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Happy New Year (A Day Late)

Happy New Year to everyone out there. If you are working and make under $110,100 a year, you are being welcomed to this new year with a 2% paycut as the payroll tax has jumped from 4.2% to 6.2%….

Posted by Dave at 8:30 am
Filed under: General | Comments (375)

375 Responses to “Happy New Year (A Day Late)”

  1. Scott says:

    Blame the payroll tax expiration on W.!Just kidding,but Obama will.

  2. jaichind says:

    Well. The SS threshold is now 113700 in 2013 versus 110100

  3. Scott Brown says:

    I’m happy for the GOP. They scored a huge win last night.

  4. Scott says:

    The elimination of the payroll tax holiday and the increase in income taxes are the rich will have a negative impact on the Personal Income and Consumer Spending data over the next year.
    Watch for a slow down in GDP growth.

  5. EML says:

    So this was what Democrats were willing to send us over the cliff for? $60 billion/year in new taxes? Ok, so that drops the deficit to a little over $1 trillion/year. Yay.

  6. jason says:

    Obama won the PR war and came out on top on class warfare.

    However the 450k threshold and the AMT fix protected most small businesses and a lot of professional people. Obama will get very little “revenue” from this so Rs won on substance regarding taxes.

    Where we all lost was on spending. But that issue was lost at least temporarily when Obama was re-elected and the Senate remained D. Anyone who thinks these people could be persuaded to make real entitlement cuts are delusional.

    This was the best deal available. Going off the fiscal cliff would have meant intolerable cuts to the military, and in the end, any subsequent deal would probably have raised taxes on the 1% anyway.

    If Boehner remains speaker, it means most of the Rs had a a pass to vote no.

    That’s politics.

  7. Scott says:

    EML
    Actually, with about $60 billion in disaster relief and $30 billion in unemployment benefits extension, the projected fiscal 2013 deficit will rise to over $1.1 trillion!

  8. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “the projected fiscal 2013 deficit will rise to over $1.1 trillion!”

    that would mean commie Cory’s announcement of no trillion dollar deficits in O’s 2nd term will prove to be another failed prediction by him. more reason to ignore him

  9. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    btw I voted No on this bill when it came to the Senate, I trust my colleague Walt did the same

  10. Scott says:

    EML And Mendez
    Also note that US Debt will be downgraded by ALL credit agencies in the Spring if spending costs and reforms are not enacted as part of the Debt Ceiling negotiation.
    Yesterday’s deal did nothing to change that calculus.
    Also, it appears to me that Obama is preparing for a Constitutional crisis by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment to raise the Debt Ceiling without Congressional approval. I hope SCOTUS acts quickly on this.

  11. jason says:

    The Marxists are unhappy because Obama did not get any spending money.

  12. Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    I am pleased to report that the HHR tax rate will remain 0% There was serious discussion between the HHR Senators and Lt. Gov. jason of whether taxes should be increased on America-hating bastards but we decided to tax all citizens equally.

  13. Jean Valjean says:

    Saw Les Mis yesterday. Jackman ruined what should have been the role of a lifetime. He was horrible. Eponine and Marius were the only ones who did their characters justice. Hathaway was adequate at best, definitely not memorable. Still, the story is wonderful and should be seen by all.

    Btw, who thinks Hillary is faking it to take the focus off of Benghazi?

  14. EML says:

    Exactly right, nothing has really changed. This made up fight was a purely ideological battle dreamt up by Democrats. It does absolutely nothing to take us off the path to bankruptcy that we are still on. Democrats only want to punish the successful people in this country. They have no interest in any kind of fiscal responsibility.

  15. rdelbov says:

    The lemmings(the voters) set us on this path. The GOP ran on the platform of lower govt spending, less government interference and low taxes. The voters spoke.

    Not enough pain for them yet?

    I agree that this plan will hurt the economy and cause economic pain. Yet in 2009 the same was said and the voters saw the pain but voted to re-elect Obama.

    I still do not get it.

  16. Scott says:

    #15- rd
    If CA is any example, there will never be enough “pain” for the uninformed lemmings! Californians just keep voting in more Democrats.

  17. LinthicumTodd says:

    payroll tax expiration is really going to hurt my family and most Americans…basically taking $1,400 away from me and about $1,000 away from my wife this year…thats $2,500 gone! And this is going to get the economy going again!!??? How is this increase in the payroll tax not getting more play in the media? I mean are Americans just going to look at their pay stub in a few weeks and say oh thats not a big deal, I still love Obama!??? WTF is wrong with this country!

  18. rdelbov says:

    We have the worst economy since the 1930′s, for a four year period, under Obama. They still voted for him in Nov.

  19. Phil says:

    Not only did they vote for him, it wasn’t even close – by 5 million votes at last count.

    As I said last night, the 22nd Amendment is all that stands between Obama and being President for life.

    Demographics = electoral math. It’s just that simple.

    There is no god but Obama. Accept it.

  20. SusyQue says:

    #13…can anything truthful or good come from the Clintons?!?

  21. EML says:

    The voters in this country cannot take responsibility for themselves, have no idea how to live within their means, and think everyone else is to blame but themselves. Do you think they care if the federal government lives within its budget when they don’t?

  22. SusyQue says:

    #19…Phil…”There is no god but Obama. Accept it.”

    Accept it? No way Jose!

    ooo is a first class tawdry demigod!

  23. SusyQue says:

    Today is the day all the talk-show Honchos return to work.

  24. Waingro says:

    And let’s not kid ourselves. The debt ceiling battle is not gonna be “only” about spending cuts.

    Barry and the Dems have essentially said they are gonna stick their feet in the sand and ask for MORE tax hikes on the EVIL rich.

    They think they still have the political capital to do this–and they might, especially since he “only” got 600 billion in tax revenue as a result of this “deal”.

    Ironically, idiot Boehner’s OPENING offer was even MORE revenue than that–>800 Billion.

    Barry is gonna seize upon this.

    Bottom line: we are screwed. :(

  25. SusyQue says:

    Hugh Hewitt Says…
    Jan. 2-2013

    The consequence of the spending –past, present, and future– is a massive crisis. The GOP needs to spell out, again and again, how much we are paying in interest charges on that accumulated debt and what will happen to that cost as interest rates rise. Crucially, the GOP must explain what will happen when the debt limit is not raised and why it is willing to accept those consequences.
    These are not hard things to do. But they must be done if the country is to be ready for the showdown in late February.
    Yesterday’s deal, as the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein put it, was “objectively bad and relatively good.” Hats off to Mitch McConnell for getting the GOP out of the box canyon and avoiding a massive tax hike for every American which I think the president was hoping would occur and which he could blame on the GOP.
    The tax hike on people making more than $450,000 a year was a red herring, an absurd cul-de-sac for the public debate to go ’round and ’round in, but the GOP never made clear why, never even drove home how much revenue it would raise much less the relative impact such revenue would make.
    The GOP needs to make an argument, repeat an argument and grow hoarse making the argument. Perhaps with the turn of the calendar it will do so. Every day that you don’t see or hear one of the Republican big guns making these arguments, with the specifics attached, is a lost day. And ever lost day is bad news for the country headed towards the debt cliff.

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/blog

  26. Waingro says:

    New poll from Ras: 62% want across the board spending cuts, which is good news I guess. But is he using D+6 now? :)

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2012/62_favor_across_the_board_spending_cuts_but_57_think_they_re_unlikely

  27. terry says:

    How nice it is to ring in the New Year with higher taxes. 40 years of hard work and sacrifice punished. I guess this is the beginning of Obama’s revenge.

    Thank god I live in Florida where there is no state income tax and local taxes are relatively low.

    I can’t say I feel sorry for those who live in high tax blue states like California and New York.

  28. terry says:

    ps did you know that Hollywood got a tax break in this “fiscal deal”.

  29. Bitterlaw says:

    Enough bitching and moaning. I received the e-mail that registration for 4th grade softball is open! Taxes? Zzzzzzzzz. 10 weeks until pitchers, catchers and veteran players report to Coach Bitterlaw.

  30. Waingro says:

    Oh Good Lord…here we go.

    Chad Pergram ?@ChadPergram

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to hold presser at 2 pm et about House scrapping #Sandy spending bill.

  31. Jeff G. says:

    Terry #27,

    Why do you think California and New York liberals are OK with higher tax rates, especially at the state level? All federal taxpayers subsidize those ridiculous state rates when high-income taxpayers from those states itemize deductions. That’s why libs in Congress from those states are OK with higher marginal rates.

  32. SusyQue says:

    #27…Terry…you speak in contradictions…you thank “god” for yourself but care less about those of us who have to pay more. I assume your thanking “god” is just an empty expression.

