September 30, 2010

Congress punts

story here    here is a small part

WASHINGTON — A deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job — approving a budget for the government year that begins on Friday. Lawmakers also are postponing a major fight over taxes, two embarrassing ethics cases and other political hot potatoes until angry and frustrated voters render their verdict in the Nov. 2 elections.

As a last necessary task before leaving, both the Senate and House passed a temporary spending measure needed to keep federal agencies operating when the new budget year starts.  As Congress moved toward a messy end to a session fraught with partisan fire, President Barack Obama campaigned for Democrats in Iowa and Virginia, accusing Republicans of being dishonest about what needs to be done to revive the economy and restore middle-class dreams.

With their House and Senate majorities on the line, Democratic leaders called off votes and even debates on all controversial matters.


Jahn said...

Surely Jim McGovern included money for the Village of Piedmont makeover in the temporary spending bill? :)

Our congressional district will never be rid of this guy. :(

So Mr Mcgovern Said nothing to San Fran Nan when she refused to let the the issue come to the floor for a vote? Of course not, what do you expect from a registered member of the Socialist party. However, rest assured the monthly checks are still coming to 224. S/b a huge ho-down this weekend in the village of Piedmont, 1st of the month is Friday. Yahooooooo !!! Suggest Paulie leave town for a 3 day weekend :)

Paulie's Point of View said...

am in Harwichport till October 11th..have been here since the 25th...may be renting a house down here for the winter....

Jahn said...

I'll drive by 224 Monday morning....check things out in the area and if anything is wrong I'll let ya know :)

Have You checked out the "new 400 Club". Someone has money to burn.