House teapublicans walk away from bipartisan compromise on payroll tax cut, jobless benefits.
Moments ago, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 229-193 to walk away from a bipartisan compromise that would have extended for two months both the payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans and long-term unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans, as well as stopped automatic cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors that are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2012. Seven teapublicans joined every Democrat in opposing the motion to abandon the Senate’s compromise plan and instead move to a House-Senate conference committee.
|Teabaggers vote to hold America hostage yet again|
A straight up-or-down vote on the Senate compromise was originally scheduled for last night, but teapublican leaders were forced to abandon the vote after it became clear that the compromise plan, which passed the Senate 89-10 on Saturday, might pass with the overwhelming majority of Democrats and some teapublicans voting in favor. Instead, the House Republican leadership, under pressure from the Tea Party, used a procedural maneuver to avoid an up-or-down vote on the bipartisan deal.
When do you as readers say enough is enough with radical teapublicans holding your country hostage? This should be your clear message as to what to do 11 months from now. For if not - then you certainly deserve the misery laid upon you!