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

    Congressional leaders on Tuesday evening reached a deal on a nearly $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government funded.

    Dubbed the “cromnibus,” the package includes 11 appropriations bills to fund most of the government through September 2015, and tacks on a continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 27.

    The bill was posted after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Passage of the bill would avert a shutdown, which appeared to be a possibility last month when conservatives demanded action to block President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.The delayed release of the funding bill will push the lame-duck schedule back, with lawmakers itching to wrap up work for the year and return home for the holidays.


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    Good news! We adverted a shut down! The nutty tea party conservatives wont take us down that road again.


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

    Holidays are coming up. Gotta get their five week vacation in.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Good news! We adverted a shut down! The nutty tea party conservatives wont take us down that road again. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Good for Boehner! He kept the right wing from shooting the party in the foot once again.

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

    This Congress is gaining a lot of experience at governing from crisis to crisis. Now if they could just learn to govern like adults and not bratty children...
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Good news! We adverted a shut down! The nutty tea party conservatives wont take us down that road again. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    1.1 Trillion dollars and this only funds "most of the government". Also, I find it funny that you point fingers at the "nutty tea party conservatives" when at the end of the day, it wouldn't be them to shut down government, but instead Obama because he would veto it if it didn't have what he wanted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    1.1 Trillion dollars and this only funds "most of the government". Also, I find it funny that you point fingers at the "nutty tea party conservatives" when at the end of the day, it wouldn't be them to shut down government, but instead Obama because he would veto it if it didn't have what he wanted.
    Not to mention that Obama started it by issuing a executive order that even he admitted was illegal and knew that congress has only 2 options to hold him accountable for it, govt shutdown and impeachment.

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

    You mean that Congress started it by not passing their own Immigration Reform before going on vacation July 31st until after the election.
    Since they wouldn't take up Rubio's Dream Act.
    Obama's mistake was not issuing the EO before the election .

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Not to mention that Obama started it by issuing a executive order that even he admitted was illegal and knew that congress has only 2 options to hold him accountable for it, govt shutdown and impeachment.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Then you agree with legislative policy riders, such as ACA 14 months ago, that shut down the government.
    Since this bill is full of policy riders and corporate giveaways.

    And the only thing not funded until September is Homeland Security, due to childish righTEAs.
    So your "most of the government" quote is dishonest to say the least .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    1.1 Trillion dollars and this only funds "most of the government". Also, I find it funny that you point fingers at the "nutty tea party conservatives" when at the end of the day, it wouldn't be them to shut down government, but instead Obama because he would veto it if it didn't have what he wanted.
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    Re: Lawmakers strike deal on $1T funding bill to avoid shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You mean that Congress started it by not passing their own Immigration Reform before going on vacation July 31st until after the election.
    Since they wouldn't take up Rubio's Dream Act.
    Obama's mistake was not issuing the EO before the election .
    It doesn't work like that. There is no provision in the constitution that if congress delays on various issues, that the president has authority over them. if congress doesn't pass reform, than nothing happens, and nothing should happen. what obama did was wrapped in the same concept as holding congress hostage and "make" them pass reform.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Good news! We adverted a shut down! The nutty tea party conservatives wont take us down that road again. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    You are setting a new standard at bringing into the debate what does not matter to ignore what does. This was nothing more than a lame duck, get a deal done quickly, throw in some things that have nothing to do with government funding, and get the hell out of DC bill. This has nothing to do with the Tea Party.

    However, buried in the bill is a real gift to Wall Street. Certain swaps are back. In exchange a few federal agencies like the SEC get larger than normal increases in departmental budgets. From my chair Wall Street bought a budget deal and lawmakers cashed in.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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