Today, House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to President Joe Biden accusing him of being “missing in action” on efforts to address the approaching debt ceiling crisis. McCarthy accused Biden of “putting an already fragile economy in jeopardy” and tried to portray himself as the reasonable party, trying to negotiate “what is best for the American people.”
We don't negotiate with terrorists.
He urged McCarthy, once again, to produce a detailed budget plan rather than vague calls for savings, “so we can understand the full, combined impact on the deficit, the economy, and American families.”
Heather, I am speechless. Brinksmanship has taken on new meaning. I will need several days to mull this over. The punitive nature of the repugnants burns through every time we look at their complete non-leadership. We are really facing an Apocalypse. The problem is, there are eight billion people on the planet these few white men will deeply endanger and harm. They have already caused so much harm in the US and will continue to hammer away at ruining life for all of us on Earth. Thank you, as always, for your depth and breadth. It always brings relief, even on the worst news days....
Tuberville isn't smart enough to have thought up this tactic on his own. I guess Mitch is back in action but he is usually supportive of the military. I am wondering if there is a new puppet master in the Senate.
The Republican Party are terrorists. They are either silent against terrorists in their party, complicit or actively trying to annihilate Democracy. To refuse to support our Nation's defense readiness because of misogynist religious beliefs is domestic terrorism.
How I wish I could live in a country without one Republican in the halls of congress. They are the enemy within. Period
McCarthy is a puppet manipulated by imbeciles.
It is simply stunning and incredibly maddening that an idiot football coach— his nickname in Congress is apparently “coach”—can hold up something so major affecting so many people of such critically high rank and just get away with it? And McCarthy’s antics, oh man!, even much worse and on a far larger scale, imagine! The lunatics are totally running the asylum. The US is in such very deep trouble.
"he cannot deliver without cutting Social Security and Medicare, which the Republicans have agreed not to cut. "
The Biden Gambit.
This is how Tuberville can "block" the appointments. "Senators typically approve batches of nominations by voice vote, and Tuberville’s hold would force the Senate to find time for lengthy roll call votes. During a hearing Tuesday on the Defense Department’s 2024 budget, the senator reiterated his objections to the abortion policies amid intensifying criticism from Democrats and a plea by Austin to end the obstruction."
Apparently he can tie up the Senate for months by roll call votes on each individual promotion.
Repubs are playing games with the American people’s lives, “insisting they will hold the debt ceiling hostage to force...spending cuts...and push policies like easier access to drilling permits.” How are we a two party system when repubs refuse to negotiate in good faith, refuse to produce a budget proposal of their own.? They are so obviously trying to sabotage President Biden and the Democratic process. And cause pain to the American people. Of course McCarthy and his party will blame and deflect. Revisiting the repubs’ extreme position on women’s reproductive rights, Sen. Tuberville refuses to honor military promotions protesting the expense of travel and time off for elective abortions. Who does he think he is punishing? It’s American families. More and more the repubs are the do nothing party. They block and blame and in the meantime vulnerable citizens pay.
“In 2014, Tuberville founded the Tommy Tuberville Foundation, which aimed to help American veterans. In 2020, the Associated Press reported that tax records showed the foundation gave away only about one-third of the money it raised.” Source: Tuberville Wikipedia article
Quick question coach: can you spell G-R-I-F-T-E-R? There, helped y’all a lil’ bit. You’re welcome.
I don't like what you did, so I'm going to hold my breath and take my ball home until you change the rules to fit what I want.
I seriously think there should be a way to recall our representatives.
We elect them, we should be able to recall them when they don't represent us.
I never really paid attention to politics before 2015, but after drumpf I started and now I'm telling every young person how important being involved is.
How our only real power is voting.
How I wish I was more aware of how important it is and that our schools fail us big time on that.
Personally, I think our schools should be teaching our kids more about their power to vote.
I wonder how many Republicans are clinically insane? There needs to be mandatory testing of politicians mental health before they’re allowed to run for office. How can that be implemented??
Has the possibility of reducing the pay for Congress been discussed? Reducing their retirement benefits? How many hardworking Americans have lost their pensions? Why is Congress exempt?
We are so far down the rabbit hole with these people that one no longer knows what to say. The Mad Hatter and the Red Queen are rampaging.