Originally Posted by parafly
Their time for political grandstanding had come to an end. They were trapped in a corner with basically no leverage, and they knew it. They took it as far as they could go and in the end had no other choice but to give in.
Sure they had another choice.
They vote "no" and then tell us why, in clear and concise language.
Then they argue their case going forward.
Sadly, I think (R) lacks the spine required to do anything of merit or defend anything successfull from a fiscal conservative standpoint. A dying (if not dead) party.
Congrats to the left, you won pretty much a total uncontestable victory. Guessing Obama will get his tax increase on the $250k->$400k crowd before his second term is over as well.
So we have a small (net value) tax increase, and alot more spending. Guess the deficit will wait (I pray it waits long enough for me to retire, get at least something for S.S. before it defaults, and I die off.....).