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House Rejects Several Budgets

Obama’s Budget Vote Utter FAIL: 414-0



Bipartisan? Ain’t no such thing, in deed.


The Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down to a crushing defeat in the House late Wednesday night in a vote that damages the one bipartisan proposal that just a few months ago had seemed like a possible solution to the country’s debt woes.

The 382-38 defeat, with just 16 Republicans and 22 Democrats voting for it, marks a bad end to what began nearly two years ago,

Minutes earlier, the House also defeated Mr. Obama’s own budget, submitted last month, on a 414-0 vote arranged by Republicans to embarrass the president and officially shelve his plan.

The House also defeated an alternative offered by the Congressional Black Caucus that would have included $4 trillion in additional tax increases on top of those Mr. Obama proposed, and used that money to boost spending on domestic programs. That plan was killed 314-107.

But the Bowles-Simpson plan was the most anticipated vote of the evening, earning its first-ever vote in either chamber.
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But it was attacked by those on both ends of the political spectrum, leaving the two chief sponsors to defend themselves. Mr. LaTourette listed a series of attacks he said were untrue, adding after each: “False. Your pants are on fire.”

Rep. Charlie Bass, New Hampshire Republican, said he also supports House Republicans’ budget but said that plan doesn’t have a chance in the Senate

As you can see, meeting an issue in the middle only causes you to be attacked from both sides. And the Republican budget - the one that Paul Ryan trotted out a week or so ago that was going to save a few tens of billions when the government overspends by trillions each year, won’t make it past the Senate. Gosh, I am just so glad that the Two Party System works so well, and that a spirit of compromise is alive and well on the Hill, since both sides really only have the best interests of all America at heart, and differ only on minor points of ideology.

So what is it, something like 1100 days now that the federal government has been operating without a budget? Every second of Obama’s term, and perhaps even longer?

Oh, and nice bias with that “arranged by Republicans to embarrass the president” line. Funny that you didn’t see the Black Caucus budget’s defeat as an embarrassment, what with it’s call for $4,000,000,000,000 in extra taxes, from a country with only 310,000,000 citizens, only half of whom pay taxes. Sure CBC, no problem, we’ll all cough up an ADDITIONAL $25,806 each, on top of whatever other taxes we’re already paying. Gosh, no, shooting that one down wasn’t embarrassing at all. It was raaaacist.

Not that anyone is asking me, but in my opinion any government group forming itself based on their member’s appearance is itself racist. Sorry dudes, no can play that way. You are hired to represent all of us, not just the ones who might look like your sons or daughters if you had any.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/29/2012 at 09:22 AM   
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