Day 15 in D.C....2 Major Happenings Today

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The Gorilla is speaking...
  Today, the Commission on the "Deficit"-"Debt"-"Needed Cuts" has NOT reached the number  14 members;
...the Commission is therefore disbanded;
...the Commission has nothing to 'send-to' the congress as a whole;
...the Commission has, however, begun the parade;


          

Senator Alan Sessions has interjected humor into this  9 Mo + commission;
..as co-chair, he has provided a message with his legendary humor;
..as usual, today he did NOT disappoint once again.

Sitting at the commission table, Sen. Alan Sessions summed it [progress] up this way:
 " We threw a big banana into the Gorilla cage;
   the Gorilla picked it up;
   peeled it;
   mashed it;
   played with it;
   & ate a little of it:
 That is where we are today"   
  He is presently on his way back home.  We wish him well.

Shortly afterwards, Lindsey Graham was asked to comment on this situation [no vote forward in Commission], to  which he stated:
 .." I don't know if the Gorilla[s] would like to be compared to members of Congress"

Fun way to end this non-action with a dose of humor.

As of this moment in time,  there is or was a vote to take up the matter of voting [?] on the the Dec.31st ending of the Bush era Tax Cuts

Presently, the President having gone to Afghanistan overnight, is speaking to the troops there & to the TV audience so the screens have moved away from the vote process.

Whether a vote on the tax matter is taken today or tomorrow--the fact of the matter is that in order for a smooth transition or continuation of the tax code-process--this VOTE must be taken by December 8th, 2010.

Interesting:
... Amazon Services is no longer providing [as previously] net availability to Wiki-Leaks
...Jobs report for November less than stellar with 39,000 -50,000 private sector jobs created & 9.8 % unemployment

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John Mulkey
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Barb & Sal - At least these are interesting times!  Congress is unwilling to touch the steps necessary for creating a true recovery and dealing with the debt crisis, for their must be some (lots of) additional pain. 

Dec 03, 2010 01:43 PM #1
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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John...things are moving [where, don't know]. Just across the wires--the Senate has Voted to hold a Vote
tomorrow, Saturday on a Vote on the extension of Bush era Tax Cuts.  It appears that:
    a..one vote on --extension for those under #250,000.--M. Backus
    b..another by C.Schumer to extend for those up to $100,000. [spell check used-looks wrong still]
    c..WH proposal to extend for all IF congress will extend  the unemployment
Again, just being discussed ; both are expected to be defeated so then another debate / discussion will
take place.  Jinkies!  [best word that could be typed on line] will they ever get this done; Guess they can't work under time-lines.
Thanks for your comment. Have a great weekend.   
Barb & Sal

Dec 03, 2010 03:17 PM #2
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John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
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Congress doesn't work well under pressure or without it.  There are still lots of faces who need to go home.

Dec 03, 2010 05:45 PM #3
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

John...you are so right!   If only!  It is a tad silly to hear them now with all the talk of "must do", "hurry before",
"chicken-crap", "nonsense",  "raise the limit..the GOP wants them[tax cuts] extended for everyone"; Then you have the political speakers for the WH since Pres. B.O. is off t0 Afghanistan leaving Joe & others to field this mess.  One thing is certain-voting tomorrow on casting a vote for at least 1 bill & maybe introduce a 2nd so they can vote again on whether there should be a vote;  all of which will take place after they vote to allow debate. Can you say stall. 

Thanks for your comment.  Hope Your weekend is good.

Barb & Sal

Dec 03, 2010 06:32 PM #5
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Perhaps we should bring he gorillas in for this lame duck session, we might get something accomplished, if only a banana smoothie.

Dec 04, 2010 10:55 AM #6
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Mike...How funny is that mental picture; but fear not--they are meeting in the Senate for ????
  to this time 12:06 p.m.--Sen.Mitch McConnell is holding a press conference--sadly I missed what actually the vote result was; darn--darn--darn!  Perhaps they did make a banana smoothie after-all; If you know what just took place in the Senate could you fill us in please.   We are waiting for the President to speak on ????

thanks for your comment & have a great weekend.

Barb & Sal 

Dec 04, 2010 12:15 PM #7
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

To All...The President is now speaking of us disappointment in the two Senate Votes that shot down both the Backus & Schumer bills were "NO' votes.   Backus= extension for those under $250,000.  Schumer= #$00,000.
While the President spoke of his disappointment--his voice & posture stated the anger; Now the debate may begin to center on what is truly in the "best interest of the American economy". The previous week's scuttle-but
was that all will be extended [with the addition of other WH wanted program extensions] for at least 2 years.
Again, the mid-night hour is on the horizon.

Barb 

Dec 04, 2010 12:34 PM #8
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