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    Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Under a Senate Republican proposal crafted by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the government would have been funded at $988 billion for the next six months. Many Senate Democrats said they could live with that number -- just not for that long.

    “If we can have a short term [continuing resolution at $988 billion] to get us through, say, the first of December, that is fine with me,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) told The Huffington Post.

    The question, said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), was: “Are we locked into the number for what amounts to the next year, or are we going to be able to get to the point where there are budget negotiations that can work with that number?”

    The concern for Harkin and King, among others, is that the party could sacrifice too much negotiating power by signing off on Collins’ plan. Under the Budget Control Act, annual spending will be reduced to $967 billion around Jan. 15, regardless of the budget at the time. Democrats want to avoid that. They've concluded that it would be a misstep to put off a motivating moment (such as a budget deal ending) for those negotiations for six months, or to go on record supporting a six-month, $988 billion budget.
    anyone have any thoughts?

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    My thoughts are that the time to legislate was when the Legislature was in session. Brinksmanship. Shutdown. Default. It's just crap. I'm all for sequestration because it's the only time the Corporate Welfare Military Offense budget gets cut. That's good, in my opinion.

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    My thoughts are that we should give our legislators an ultimatum: Either get the government back on track, or we'll vote against every incumbent for the next couple of elections at least.
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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    My thoughts are that we should give our legislators an ultimatum: Either get the government back on track, or we'll vote against every incumbent for the next couple of elections at least.
    And they'll laugh at your ultimatum because they know damn well 90% of them are getting re-elected anyway.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And they'll laugh at your ultimatum because they know damn well 90% of them are getting re-elected anyway.
    Unfortunately, they're probably right. I'm not sure just what it might take for there to be a real revolution at the ballot box in this nation, but that's what we need.
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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Unfortunately, they're probably right. I'm not sure just what it might take for there to be a real revolution at the ballot box in this nation, but that's what we need.
    I think there are fundamental structural problems that can no longer be overcome. This cement dried out decades ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    I love that we could continue to fund the government based off the "emergency" levels buttressed by Stimulus for years and years, but it's inconceivable to continue to fund government based off the "emergency" levels of Sequestration for 6 months.

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    How to solve this problem:

    We should vote ever single current member out for creating this mess. They are all responsible in one way or another. It is about time Americans demand more from their government officials.
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    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And they'll laugh at your ultimatum because they know damn well 90% of them are getting re-elected anyway.
    already bought and paid for
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

    Does seem ironic, both ways..IMHO, they should use Fed funds for the "snowstorm" disaster, epic even for W. SD..
    In the article I'm still on, Senate Dems seem to be using the quotes "good talks" quite a lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I love that we could continue to fund the government based off the "emergency" levels buttressed by Stimulus for years and years, but it's inconceivable to continue to fund government based off the "emergency" levels of Sequestration for 6 months.
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