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GOP Lawmakers Don’t Let Bin Laden Death Derail Their Agenda

May 5, 2011 by  

GOP lawmakers don't let bin Laden death derail their agendaFederal lawmakers have gone back to butting heads following several days of bipartisan unity after the death of Osama bin Laden.

Although many Republican leaders have praised President Barack Obama's leadership in regards to the al-Qaida leader's death, they continued to slam the commander-in-chief for his handling of the economy. On May 3, GOP Senators unveiled their jobs agenda and criticized the President for stifling business growth.

"This excessive regulation is really seriously inhibiting our effort to get out of this economic recession and create jobs," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), quoted by The New York Times.

House Republicans furthered their assault on Obama's healthcare law on May 3, voting to eliminate the provision that requires mandatory financing to set up health benefit exchanges. On May 4, GOP members were expected to approve a bill that would reject Obamacare's mandatory financing for school-based health center construction.

Pressure is also mounting regarding the Federal government's debt ceiling limit, which is now capped at $14.3 trillion. Considering that the U.S. is on the verge of reaching its credit limit, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that legislators will reach a deal "sooner rather than later," according to Reuters.

However, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stated that the GOP will not support a debt limit increase unless significant steps are outlined that would reduce the budget deficit.

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  • TIME

    And the SHOW goes on! Wake Up………….. Nudge — Nudge —- Wake UP………

    • BigBadJohn


      We now return you to the normally scheduled program…..

    • http://naver samurai1966

      Yeah, “YAWN”, I agree with you on this one. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Cliffystones

    On the up side, Boehner had a few days to have his crying towels laundered :).

  • Klaus

    The Democrats are evil, the Republicans have no b***s and we are in the same fix we have been in.

  • Raggs

    So the dog is chasing it’s tail again…

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Nope, the tail is LEADING the dog!!!

  • Bert Cundle

    NO RAISING THE DEBT LIMIT!!!! Collect the debts owed us! Quit Borrowing!!! PAY Our Ligitmat DEBTS!!! Or are you to evil to do the Right Thing…

  • Dennis

    Did OBL really die over the weekend or was this a good time for the administration to claim he died to get the news away from the issues of today. It appears likely to me that OBL died some time ago. Announcing his death over the weekend was a good way for the administration to take us away from the economic issues and to try to convince us that Obama is really interested in the security of this country.

    Now we need to get back to the real issues. Republicans must stand up for changes in our economic policies as the price for increasing the debt limit. Don’t cave in to nothing like was done on the budget agreement.

  • http://com i41

    Watched C-Span and noticed democraps are lip locked on Onumnutts for the monment and as usual are not worring about what is happening to the citizens of the USA. Since now the UN is planning tyo go after the USA for violating Binny rights. Hope the dumbocrap defenders of the UN get a wake up. Or maybe this is just another plank in the marxist/communist socialist democrap party’s end result to do away with our military, the seals and another military people will be exposed by this jug eared bastard in the WH. The debt and inflation is just another way to destroy our economy and nation all part of democraps master plan.


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