Surprise! Team Obama Doesn’t Want Senate Voting On Obama Fiscal Cliff “Plan”

First we had Harry Reid, Democrat Majority Leader in the US Senate, refusing to allow any vote on Obama’s fiscal cliff tax ‘n spend plan, calling it a “stunt”. Following that we get

(National Journal) The White House on Thursday dismissed as political mischief Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s offer to bring President Obama’s fiscal cliff plan to a vote on the floor, conceding the proposal would not receive the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.

“We don’t have 60 votes in the Senate,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, adding the White House was “very confident” that Democrats support the principles outlined in Obama’s plan, which has met with derision among Republicans.

Carney called McConnell’s Wednesday challenge “the kind of political games that aren’t serious.”

Interesting. The only people who would filibuster Obama’s “plan” would be …… Democrats!

The GOP wants a vote on the “plan” in order to force Democrats to go on the record as to their support for said “plan”. Both Reid and Obama understand that it would be very embarrassing for Obama’s “plan” to receive few, if any, votes from Democrats, which would expose (NMP) Obama’s position as being extreme and economically foolish. And the plan is foolish. It fails to address the underlying issue of the US government spending too darned much while simply scapegoating upper middle class people and higher. And adding more spending.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-07 14:04:09

And yet the Repubs are silent once again on these lies. yes, the Dems do have the bully pulpit, but that should not stop them from getting their own message out.

How can it be gamesmanship and a stunt when the repubs are willing to do what the senate is supposed to do… vote on propositions and bills in an open and honest forum (the senate chambers)?

But yeah, the dems\socialists want to push us over this cliff. they have for at least the last 4 years, if not the last 200. They hate anything that smells of independent success brought about by honest work.

Welcome to the new normal people. Hope you are happy with what you have chosen.

 

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