GOP Senators to America: Billionaires First

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All 42 Republican Senators have signed a letter to Senate Majority leader Reid stating they will block all legislative action in the Senate’s remaining term, unless they first pass tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.  Nothing else will be allowed to come to a vote before their second most important agenda item is passed (the first being insuring President Obama serves only one term).  The rich come first.

It doesn’t matter to them that the Congressional Budget Office has crunched the numbers, and reported that extending tax cuts for the top few percent of Americans is the least effective way to stimulate the economy, and extending unemployment payments the best.  For the Republicans, it’s payback time.  They are going to reward the people and companies that supported them to the tune of billions of dollars in ads and campaign contributions, and they are going to drag the Democrats down any way they can, regardless of any other of the nation’s business that won’t get handled in the mean time.

This is what the Tea Party and the Republicans among us have wrought.  I hope they are happy.  Their nearsightedness is going to affect this country for a long time.  We’ve been stepped on by the elephant, and we’re about to get shat upon as well.

For just one report about the subject, see CNN.



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Hey!  What is happening?  Is Washington actually going to surprise me and pass the National Defense Authorization Act WITH the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell still in the bill?  It seems so!  Recent reports are making it look like the bill will come before the Senate with the repeal provision intact, and that there are enough votes to prevent a filibuster by Senator John McCain or others.

I’m crossing my fingers, and looking forward to seeing this discriminatory stain on our national honor fading away, beginning next year.

Stay tuned.

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