Won’t you think of the CHILDREN? Oh, please. I’m so tired of the children excuse from the Republicans who had no trouble putting the cost of an illegal and unnecessary war on the backs of the children. They have no problem in putting the cost of EXTENDING TAX BREAKS TO THE WEALTHY on their children. We can’t have the wealthy unable to hoard more money (because God knows they aren’t spending it and creating jobs.) Let the elderly eat cake, or cat food.
I’m so sick of the lying, hypocritical jackasses.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The House failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would have put a $250 check in the mail to 58 million Social Security recipients.
The measure was designed to provide a one-time payment to make up for another year without a cost-of-living adjustment to benefits.
The bill, which would cost about $14 billion, failed by a vote of 254 – 153.
The vote largely broke down along party lines, with 12 Democrats breaking ranks to join 141 Republicans in voting against the measure. Twenty-six Republicans voted in favor of the bill.
“While many seniors are hurting, so too are American working families,” said Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas. “Increasing our nation’s crushing deficit on the backs of our children by an additional $14 billion is wrong.”