Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quitting time on Friday – 'Hour for immediate action'

Candid portrait of a nation in open revolt, heading over a fiscal cliff

Washington waits until the last minute while “normal people meet deadlines...they get things done...” the President said, as a refractory House of Representatives drives a rudderless, foundering ship of state off a fiscal cliff...

...But if an agreement isn’t reached in time between Senator Reid and Senator McConnell, then I will urge Senator Reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote –- one that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance to two million Americans looking for a job, and lays the groundwork for future cooperation on more economic growth and deficit reduction. 

 I believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as those leaders allow it to actually come to a vote. If members of the House or the Senate want to vote no, they can –- but we should let everybody vote. That’s the way this is supposed to work. If you can get a majority in the House and you can get a majority in the Senate, then we should be able to pass a bill...

The President will appear on 'Meet the Press' on Sunday morning - for the first time in three years, since he appeared on all networks on a Sunday morning to tout his health care plan...(click here for a good time)
A national reaction carved in stone

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