in the kitchen. The attack on woman, seniors, gays, disabled, the poor, and now middle class have put them in a new UN-AMERICAN catagory unlike wevbe never seen. cutting medicare and socal security to give the rich and big oil tax breaks makes them haters of all of us, what else should we think after blocking everything that could have helped get our recovery moving, including jobs etc. Checking medicare when first approved way back when I was suprised to find that EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED NO to medicare, they will take it now but in the very begining all of them voted no, we had ZERO votes, just lucky we had a few DEMS in those days otherwise we would never have it today. Remember how much they hate us 47% folks. not they they know ANYTHING about living as a stuggling american

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6VZY6IKXCGADT7X73A5S2OTUGQ Art

    Evidently they HAVE.

    OK, GOP…..what are you going to do to this country next?

    Get our credit rating downgraded AGAIN

    Create an even deeper recession

    Fix it so NONE of you ever get re-elected to public office again

    ALL OF THE ABOVE!

  • Shisso Christopher

    Looks like the devil himself is in charge these peoples mind,and they still go to churches every Sunday.Thank goodness God is not a republican.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    No low is too low these days for Republicans. What they want are impeachment of this president so they can return to the GRAND OLD RIP Off their party is so deeply embedded in. We need to get rid of Boehner …A speaker of the house isn’t the president. Neither is his attack dog Ryan a VP…where do they get off acting as if they have to second guess everything this administration does especially when the majority of Americans voted for this president? What is the GOP trying to prove? Their power and might over the entire country?

    Maybe it IS time to impeach…Boehner, McConnell, Ryan and Cantor…these are the Norquistians who rule with an iron hand over tax dollars that don’t belong to them.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      If Democrats were holding this country hostage the way the GOP is, there would be hell to pay. They would be calling for the impeachment of Congress if it was the other way around. The GOP is digusting and despicable, imo.

  • Ana1conda

    When are they going to learn, that racial hatred or hatred of any kind will not keep their money in their pockets! When are they going to learn to stop being such big babies and do the right thing for everyone. Do they really think that they have earned the majority of that which they call theirs was stolen from the 47% and that they lost the election????
    What gives with the Republicans??? Why can’t they just accept defeat and work for the better good of everyone? What makes them feel that they can destroy this country by bleeding the poor dry??? Are they willing to turn this country into a second “Tale of Two Cities??? If they want to leave the country, do so and start a life for themselves in SA in the Amazon; I’m sure they can have a good time lording their money might over a few constrictors and pythons, etc. GROW UP GUYS!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Olivia B., honey, the reason you are working two jobs to feed your children goes back a few years before President Obama even thought of becoming president. As a matter of fact, he was struggling himself, the same as you, me, and the rest of us. President Obama has had a Jobs Bll is Congress since 2010, a bill that would have employed many of us. It has never been considered by a Republican/Tea Bag Congress because they have an agenda to make America fail in order to make this president fail, darling. Congress is hurting you and the rest of America. they are the ones that has the power to sign the Jobs Bill and support our president in strengthening America, sweetheart. But they are not. They want the country to hurt, to fail, so that they can continue to blame President Obama. Be assured, things will get better before they get worse. In 2014, America will get the dead weight out, and America will heal itself, and i hope you, the kids, and all of America do fine and appreciate what our president has done for us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CXAL5B72JQ7KRNOK5YT7WRSF4M norman

    They have been too radical, for many years. Nothing new here.

  • frank l. bennett

    Like they say “You can’t fix stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

    John Boehner is the worst Speaker of the House in US history! The GOP have made this about President Obama instead of the country. They could give a rat’s patootie about our nation. For the GOP/Tea Party, this is about defeating the first black president by any means necessary, even if it means we go off a cliff. I hope history tells the truth years later about this.

  • ronaldhyams

    The problem we are fast approaching the end of the year and if nothing by congress the country is going to have to deal with dire consequences starting on 1/1/13

    Last night Speaker Boehner could not pass his plan B even tho his party controls the house. Talks between the the president and Mr. Boehner seem like they”re going some where EXCEPT while the president CAN deliver his votes , Mr.Boehner CAN NOT DELIVER THE REPUBLICAN VOTES NECESSARY.

    The country is on a course that there will be NO WINNERS only LOSERS. On Tuesday morning 1/1/13, 300 million Americans are going to wake up asking HOW THE HELL DID WE GET HERE, WHOSE FAULT IS IT, WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?

    Well republicans you are going to pay more dearly than anyone as the blame will put on you,and more importantly you”re republican representatives earned the for you. There is no one in your party who can lead. You may not like Pres Obama, but like him or not he CAN NOT reach an agreement with a party that has NO leader.

    What will happen? The country will Not be destroyed , the democrats and independents will craft something to keep us going BUT all Americans will pay for this injury and our World Standing will be questioned and maybe harmed beyond repair.

    So all republicans who put America before your party get on the stick you’ve got 10 days to have your party make a difference. LET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES HEAR FROM YOU

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BLNRG7OCKR3ME3MSVJG7HKVZLM Tom

    Why don’t we pass legislation requiring NRA to equip each classroom in
    america with a safe room for events like just happened in Connecticut? I feel sure they can raise the prices of their assault weapons enough to cover the cost.

  • http://www.facebook.com/r.n.mcdonald Rob McDonald

    The Republicans cheated the elections to get their House majority, they need to be arrested for conspiracy to commit treason against their oath of office, and the people they swore it to.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FZRMJBSL6FVVGXGV4JJNWALPRY KM

    I thought they’d gone too far when they were cheering on and laughing during the Aids epidemic…but everyone else either didn’t get the joke or they were just feeling guilty for having voted for it…And I’m NOT just talking about the cheering and laughing…

  • DRBOB20003

    THE TEA PARTY APPARENTLY IS NOT A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION, BUT AN ATTEMPT BY A FEW WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA. DR. ROBERT E. RINGLE

  • bchrista

    In answer to Charles, Onedonewong, Lana Ward, Montana Bill and all the other ass Kissing Republicans that Hate President Obama and the Democrats I would love to see all you and the 1% and Republicans pack your asses and your money so you won’t have to pay anymore taxesand move to China, india or any othe country you have outsourced jobs and money to and leave i’m sure the rest of us will survive I seem to remember another group of people came here fleeing Religious persercution with nothing but a few possessions and turned this country into one of the greatest in the world until some of you got rich and used your money to corrupt the greedy Republicansand fucked up the country with your greed and lies please leave us we’ll survive I’ll bet you on that.

  • bchrista

    Be careful what you wish for BSB remember the Tea-Party is planning to install Paul Ryan in his place that’s like jumping out of the pan into the fire. In agreement with MelvinH those you quoted were all Republican Presidents who had a hand in screwing the American people with their policys including “Good Job Brownie”

  • bchrista

    Apparently Michael Stoll is blind, can’t read or, has his head up his ass so far he’s missed the various conversation wherein it has been stated that President Obama his been presenting recommendations to the Republicans to solve our countrys problem since 2010 and was rejected by the Congress who spoke through McConnell and made that famous quote “we will make Obama a one term President” and that’s a fact. I wish these Repub loving pundts would check their facts before they open their mouths and spew out their shit,it’s one thing t talk just to hear yourself, it’s another to tells lies about another person just because you don’t like him or because of his color, I bet if you bunched all the pundts that talk against Obama he is heads above in intellegence above them and that’s what they hate a black man smarter than them.

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