From NBC’s Ken Strickland and Kelly O'Donnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this morning that Republicans will block any legislation from coming to the Senate floor until two key economic issues are addressed: funding the government (the “continuing resolution” which must pass to prevent a government shutdown) and the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.
While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike,” the letter reads.
While I agree with Gov. funding issues, it does appear that the Republicans are bent on keeping the tax cuts for their wealthy friends and the use of terms like "job-killing tax hike" comes under "fear-mongering".... from what I've read they want the tax cuts for the very wealthy and large corporations to stay in place or they won't approve them staying in place for the middle and lower income groups. So, with the tax cuts that Bush put through in what...2003 and currently millions out of work...tax cuts for the very wealthy and large corporations obviously do not result in jobs in this country but of course people here being able to support their families isn't the main concern of our elected officials in Congress.
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Answer by UpSheRises at 1:02 PM on Dec. 1, 2010
"Liberals scream "obstruction!," but think about it. The government runs out of money in two days and a huge tax hike looms over the economy. But what are the Dems doing? "Don't ask, don't tell," a settlement with black farmers and the DREAM Act. In other words, they are throwing the final crumbs to key Democratic special interest groups while the rest of the country's business takes a back seat"
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Answer by pam19 at 1:04 PM on Dec. 1, 2010
Because this administration is all about bringing down this evil capitalistic society, and replace it with the government that knows best for everyone (socialistic). Just like the recent threat from terrorist is no longer to kill so much as it is to make our economy hemorrhage and collapse, so it is with this admin. to cause so much financial fear that all the sheeple will run scared to big daddy government to save them.....therefore becoming enslaved and completely happy because they don't have to think anymore, do anymore then what they are told to do.
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