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Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)
The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman

Posted on 04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy

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1 posted on 04/04/2011 8:17:46 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Buy the man a dress.


2 posted on 04/04/2011 8:18:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: hatfieldmccoy
For some reason many conservatives think it would be better to shut the Gov't down.

I don't know what they're smoking.

3 posted on 04/04/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: hatfieldmccoy

At least they’re predictable.

Hmm. Take a stand, or fold?

Fold.

Every time.

Every d@mn time.


4 posted on 04/04/2011 8:22:31 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: hatfieldmccoy

we all knew boehner wasn’t up to the task when he chose his old boys network instead of michele and steve.

this is likely the begining of the end of the republican party. we’d all better start thinking about a third party and an obama second term.

just remember as conservatives, we are individual creators first. we may have to go underground but we can survive to fight again. what choice do we have. throw in our children’s future. not a chance.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 8:23:23 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Oh please. 1 week makes Boehner look compassionate and still keeps the Dems on the hook.

Reality is not how it looks through the Internet-Lens, kidos.


6 posted on 04/04/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Bonehead YOU FAIL!!!! Its like Charle Brown with the Football!


7 posted on 04/04/2011 8:25:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I knew this group of Republicans in the House was going to stink when they did nothing at all for three months. They seem to be continuing the trend.


8 posted on 04/04/2011 8:26:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: hatfieldmccoy

“He said he needs this (the as-of-yet-introduced bill) and the support of the conference going into that meeting at the White House, because he feels it gives him more leverage,”

It’s probably what Obama faxed him yesterday.


9 posted on 04/04/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Southack

Oh please. 1 week makes Boehner look compassionate and still keeps the Dems on the hook.


what about the last 3-4 weeks of continuing resolutions?


10 posted on 04/04/2011 8:26:48 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Mr. Boohoo has all of us crying after seeing his feckless leadership in action. He should resign his post and let a real conservative, like Michelle Bachmann, be Speaker.


11 posted on 04/04/2011 8:27:03 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: hatfieldmccoy

A government shutdown means a paid vacation for most government workers. I’ve never seen one yet where Congress didn’t make up the missed pay, without requiring makeup of the missed work.


12 posted on 04/04/2011 8:28:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Siena Dreaming

If I had my way
If I had my way in this wicked world
If I had my way
I would tear this old building down
— Rev Gary Davis


13 posted on 04/04/2011 8:29:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Southack

I’d love to see them cut $100 billion all at once too, but if they end up doing it by cutting a few billion a week through the fall, that seems to be just as good.

What happens now doesn’t really have a major impact in the long run. To really change things we’ll need the Senate and the WH and even then the dems will still likely have at least 40 Senators so there will still be constraints.


14 posted on 04/04/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I have HAD IT with this wimp Boehner and the weak-kneed Republicans! The RNC sent me a “Presidential Survey Letter” that I received today. They wanted to know what issue I wanted addressed, and left a blank space for me to write in. I filled it up with SPENDING! SPENDING! SPENDING. I wrote in the margin that I wasn’t going to give the RNC ONE THIN DIME until the House voted in 1 trillion of spending cuts, to take effect in 1 year. Like that would ever happen.


15 posted on 04/04/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Southack
Reality is not how it looks through the Internet-Lens, kidos

You got it.

Too many people here deceived into thinking a Gov't shutdown means "we win" or something.

Weird.

16 posted on 04/04/2011 8:30:04 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: KC_Lion

You have perfectly captured the Republican leadership!!!


17 posted on 04/04/2011 8:30:35 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: Southack

I wish the conversation would be more intellectual about serious matters like this. Bohner knows the dems want to shut the gov’t down so they can twist the truth to blame Republicans...the real battle is the 2012 budget and I heard budgets don’t need a Presidential signature - it can go into effect without Obummer’s approval. This is just pre-show and they are proving the point that DEMS dont’ care about cutting spending - Isn’t it about time we supported these guys instead of always criticizing them when they don’t jump up and down and fix IT ALL at once. The reality is that we are still in the minority in the senate and they need incrementally to stir the pot. It took much longer than 3 months to get our debt to this point, it will take a whole lot longer to begin to draw it down.


18 posted on 04/04/2011 8:30:51 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah...I think Pol Pot lived by that poem.


