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What's On C-SPAN ...?

by: mooncat

Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 16:25:45 PM CST



Republican PartyRight now, as Republicans are about to force a tax increase for 160 million Americans, what is Congress debating?  A bust of Winston Churchill. 

You might expect John Boehner -- who precipitated this payroll tax crisis by losing control of his caucus over the weekend -- would be working behind the scenes to broker a compromise, but no.  Boehner is up there jawing about Winston Churchill instead of out trying to solve current problems (which he helped create.)

Watch C-SPAN live here.

Confession: My TV was tuned to a Paula Deen Holiday so I would have totally missed this GOP political malpractice but for a phone call from countrycat chortling about how out of touch Republicans are.

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Paula Deen (4.00 / 1)

Very intellectual TV watching you do, Mooncat!

But I have my own confession:  I used to watch professional rasslin' every Saturday morning on TV.  Now I watch America's Funniest Home Videos. 

 



Are you insinuating Paula Deen isn't intellectual? (4.00 / 1)

That lady has made a small fortune for herself and her kids -- there are serious brains in that folksy blonde head.

Besides, it's the eating season and watching the GOP run the middle class off a cliff on C-SPAN puts me right out of the cooking/eating mood.   



Work harder and work smarter!

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Paula Deen (4.00 / 1)

I agree that she has brains under whatever wig she's wearing at the moment.  I don't like her emphasis on fatty, caloric-laden foods.

This summer we visited Savannah.  When we came back, everyone asked, "Did you go to Paula Deen's restaurant?"

Um, no.



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GOP Hypocrisy on display (0.00 / 0)

Over 50 House Republicans co-sponsored a 2 month payroll tax holiday in 2009.  So much for Boehner's assertion that a 2 month extension is too short.

What happens if the payroll tax cut expires because of Republican dithering?

– According to Macroeconomic Advisers, allowing the payroll tax cut to lapse “would reduce GDP growth by 0.5 percent and cost the economy 400,000 jobs.”

Barclay’s estimated that letting the cut expire would knock 1.5 percent off of first quarter growth next year.

Republicans kick the economy in the head, one more time.  All they care about is hurting the country, hurting Obama & trying to get re-elected.

 



Work harder and work smarter!

I can't believe we caved on the freaking pipeline. (4.00 / 1)
What is the issue, so vital that our party will not yeild on it?  What are the Washington folks going to tell the people of Nebraska about their right to protect their state from this abomination? States' rights?  Only when it's convenient.

Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

 

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