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GOP may use debt ceiling to force
Harry Reid to pass budget

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 1/8/2013 12:53:01 AM

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers´ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then. There´s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it.

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The GOP will throw this issue away unless they stop playing Mr. Nice. The ill-informed Americans need to know that the highest-ranking Democrat is deliberately breaking the law. Boehner better take the gloves off in his rounds against the former boxer. To do otherwise, puts him in the same category as McCain and all of his "My friend..." salutations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BethB, 1/8/2013 1:19:26 AM     (No. 9104285)

RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bhkat, 1/8/2013 1:43:20 AM     (No. 9104299)

They´ll find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as usual.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/8/2013 2:21:41 AM     (No. 9104311)

We´ve been screaming for them to do this for YEARS. Why has it taken so long?

NO debt ceiling talks should be held until the Senate passes a budget.

GOP representatives should be blasting our compliant media, demanding to know WHY they refuse to question Reid´s refusal to pass a budget, in defiance of federal law, over a period of YEARS.

Get back at your detractors. Reveal them for the dishonest partisan hacks that they are!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 1/8/2013 2:30:41 AM     (No. 9104318)

No, Harry and B-Ho and Ms Botox will play the pubblies like always. I´m ashamed of "them" and have zero faith they will do anything. After all, they have STILL neglected to defund ONE PROGRAM or ONE AGENCY.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/8/2013 3:13:28 AM     (No. 9104331)

Pass a budget? What the hell for. We have printing presses that poop gold. Budgets?! How anachronistic.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2013 4:46:15 AM     (No. 9104364)

The 2010 budget is what really blew a hole in the national debt.The increases were many times inflation and padded all the depts. up to buy votes with and it worked like a charm. Expecting the left to give up all that vote buying money is a pipe dream.

For the government to say there´s no where to cut is an absolute lunacy.HUD got so much money they got in the home buying business,not just rentals.I remember right before the 2010 election,HUD gave Delaware´s housing authority a grant to bail out foreclosed housing people.Delaware is actually a pretty conservative state except for the northern part which is loaded with the usual suspects of urban voters.So there´s an absolute method to the liberals madness.

But somehow,even with all this increased spending,the overall economy is still in the tank,surviving mostly on what people have to have.
We all know there´s been a huge explosion in food stamps,yet the dept of agriculture hasn´t gotten a spending increase,that´s how well their budget got padded up.

The energy dept. has been turned into a pure payola dept.bankrolling doomed to fail enterprises.You can probably get a grant for growing algae in a petrie dish.Leftist know every angle on prying government money loose.It really is an art form.

Obama is way too infantile and irresponsible to be in charge of this government and it´s just a matter of time before a huge calamity hits.The last hope was the election. With that over people are thinking about what to do next.Faith in the voting system has been obliterated,simply because people can´t believe Obama won the election honestly..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 1/8/2013 5:11:39 AM     (No. 9104370)

How aobut impeachment by the House? It wouldn´t get past the white trash Democratic Senate, but it would be on the record, conviction or not.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/8/2013 6:30:53 AM     (No. 9104402)

The above are all great comments. I just say that I will believe it when I see it. The Republicans led by Establishment Types, limp-d--ks all will find some way to let the Senate off the hook. No faith, here in Kentucky either.

John Boehner will walk out of the negotiations he says he will NOT have with Obama with, $30 billion in cuts over ten years and we are to congratulate his great success!

I am disgusted with them. The tsunami is two blocks away and Establishment Republicans just want to finish this hand of bridge before packing and catching a bus to higher ground!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 1/8/2013 7:26:13 AM     (No. 9104467)

As long as the Republicans in the House vote to approve the continuing spending resolutions why would Reid care to pass a budget? He´s getting the higher spending levels without having to do anything. Until the House stops these continuing resolutions nothing will happen. They know the msm and the far left (I repeat myself) will demonize them if they don´t and the Govt shuts down. I say shut it down force the Democrats to produce a budget. But they won´t the Repubs in the House will cave at the very last minute under threats by the Democrats. Just more trillion dollar deficits each year. Good grief is the Republican House that timid? If so we´re screwed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/8/2013 8:02:10 AM     (No. 9104512)

Hah!! I have no faith in Boehner´s ´GOP Label´ Democrats. This too will pass with much back slapping and praise in the ranks while we are saddled with additional trillions in debt.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/8/2013 8:27:09 AM     (No. 9104552)

Now the Obama Administration doesn´t need a budget. Pretty soon they won´t need Congress.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: krause, 1/8/2013 8:54:50 AM     (No. 9104599)

What´s the sense of having a ´law´ to pass a budget when there are no consequences of not doing it?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gretchen, 1/8/2013 8:59:05 AM     (No. 9104608)

Blah, blah, blah.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/8/2013 9:00:39 AM     (No. 9104613)

I can´t understand why The Heritage Foundation, and other like minded groups havn´t filed some sort of petition before the Courts to force the Senate to follow the Law. Surely there are ways to put the heat on Harry Reid.

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