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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Are you kidding me? Since when is congress responsible for making the president's campaign promises come true? The list of things that congress did not do (or did incorrectly) is nearly endless but that does not give the POTUS the power to make new laws.
    Obama has not made any new law.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Reid supports the bill.
    The question is whether Boehner can get 218 votes out of his own caucus.
    Especially with all the legislative goodies that go against the so-called GOP stand against the deficit .

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    The question is will the Senate approve the bill? Or like so many others sent to the Senate will Reid reject it?
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    The question is will the Senate approve the bill? Or like so many others sent to the Senate will Reid reject it?
    GOP Sen. Coburn is threatening to hold up the Defense bill, which must be passed before the House spending bill is taken up. You forgot to mention that in your Reid rant--Reid who supports both bills .
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Let me guess it was Obama's fault last time the government shutdown as well?
    Of course it was. Obama didn't like the fact that Republicans wanted to defund Obamacare so Obama said "fine then I won't pass a budget and I'll let the government shut down". He was well within his powers to do so, I just wish when the media was talking about it, they would of mentioned this little tidbit of truth along with saying Republicans wanted to shut down government.

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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Of course it was. Obama didn't like the fact that Republicans wanted to defund Obamacare so Obama said "fine then I won't pass a budget and I'll let the government shut down".
    I didnt know presidents have ultimate control over the budget. They can propose a budget (as required by law) but they cannot alone pass one, that is the job of Congress...

    He was well within his powers to do so,
    To do what

    I just wish when the media was talking about it, they would of mentioned this little tidbit of truth along with saying Republicans wanted to shut down government.
    What that Obama didnt pass a budget?


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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I didnt know presidents have ultimate control over the budget. They can propose a budget (as required by law) but they cannot alone pass one, that is the job of Congress...

    To do what

    What that Obama didnt pass a budget?
    Dem, don't tell me you forgot the President has veto powers. Anything he doesn't like he can just veto, such as the budget. It is what it is after all. And I don't blame Obama so much as just accept that he's president and within his powers to do it.

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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Of course it was. Obama didn't like the fact that Republicans wanted to defund Obamacare so Obama said "fine then I won't pass a budget and I'll let the government shut down". He was well within his powers to do so, I just wish when the media was talking about it, they would of mentioned this little tidbit of truth along with saying Republicans wanted to shut down government.
    Then you continue to agree that the GOP House can attach legislative policy riders and poison bills to funding bills that initiate the shutdown process, just as they are doing this week.

    The mistake by DEMs was not hammering the GOP for twelve months on this before the 2014 election .
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Dem, don't tell me you forgot the President has veto powers.
    Ok. Didnt know any budget he vetoted. Can you point that one out for me?

    Anything he doesn't like he can just veto, such as the budget. It is what it is after all. And I don't blame Obama so much as just accept that he's president and within his powers to do it.
    Ok. Whats your point then?


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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok. Didnt know any budget he vetoted. Can you point that one out for me?



    Ok. Whats your point then?




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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok. Didnt know any budget he vetoted. Can you point that one out for me?
    Do you know of any laws that aren't passed today without everyone knowing what's going to happened? I mean there's the Keystone recently but beyond that? Everyone knew, as Obama had made it clear, what were his conditions to passing a budget and what he would veto.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok. Whats your point then?
    My point being, that it was never about what the Right wanted, but what Obama would or would not veto.

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