HOUSE VOTE ON GOP DEBT PLAN DELAYED

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    Jul 28, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Speaker Boehner doesn't have the votes right now to pass the GOP plan thru the house. Possible vote later tonight.
  • rnch

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    Jul 28, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    boehner's a wussy!



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    but who can control the uncontrollable tea party members of the GOP, who are willng to wreck our country and tear apart the republican party...


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  • Webster666

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    Jul 29, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidSpeaker Boehner doesn't have the votes right now to pass the GOP plan thru the house. Possible vote later tonight.





    I have breaking news.
    He'll never have the votes, because he can't get his Teabagger buddies to budge.
  • creature

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    Jul 29, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    Boehner even tried to lie to fellow House Republicans about how his plan has the support of Senate Democrats. In response, the Senate's 53 Democrats sent a letter stating they would not support it.

    Boehner is pitiful.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 29, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    We wait to see if there is success with the arm twisting, etc.... or whether the House Republicans will collapse.... interesting.....
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    While you might think that this news would make the White House happy — and if Boehner ultimately can't get a majority on this, it surely does help Obama in some ways — there are reasons why the folks in the White House are apparently more disturbed than cheered by the situation.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/capitols-tremors-unsettle-white-house-too/?hp
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    All cancelled for tonight.. WHAT AN EMBARASSMENT!!!!

    Boehner couldn't get his caucus to vote to approve. The Tea Party wins for tonight...

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    I laugh a little inside whenever I hear the word "caucus". icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    It's official.
    The Repub party is too bitterly divided and extreme to govern.
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    Jul 29, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    I think it's fairly clear that Boehner doesn't have a long term future in the job.

    Now perhaps we could return to the 80%/20% spending cuts/tax increases plan that was previously on the table. It wasn't by any means perfect, but it was probably the best proposal out there.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 29, 2011 11:19 AM GMT
    He even brought each of his NO's into his office for Private Counseling icon_rolleyes.gif

    ...... and the STILL said NO

    Republican Sycophants? .... You always talk about dysfunctional government

    Voile Here it is!!!!!!

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    Jul 29, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    The Economist pretty much sums it up:

    http://www.economist.com/node/21524874America’s debt debate seems still more kabuki-like. Its fiscal problem is not now—it should be spending to boost recovery—but in the medium term. Its absurdly complicated tax system raises very little, and the ageing of its baby-boomers will push its vast entitlement programmes towards bankruptcy. Mr Obama set up a commission to examine this issue and until recently completely ignored its sensible conclusions. The president also stuck too long to the fiction that the deficit can be plugged by taxing the rich more: he even wasted part of a national broadcast this week bashing the wealthy, though the Democrats had already withdrawn proposals for such rises.

    Yet Mr Obama and his party seem a model of fiscal statesmanship compared with their Republican opponents. Once upon a time the American right led the world when it came to rethinking government; now it is an intellectual pygmy. The House Republicans could not even get their budget sums right, so the vote had to be delayed. A desire to curb Leviathan is admirable, but the tea-partiers live in a fantasy world in which the deficit can be reduced without any tax increases: even Mr Obama’s attempts to remove loopholes in the tax code drive the zealots into paroxysms of outrage.


    The president missed his chance implementing the bipartisan commission report.
  • rnch

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    Jul 29, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    the GOP allowed the TEAbaggers into their club in order to take control of the house away from the dems....now they are paying the price for allowing these nutjobs in.

    the Amercian voters will payback the GOP for this huge mistake in the next election.

    the repugs are well on the way to self implosion and have ceased to be a usefull political party.
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    Jul 29, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidThe Economist pretty much sums it up:

    http://www.economist.com/node/21524874America’s debt debate seems still more kabuki-like. Its fiscal problem is not now—it should be spending to boost recovery—but in the medium term. Its absurdly complicated tax system raises very little, and the ageing of its baby-boomers will push its vast entitlement programmes towards bankruptcy. Mr Obama set up a commission to examine this issue and until recently completely ignored its sensible conclusions. The president also stuck too long to the fiction that the deficit can be plugged by taxing the rich more: he even wasted part of a national broadcast this week bashing the wealthy, though the Democrats had already withdrawn proposals for such rises.

    Yet Mr Obama and his party seem a model of fiscal statesmanship compared with their Republican opponents. Once upon a time the American right led the world when it came to rethinking government; now it is an intellectual pygmy. The House Republicans could not even get their budget sums right, so the vote had to be delayed. A desire to curb Leviathan is admirable, but the tea-partiers live in a fantasy world in which the deficit can be reduced without any tax increases: even Mr Obama’s attempts to remove loopholes in the tax code drive the zealots into paroxysms of outrage.


    The president missed his chance implementing the bipartisan commission report.





    It's not fair to blame Obama for not passing a plan based on the commision's recommendations.
    The Repubs opposed the very CREATION of the bipartisan commision.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/us/politics/21deficit.html

    The Repubs didn't like the findings of the commision and opposed the commision's recommended plan.
    There was no way that a bill based on the commision's recommendations would have gotten past the Repub controlled House.

    It's become clear that the Repubs care more about protecting the tax cuts for the rich than they do about reducing the National Debt.