House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a “backup plan” that would extend the payroll tax cut for ten months, while cleaving it from a similar extension of unemployment insurance benefits and what’s known as the “doc fix,” a measure needed to prevent dramatic cuts in Medicare reimbursements. The plan would not be offset by cuts elsewhere, the announcement said, meaning the cost of the tax cut would be added to the deficit. – Huffington Post
…and the hits just keep on rollin’.
I’m also hoping that Sen. Mitch McConnell and congressional Republicans continue to double down on attacking Pres. Obama’s revenue-neutral contraceptive coverage mandate. If they do, Republicans will be marginalized for years, especially with modern women.
“So this issue will not go away until the administration simply backs down. They don’t have the authority … to tell someone in this country, or some organization in this country, what their religious beliefs are. Therein lies the problem.”
Looking at a lot of polling on the issue, I’d bet you $10,000 the Administration and Obama Reelect is hoping McConnell pushes this argument all the way to November.
To manipulate an old saying, it’s great to be good, but sometimes it helps to also get lucky. Right now Pres. Obama is certainly getting lucky with the adversaries he has in Republicans.