Since the vote in the Senate and the House, RINOs are filling the airways with their explanations of how this is a great deal for most people (rarely mentioning that the problem is SPENDING, not taxes), Boehner was re-elected Speaker, and Obama is crowing that he won a great ideological victory because he got the Republicans to break a 20 year long no-new-taxes or no-tax-hikes pledge. HOWEVER, hardly anyone points out that Obama too broke his promise to his base and to the middle class — they too are being hit with increased taxes, because the deal re-sets the payroll deductions to previous levels. When it suits them, like now, payroll deductions are NOT taxes, and then again, other times, when Republicans point out that half the people are not paying income tax, THAN payroll deductions ARE taxes, too. Not to worry, we are used to Obama and the Democrats being self-serving liars, but hypocrisy is a sin only Republicans gan be guilty of. All this only proves the point made by Ron Paul, the TEA Party and the Libertarians, that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between Democans and Republicrats; YOU the workers and tax payers are being played, THEY are the same old establishment that gets you coming and going. (I am retired; I am being screwed different ways.)
Write to your congress-critters. Set the phones, faxes, mails and e-mails on fire. We WILL remember this in 2014. These cowards CAVED. They forgot that the people had re-elected them (most of them) precisely NOT to cave to Obama. Now the guy is asserting his right to ELIMINATE the debt ceiling solely on his authority, without approval of Congress, using that same 14th Amendment that has been used so much to inflict maximum damage to our constitutional, representative democracy.
Thank you, you treacherous, treasonous COWARDS. You were not beaten, you CAVED — to what? To incompetence in negotiations with a stuffed suit? To a lack of imagination? In 1981, President Reagan, our last President, had shown how to revive the economy — by massive tax CUTS !!! None of you had the courage to tell Obama and Reid, tax HIKES? spending HIKES? Guess what, WE want to go back to the REAGAN tax rates ands spending levels. Negotiate THAT. How many times do you have learn and re-learn basic facts in economics — FROM ACTUAL EXPERIENCE UNDER SEVERAL PRESIDENTS? Do you ever ask yourselves, just WHAT is the consequence of your actions, and do you REALLY want to put America through total collapse and “fundamental transformation” — to a socialist dictatorship? Because THAT is where YOU ARE TAKING US. You think we are FUROUS now? Wait till 2014.
- Obama: No More Debt Ceiling (http://nation.foxnews.com/fiscal-cliff/2013/01/02/obama-no-more-debt-ceiling)
- PLAYED: $1 IN CUTS FOR EVERY $41 IN TAXES... (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/31/Fiscal-cliff-deal-41-1-in-tax-increases-to-spending-cuts-ratio)
- Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households…; FEW SPARED: Average tax increase will be $1,635… (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-01/senate-passed-deal-means-higher-tax-on-77-of-households.html)
- CBO: ADDS $3.9 TRILLION MORE TO DEFICIT… (http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/275095-cbo-fiscal-cliff-deal-carries-4-trillion-price-tag)
- Cliff Deal Stuffed with Pork for Hollywood, Railroads, Rum Producers)(http://nation.foxnews.com/fiscal-deal/2013/01/02/cliff-deal-stuffed-pork-hollywood-railroads-rum-producers)
- NASCAR PARTY FAVORS BURIED IN ‘CLIFF’ BILL… (http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2013/01/01/What-s-in-It-Fiscal-Cliff-Bill-Includes-NASCAR-Tax-Credit)
- MILLIONS FOR RUM PRODUCERS…; $59 million for algae growers…)(http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/fiscal-cliff-deal-also-doles-out-millions-for-hollywood-railroads-rum-producers/)
- HOLLYWOOD GETS BREAK… (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/01/01/hollywood-loophole-fiscal-cliff)
- MONEY’S NO OBJECT: Obama heads back to Hawaii — at taxpayer cost of $7 million…; Left town without signing bill! (http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/02/obama-returns-hawaii-added-cost-3-million/)
- Obama: We Still Need to Raise Taxes More After Cliff Deal (http://nation.foxnews.com/fiscal-cliff/2013/01/02/obama-we-still-need-raise-taxes-more-after-cliff-deal)
- AP: Despite Deal, Taxes Going Up for Most Americans (http://nation.foxnews.com/taxes/2013/01/02/ap-despite-deal-taxes-going-most-americans)
- Despite Fiscal Cliff Deal, Taxes Will Still Rise for Most Americans — Here’s Why (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/despite-fiscal-cliff-deal-taxes-will-still-rise-for-most-americans-heres-why/)
- Taxes, fees skyrocket in 2013… (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-2013-taxes-and-fees-20130101,0,7511217.story)
- Pope Denounces ‘Unregulated Capitalism’ in New Year’s Message)(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/pope-denounces-unregulated-capitalism-in-new-years-message/)
GOOD GRIEF…!!! HIm, too? No wonder we’re sliding down into hell.
