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Hoyer Opposed Slaughter Strategy In ‘03

From back on June 2, 2003, via C-SPAN and YouTube:

“The GOP’s intransigence is on full display with the self-executing rule on this legislation to allow low-income American families to benefit from the increase in the child tax credit…

I have said on this floor before when you did not allow us to offer substitutes that you didn’t have the courage of your convictions.

I have said on this floor before when you didn’t allow us to offer amendments that you didn’t have the courage of your convictions.

Now you not only don’t allow us to offer a substitute, you don’t allow us to offer amendments, you don’t even have the courage to put your own bill on the floor.

The public probably doesn’t understand that. This is a rule, not the bill. We’re not debating the bill

Why? To muzzle us, and to muzzle their folks who they don’t rely on to vote on the substance of this bill but hope and pray they’ll get enough of their people on the procedural end of this bill to carry the day.

That’s unfortunate. Eighty-two billion dollars of deficit that Americans are going to have to pay for. My children are going to have to pay for. My grandchildren are going to have to pay for. And we don’t even have the courage to put the bill on the floor, but this rule roosts…”

But just like Nancy Pelosi’s and Louise Slaughter’s opposition, that was then and this is now.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Hoyer Opposed Slaughter Strategy In ‘03”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Republicans don’t seem to think that when they are in power and try to screw around with the Democrats, that the Dems won’t do the same thing when it’s their turn? Both parties are too blame for the culture in Washington, I am surprised people don’t just vote Constitutional Party just to rid ourselves of this whole tit-for-tat system. . .

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    “The Slaughter Solution” so aptly named for the nationalization of American Health Care. And to think they groused about Death Panels. Dems are way better at trademarking their brands aren’t they?


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