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    Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    WASHINGTON – A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown and cut billions in spending — the first major test of the divided government voters ushered in five months ago.
    Democrats didn't get everything they wanted. Neither did Republicans. But the government is not going to shut down. People on both sides can bitch about this all they want to, but it was a good compromise. In the end, Boehner did the right thing by removing the Planned Parenthood rider, and Obama agreed to more cuts than he wanted. Win-win.

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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    I can get behind that budget. It's nice to see that Boehner stopped trying to get the Senate to pass something by attaching it to a crucial piece of legislation.
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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Democrats didn't get everything they wanted. Neither did Republicans. But the government is not going to shut down. People on both sides can bitch about this all they want to, but it was a good compromise. In the end, Boehner did the right thing by removing the Planned Parenthood rider, and Obama agreed to more cuts than he wanted. Win-win.

    If you think this was fun, just wait until next time. It just might be hilarious. LOL.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    What's foolish is to fund something that has major contributor, and believe me, Planned Parenthood does.

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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    OP makes a good point; this was nothing compared to the debt-ceiling getting raised and the 2012 budget battles to come.



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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    1. what the american people see---while one side is working its bright orange butt off trying to cut spending, the other is resorting to hate speech (trying to kill women, like bombing innocent civilians, the equivalent of the civil war) to protect one of its sacred porky pigs

    2. what the american people see---in times like these, any govt employee deemed non essential shouldn't be shutdown for a day or a week but must instead be eliminated permanently

    3. how can any party in power contemplate for an instant the consideration of our soldiers as non essential, especially at a time when we have been committed to the waging of three wars overseas

    4. that said, congratulations to president obama on this past-midnite resolution of the budget it was his responsibility to do a year ago, his victory lap address at 11:30 last nite was resonant, congrats on this "biggest annual spending cut in history," and your testimonial to yourself about overseeing the new years eve extension of the bush tax cuts for all americans including the rich was your coup de grace

    5. so forward we go---what will be your position, mr president, when the upcoming fights over the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget approach their midnites

    6. you know where the bright orange dude and his nerdy budget chair will be, they're constant

    7. it's the sign of the times, keynes is kaput, draconian cuts are chichi, from albany to sacto there's no stopping em

    8. the president's 2012 budget proposal published in february is, therefore, precisely the wrong recipe for the age

    9. the guarantee of an up-or-down floor vote in the senate on hr2, repeal of obamacare, conceded by mr reid as part of the outline agreed upon for october, just might cost a senator like claire mccaskill her job, what's a man like joe manchin, for example gonna do who campaigned in west virginia against obamacare, a stiffneck like nebraska's ben nelson is practically gonna have to vote to kill it or change parties or resign

    10. and the stand-alone vote on planned parenthood, a very seamy organization, also promised by reid, aint gonna be pretty---what will americans see when senator schumer swears never, never, never will he cut the quarter billion per while mom and pop are boiling up another bag of top ramen for tommy and tess for the twentieth nite in a row

    it was a good nite

    americans are finally seeing at least a little leadership out of washington
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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    I'm just glad the metro is still going to be running. 800,000 people in DC get seriously screwed if the government shuts down. And all those "non-essential" things, like garbagemen, libraries, the University of DC, transportation, the DMV... Yeah, none of these things really need to be operating. Absolutely, we all get by just fine.

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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I'm just glad the metro is still going to be running. 800,000 people in DC get seriously screwed if the government shuts down. And all those "non-essential" things, like garbagemen, libraries, the University of DC, transportation, the DMV... Yeah, none of these things really need to be operating. Absolutely, we all get by just fine.

    /sarcasm
    The only reason we need the DMV is because of the laws placed on us by the gov't. If we wouldn't need stupid license plates or other registration bullshyt, we would have no need for the DMV. The are simply a source of revenue for the gov't. So yea, shut their asses down.
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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    Yep..here we are on the Titanic and heading for the big ass Iceberg, and by voting last election all we did was move around the deck chairs.

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    Re: Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Democrats didn't get everything they wanted. Neither did Republicans.
    That sounds like good government defined. I hope we see more of it, but considering there's a Presidential election next year I'm not optimistic.

    The sad thing is, some here will buy whatever their side is selling. Be prepared for "It's all Democrat's fault" or "Republicans are trying to destroy everything we believe in." Idiots.

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