Michelle Bachmann: Republicans May Vote Down Tax Cut BillPosted: December 6, 2010
Guess why? From The Hill:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus, said Republicans could balk at voting to extend all the tax cuts for two years if it’s tied to a long-term extension of jobless benefits.
“I don’t know that Republicans would necessarily go along with that vote. That would be a very hard vote to take,” Bachmann said on conservative talker Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday.
Why is that?
“I think we’re back in a conundrum. I think the compromise would be extending the rates for two years and not permanently, but not tying it to massive spending,” she said. “We cannot add on something like a year of unemployment benefits.”
Let’s see now, 750 billion to extend the Bush tax cuts, plus perhaps 250-300 billion for the estate tax cuts, plus 120 billion for the payroll tax cuts plus a few other odd cuts vs. 33 billion to extend unemployment benefits.
Speaking of right wing nuts, Kate O’Beirne says that poor parents whose children need to use the Federal breakfast program are criminals.
Parents of children who participate in school breakfast programs are “criminally negligent,” says the Washington editor of the conservative National Review.
“My question is what poor excuse for a parent can’t rustle up a bowl of cereal and a banana?” O’Beirne asked. “I just don’t get why millions of school children qualify for school breakfasts unless we have a major wide spread problem with child neglect.”
She continued, “If that’s how many parents are incapable of pulling together a bowl of cereal and a banana, then we have problems that are way bigger than — that problem can’t be solved with a school breakfast, because we have parents who are just criminally … criminally negligent with respect to raising children.”
O’Beirne’s comments come even as statistical evidence mounts that more and more Americans are struggling to eke out a living.
I can’t even think of a snarky comment to go with these stories. I’m speechless.