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What about Congress and Sarah Palin?

Quitters in the same way?

Congress Adjourns Until Elections, Punts on Tax Cuts and Spending

The House and Senate voted late Wednesday and early Thursday morning to adjourn until after the November elections, funding the government through Dec. 3 and leaving work on all 12 annual appropriations bills and a vote on the expiring Bush tax cuts until the chambers return for a lame duck session after Nov. 2.

In a display of just how much disagreement Democrats had within their own caucus, 39 House Democrats joined the House Republicans late Wednesday in an effort to force Congress to vote on the cuts before leaving town. Democrats won 210 to 209, but only after Pelosi took the unusual step of voting to break a tie.

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Asked by mustbeGRACE at 3:06 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 3:07 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • The republicant's wanted to stop EVERYTHING over a month ago (while still getting PAID of course)

    so they could use that time to CAMPAIGN and hopefully get the majority...



    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:17 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Sure makes the Democrats look scared.


    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 3:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Scared, No

     Lazy and inefficient workers, YES


    Answer by Sisteract at 3:50 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Why is it that suddenly the Republicans can block everything, they never could before, the Dems did whatever they wanted to, after all, they have the majority...

    Answer by agentwanda at 4:32 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Read the last paragraph, Dems are joining Repubs in voting because they're scared of losing their seat! They realize the people are serious and will boot them out!

    Answer by Laura2U at 5:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • HMMMM, wasn't it John Boehner on the Senate floor begging the Senate to NOT go home before a vote was taken? I think he was. So, sweet, how were the repubs the ones wanting to go home and campaign? I think the repubs were the ones wanting to go home with a vote either way to defend or use for a vote. Now the dems have to explain why we don't know what is going to happen. They are leaving it to a lame duck Congress. PBO and Pelosi have lost control of their party. We are watching the fall of an American president play out before our eyes.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:43 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Lazy and inefficient workers, YES

    That's exactly what I was thinking !

    Answer by parrishsky at 5:52 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • So, let me guess, they did NOT vote to EXTEND the expiring Bush tax cuts?! Hmmm...I guess really hadn't planned on extending them at all...even though Obama SAID he would!!! LOL I guess they'll only come out of recess if another bank or union bailout is necessary!!! UGH!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:22 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Didn't vote on the tax cuts.... And it's an election year... Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.... They are ALL Quitters.. Sarah wasn't the first... And as we can see from ALL of CONGRESS, she won't be the last... Fools are the ones who refuse to see it...The only good thing about Sarah leaving the Gov, was she was no longer wasting the state's money to fight frivoulous charges... Charges that she was (for the most part) cleared of....  If only we could do the same with Rangel, Waters, Bernice Johnson, etc...  Ohhh, but I am sure SOME are ok with them being in office....Interesting...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

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