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Republicans Threaten Senate Blockade if Reid Doesn't Deal With Debt, Spending
Fox News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Carl Cameron

Posted on 03/10/2011 7:09:45 PM PST by Kaslin

Ten Republican senators are warning Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they will block any bills that do not address fiscal issues until the current impasse on spending is resolved.

"While there are many issues that warrant the Senate's consideration, we feel that the Senate must not debate and consider bills at this time that do not affirmatively cut spending," reads a letter signed by the group of 10. "We, therefore, are notifying you of our intention to object to the consideration of any legislation that fails to directly address this crisis in a meaningful way."

The letter was signed by Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, John Ensign of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Marco Rubio of Florida, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

Senate rules give individual members the power to block legislation indefinitely to force debate. The letter says that the members will blockade any unrelated bill that comes forward unless Reid dedicates "significant floor time" to the debate over debt and spending.

Reid's office said, "After ignoring jobs for months, Republicans are making it official by vowing to block every bill that creates American jobs."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: ayotte; demint; ensign; mikelee; randpaul; reid; rubio; sessions; toomey; vitter; wicker
Reid's office said, "After ignoring jobs for months, Republicans are making it official by vowing to block every bill that creates American jobs."

He's got a nerve. Where was he for the last 27 month? Instead of concentrating on jobs and the other rats shoved the 0bama care down the people's throat. That the majority of people did not want.

1 posted on 03/10/2011 7:09:48 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I cannot think of any other majority leader ever who was so charmless and implausible in his speech. If he were not Obama’s dog, he would be gone.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 7:13:37 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Kaslin
Sorry Stinky. "Bills" don't create jobs. That's not the government's job. Business and capitalism creates jobs. PERIOD!

How 'bout that Cowboy Poetry Festival?

3 posted on 03/10/2011 7:14:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: Kaslin

Good for them and us.

Harry sucks


4 posted on 03/10/2011 7:15:32 PM PST by dila813
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To: RobbyS

I’m constantly amazed that Harry Reid is allowed to lie.
The Federal Government will embrace fiscal sanity or it will be forced upon them by the market. However, rising interest rates would destroy the welfare state, contrary to the ‘progressive’ belief that this would lead to socialism.


5 posted on 03/10/2011 7:18:04 PM PST by griswold3 (Character determines destiny)
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To: Kaslin
Gee, I wonder why Scott Brown didn't sign the memo? Just curious, 'cause the "Brown 2012" chorus from election night has sure been silent the last few months.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

6 posted on 03/10/2011 7:18:13 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Kaslin

Now heck, that there is some cowboy poetry.


7 posted on 03/10/2011 7:19:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: dila813

Governor Brewer should offer the promoters of the Cowboy festival land, parking and facilities at no cost for the next 10 years.


8 posted on 03/10/2011 7:19:54 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: Kaslin

“He’s got a nerve. Where was he (Reid) for the last 27 months?”

Probably reading poetry to cowboys.


9 posted on 03/10/2011 7:20:01 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

According to Harry, those poetry festivals create people. He said that without them, thousands of people wouldn’t exist. What a numbskull.


10 posted on 03/10/2011 7:20:08 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Kaslin
In the meantime, the GOP will say the following at an assortment of Press Conferences over the next 4 months:

We're warning you.
We're warning you, Harry.
Not kidding here, we're warning you.
We're warning you.
Harry, this is our last warning.
Last warning Harry
Don't make us do this Harry
We're warning you.
Warning! Danger Harry
This one, this one is your last warning.
Warning you Harry...
We're warning you.
We're warning you, Harry.
Not kidding here, we're warning you.
We're warning you.
Harry, this is our last warning.
Last warning Harry
Don't make us do this Harry
We're warning you.
Warning! Danger Harry
We're giving you a final warning!!

11 posted on 03/10/2011 7:21:40 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I move that the Senate pass a rule that Harry Reid must express himself only in Cowboy Prose.


12 posted on 03/10/2011 7:23:47 PM PST by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: Kaslin

HE, Reid, is the majority leader. Then, for the last 27 months and now. He sets the agenda. Obviously, if he is so concerned about jobs why didn’t he do something while he could?

Obviously, he is living down to his reputation as a windbag liar, crook, reprobate politician.


13 posted on 03/10/2011 7:25:46 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm glad Republicans are fighting but they're not doing it right.

