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Pence: I Probably Won’t Support Budget Deal
Newsmax ^ | 10 Apr 2011 | Hiram Reisner

Posted on 04/10/2011 9:46:02 AM PDT by Qbert

Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence says he is not likely to support the compromise brokered Friday between Congress and the President Barack Obama, Politico reports.

“From what I know, it sounds like John Boehner got a good deal,” Pence said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” adding that the cuts were “probably not good enough for me to support it.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: budget; mikepence; pence; shutdown

1 posted on 04/10/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
From what I know, it sounds like John Boehner got a good deal

If it's a good deal, why won't he support it? Very weird.

2 posted on 04/10/2011 9:55:14 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Qbert
“From what I know, it sounds like John Boehner got a good deal,” Pence said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” adding that the cuts were “probably not good enough for me to support it.”

He sounds like Bachmann. That's not a compliment.

3 posted on 04/10/2011 9:56:18 AM PDT by Huck (Will we still be using U6 when the pubbies are back in charge?)
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To: Qbert
“From what I know, it sounds like John Boehner got a good deal,”

Obama couldn't get his 2011, Stimulus and TARP baselined, ~$3.7 trillion (with a ~$1.5 trillion deficit) budget passed by a Democrat congress. So now the same budget, 1% lower and"negotiated" by a Republican majority, is supposed to be "a good deal"?

LOL.

4 posted on 04/10/2011 9:58:11 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Siena Dreaming

The GOP is an incoherent mess. Bachmann has been sounding the same way. We need to make a deal and once we do, I won’t support it. Sounds like POLITICS to me.


5 posted on 04/10/2011 9:58:44 AM PDT by Huck (Will we still be using U6 when the pubbies are back in charge?)
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To: Siena Dreaming
If it's a good deal, why won't he support it? Very weird.

Because he's being politically correct. He really thinks the deal sucks.

6 posted on 04/10/2011 9:59:36 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Huck; vette6387; Clintonfatigued; MamaDearest; bitt; seekthetruth; unspun; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

The Tea Party needs to take names and take a close look at everyone they worked for and donated to. Those not doing what they promised to get elected have got to be replaced in 2012. If we can’t trust them to put the country first, they need to be sent home, IMO.

Mark Levin exposed what a joke Boehner’s games are on Cauvot’s show.

Freepers involved with The Tea Party please take note and bring this up at your next meeting.


7 posted on 04/10/2011 10:01:32 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Huck
Keep playing that banjo & eating fried squirrel.

The debt went up by $54.1 billion last week. Morons like you are celebrating a $38.5 billion cut.

Keep playing that banjo hillbilly. Math sure is hard isn't it?
8 posted on 04/10/2011 10:02:04 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: FreeReign
He sounds like he's afraid of the Tea Party but he personally thinks the deal was OK.

Pretty wishy-washy in my view.

9 posted on 04/10/2011 10:02:12 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

“If it’s a good deal, why won’t he support it? Very weird.”

—I think he’s trying to be polite, under the circumstances.

An aside: Does John pay benefits to pimp the Deal on Conservative sites, or is it just a flat-fee-per-word kind of agreement?...


10 posted on 04/10/2011 10:04:05 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
He sounds like he's afraid of the Tea Party but he personally thinks the deal was OK.

I disagree with your opinion.

I think it sounds like he is afraid of his House leadership, and he thinks that the deal is bad.

11 posted on 04/10/2011 10:05:19 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Morons like you are celebrating a $38.5 billion cut.

It's more than that with the other previous CR's.

This was not really about the money...it was about negotiating power.

Boehner came out looking like he very well have more of that, which portends well for Ryan's trillions in cuts ahead. That's why people are happy. We haven't won yet, but we're on the right track.

12 posted on 04/10/2011 10:06:01 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You’re an idiot. Where have I celebrated the budget deal? Answer: Nowhere. So shut your sphincter, dope, or else go into a private stall before opening it. The smell of what comes out is offensive.


13 posted on 04/10/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT by Huck (Will we still be using U6 when the pubbies are back in charge?)
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To: Qbert

This is the plight of the politician who isn’t willing to call out subversive elements in his own party. “It’s a great deal! I won’t vote for it!”


14 posted on 04/10/2011 10:08:23 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Huck
Come back when you learn to add.

Thanks.
15 posted on 04/10/2011 10:10:00 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
...a $38.5 billion cut.

And I will remind everybody that there was no "cut" relative to the 2010 budget. The only thing cut was a small amount of money from Obama's failed budget proposal.

In fact, this deal increases the budget and the budget defict relative to the stimulus soaked 2010 budget.

16 posted on 04/10/2011 10:11:49 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Minus_The_Bear
The debt went up by $54.1 billion last week. Morons like you are celebrating a $38.5 billion cut.

