Gov't Shutdown averted: GOP and Dem Senate kick the can down the road for another week...

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    Apr 09, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/us/politics/09fiscal.html

    A last minute agreement was reached that will extend spending for another 6 days to finalize the passage of a bill.

    Finer points (quoted from the article)

    NYT Article --:
    Mr. Reid and Mr. Boehner said the agreement will keep the government open for another several days, while Congress goes through the process of making the agreement official. It will also begin the process of cutting spending by shaving a total of $2 billion during the next week.

    Democratic officials said Republicans agreed to drop their demands that funding be stripped from groups that provide abortions. And Democrats also succeeded in preventing Republican efforts to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gasses.

    In exchange, Republicans got a larger cut in overall government spending than Democrats had wanted. The Democrats agreed to increase the total amount to be cut in exchange for Republicans accepting cuts in Pentagon spending that had been in Mr. Obama's budget.
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    Apr 09, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Great news!
    I'm glad the Repubs came to their senses and abandoned their "my way or the highway" attitude.

    I guess they can read the polls too.
    lol

    If the Repubs hadn't caved in - it would have been bad for the country AND for the Repubs.
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    Apr 09, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    To be fair, both sides gave in a bit. It wasn't a total "victory" for either side.

    It is a victory for all Americans... if only the idiotocracy could have done this weeks ago, or better still, when the Democratic majority 111th Congress should have... before October 2010.

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    Apr 09, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    Typical negotiations whereby it’s not going to get settled until the last possible second. I go through it all the time in my business so I thought there was some chance this would get done before it got any worse.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 09, 2011 11:30 AM GMT
    Like the steady drip drip drip of Gonorrhea

    The truth will slowly come out
    and the republicans will be caught with their scheming pants around their ankles
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    It takes America awhile to wake up

    ie: Wisconsin

    ie: The Paul Ryan JOKE of a medicare overhaul

    Then there's a .... *Boink - Oh THAT'S what they're trying to do
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    Apr 09, 2011 11:36 AM GMT
    Even Huckabee told the GOP to back off the abortion crap and cut a deal!!!!

    Don't believe it? Read:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/08/huckabee-to-gop-make-a-deal/
  • GQjock

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    Apr 09, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    The damn .... notice the "n" .... broke

    When Rove came out and warned the GOP you better cut a deal
    because this is gonna make Obama look good

    Right there I said there ain't gonna be a shut down