Posts tagged US House
Posts tagged US House
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Happy freakin’ Holidays, y’all - The US House did something for the people. From MSNBC:
The House is expected to clear the measure shortly, capping a swift retreat by House Republicans. Their move to force a holiday season confrontation with Obama and Senate Democrats had threatened to hit 160 million workers with a tax increase on Jan. 1, and it backfired badly.
Rep. Steve King, (R-Iowa) on the new laws requiring insurers to cover birth control.
So if I’m reading this right, the state needs more citizens and women are brood mares? Ask Romania how that went.
His argument is ridiculous. First, he apparently thinks single people don’t have sex. Um, they do. And by using contraception, (bear with me here) you’re being fiscally responsible by not forcing taxpayers to “pay the full fare” of your choice to have sex (I know, I know… but see how easy it is to use GOP reasoning?)
Paying insurance premiums doesn’t mean you get to select what others receive as benefits. You get to make that choice for yourself. I may never break my leg or need a tetanus shot, so GOD FORBID I pay for anyone else to get any treatment that I personally have not or will not ever receive.
And don’t even get me started on what your party has done that is not constructive to our culture and civilization…
Lamborn: Even if some people say, “Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,” they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away. I don’t want that to happen to us, but if it does or not, he’ll still get, properly so, the blame because his policies for four years will have failed the American people.
Colorado followers: If he has a town hall, ask him about this comment. Call his office and let them know what you think about his disgusting, blatant racism: 202-225-4422
Turn on C-Span right now. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the US House floor just moments ago. This was her first vote since being shot earlier this year.
It’s amazing to see her colleagues from both sides of the aisle embracing her after such bitter partisanship.
Oh, and the US House just passed the debt ceiling bill, 269-161.
Gawker writer Jim Newell sums up House Republicans nicely:
Counselors at the youth summer camp that we know more commonly as the “House Republican Caucus of the 112th Congress” penciled in time for a movie yesterday! All of the campers were so excited to relax a little bit after pretending to be members of Congress for so long. And better yet, they got to watch an R-rated movie — without their parents’ permission! Is that even legal?
Here’s the scene as described by theWashington Post. They were meeting to discuss the their latest camp project, “Fucking Up the Nation’s Credit For No Reason Whatsoever: Should We?” It’s a tough one. But maybe Ben Affleck and his ragtag band of Boston goons were able to get through to these kids:
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing a clip from the movie, “The Town”, trying to forge a sense of unity among the independent-minded caucus.
One character asks his friend: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later.”
"Whose car are we gonna take," the character says.
After showing the clip, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), one of the most outspoken critics of leadership among the 87 freshmen, stood up to speak, according to GOP aides.
"I’m ready to drive the car," West replied, surprising many Republicans by giving his full -throated support for the [Boehner] plan.
Allen West, he’s the coolest!
Bickering children, that’s it. And yes, they really did watch a movie clip for “unity’s” sake.