And now the main story:
See Who Voted for Fiscal Cliff Deal – Fiscal Cliff – Fox Nation (http://nation.foxnews.com/fiscal-cliff/2013/01/02/see-who-voted-fiscal-cliff-deal)
SENATE ROLL CALL ON FISCAL CLIFF DEAL
The 89-8 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate passed the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, which broke the “fiscal cliff” stalemate.
A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 47 Democrats, 40 Republicans and 2 independents.
Voting no were 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans.
ALABAMA — Sessions (R), Yes; Shelby (R), No.
ALASKA — Begich (D), Yes; Murkowski (R), Yes.
ARIZONA — Kyl (R), Yes; McCain (R), Yes.
ARKANSAS — Boozman (R), Yes; Pryor (D), Yes.
CALIFORNIA — Boxer (D), Yes; Feinstein (D), Yes.
COLORADO — Bennet (D), No; Udall (D), Yes.
CONNECTICUT — Blumenthal (D), Yes; Lieberman (I), Yes.
DELAWARE — Carper (D), No; Coons (D), Yes.
FLORIDA — Nelson (D), Yes; Rubio (R), No.
GEORGIA — Chambliss (R), Yes; Isakson (R), Yes.
HAWAII — Akaka (D), Yes; Schatz (D), Yes.
IDAHO — Crapo (R), Yes; Risch (R), Yes.
ILLINOIS — Durbin (D), Yes; Kirk (R), Not Voting.
INDIANA — Coats (R), Yes; Lugar (R), Yes.
IOWA — Grassley (R), No; Harkin (D), No.
KANSAS — Moran (R), Yes; Roberts (R), Yes.
KENTUCKY — McConnell (R), Yes; Paul (R), No.
LOUISIANA — Landrieu (D), Yes; Vitter (R), Yes.
MAINE — Collins (R), Yes; Snowe (R), Yes.
MARYLAND — Cardin (D), Yes; Mikulski (D), Yes.
MASSACHUSETTS — Brown (R), Yes; Kerry (D), Yes.
MICHIGAN — Levin (D), Yes; Stabenow (D), Yes.
MINNESOTA — Franken (D), Yes; Klobuchar (D), Yes.
MISSISSIPPI — Cochran (R), Yes; Wicker (R), Yes.
MISSOURI — Blunt (R), Yes; McCaskill (D), Yes.
MONTANA — Baucus (D), Yes; Tester (D), Yes.
NEBRASKA — Johanns (R), Yes; Nelson (D), Yes.
NEVADA — Heller (R), Yes; Reid (D), Yes.
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Ayotte (R), Yes; Shaheen (D), Yes.
NEW JERSEY — Lautenberg (D), Not Voting; Menendez (D), Yes.
NEW MEXICO — Bingaman (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.
NEW YORK — Gillibrand (D), Yes; Schumer (D), Yes.
NORTH CAROLINA — Burr (R), Yes; Hagan (D), Yes.
NORTH DAKOTA — Conrad (D), Yes; Hoeven (R), Yes.
OHIO — Brown (D), Yes; Portman (R), Yes.
OKLAHOMA — Coburn (R), Yes; Inhofe (R), Yes.
OREGON — Merkley (D), Yes; Wyden (D), Yes.
PENNSYLVANIA — Casey (D), Yes; Toomey (R), Yes.
RHODE ISLAND — Reed (D), Yes; Whitehouse (D), Yes.
SOUTH CAROLINA — DeMint (R), Not Voting; Graham (R), Yes.
SOUTH DAKOTA — Johnson (D), Yes; Thune (R), Yes.
TENNESSEE — Alexander (R), Yes; Corker (R), Yes.
TEXAS — Cornyn (R), Yes; Hutchison (R), Yes.
UTAH — Hatch (R), Yes; Lee (R), No.
VERMONT — Leahy (D), Yes; Sanders (I), Yes.
VIRGINIA — Warner (D), Yes; Webb (D), Yes.
WASHINGTON — Cantwell (D), Yes; Murray (D), Yes.
WEST VIRGINIA — Manchin (D), Yes; Rockefeller (D), Yes.
WISCONSIN — Johnson (R), Yes; Kohl (D), Yes.
WYOMING — Barrasso (R), Yes; Enzi (R), Yes.