19 posted on 04/04/2011 8:31:21 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: hatfieldmccoy

““We’re serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. We’re also serious about cutting spending,”

No you aren’t.


20 posted on 04/04/2011 8:32:41 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: princess leah
Bohner knows the dems want to shut the gov’t down so they can twist the truth to blame Republicans...the real battle is the 2012 budget

Haven't you gotten the message that sense is forbidden here?

21 posted on 04/04/2011 8:35:41 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: hatfieldmccoy
Boehner, the *creative caver*, finding new and better ways to cave.
22 posted on 04/04/2011 8:36:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Hey, stamping their little feet always works with Mom!


23 posted on 04/04/2011 8:36:32 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

What the f***? seriously? really?


24 posted on 04/04/2011 8:37:28 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: Siena Dreaming
Face it -- you like big deficits. The thought that the budget might actually be cut scares you because you think maybe the voters won't like you anymore. You think it will be safer after the 2012 election? Two years from now will be a good time to do something? I bet you've been saying that for 20 years. We're always 2 years away from really doing something.
25 posted on 04/04/2011 8:37:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: princess leah
Isn’t it about time we supported these guys instead of always criticizing them when they don’t jump up and down and fix IT ALL at once. The reality is that we are still in the minority in the senate and they need incrementally to stir the pot. It took much longer than 3 months to get our debt to this point, it will take a whole lot longer to begin to draw it down.

Oh, Nooooooooooooooooo! It's much more fun to bash Boehner and insist he bring about instant budget recovery in less than 90 days with a majority of only one branch of government.

I'm looking forward to Paul Ryan's proposal tomorrow. As far as senate stalling, we ain't seen nothing yet.

26 posted on 04/04/2011 8:39:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
For some reason many conservatives think it would be better to shut the Gov't down.

You do realize that the term "government shutdown" is a hyperbolic euphemism, right?

27 posted on 04/04/2011 8:40:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: hatfieldmccoy; ClearCase_guy; Siena Dreaming; Fantasywriter; dadfly; Southack; KC_Lion; ...
Why not include this little note:

*******************************EXCERPT**********************************

The measure would cut $12 billion in funding from current levels, The Hill confirmed.

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It is absolutely STUPID to shutdown the Government over these CR's......

Now lets battle over the big item when Ryan lays that out!

The Democrats want a SHUTDOWN on the small stuff!!!

28 posted on 04/04/2011 8:40:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I thought Boehner was going to be a leader, but I guess I
was totally wrong.


29 posted on 04/04/2011 8:41:54 PM PDT by LUV W (Our Constitution was made....for a moral and religious people.~~John AdOams)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Since QE2 announcement, the Fed has purchased well over 70% of all Treasuries.

When the debt ceiling is raised and QE3 annoucned, it is expected the Fed will be the purcahser of over 80% of all Treasuries.

Meanwhile China is not increasing Treasury holdings, Japan is liquidating Treasuries to pay for their own crisis, the UK is in worse shape than the US, and the Cayman Islands holding companies are finding safer havens with higher returns in other markets.

SO the question is, why raise the debt ceiling when there are no buy side participants in the debt market?

As soon as everyone not at the table realises no one else is sitting at the poker table either, interest rates are going to soar.


30 posted on 04/04/2011 8:41:54 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: ClearCase_guy
The thought that the budget might actually be cut scares you

The budget IS being cut. Perhaps not as much as you would like but each CR shows a cut. To cut what was supposed to be a DEM budget (which they didn't pass last year because they wanted this current Kabuki) is a good step forward.

Two years from now will be a good time to do something?

No. The 2012 budget is being announced TOMORROW by the GOP complete with $4 trillion in CUTS. Many hearings lie ahead and the reason the Dems are limping ahead with demands for these CR's is that they don't want hearings to start on the 2012 budget.

31 posted on 04/04/2011 8:42:06 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Just let me know when its tea time... tea partiers have been patient, but that won’t last if Cry Baby Boehner and the rest fold...


32 posted on 04/04/2011 8:42:52 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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seriously?

Uh....yeah.

33 posted on 04/04/2011 8:43:10 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: KC_Lion

As an Everton fan, I really enjoyed that Gerrard Fail gif.


