First, they whine about no “shovel-ready” bills.
Now, they have one.
And what do they do?
Is it time to get those klowns out of office, or is it time to get those clowns out of office?
Boehner could scale back highway bill amid Republican opposition
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might significantly scale back his signature transportation bill in the face of opposition from conservative and centrist members of his own party.
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said Thursday that GOP leaders were mulling “a revamped approach” that would shorten the length of the highway reauthorization bill from five years and scrap a proposal to remove transit funding from the highway trust fund.
The move would be seen as a dramatic retreat for the Speaker, who has trumpeted the $260 billion legislation as a jobs priority but was forced to postpone floor consideration last week amid resistance from Republicans and complete opposition from Democrats. A central element of Boehner’s proposal would, for the first time, use royalties from an expansion of domestic energy production to finance infrastructure improvements. Yet critics of the bill pointed out that Read the rest of this entry »