They’ve been all over the media trying to put on a happy face on the fact they won’t get the damn bill passed in the House that already passed in the Senate. They keep talking about and spinning a tale of how democrats need to come to the table to negotiate, when factually it was republicans who adjourned in the House without getting approval of the membership AND doing so to cut off debate by democrats. Meanwhile republicans ignore the inconvenient truth that their own party members in the Senate already voted for the legislation WITH DEMOCRATS, and now both republican Senators McCain and Corker have come forward saying this makes the GOP look bad, which of course explains all the GOP attempts to sway the media and viewers. So turning off microphone and then the cameras is all just part of the GOP propaganda fascist techniques. HItler burned the Reichstag. Maybe republicans will burn the Capital Building. Watch the video if you think you can stomach the truth.
During a quick pro-forma session of the House this morning, Republicans rebuffed a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of “Mr. Speaker!” from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), quickly adjourning the House. (POSTER’S NOTE: This really was the “nuclear option”.)
Hoyer continued talking undeterred, saying, “You’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers [and] the unemployed.” “We regret, Mr. Speaker, that you have walked off the platform without addressing this issue of critical importance to this country,” Hoyer added.
Moments later, the mic appeared to cut out. A few seconds after that, the video feed switched away from the House floor to a still image of the Capitol Dome. It appears someone in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office cut the feed, as C-SPAN tweeted afterwards: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does.”
You cannot have high quality infrastructure, schools, and public services with low taxes, but you CAN have low quality infrastructure (potholes), schools (chaos), and few public services with low taxes.