Entries Tagged as 'House GOP'

Brinkmanship Works

December 21st, 2011 at 5:21 pm 72 Comments

It seems that everyone is deploring the “tactics” of the House Republicans in refusing to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and by doing so, sildenafil drawing out the standoff until the last minute. Is this the way resolve a dispute? Yes, hospital deadlines force the combatants to make concessions.

I’ve been practicing law for 22 years, purchase and began my career believing the judicial system was an efficient and civilized method of dispute resolution.

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Boehner is Trapped by His Caucus

December 21st, 2011 at 1:09 pm 46 Comments

An old joke heard often in the Southwest ends this way: “It isn’t always your enemies that get you into it; it isn’t always your friends who get you out of it; but, purchase when you are in it up to your neck, keep your damned mouth shut.”

Unfortunately, Speaker John Boehner’s predicament confirms again the truism above.

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The New Payroll Tax Strategy

December 12th, 2011 at 2:29 pm 84 Comments

House Republicans have made a bid to boldly reverse their public relations disadvantage as gridlock over the extension of the payroll tax holiday and other legislation vital to the economy continues.

For the past month or more, ask Republicans had been scolded as the bastion of the rich and privileged. Democrats wanted to increase taxes on the successful, click using those new taxes to continue long-term unemployment insurance, see a broadened payroll tax holiday, and to insure that health care providers under Medicare don’t take an overnight 27 per cent cut in payment for services.

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Boehner Can’t Control his Caucus

September 22nd, 2011 at 2:10 pm 55 Comments

At some point, Speaker John Boehner was going to have to show the most conservative members of his caucus that he would get work done in the House without them.

Yesterday revealed that day has not yet come. The ramifications of the failure to pass the Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY12 in the House will be far-reaching. It’s true that Democrats took advantage of the Tea Party defections from the GOP leadership and aided in killing the CR. But this was the second embarrassment on a critical vote for the House Republican leadership this year.

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Reg Reform, Meh.

August 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm 19 Comments

Eric Cantor has announced that regulatory reform of the Clean Air Act and labor laws will top the GOP agenda when Congress resumes its work. As far as these proposals go, sovaldi sale baring the National Labor Relations Board from restricting where employers can locate (a key component of economic freedom), order and delaying potentially burdensome Clean Air Act regulations (something the economy probably can’t afford right now) are worthy enough.

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