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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Republicans in Congress — it's all about the stunts

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin had a press release Internet ready when Republicans passed legislation to address a problem that doesn't exist. Republicans have voted to prohibit EPA regulation of farm dust. No such regulation was proposed. President Obama has noted, however, that this new legislation might prohibit some useful regulation in other areas, such as mining and industrial activities.

The Democrats could get in this game. Let them introduce legislation to prohbit the Republican congressional caucus from killing children.

If Republics were really serious about anything but cutting taxes for the wealthy, they wouldn't waste time with empty theatrics such as this.

ELSEWHERE AT THE CAPITOL: Senate Republicans defeated the Democratic measure to extend a payroll tax cut and pay for it with a surcharge on millionaires. Republicans are willing to cut payroll taxes if 10 percent of the federal workforce is fired — not including them, naturally.

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