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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:41 AM

Rep Ellison Destroys GOP: "Problem with saying this is president’s idea is that YOU voted for it"

Democratic Congressman Destroys GOP Hypocrisy On Looming Budget Cuts
By Aviva Shen on Feb 10, 2013 at 11:09 am

On ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called out Tom Cole (R-OK) for his claim that President Obama is responsible for the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect if Congress cannot reach a budget deal by March. The so-called “sequester” includes steep defense cuts intended to motivate Republicans who refused to agree to any deal that included a tax increase in 2011.

When Cole tried to pin the cuts on Obama, Ellison reminded him that Cole himself voted for the Budget Control Act that created the sequester:

COLE: I think it is inevitable. This was a presidential suggestion back in 2011, an idea. And yet the president himself hasn’t put out any alternatives. Republicans twice in the House have passed legislation to deal with it, once as early as last May and again after the election in December. Senate never picked up either of those bills, never offered their own thing. Now we’re three weeks out, and folks are worried. They ought to be worried. On the other hand, these cuts are going to occur.

ELLISON: Well, Tom, the problem with saying this is the president’s idea is that you voted for the Budget Control Act. I voted against it. We wouldn’t have ever been talking about the Budget Control Act but for your party refused to negotiate on the debt ceiling something that has been routinely increased as the country needed it. You used that occasion in 2011 August to basically say we are going to default on the country’s obligations or you’re going to give us dramatic spending cuts. That’s how we got to the Budget Control Act.


http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/10/1567251/democratic-congressman-destroys-gop-hypocrisy-on-looming-budget-cuts/

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Reply Rep Ellison Destroys GOP: "Problem with saying this is president’s idea is that YOU voted for it" (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
Laelth Feb 2013 #1
gademocrat7 Feb 2013 #2
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #3
GoCubsGo Feb 2013 #4
upi402 Feb 2013 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. k&r for Keith Ellison. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:00 PM

2. The party of no

Trying to blame The President and anyone else except themselves. Thank you, Rep. Ellison.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:24 PM

3. Gee, wondered if Ellison offered him a tissue or two to wipe the egg off his face?

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:41 PM

4. Cole needs to try reading the Constitution for a change.

Whether or not the President produces a budget is irrelevant, as he cannot spend money. Only Congress can do that, Mr. Cole. If you don't understand how to do your damn job, maybe you should find some other line of work.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:44 PM

5. Impervious to truth and fact

Nothing can chink the Republican chutzpah armor. And no media challenges their bullshit - just airs it as spewed.

And the chickens watch Matlock while their KFC order is readied.

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