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DC Insider Alert, no deal and sending back a message to Obama, keep your pay increase House just passed a Pay Freeze.

KCurtis 2013/01/02 00:13:00
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Eric Cantor just notified me that the house will either not vote on the Fiscal Cliff bill without Spending Cut modifications or it will not pass.

And just to make sure Obama has an idea of how serious they are, they passed a Pay Freeze for Congress in a 287-129 vote.

Democrats have made it clear it's over the cliff we go. They knew the minute they sent the autocratic bill to the House it was dead in the water.
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  • macbeth 2013/01/02 13:53:02
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    macbeth
    +2
    Why do I get the impression that some posters on here would have liked the negotiations to fail and the country to go over the cliff. I really don't see how anyone would have come out a winner if that had happened.
  • Bcounted macbeth 2013/01/02 19:34:37
    Bcounted
    Just can't shake the monkey on our backs... The middle class pay's once again payroll taxes goes up with the deal. only the poor and government wins.
  • Mr. T 2013/01/02 13:37:54
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Mr. T
    +1
    Sorry....that should have been "Thanks, but no thanks Eric Cantor."
  • hatter 2013/01/02 13:34:19
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    hatter
    +2
    Screw Obama. no deal on the fiscal cliff till you get serious about spending cuts. All he wants do is spend more when he really needs to spend less. Let the tax cuts expire. Obama just wants to fundamentally change America that's all. And he has. We now hate our neighbors even more.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2013/01/02 11:34:56
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    Cantor was wrong. One third of the House Republicans, including Boehner, voted for the Senate bill - and for the country.
  • KCurtis JCD aka... 2013/01/02 21:43:46
    KCurtis
    +2
    No you're wrong the House created it's own bill.
    President Barack Obama made waves last Friday when — amid a fierce fiscal cliff debate — he signed an executive order ending the pay freeze on certain federal workers. Beneficiaries to see a pay boost included Vice President Joe Biden and members of Congress.

    Though the raises were relatively modest (at least for a government that runs trillion-dollar deficits)– about $900/year for members of Congress and $6,000/year for Biden– the Weekly Standard writes that the executive order would cost the taxpayer roughly $11 billion over the next ten years.

    On Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation blocking the pay raise.

    “Unbelievably, in the middle of talks this week on tax rates and sequestration revision, in the midst of high deficits and a growing national debt, the president has proposed pay increases for members of Congress,” Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) summarized. “I have to say that nobody in this town saw this coming, and very few think it is warranted.”

    The measure received immense bipartisan support, passing 287-129, with 55 Democrats voting with Republicans against the president’s proposal.
  • JCD aka... KCurtis 2013/01/02 21:47:03
    JCD aka "biz"
    Thank you. I was actually speaking about the vote on the fiscal cliff, not answering your question. Sorry.
  • redhorse29 2013/01/02 08:24:51
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    redhorse29
    +1
    Last I heard the House voted to support the Senate proposal. It does not address everything so there are big issues ahead. Looks like your inside info was wrong but so were the major news networks (for the most part).
  • KCurtis redhorse29 2013/01/02 21:44:06
    KCurtis
    President Barack Obama made waves last Friday when — amid a fierce fiscal cliff debate — he signed an executive order ending the pay freeze on certain federal workers. Beneficiaries to see a pay boost included Vice President Joe Biden and members of Congress.

    Though the raises were relatively modest (at least for a government that runs trillion-dollar deficits)– about $900/year for members of Congress and $6,000/year for Biden– the Weekly Standard writes that the executive order would cost the taxpayer roughly $11 billion over the next ten years.

    On Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation blocking the pay raise.

    “Unbelievably, in the middle of talks this week on tax rates and sequestration revision, in the midst of high deficits and a growing national debt, the president has proposed pay increases for members of Congress,” Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) summarized. “I have to say that nobody in this town saw this coming, and very few think it is warranted.”

