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Reid proposes 30-day bill to avert shutdown
AP via SFGate ^ | 2/22/11 | ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Posted on 02/22/2011 4:39:58 PM PST by SmithL

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The top Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday that he'll bring legislation to the floor next week to keep the government running at current spending levels for 30 days to avoid a shutdown in March.

The move by Majority Leader Harry Reid is in keeping with longstanding tradition, but it was immediately rejected by GOP leaders who assailed the Nevada Democrat for freezing spending at levels inflated by generous budget increases provided under President Barack Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collapseofusa; shutdown

1 posted on 02/22/2011 4:40:00 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Shut ‘er down. The only question I have is: Will I even notice?


2 posted on 02/22/2011 4:41:02 PM PST by thesharkboy (<-- looking for the silver lining)
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To: thesharkboy

Middle East, Wisconsin and other things going on , shut it down and see no one cares.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 4:43:14 PM PST by scooby321
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To: SmithL

SHUT IT DOWN!

WE WILL NOT NOTICE!

HARRY IS AFRAID OF IT!


4 posted on 02/22/2011 4:43:43 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: SmithL

Keeping spending at “current levels” is the whole problem...Democrats have put in place spending levels that have taken us to the poorhouse, and they want Republicans to agree to keep us there.....NO....shut it down and LOUDLY tell America that the Democrats refuse to cut spending, and are FORCING THE SHUTDOWN.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 4:43:43 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SmithL; All
"Reid proposes 30-day bill to avert shutdown"


6 posted on 02/22/2011 4:45:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SmithL

Shut it down. START OVER, new people. Pick the new ones from the phone book.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 4:46:08 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: SmithL

No matter what happens, the 2 dollar whores in the media will blame the pubbies. I wonder if dingy harry’s new prostitution ban covers them, too?


8 posted on 02/22/2011 4:46:35 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: SmithL
Hey Reid, bend slightly at the knees, about thirty (30) degrees, and shove that CRB calling for an extension of thirty (30) days so far up your a$$, you can taste the paper it was proposed on!!

The time for compromising with leftist, socialist, liberal, union thugs, is OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 02/22/2011 4:47:39 PM PST by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: SmithL; All
In fact, Social Security checks would go out as scheduled. Troop pay would be unaffected, as would a host of other government operations, like border protection, law enforcement, air traffic control and food inspection. But applications for passports and visas, national parks and payments to federal contractors would be affected. See it would still work. Shut it down tight!
10 posted on 02/22/2011 4:49:15 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: SmithL

So it looks like Harry Reid wants to shutdown the government. Oh well.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 4:49:31 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SmithL

Intersting, haven’t they been running this way all this fiscal year? And yet no mention from the LSM, until the republicans get into office and they the press bitches about the cuts that the right wants to make......


12 posted on 02/22/2011 4:51:21 PM PST by Cyclone59
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To: paratrooper82

If the Republicans aren’t willing to play hardball, I’ll probably not vote for them. I might vote for a third party and as a result, the Socialists can cause the collapse of the United States sooner rather than later.


13 posted on 02/22/2011 4:51:37 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Leo Farnsworth

I still can’t believe this crook and liar won re-election. WTH is wrong with Nevadans? Do they really hate the rest of us that much?


14 posted on 02/22/2011 4:54:50 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: scooby321

WTF is the federal government doing about those things now? Answer: nothing.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 4:56:28 PM PST by thesharkboy (<-- looking for the silver lining)
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To: SmithL

Across the board cuts to at least 2007 level or shut ‘er down. Harry’s on the run.


16 posted on 02/22/2011 4:59:53 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SmithL
Reid is simply laying the groundworks to blame the GOP for a shutdown by offering a proposal he knows will be rejected to have a fall back position to pass the blame.

I think this time it will back fire big time as most Americans are far more engaged and informed and understand the MSM is just the water boy for the dem party then we were back in 1994.

I believe most Americans actually could care less if the government shuts down.

17 posted on 02/22/2011 5:01:15 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: SmithL

If they feel that they’ve got to avoid a shutdown, then the thing to do is tie the continuing resolution to various cuts. Give it a month. Pass another continuing resolution tied to additional cuts. In the end, they will suffer a thousand paper cuts.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 5:02:25 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SmithL

Shut this damn government down and Don’t extend the Debt Ceiling.We can’t afford it.


19 posted on 02/22/2011 5:05:49 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SmithL
BOEHNER2REID
20 posted on 02/22/2011 5:14:00 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: SmithL

Reid opposes the DNC shut down in Wi.


21 posted on 02/22/2011 5:16:05 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: SmithL

Nice try Harry but no cigar.


22 posted on 02/22/2011 5:18:26 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SmithL

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NO EXTENSION!!!!


23 posted on 02/22/2011 5:28:40 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hey lighten up we tried to get by with only $30,000,000,000.00 in cuts and those nasty tea party noobs wouldn't go for it.</sarcasm>
24 posted on 02/22/2011 5:57:42 PM PST by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: SmithL

I’m sure that A$$-WIPE, Media Whore McCain is licking his chops at the thought of “reaching across” the aisle getting some glowing press coverage!

I can’t stand media whores like McCain.


25 posted on 02/22/2011 5:58:07 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SmithL

Those dastardly Republicans want to cut $60 billion from a $1.2 trillion budget. That’s clearly racist.


26 posted on 02/22/2011 6:03:07 PM PST by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: SmithL

Mr Reid,

I think all bills to spend money have to originate in the House...

Sincerely,
The Constitution


27 posted on 02/22/2011 6:16:46 PM PST by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: BJClinton
Time to put things into perspective.

Lookie here

28 posted on 02/22/2011 6:34:54 PM PST by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SmithL

Kick the can down the road another 30 days.


29 posted on 02/22/2011 7:35:15 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: SmithL
""A shutdown could send our fragile economy back into a recession, and mean no Social Security checks for seniors, less funding for border security and no paychecks for our troops," Reid said.

I'm not a big fan of Boner's...but he's employing a BRILLIANT strategy here IMHO.

"Yeah, we'll see your temporary funding bill and raise you one".

Temp funding b8ills at reduced rates.

Why the h#ll didn't Gingrich think of that in 1995?

30 posted on 02/22/2011 8:24:10 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"If the Republicans aren’t willing to play hardball, I’ll probably not vote for them. I might vote for a third party and as a result, the Socialists can cause the collapse of the United States sooner rather than later."

Agreed.

This is their last chance from my point of view. If they don't get it right this time, I'm forever gone.

31 posted on 02/22/2011 8:29:50 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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