  33. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    NYCmike (Bronxie) says:
    January 2, 2013 at 11:11 am
    I have to say, when lawyers and teachers are advocating for higher property taxes to spend on education, and a 17 year old know-it-all is agreeing with them, something tells me that system should be looked at rather closely. It is definitely a system which benefits those that live in a more affluent area, which makes me surprised that lisab supports it. After all, the ones who would need more help are those that she supposedly helps out.

    NYCmike (Bronxie) says:
    January 2, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Demographics, not funding, determine how much children learn.

    -And I do agree with this sentiment, although it is not 100% always the case.

  34. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Btw, who thinks Hillary is faking it to take the focus off of Benghazi?

    -Is it a clot, or is it a plot?

  35. terry says:

    32. What the hell? You choose where you live and if you choose to live in a liberal hotbed of dependency and taxation that’s your own damn fault not god’s. Your state has high taxes because it’s controlled public sector unions and demographics looking for hand outs.

  36. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Waingro says:
    January 2, 2013 at 11:20 am
    Oh Good Lord…here we go.

    Chad Pergram ?@ChadPergram

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to hold presser at 2 pm et about House scrapping #Sandy spending bill.

    -I am still trying to figure out what the Federal government has to do with Hurricane Sandy? Could someone ENLIGHTEN me as to what responsibility the Federal government has in this situation?

  37. SusyQue says:

    Matt Drudge: 3, 500 unborn babies
    will be murdered today; no media hyperventilating;
    no presidents crying. (Michhelle Malkin)

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – I do not advocate for higher property taxes. However, if given the choice between Jul’s school system and mine, I will take mine because it is better in terms of results. Jul’s idea to take all money on a statewide basis and then hand it out from a central fund would be a disaster for my local school system. Jul essentially wants all schools to be dropped to the level of Philadelphia.

  39. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    If an international airport, or the container ports sustained damages, I could see where there is some repsonsibility and interests of the whole nation. BUT, to re-build the Jersey Shore, and Breezy Point, and the Rockaways, sorry, I do not see where they should be involved.

  40. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Federal disaster relief. I don’t like the idea of paying for tornadoes in Oklahoma, wildfires in Colorado, or hurricanes in New Orleans but that is the system we have.

  41. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “Jul essentially wants all schools to be dropped to the level of Philadelphia.”

    -I believe Jul wants all schools to be funded equally, which in the case of your children, with 2 good parents making sure they study and work hard, will have less affect than the increase in funding would HELP the poor and downtrodden. Now, I agree with Jul that the never-ending increases in property taxes does not give as much in return to the tax-payer, but I also disagree with his idea that the better funding for less affluent areas will be beneficial. Those areas will simply waste more money, because the parents (lack of, actually) do not push their children to succeed.

  42. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    January 2, 2013 at 11:44 am
    NYC – Federal disaster relief. I don’t like the idea of paying for tornadoes in Oklahoma, wildfires in Colorado, or hurricanes in New Orleans but that is the system we have.

    -Maybe this vote not taking place will put an end to that system (fingers crossed!).

  43. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – If I wanted worse schools, I could move to Jul’s district. I don’t want to live anywhere that would elect Jul (“I don’t care about academic performance”).

  44. AuH2ORepublican says:

    Boehner (literally) says “GFY” to Harry Reid (and I don’t mean “Good For You”): http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/boehner-responds-reid-go-f-yourself_693476.html

  45. GF says:

    44- Gov. Bitter, I humbly submit the Right Honourable Mr. Boehner as a candidate for elevation into the Philly A-Holes.

    Good morning/afternoon, HHR.

  46. SusyQue says:

    Why the Left God Taken to the Cleaners
    Jennifer Rubin

    Conservatives are bemoaning an agreement that made permanent nearly all the Bush tax cuts, kept the vast majority of estates permanently sheltered from the death tax and maintained a large differential for capital gains even for the wealthy. One conserative wag remarked in disgust to me Sunday evening: “Where did these people get the idea you get everything you want in politics?” Indeed, the right-wing complainers might want to consider how badly the left regards this deal.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/01/02/why-the-left-got-taken-to-the-cleaners/?wprss=rss_right-turn

  47. Bitterlaw says:

    GF – The membership application process is currently suspended due to the…um…voluntary self-exile of MD. However, I did contact Speaker Boehner to deliver the Keynote Address at this year’s Maxwell Day festivities (August 12, 2013 – mark your calendars). He said, “GFY.” I don’t know if that means he accepted the invitation or not.

  48. Brandon says:

    If Boehner doesn’t even put the recovery aid bill up for a vote, I hope he does get his a** voted out of the speakership.

  49. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    January 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    If Boehner doesn’t even put the recovery aid bill up for a vote, I hope he does get his a** voted out of the speakership.

    -Reasons??

  50. bio mom says:

    The CBO estimate is that this bill will add 4 trillion dollars to the debt.

  51. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    bio mom says:
    January 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    The CBO estimate is that this bill will add 4 trillion dollars to the debt.

    -Sounds like we got off easy! (sarcasm, in case it does not translate)

  52. Brandon says:

    Because there’s no reason the people of the northeast should be treated any differently than those that were affected by Katrina, Ike, etc.

  53. DW says:

    So with this bill we will soar over 20 trillion in debt, and no way to ever pay it off. The stupid Obama voters could shove the head of every “rich” person in the guillotine, pull the rope, and add their weath to the public coffers and it wouldn’t come close to paying off even a small fraction of this 20 trillion.

    Democrats and Obama supporters are all fools. They are dooming their own futures, and unfortunately, ours too.

    For years after Obama’s 2008 win, I and others kept saying here that it was the end of the country, and some scoffed and mocked us for saying so. But I kept saying it then, and I keep saying it now, if THIS doesn’t look like the end of the country, what would the end look like when it comes?

    America is gone.

  54. Brandon says:

    The only reason it’s 4 trillion in debt is because it was scored on 1/1/13 after taxes had already gone up.

  55. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    January 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Because there’s no reason the people of the northeast should be treated any differently than those that were affected by Katrina, Ike, etc.

    -Next time you make fun of KidCommie for his pathetic reasoning, I’ll try to have this handy to remind you of your pathetic reasoning.

  56. Bitterlaw says:

    Brandon – Don’t you understand that when a red state like Louisiana or Texas needs Federal disaster aid, it is acceptable because they are “good people.” The Northeast is filled with bad people. If MFG ever returns, you can discuss it with him.

  57. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw,

    MFG is not questioning the disaster relief, I am. And if you could get your head out of your arse, you might appreciate that my screen name includes my choice of locale to live and pay taxes. There are plenty of “good people” around this way, but not one reason has been given for providing FEDERAL monies to pay for damages incurred by a natural event. I did not agree with all of the spending during Katrina, although, imho, some of it was needed in terms of national interest.

  58. Brandon says:

    Of course. Republicans had no issue issuing money for Louisiana. But when a larger number people get affected and lose everything, they get a big F You.

  59. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – There are 2 separate issues:

    1. Should Federal aid be given to anybody?

    2. Should areas affected by Sandy be given aid?

    The answers:

    1. I have issues with the idea of Federal aid as grants but loans to property owners who otherwise could not get them makes sense. If the areas are left vacant becuase there is no money to rebuild, then the local governments lose tax revenue and people have to move somewhere else (thereby increasing the costs on some other local government).

    2. Since the program exists, NJ, NY and CT seems to qualify.

  60. Bitterlaw says:

    I almost forgot – GFY, NYC.*

    *Egg cremes all around.

  61. Phil says:

    No, the northeast is filled with stupid people.

    See election returns.

  62. Waingro says:

    Peter King going nuclear on the GOP is only a small preview of what Christie is about to do I’m afraid:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/02/peter-king-may-be-leaving-the-gop-because-of-failure-to-vote-on-sandy-aid-bill-or-something/

  63. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – I was watching How the States got their shapes on the History Channel. Why did I have to wait until I was 44 to learn that Texas begged for admission to the US becuase it was drowning in debt and couldn’t pay its bills? I bet that isn’t taught in Texas, either.

  64. jason says:

    In the end the Bush tax cuts are permanent for 99% of us.

    Something for the deadenders to think about.

  65. Waingro says:

    Aaaaand Christie indeed goes off–but not as bad as King at least.

    Man, the GOP is coming apart at the seams. We are doomed.

  66. Bitterlaw says:

    I didn’t hear Christie speak. I suspect that if Jindal or Perry demanded Federal aid that nobody would be upset.

  67. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    January 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Of course. Republicans had no issue issuing money for Louisiana. But when a larger number people get affected and lose everything, they get a big F You.

