New Congressmen Tired Of Partisan Wars In DC

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Still no breakthrough on extending tax cuts, but for a group of incoming lawmakers, the gridlock is about to end.

One room, three newly elected congressmen together for the first time. Pat Meehan, Jon Runyan and Mike Fitzpatrick are the newest members on the GOP block. Fitzpatrick says he doesn’t like the war going on between both parties right now:

“I often say that there’s no Republican or Democrat way to take care of a child or build a street. It’s the right way and so there’s plenty of opportunity to disagree on issues based upon principle, but many more opportunities to work together.”

All of them seemed disgusted with the deadlocks in Washington. Runyan agreed with the others that the people want an end to partisanship:

“Everybody’s sitting on their hands right now because they don’t know what the cost of hiring ten or 15 people is going to be. It’s really congress in the way of not giving them that security and that’s what it is, because you look at anything whether it’s jobs or financial markets, there’s a piece of mind that drives a lot of that. And we just don’t have a grasp of it right now. ”

They forecast a new era of cooperation in January. But so far in the lame duck session there are no signs of that.

For more watch The Voice of Reason on the Comcast Network on Sunday at 10 p.m.

Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio

  • stevegee

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    creature was stirring except lame ducks getting soused. The bills were
    hung by Pelosi with care, in hopes that the leftist votes would be
    there. The citizens were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions
    of Tea Parties danced in their heads. And Obama in his ‘kerchief, and
    Michelle in her cap, had just settled their brains for a short Hawaiian
    nap. When out on the Internet there arose such a clatter, I sprang to
    my PC to see what was the matter. Away to Windows I flew like a flash,
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    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen law gave the luster of tyranny
    to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a
    miniature sleigh, and eight Republican dears.

    With a little tan driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it’s
    John Boehner carrying a big stick. More rapid than eagles his coursers
    they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! “Now
    Cantor! now, Ryan! now, Bachmann and Scott! On, Runyan! On, Meehan! on,
    on Herrera and Noem! To the top of the steps! to the top of the Hill!
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    ‘ere they drove out of sight, “Happy Days ahead for all, and to all a
    good fight!”

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