The nation continued to edge toward a massive austerity crisis after Speaker of the House John Boehner failed to get enough of his caucus in the House of Representatives to agree to a tax plan to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
While the Mayans may have predicted the end of the world for December 21, financial advisors, politicians, and taxpayers are focused on January 1, 2013, when the nation may plunge off the fiscal cliff into a full-fledged austerity crisis.
According to federal campaign finance records, show that Rep. Allen West spent $18 million in his failed bid against Patrick Murphy — the most expensive House race in the country.
As the nation moves closer and closer to the “fiscal cliff,” the public is making it known who they will blame if the nation falls off the cliff and into unprecedented austerity.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.