GOP self-destruction is a fun thing to watch. They can't even get enough votes together to pass something that was DOA in both the Senate and the White House. This video of world-class D-bag Eric Cantor is telling.
Doesn't he seem almost happy about this? It speaks volumes that Cantor's probably happier about stabbing John Boehner in the back than he is about the complete joke that the GOP has become, and the fact that there's still work to be done.
I've felt for quite a while that we should go over the fiscal curb and get the new Congress in for January 3, and then work out the limited tax cuts and get rid of some of the non-military budget cuts. In fact, if you play the cards right, you could get the middle-class tax cuts in place by Feb. 1, do them retroactively, and have a nice rebate check go out around St. Patty's Day.
And if the Dems play it smart, don't allow cuts Social Security and Medicare, and raise taxes for the rich in both income taxes and capital gains taxes (which history shows should raise wages and employment, since the incentive to hoard profits and riches goes away), our economy will be in great shape coming out the other side.
And if the Dems follow this strategy, they will be poised to DOMINATE the 2014 elections. Seems like an easy solution to me.
P.S. Has anyone found Paul Ryan since November 6? You'd think Wonderboy would be all over this thing.