HOUSE ROLL CALL ON FISCAL CLIFF DEAL
The 257-167 roll call Tuesday by which the House passed the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts and sent the measure to President Barack Obama.
A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans.
Voting no were 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans.
X denotes those not voting.
There are 3 vacancies in the 435-member House.
Democrats – Sewell, Y.
Republicans – Aderholt, N; Bachus, N; Bonner, N; Brooks, N; Roby, N; Rogers, N.
Republicans – Young, Y.
Democrats – Barber, Y; Grijalva, Y; Pastor, Y.
Republicans – Flake, N; Franks, N; Gosar, N; Quayle, N; Schweikert, N.
Democrats – Ross, Y.
Republicans – Crawford, N; Griffin, N; Womack, Y.
Democrats – Baca, Y; Bass, Y; Becerra, N; Berman, Y; Capps, Y; Chu, Y; Costa, Y; Davis, Y; Eshoo, Y; Farr, Y; Garamendi, Y; Hahn, Y; Honda, Y; Lee, Y; Lofgren, Zoe, Y; Matsui, Y; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, Y; Napolitano, Y; Pelosi, Y; Richardson, Y; Roybal-Allard, Y; Sanchez, Linda T., Y; Sanchez, Loretta, Y; Schiff, Y; Sherman, Y; Speier, Y; Stark, X; Thompson, Y; Waters, Y; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, X.
Republicans – Bilbray, Y; Bono Mack, Y; Calvert, Y; Campbell, N; Denham, Y; Dreier, Y; Gallegly, Y; Herger, Y; Hunter, N; Issa, N; Lewis, X; Lungren, Daniel E., Y; McCarthy, N; McClintock, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, Y; Nunes, N; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, Y.
Democrats – DeGette, Y; Perlmutter, Y; Polis, Y.
Republicans – Coffman, N; Gardner, N; Lamborn, N; Tipton, N.
Democrats – Courtney, Y; DeLauro, N; Himes, Y; Larson, Y; Murphy, Y.
Democrats – Carney, Y.
Democrats – Brown, Y; Castor, Y; Deutch, Y; Hastings, Y; Wasserman Schultz, Y; Wilson, Y.
Republicans – Adams, N; Bilirakis, N; Buchanan, Y; Crenshaw, Y; Diaz-Balart, Y; Mack, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Nugent, N; Posey, N; Rivera, N; Rooney, N; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Ross, N; Southerland, N; Stearns, N; Webster, N; West, N; Young, Y.
Democrats – Barrow, N; Bishop, Y; Johnson, Y; Lewis, X; Scott, David, Y.
Republicans – Broun, N; Gingrey, N; Graves, N; Kingston, N; Price, N; Scott, Austin, N; Westmoreland, N; Woodall, N.
Democrats – Hanabusa, Y; Hirono, Y.
Republicans – Labrador, N; Simpson, Y.
Democrats – Costello, Y; Davis, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Lipinski, Y; Quigley, Y; Rush, Y; Schakowsky, Y.
Republicans – Biggert, Y; Dold, Y; Hultgren, N; Johnson, Y; Kinzinger, Y; Manzullo, Y; Roskam, N; Schilling, N; Schock, Y; Shimkus, Y; Walsh, N.
Democrats – Carson, Y; Donnelly, Y; Visclosky, N.
Republicans – Bucshon, N; Burton, X; Pence, N; Rokita, N; Stutzman, N; Young, N.
Democrats – Boswell, Y; Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans – King, N; Latham, N.
Republicans – Huelskamp, N; Jenkins, N; Pompeo, N; Yoder, N.
Democrats – Chandler, Y; Yarmuth, Y.
Republicans – Guthrie, N; Massie, N; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, N.
Democrats – Richmond, Y.
Republicans – Alexander, Y; Boustany, N; Cassidy, N; Fleming, N; Landry, N; Scalise, N.
Democrats – Michaud, Y; Pingree, Y.
Democrats – Cummings, Y; Edwards, Y; Hoyer, Y; Ruppersberger, Y; Sarbanes, Y; Van Hollen, Y.
Republicans – Bartlett, N; Harris, N.
Democrats – Capuano, Y; Frank, Y; Keating, Y; Lynch, Y; Markey, Y; McGovern, Y; Neal, Y; Olver, Y; Tierney, Y; Tsongas, Y.
Democrats – Clarke, Y; Conyers, Y; Curson, Y; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Levin, Y; Peters, Y.
Republicans – Amash, N; Benishek, Y; Camp, Y; Huizenga, N; Miller, Y; Rogers, Y; Upton, Y; Walberg, N.
