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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    republicans passed hr1 on the day boehner was sworn in

    republicans passed ryan on april 14

    it's been two years since the party in power in the united states senate has even proposed a budget

    except for the obama production published in february which reid's roundhouse routed, 97 to 0, last week

    finance chair baucus has intimated that budget chair conrad will not likely write one up this year either

    hurryup harry reid has adopted an openly "minimalist agenda"

    there are reasons the party can't put its preferences on paper



    ok, but wait for what?

    ask senators mccaskill, manchin, nelson, nelson, webb, pryor, landrieu, tester...

    ask the 44% of nancy's caucus who sided with boehner
    Budget proposals originate in the House, dude.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Democratic aides said ahead of the vote that the Democratic caucus would not support the plan because it has been supplanted by the deficit-reduction plan Obama outlined at a speech at George Washington University in April.
    So it was voted down because they came up with a different plan. Scandalous.

    No Democratic senator was willing to support it, however, after Obama discussed a more ambitious plan at George Washington University to save $4 trillion over 12 years. Republicans criticized his speech for lacking detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    the only plan is a campaign speech

    today:

    "There's no need to have a Democratic budget, in my opinion," Reid told the Los Angeles Times recently. "It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage." Instead, Reid wants to wait and see if the deficit-reduction meetings led by Vice President Biden bear any fruit. Before that, Reid wanted to wait for the Gang of Six -- now nearly defunct -- to come up with something.

    Reid isn't alone. The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad, is also happy not to produce a budget. Not long ago, he told reporters that he planned to "defer" work on a 2012 budget indefinitely.
    Dems lack budget leadership

    grow up

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post
    Just for fun, courtesy of FrumForum:
    In the spirit of bipartisanship, here’s some unsolicited advice for the Obama administration: send apologetic letters to all Social Security recipients in congressional districts of Republican freshmen. Tell the seniors that now that the government has reached the debt ceiling, the Social Security Trust Fund is currently unable to redeem special Treasury bonds that it holds and that therefore no new Social Security checks will be sent until the debt ceiling is increased. If the recipients wonder when that might happen, they can call their Representative and ask.
    Except that this isn't true.

    The redemption of the SSIOUs can be financed by tax revenue; Federal revenue is 4-5x that of SS outlays.
    In fact, by taking the FICA taxes allocated to SS and then adding a small amount of general revenue recipts, there's no need to 'redeem' an of the SSOIUs.

    And so, to make this claim would be to lie. Interesting that you would have The Obama lie to people just to gain partisan political power.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post
    Democrats own this fiasco, no argument there, just stop it
    they backed thierselves into a corner

    they wanted to play political football, the GOP said, ok, lets play

    America is not stupid... dems have been in charge for 5 years....hard to blame anyone else
    So it was Democrats who inherited the surplus in 2001 and turned it into a deficit through tax cuts, more Medicare, and two unfunded wars?

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So it was Democrats who inherited the surplus in 2001 and turned it into a deficit through tax cuts, more Medicare, and two unfunded wars?
    Love the spin. The recession, the economic impact of 9/11 and the surge in entitlements had nothing to do with it.
    Last edited by PzKfW IVe; 06-01-11 at 10:31 PM.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How much more time is needed?
    Let's see, President Obama's health plan took over a year to pass in full. I see no reason why Congressman Ryan's plan should not be given the same amount of time so that it can be properly debated and looked over to see what its passage means for the future of Medicare and health care in the United States. Or are you okay with a bill, one the American public largely does not support, being jammed down this country's throat since it is coming from your side?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    This pressure has existed prior to Obama's election. His agenda took center stage, along with record breaking spending, largely on the backs of democrat legislators. And now that republicans can throw in on the fight and redirect the agenda the dems just sit around with their thumbs up their asses?
    Welcome to politics. The Republicans, since President Obama's inauguration, made it clear that they would do everything in their power to obstruct his agenda from becoming law.

    Now it seems the tables are turned. Again Congressman Ryan is an example of that. Republicans tried to demagogue President Obama's health plan by calling it socialized medicine and that death panels will kill Granny. Now, Ryan and Republicans are whining about President Obama and other Democrats for doing the same things they did during the last round of health care debates. It seems like they can demagogue with the best of them; they just can't take it.

    Maybe Republicans ought to have thought of the consequences of the path they chartered, but it is too late for that. They will have to deal the repercussions that come their way.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    the ryan plan is dead, where ya been

    Senate votes down Paul Ryan budget plan, 57-40 - David Rogers - POLITICO.com

    there is no plan

    the party in power in upper parliament, their prerogative, expired the republican blueprint

    the party in power has put up bupkis in response

    again, their purview

    but if something isn't done imminently to fundamentally reform our budgets, then our big 3 federal social programs (as well as state pensions) will plainly cease to exist as we know them

    leadership, anyone?

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    House rejects debt ceiling increase, 318-97 - CNN.com
    I think Republicans are playing with fire.
    Perhaps they are finally playing with, uh, er, uhm, well, balls. Not golf balls like the president plays with...the more manly kind.

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