On the debt/deficit side of things, the House of Tea Party (formerly the House of Representatives) is making sure corporations don't see any tax increases
. Average Americans will bear the brunt of the deficit cuts if the republicans get their way. Today, the House passed a bill for the oil companies (it's not expected to do well in the Senate):
House Republicans approved legislation Monday to force the Obama administration to make a decision in the coming months on a controversial proposed pipeline project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas.
The House passed the bill in a 279-147 vote, mostly along party lines. Forty-seven Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, while three Republicans opposed it. The proposal faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL project has ignited a firestorm in Washington in recent months amid a rash of pipeline incidents that have exacerbated long-standing objections to the proposal from environmental groups and many Democrats. The Hill