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House speaker: May need a temporary
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Reuters, by Richard Cowan

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/14/2017 4:14:58 PM

Washington - U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8 when existing money runs out, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday. Asked about the timing of the budget process and the measure now in place to fund government operations through early December at last year’s levels, Ryan told a news conference, “We might need a little bit more time to give the appropriators time to write their bill” for fiscal 2018 spending that would extend through next Sept. 30. Ryan said a temporary spending bill, if needed while the longer-term one is being

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Speaker Ryan should ask Rand Paul how to kick some butt, since his was recently handed to him. This bodes bad for Budget deal, as well. Mr. President, keep them in session. Oh, quit lying to US about all the bills passed in the last year. If McConnell won´t let the 250+ Bills through the Senate for a vote and then your signature, they are worthless. Hint. If you can´t control your party lead on Capitol Hill, foreign nations will take note of your "failings" (lack of leadership here).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 11/14/2017 4:21:39 PM     (No. 11451894)

Just shut it down for a while. If we replaced Ryan with Nobody would we be worse off?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/14/2017 4:35:26 PM     (No. 11451903)

It might be a good idea to impose budget cuts in this bill since they seem to have no problem raising taxes on those of us barely in the upper middle class, still living paycheck to paycheck.

There are a lot of Depts that can be eliminated completely!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/14/2017 4:38:20 PM     (No. 11451905)

OP, you should ask yourself when was the last time Congress used the Appropriations Process, committee mark-up, for a fiscal-year budget?

Hint: the budget has been operating on a CR (continuing resolution) since Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi took control of the Senate and House.

All these comments about "using the power of the purse", etc.. have been mute since there has not been an actual budget process used in 10 years.

Yes, that would be GWB´s budget, with the Obama "stimulus/slush fund" added in 2008, from fiscal year 2006-07.

Believe the last full appropriations budget was in 1996.
The GOP tried to do an Appropriations budget 2 years ago, but Obama didn´t want the hassle of negotiations and the Democrats didn´t want the tough choices before the 2016 elections.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 11/14/2017 4:58:19 PM     (No. 11451927)

#1, if the pubbies were smart, they´d put Tom Delay in as speaker to watch leftard heads explode.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/14/2017 5:07:37 PM     (No. 11451935)

Why don´t the House work Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, full days Tuesday through Thursday, to get it done?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 11/14/2017 5:14:54 PM     (No. 11451941)

How about we just pay the government for what it does? Then nobody will notice a shutdown because things will not be any different.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 11/14/2017 6:02:06 PM     (No. 11451976)

Time has run out. Git ´er done, or git gone.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 11/14/2017 6:04:47 PM     (No. 11451979)

Let´s have a REAL budget, not a 10th CR in a row! Congress can´t even do the most important job they have! Lazy snowflakes!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/14/2017 6:47:25 PM     (No. 11452005)

I agree with #5. They could keep their butts in town and get some work done. Or is there another baseball game to practice for? Or some other time eater when they are in town. Pay them what they are worth. Nothing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 11/14/2017 7:11:39 PM     (No. 11452022)

All I want for Christmas is a long government shutdown, with no makeup salaries.

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