Senate Democrats appear willing to use your paycheck to play political hardball on taxes unless Republicans agree to President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on America’s top earners.
A top Senate Democrat (Patty Murray) warned Monday that, if Republicans don’t relent, her caucus is willing to let all the Bush-era tax rates expire at the end of the year — in effect threatening to let the country fall off what many in Washington call the “fiscal cliff.”
That cliff is approaching at the start of 2013, when the Bush tax cuts are set to expire and billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts — spawned by last summer’s debt-ceiling debate — are set to take effect. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are hoping to shift around those spending cuts to spare key areas like defense, and to temporarily extend the Bush tax rates for at least some Americans. Some have warned a failure to do so could send the nation back into recession.
But Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., indicated Democrats are willing to let the deadline pass in order to better their negotiating position.
“So if we can’t get a good deal, a balanced deal that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share, then I will absolutely continue this debate into 2013 rather than lock in a long-term deal this year that throws middle-class families under the bus,” she said in prepared remarks for a speech she plans to give Monday afternoon at the Brookings Institution. Murray is head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for Senate Democrats.
Most Liberal Senator in DC to the Left of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders)
We already know what a Flamin’ Commie she is and she surrounds herself with. In November 2010 it was revealed she had known avowed communists working on her camPAIN:
The Communist Party USA now barely tries to hide the fact that it has heavily infiltrated the Democratic Party.
Tim Wheeler center
One communist who is shameless in his support for the Democrats is Tim Wheeler, former editor of the People’s World.
Also See: Trevor Loudon Yep, sons of spies, communists and “Christian” fraudsters – the backbone of today’s Democratic Party.
Senator Murray avoided this (and every) Town Hall opportunity:
This “mother in tennis shoes” sidestepped public scrutiny in Everett, Washington on August 22nd, 2009. However, the senator’s iconic tennis shoes were ceremoniously called to duty in her absence. Her MIA status is obviously disappointing to her Washington state constituents, as there was a surge of public outcry for public meetings well before her summer recess schedule was finalized. Issues include Health care reform, Cap and Trade and other new massive deficit spending programs congress is so desperate to pass, even without reading the bills and garnering proper public support. Given her disinterest in a town hall, apparently her shoes were better suited to meet with us.
This Healthcare “reform” (HR3200) is not about HEALTH or CARE. It’s about CONTROL. – by VideoSeattle on Sep 4, 2009
~ Murray back in September of last year:
The committee is chaired by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and tasked with the goal of finding $1.5 trillion in savings to reduce the federal deficit. It’s not an easy goal, made even more challenging by the bleak future facing America.
After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.
The USS Patty Murray:
In an unsuccessful run against Patty in 2010, this ad was run by State Senator Don Benton. Don Benton is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate. He has represented District 17 since 1996. His term expires in January 2013. This is a much watch video for insight into Patty’s record…
* Earlier that year a man was charged with Threatening to Kill Sen. Murray over her support for health care reform.
* She has Communist Party support. In 1998, according to Communist Party of Washington State chairman B. J. Mangaoang, the “Party weighed in to…re-elect Democratic Senator Patty Murray and to unseat three ultra-right GOP house members.”
* She is Supported by Council for a Livable World founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard. The Council supported Patty Murray in her successful Senate run as candidate for Washington. The Council also supported Murray in her 2010 election campaign.
* She is also a big fan of BIG labor. She spoke at the November 1997 Coalition of Labor Union Women conference in Seattle, included Richard Trumka, and Linda Chavez-Thompson of the AFL-CIO, Nancy Riche, executive VP of of the Canadian Labor Congress and Senator Patty Murray and Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington State. In 2003:
“We’re going to use our saw to trim that shrub,” vowed carpenter and Communist Party USA supporter Pat Stell, using the tools of her trade to describe the role of union women in next year’s presidential campaign. “He is not of sufficient stature to qualify as a bush,” she added to cheers.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) declared that in her state “we don’t just encourage and empower women, we elect ’em.” Both of that state’s U.S. senators are women, as are a majority of its supreme court justices and a larger percentage of state legislators than any other state in the U.S. Murray announced plans for legislation to expand the Family and Medical Leave Act so that parents could take time off work to attend school conferences.
Murray pointed to the convention’s theme “Vision, Voices, Votes” as the same plan of attack that led to victory recently in stopping the Bush administration’s attack on overtime pay. “We need to give people the vision, make their voices heard, and count the votes,” she said.
I am so very fed up & had to take my BP meds. Without fail I have a little ‘ghost’ at my keyboard. But only when I am doing an expose’ like this or trying to get the Truth out about Obama etal. I can JUST see these infiltrators laughing as I sit with hands in my lap watching it take over my post. Have they not learned I am too old to JUST stand by & become a defeatist & not post what I am working on?! This happens almost daily now.
This female is ugly inside and out. She has a black soul and NOTHING is going to keep me from revealing that! Or for that fact any socialist in congress, especially with the election in November!
Thanks to commieblaster for reference