Harry Reid on Fiscal Cliff: “We Are Not Going to Do Anything”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters today, “We are not going to to anything,” in regards to the fiscal cliff. The House is expected to pass a bill later today.
The Weekly Standard reported:

Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, made his “fiscal cliff” position clear in a press conference today. “We are not going to do anything,” said Reid.

Reid added, “We are not taking up anything they are working on over there.”

The top Democrat in the Senate was explaining his inaction on the House plan, the proposal put forward by Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Boehner’s plan is being referred to as ‘Plan B.’

“Boehner described his Plan B as a fallback option to prevent a sweeping tax hike when tax cuts from the administration of President George W. Bush expire at the end of the year. Sources said the Boehner measure also would include extending the current estate tax and alternative minimum tax, two steps sought by Republicans,” reports CNN.

The ‘Plan B’ option tracks closely to a proposal put forward by Democrats earlier this year.

But now Reid won’t even allow the Senate to vote on Boehner’s proposal.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The Republicans need to be as extreme right as the left is extreme left.

    I would characterize it as more that the Republicans need to fight for their principles as doggedly as the Democrats fight for theirs. The problem is that for today’s Republican Party, instead of battle it’s always compromise. Republican principles – what little they do have – are seen as things to be compromised away, typically receiving little or nothing from the opposition in return.

  • GotFreedom

    This is what you voted for America. . .let the country go over the cliff and deal with you all you “low-information morons” who idolize Barack Hussein Obama, hmm, hmm, hmm!

  • paul52

    Dingy Harry has FAR too much power. Much more than Barry legislatively. The ‘cliff’ ain’t the end of the world. At least some spending cuts would kick in. Barry and the Dims will own the biggest tax hike in US history. Let that be their legacy.

  • Stella Baskomb

    “Reid added, “We are not taking up anything they are working on over there.”

    Harry Reid: chief spokesman for the Party of NO.

    Harry Reid: leader of the House of NO = the Democrat-controlled Senate.

    And so Democrats take accountability for tax increases on everyone.

    Isn’t it ironic that the “Bush tax reductions for the rich” Obama has been complaining about can only be undone by tax increases on EVERYONE?

    Well, that’s what America voted for. It’s what the Democrat Party of NO will now deliver.

    Happy New Year, America.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    he said the same thing about the budget, ergo, we haven’t
    had a budget since Obama was secretly ordained Caliph in
    chief. i men, cock of cocks, yeah, that’s it.. /truth sarc/

    btw, we are slowly but surely shifting over to Islamic Financial Systems aka: Sharia Banking (of which i have posted extensively about, but alas
    i digress yet again)..

    now go back to sleep, i mean, cursing the cursed cursers.. /sarc again/


  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg



    December 20, 2012

    Justin Trudeau’s Islamist Revival

    and in case you missed it..

    US Soldiers Not to Insult Taliban or Speak Ill of Pedophilia

    much more that clearly hasn’t sunk in as yet.. *sigh*


  • bigkahuna

    Better to happen now and let Obama take the heat. We have 2 years till the next elections. It will fall on dummycrats. and good politicians can state that and demonstrate it in the mid terms.

    4 years from now unless we put up a moron the economy will still suck dems still wont have passed a budget and Obama wont be on ticket. So no black person to be voted in on his skin color will drop off the turnout from deadbeats and losers.

    Hillary looks like a trainwreck now and will look dead in 4 years and Benghazi will hurt her.


  • shadow

    Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse. “Plan B” hasn’t even passed the House, yet.

  • sha-doo

    IOW, status quo. Hasn’t passed a budget in fours years. LIB harry.

  • http://ibankcoin.com/americantyranny/ chris

    And this is the kind of leadership Americans vote for. Absolutely pathetic.

  • bigkahuna

    The trick for GOP is to use Harry’s words against him .them

    “We Are Not Going to Do Anything” Pretty Much Harry Reids last 6 years

  • Lightwave

    Walk away, Republicans.

    Pass a balanced budget in January.

    Then walk away until it becomes law.

    Hold press conferences weekly stating that the President is holding the country’s economy and hundreds of millions of Americans hostage until the President signs it.

    It really is that simple.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ Former Paratrooper

    Boycott taxes. Pay no taxes. If the Government can’t follow the Constitution and congress can’t abide by their oath of office, boycott the Government and pay no taxes.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse. “Plan B” hasn’t even passed the House, yet.

    What do you care whether it does or not?

  • JoyO

    Reid hasn’t let the Senate vote on the USA budget for the past four years either. He is helping Obama destroy our country by refusing to carry out the Constitutional duties of the Senate. Let the Democrats own the tax increases if they refuse to vote on the bill.

  • sablegsd

    Why aren’t we the people climbing on buses and storming DC?

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    no budget, obama can spend all he wants.

    its a marxist’s job to destroy the existing order.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    warning to ulcer victims, first take
    meds, then proceed with caution:

    Harry Reid: “Paying income tax in America is Voluntary”


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