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    Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    Excerpted from “Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill” By ANDREW TAYLOR, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, Thursday, December 16, 2010; 8:26 PM
    Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., gave up on the bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support.

    GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was "unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes months to debate. …
    Now, this is a victory for the anti-porkers.
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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes months to debate.
    I find it entirely normal for the Democrats to try something like that. Typical.

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    as big a development as obama's surrender on tax cuts for the rich

    boehner initiates spendings from now on

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    If this was a Republican spending bill the conservatives would have cheered it on and the Democrats would have tried to stop it. Same ****.... different day. Except the Republican spending bill would have been larger.
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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    Its 1.1 trillion as requested by the Republican leadership.
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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    Wrong as usual Petey Baby - the Republicans were "held hostage" in their desire to originally extend the present tax rates and not allow the Dems to RAISE taxes on anyone! Then Obama and his cronies had to ad 13 months of unemployment payments... then came the earmarks (90 plus percent of which were driven by Dems)! While I do not support the Republicans agreeing with Obama recently, I support their change of heart when the pigs starting feeding at the trough!
    Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    If this was a Republican spending bill the conservatives would have cheered it on and the Democrats would have tried to stop it. Same ****.... different day. Except the Republican spending bill would have been larger.
    Except that the Dems would not oppose any giveaway program for their hard core supporters residing on the Democrat "plantation"... i.e. Medicare Part D! I don't support when Bush and company passed that legislation with overwhelming Dem support - but it was one of the legislative acts during Bush's presidency that contributed mightily to the debt!
    Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    And now Reid wants to force votes on the Dream Act, DADT, and the Start Treaty right before a huge portion of his party is ousted.

    Is there any shame?

    Meanwhile, Reid's state's unemployment just jumped to 14.3 percent.

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And now Reid wants to force votes on the Dream Act, DADT, and the Start Treaty right before a huge portion of his party is ousted.

    Is there any shame?

    Meanwhile, Reid's state's unemployment just jumped to 14.3 percent.
    Well, at least he has his priorities straight... right?

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    Re: Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill

    msnbc last nite described this exchange between maverick mccain and our newest senator mark kirk (sitting in obama's seat) as GLOATING:

    RealClearPolitics - Video - Sen. Kirk On Reid Conceding Omnibus Bill: "Did We Just Win?"

    congrats, knuckle draggers, yesterday was the best day for the opposition (so far) of the 2 year obama presidency

    the big winner---tea

    the omnibus, you need to know, contained 1 billion dollars for "implementation" of obamacare

    now, boehner will implement

    party on, progressives

    seeya in the cloak room

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