Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Can We Believe Senate Republicans' Pledge in Reid Letter?

My sources say no. But, it is a nice sentiment:
All 42 Senate Republicans have signed a letter refusing to vote for cloture on any bill before the Senate until the federal government is funded beyond this week and the Bush-era income tax cuts are addressed before they expire December 31.

“We write to inform you that we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers,” said the letter, which was sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this morning.

You can read the full text of the letter here.

Why do I think that this will not fly? Let me see:
Olympia Snowe
Susan Collins
John McCain
Lindsey Graham
Lisa Murkowski
DICK Lugar

Get the picture?