Democrats – Ellison, Y; McCollum, Y; Peterson, N; Walz, Y.
Republicans – Bachmann, N; Cravaack, N; Kline, Y; Paulsen, N.
Democrats – Thompson, Y.
Republicans – Harper, N; Nunnelee, N; Palazzo, N.
Democrats – Carnahan, Y; Clay, Y; Cleaver, Y.
Republicans – Akin, N; Emerson, Y; Graves, X; Hartzler, N; Long, N; Luetkemeyer, Y.
Republicans – Rehberg, N.
Republicans – Fortenberry, Y; Smith, N; Terry, N.
Democrats – Berkley, Y.
Republicans – Amodei, N; Heck, Y.
Republicans – Bass, Y; Guinta, N.
Democrats – Andrews, Y; Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Rothman, Y; Sires, Y.
Republicans – Frelinghuysen, Y; Garrett, N; Lance, Y; LoBiondo, Y; Runyan, Y; Smith, Y.
Democrats – Heinrich, Y; Lujan, Y.
Republicans – Pearce, N.
Democrats – Ackerman, Y; Bishop, Y; Clarke, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Higgins, Y; Hinchey, Y; Hochul, Y; Israel, Y; Lowey, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; Meeks, Y; Nadler, Y; Owens, Y; Rangel, Y; Serrano, Y; Slaughter, Y; Tonko, Y; Towns, Y; Velazquez, Y.
Republicans – Buerkle, X; Gibson, Y; Grimm, Y; Hanna, Y; Hayworth, Y; King, Y; Reed, Y; Turner, Y.
Democrats – Butterfield, Y; Kissell, Y; McIntyre, N; Miller, N; Price, Y; Shuler, Y; Watt, Y.
Republicans – Coble, Y; Ellmers, N; Foxx, N; Jones, N; McHenry, N; Myrick, N.
Republicans – Berg, N.
Democrats – Fudge, Y; Kaptur, Y; Kucinich, Y; Ryan, Y; Sutton, Y.
Republicans – Austria, N; Boehner, Y; Chabot, N; Gibbs, N; Johnson, Y; Jordan, N; LaTourette, Y; Latta, Y; Renacci, N; Schmidt, N; Stivers, Y; Tiberi, Y; Turner, N.
Democrats – Boren, Y.
Republicans – Cole, Y; Lankford, N; Lucas, Y; Sullivan, Y.
Democrats – Blumenauer, N; Bonamici, Y; DeFazio, N; Schrader, N.
Republicans – Walden, Y.
Democrats – Altmire, Y; Brady, Y; Critz, Y; Doyle, Y; Fattah, Y; Holden, Y; Schwartz, Y.
Republicans – Barletta, Y; Dent, Y; Fitzpatrick, Y; Gerlach, Y; Kelly, Y; Marino, Y; Meehan, Y; Murphy, Y; Pitts, Y; Platts, Y; Shuster, Y; Thompson, Y.
Democrats – Cicilline, Y; Langevin, Y.
Democrats – Clyburn, Y.
Republicans – Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Scott, N; Wilson, N.
Republicans – Noem, Y.
Democrats – Cohen, Y; Cooper, N.
Republicans – Black, N; Blackburn, N; DesJarlais, N; Duncan, N; Fincher, N; Fleischmann, N; Roe, N.
Democrats – Cuellar, Y; Doggett, Y; Gonzalez, Y; Green, Al, Y; Green, Gene, Y; Hinojosa, Y; Jackson Lee, Y; Johnson, E. B., Y; Reyes, Y.
Republicans – Barton, N; Brady, Y; Burgess, N; Canseco, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Farenthold, N; Flores, N; Gohmert, N; Granger, N; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Olson, N; Paul, X; Poe, N; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Thornberry, Y.
Democrats – Matheson, N.
Republicans – Bishop, N; Chaffetz, N.
Democrats – Welch, Y.
Democrats – Connolly, Y; Moran, N; Scott, N.
Republicans – Cantor, N; Forbes, N; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, N; Hurt, N; Rigell, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, N.
Democrats – DelBene, Y; Dicks, Y; Larsen, Y; McDermott, N; Smith, N.
Republicans – Hastings, Y; Herrera Beutler, Y; McMorris Rodgers, Y; Reichert, Y.
Democrats – Rahall, Y.
Republicans – Capito, N; McKinley, N.
Democrats – Baldwin, Y; Kind, Y; Moore, Y.
Republicans – Duffy, N; Petri, N; Ribble, Y; Ryan, Y; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans – Lummis, N.