Editor’s Note – Please allow me to be the very first to dash any hopes you may have had that the Republican Party is any more serious than the Progressive Left about controlling spending and tackling the crushing debt in this country.
This “compromise” is nothing more or less than yet another Stimulus Package that will push this country further into debt, carefully crafted by the political elite on both sides of the aisle to look like anything but. And, at $858 Billion, it’s bigger than the original Stimulus Bill!
And the entitlements continue to flow…unemployment benefits have become the new welfare system in America. Who needs a job when Uncle Sam will pay you for three years to sit at home.
Now the fight begins to see which party is able to outspin the other and win the PR battle to benefit at the polls in 2012. In the face of the greatest challenge of our generation, the ‘statesmen’ and ‘leaders’ of our time continue to pander for votes, at the taxpayer’s expense.
It seems nothing ever changes in DC, the never ending quest to obtain power reigns paramount.
As for any Republican that votes for this bill, you should treat that vote just as you did a vote for socialized medicine. If ever there where a time for a third party in America, it may be now. And, for you few TEA enthusiasts out there, I mean a real third party.
Huge Senate Majority Votes To Advance $858B Tax Package
By Alexander Bolton
President Obama’s $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House.
In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.).
Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio).
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) predicted the House would ultimately pass the tax-cut bill this month, but not before Democratic critics have had a chance to amend certain language — particularly a 35 percent estate tax provision that exempts the first $5 million of estates.
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