GOP Congressional Leadership out-smarts Democrat pretenders in brilliant legislative strategies in both Houses of Congress
That is my headline for what happened yesterday in the Senate and what is about to happen in the House, today. Understand that Barack Obama has returned to his failed strategy of demanding a tax hike for the rich, a move, should it become law, that would supply eight days of revenue each year for the Spend Happy Democrats. Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, yesterday, demanded a vote on that very demand. Harry Reid refused to entertain the vote putting the Democrat Party on record as refusing its own president’s campaign request.
We wait to see if this effects the rhetoric of either presidential candidate.
In the House, a vote is being taken today, July 11, on the repeal of ObamaCare. Many see this vote as a total waste of time, and, indeed, that would be the case if this vote was only about the repeal of the ObamaCare Tax Act. But, such is not the case. Rather, this vote is as much about putting Democrats on record – just before a critical election – as it is a 31st declaration against this most unpopular piece of legislation.
Hats off to the Republican leadership in both houses of congress. Nothing wrong with putting politicians on record, forcing them to declare their future intentions just before an election.
Obama has no more complaint with regard to the GOP and raising taxes on the rich . . . . . none. The GOP has agreed to a vote on the matter. The Democrats responded by abdicating their legislative responsibilities once again.