34 posted on 04/04/2011 8:43:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hatfieldmccoy

wow. there are clearly people here who don’t understand how the world works.

what this all means is the either boehner is a fool (which would be preferable to the other alternative) or boehner is *afraid.*

to quote a brilliant mind: “fear is the mind killer.”

the sharks all know this and obama and the dems are nothing if not sharks. now the smell blood. they will never give in. the main chance has been lost.


35 posted on 04/04/2011 8:44:10 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: princess leah
Absolutely!...

Right ON!!!

36 posted on 04/04/2011 8:44:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

This isn’t news. Boehner announced weeks ago that all he would do as Speaker is speak, smoke, and weep. He’s worse than useless.


37 posted on 04/04/2011 8:44:39 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: STARWISE; maggief; SE Mom; hoosiermama

I wonder if I dare to think that Boehner is finally about to take charge?

*Funding the military through September* plus a stop gap bill for one more week: then go for the gold?

Our House Bill with the riders or shut your damn government down?


38 posted on 04/04/2011 8:45:08 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Pelosi had... the Senate and President backing her. And the media.

Boehner only has the voters.

I expect more from him but I’m pleased with what he’s done so far.


39 posted on 04/04/2011 8:45:39 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: hatfieldmccoy
Update on Capitol Hill From FNC's Chad Pergram:

This new CR would conceivably kick in at 12:00:01 am Saturday if adopted. However, Team Boehner repeatedly calls this a backup...and suggests they will only "break glass" on this if they have to.

However, senior appropriators tell me that they are writing this as though it is going to the floor...although there is no plan to go to Rules or the floor just yet (remember....they need "three days" in the House..to allow bills to lay over before they can consider them).

(More at the link.)

40 posted on 04/04/2011 8:45:49 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Good Grief...

The Pubbies are shaping the battlefield...so to speak!

The 2012 Budget is the coming Battle!

41 posted on 04/04/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: dadfly
what this all means is the either boehner is a fool (which would be preferable to the other alternative) or boehner is *afraid.*

Wrong.

42 posted on 04/04/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: princess leah

That may be true, but Obama is no Clinton. Clinton was good at being a POLITICIAN. Obama is awful and always tends to do precisely the wrong things. I’m not so sure things would turn out the way everyone thinks.


43 posted on 04/04/2011 8:47:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: PAR35

Absolutely...those whinning need to consider...one week is nothing...give it to them but more importantly funding for troops til September is a good trade.


44 posted on 04/04/2011 8:48:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Pubbies are shaping the battlefield...so to speak! The 2012 Budget is the coming Battle!

Yep.

45 posted on 04/04/2011 8:48:33 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: onyx
What the Republicans/ Boeher and Democratsintend to to is CRs until after the 2012 elections. Once again we got screwed.

Never count on the Republican leadership to stand up to the Democrats and you won't be disappointed.

46 posted on 04/04/2011 8:49:28 PM PDT by sport
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To: hatfieldmccoy

What do we have to do to remove Bonny or whatever he is called? and put someone in that can say NO!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 04/04/2011 8:49:54 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: dps.inspect
tea partiers have been patient, but that won’t last

Well, as it turns out, it depends on which tea partiers you're talking about. Most real tea partiers want substantial cuts in federal spending, but some tea partiers have learned that substantial cuts in federal spending will of necessity include cuts in their social welfare programs (Social Security, Medicare) and that's not what they had in mind. One big hurdle to cutting government spending is that all of our seniors are now on welfare.

48 posted on 04/04/2011 8:50:23 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I want an actual budget. With a budget, they could stop implementing Obamacare. Obamacare is killing the finances of individuals and the country. Why is it too much to ask for an actual budget? That is their job. They use these stop gap measures as an excuse to keep on enforcing Obamacare. When is it going to be enough? Too much? They have time for everything else—i.e.: all the legislation we hate, and that is killing us. Why do they not have time to make areal budget?


49 posted on 04/04/2011 8:52:20 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: hatfieldmccoy

The problem for the pubbies is not that they are unprincipled, craven cowards, but that they majority of the Amerikan electorate has a conniption fit at the thought of the money spiggot being turned down. that is why the only hope is for USA 2.0. Version 1.0 is toast.

And save me the bovine scatology about being a defeatist. I only know what I see.

Too bad the Gelded Old Party won’t go down swinging.


50 posted on 04/04/2011 8:52:54 PM PDT by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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