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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:58 PM

 

House Republicans back away from fiscal clash with Obama

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Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives backed away on Friday from a fiscal clash with President Barack Obama next month that could have risked a government default and chaos in financial markets, shifting to a new, less aggressive stance.

Top Republican leaders, meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, said they were prepared to allow the U.S. government to borrow enough money to keep it fully operating for the next three months without demanding immediate spending cuts from Obama.

Instead, the Republicans, who control the House, will require as part of the legislation raising the debt ceiling that the Democratic-led Senate pass a budget plan by April 15.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-usa-fiscal-debt-idUSBRE90H12C20130118

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Flashmann Jan 2013 #1
silverweb Jan 2013 #2
zbdent Jan 2013 #13
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #3
Flashmann Jan 2013 #4
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #6
Flashmann Jan 2013 #8
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #12
coldbeer Jan 2013 #9
Flashmann Jan 2013 #10
Volaris Jan 2013 #5
Vincardog Jan 2013 #7
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #11
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #14
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #15
Cha Jan 2013 #16
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #17
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #18
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #19

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:59 PM

1. House Republicans back away from fiscal clash with Obama

Don't trust 'em.......Don't turn your back on them....

There's batshittery and bugfuckery afoot......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. +1000

As someone very smart said (although I forget who it was) --

"Never mind what they say. Watch what they do."

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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:38 PM

13. Good point ... I remember Boner telling Obama that he was going back to the House

to get the deal finalized ...

and then he went in front of the "liberally-biased media's" cameras to announce that he had kissed the Teahadists' collective asses, er, I mean, that the House found the deal unacceptable ...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:08 PM

3. In other words, they are going to rinse and repeat the same thing for the entire term.

 

Hoping the Republican constitutents does not notice.

Then again, it may not.

The Teabaggers are going to get antsy.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:10 PM

4. Hoping the Republican constitutents does not notice.

They only notice what Sean O'Reilbaugh TELLS them to notice.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:14 PM

6. yes, yes, I wonder what the latest bullshit from these morons are nowadays

 

I have quit listening to bullshit.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:18 PM

8. I wonder what the latest bullshit from these morons are nowadays

I don't listen to them either.....They'll be saying what they're paid,by their billionaire owners,to say....Not one of those guys,RW loudmouths ever had an original thought.....It's some sort of "Borg like" shared thought process......One farts,they all check their drawers....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:04 PM

12. "One farts,they all check their drawers...."

OK, that made me LOL!

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:20 PM

9. batshittery and bugfuckery?

Is that T-party spelling? Or am I missing something. That lady
from Minnesota is batshit ... whose the bugfucker?

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:34 PM

10. I said that,not Hard Assets

I doubt it's teabag spelling,having no backwards letters....Sounds like you're acquainted with batshit crazy......Bugfuck crazy is just another degree of lunacy,though it's used more in conjunction with the term "needledick",which,as far as I know,isn't applicable here.....

Attaching the ery to both was all me....I like the way it rolls of the tongue...Has a nice flow.....

I've used "asshattery" before too....All for a measure of comedic effect,which once explained,by necessity,evaporates......

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:12 PM

5. Since WHEN does ANY type of spending or taxation bill (see: The Federal Budget)..

originate in the SENATE?

Oh, yeah, when the House GOP Majority doesn't want to feel the wrath of the American People for all the things their budget would flat-out destroy in this country.

If I were Harry Reid, I would pass the Democratic "Dream Budget", if for no reason than to publicaly punish them for trying to evade the issue, send it back to the House, and then watch them either cry about having to pass it, or let them gut it on c-span for the whole country to watch.

Idiots, all of em. They must thnk they are being clever...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:15 PM

7. IMO Congress should do without pay until they pass enough revenue enhancers

to balance the budget now! Tell the teaMerikans to knock it off and do their jobs.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:00 PM

11. President Obama should reject it, three months is not long enough. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:56 PM

14. I agree. NO negotiation. A clean raise of the debt ceiling or the Teapublicans

can go back to their true constituents and masters, Corporate America, and tell them they're going to see their bottom line go red for a while. See how that plays out.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:01 PM

15. What the White House and Pelosi said today ...


PELOSI: NO... Demands Clean Increase...

-snip-
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) poured cold water on the Republicans' proposal, calling for a "clean" debt ceiling hike. "This proposal does not relieve the uncertainty faced by small businesses, the markets and the middle class. This is a gimmick unworthy of the challenges we face and the national debate we should be having. The message from the American people is clear: no games, no default," said her spokesman, Drew Hamill.
-snip-
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/eric-cantor-debt-ceiling_n_2505001.html




The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2013
Statement by the Press Secretary

The President has made clear that Congress has only two options: pay the bills they have racked up, or fail to do so and put our nation into default. We are encouraged that there are signs that Congressional Republicans may back off their insistence on holding our economy hostage to extract drastic cuts in Medicare, education and programs middle class families depend on. Congress must pay its bills and pass a clean debt limit increase without further delay. And as he has said, the President remains committed to further reducing the deficit in a balanced way.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/18/statement-press-secretary




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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:40 PM

16. Thanks Tx

Thanks for the thread, banned from kos

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:57 PM

17. well, since most of the deficit comes from tax cuts, the military and Medicare scam D,

I guess that where we start if Our President is committed to "further reducing the deficit in a balanced way"

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:37 AM

18. Obama should tell them to shove the 3 month idea and tell them to just pay the bills.

After all its not asking congress to spend a dime more its just authorizing the government to pay those we already owe money to and then and only then should there be any kind of discussion on future spending.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:30 AM

19. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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