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Calling it a starting point for a looming showdown on budget cuts, President Obama on Monday demanded a two-year pay freeze for federal civilian workers, aligning himself with congressional Republicans and against his labor union allies who warned that the freeze would "stick it" to the government work force.
Millions of jobless Americans could see unemployment benefits run out in coming weeks after an effort to extend them failed in the House on Thursday.
Lawmakers ramped up the rhetoric Thursday regarding a series of Bush-era tax breaks set to expire at the end of the year, as leaders of both parties refused to budge on what to do with cuts for higher-wage earners.
An emotional last-minute plea for leniency by Rep. Charles B. Rangel fell short Thursday as a House panel recommended that the New York Democrat face a public scolding on the floor of the House of Representatives for a string of financial and fundraising transgressions.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House has criticized Republican leaders for canceling a scheduled meeting Thursday with President Obama, saying the move was disrespectful and showed the party isn't serious about working in a bipartisan manner.
Despite President Obama's portrayal of Tuesday's congressional elections as a "shellacking" for Democrats, the party's congressional leadership team is shaping up to be more of the same.
Maryland is on a path to become the Shakedown State. The current administration stands for tax increases, big spending and speed cameras on every street corner. Tomorrow, voters should insist on returning to a path of limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty. They can do that with a vote for Bob Ehrlich, the former Republican governor seeking to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat.
It is discouraging to realize that the difficult issue of whether or not to extend the George W. Bush tax cuts has to be based on partisanship and hypocrisy. In his letter to the editor on Monday, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, invoked the words "Republican" and "Bush" more than 10 times ("Bush tax cuts the opposite of benign"). He continued the unrelenting Democratic subterfuge of politics and class warfare to cloud the issue rather than relying on history and honesty.
In a blatant effort to bolster his Democratic Party's election prospects, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer has touted a new manufacturing agenda for America. Mr. Hoyer's plan fails at the outset because our global competitors do not set manufacturing agendas year to year or election to election like we do. They plan for the next generation. If we are to compete and win, so must we.