GOP says it'll block bills until tax cuts extended
Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block virtually all legislation until expiring tax cuts are extended and a bill is passed to fund the federal government, vastly complicating Democratic attempts to leave their own stamp on the final days of the post-election Congress.
GOP says it'll block bills until tax cuts extended - Yahoo! News
Which means they're holding the government hostage, blocking legislation for the poor and middle class so that the rich, many of whom WANT to pay more taxes, won't have to.