House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today ripped House Republicans for scheduling a five-day break amid the " fiscal cliff" debate, asking why the chamber is not in session "trying to build confidence" and "find common ground" with only 26 days left until a mix of steep tax hikes and spending cuts take effect."Here we are, Thursday in December. The talk around here is what's going on at the negotiating table. Is anything going on at the negotiating table?" Pelosi, D-Calif., wondered at her weekly news conference. "I can't even explain to my constituents why Congress isn't in session now trying to at least build bridges of understanding and representing."The GOP-controlled House concluded legislative business Wednesday afternoon after a light floor schedule this week. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor cancelled one day of legislative business previously scheduled for today, and also cut next Friday from the calendar. Cantor, however, announced Wednesday that he has added an unspecified number of days to the legislative calendar the week of Dec. 17.
THIS--THIS--This is what is WRONG with the Republican Party. This is how the Republican Party proves itself as the party of Greed and Corruption. This is Why--this Independent voted a straight Democrat Ticket, this election for the first time ever, even though I have been voting since 1979.
REPUBLICANS IF--IF THIS SO-CALLED FISCAL CLIFF IS SO DAMNED IMPORTANT THEN WHY-OH, WHY THE 5 DAY BREAK?????? IS NOT THIS THE TIME TO BE BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL??? AND THESE REPUBLICANS CALL THEMSELVES 'PATRIOTS'????
IF ONLY--IF ONLY I was as active in the Congressional Campaign as I was in the Presidential and Senate Races, Maybe--Just maybe my Congressional Seat would not have to one of those Good For Nothing--Greedy A$$ Republicans--TO THINK THAT I HAVE EVER VOTED REPUBLICAN--GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!