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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 01:35 AM

BREAKING: Senate approves bill funding federal agencies for 6 more months and avoiding government sh

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BREAKING: Senate approves bill funding federal agencies for 6 more months and avoiding government shutdown



Read more: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/19610810/senate-approves-bill-funding-federal-agencies-for-6-more-months-and-avoiding-govt-shutdown

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Reply BREAKING: Senate approves bill funding federal agencies for 6 more months and avoiding government sh (Original post)
trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
left on green only Sep 2012 #1
WCGreen Sep 2012 #2
red dog 1 Sep 2012 #10
DallasNE Sep 2012 #3
Tx4obama Sep 2012 #4
freshwest Sep 2012 #6
elleng Sep 2012 #5
Kablooie Sep 2012 #7
Control-Z Sep 2012 #8
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #9
Igel Sep 2012 #11

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 01:37 AM

1. Great News! Do you know if the House of Representatives.....

....must now pass the corresponding bill?

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Response to left on green only (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 01:41 AM

2. I believe the House has to start any budgetary bills....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:48 PM

10. The House approved the measure last week.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:02 AM

3. I Presume This Only Impacts Spending

And also doesn't extend the Bush tax cuts for another 3 months.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:12 AM

4. It does NOT extend the Bush tax cuts. n/t


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 03:12 AM

6. So, no sequestration?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 03:42 AM

7. Maybe they learned their lesson last time.

If you blatantly crash the economy, you get the blame.
A new and surprising concept to the tea people.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 03:47 AM

8. What about the Bush tax cuts?

And sequestration? Weren't those what the government shutdown was supposed to be about?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 05:11 AM

9. Next Time

Next time some Republican clown screams about Obama spending, point this out. Obama has never been allowed a budget of his choice. It has been continuing resolution set at current spending for years. So whose budget we been living with the last four years? President Bush's last budget....

See if it has an impact on the volume level of the screams.

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Response to oldsarge54 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

11. You haven't been paying attention.

In 2008 Obama and (D) ran on a promise to pass budgets, not continuing resolutions.

In 2006 the (D) campaign promised to pass budgets, not continuing resolutions.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/continuing-resolutions-the-new-norm/
This is dated 2011. And claims that for the 14 years previous they only had continuing resolutions.

Your logic would say that we're still living under Clinton's 1996 budget. In this case, Clinton's responsible for the * deficits. Consider that logic reduced to the absurd.

Even *'s last budget wasn't *'s. In 2008 * submitted his last budget. Great chunks of it weren't approved. By the time the House and Senate were done with amendments, * just said he'd veto them because they were so much larger than what he had submitted, and didn't reflect his priorities. So they hobbled along. In 2/09 and 3/09 Obama said he wanted to look only ahead and not back, so he promised to sign them if the Congress passed them. Congress did. He did. And a new baseline Bush budget post-Bush was passed in his name. The continuing resolution after that assumed this as the new baseline.

They pass individual budget bills without passing an entire budget. And if they can't pass individual bills, they just pass a CR saying, 'Carry on.' Often, though, the continuing resolution also fixes additional spending levels. It's just that responsibility for the debacle--which has been going on for 15 years now, during which time the House and Senate have been either split, all (R), or all (D) with absolutely no difference in what's done in camera--is hard to pin on anybody.

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