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Harry Reid still is Harry Reid

Harry Reid still is Harry Reid

Up to his usual games, via The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled a vote Tuesday to bring up legislation to extend tax relief to small businesses that increase their payrolls.

Republicans question whether it is a sincere effort or just a messaging vote. One GOP aide noted that Reid is not using a House-passed legislative vehicle to pass the tax cut. This will make it tougher to pass, because all revenue-raising measures are supposed to originate in the lower chamber.


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TrooperJohnSmith | July 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Why are the Republicans so silent about the log-jam of bipartisan jobs and economic bills on Reid’s desk? Some passed the House with around 400 votes? Of course, if Reid gets off his bony old ass and does something, Obama will lose part of his “do-nothing Congress” meme.

The example cited above is just another example of Reid’s stalling tactics. I guess he’s the Dean Smith of Legislators.

casualobserver | July 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Between Harry Reid and the entire Obama administration, there isn’t a one who is focused on anything BUT the November election. Year after year we get more evidence why the elected class is nothing special, in fact often less serious and mature than even the most ordinary person in the electorate. Yet so many still hold many in that group in high esteem. Statesmen? Give me a break.

jimzinsocal | July 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Reid wants the narrative…”look voters” but he ignores the Republican iniative.

Reframe us to make it look like were the most pro business party in the entire world.! Thinks slippery Harry.

Democrats are suddenly all in for pro business legislation.
Sorry. Thats like Jeffry Dahmer pitching a vegan diet.

The cold, hard truth is that Kim Kardasian has created more private-sector jobs in the last 4 years than all the machinations of Dirty Filthy Harry Reid.

And it was done with private investments.

LukeHandCool | July 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

“Harry Reid Still is Harry Reid.”

I took that to mean he hasn’t yet jumped on the “Brighten Your Political Future By Changing to a Darker Ethnicity” bandwagon.

Go on! Give us a recipe, Our ‘Arry!

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to jimzinsocal. | July 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Great article!!

    Oh, and since it’s about messaging right now, the House should fire a great blast across the bows of the Lefties. Yes, the Entertainment Jobs and Fairness Act.

    Anyone involved in the movie, television, stage, music or direct broadcast “entertainment” business, including professional sports, would be subjected to a 90% income tax on earnings over 1-million dollars USD. The first million would be taxed at normal rates. Also, as an addendum, the per-seat cost film owners can charge theaters for exhibition cannot exceed the dollar value of the Federal Minimum Wage.

    How’s that for fairness you narcissistic wackjobs!

Once Reid was able to get away with ignoring the law on budgets for nearly four years, no amount of “public pressure” is going to influence him at all. He will do exactly what Obama tells him to do, and that will be whatever they believe gives them the best chance of reelecting Obama.

Democratic Senators, the wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, and you are under it.

Two possibilities:
A) Harry Reid is seriously introducing a bill to assist US companies.
B) This is a shallow gesture designed to let Harry Reid badmouth Republicans without consequences while attempting to put the screws to any company that does not toe the Democrat party line.

Everybody who believes A), please take out your checkbook and send a couple thousand dollars to the Campaign to Prevent Stupid Check-Writing….

“… because all revenue-raising measures are supposed to originate in the lower chamber.”

This isn’t a “revenue-RAISING” measure. So of course Reid can do this if he wants to. It’s all in the great tradition of political wordsmithery.

not really sure if i trust this guy?

jimzinsocal | July 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

The takeaway from Reids plan is it exhibits the lengths the administration will go to get positive headlines. Reids Bill wont go anywhere and he knows it…but for a day folks got the impression that the administration was in the corner of small business.
Gibson Guitar may have a different perception.

Mr. Reid,

Business doesn’t increase if you have more people. We hire more people when business demands it.

It’s the economy, stupid.

Didn’t Dick Smothers play “Harry Reid” in a mafia movie?