Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday keeping the federal government funded through November 18 - effectively ending another partisan showdown over taxes and spending.
House members passed the bill easily in a 352-66 vote.
Gee...waddya know...when you get rid of an K-Street-motivated cloaked-in-ideology attempt to ruin a successful job-creating program for hybrid car manufacture solely because it tweeks the nipples of your Big Oil puppetmasters, you suddenly get a massively bipartisan vote on the bill. Shocking! And here we all thought that making the bill more ideologically partisan and stilted in order to try to grab the furthest right voters in Congress and pass it without any votes from Dems was the most reasonable and effective manner of governance. Who'd a thunk?
Members of the house and senate should not be paid, until they start solving our country's problems. I think merit pay and drug testing our elected officials should be a top priority. If congressmen were paid like factory workers, there would be a lot of fired republicans looking for work.
Well, waddya know? You mean, when you get rid of a K-Street-motivated cloaked-in-ideology attempt to ruin a successful job-creating program for hybrid car manufacture solely because it tweeks your Big Oil puppetmasters, you suddenly get a massively bipartisan vote on the bill? Shocking! And here we all thought that making the bill more ideologically partisan in order to try to grab votes from the furthest right members of Congress, just so you can claim "victory" over the POTUS and his party by passing the bill without any votes from them...wasn't that supposed to be the most reasonable and effective manner of governance? Who'd a thunk?
Since congress passed a bill, does that mean they get to go on another vacation paid for by tax payers? I think we have one of the hardest working presidents, and one of the laziest, corporate toadies, inept, and sleaziest group of congressmen and senators.
So. Here we go again. Another year and change of temporary spending measures to keep us on the verge of another government shutdown and more uncertainty.
"While I do not condone the practice, hostage taking seemed to be an effective weapon for pushing our agenda. It is a weapon that we will have to wield again." Sen. Mitch McConnell. (or something *very* close to that)