    -Brandon,
    Add this statement to your earlier one. It is full of such incredible, scientifically proven, as well as Constitutionally inclusive reasoning that one must gaze in awe at you. I also intend to send my lone child to you to teach, because you are full of such wisdom. I bow before your intellect and ability to reason!

  68. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    January 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    I didn’t hear Christie speak. I suspect that if Jindal or Perry demanded Federal aid that nobody would be upset.

    -It is sickening when any governor/mayor/legislator does it, unless, as I wrote earlier, it is for what can be considered in the national interest, ie. ports, airports. I am not sure why the tourism industry on the Jersey Shore is in the national interest, they should go whole hog into oil drilling off the coast now. That would cost the nation nothing, and the fatso running NJ (whom I support, mind you) would get his tax revenues so that he would not have to make any tough decisions in an election year.

  69. bio mom says:

    Bitterlaw, are you related to Christie?

  70. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    January 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    Phil – I was watching How the States got their shapes on the History Channel. Why did I have to wait until I was 44 to learn that Texas begged for admission to the US becuase it was drowning in debt and couldn’t pay its bills? I bet that isn’t taught in Texas, either.

    -Somehow I think that Texas having debts, which I remember learning about (Sam Houston had lots of connections which helped Texas), was balanced with the fact that defense of the nation would be easier, the state had natural resources which could be exploited more efficiently, and many other reason which made the deal go thru.

  71. terry says:

    Yawn… Christie and King and these rest of these Northeast Republicans are just pigs at the trough.

  72. Phil says:

    No, Texas “begged” for admission into the United States because it was settled exclusively by Americans (beginning in 1821) who had all been born and raised in the US and still had huge ties to their native country.

    A little Texas history lesson. Several months after the Texans achieved their independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas held their first election. They elected Sam Houston as their first president, ratified the new constitution, and VOTED TO SEEK ADMISSION INTO THE UNITED STATES. They did so with 90 percent of the vote. They did so before the Republic of Texas ever incurred any debt. The debt was accumulated 1836-1845 or well after Texas began applying for statehood. The debt was way secondary.

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    bio mom – No. I just try to be fair. Christie is a good Governor and a vast improvement over any Democrat Governor that I have seen in New Jersey. I lived ther 1/2 my life and my family still lives there.That does not mean I would support him in a Presidential primary but I might depending upon the others who run. You and MD are charter members of the Christie-Haters Club so you are no more objective than I am.

  74. SusyQue says:

    Obama Lies to America, “Bitch-Slaps” The GOP, Heads Back To Hawaii
    Jan 02, 2013 | Jeff Dunetz

    In the end President Obama proved this had nothing to do with the “middle-class” and everything to do with punishing the Republicans who had dared to oppose him. Late last night the Senate compromise fiscal cliff bill passed via a “bipartisan” 257-167 vote. Republicans voted “no” by an overwhelming margin 151-85, those 85 yeas combined with the 172 Democrats who voted for the bill enabled its passage.

    As soon as the bill was passed the Divider-in-Chief stood before the Cameras with the SHMOTUS Joe Biden and took the opportunity to stick it to the GOP and lie to the American People:
    But we are continuing to chip away at this problem, step by step. Last year I signed into law $1.7 trillion in deficit reduction. Tonight’s agreement further reduces the deficit by raising $620 billion in revenue from the wealthiest households in America. And there will be more deficit reduction as Congress decides what to do about the automatic spending cuts that we have now delayed for two months.
    Sorry Mr. President…according to the CBO it INCREASES the national debt by $4 trillion:
    I want to make this point: As I’ve demonstrated throughout the past several weeks, I am very open to compromise. I agree with Democrats and Republicans that the aging population and the rising cost of health care makes Medicare the biggest contributor to our deficit. I believe we’ve got to find ways to reform that program without hurting seniors who count on it to survive. And I believe that there’s further unnecessary spending in government that we can eliminate.
    The President refused to compromise much, he didn’t even consider Boehner’s tax plan which would have raised more revenue without increasing the debt because he wanted to be able to say he raised taxes on the rich.

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2013/01/obama-lies-to-america-bitch-slaps-gop.html?utm_source=The+Lid+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0ddedd896e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN

  75. lisab says:

    “It is definitely a system which benefits those that live in a more affluent area, which makes me surprised that lisab supports it. After all, the ones who would need more help are those that she supposedly helps out.” nyc(mike)

    i will respond because it is an uncharacteristically intelligent question.

    a.) i did not actually express support of using property taxes to fund schools. i merely pointed out that the whole idea of doing this is to tie school salaries ultimately to school performance — better school systems promote higher property values. by undoing this, and going to a sales tax, there is no pay for performance at all.

    b.) my union is divided on the issue because it would take money from rich white areas and spend it in primarily poor white areas. teachers in rich white areas obviously are against this, while teachers in poor white areas are pro.

    i taught in a somewhat urban area which was largely black, so it would not have affected me … we would get the same funding either way, which is to say not much

  76. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I have to say, I have definitely hardened in terms of acceptance of moderation. The incredible ignorance of most voters, and also of my own friends and family, where Kim K is spoken about more than trillion$ deficits, where the Golden Globes and the Oscars are breathlessly waited for while the “fiscal cliff” is watched like a cliffhanger episode on TV, I almost want a crash to happen, and for it to hit HARD!

  77. Bitterlaw says:

    I almost want a crash to happen, and for it to hit HARD!

    Comment by NYCmike (Bronxie)

    I’m not sure that is the best wish for somebody in the transportation business to express.

  78. lisab says:

    “We have the worst economy since the 1930?s, for a four year period, under Obama. They still voted for him in Nov.”

    not exactly true.

    in the past we had rolling recessions by industry or by region. for example, car companies might get hurt, but computers were booming, or the northeast would be doing fine but the midwest would be in recession.

    now we have recession by demographics.

    if you are white, male, college educated, lower middle class and in the past looked forward to the american dream … yes … you got clobbered in the last four years

    but if you were on welfare, now you got the best health care in the world, you can use ebt cards on cigarettes and alcohol now, and these benefits are adjusted for inflation …

    the last four years have been booming

  79. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw,

    I will always have work. We (my company) have not laid off one employee in the past 20 years, at least. We did not receive much in terms of bonuses the last several years, because we kept all of our people on. Anyone who has left, has left becuse of their own desire for something different. BUT, if things get really bad, we (family) are the last ones to turn out the light. I (not sure about my brothers) already have an idea of which jobs I could take over, and where the “fat” would be trimmed first, and then deepest.

  80. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I will always have work.”

    -I should not be so presumptuous to say “will always”. What I will say is that I “believe, through hard work, luck, and “making my own breaks” I will always” have work.

  81. lisab says:

    A prominent Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (a religious ordinance) that calls for the gang rape of Syrian women. Expressing frustration that the “warriors of Islam” fighting in Syria may be getting weary for the lack of sexual pleasure, the religious leader issued a decree that promotes hours-long “intercourse marriages.”

    The cleric, Muhammed al-Arifi, who is a leading jihadist religious figure, made it clear that his edict called for the gang rape of Syrian women and girls. He specified that the “intercourse marriages” last only a few hours “in order to give each fighter a turn.” As to who is an eligible bride, the cleric approves any girls or women over the age of 14 who are widowed or divorced.

  82. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    but if you were on welfare, now you got the best health care in the world, you can use ebt cards on cigarettes and alcohol now, and these benefits are adjusted for inflation …

    the last four years have been booming

    -In your opinion, is this a good development, lisab?

  83. lisab says:

    six year old suspended for bringing assault finger to school
    ————————————–

    A 6-year-old Montgomery County boy was recently suspended from school for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. Now, his family has retained a lawyer and is fighting back.

    The boy is a student at Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring. His attorney, Robin Ficker, says that school officials overreacted to the gesture, since it came a week after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 elementary school students and 6 staff members were killed.

    A letter was sent home to the boy’s parents, informing them that he would not be allowed to return from winter break on Wednesday with the rest of the student body. The suspension was only to be for that day.

    At issue, Ficker told News4′s Jackie Bensen, is whether the boy understands the implications of the gesture. After speaking to his young client, Ficker is convinced that the boy does not.

    “He doesn’t understand,” Ficker says. “The law says he is not old enough to form intent.”

  84. lisab says:

    “In your opinion, is this a good development, lisab?”

    the people of massachusetts are quite happy with romneycare, which the people’s representatives voted for and which the people of massachusetts generally support.

    i personally di not think that the federal government should be able to force all you other wackadoodles follow suit through obamacare … but i guess scotus decided otherwise.

    as for the ebt cards and such, i am all for soup kitchens. i have no problem at all using tax dollars for providing hot meals free of charge to any and all who need them.

    i do not think providing the people who are soooooooooooo incompetent they cannot even find a minimum wage job with what amounts to a free DEBIT card, so that they can buy whatever they want with it … is very wise

  85. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I guess I agree with you, lisab. If the cookoo’s up in Mass want Romneycare, they are welcome to it. Just make sure the rich ones who voted for it don’t move to new Hampshire and ruin another state along the way, as many already have tried to do.

