(12-11-2012 09:52 AM)72ptheriot Wrote: I don't see what other choice they have.
Don't bet on it.
Congressional Republicans have proven that they will put party over country and damage the national economy if they don't get their way.
Do you remember the GOP...
...shutting down the federal government in 1995 and 1996?
...filibustering and killing the American Jobs Act?
...holding up the President's nominations for the board of the Federal Reserve because they didn't like its aggressive use of quantitative easing to stimulate the economy?
...threatening to default on the U.S. debt, sending the financial markets reeling?
...then cutting 30 billion in discretionary spending as part of the deal they made to avoid that default, further slowing the nascent recovery?
...threatening to shut down the government yet again, in 2011, if 38 billion in cuts to food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs weren't part of the budget deal?