Sunday, December 18, 2011

Republicans are Cracking Up

From the NY Times:
WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader on Sunday flatly rejected a short-term, bipartisan Senate measure to extend a payroll tax break and unemployment insurance, setting the stage for a bitter year-end Congressional collision and the potential loss of benefits for millions of Americans...The surprising setback threatened the holiday plans of lawmakers and President Obama, deeply embarrassed Republican leaders in both chambers and raised the specter of a Jan. 1 tax increase that economists have warned could set back the already fragile economic recovery...

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader who, like scores of his colleagues, voted for the Senate-brokered agreement to extend the tax cut temporarily, retreated from the measure Sunday, throwing his support behind Mr. Boehner’s idea to come up with a yearlong extension, which was the original goal of Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats.

I'm pretty sure this is a sign that the Republicans are falling apart. Mittens will be probably be our next president, but that will be their last hurrah...


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