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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    The Senate finished its work already. Boehner just doesn't like it. Doesn't mean they didn't.
    No, they didn't finish anything.

    Here's the way it works:

    The House passes a bill.

    The Senate passes a slightly different bill.

    The House and Senate meet in Conference to iron out the differences and get a bill both will support.

    Reid passed a bill and sent the Senate home knowing the House would not approve of it.

    Reid needs to call the Senate back into session and go into Conference with the House, work out a compromise, and pass a bill.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Swit View Post
    Now, given the fact the spending money is good for the economy, and I agree, care to analyze how those persons in the top 1% spend their money in relation to what they have earned?
    They invest it into companies that use the money to grow. I am sure they put some into commodities, but I would think investing would be the right answer.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    If its good for 2 months why isnt it good for a year? Just pass it.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I agree they should have passed something for the entire year, but the bill should have stood on its own. Its the Repubs that refused to pass the straight bill, but chose to poison it with the controversial rider. While its fair game for the Repubs to insist on spending cuts; coupling the bill with the Keystone pipeline was not a serious attempt to address the issue, it was pure politics. This failure and this tax HIKE is on the Regressives.
    The senate put that rider in the bill, too.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You do know what bipartisan means, right?
    yes, that is why I said both sides. but you seem to place more blame on the Repubs. I mearly pointed out the dems control the Senate.
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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    The Senate finished its work already. Boehner just doesn't like it. Doesn't mean they didn't.
    The Senate hasnt passed a budget in how many years now? and you believe passing a two month measure is 'doing its job'? Holy mindless partisanship Batman...this **** never ends!!!

    ANYONE that says EITHER SIDE has "done their job" is a partisan hack and a moron. Good lord...

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The Senate hasnt passed a budget in how many years now? and you believe passing a two month measure is 'doing its job'? Holy mindless partisanship Batman...this **** never ends!!!

    ANYONE that says EITHER SIDE has "done their job" is a partisan hack and a moron. Good lord...
    Congress hasn't done their job in over 20 years, why would you expect them to now? This is the reason I've been saying it doesn't matter WHO the president is as long as congress isn't doing their jobs.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Congress hasn't done their job in over 20 years, why would you expect them to now? This is the reason I've been saying it doesn't matter WHO the president is as long as congress isn't doing their jobs.
    I disagree. Congress worked with Clinton in many cases to pass important legislation. They fell down on some occasions like when they shut down the government over a dispute, but it was one of the most productive and prosperous periods in history.

    Congress was able to cut back on welfare and produce an economy that had a budgetary surplus.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Does it seem like the Senate runs over the House.

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    Re: Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    No, they didn't finish anything.

    Here's the way it works:

    The House passes a bill.

    The Senate passes a slightly different bill.

    The House and Senate meet in Conference to iron out the differences and get a bill both will support.
    No, that's not always how it works. But thanks for the lesson.
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