D.C.'s holiday gift: More gridlock
December 14th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
3 years ago

D.C.'s holiday gift: More gridlock

New York (CNNMoney) - Following a well developed pattern, lawmakers are spending the last few days of the legislative calendar engaged in a high-stakes game of political chicken.

What's on the line? A government shutdown and tax hike for working Americans.

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  1. diridi

    Fox news; Obama-Care is good, but you still die one day....ha..ha...ha...what an idiotic GOP. Vote all these GOP idiots out...

    December 14, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I really hate republicans.

    December 14, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  3. Obayashi

    That is the ultimate aim of the GOP to make our President a one term president. Let the individual states to decide on the pipeline keystone project.

    December 14, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. Jules

    I don't think I have ever felt such a strong dislike for politicians as I feel for the GOP members right now. All of them – none of them will stand independently and tell their party to shape the hell up and work to get something done. I have never seen a president treated as badly as President Obama.

    December 14, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. swolfson929

    The GOP are doing this country such damage...over and over. Time to vote them all out!!! Get rid of the dead weight and start getting something done for the people of this country...and not just the rich ones!

    December 14, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. Name Stephanie from Pittsburgh

    Republicans will do anything to push their agenda. Who in their right mind would vote for one

    December 14, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Gurgi

    There go the senate democrats, being obstructionists again.

    December 14, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    I love grid lock compared to more Obamacare type legislation. I don't need a government telling me to buy healthcare. what next? I can't eat french fries because I might gain weight and drive up healthcare costs, which would be bad for the collective?

    December 14, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Why is it these sort of disasters always occur when there are Repubilcans controlling Congress and a Democrat in the White House? We have none of these troubles when the Democrats owned the White House and the Congress. We have none of these troubles when the Republicans own both, either.

    We have none of these troubles when there is Republican in the White House and Democrats own the Congress. It is only when we have the opposite condition when this occurs, whith a Democrat in the White House and Republicans holding power in the Congress.

    December 14, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  10. broderick

    The best gift that american can get is to get rid of all these GOP EVIL HATE no SOUL CLOWNS!!! Wake up america this group is EVIL!!!!!!!

    December 14, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    ""Congress is running the country like it's going out of business," Kendall said. "

    THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT THE GOP IS TRYING TO DO TO IT.

    December 14, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    @ Rudy

    There are some fairly honest and forthrigth REpublicans out there from past administrations and such who have been none too shy about coming out and saying it straight: the contemporary GOP has made and committed to the political calculation that they benefit by (a) wrecking the economy (or keeping it in bad shape) and preventing the Dem POTUS from getting anything done that benefits anyone and (b) that they have the easy position of hating gov't and claiming it's broken because all they need to do is break it by playing games and refusing to participate in good faith in order to prove themselves "right." There are PLENTY of them saying and admitting this and calling the current batch crazy for their behavior...but you won't see any of it reported in the MSM for obvious reasons.

    December 14, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Let's call it what it really is: Greedy Old Parasite obstructionism and refusal to abide by the wishes of 2/3 of America and the majority of the 1%ers. The GOBP deathcult is beholden to a very small, mostly hidden, elite dedicated to returning the US to the brutal capitalist exploitation of the 1800s.

    December 14, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |