The Payroll Tax Cut passed the Senate in a bi-partisan effort in an 89-10 vote. It has already been called a success. The whole world thought Congress and the Senate had finally pulled it together and were going to give up their childish games for the greater good of the country; that is their job, after all. They are there to pass laws for the good of the American people. They are not there to bicker, fight, and vie for media attention. Nor were they voted into office to cater to Grover Norquist or the Tea Party.
Well, not so fast. Now House Republicans have decided not to vote today on the Senate plan. Instead they want to send the bill to committee. Pelosi commented that if this bill does not pass, 2 million people will lose their unemployment benefits and 48 million seniors will lose the ability to choose their own doctor under Medicare. She also reported that the Senate leaders came together, both Republicans and Democrats to get the bill passed.
Is Boehner the problem in getting things done or can he just not control his party?
The GOP continue to try to twist the story around, making the bottle-neck a Democrat problem. This argument simply does not hold water. If the Senate can work together, why can the Congress not compromise on anything? Do the Republicans want Americans to suffer even more? It would seem so as their constant blockade to any progress only hurts the working, middle class citizens. Fire all the Congressional Republicans in November and get the government governing again.