December 9, 2010

Stupid Statement of the Year?

Yet another nominee for this year's stupidest statement, comes from a Democrat.  This time, after the House Democrats caucused on Obama's tax compromise with Republicans.  The compromise had plenty of things in it both Democrats and Republicans disliked.  For Republicans there was yet another extension of unfunded unemployment benefits.  And for Democrats, the extension of the Bush tax cuts for everyone including those in the highest tax bracket (in other words, the status quo) was not desired. It truly was a compromise, and while the President was on board with it, House Democrats roundly rejected it.

How roundly?  According to ABC,
But the the voice vote in the caucus was quite lopsided. Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada told reporters afterward that "one person voted against it. That would be me."
So the Democrats in the House, the lame duck House aren't even going to vote on they are so against the compromise.  After that, what would constitute a stupid statement?  This;
"We're going to have an increase in taxes on working Americans ... if we continue to have gridlock," Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said on MSNBC.
So temporary House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and his caucus are against the compromise and between Republicans and Democrat President Obama but the problem is gridlock?

Exactly where is the gridlock coming from Mr. Hoyer?

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