Thursday, December 2, 2010
For two years, Democrats have largely ignored the business of running America and have instead spent all of their time on Barack Obama's priorities - like screwing up healthcare, and shoving taxpayer money down the throats of unions like geese being fattened for foie gras.
But with only days left in this lame duck legislative session, there simply isn't time to get everything done that the Dems have previously ignored. Which is why Republicans are taking a stand and preventing any legislation from moving through the Senate until the Democrats agree to a funding bill necessary to keep the government running, and also agree not to raise anyone's taxes in the middle of an economic crisis. Which sounds like it should take all of, oh, five minutes.
But nooOOooo. Before those things happen, the Democrats want to vote on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" issue to protect the Gay rights of soldiers like PFC Bradley Manning (who lip-synched to "Lady Gaga" while stealing the Wikileaks documents) , and the DREAM Act which creates a path to citizenship (and all of those lovely, taxpayer-funded citizenship perks) for illegal aliens.
Perhaps the Republicans were discouraged after meeting with Barack Obama and other top Democrats to try to prevent tax hikes...and the presidential response was to create a bi-partisan committee to explore the possibility of negotiations on taxation and the horse it rode in on.
Hope n' Change salutes the Republicans for taking a tough and necessary stance, and forcing the Senate to finally do a little honest work before the lame duck Democrats get the flock out of Washington DC for the last time.