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Campus Question – January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013

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Campus Question – January 1, 2013

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As of 3:45pm today, House Republicans are blocking the budget bill that passed the Senate to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ with an 89-9 vote. Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH) called the Senate “sleep-deprived octogenarians” and said House Republicans now demand “symbolic” spending cuts be added. A Senate Democratic aide rejected the call for amendments, saying “We’re done,” and there are enough House Democrats to vote with Republicans and pass the Senate bill. Will this blatantly partisan display finally end the media’s false equivalence meme?

  • NCrissieB

    Today on Campus

    Morning Feature – Winning Progressive with Celebrating 2012’s Progressive Victories
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    Midday MatineeTuesday’s Tale: I Resolve….

  • Right now, the way it looks, if they don’t pass it, the Republicans will get all the blame. As well they should. Cantor is apparently more interested in posturing and showing how ideologically (or idotically) pure he is than in getting something accomplished.

  • NCrissieB

    Worth noting: Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) retires today. The real trick … Rep. LaTourette blamed “polarization” on Capitol Hill for his decision to leave.

    Oh my.

    It now looks as if the House will try to pass an amended bill. If they can’t get 218 votes for it, they’ll bring up the Senate bill for an up-or-down vote. All of the sources I’ve seen this afternoon say there are enough House votes to pass the Senate bill. A majority of those votes will be House Democrats, and many say that will cripple Speaker Boehner …

    … whom Majority Leader Eric Cantor backstabbed today by publicly announcing that he opposed the Senate bill.

    So our working poor, those struggling to find jobs, college students, seniors, veterans, and millions of other hardworking families kitchen table budgets … hang in the balance over a Republican duel for House Speaker.

    Now I understand how pretend-candidate-on-a-book-tour Herman Cain led the polls during the GOP primary in 2011. Simply, too many Republicans can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality.

  • addisnana

    The tyranny of the minority is not enshrined anywhere in the Constitution that I know of. Why is LaTourette, who is retiring, all over the TV? At least we have muted him.

    Crazy people…. I wonder if the people who voted for the Tea Party have any idea of how this would hit them if it happens.

    • winterbanyan

      All I can say is amen!