|Both Rand Paul and Marco Rubio opposed the budget "deal"|
Republicans - A Party of Pussy Leftists
- A Senate GOP with no backbone at all. The Senate voted 89 - 8 to kick that fucking fiscal cliff can down the road again.
- The House GOP quivers in fear under their desks frightened to take any meaningful action. House Republicans control the budget. They could simply pick out six Democrat programs and zero them out of all future budgets. Grab the Socialists by the short hairs and yank hard. But to do that you first have to believe in small government, and the GOP has not believed in small government since the 1920s.
It could be considered the first vote of the 2016 presidential primary. Constitutional Federalist Senator Marco Rubio defied most of his party by voting against the "fiscal cliff" deal GOP leader Senator Mitch McConnell and Comrade Vice President Joseph R. Biden struck.
Rubio was one of just eight senators to vote against the legislation, which cleared in an easy 89-8 vote just after 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.
The Florida Republican is seen as a leading contender for his party's presidential nomination in four years.
Senator Rubio Discusses the Fiscal Cliff with Sean Hannity
In a statement Tuesday morning, Rubio praised McConnell for striking the deal, but said the agreement failed to get the job done reports the Washington Times.
"Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they'll pay this new tax and, chances are, they'll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make," he said. "And to make matters worse, it does nothing to bring our dangerous debt under control."
Constitutional Federalist Sen. Rand Paul also voted against the deal.
Many of the GOP's staunchest fiscal conservatives voted for the agreement, including Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.
Speaking on the chamber floor Monday, hours before the vote, Paul said Americans should be disappointed in the agreement.
"This isn't about getting rich people; this is about what it will do to the economy, what it is going to do to the average middle-class person who works for a rich person," he said.