Republicans in Senate offer to vote on Obama’s fiscal plan – Harry Reid says no

From Russia, with love

From Russia, with love

This bill (Russian trade, which Republicans would amend to include a vote on ObamaPlan) is about job creation, according to Democrat Chair Reid, and too important to risk its defeat when his fellow Democrats vote against their leader’s plan.

Reid objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill  is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.

I though the Fiscal Cliff was also about jobs, and the economy; in fact, many might think it will affect a far larger portion of our economy than the import of nesting wooden dolls,so why not put it to a vote? The stench of political gamesmanship and hypocrisy rises from the miasma of the Washington swamp.

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2 responses to “Republicans in Senate offer to vote on Obama’s fiscal plan – Harry Reid says no

  1. armonk

    The good news is that the word “lunatic” will be officially removed from all US Government documents. The House vote was 398-1. Obama expected to sign the bill in a few days. Who gets to keep the pen on this one?
    I don’t want to hear any more talk about a divided congress.

    Senator Mike Crapo (Idaho) was a co sponsor of the bill in the Senate. Wasn’t there another Idaho Senator who had an issue in a Minneapolis Airport men’s room? Not Mike, but wow, that would have been ironic.

  2. AJ

    “A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling.”

    In other words a foreign company working right next to a US firm could break US law and get away with it while the poor old American company would be forced to obey the law. Score one for Team Obama and his SDS Weathermen friends.