Steve Kelley by Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Funny ’toon".

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    But at least Obama and Boehner want to reach a deal. It’s the radical Republicans who are really driving off the cliff.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    A story currently underlying this negotiation is called, “the majority of the majority”. It states the republicans will not cast a vote unless a majority of their majority support the legislation. So, even though only a quarter of their members are needed to help the Dems pass the law, that is not enough.
    Another issue I’ve heard too little about is the riders and amendments being attached to this bill in a desperate attempt of members to put something for “their” supporters on one of the rare bills to actually travel through the congress. It makes me wonder how much of the problem is the bill of which we hear, and how much is the amendment supporting research to study the mating habits of frogs, the use of a Frissbee as a military weapons, or robot squirrels…all things that have been part of bills in the past.
    If the latter is part of the problem, it is another reason why the next President should be given the line item veto.
    That car needs to be a SUV and it needs McConnall, Pelosi, Kantnor, & Reid to be on board as well.
    George Washington warned us about political parties.
    We didn’t listen.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    I think that Obama and Boehner were backing away from the cliff, but the extremists on the right sabotaged the car and are now pushing it back toward the cliff.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    Speaker Boehner led the House GOP to pass many bills that would have solved the “fiscal cliff” and “TAXMAGEDDON” all the year of 2012. The GOP has done all the work.
    Boehner is stupid to even get into the vehicle that Obama is steering off the cliff! The GOP members of the House should walk away and let Mr. My Way or the Highway President Obama have his way as he had on the disastrous health bill.
    The taxpayers need to check it out and give the Democrats credit due for ruining any possible economic recovery, IMO.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    In actuality. it is the tea party type ultra right wing Republicans that are Speaker Boehner’s greatest enemies, not President Obama.They have absolutely NO intention of ANY kind of compromise under ANY circumstances. However, all pols show that the people of this country are not going to blame President Obama or Speaker Boehner for the negatives of going over the cliff, (and there ARE going to be negatives!).However, perhaps the new Congress will be more willing to compromise as there will be more moderates in it from both parties.Sorry about that, but it IS the simple truth!!

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    The weird part is that the extra revenue generated from letting the Bush taxes lapse on the wealthy is completely insufficient to pay for previously unfunded wars, drug benefit, social programs, pork, and subsidies to friends passed by a series of former administrations. Those who decry the need for lower taxes should have thought about that when they opted for wars at several billion dollars per week, etc. All that Shock and Awe gives quite an adrenalin rush at the time, and giving away stuff gets you re-elected, but did they not think this stuff would eventually have to be paid for?
    Heard one of sycophants on Fox News whining about the injustice of increasing taxes on the richest 2%, class warfare, wealth distribution, blah, blah, blah. Then he went on to the reluctance of democrats to reduce spending. From there he lamented that the next thing those lefties will want is to weaken the military.
    America, you’re screwed!

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    We’re actually thinking that an intervention might be necessary, since American reckless policy can bring us all down.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago


    Just send more comedians. Better than drones, any day.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    @Canuck and lopinion…what exactly has been done in 2012 by Democrat Prez Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate to solve the federal debt/deficit problems?
    It was Obama’s plan for the Sequester bill to across the board freeze spending. It is Obama’s plan to raise taxes in Obamacare. It is Obama’s plan to Veto any GOP bill that might be passed and it is the responsibility of Democrat Senate leader Reid that the GOP’s many House bills were filed in the Black Hole in the Senate.
    how exactly is any of this the fault of the GOP?

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    But what have they done for us lately?

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