We need to besiege the Capitol, break in, camp out, interrupt Senate proceedings while Pubbie senators all go on vacation somewhere. Oh, and drop a handful of ammo each on the Capitol grounds and send death threats to Dem leaders.

After all, that's the democratic process. /s

14 posted on 03/10/2011 7:26:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“He said that without them, thousands of people wouldn’t exist. What a numbskull.”

Isn’t area 51 out there somewhere? Maybe that’s what Harry meant.He and Dennis Kucinich have some top secret alien exchange program with forced cowboy poetry recitations.


15 posted on 03/10/2011 7:27:01 PM PST by Paul Kib (http://whattoreadtoday.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kaslin

Only 10? Where’s the rest of the GOP Senators? COWARDS!


16 posted on 03/10/2011 7:27:12 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: wku man

Or Inhofe, Coburn, Hutchinson, Cornyn and a host of others...


17 posted on 03/10/2011 7:27:59 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Kaslin
Reid's office said, "After ignoring jobs for months, Republicans are making it official by vowing to block every bill that creates American jobs."

He is so full of s**t. Government doesn't create jobs, or all too often not much else besides roadblocks to prosperity.

18 posted on 03/10/2011 7:33:00 PM PST by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, and IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: whatisthetruth
Good on the 10 Pubbies,it is about time they woke up and started thinking of the people. Harry is beyond hope. I wonder if some other state would adopt him.??
19 posted on 03/10/2011 7:34:10 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: wku man

Also notably absent were the two sets of RINO Bobsy Twins, Orrin Hatch and his seat mate Richard Lugar (both “on the job” for 34 Years), and the Two Evil Sisters from Maine. These four all need to go!


20 posted on 03/10/2011 7:35:56 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Kaslin

They are arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

It will be too little too late.

PIMCO’s head is dumping Treasuries.

Last week, Giethner denied there were any problems.

China is leading the charge to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency with something else.

The Fed is purchasing our debt.

There’s your sign.


21 posted on 03/10/2011 7:38:53 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: TigersEye

Let’s have a big tantrum like the union members. I’ve seen better behaved 2 year olds.


22 posted on 03/10/2011 7:39:34 PM PST by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Pining_4_TX
rding to Harry, those poetry festivals create people. He said that without them, thousands of people wouldn’t exist.

Well..... you know..... cowboys, cowgirls, cow-poetry....do the math.

23 posted on 03/10/2011 7:39:43 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: MsLady

Exactly! They claim they’re the masters of the democratic process in WI. I guess it all comes down to who throws the bigger tantrum. lol


24 posted on 03/10/2011 7:53:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Kaslin
I am very pleasantly surprised to see my former Senator, that Prince of Pork Roger Wicker of Mississippi on this list.
Good on you Roger.
25 posted on 03/10/2011 7:58:32 PM PST by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: BobL

Elko ain’t a place dingy harry would be hanging out in, Cowboy Poetry or not. He’s about a popular there as he is here in Texas.


26 posted on 03/10/2011 8:15:08 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou

“Elko ain’t a place dingy harry would be hanging out in, Cowboy Poetry or not. He’s about a popular there as he is here in Texas”

LOL. It’s been a while since I was through there...I cannot agree more.


27 posted on 03/10/2011 8:18:11 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: RobbyS
On March 5, 2010, Senator Harry Reid said, 'Today is a big day in America.
Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.'

reid
Harry 'Dream Act' Reid

28 posted on 03/10/2011 8:23:27 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: theDentist

“In the meantime, the GOP will say the following at an assortment of Press Conferences over the next 4 months”:

Ain’t it the truth. Their act is so lame but yet they still think that we haven’t caught on.


29 posted on 03/10/2011 9:13:44 PM PST by UncleSam (Barry Soetero has a beatdown in his future!)
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To: griswold3
At this point the Left is nothing but pathetic parasites fighting over the last drop of the dying hosts blood.
30 posted on 03/10/2011 9:19:22 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: theDentist

Your observations and expectations have sound basis in history...I’m hoping the Republican Senators have actually grown a pair and they surprise us all.


31 posted on 03/10/2011 9:25:16 PM PST by AlwaysThinking (Pray, Christian 2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Kaslin

The GOP Senate needs to block “everything leftist”, forever! The left has damaged the entire U.S., for too many decades, already! No more leftist legislation, from both major political parties and from leftist Independent politicians!


32 posted on 03/11/2011 12:01:42 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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