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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

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

    in times like these

    and budget chair kent conrad has as much as announced there won't be one this year either

    today:

    A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda, creating another headache for Majority Leader Harry Reid as he tries to protect his majority ahead of a daunting election year.

    “On the budget front, I’m not a happy camper around here,” California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told POLITICO. “I think we need to have a budget that we stand by.”

    “In the states, you can’t do this in the states — you’ve got to move,” said West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a former governor up for reelection next year. “We’re hoping we will.”

    Not having a budget, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said, “makes it harder to do things that we just need to do — there are people talking about an education bill, a highway bill — a lot of other things you just don’t know how much you have to spend.”

    “Of course I’m concerned about [the lack of a budget], because the law does set out a process, an orderly process, but the politics and the partisanship [have] made that existing statutory framework unworkable,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). “The longer you wait to deal with the debt, the harder it is politically.”

    Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said if there’s no budget blueprint to base spending levels on, “you get out of regular order and into a discussion between the leadership and the White House on what they want to do,” potentially making it harder to enact the appropriations bills that set funding and policy priorities across government.
    Democrats grumble over Harry Reid's agenda - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    So indead of whining about the lack of budget, why don't they work with their cohorts in the House to draft something up? What are they doing? Sitting around playing solitaire all day?
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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone View Post
    Does this include welfare for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Halburton? I agree cut welfare, but cut it on both ends of the spectrum. Hey, I have to pay taxes and work, why shouldn't everyone else.

    The GOP wants to F&*^ me when it is time for me to get Medicare and SS. So, lets F&^% the corporate pukes who are supposedly creating more jobs by getting tax breaks.
    What welfare do the big oil companies get? Please explain.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone View Post
    Both piss me off. But don't feed me the bs that GOP want's to fix it for the benefit of all of us. . . .INCLUDING making those pukes that are rich
    The hate burns hot in this one!

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    Give me a politico that isn't controled by special interest, and I will vote for him/her. Then I will not stop saying I want mine, screw the rest.
    Thats what a lot of tea party candidates in fact, are.

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    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    There's a choice here. Either manage this problem preemptively and mutually, or wait until the crap hits the fan and allow events to dictate the misery.
    Short, simple, and true.

    All of the partisan whining and finger pointing is going to be the death of the Republic as we know it. They don't understand that failure to co-operate is why we are on the verge. BOTH sides are to blame. Maybe it will take a default and collapse of our way of life before these people wake up and take responsibility.

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