GOP Extortionists Push Hostages to Edge of Fiscal Cliff

GOP Extortionists Push Hostages to Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Republicans in the House of Representatives, angry that a pending deal would tax their millionaire masters, are holding America’s working families hostage and threatening to heave them off that Fiscal Cliff. We suspect their rage is really because this crisis (of their own making) forces them to watch college bowl games on TV instead of on the 50 yard line with their wealthy donors.


“G.O.P. Anger Over Tax Deal Endangers Final Passage,” Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, New York Times

“Cliff deal hits a new snag with House Republicans,” Rosalind Helderman, Ed O’Keefe and Jerry Markon, Washington Post

“House GOP threatens to scuttle fiscal cliff deal,”  Ryu Spaeth, The Week

“Fiscal cliff reveals how dysfunctional Republican nihilism makes US politics,” Michael  Cohen, The Guardian


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One Response to “GOP Extortionists Push Hostages to Edge of Fiscal Cliff”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “The fiscal cliff deal that almost wasn’t,” John Bresnahan, Carrie Budoff Brown, Manu Raju, and Jake Sherman, Politico

    The Fiscal Cliff Deal,” Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer, The National Priorities Project

    “The lessons of the fiscal cliff,” Ezra Klein, Washington Post blog

    “Republican Blockade Paralyzes America,” Sebastian Fischer, Der Speigel

    “The Republican Party Is the Problem,” Jamelle Bouie, The American Prospect

    “Politics has become the new reality TV,” Alex Halpern, Salon

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