    The measure received immense bipartisan support, passing 287-129, with 55 Democrats voting with Republicans against the president’s proposal.
  • Wayne 2013/01/02 06:54:25
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    Wayne
    +3
    Obama is doing this on purpose. His desire is to destroy the USA from within financially.
  • Brandon Michaels 2013/01/02 04:30:43
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    Brandon Michaels
    +2
    What is there to say, really?
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2013/01/02 04:17:44
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +2
    Let's rock and roll, Folks.
  • RichJ 2013/01/02 03:52:39 (edited)
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    RichJ
    +4
    May the tea party republicans have the strength of conviction even in the face of certain persecution. Send Obama's "crap sandwich" (thank you Mrs. Maggot) back.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2013/01/02 03:44:05
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +5
    Elections have consequences......hey paulpukes and weedbaggers....when it all hits the fan what will YOU do about it?...since you helped caused it...will you help to clean it up...I think not
  • Swaps 2013/01/02 03:04:13
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    Swaps
    +1
    not obama's fault. congress waited this long to get down to business. too much coke and too many broads I guess.
  • Old Salt 2013/01/02 02:40:32
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2013/01/02 02:14:14
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
  • Zepland 2013/01/02 02:00:20
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Zepland
    +2
    Hope these people are thinking of our families as well as theirs.
  • Bcounted 2013/01/02 01:55:58
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Bcounted
    +3
    I'll bet it passes! And it still includes a tax increse for the middle class.
    Bcounted
  • KCurtis Bcounted 2013/01/02 01:57:46
    KCurtis
    +2
    You might be right, Eric is one of the good guys but this is an Unwhipped vote. No time for bargaining.
  • Old Salt KCurtis 2013/01/02 03:12:27
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2013/01/02 01:00:15
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +5
    Obama sucks.
  • kaZappoo 2013/01/02 00:56:49
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    kaZappoo
    +3
    to be fair ,,,it's not just obama ...it's the whole joke of this govt. they classify as an admin.

    neither side is worth sh*t !
  • Beccy 2013/01/02 00:52:23
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    Beccy
    +4
    There they go playing good cop bad cop again
  • les_gvt 2013/01/02 00:49:28
    Over the cliff we go, thanks Obama
    les_gvt
    +5
    Bonehead is growing a spine? he must be getting worried about his position as Speaker
  • ☆astac☆~PWCM 2013/01/02 00:48:35
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +5
    Screw you obama, you can kiss my butt
  • deidara... ☆astac☆... 2013/01/02 11:33:32
  • macbeth ☆astac☆... 2013/01/06 14:51:29
    macbeth
    And the award for least intelligent post goes to......
  • KCurtis macbeth 2013/01/06 15:39:10
    KCurtis
    YOU!
  • macbeth KCurtis 2013/01/06 15:44:46
    macbeth
    Oh, the rapier-like wit!
  • Wulfdane 2013/01/02 00:47:00 (edited)
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Wulfdane
    +6
    Obama wanted to go over the fiscal cliff, it was a way for him to force higher taxes on the middle class without having to take responsibility
  • Beccy Wulfdane 2013/01/02 00:53:09
    Beccy
    +3
    Yeap, playing good cop//bad cop
  • dubbie 2013/01/02 00:42:41
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    dubbie
    +5
    Its about time they put this arrogance's in its place , Let him pout
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/02 00:39:52
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    SIMPATTYCO
    +3
    The GAUL to raise salaries at the same time ...DON'T SIGN IT THE WAR STARTS NOW
  • HOMBRE 2013/01/02 00:38:44
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    HOMBRE
    +5
    . Tell Obama to stick it where the sun don't shine.
  • Dale 2013/01/02 00:23:46
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Dale
    +6
    Well, maybe some members of House are growing a small bit of a backbone. And at this time I will give a polite golf clap. If they grow a large bit of backbone I will give a resounding clap of appreciation.
  • deidara... Dale 2013/01/02 11:35:08
  • Mrs. maggot 2013/01/02 00:15:41
    Thanks but No thanks Obama
    Mrs. maggot
    +9
    Keep your crap sandwich Obama...we don't find it appetizing.
  • KCurtis Mrs. ma... 2013/01/02 00:19:15
    KCurtis
    +7
    Yup it's over House has been dismissed. Thank you GOP!
    LMAO
  • shuturp... Mrs. ma... 2013/01/02 02:24:29

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