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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    could be.
    So when are the Dems in the Senate going to present a budget ?
    That whole meme is kind of a hoax too. We have a budget, it is just that we create it each year through reconciliation instead of by passing a fresh budget. The end result is the same, its just a different method of getting there. Instead of starting from scratch they modify the previous year's budget. It's the only way to actually get a budget through over Republican obstruction. As for why they don't pass a fresh one, it would be pointless to try. The Republicans would obviously just block it. The Republicans are just making a big stink about it because they're sick of being locked out of the process of making it, not because there actually is no budget in place.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And not a single link proving that wasn't, "Obama's budget".

    Color me surprised.
    Did you miss this part?

    arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    That whole meme is kind of a hoax too. We have a budget, it is just that we create it each year through reconciliation instead of by passing a fresh budget. The end result is the same, its just a different method of getting there. Instead of starting from scratch they modify the previous year's budget. It's the only way to actually get a budget through over Republican obstruction. As for why they don't pass a fresh one, it would be pointless to try. The Republicans would obviously just block it. The Republicans are just making a big stink about it because they're sick of being locked out of the process of making it, not because there actually is no budget in place.
    I totally understand the process. Yet for three years the Senate has failed. Continuing resolution is no way to function.

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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I totally understand the process. Yet for three years the Senate has failed. Continuing resolution is no way to function.
    Why? The end result is the same. I agree it would seem cleaner to just pass a fresh budget, but the Republicans won't let that happen. I guess I wish they would, but frankly I don't care much because the end result is the same thing, it's just sort of procedurally slicker with a fresh one.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I totally understand the process. Yet for three years the Senate has failed. Continuing resolution is no way to function.
    When the Republicans are refusing to vote for anything that isn't complete capitulation to their every desire, it's the only way to function. News flash, GOP: The minority party can't have everything it wants.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    When the Republicans are refusing to vote for anything that isn't complete capitulation to their every desire, it's the only way to function. News flash, GOP: The minority party can't have everything it wants.
    The Senate is only one part of the budget process. "The minority party can't have everything it wants". So does this apply to the House also? Dems are minority. Dems are majority in the Senate.

    The bottom line. Both sides are playing politics. We are borrowing .40 of every dollar spent. Enough is enough.

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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    No, spud is dead right. It had the same "top line" numbers, but none of the policies or allocation or anything. Just because some Republican calls it "the president's budget" and it totals up to the same numbers doesn't make it so... It's just a hoax they're trying to pull on the simplest minded.
    If only they had voted on Obama's actual plan, it would have passed with flying colors.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If only they had voted on Obama's actual plan, it would have passed with flying colors.
    No, of course it wouldn't have. The House would never have approved it and the Republicans would have filibustered it in the senate.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    The Senate is only one part of the budget process. "The minority party can't have everything it wants". So does this apply to the House also? Dems are minority. Dems are majority in the Senate.

    The bottom line. Both sides are playing politics. We are borrowing .40 of every dollar spent. Enough is enough.
    Yes, I covered that when I said "the minority party can't have everything it wants" instead of "the Republican party can't have everything it wants."

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If only they had voted on Obama's actual plan, it would have passed with flying colors.
    Yes, American, in an alternate universe it is possible that the thread title would have been closer to accurate. (but not actually accurate because 99-0 wouldn't have happened either) This is a good point you make.
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    Re: Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    No, of course it wouldn't have. The House would never have approved it and the Republicans would have filibustered it in the senate.
    So wtf are you bitching about, blaming Republicans for NOT PRESENTING THE PRECISE PLAN OF OUR GOD LORD OBAMA!!! You're bitching about bull****.
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