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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:57 PM

 

House Passes Legislation to Cancel Automatic Military Cuts, and Shift them to Domestic Programs

Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

With a series of votes on Thursday, the speaker, who faces election for his post in the new Congress next month, had hoped to assemble a Republican path away from the cliff. With a show of Republican unity, he also sought to strengthen his own hand in negotiations with Mr. Obama. The House did narrowly pass legislation to cancel automatic, across-the-board military cuts set to begin next month, and shift them to domestic programs.

But the main component of “Plan B,” a bill to extend expiring Bush-era tax cuts for everyone with incomes under $1 million, could not win enough Republican support to overcome united Democratic opposition. Democrats questioned Mr. Boehner’s ability to deliver any agreement.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us/politics/house-moves-toward-vote-on-boehners-backup-plan.html?_r=0

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Reply House Passes Legislation to Cancel Automatic Military Cuts, and Shift them to Domestic Programs (Original post)
No Compromise Dec 2012 OP
freshwest Dec 2012 #1
Panasonic Dec 2012 #2
No Compromise Dec 2012 #6
No Compromise Dec 2012 #3
Lasher Dec 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #5
think Dec 2012 #7
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #9
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #8
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #10
No Compromise Dec 2012 #11

Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. Shows who they represent - and it's not the American people anymore. Screw their bill.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. Won't pass the Senate.

 

Time to give five times the amount of the usual military cuts.

And domestic programs are left alone.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:34 PM

6. would the other crap bill pass the senate?

 

I don't get why this doesn't matter.

Everyone is talking about how ineffective Boehner is but he got this crap sneakily passed while everyone was arguing about what Obama did or did not do or say.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:30 PM

3. shameless assholes

 

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:30 PM

4. What legislation is it that cancels automatic military cuts?

It would be helpful to know the bill number or at least the official title. Is it H.R.4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013?

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:31 PM

5. Fuck them. I hope those GOPers are on the path to extinction.

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. In case you wonder why the GOP sees the world differently

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Response to think (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

9. LOL-I thought that was Bush's exit strategy (from Iraq) - n/t

 

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:16 PM

8. Sadly, people were too busy bashing the president to notice this

As I wrote this morning on Kos, this is what we really need to be up in arms about, so we can expose these tea party extremists for what they are.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:31 PM

10. Wrong. We noticed this shitty bill passed by the House,

and the shitty Chained CPI/$400,000 deal put forth by the President.

We also know that there are now 9 days until January 1st, and that Obama would rather make a deal than "go over the cliff."

And we know, and have known, what the Teabaggers are.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. as long as everyone is paying attention...

 

just haven't seen much about this mentioned even on DU

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