Brian from ProgressNow is in DC this week to cover Occupy Congress. As you can see in the video above, many people are there to make their voices heard in The Beltway. And thankfully, they couldn't be there at a better time.
I suspect our senior Senator and upper chamber Majority Leader appreciates the growing pushback on this.
Sen. Harry Reid is serious about making sure Congress doesn’t give middle-class Americans the heartfelt holiday gift of a tax increase. So serious that he’ll cancel Christmas if he has to, to make sure a payroll tax cut bill gets passed.
“We will make sure we pass this tax cut for the middle class,” Reid said. “We can do it the easy way, or we can do it the hard way.”
President Barack Obama is on board with Reid’s plan: “He said, ‘Michelle and the girls are going to have a great time in Hawaii, they don’t need me there,’ ” Reid informed reporters Tuesday. [...]
“(They) continue to squander valuable time by trying to appease the Tea Party. The choice is up to the Republicans,” Reid said. “They have these softballs floating around out there and they can’t even see them ... if they could just relax for a minute and catch one of these softballs floating around, I think everybody would be better off.”
But as usual, the G-O-TEA sycophants in Congress are blocking this. They're holding middle class tax cuts hostage in hopes of getting more billionaire bailouts, along with rollbacks of health care reform and fast-tracking the proposed Keystone XL Canadian tar sands pipeline. And as usual, none of the G-O-TEA's priorities would do anything to help our economy.
And folks in The Beltway wonder why Americans are so angry right now? They're angry that far too many "representatives" refuse to truly represent them. And they're afraid of losing what's left of "The American Dream".
At least now we're seeing more of the 99% realize how to change this. We must go directly to the source.