    We agree on ebt cards, and soup kitchens are fine, I donate money every year, of my own accord, to keep some of them running. Of course, the money is filtered through my “imaginary friend’s” organization, and is vastly more efficient than state-run kitchens, so we may have some disagreement on this topic.

  86. Michael says:

    I see it that the aid should be provided but I don’t see why the senate just can’t pass the same relief plan again and the house pass it in the next congress

  87. Michael says:

    King says House to vote on Sandy Aid

  88. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Maybe KidCommie could give me a better reason than “they did it in Katrina and Ike” for a reason that the East coast states affected by Sandy deserve Federal largesse?

  89. Brandon says:

    RUMOR: Some guy from American Majority Action is apparently on TV now saying that Boehner is going to resign at the 5 PM Republican Caucus meeting, says he has “multiple senior sources”

  90. W. PA Observer says:

    89- At the same time, I’m reading an article on the Sandy vote-on-Friday agreement that states that Peter King and Michael Grimm will vote for Boehner for Speaker (they’ve been placated). That would seem somewhat contradictory.

  91. Waingro says:

    #90, a writer from breitbart confirms that.

  92. lisab says:

    ” Of course, the money is filtered through my “imaginary friend’s” organization”

    well now your money will be filtered through an all too real, powerful centralized government.

  93. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon,
    It has been several hours, have you come up with any other reasons?

  94. W. PA Observer says:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/02/republicans-pledge-to-back-boehner-reversing-earlier-outrage/

    91- The folks at Breitbart have made little secret of their preference for Cantor as Speaker.

  95. lisab says:

    well boehner has been just awful

    you need a wartime consigliere

  96. Bitterlaw says:

    A Brandon-NYC fight? We have had better fights in the past but we have to take what we can these days.

  97. Brandon says:

    I’m not fighting. You can’t change the rules in the middle of the game. If you want to declare “no disaster aid from now on”, fine. But you can’t just say “screw you, go find $60 billion in the couch cushions.”

  98. lisab says:

    PAPER: ‘Forget global warming, Alaska is headed for an ice age’…

    State has cooled 2.4 degrees since 2000…

  99. lisab says:

    never a good sign
    ————————-

    Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material.

    An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported.

    However, outside observers suspect that the evacuation order may corroborate previous reports indicating that a uranium enrichment facility near Isfahan had been leaking radioactive material.

  100. W. PA Observer says:

    Philip Klein ?@philipaklein
    I’m shocked! RT @JakeSherman: Boehner is not resigning tonight. His office says its made up.

  101. Michael says:

    @97 Brandon I agree with you. This will get ugly

  102. Michael says:

    @politico: Breaking: Boehner says the House will vote in two phases to provide billions in relief to Hurricane Sandy victims

  103. W. PA Observer says:

    99- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shakes his fist at the sky, shouting, “NETANYAHU!”

  104. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I’m not fighting either. I am just looking for some good reasons why ANYONE EXPECTS ANYTHING. F’n crybabies all around. I had a chance to buy a house in Long Beach, NY, at a pretty good price. Then, when I inquired about flood insurance and what it actually insured, I realized that it was a luxury which i could not afford. So, I did not pursue it. And I have friends down there, who lost everything. I have done all I can to help them myself, but the government MUST STOP this nonsense eventually.

  105. Brandon says:

    And apparently Al-Jazeera is buying Current TV which is Al Gore’s pet project.

  106. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “You can’t change the rules in the middle of the game.”

    -What rules? Politicians saw “disaster aid” as another way to get votes and look good. There are no rules, except that these bas tards know they have power, and they use it every time they can to make sure they get re-elected.

  107. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    @97 Brandon I agree with you. This will get ugly

    -Who speaks like this?

  108. Brandon says:

    A robot from Russia.

  109. W. PA Observer says:

    105- Wow… Can they buy MSNBC too? I’d like to use that cudgel of “your Anti-semetic ownership” against a liberal network with more than 30 viewers.

    Also- we came within a thousand votes of electing Al Gore President of the United States in 2000…

  110. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    January 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    A robot from Russia.

    -Me and Brandon are back to being friends.

  111. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Me and Brandon

    -Brandon and I, of course.

  112. lisab says:

    “The stupid Obama voters could shove the head of every “rich” person in the guillotine, pull the rope, and add their weath to the public coffers and it wouldn’t come close to paying off even a small fraction of this 20 trillion.”

    actually it would …

    the key being wealth. if you guillotined the top 1% and took their wealth you would get just about $20 TRILLION

    the top 1% own roughly 35% of the country

  113. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    the key being wealth. if you guillotined the top 1% and took their wealth you would get just about $20 TRILLION

    -lisab,
    I think your math is off by about a lot.

  114. lisab says:

    the obvious mistake being that taxing the top 1% of INCOMES at 100%

    would not come close to helping our debt problems.

    really rich people do not get paid a salary and do not face income taxes … which is why buffet and gates support higher taxes on income

    suggest a higher tax on WEALTH the next time they spout off about raising taxes … and they won’t be so agreeable

  115. W. PA Observer says:

    112- The GDP of the United States en toto is “only” 15 trillion.

  116. lisab says:

    however … taking the top 1%’s wealth

    would pretty much cover the debt

  117. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    lisab,
    I believe someone has done this exercise already, taking the Forbes 500 richest would get you like $1.3 trillion, or something like that, which would take care of this year’s deficit. Then, you could start working on the next bunches of people, but I don’t think the total will get you to where you want to go.

  118. Michael says:

    NYCMike no one asked you. Last day of 112th congress

  119. lisab says:

    GDP is not the same as wealth

    the empire state building is wealth, but is not included as gdp

    neither are all the gold reserves in nyc

  120. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “taking the Forbes 500 richest would get you like $1.3 trillion”

    -THIS IS CONFISCATING THEIR WEALTH, lisab!!

  121. W. PA Observer says:

    115- You could add up the Gross Domestic Product of the entire United States and it does not equal our debt.

  122. lisab says:

    “I believe someone has done this exercise already, taking the Forbes 500 richest would get you like $1.3 trillion”

    nope.

    you are confusing income with wealth

  123. lisab says:

    500 people is not the top 1% either

  124. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    NYCMike no one asked you. Last day of 112th congress

    -Michael,
    When you piss, why do you look through your legs to see if you are hitting the bowl?

  125. W. PA Observer says:

    122- I believe you are confusing wealth with “assets”.

  126. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    just dropping in to make 1 comment (should be back to normal time next week) but just a couple points:

    1. would have rather gone off the cliff, this “deal” stinks, oh well economic pain is coming either way

    2. Christie’s whining over the Sandy “aid” bill is one more reason to add as to why I won’t support him in 2016 (unless he’s THE nominee)

    3. Boehner must go. I like the guy personally and he seems to want well, but he’s obviously useless as leader of a party with only 1/3 the power. It’s almost pointless to have the majority of the House with how things are. Time for a change.

  127. lisab says:

    In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15%.

  128. Michael says:

    I hope that PURDUE upsets Illinois today. I am tired of hearing, the Illini are back! They are not back, PSU beats them almost every year and ruins their ranking. It’s almost a tradition, but PSU needs Purdue to beat Illinois first to wake Illinois up a bit. It’s not back

  129. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    lisab says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    “I believe someone has done this exercise already, taking the Forbes 500 richest would get you like $1.3 trillion”

    nope.

    you are confusing income with wealth

    -No, I am not. If they confiscate the wealth of the Forbes 500, you get a little over a trillion, if memory serves me right.

  130. Michael says:

    @124 I will not answer your childish riddle

  131. Michael says:

    @129 your memory hasn’t helped you before, so why should it now?

  132. Bayernfan says:

    Have another Twinkie christie

  133. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    @124 I will not answer your childish riddle

    -says the Russian Robot

  134. lisab says:

    “Forbes 500″

    there are 3.5 million people in the top 1%

  135. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    @129 your memory hasn’t helped you before, so why should it now?

    -I remember when I was 17, I was also a know-it-all-d-bag

  136. Michael says:

    @135 really? If your such a know-it-all you shouldn’t have to “remember” anything

  137. Bitterlaw says:

    Senator El Patron – Would you be willing to end all future Hurrican aid in Florida as long as all other Federal disaster aid ends also?

  138. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    @135 really? If your such a know-it-all you shouldn’t have to “remember” anything

    -I’m rubber, you’re glue…

  139. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    sticking tongue out, also!

