"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Houses Passes Cliff Bill BUT Refuses to Vote on Hurricane Relief for NY/NJ

House passed the Senate bill late last night with a majority of Republicans voting no but thanks to Rep Pelosi and the Dems it passed.  Was the bill perfect?  Far from it, but it was the best they could get after wasting on the time grandstanding by House Republicans.  Must admit that Koch Brothers Tea Party House Republicans are brain dead and clueless when it comes to the American people and what we support.  They refused to come up with a bill tossing it to the Senate and then complain about the bill the Senate passed.  How stupid do they think we are not to be on to their tactics by now?  There are a lot more Republicans waking daily to the shenanigans of House GOP and are furious.  On Twitter, finding more and more GOP willing to roll up their sleeves in 2014 and throw out the Koch Bros Tea Party elected officials.

The GOP run House has one upped themselves on stupidity by refusing to pass the hurricane aid bill for NY/NJ.  Here is what Governor Cuomo (D-NY) and Governor Christie (R-NJ) had to say in a statement they released:

With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable. It has now been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and 27 days since President Obama put forth a responsible aid proposal that passed with a bipartisan vote in the Senate while the House has failed to even bring it to the floor. This failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented. The fact that days continue to go by while people suffer, families are out of their homes, and men and women remain jobless and struggling during these harsh winter months is a dereliction of duty. When American citizens are in need we come to their aid. That tradition was abandoned in the House last night.

When former Utah Governor and Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said the current GOP was devoid of soul he was right as they are proving over and over:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph. 
"The party right now is a holding company that's devoid of a soul and it will be filled up with ideas over time and leaders will take their proper place," he said.
"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math," he added. "In the end it will come down to a party that believes in opportunity for all our people, economic competitiveness and a strong dose of libertarianism."

Hunstman, who dropped out of the Republican race after coming in third in the New Hampshire primary, has criticized the rightward tilt of the party. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he took issue with the obstructionist policies of the GOP, describing them as "thwart the opposition, stymie the opposition, obfuscate, be a flamethrower, go out there and destroy the system, and here we are."
"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said.
Is it time for a new Party to form?  A lot of long time Republicans have had it with the Koch Brothers Tea Party Representatives in the House who do not represent any of us with their 'my way or no way' attitude that they are the only only ones who are right.  

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