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House Dems Now Trying To ‘Save Face’

From The Hill:

For House Democrats, fight over tax cuts is now about saving face

By Russell Berman – 12/14/10

House Democratic efforts to block President Obama’s tax bill have dwindled into a battle to save face as they come to the realization they will have little opportunity to rework the bipartisan compromise.

Party leaders were debating on Tuesday whether to bring up amendments to the bill for a vote even as Democrats acknowledged the overwhelming Senate support for the tax deal created an “urgency” to get legislation to the president’s desk.

“The vote in the Senate indicates an urgency that is felt by a broad spectrum that middle-income taxes not be increased come Jan. 1,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters at his weekly press briefing. “In order to effect that, you’ve got to pass a bill.”

Exactly how does the Senate vote make this any more or any less "urgent"? The facts are what they are no matter how the Senate voted, are they not?

The House Democratic Caucus approved a non-binding resolution last week to reject the Obama-GOP compromise “in its current form.” But in the days since, with little support from the White House and none from Republicans for changing the framework, House leaders have backed off suggestions they would block the tax bill from coming to a vote. And one liberal critic of the plan said Democrats were resigned to the fact the deal would go forward largely intact.

“The die is cast now,” said Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who last week circulated a letter signed by 54 Democrats urging opposition to the bill. “Once the president entered into that agreement with the Senate Republicans even while talks with the House were supposedly under way, that set the tone for the weekend, and now you got Americans excited about a trillion dollars that is going to be, in effect, given away.”

In other words, all the Democrat caterwauling about this deal was just for show. Which is precisely what we suspected from the start.

And notice that we have a Democrat — from Vermont — shedding crocodile tears about money being "given away." Like it was the government’s money to begin with.

Hoyer pointed out in his briefing that the bill has already been changed from its original version, noting the addition of green energy tax credits that he said were “received positively” by the caucus.

Are these "green energy tax credits" just for the middle class, or will the rich enjoy them as well? And isn’t this money that is being "given away"? — What a pathetic joke these people are. 

Welch and other Democratic critics are now pushing to hold separate votes on the components of the agreement so they can register their opposition to extending tax cuts for the wealthy and to setting the estate tax at a rate favored by Republicans

More grandstanding from these Marxist class warriors.

They know it is a lost cause. But everything they do is for show.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “House Dems Now Trying To ‘Save Face’”

  1. Petronius says:

    Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), whining “about a trillion dollars that is going to be, in effect, given away.”

    How can one tiny State produce so many petulant whiners — Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and now this insect Rep. Peter Welch? What are they drinking up there in Vermont anyway? Have they all lost their sense of smell?

    Obviously they believe that other people’s private property is to be treated as public property, which Liberals in the government may redistribute in order to assure equal poverty for all.

    Ceterum censeo exactorem esse delendum.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “How can one tiny State produce so many petulant whiners(?)”

      Have you been to New England? They invented whining. Used to be tough-as-nails farmers, doers, creators, thinkers and no-excuse “get-it-done” types. They’re all gone now. Moved to South Carolina, I think.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      Take some heart Rusty, there is still NH, and lately the folks you referred to made some big strides in Maine to take their state back from the Mass/VT/Conn trifecta of evil’s transplants. Take more heart that in most of the “blue” states, and indeed the country as a whole, the loud, politically powerful clowns in the larger urban/suburban areas set the tone, but the folks out in the sticks who actually keep those dweebs fed, clothed, and wanting for nothing are about sick of the whining. When it all goes to hell in these “blue” states, we will be the only ones left standing.

  2. untrainable says:

    I don’t understand why any republicans are going along with this setup. This bill will be thrown back in republican’s faces later as the republican stimulus that didn’t work. Starting approx. 5 minutes after the bill is passed the dems and the media will begin making their case against tax cuts all over again. They will berate us with claims that this bill was the republican stimulus that didn’t work, even though all the spending is on the democrat side of this “bipartisanship; that tax cuts COST money (no boys, TAXES cost money); that the debt is now the sole responsibility (fault) of republicans… blah blah blah insert standard libtard template talking points here.

    All the initial protesting about this bill and the so called “face saving compromise” from dems is only smoke and mirrors to get yet another incredibly irresponsible spending bill passed while they still can. And to thumb their noses at us while we can still remember their names.

    When a horse is lame, you shoot it. Why are ducks different?

    • proreason says:

      Pence has come out against it.

      But it will pass anyway. And what you say is 100% true, except for the 5 minute part. It will only take 5 seconds.

      But Pence’s action is interesting. It isn’t quite as bold as Palin endorsing Paul Ryan’s roadmap, but it still bumps him up a couple of notches in the Presidential sweepstakes.

      I think Pallin’s endorsement has made her the clear front-runner. I’ve been resisting her, for example, because of the electability issue……but I really like the courage she showed with that move. Why hasn’t anybody else done it?

  3. oldpuppydixie says:

    If only republicans were smart enough to do a few things “for show” from time to time. Or more important, to SHOW the American people that they will actually stand up for the conservative principles voters went to the polls for last month.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    Are the Dems trying to save Barbara Mulkulski’s face?

  5. tranquil.night says:

    So all the Northeastern Republicans keep telling us we’re not going to get a better deal. We’re just going to hit an immovable object come January, and the economy will be in chaos with all these tax rates and subsidies expiring.

    We say come January we’re going to slam through that immovable object with an unstoppable force, and that these two are destined to collide within the year anyway. To us, the line was drawn in the sand well before yesterday.

    So alllllll you jelly-spined “business as usual” parrots of so-called pragmatism and conventional wisdom; yes, that includes Mr. Ryan in this instance; I’ll just have you know that when it comes to being right – not just on substance but on matters of politics as well – the Conservatives are beating you like 800-0.

    So forgive us if we don’t want to listen whatever discredited snivelling elite speak sugar you’re trying to put on the bitter pill of this vote. You’ve failed to aggressively take charge against the Democrats intentionally politically corrupt handling of the entire tax and budget process. Now you’ve set yourself up to have to weasel yourselves the bare minimum to keep this country operational at the expense of hundreds of billions for which WE HAVE TO PAY. THAT’S RIGHT JUST BE THE REGIMES LOYAL LITTLE OPPOSITION AND THROW THE RUBES A ROTTEN BONE WHEN THEY BARK TOO MUCH. WE CAN ALL HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO.

    Wrong. Another Fail. Close to No confidence. Sorry for caps.

  6. tranquil.night says:

    I have to say it after looking at the picture Steve chose:

    There’s no amount of botox that can save those faces. Literally and figuratively. They’re plastic and chemical masks sagging with the weight of decades of deceit and corruption. Decades of silencing the voice of their conscience.

    Barely more than but a rotting corpse under Darth Vader’s shell.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    How can one save what one never had?

    • TerryAnne says:

      Only Nancy. Her’s will be sliding off here shortly…

      Oh…dang…tn beat me to it. :D (great minds and all that…)

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