  140. Bronxie's high school friends says:

    -I remember when I was 17, I was also a know-it-all-d-bag

    He really was. Seriously.

  141. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bronxie’s high school friends says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    -I remember when I was 17, I was also a know-it-all-d-bag

    He really was. Seriously.

    -You didn’t mind when I drove you up to college for a dinner and a night out, you bas tards!

  142. Bitterlaw says:

    -I’m rubber, you’re glue…

    Damn. That escalated fast.

  143. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    January 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    -I’m rubber, you’re glue…

    Damn. That escalated fast.

    -The gloves are off, BiterShyster!

  144. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    lisab,

    From MoveOn.org – well done!

  145. W. PA Observer says:

    145- HAH!

  146. Michael says:

    @142 its not his fault, we all know he really meant that comment for Bunu

  147. Michael says:

    Would like to announce that I am staying out of this wealth arguement. I would love to see NYCMike and Lisab duke it out.

  148. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Nah, little Michael, lisab is correct. I went back and re-read the posts, I was misunderstanding the concept of the guillotine and such. i would not raise my hands, anyway, to that delicate flower, she has already suffered too much at the hands of male counterparts. Plus, over the past several months, she has grown on me, like a fungus.

  149. Michael says:

    @149 sounds like you need to visit the doctor about that, most normal people don’t have fungus growing on them

  150. Waingro says:

    Boehner is done.

    Matthew Boyle ?@mboyle1

    It’s not a rumor. Outgoing Rep. Jeff Landry just confirmed they have 17. Enough to unseat Boehner.

  151. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy or whatever his name is – they are all the same.

  152. W. PA Observer says:

    151- And replace him with whom? Even Erick Erickson is tweeting that, well, Boehner is better to have as speaker than Cantor.

  153. lisab says:

    from the … you are doing it wrong files …
    —————————————

    the mĂ©nage Ă  trois was going swimmingly…. then the baseball bat came out

    http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2013/01/-what-apparently-began-with.html

  154. lisab says:

    ” little Michael, lisab is correct. ”

    if you would just always remember that from the beginning … we would get along much better.

    the wealth thing is highly overrated.

    the united states has one of the worst concentrations of wealth in the top 1% of all the countries in the world

    china has one of the best — meaning their top 1% has a very low concentration of wealth

    no one in their right mind would prefer to be born in china

  155. Waingro says:

    #153, I’d say Paul Ryan. But if he doesn’t want it: Jim Jordan.

  156. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “if you would just always remember that from the beginning … we would get along much better.”

    Ah, to get such advice from “The Woman Who Has Never Been Wrong”! You are like the Harry Potter (The Boy Who Lived) of HHR!

  157. Michael says:

    GOP needs a woman as speaker if eliminate Boehner.

  158. Michael says:

    @ppppolls: Should we do this poll horse race style, i.e. do you have a higher opinion of Congress or Gonorrhea, or just do each thing’s favorability?

    This is why PPP should never be taken seriously

  159. W. PA Observer says:

    159- That’s actually kind of funny.

    On a better note–

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130102/news/701029938/

    Mark Kirk (R-IL) will be returning to the Senate tomorrow after recovering rather well from a serious stroke.

  160. Michael says:

    @160 at least on important votes, all GOP members will vote

  161. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    GOP needs a woman as speaker if eliminate Boehner.

    -And your reasons for this statement? Or do your fingers just type words in semi-coherent sentences?

  162. Michael says:

    @162 it will settle the idea once and for all that there is no war on women

  163. Michael says:

    @163 I wasn’t clear enough,
    Basically helps GOP with the gender gap, and I doubt Obama or democrats will buck a woman

  164. Waingro says:

    #163, please. They and their accomplices in the MSM will ALWAYS play the racist, sexist, bigoted card at the Repubs

  165. Cory says:

    Well, Boehner has apparently said he won’t negotiate with Obama anymore, he just plans to pass bills in the House and pretend that’s the end of it.

    Maybe these “Boehner is quitting” rumors are coming from people who think that if you don’t want the responsibility of a leadership position, that means you would resign the leadership position. But, that just makes too much sense to be true.

  166. Michael says:

    @165 will they dare throw that at a GOP woman? I will call their bluff

  167. W. PA Observer says:

    166- He said no more private “behind closed doors” meetings. Somewhat of a difference there.

  168. Michael says:

    @170 yes, probably more meetings with Biden and McConnell included

  169. Michael says:

    Paulson won’t challenge Franken. Kline still leaves the door open.

    http://atr.rollcall.com/minnesota-paulsen-declines-franken-challenge/

  170. The Mayan Doomsday is upon us says:

    So I see that lisab is upset that 1% of the US holds 43% of the country’s wealth…I wonder what she would say about this?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Wdpiechartppp2000.gif

  171. SoHope says:

    oops…forgot to change handles back.

  172. SoHope says:

    By global standards, America’s middle class is also really, really rich. To make it into the richest 1 percent globally, all you need is an income of around $34,000, according to World Bank.

    Proof again that America is evil…right, lisab

  173. SoHope (the one percenter) says:

    Just found out I am actually a one percenter. Time to open up the cariar. Anyone want to join me?

  174. Rockefeller Republican says:

    GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers should replace Boehner tomorrow… Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy have proven themselves fools.

  175. Bitterlaw says:

    SpHope – Fid you accept the appointment as HHR Representative to Congress yet?

  176. Bitterlaw says:

    Did

  177. SoHope (the one percenter) says:

    I am waiting to hear what my committee assignments would be.

  178. ameister says:

    Charlie Crist Christie strikes again!!!

  179. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope – Defense, Ways and Means, and catering.

  180. Michael says:

    @177 and that we agree on

  181. Michael says:

    Rocky republican is back, Gov. Bitterlaw what are you going to do?

  182. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    9.btw I voted No on this bill when it came to the Senate, I trust my colleague Walt did the same

    Comment by HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron
    ********
    You bet your bippy I voted against it.
    Harry Reid was so mad at my no vote he told me “GFY”.

    I responded by challenging him to a duel.

  183. Bitterlaw says:

    If I was Christie I would be pissed, too. The morons living below sea level in New Orleans got money within 10 days.

  184. Michael says:

    Paulson may run for senate against Frankin after all
    http://atr.rollcall.com/minnesota-paulsen-declines-franken-challenge/

  185. Brandon says:

    10 days for Katrina, 17 days for Ike and Gustav, 66 days and counting for Sandy. Which one of these is not like the other…

  186. Brandon says:

    And considering we give so much more money to the federal government than most other states too, it’s even more ridiculous.

  187. Bitterlaw says:

    Brandon – But those other states are more reliable in Presidential elections for the GOP. Stop bitching.*

    *NYC – Let’s make a deal/ After the Sandy bailout, no more Federal disaster money starting in 2014 (have to give the people another tornado/hurricane/earthquake/wildfire season)

  188. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    The more I read the “cliff notes” details, the more I feel like NO was the correct vote on the fiscal cliff.

    Now we will have to put the big 2 X 4 with the nails protruding out back in the closet and delay the inevitable another several months of years.

    What ever happened to the concept of voting on single things issue by issue and not mixing them all together in one big goulash?

    Why not vote separately on things? In the state legislature when the majority party tries to bundle lots of disparate things together, we can at least call for a vote to divide the issues and vote on them seperately.

    Of course we always lost the vote.

  189. AuH2ORepublican says:

    Congressman Erik Paulsen would be the best possible GOP candidate to take on Sen. Franken, even better than Tim Pawlenty (whom I hope runs to try to get the governorship back). Paulsen is a soft-spoken yet solid conservative who manages to get elected and reelected from a battleground district in Minnepolis’s western suburbs (the MN-03 was a 49%-all tie between Obama and Romney). He really hits the sweet spot for the GOP in Minnesota, and I don’t think that Franken’s attacks against him would stick. If Paulsen runs, I’d peg this as “Leans Republican.”

    Congressman Kline, on the other hand, would start off as a slight underdog against Franken.

  190. Brandon says:

    Paulsen said today that he isn’t running.

  191. Michael says:

    @193 no it was updated, said that it was ridiculous about the vote he said not a senate run.

  192. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    I can’t believe how the MSM got the GFY story so mixed up.

    They’re saying it was Boehner who told Reid to GFY.

    But it was really what Reid told me after I voted against the fiscal cliff bill.

    Can’t believe how they screwed the truth up.

  193. Brandon says:

    Oh I see that now Mr. Roboto.

  194. W. PA Observer says:

    195- Apparently, Harry Reid tried to pass the blame and claim his speech-writers had included the “dictator” line in his speech–with his chief of staff standing right next to him. The COS at once told Boehner they (Reid’s staff) would never think of putting something like that in a speech. Reid is a weasel and I’m glad to hear Boehner told him what to do with himself.

