The democratic-controlled Senate will not pass the tea party bill and Obama will veto it if it managed to squeak through. Minutes ago, Harry Reid says the House tea party bill destroys Medicare AND Social Security--a twofer, courtesy of the republicans. Funny, though, folks think Obama is against Social Security. As a rule, Obama is on the side for keeping entitlements intact, that means Medicare and SS. Obama also is for unemployment benefits. The republicans are not. If folks are going to support the republicans, they ought to at least know what the GOP stands for.
Five democrats voted for the bill:
The so-called “cut, cap and balance” measure passed on a party-line vote, 234-190, as nine Republicans and five Democrats defected. Democrats excoriated the GOP for advancing the bill, which the White House has threatened to veto. The HillThe five democrats who supported the House bill:
Reps. Heath Shuler (N.C.), Dan Boren (Okla.) Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Jim Cooper (Tenn.) The HillRepublicans voting against their party:
GOP presidential candidates Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Tex.) were among the nine House Republicans to vote no. The others were Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.), Quico Canseco (Tex.), Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.), Morgan Griffith (Va.), Connie Mack (Fla.), Walter Jones (N.C) and Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.).Bachmann and Ron Paul likely voted no because the cuts weren't deep enough for them.