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    Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8.

    The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of this fiscal year.
    Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama - Manu Raju and David Rogers - POLITICO.com


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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I hope not but with the way they've been acting lately I won't be surprised!!

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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Anything to avoid taking responsibility for their views.
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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    This used to be the basic budget process, the executive proposes a budget and congress decides what they actully get. The moronic part of this "deal" is that congress has tied its hands behind its back by requiring a supermajority to stop the president from simply having complete control, yet presumably all it allows spending "cuts".

    The idea is simply to force Obama to make the "tough choices" and for congress to absolve itself of any blame for what spending gets chopped, thus no repubicant blame is possible unless they (impossibly) stop Obama by a supermajority vote in congress.
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    This is an unprecedented move that will force Obama to take credit for everything that he says is their fault. I don't blame them! How would you like it if you had a boss yelling at you for doing things that were not your fault and were in fact his! The democrats haven't made a budget in years. Obama says he has a plan? Where is it? What is in it? Because all I hear is him and Harry Reid claiming that there is no smart way to cut $85 Billion from the budget! That is so outlandish and cowardly I am at a loss for words. Obama has recently released a few thousand illegal immigrants into the streets because he is fearful that a 1% cut of the ICE budget will not allow them work properly!

    I like this idea and I hope that the Republicans stick to this tactic. We will deal with the future later, but somehow we need to force Obama to stop campaigning stop the scare tactics, stop the fear mongering and get to work! This seems to be the last resort until the sequester happens and I don't think the American people are falling for his Chicken Little scare mongering this time!
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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    You mean, the Democrats may have to put their money where their mouth is? Egads, that would be horrible! All the talk, all the "we know best" rhetoric.... and they may actually have to deliver on that?

    Good. I am so sick and tired about hearing how "Republican Obstructionism (TM)" is keeping the country in the state it is in. Let's make the Dems make the hard choices that they would have you believe they are the only ones qualified to deliver.
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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Wishful thinking on the part of leftists and their mouthpieces at Politico - will never happen, period - would require a vote in the House that will never happen, period.

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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Mom and Dad are quickly running out of space in the house. Dad thinks they should just keep adding rooms on to hold all the stuff, while Mom think they should start throwing some of the toys away because there are too many. Finally, after much arguing, Mom and Dad agree that some of the stuff has got to go... so Dad declares that Mom has to be the one to chose the toys that get thrown out. She has an idea about what needs to go, but Dad comes in at the last second and says "you can't throw THAT away, do you hate our children? Kids, do you think Mommy would hate you if she threw that away?" So, after all the abuse and bad politiking around the house, Mom threw her hands up in the air and said "FINE. You do it."
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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Mom and Dad are quickly running out of space in the house. Dad thinks they should just keep adding rooms on to hold all the stuff, while Mom think they should start throwing some of the toys away because there are too many. Finally, after much arguing, Mom and Dad agree that some of the stuff has got to go... so Dad declares that Mom has to be the one to chose the toys that get thrown out. She has an idea about what needs to go, but Dad comes in at the last second and says "you can't throw THAT away, do you hate our children? Kids, do you think Mommy would hate you if she threw that away?" So, after all the abuse and bad politiking around the house, Mom threw her hands up in the air and said "FINE. You do it."


    I'm aware that this is a ploy to place all of the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of Obama and by association the Democrats. However it is a gambit that they shouldn't be taking. Setting a precedence of this nature, with the relative ease the Executive branch has had as of late, usurping more and more power, I feel is a clear and presnet danger to the seperation of powers and quite frankly, if any of those dogs in Washington give a damn, unconstitutional.

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    Re: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

    This is ridiculous...not because it puts the choice in Obama's hand, but because it represents a significant strike against the already weakening checks and balances inherent within our government. Not just no, hell no.

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