Posts Tagged ‘house of representatives’

House Speaker John Boehner Mysteriously Begins Prefacing Everything He Says With ‘The American People’

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WASHINGTON — In a bizarre turn of events after the recent Republican-led government shut down, House Speaker John Boehner has curiously begun prefacing every complete thought with the phrase “The American people.” During a closed-door breakfast meeting with high-ranking Republican officials, an anonymous source confirmed to The Left Call that at one point during the meeting the Speaker started mumbling incoherently before weeping uncontrollably into his Corn Flakes. “Everything was perfectly normal when all of a sudden the Speaker produced a gavel, banged it on the table, and started talking quietly to himself,” said the anonymous source. “I couldn’t make…
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House Republicans Vote To Cut Food Stamps For Two Million Children

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This is definitely an occasion for a slightly misleading article headline. And I say “slightly” because it’s actually true. Okay, Republicans didn’t explicitly vote to cut food stamps for children, but children do make up half of food stamp recipients. Therefore, when House Republicans voted today to cut food stamps by $4 billion a year over the next ten years, estimated to affect up to four million people, that means up to two million children will go hungry because of contemptuous conservatives. House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps – NYTimes.com: House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on…
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House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill 257-167

The House of Representatives passed the Senate fiscal cliff bill by 90 votes, and it has not gone unnoticed by this liberal that both the Senate and the House votes happened in the new year. It means not a single Republican voted for a tax increase since all tax cuts expired at midnight before either of the votes. How convenient. This means the Grover Norquist tax pledge is still intact. Yes, this is how congress works folks, at least for Republicans. It shows their contempt for the citizens of this country, and it reveals their calculation that the American public…
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Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal 89-8

In the early hours of the new year, the U.S. Senate voted and approved the fiscal cliff deal 89 to 8. This is a much wider margin than most could have even predicted, which really puts the pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the bill. The problem is, it’s the House of Representatives, led by Speaker John Boehner who has no control over the ultra-conservative (radical actually) tea party Republicans. Here are some key details from the bill that passed the Senate: The “Bush tax cuts” are permanently extended to all individuals with incomes below $400,000 and families…
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Climate Change: Anti-Science, Anti-Fact, Anti-Intellectual – That’s How Republicans Roll

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Who is the chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology? That would be Representative Ralph Hall of Texas. He is a climate change skeptic. As you can probably guess, he is also a Republican. Who is likely to replace Hall as the House science chair in the 113th congress? That would be Lamar Smith, also a climate change skeptic, also from Texas, oh, and also a Republican. See, this is how Republicans roll. Or more specifically, this is how many conservatives roll. Uninterested in knowledge. Lacking curiosity when it comes to science. And overall, an absence of concern for facts,…
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