  195. Michael says:

    @196 would you just be a little mature with me geez

  196. Brandon says:

    No domo arigato?

  197. Michael says:

    @199 Pall one= Pallone

  198. Michael says:

    @200 Dommage

  199. Michael says:

    Lt. Governor Kinder going to run for Emerson’s seat in special election.

    Would force Nixon to call special election for Lt. governorship

  200. Michael says:

    Article, hints Hanabusa may primary challenge Schatz in senate primary. Leaves Seat open Djou? Lingle?

  201. W. PA Observer says:

    204- D + 8 District- Area around New Brunswick (Rutgers main campus),Perth Amboy, Coastal New Jersey from Perth Amboy to Asbury Park. Probably not a competitive district. Though in 2010 Pallone was held to a 55-43 win.

  202. W. PA Observer says:

    * above was directed at 199. Pallone’s bid.

  203. Michael says:

    @207 if the Lt. Governor were to run, she may win it…

  204. Michael says:

    @207 I feel she would have the best chance since the bench is pretty small in NJ

  205. W. PA Observer says:

    209- Meant the NJ district- if Asbury Park were in rural Missouri- Bruce Springsteen’s music would have a different quality to it.

  206. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Michael,

    Do you think Hanna-Barbera can beat Schatz?

  207. W. PA Observer says:

    Ah, I see what you mean- Guarda-what’s-her-name running for an open NJ seat, intriguing idea.

  208. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Actual GOP press release in WV
    ****************
    NATIONAL DEBT ALERT
    Capito & McKinley Vote To Stop Debt

    Obama Gets Assist From Rockefeller, Rahall & Manchin To Help Him Bankrupt America

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Republican leaders from West Virginia voted Tuesday night to stand against more national debt and the liberal Fiscal Cliff bill. Representatives Shelley Moore Capito and David McKinley voted with working families and other taxpayers who wanted budgets trimmed, not more Obama tax increases.

    “We can be proud of those we send to Washington, at least in two-thirds of our state. David McKinley and Shelley Capito are friends of the kind of folks we have in West Virginia,” said West Virginia Republican Chairman Conrad Lucas. “Our people here know that family budgets have to balance. So should the Federal government’s budget. Our Republican representatives want Washington to tighten its belt and stop wasting our tax dollars.”

    Of course, both Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and southern West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall joined President Obama’s team to support higher taxes and trillions in new debt and spending. Just as they all did with ObamaCare.

    “Senator Rockefeller and Congressman Rahall have been at the ready to help Obama destroy our economy from early in 2008,” said Lucas. “It’s too bad that Senator Manchin joins them in turning his back on the nation’s debt crisis. It takes courage to cut government spending, and none of these career politicians seem to have it.”

  209. Bitterlaw says:

    WPA – Springsteen is superlib and hypocrite but he can rock. Born to Run is in my top 5 songs. My wife loves him (just music).

  210. Michael says:

    @213 yes, a woman/moderate would be a hard win but an open seat

  211. W. PA Observer says:

    214- Walt- do you think Rockefeller will run again in 2014? Related- think the GOP has a shot at that last congressional seat in southern WV?

  212. W. PA Observer says:

    215- Hell yeah he can rock- 10th Avenue Freeze-out is one of my favorites. His Superbowl Half-time show was the last time the Steelers won it all in 2009- did a great job.

  213. Michael says:

    @212 she would be a favorite just because she is more native and is formidable

  214. Michael says:

    @213 do you feel she has a shot at the seat? You know New Jersey politics better.

  215. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    #217

    WPA,

    No.

    No, as long as Rahall runs. Perhaps if it was an open seat an R might have a shot–but the D to R registration down in CD 3 in WV is very tilted.

  216. Michael says:

    West PA,
    I would feel that Rockefeller would not run, he seems like a chicken

  217. W. PA Observer says:

    220- She would be the type to run ahead of most NJ Republicans in that area, I’d think. Though if Christie is reelected heavily in 2013- she might think about running for Gov in her own right- losing a congressional race might blunt her career. Hard to say.

  218. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Michael,

    he is a rich, funky chicken.

    (as in:
    (How funky is your chicken,
    how loose is your goose?”)

  219. Brandon says:

    Guadagno really has very little political skills. I don’t see her running for anything after the next term is up.

  220. Michael says:

    @223 Governor win for her might help build up GOP bench in NJ.

  221. Michael says:

    @224 between him and Capito right now who would win?

  222. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Ronald Reagan, semi-famous TV/Movie performer/entertainer who very successfully transitioned into being successful in politics.

    And now we have had goof heads like Jessie Ventura and Al Franken elected.

    Plus sports stars Jim Bunning, Heath Schuler, etc.

    In some states including mine, TV news reporters have gone on to run and be elected to office based on their “popularity” and name recognition.
    ************************

    Maybe the GOP should start recruiting these types to win elections.

  223. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Capito

  224. Michael says:

    @229″ thank you, I thought so as well, do you feel the GOP will hold her seat?

  225. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    One guy I know tried to hold her seat and she slapped him.
    *******
    Seriously, depends on the candidates.

  226. Michael says:

    Lol

  227. rdelbov says:

    Walt the dirty little secrets in WV congressional redistricting are listed below.

    1st Rahall was politically greedy. He fought hard to keep all of his current seat intact. He was even reluctant to swap democrats in other districts. He was a one for me guy in redistricting.

    2nd Southern West Virginia regional factors were valued more then democratic values. We saw some funky maps that split the southern coal counties and put Jefferson county in Rahall’s seat or Charleston in the western part of his seat. Nope splitting south could have cost Rahall and other southerners a seat. Not happening.

  228. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Tuesday January 1, 2013
    Police officer with stutter files suit for discrimination

    MONROE, Ohio – A police officer with a stutter was subjected to discrimination and to ridicule and harassment resulting in a hostile work environment…
    *********************************
    Was transferred from detective to road patrol and he filed suit to stop the transfer as he said he might have trouble telling people to stop or in calling out for help.

    Now he is fired. His laywer said he was fired because he filed suit to stop his transfer.

  229. Tulipomania says:

    Takin out the trash?

    The 17 votes needed to hget rid of John Boehner for good

    Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting.

  230. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Jackson County man was arrested on his first day of substitute teaching after allegedly requesting naked photos of a Wood County [15 yr old] teen, authorities say.

  231. hugh says:

    Christie is the most uncouth republican in the country. No class. Not saying he is not effective for NJ, but he sure is not helpful to republicans everywhere else. He does however, add to the NJ brand of being rude and obnoxious people. Nothing like midwesterners.

    Oh and Go Irish!!!

  232. Tulipomania says:

    Jim Jordan or Tom Price might be reasonable choices to replace Boehner with.

  233. Michael says:

    Go away Bunu

  234. Tulipomania says:

    My man Jeff Sessions agrees Rand Paul on opposing filibuster reform.

    Majority leader is a fake position.

    Jeff Sessions: Senator Paul’s Amendments Routinely Ignored by the Majority Leader

    Sessions answered with a great argument: Minority and Majority leaders are NOT constitutionally recognized positions. No one Senator should have any power over any other Senator to destroy amendments before they see the light of day and are voted on by the Senate. Every proposed Amendment by a Senator elected by the American people has equal footing. (No offense to his good friend Mitch McConnell of course, because Senators are always so polite on the floor – sometimes I wish they weren’t!).

  235. Tulipomania says:

    Democrats are seeking to codify the power of the Majority Leader in a written rule tomorrow, among other changes including an end to the “secret” fillibuster. Sessions argued that the Senate “should not codify in the rules power to a super senator”.

  236. Tulipomania says:

    Cantor must resign too.

    No reason to place Boehner’s lackeys in there.

  237. W. PA Observer says:

    Jeeeez…he’s like the nihilists from The Big Lebowski.

  238. lisab says:

    Valentine’s Day Vasectomy – Free Box of Chocolates!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_MvXVkP8GQ&feature=player_embedded

  239. Cory says:

    I don’t follow the logic, Bunu.

    216 Republicans vote for Boehner for speaker.
    200 Democrats vote for Pelosi.
    17 Republicans vote for Person X.
    2 seats are vacant.

    So, they vote again. Same results. Republicans start looking at the 17 and saying “You made your point, now vote for Boehner.” Rinse. Repeat.

    How are you getting rid of John Boehner with this plan?

  240. Michael says:

    @251 they aren’t. One will chicken out anyway

  241. Bitterlaw says:

    241.Jim Jordan or Tom Price might be reasonable choices to replace Boehner with.

    Good. Now I know these 2 Paulbot morons can’t be trusted and I can ignore them.

