|Speaker John Boener|
It was a slam dunk with a vote in the Senate of 89 to 10 to pass the two-month extension on the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits, also including a deal on the Keystone XL pipeline. But House Speaker Boehner caved to the Republican caucus that Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer described as “…a small group at the extreme…try to dictate every move this nation makes.” This sounds like Tea Party extremists to me, and once again Boehner has reneged on an agreement.
|Majority Leader Eric Cantor|
Everyone involved agreed it wasn’t the best and should have instead been a plan to carry these programs through for a full year. But Boehner had earlier left it to Senate leaders to come up with a deal, one that even Republican Mitch McConnell was in favor of. But conservative extremists, apparently led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, turned their wrath on Boehner who once again changed his mind and went with the flow. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Schumer question Boehner and the GOP’s ability to lead.
But this whole fiasco is just another example of a dysfunctional government that has now taken on a life of its own. These morons in Congress walk around in a state of denial, in delusions of grandeur actually believing what they are doing is right. Power is king and being reelected the only goal of their actions. However, if they think this goes unnoticed, the Pew Research Center shows discontent with Congress at record levels. Right now two-thirds of voters believe lawmakers should be voted out of office in 2012. Amen!