Spines of steel.
I am really really disappointed in Sen.Jeff Sessions who voted for the measure. That vote will come to haunt him later on. The same bogus measure was grudgingly given approval by then president Ronald Reagan, who was led to believe that for every dollar spent, two would be slashed from entitlements, and it never occurred, the Democrats kept on spending and swelling government entitlement programs.
The Republican GOP ‘leadership’ is pushing a measure that Ronald Reagan would have deemed a ruse and a failure. Rubio and Paul are seeing through the lies and are voting no, kudos to them both.
In first test of 2016 primary, Rubio and Paul vote against ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
January 1, 2013, 02:16AM
Mr. Rubio was one of just eight senators to vote against the legislation, which cleared in an easy 89-8 vote just after 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
The Florida Republican is seen as a leading contender for his party’s presidential nomination in four years.
Speaking on the chamber floor Monday, hours before the vote, Mr. Paul said Americans should be disappointed in the agreement.
“This isn’t about getting rich people; this is about what it will do to the economy, what it is going to do to the average middle-class person who works for a rich person,” he said.
He said that if tax increases are bad for some, they are bad for everyone — including the wealthy.
Another potential 2016 GOP candidate, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, missed the vote. He has been absent from the Senate in recent weeks as he prepares to take over the helm at the Heritage Foundation.
NOTE: Obama is playing the present GOP leadership like a bunch of chumps that they are.