  242. Michael says:

    @253 if he says amash I will scream. I want a woman to be speaker

  243. EML says:

    Only possible GOP female speaker is Cathy McMorris-Rodgers.

    But you sound like diversity/racial quota people. You don’t want the best person for the job, you just want a minority/female for the job.

  244. HHR Polling Report says:

    we are in the middle of re-newing our weekly tracking poll. we will have results in by next week.

  245. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I have no comment on the Gators EPIC choke-job last night

  246. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    so let’s recap…

    Cory still thinks we care what a Canadian thinks of our politics

    Mike still thinks placing women and minorities in positions of power will solve our problems

    Bunu is still a POS anti-semite who thinks about the Palestines before he thinks about the Newton, CT kids

    HHR still has it’s weirdos

  247. EML says:

    Big East went 4-1 in bowl games, with the one loss being Rutgers OT loss to Virginia Tech. SEC is 3-3 and the Big Ten went a pathetic 2-5.

  248. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    btw Ron Paul is officially out of congress now

    *celebrates*

  249. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    btw did we ever get a at-large HHR House rep? did the Gov sign that bill me and Walt passed in the HHR Senate?

  250. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    bigger question – am I the only one here?

  251. DW says:

    Just learned that the financial loss I will have to suffer as a result of the marxists running our government is going to be between $1000 and $2000 in increased taxes for 2013.

    So every time now the AA teenager knocks on the door asking for a handout to keep him off dope, every time the girl scouts want me to buy their cookies, whenever the waitress wants a big tip, they will have to be told to go get it from Obama, because he stole it from me.

  252. Bitterlaw says:

    SoHope is waiting to review his committee assignments. As for your bill, sure. Whatever. I signed it.

  253. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t mess with the Girl Scouts. They are fierce. You will find your tires slashed and Thin Mint crumbs on your windshield.

  254. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “As for your bill, sure. Whatever. I signed it.”

    the law is set! elections come November

  255. DW says:

    265 – how much of a tax increase are you facing?

  256. Bitterlaw says:

    DW – I have no idea. I don’t really care because I can’t change it and dwelling on something I can’t change is pointless. The Girl Scouts, waiters and waitresses and other charities will not see any reduction from me.

  257. rdelbov says:

    Ron Paul for speaker?

    I understand the speaker does not have to be a house member?

    Okay guys stop laughing!!!

  258. DW says:

    Bitter–They will see a reduction from me. I will gladly tell them that their vote to re-elect Obama has resulted in me not being able to provide them money like I have in the past.

    I agree I cannot change the amount I am taxed, but I CAN and I WILL change the amount of my money that otherwise might have ended up in the hands of people who voted for Obama.

  259. EML says:

    I agree I cannot change the amount I am taxed, but I CAN and I WILL change the amount of my money that otherwise might have ended up in the hands of people who voted for Obama.
    ===============================
    That’s just what the liberals want. They are trying to drive out local/Church-based charity and contributions and make sure everyone relies on government handouts instead.

  260. DW says:

    But for ten years now, I have had at least twice a year answered the door and found a young AA standing there asking me for money to keep him off dope. I cannot wait for the next time, as I will tell him that speaking of dope, the one in the white house took all my money, so either go take your dope, or go ask for money from the dope in the white house so you won’t take any more dope.

  261. DW says:

    271 – I didn’t say I would stop supporting my church. Outside of a few Ron Paul supporters, they all voted for Romney.

  262. Brandon says:

    Did Republicans want to keep the payroll tax holiday? Most I read were opposed to it as well.

  263. DW says:

    But I am going to profile. If the waitress seems like the type who voted for Obama…too bad on getting a decent tip.

  264. Bitterlaw says:

    I didn’t know that many Girl Scouts voted for Obama. Live your life anyway you want. I’m lucky that i can still give to others as I used to do. I can’t control what the government takes from me but I will control what I give to others and I’m not changing it.

  265. DW says:

    Bitter – I am glad for you that you are rolling in dough. If I don’t stop some of my giving, then I will have to stop providing my family food and healthcare.

  266. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    If the Speaker of the House does not actually have to be a member of the House of Rep., then I nominate Bitter to be Speaker to challenge Boehner. He can sarcasm the oposition into oblivion.

    Or if it could be a sitting Senator, then I nominate Author.

    Or MD because he can say “NO DEAL” better than anyone.

    Is there any provision stating that the Speaker must be alive?

    If not, then I nominate either Ronald Reagan or Henry Clay.

  267. Bitterlaw says:

    DW – I am not “rolling in dough” but I can pay my bills even with the payroll tax going up. I don’t like it but I will deal with it.

  268. EM DEE says:

    Nominate me? NO DEAL!

  269. Bitterlaw says:

    The meeting of the secret HHR Fat Cats will be held at 7:00 p.m.

  270. DW says:

    Bitter – I too can pay my bills, but with the new taxes, that’s all I can do.

  271. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I want a woman to be speaker”

    -I could see the same little boy saying “put the lotion in the f’n basket!”. Very creepy.

  272. Michael says:

    Morris rogers would be an excellent choice to show the US that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t represent all women.

  273. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    January 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    10 days for Katrina, 17 days for Ike and Gustav, 66 days and counting for Sandy. Which one of these is not like the other…

    -Maybe Christie should have thought about getting aid before giving aid to Obama?

  274. Michael says:

    @283 that doesn’t make any sense

  275. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Morris rogers would be an excellent choice to show the US that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t represent all women.

    -If she doesn’t WANT the power, then maybe she is the right person for the job. But, if the only reason for giving her that power is that she has a vag ina, then it is for the wrong reason.

  276. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:28 am
    @283 that doesn’t make any sense

    -Alarms bells go off!!!!

  277. Bitterlaw says:

    283 – A Silence of the Lambs reference? Nice.

  278. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitter,

    If my son is hanging around HHR when he is 17, I will be suspicious. I am sorry, but there is just something unsettling about the whole thing.

  279. Bitterlaw says:

    -Maybe Christie should have thought about getting aid before giving aid to Obama?

    It’s nice to see that the Vindictive Wing of the Party is alive and well. I hope they remember that the next time some person in a double-wide trailer who settles in a known tornado zone needs help. Either there is Federal disaster aid or there isn’t. I don’t care either way.

  280. Michael says:

    @287 she wants the position. Once someone gains power, they won’t stop until they gain more

  281. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I don’t even buy he’s 17 anymore NYC. The dude comes up with all kinds of reasons why he’s not in school or why he’s not paying attention in class.

  282. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael – You should eat NYC’s liver with some fava beans and a nice kee-an-tee.

  283. Bitterlaw says:

    Senator El Patron – I called Michael out as a fake months ago. he produced a name of a high school student near Penn State. I let it go but I try to keep all posts to him age-appropriate just in case.

  284. Michael says:

    @293 I am in school right now. I am in my study hall

  285. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:36 am
    @287 she wants the position. Once someone gains power, they won’t stop until they gain more

    -She wants the position? So let her declare, and see if she can get the votes. That said, I would not trust her, if she wants the job. And as to the last part of your sentence, George Washington GAVE UP power, at a time when he could have kept it. That is what makes him special, and most Presidents abided by that UNWRITTEN rule until Moocher Tim’s hero came along.

  286. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @296 yeah? i’m in the halls of congress as we speak. really I am.

  287. Michael says:

    @295 you only have to wait two more months I will be 18 in march

  288. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    NYC Washington didn’t even want a 2nd term. He only got it because the forming 2 parties of the time wanted a bi-partisan leader in the executive chair. They even begged him to stay for a 3rd term but they could not get him to stay.

  289. Michael says:

    @298 have fun, I am reviewing my notes for a quiz for calculus tomorrow

  290. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim’s Hero was elected to 4 terms. However, to be fair, Teddy did run in 1912 and gave us Woodrow Wilson.

  291. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Author – Please don’t ruin the narrative I was taught in 2nd grade, my world will come crashing down, like Tim’s does when you mention Social Security and Ponzi in the same sentence.

  292. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am
    @298 have fun, I am reviewing my notes for a quiz for calculus tomorrow

    -That’s funny, I am sitting here reviewing the patients notes whom I will be giving a double lobotomy to this afternoon. Really.

  293. DW says:

    303 – the whole federal government is a giant ponzi scheme.

  294. Bitterlaw says:

    Stop making fun of Michael. I am preparing for my oral argument to the US Supreme Court AND my security briefing to the Joint Chiefs.

  295. Michael says:

    @304 really? What practice do you do?

  296. DW says:

    I am sitting here reviewing the patients notes whom I will be giving a double lobotomy to this afternoon. Really.

