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Look at the games that are being played here. This is regarding the 2013 budget, i.e. the budget for the year beginning THIS OCTOBER. And Conrad is saying that there isn't time between now (March) and September 30th to put bills together with amendments and votes, etc.

This is an annual process. The session just began in January. Conrad's been on the budget committee since I can remember and Inouye's been in the senate since 1967.

Do they really expect us to believe that if the House does one thing differently, if they budget for even one penny less than was agreed last August, then between the passage of a budget in April and the end of the fiscal year at the end of September, everything will be thrown all out of kilter and everything will have to be thrown into one big bill and only one vote allowed in the senate.

I repeat. It's March. This is an annual process. And you've been doing this every year for years and yet you can't figure out how to get a bill or several bills to the floor for amendment and votes between now and September 30th? Not to mention that we all know there will be a continuing resolution so everything will be bundled together after the election.

Here's a tip: pass a budget in the senate and then you won't need any input from the House. You can pass your own bills and them meet the House in conference.

This is why they haven't passed a budget, to play these games and inflict fear in the members.

1 posted on 03/20/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Sorry, forgot to include the url. It’s from Politico.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74193.html


2 posted on 03/20/2012 1:39:52 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Doubt that the Senate will pass this bill.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: cotton1706

The debt bill keeps on “giving”. They are supposed to do a budget each year, and each year the budget is different, and nobody complains that the new budget doesn’t “honor” the budget from the previous year.

But now they have this “debt bill”, and suddenly they pretend it’s an actual budget, and that further it is inviolate. And worse, it apparently gives the Senate the authority to act without a real budget, giving them cover for a law they’ve been breaking for 2 years.

And somehow, the republicans agreed to ALL of this.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 1:57:54 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cotton1706

“Here’s a tip: pass a budget in the senate and then you won’t need any input from the House. You can pass your own bills and them meet the House in conference”

All spending, tax and budget bills must originate in the house. Been that way since the Constitution was written.

red


7 posted on 03/20/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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Boner and McCornhole and the Gelding Old Party will CAVE as usual. Kabuki theater.
8 posted on 03/20/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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