“It will be important for conservatives to draw clear lines in the sand their leadership dare not cross before the debt ceiling fight.” As was buzzing around twitter last night, if you’d said a year ago that in 2010 a Democratic House of Representatives would have voted for the Bush Tax Cuts with a greater margin than the Republicans, the rest of us would have | Read More »
Barack Obama says his Presidency will fail if the tax compromise fails. Let’s help him! Nancy Pelosi is having a hard time getting enough votes. The more Republicans we get to vote no, the harder a time Nancy Pelosi will have getting Democrats to make up the difference. Go here now and call your Congressman. Let him/her to oppose the tax compromise.
Senator Ethanol, the Young Guns, and the Politically Expedient
Senator John Thune took to the Senate floor yesterday to criticize his fellow 2012 presidential contenders for playing politics with the Obama-Kyl tax deal. “It is easy to stand on the sidelines and criticize this deal,” Thune said. “And it would perhaps be politically expedient to stand on the sideline and criticize this tax deal. But to advocate against this tax deal is to advocate | Read More »
Killing the Tax Compromise
I think the GOP needs to kill the tax compromise. This is not a hill to die on. It is certainly a gamble. Those who support the deal argue that it is too great a gamble to assume we could get a better deal next year when the number of Republicans in Congress increase and the GOP takes over the House. I’ve made it easy | Read More »
The Tax Compromise Must Now Die
House Democrats have rejected the Senate’s negotiated tax compromise. In a rowdy meeting in which one Democratic Congressman said loudly “F— the President,” the House Democrats turned Nancy Reagan and just said no. Barney Frank still thinks it would pass, most likely with House Republicans. But the deal must now die. It must now be opposed by Republicans. Released now in print, the legislation is | Read More »