libs used to claim if they got RINOS Snowe and Collins to vote with all the other dems that was a bipartisan bill
5% - 10%
10% - 25%
51% or more
I don't know
I don't care
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
wouldnt 51% be turning the table?
If it's a democrat sponsored bill, it needs 1 republican vote to support it to be bipartisan. If it's a republican sponsored bill, it's partisan regardless. Well, I'm just repeating what I keep hearing in the news...
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
Bipartisan? Well, sort of.
A pile of grandstanding manure? Yes, that it most certainly is.
This is meaningless even if it should somehow pass. $111 billion out of a total budget of nearly four trillion? out of a deficit of a trillion and a half? That isn't even 10% of the deficit. and, then we're going to try to pass that elusive balanced budget amendment that's been bandied about for at least a decade now, with no concrete results?The bill would cut total spending by $111 billion in FY 2012 and caps total federal spending by creating a “glide path” that limits spending at 22.5 percent of GDP next year
Further, it has a snowball's chance of passing the Senate.
and, if it should somehow survive the Senate, the POTUS has threatened to veto it anyway. It's dead in the water, and everyone knows it. So, why make a big deal about it?
so the supporters can run campaign ads telling the voters how fiscally conservative they are, of course.
Politicians used to like to stand on a soapbox. Now, they seem to be standing on a huge pile of manure.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?