Reid: House 'Watching Movies' as We Go Over Cliff
Accuses Boehner of running House like a 'dictatorship'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 27, 2012 12:07 PM CST
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media about the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 20, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – It "looks like" America is headed over the fiscal cliff, and if it does, Harry Reid is placing the blame squarely on House Republicans "who are out watching movies," reports Politico. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning, Reid excoriated John Boehner for not simply bringing the Senate bill to the floor, predicting that it would "pass overwhelmingly." "John Boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on a firm financial footing," Reid said. Fox notes that he accused Boehner of running the House like "a dictatorship."

Boehner's office fired right back, encouraging Reid to "talk less and legislate more," and reminding him that the "House has acted on two bills which collectively would avert the entire fiscal cliff. Those bills await action by the Senate." Reid's movie line is a bit ironic; as the Washington Examiner points out, Reid held a screening of Lincoln on the Senate floor last Wednesday. For full fiscal cliff coverage, click here.

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Wrongdirection
Dec 29, 2012 1:53 PM CST
The "John Boehner's CLIFF" as it will be written in History! John Boehner Re-Elect on Jan 3... WHY? He hasn't done his JOB for The People of this country nor any other Elected Job. Apply this term before any vote.... More of the Same! (Decades) This guy is NO Statesman in any means of the word.. How is it, the people that should be picking up trash in our parks gets seated in the positions of makings discissions they willnot do; and just plain screw the People. The Capital will be receiving Petitions to Remove this Crap and Others from the Chambers of our Government after ASAP 2013 We need to know we'll have a government that is going to work for the People for the next 200 years.....
cliffofidaho
Dec 28, 2012 4:19 PM CST
Harry is not the face of my religion or my country.
kawahchan
Dec 28, 2012 9:50 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: American people lean on the Obama's non-sense too much, those who re-elected him should put this lame-duck and his Obama's veto threat aside and put this nation in array again to avoid the Fiscal Cliff happened. If House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER's "Plan B" can avoid so many US$250,000 clinics jobs lost and/or will get lost, that will save so many middle-size business and small-town industries nationwide.