That explains it.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) joked that GOP Senators must have been drunk when they passed the fiscal bill last night after midnight.
Via Think Progress:

Transcript via Think Progress:

BLITZER: All of those 89, including all of those conservative Republicans, including Pat Toomey and others, they were wrong?

ISSA: You know, Wolf, frankly I can’t account for what happens after midnight and all of that partying and revelry and drinking that goes on on New Years Eve at 2:00 in the morning. What I can tell you is they did half of a bill. The half of the bill certainly is going to be popular in the way of holding down taxes but the other half is there’s no spending reductions…. In other words, $4 trillion will be added to the debt over ten years with this tax cut unless we do some spending cuts to help offset it. Right now the president is still in a spending mood. We need to get him in a savings mood.

 

 

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  1. Raising taxes on most of us for what? So they can spend more of OUR money. This nation is broke, they have no budget. We have to budget for what? For Washington to spend more money on unnecessary pet projects. THEY ARE DRUNK, THEY ARE EVIL, DESTROYING THIS NATION AND NO ONE IS DOING A DAMN THING ABOUT IT.

    WTF!!

  2. Likely drunk. Ya think.

    And you, Issa, get your ass back in there and start up the criminal charges on Holder and Obama. We’re tired of waiting for you to do you damn job, too.

    In fact, you’re about to have a full-on revolt on your hands for malfeasance. Most folks don’t care what party you’re in, anymore.

  3. Republicans Continue to Cave

    I love the reporting we’re seeing on the Fiscal Cliff. About what you’d expect. For the most part, it describes Democrats as being “flexible” by increasing the amount of income that won’t be subject to a tax increase.

    And the press seems to be accepting the Democratic line that Republicans are trying to just ruin everything by pushing for spending cuts, and it was a “setback” when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to reduce Social Security benefits by proposing “chained CPI.”

    THOSE EVIL REPUBLICANS!!

    Let’s try to understand what’s going on here.

    The fiscal cliff was a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. But negotiations are centering on taxes. Republicans are being forced to accept a tax increase, but the minute they put serious spending cuts on the table, they are accused of trying to screw everything up.

    In fact – hold on while I get my bandages to wrap around my head to prevent it from exploding . . . okay, there . . .

    DEMOCRATS WANT MORE SPENDING

    Thank goodness. Head didn’t explode. I hope yours didn’t either.

    That’s right, they want to forget about the fiscal cliff cuts for a couple of years, and use the tax increase to fund another year of “EMERGENCY” unemployment benefits and to prevent doctors from getting less money for Medicare patients.

    Even President Obama, bless his heart, says he’d be open to Social Security cuts. But that’s only because he was willing to do it once upon a time – it would look bad to say he was for it before he was against it – and because he knows Democrats will never go for it.

    And so the focus of this deal will be on taxes, and the Democrats will accept the blessing of the press for being so eminently reasonable, and Republicans will

    CAVE IN

    to Democrats and the Washington establishment.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/12/31/republicans-continue-cave/

  4. The fiscal cliff was a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. But negotiations are centering on taxes.
    ~~~~~~

    This is what it has been all along. Fascist in the White House, Reid and Pelosi and the democratic followers raising taxes has been their party and this entire dog and pony show is just that.

  5. CBO: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal carries $4 trillion price tag over next decade

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/275095-cbo-fiscal-cliff-deal-carries-4-trillion-price-tag

    I will be waiting for another downgrade of our nation’s economy. I just don’t see any productivity happening under this mindless, useless administration.

  6. Y’all really should try and start thinking ‘big picture’…… No…… Bigger.

    The Senators who voted ‘aye’ are either part of ICR2P and the takedown of America, or they were outright threatened with major ‘nudges’ (that’s a nicer word for ‘blackmailed’) and caved.

  7. ++

    yeah right,

    DRUNK WITH POWER.. :mad:

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  8. Raising taxes on upper-income earners would affect the nation’s most robust job creators among small businesses. The effects of this would be devastating to the economy. The Congressional Budget Office is already forecasting another recession could hit in 2013. Congress should extend current tax policies for all Americans.

