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Republican will have no issue retaining house majority, its wether they get a super majority.
"The American people also made clear there's no mandate for raising tax rates." - John Boehner. ----- Looks like there isn't much hope for bipartisan cooperation from the House.
"If there is a mandate, it is a mandate for both parties to find common ground and take steps together to help our economy"
Let's see how that plays out in his actions.
Boehner and McConnel both have made controversial statements already expressing their way or the highway point of view. I suspect the democrats will do the same. So what has changed? Nothing... as an independent I wish both branches of congress would whistle the past leadership out, show them where to sit in a corner like little children, and elect new leadership that is willing to compromise or at least come together on certain legislation that has to happen.... Am I optimistic? Nope....
Obama, before the election, has already stated that he will NOT work with the republicans. McConnell and Boehner have both came out and stated that they will come to the middle if the other side does also. I don't see it from either side. And Obama, not having to worry about reelection, will be even MORE divisive, if that is possible.
The House needs to sit back and let the Senate take the lead on the budget. Just keep saying every day: "we're ready to pass the Senate's budget but they haven't sent one"
Boehner said voters had conveyed a desire for compromise.
It took until now to figure that out? Then Boehner had better get his Republicans under control to actually do some compromising. The Tea Party arm of the GOP had better start listening and learning to work with others, including other Republicans. Above all, stop being the Party Of No!
I've stated this before a few months back: The budget originates in the House first. Then it goes to the Senate for change or ratification. So waiting for the Senate to offer a budget first is just plain stupid.
Now waiting for bipartisanship from the Republicans is also just plain stupid. They have already said that taxes on the richey rich will not go up. But cutting benefits to children and single parents, bring it on.
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