The drama continues in Washington, D.C. as the lame duck congress tries to force through controversial legislation that has been postponed until the very end of the session. The House, after much drama on both sides of the aisle, passed the compromise bill which is a measure worked out between Senate Republicans and President Obama to prevent tax increases in January.
However, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s attempt to force through a last minute trillion-dollar budget, with no debate, failed in dramatic fashion. This happened as nine Republican Senators, who had earlier agreed to support the bill, withdrew their support because of public opposition.
Senate Democrats announced that they would work to present bills in the last few days before Christmas, to repeal the law limiting homosexuals from serving in the military and a bill to give amnesty to one and a half million illegal immigrant students. The Democrat majority party demonstrates what its priorities are through these actions and upholds reasoning that this country used in rejecting its leadership in the most recent elections.