Friday, December 3, 2010

GOP tax cut ultimatum: Principled or 'temper tantrum?' - CNN.com

GOP tax cut ultimatum: Principled or 'temper tantrum?' - CNN.com

Senate Republicans' threat to hold up legislation for everything not related to tax cuts or the budget is either standing up for principles or a "congressional temper tantrum," depending on your point of view.

Thousands of CNN.com readers responded to news that all 42 Senate Republicans signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, vowing to prevent a vote on "any legislative item until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers."

The letter came the day after President Obama met with congressional leaders from both parties, and all parties pledged to work together to solve the nation's economic problems.

Senate GOP pledges to block all bills until tax dispute resolved

Some readers said Republicans' tactics are a continuation of the "obstructionism" they have practiced since Obama took office.

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