The politics: Onama is touring the country with the mantra "Pass this bill!"
The story: Congress needs to pass the new stimulus bill in order to help teachers, police, and veterans. Congress needs to act NOW.
The facts: Harry Reid tabled the bill because the Dems don't have the necessary 60 votes to pass it.
The obvious question: How can Congress pass a bill they are not allowed to vote on?
My view: Once again,we are being lied to by Obama. Is the term "lie" too harsh? No. Obama doesn't have Pelosi to ram it through Congress unread or debated so it must stand on it's own and it can't. Does claiming Congress is failing to act when they are not allowed to act sound like telling the truth? Does proposing a bill the admin knows won't pass (like Obama's 2011 budget) make sense? Only if you assume the American people are stupid. We will be able to increase support for teachers, police, and veterans when we have the money to do so. That will happen when we get these liars out and rebuild the economy. I have not received my COLA increase for two years despite obvious increases in the cost of living and that has cost me over $100 per month. Thanks Obama, you liar.