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11:00 am ET - Boehner briefing - With the elections over and done with, lawmakers are returning to Washington to get back to work. On Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner will discuss his priorities for policy fights facing Congress in the next few weeks.
1:05 pm ET - Obama statement on economy - The focus on Washington is on the so-called fiscal cliff, and efforts to prevent it from happening. President Obama will address the nation from the White House on the issue and more.
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These are some good stories. I like them.
So CONGRESS is returning to work? Why exactly, have they NOT been working? And im not only referring to their time *out of the office* which i dont understand either, but am also talking about the time they are IN but still NOT working.?
Do they not understand that the American people are paying them, not only to show up, but to actually DO the job? If any of us had the kind of job performance they have displayed we wouldve been fired on the spot!
The republicans allways talk about "lazy do nothing overpaid union govt workers" the only ones I see they are talking about are the republican (and some democrat) congressmembers themselfs.
@s kel you are soooooooo right. Good morning. How are things going on Staten Island, and why are the mayors not doing something. THey said the Mayor of New York told Obama not to come? But shouldn't FEMA still be there? Yes I was the why child. lol I watch and I think everyone feels helpless to help the people on Staten. Give us a clue.
"Obama statement on the economy" -I won't be watching. It will be the State of the Union speech...installment #36.
I never heard him say that. hmmmm Ancient that must be a misquote.
Boehner code word "reform" tax code "means", the middle class will pay for the ineptness at the top. When you look at who gains the most is the top, whatever way they want to spin it, the middle class, elderly SS, so the 50-60 years they have plundered most of our safety net, they bring us to our knees and now want more. While the wealthy are not hurting, did not lose their mansions, and their wealth in the stockmarket is still there. Now the middle class will be asked to give up mortgage deduction, child deductions, and others for the Washington elite to massage their lobbyist. I think the people that suffered the most must not be asked to give up more for their mismanagement and deregulation.
The wealthy Bush Tax cut has not created jobs, does not trickle to the poor, does not make us less dependent on the government, what the republicans wanted did not work for 4 years, we tried the republican way, we need to support the presidents ideas and see if his ideas work. Boehner has no proof their tax break for the wealthy way has worked, per the unemployment rate.
Three old men are talking about their aches, pains and botily
functions. The 70 year old says " I get up at seven every
morning and it takes me twenty minutes to pee." The 80 year
old man says "My case is worse, I get up at eight every
morning and grunt and groan for half an hour before I have a
bowel movement." The 90 year old man says " At seven I pee
like a horse and at eight I crapt like a cow." " So what's your
problem?" ask the other two men. " I don't wake up until nine!"
Well, this won't last long...but it does explain why the old men in Congress can't get anything done before noon...
Cnn will not print my reply, So I will type by sentences to know what I have printed that does not conform.
In our state we chose a senate democrat to go to Washington, Mr. Sifton over Mr. Lembke. I think this trend should be followed in other states, state by state, until the GOP get's the message, we will dwindle the GOP down until they are the minority until they give in to what our president wants.
The close call of Bachman should be a wake up call.
We the people want this resolved by Thanksgiving, if not, no turkey for you, you stay in Washington till it is, and Christmas same thing, no more chicken, solve it.
Take the Bush tax cuts from the wealthy, trickle down did not work, the top still lived in their mansions, still got paid. The bottom still is hurting give them the tax breaks for 2 more years, they are the ones that cannot find jobs, did not get bonus' or raises, need the income tax deductions, (cause you all know what reform *code-word* from Boehner means, taking deductions from middle and poor).
The Norquist treasonous pledge needs to be recalled from all Washington signers. Your pledge and oath was given to the people of the United states of America, not to Norquist. Call your congressperson and demand they resind their pledge, you can find who signed in your state online.
Do not hide behind this pledge any longer. Lobbyist need to go home, we the people will take it from here.
Make the decisions now. We the people are watching.
And will vote accordingly. If we have to wait 2 more years..........your laps congress.
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