    Defense Cuts

    The fiscal cliff includes required cuts to defense spending. The cuts to America’s defenses known as “sequestration” were never supposed to happen. They are kicking in because a congressional “super committee” failed to reach a deal on spending cuts after last summer’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. Now these cuts are poised to gut military readiness because of a previous Washington negotiation gone wrong.

    A Continual Medicare Problem

    Medicare’s finances are in grave trouble. Years ago, Congress decided to reduce Medicare spending by paying doctors less to treat Medicare patients. That was an unsustainable idea—and Congress realized it later. Every year, instead of allowing the automatic cuts to doctor pay, Congress has made a temporary patch called the “doc fix” that keeps payments coming—which helps delay substantial Medicare reform. Now, “Unless Congress patches together another doc fix agreement before December 31, physicians will see a 27 percent decrease in pay, a situation that will make it unaffordable for many doctors to continue accepting Medicare patients.”

    After preventing the cuts once again (which is likely to happen in any deal), the new Congress should pursue real Medicare reform that would permanently eliminate this problem.

    READ MUCH MORE HERE: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/03/morning-bell-what-is-the-fiscal-cliff/

  9. And think about Obama care for a moment. When that kicks in the Middle Class will be done.

  10. ++

    btw, ISSA is an (_’o’_).. gah!!

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  11. That’s it: FOUR ($4) TRILLION ADDED over the next 10 years…

    And they think this means we’re NOT GOING OVER A CLIFF?!!

    Barry’s lovin’ it. He’ll be on AirForce One in a few hours heading back to Hawaii. The House will pass it.

    Republicans will NEVER get their spending cuts…(none of any consequence, anyway)

    If Reagan were alive, he’d tell them so. “Fool me once…”

  12. ++

    “The new Republicans are the old Democrats,
    The old Democrats are the new Progressives,
    The new Progressives are the old Communists”

    ~ bg

    and please pardon the redundancy, but
    hey, what the (fitb!!) do i know.. *sigh*

    ==

  13. *** BARF ALERT***

    Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets Tax Incentive Extension

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/01/01/hollywood-loophole-fiscal-cliff

  14. #14 January 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    bg commented:

    And it seems we can’t do a d thing about it.

  15. I think the House R’s should all vote NO, then call a press conference to say: If the Prez wants to raise taxes, then the only fair thing to do is raise them on everybody.

  16. It’s official: U.S. hits debt ceiling

    It’s official: U.S. debt will reach its legal borrowing limit on Monday, giving Congress about two months before it must raise the debt ceiling or risk causing the government to default on its bills and financial obligations.

    CNN
    “I can confirm we will reach the statutory debt limit today, Dec. 31,” a Treasury Department official said.

  17. Oliver
    #17

    You spiked my interest so I found this:

    Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

    America is rapidly becoming a nation of takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it all. This philosophy can be very seductive, but what happens when the number of takers eventually outnumbers the number of producers? In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector workers. This list of states includes some of the biggest states in the country: California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Maine, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico and Hawaii. It is interesting to note that seven of those states were won by Barack Obama on election night. InCalifornia, there are 139 “takers” for every 100 private sector workers. That is crazy! The American people have become absolutely addicted to government money, and it gets worse with each passing year. If you can believe it, entitlements accounted for 62 percent of all federal spending in fiscal year 2012. It would be one thing if we could afford all of this spending, but unfortunately we simply cannot. We are drowning in debt, and we are stealing more than a hundred million more dollars from future generations with each passing hour. No bank robber in history can match that kind of theft.

    Read on.

    http://www.infowars.com/government-dependents-outnumber-those-with-private-sector-jobs-in-11-u-s-states/

  18. ++

    Issa: GOP Senators Who Voted for Fiscal Bill Likely Were Drunk

    how freaking dimbed down are we??

    and we think Obama says outlandish things,
    where the (ftb!!) are the GROWN UPS?? :cry:

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