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    Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Senate Votes to Abandon Budget Control Act | Power Line

    Last summer, Republicans in Congress agreed to increase the federal debt limit in exchange for the Democrats’ pledge to cap future spending at agreed-upon levels. The compromise was embodied in the Budget Control Act; discretionary spending was to increase by no more than $7 billion in the current fiscal year. I wrote yesterday about the fact that the Democrats intended to violate the Budget Control Act by increasing deficit spending on the Post Office by $34 billion. The measure probably would have glided through the Senate without notice had Jeff Sessions not challenged it. Sessions insisted on a point of order, based on the fact that the spending bill violated the Budget Control Act. It required 60 votes to waive Sessions’ point of order and toss the BCA on the trash heap.

    Today the Senate voted 62-37 to do exactly that. This means that the consideration that Republicans obtained in exchange for increasing the debt limit is gone. Moreover, some Republicans–I haven’t yet seen the list–voted with the Democrats today.
    Well, anyone with a brain knew this was going to happen back when they made the 'agreement'.
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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

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    Well, anyone with a brain knew this was going to happen back when they made the 'agreement'.


    This is a prime example as to why we need term limits.

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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    This is a prime example as to why we need term limits.
    As I recall Congress people have term limits.

    They're called elections.

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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    This is a prime example as to why we need term limits.
    No. It's a prime example of why we need a full-scale housecleaning of the Federal Government.... A nice napalm enema ought to do the trick.

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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    That crushes the "down the road" spending cuts talking point we always hear about from Dems. If they violate the agreement that is the basis for the spending cuts--eliminating them, there are no spending cuts and all that happened is the tax increases that got passed just get spent.

    That is the fundamental reason why there should not ever be tax increases unless and until we see true, real spending cuts----not down the road but NOW.
    This is the reason why so many here are against tax increases, not because they are mean or unfair but they know congress is not serious about spending cuts. They are serious about spending. That has to change.

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    Well said... and this is far from the first time that (D)'s have done this. They have promised cuts in the past, and they always go back on their word. Same **** over and over.
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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Well said... and this is far from the first time that (D)'s have done this. They have promised cuts in the past, and they always go back on their word. Same **** over and over.
    Who is more to blame, the Dem's doing it or the reps that made the deal with Dem's knowing full well they would do it. It's a rhetorical question.

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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    So basically, SSDD?? I'm not particularly surprised by this, but I'm deeply sadden that we're still not taking our spending addiction seriously. All of the hoopla and pomp over spending and we're still acting like a spoiled 15 year old with daddy's Amex Black.
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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As I recall Congress people have term limits.

    They're called elections.
    High voter disapproval rate and high incumbent reelection rates says that elections fail miserably as a form for term limit.
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    Re: Senate votes to abandon budget control act

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Who is more to blame, the Dem's doing it or the reps that made the deal with Dem's knowing full well they would do it. It's a rhetorical question.
    Oh, those that made the deal, not learning from the numerous times in the past the (D)'s went back on their word and spending cuts never came, should have known better, that's for damn sure. If they do it again, they are just as much to blame as those that do not cut spending.
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