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    House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame

    Excerpted from “House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame” By Major Garrett, National Journal, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 6:45 p.m.
    House Republicans are drafting a two-week continuing resolution to keep the government operating after the current CR expires on March 4 and will file the bill on Friday, National Journal has learned. …
    Republicans are desperate to deflect the blame for the looming government shutdown but their own extreme political recklessness assures they will be principally to blame should a shutdown occur and devastate the already weak economic recovery.

    “The Republicans’ so-called compromise is nothing more than the same extreme package the House already handed the Senate, just with a different bow. This isn’t a compromise; it’s a hardening of their original position. This bill would simply be a two-week version of the reckless measure the House passed last weekend. It would impose the same spending levels in the short term as their initial proposal does in the long term, and it isn’t going to fool anyone. Both proposals are non-starters in the Senate.”
    — Jon Summers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s communications director¹
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    Re: House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame

    We look forward to it, they are doing what we ELECTED them to do it.

    You go ahead and count on a 95 repeat...not going to happen.

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    Republicans are desperate to deflect the blame for the looming government shutdown but their own extreme political recklessness assures they will be principally to blame should a shutdown occur and devastate the already weak economic recovery.

    “The Republicans’ so-called compromise is nothing more than the same extreme package the House already handed the Senate, just with a different bow. This isn’t a compromise; it’s a hardening of their original position. This bill would simply be a two-week version of the reckless measure the House passed last weekend. It would impose the same spending levels in the short term as their initial proposal does in the long term, and it isn’t going to fool anyone. Both proposals are non-starters in the Senate.”
    — Jon Summers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s communications director¹
    Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.
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    Re: House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame

    It should be noted that the economy was growing much more strongly in 1995, the last time the Republicans shutdown the government. This time the consequences of these actions will be far more harmful and immediate. I think it is the height of political irresponsibility to suspend the demands for severe, immediate budget cuts while the inevitable budgetary compromises for this year and beyond are worked out.
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    Re: House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame

    Nope, this pre-supposes that a Private Economy can't function without the Gov....entirley untrue.

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    It should be noted that the economy was growing much more strongly in 1995, the last time the Republicans shutdown the government. This time the consequences of these actions will be far more harmful and immediate. I think it is the height of political irresponsibility to suspend the demands for severe, immediate budget cuts while the inevitable budgetary compromises for this year and beyond are worked out.
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    Re: House GOP Working on CR to Avert Shutdown, Deflect Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think it is the height of political irresponsibility to suspend the demands for severe, immediate budget cuts
    obama's budget, released on monday, feb 14, valentines day, by all accounts PUNTS his responsibilities, kicks the can of entitlement reform down the road

    obama's budget, released on valentines day, actually INCREASES the deficit over awful '11 by THIRTY PERCENT

    obama's budget paints a totally unrealistic, pollyanna picture of our outyear projections, relying on rosy interest rates which can't be sustained and preposterously optimistic growth rates which can't be reached

    White House Expects Federal Deficit to Spike to $1.65 Trillion - WSJ.com

    the ny times a year ago predicted that service on the debt, MERE INTEREST ALONE, would soon approach A TRILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR

    News Headlines

    the party in power pusillanimously passed on even PROPOSING a budget in terrible '10

    Dems won

    that's why we're still operating on appropriations

    which obama's gonna have to VETO else swallow

    over an issue as anathema as the HIRING OF EXTRA IRS AGENTS to enforce THE MANDATE

    you're right about the height of irresponsibility

    presidents are elected to LEAD, not PUNT

    everyone saw it
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