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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

jimmylynn Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:41 AM
Republicans in the House should originate a Bill and send it to the Senate. Stop letting Harry Reid drive legislation for Obama. If Reid says the House Bill is Dead-on-Arrival to the Senate, then refuse to take up any Bill devised by Reid and Obama. Force them to negotiate over changes to the House Bill.

Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.

There are at least three more showdowns with the president ahead, one of them in the immediate future as the debt limit looms. The president began this round last week, and was backed up in his posturing by Chuck Schumer. The president says he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. Schumer says “Yeah, that’s...