    Comment by NYCmike (Bronxie) — January 3, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    304 – How can that be? Biden had that procedure done years ago, and I don’t think it can be done twice.

  297. Michael says:

    Is that Bitterlaw?

  298. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:53 am
    @304 really? What practice do you do?

    -”I will be giving a double lobotomy” – I am the chief proctologist for the PA high school system.

  299. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I am the chief proctologist

    -That is why MD denied my membership application. He told me I knew my way around too well.

  300. Michael says:

    @310 okay…

  301. Michael says:

    Bitterlaw what argument is being made?

  302. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    new HHR mystery. is Mike or Susy more realistic? discuss.

  303. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Bitterlaw what argument is being made?

    -The age of consent for internet users.

  304. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:
    January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    new HHR mystery. is Mike or Susy more realistic? discuss.

    -If SusyQue was not married, we could have had them meet at the next HHR prom night.

  305. Michael says:

    Author what is wrong that has compelled you to be attacking me? I understand Susyque.

  306. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    NYC – I think Little Mikey has a crush on our resident religious bigot, lisab

  307. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “Author what is wrong that has compelled you to be attacking me?”

    I haven’t necessarily “attacked” you, just questioning your backstory

  308. Michael says:

    I don’t have to post now nycmike. I will come back when your not around

  309. Michael says:

    Author, I am friends with lisab for the humor that comes with it

  310. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    January 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    I don’t have to post now nycmike. I will come back when your not around

    -I will be around for the foreseeable future, in fact, I will make this my home.

  311. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Actually, I just came back to shut down my computer while I am outside with a client. Fare thee well, KidCommie.

  312. Michael says:

    Nycmike you are a nuisance. Go tend to your clients.

  313. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    lisab has humor? next thing we’ll know, Mike will be telling us how funny Yolanda is

  314. Michael says:

    @325 I do find it hilarious how stupid IT is because the things it says is so ridiculous you just have to laugh. Come on you have to laugh at some of those posts

  315. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    If SusyQue is not a real person, that means my whole world comes crashing down.

    Even if she IS a parody, her persona will live forever in my imagination.

    Her persona is almost perfect, except for her humor deficiency, she is apparently married, and a few other things. Oh, if the rest of you could only see inside my mind!

    Were I not married and she were single, we could make each other very happy.
    Know what I mean jelly bean?

    What a woman!

  316. Waingro says:

    Someone just voted for Colin Powell for speakership. bahahahahahahah

  317. W. PA Observer says:

    328- Cooper- a Dem from Tennessee. I think he represents Nashville proper.

  318. Waingro says:

    2 votes for Allen West. Hilarious.

  319. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    robertcostaNRO So four no votes, plus 2 for West, 1 for Amash, 1 for Cantor, 1 for Labrador, 1 for Jordan, 1 for Walker = 11 GOP defections

  320. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    if I was a House member I would have voted for Cantor

  321. Tulipomania says:

    One month ago, no one here believed me we could take down Boehner. The man is clinging to power by a thread.

    Doesn’t matter if survives. 2014 will be Tea Party 2.0, and we can get rid of them if not now.

  322. Tulipomania says:

    Cantor has to go too.

  323. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Heard a guy on the state radio talk show today call Sen. Jay Rockefeller “Sen. Rockafailure.”

  324. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bunu we have already passed an HHR bill condemning posts from you. We dont welcome anti-semites and people who put the lives of terrorists over the Newton, CT victims

  325. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Walt you should register as a Dem and run against him in the primary for the lulz

  326. Bitterlaw says:

    One month ago, no one here believed me we could take down Boehner.

    It is so sad that Bunu thinks that anybody here except Jul would ever be part of any “we” that encompasses him.

  327. Tulipomania says:

    Wonder who Stockman voted for. Didn’t hear it.

  328. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    which is sadder?

    - Bunu thinking he’s a part of “we”?

    - Robbie thinking he’s the greatest thing evah?

    - Cory thinking we care what he has to say about our country’s politics?

  329. Waingro says:

    Officially 17 no votes or abstains. Wow.

  330. Waingro says:

    Nevermind. Blackburn and Bahcman vote for Boehner.

  331. Tulipomania says:

    Yoho voted Cantor. Did she read Stockman’s vote

    Time to take out the trash.

  332. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @robertcostaNRO Cantor looks pissed. Real pissed.

  333. Tulipomania says:

    If we could get a group of GOP congressmen to refuse to vote for any speaker at all, then they would keep voting for the entire 2 year session and not pass any new bad laws.

    Which would be the best case scenario.

  334. rdelbov says:

    Yup Boehner is in.

  335. Bitterlaw says:

    Time to take out the trash.

    Ron Paul is already out of Congress. Tehran no longer has a voice in the House.

  336. Tulipomania says:

    Hey ho, Cantor and Boehner have to go.

  337. W. PA Observer says:

    Garrett (NJ), Blackburn (TN), and Bachman (MN) came in at the last to vote for him. Interesting- but yeah- I doubt Boehner was in any serious trouble. Also—-

    “LarrySabato Seriously, think about unusual cast of characters in this House. 15 votes for “others”? Not that many.”

  338. Tulipomania says:

    Boner’s parliamentarian was prepared to cheat for him?

    According to Chad Pergram, no votes lowered threshold needed to 214, although there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on that.

    Chad Pergram@ChadPergram
    426 total voting. Means 214 is magic number to elect Speaker.

  339. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    From an email.
    Last paragraph is kicker.

    “January’s Medicaid Cure Conversation features health and welfare reform visionary Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Secretary Alexander’s Enterprise Program Integrity Initiative is producing big results for Pennsylvania taxpayers and won the Council of State Governments’ 2012 Innovations Award.

    The Initiative, which launched two years ago, takes a comprehensive look at rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in all state-funded health and human services—including Medicaid, cash assistance, and state-funded child care. The 16,000 employees at Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare collaborate, share data and resources, and together direct agency-wide efforts to combat waste, fraud, and abuse.

    To date, Gary’s Initiative has identified more than 160,000 ineligible people for state services, including those who are deceased, in jail, and even millionaire lottery winners—saving Pennsylvania taxpayers $292 million.”

  340. rdelbov says:

    The congress could refuse to pass anymore laws including spending bills for two years. Naturally the USA would default on its debt and all government spending would eventually stop.

    Social security checks would stop, Federal reserve would close down as it requires spending authority and of course the military would be defunded.
    I want to shutdown pork spending in WV but does any serious person think cutting off the military and social security checks is a way to advance the conservative movement?

    Internet space is cheap but too is being wasted here.

  341. Tulipomania says:

    Nah the president would just declare executive power, just like he would if the GOP doesn’t approve a debt ceiling increase.

    Congress is there to rubber stamp

  342. Tulipomania says:

    The executive branch has long been out of control.

  343. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Rdelbov says
    “…I want to shutdown pork spending in WV…”

    Only in WV?
    Rdel, I am deeply wounded…

    That makes you a sexist–no not that
    a racist–no not that

    a hillbillyist!!!!

  344. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Breaking – Tax Cheat Geithner will step down as Sec of Treasury

  345. Tulipomania says:

    I’m surprised Kerry Bentivolio voted for Boehner btw.

  346. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    we don’t care Bunu. we don’t care.

  347. EML says:

    Stockman -> no vote
    Mulvaney -> no vote
    Labrador -> no vote
    Pearce -> Cantor
    Yoho -> Cantor
    Bridenstein -> Cantor
    Broun -> West
    Gohmert -> West
    Massie -> Amash
    Amash -> Labrador
    Huelskamp -> Jordan
    Jones -> David Walker

  348. W. PA Observer says:

    Wow- Boehner’s wife is more orange than he is.

  349. Tulipomania says:

    Anyone read the bill?

    nope

    Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

    Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.

  350. Tim says:

    He’s gonna cry again? Geez………

  351. W. PA Observer says:

    364- Hell of a week this man has had- he’s pretty choked up over it all.

  352. Waingro says:

    @mboyle1 is naming names of House GOP that chickened out.

  353. jason says:

    As I predicted Boehner not going anywhere.

    Bunu, GFY.

  354. jason says:

    I guess there weren’t enough pork loving Paulbots.

  355. Tulipomania says:

    #369

    Will you still be supporting Boner when he moves to ban “assault” weapons and works with Obama to pass immigration and debt ceiling?

  356. Terrorists says:

    We thank our representative Emerica Tulip Bunu for standing up for us.

  357. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bunu GFY, youre not welcomed here. NOBODY here likes you. I like freaking Tim posting on here more then you. Hell I’d rather read Robbie and lisab posts over yours!

  358. jason says:

    I hope Boehner holds the line on so called assault weapons and demands cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. I hope any deal on immigration involves securing the border.

    Thanks for asking.