June 26th, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Sen. Pat Toomey comes OutFront on Congressional inaction

Will Congress kick the can on making tough spending cuts again? Senator Pat Toomey (R – Pennsylvania) was a member of the Super Committee, whose failure last year set the stage for this years partisan showdown on spending and taxes, comes OutFront tonight to answer.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    All due respect to the Senator, but if he could please tell his buddies at Club For Growth to stop running ads here in Indiana from their pedestal on K-Street, some of us would really appreciate it. I don't think they got one person there associated with the Hoosier Heartland, but I remember them doing this stuff to Sen. Lugar about a year ago.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • Joey at Purdue Univ

      So it was Richard Mourdock that they were backing all along. What would Reagan say, all the money they funneled thru Washington to strike down their own eldest statesman?

      It's a cold hustle that you all are running in D.C.

      October 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  2. Mike

    If you are going to propose closing all Loopholes, look at how much revenue would increase by removing EIC. When I was just starting out with a family and going to college while working, we only got back most of what we paid in. We didn't get back a big bonus. It motivates you to do better for yourself and your family. Typical North Eastern liberal bias and only my way is the right way. It has to be a combination of revenue, spending cuts and pro-growth to increase revenue without going to the typical highly punitive progressive tax rate.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply
  3. Joey at Purdue Univ

    from July 27, 2011: Emergency Team of 8th Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched to Washington

    "WASHINGTON—With lawmakers still at an impasse over increasing the debt ceiling, a special team of 40 eighth-grade civics teachers was air-dropped into Washington earlier today in a last-ditch effort to teach congressional leaders how the government’s legislative process works. 'We started them off with the basics, like the difference between a senator and a representative, and then moved on to more complex concepts, like what a resolution is,' Bozeman, MT social studies teacher Heidi Rossmiller told reporters as all 535 members of Congress copied down the definition of 'checks and balances' from a whiteboard in the House chamber. 'It’s been a bit of an uphill battle, since most of them seemed to have no real sense of how or why a bill is passed, and Sen. [Harry] Reid [D-NV] had to come up to me during a break and ask, "Ms. Rossmiller, what happens if Congress can’t reach a compromise?" But hopefully it will all start to sink in soon.' At press time, an unruly House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had noisily stormed out of a lecture on bipartisan cooperation, claiming it was 'too hard.'”

    (Source: http://www.theonion.com/articles/emergency-team-of-8thgrade-civics-teachers-dispatc,21023/ )

    June 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply

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