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

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Yeah, that 2013 government shutdown totally screwed them in the midterms...
    They did fumble the ball as evidence by their poll plummeting thereafter. They were just fortunate the dems gave them the ball back, which allowed them a nice kick with a stiff tail wind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    New Congress won't change things. Republicans already have the House, and so far they have been unable to pass the bill.
    We'll see, but I blame Boehner for lots of what's wrong in the House.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We'll see, but I blame Boehner for lots of what's wrong in the House.
    I don't. Boehner is one of the majority of mainstream Republicans, and Boehner is doing the right thing here by making a compromise with the Democrats. He dropped some things Republicans wanted, and in return got the Democrats to drop some things they wanted. This bill doesn't make everyone on both sides happy, but it's still a win-win situation. However, Boehner is stuck between a rock and a hard place between Tea Partiers who would rather slash and burn than compromise, and Democrats who want revenge for Republicans in the Senate stalling just about every bill that came up. Democrats are about to replace Republicans as the party of NO, and the Tea Party is actually helping them do that.

    NOTE: This bill is going to fail, but Boehner and Pelosi have come up with a short term spending bill that should fund the government into early next year, which will probably pass. Basically, they will be kicking the can down the road a little, then the crapstorm starts over again in a few weeks.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I don't. Boehner is one of the majority of mainstream Republicans, and Boehner is doing the right thing here by making a compromise with the Democrats. He dropped some things Republicans wanted, and in return got the Democrats to drop some things they wanted. This bill doesn't make everyone on both sides happy, but it's still a win-win situation. However, Boehner is stuck between a rock and a hard place between Tea Partiers who would rather slash and burn than compromise, and Democrats who want revenge for Republicans in the Senate stalling just about every bill that came up. Democrats are about to replace Republicans as the party of NO, and the Tea Party is actually helping them do that.

    NOTE: This bill is going to fail, but Boehner and Pelosi have come up with a short term spending bill that should fund the government into early next year, which will probably pass. Basically, they will be kicking the can down the road a little, then the crapstorm starts over again in a few weeks.
    Yeah yeah, I know you hate the TP with every molecule of your being, because you love the big govt Republicans like Boehner. Whatever.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah yeah, I know you hate the TP with every molecule of your being, because you love the big govt Republicans like Boehner. Whatever.
    What I don't like is a small faction within one party who are more willing to slash and burn the country than to do their jobs. How does it make you feel that the Tea Party is on the same side as the Democrats in this debate?
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    What I don't like is a small faction within one party who are more willing to slash and burn the country than to do their jobs. How does it make you feel that the Tea Party is on the same side as the Democrats in this debate?
    They are doing their jobs, they're representing their constituents. Maybe Boehner should do his ****ing job. Maybe Reid should do his.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They are doing their jobs, they're representing their constituents. Maybe Boehner should do his ****ing job. Maybe Reid should do his.
    Boehner is also representing his constituents, who keep returning him to the House every two years. Of course, Boehner's constituents are not bat crap insane either.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Boehner is also representing his constituents, who keep returning him to the House every two years. Of course, Boehner's constituents are not bat crap insane either.
    In your opinion they aren't. The only reason the TP ever came into being is because the Reps have been acting like Dem-lites. People are sick of it, except you of course. I was tired of all the spending under Bush too.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    In your opinion they aren't. The only reason the TP ever came into being is because the Reps have been acting like Dem-lites. People are sick of it, except you of course. I was tired of all the spending under Bush too.
    Spending isn't necessarily a bad thing. Reagan presided over a mammoth increase in spending, but that spending resulted in the death of the Soviet Union.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    The bill has passed the House 214-212, after 2 Tea Partiers defected.
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