Neither party pays for a tax cut and both parties add crap to bills in order to get enough members to vote their way. Or have you forgotten about the healthcare bill already?
So, we have status quo, but somehow it's only bad this time? Hang up the tired and lame talking points and admit that both parties suck unless you're one of their high paying campaign contributors.
Right you are. Both are guilty.
Right now, Republicans are guilty of raising taxes on working people, slowing the economy, and bull#### partisan positions. I'm complaining about that fact right there as it is a pressing concern to everyone here. They are actually ####ing w/ my paychecks and the food that goes in my babies mouth. And they are doing it not to further America, but to further their reelection chances w/ the most out of touch far right constituency.
I tell you what, these Republicans are on the verge of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory for the next presidential run. And Boehner is the absolute worst Speaker of the House in sometime. He is completely incapable of controlling a minority of his own party.
A compromise was reached in the Senate on extending the middle class tax cut and paying for it in the Senate. 89 Senators for, out of 100 total. 80% of Senate Republicans voted for it. And it can't get any traction in the House.
Compromise is the root of how politics work in a Representative Democracy. Don't think for one second that the Founding Fathers all wanted the Constitution like it is for example. None of them wanted that exact document. But they came together and compromised and it helped form the root of the greatest nation on this Earth. This is what is called "the big picture".
This pigheaded, childish, Republican notion that refusing to compromise and work deals w/ other representatives somehow shows strength and conviction, is just ludicrous. It takes a real man to negotiate and work the best deal that is possible for the overall American people. Not behaving like a selffish brat.