quote:WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block virtually all legislation until expiring tax cuts are extended and a bill is passed to fund the federal government, vastly complicating Democratic attempts to leave their own stamp on the final days of the post-election Congress.
"While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike," all 42 GOP senators wrote in a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The 42 signatures are more than enough to block action on almost any item he wishes to advance....
Well that's a relief. I was beginning to think their priorities weren't in order or something. I mean, tax cuts for the rich are so much more important than figuring out what to do about 2 million Americans losing unemployment benefits.
Way to go, boys! A bottle of Dom Perignon Rose for you all! Oh wait. That might be in bad "taste" (get it?) since so many Americans are losing their unemployment benefits and don't know how they're going to pay their bills this month. Perhaps a bottle of Salon 1995 would be more appropriate.