But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism -‘Boehner says Senate Democrats need to get ‘off their ass’ – ‘Senate Republicans Kill Sequestration Alternative’
There is just no making a Republican happy.
They want ‘leadershiop’ from the President and as soon as they get it – Republicans filibuster it.
Speaker Boehner wants the Senate to ‘get off it’s ass’ and when they do – Republicans filibuster it.
And a very special Thank You’ to Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
If you had changed the rules of the filibuster, you would have had legislation to send to the House and let the Republicans vote it down.
The President may have thought of the ‘sequester’ but the Republicans keep voting for it.
‘Boehner: I got 98 percent of what I wanted’
@ : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-20086598/boehner-i-got-98-percent-of-what-i-wanted
‘Boehner Halts Talks on Cuts, and House G.O.P. Cheers’
@ : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/us/politics/house-republicans-cheer-boehners-refusal-to-negotiate-on-cuts.html?_r=0
The Party Of No has now become the Party Of Grinding America To A Halt.
‘Senate Republicans have filibustered a Democratic bill that would pay down sequestration’s indiscriminate spending cuts for a year’.
‘The final vote was 51-49’.
‘It needed 60 votes to pass’.
‘If the bill would have become law, it would have replaced tens of billions of dollars in spending cuts set to take place this year with 10 years’ worth of deficit reducing tax increases and targeted spending cuts’.
‘The revenue would have come largely from individuals making over $5 million a year, by imposing a minimum “Buffett Rule” tax on their earnings’.
‘The cuts would have been divided evenly between agriculture subsidies and defense spending’.
From : http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/republicans-block-sequestration-alternative.php