Excellent point. All the huffing and puffing ended up negotiating nothing but a half week's reduction in our out of control spiraling debt. That accomplishes nothing. Even the Tea Party Republicans starting point - $100 billion - was only two weeks worth. Start talking about take a hatchet to entire federal agenices. Bring our troops home. Then we can talk.
17 posted on 04/10/2011 10:13:26 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Video: Mark Levin exposed what a joke Boehner’s games are on Cauvot’s show
18 posted on 04/10/2011 10:16:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: FreeReign

If Boehner needs Pence’s vote this week, Pence will vote for the compromise.


19 posted on 04/10/2011 10:17:00 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Siena Dreaming

LOL, because he knows the so called cuts are not real. And he got his ass in a crack supporting amnesty with jorge bush.


20 posted on 04/10/2011 10:22:08 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Siena Dreaming

“He sounds like he’s afraid of the Tea Party but he personally thinks the deal was OK.”

I don’t think so. I’ve met Mr. Pence and he is a true American. There is something else more sinister going on with this budget deal. All I can say is it better bring about something much bigger down the road. Damn it, we won! Let’s not play footsies with these socialist scum.


21 posted on 04/10/2011 10:24:32 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: org.whodat
LOL, because he knows the so called cuts are not real.

So why say it's a good deal, along with other positive words about Boehner?

Pence knows that at this time this is the best that could be gotten and that the real cutting will come with the Ryan bill.

If that's what he thinks he should vote for it.

22 posted on 04/10/2011 10:30:25 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

What is your view of the tea party?


23 posted on 04/10/2011 10:33:33 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: Siena Dreaming

You always support the speaker if you are a representative, he is the one that makes and takes committee assignment has nothing to do with the matter at hand.


24 posted on 04/10/2011 10:36:27 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
You always support the speaker if you are a representative

Nonsense...there were many reps speaking out against TARP, for example.

Reps speak out against deals all the time.

25 posted on 04/10/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: FreeReign

I feel really bad for Pence and Conservatives entrapped in this mess. They’re being forced to vote for the largest deficit in history- a deficit almost twice as large as the Stimulus that got ZERO votes from Repubs, for Pete’s sake... and for what?

I think Conservatives need a last minute wake-up call: Tell the leadership they’re only willing to support week-long CR’s with small cuts until a suitable deal can be worked out that they can support. This Deal feels just like TARP all over again, dumping things onto peoples’ desks at the last minute and saying the world will come to an end immediately if they don’t vote “Yes” (on details that should’ve been worked out months ago by the leadership).

Wishful thinking on my part probably, but I hope cooler heads can somehow prevail.


26 posted on 04/10/2011 10:43:39 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
We haven't won yet, but we're on the right track.

Into the path of an oncoming train.

27 posted on 04/10/2011 10:44:55 AM PDT by No Income Tax (You can fool some of the people all of the time)
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To: org.whodat

He sure did and I dont trust the sumbitch.


28 posted on 04/10/2011 11:05:44 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Qbert
Boehner got a little more than half of 60 billion "deal" which was 2/3rds of the 100 billion "deal" he promised at first...

Boehner could use a couple Viagras.. I would say..
Could be we need a new Speaker of the House..
You know.. a Boehner with some balls.. and a "leaded" woody..

Lets say...... Paul Ryan as "Speaker of the House"..

29 posted on 04/10/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Siena Dreaming
It's more than that with the other previous CR's.

I wonder about that. Has anyone seen an itemization of the cuts?
30 posted on 04/10/2011 12:21:21 PM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: Siena Dreaming

They have to count the votes first. If there are enough dems who vote for it Spence can play “tea partier” and vote against it.


31 posted on 04/10/2011 12:22:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross

Yep.


32 posted on 04/10/2011 12:43:36 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Qbert

Anybody still thinking that Pence is Presidential material needs to read this article very carefully to see how weak a man he really is.

Totally weasily statement on his part.

He is not leadership material, therefore, he is not POTUS ready!


33 posted on 04/10/2011 12:59:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Siena Dreaming

Pence can take this stand because it is right. He can because he isn’t going to run for the WH. He has already stated that.


34 posted on 04/10/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Pence cannot support this because he is the one that wrote a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, which was dumped on this agreement.

He isn’t running for the WH so he can stay to his principles.


35 posted on 04/10/2011 1:10:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
Pence can take this stand because it is right.

Even though he says it's a good deal, he votes against it? Odd.

36 posted on 04/10/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

He votes against on the premise that it did not include his defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Pence isn’t stupid. He also knows that we could probably never get what we really wanted past Harry Reid and the White House.

I am really amazed how folks think that just because we won the House, we can get what we want.

The biggest victories in 2010 were Statehouses and legislatures.

We could get far more if we could stop the Senate and Obama. Only way that will happen is to gain control of the Senate and/or the WH.

Right now we can make a stand and diminish dem damage and create gridlock.


37 posted on 04/10/2011 2:17:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
I am really amazed how folks think that just because we won the House, we can get what we want.

Fully agree. I am actually somewhat gratified to hear Pence say we got a good deal; it shows he's not going along with that mentality.

He votes against on the premise that it did not include his defunding of Planned Parenthood.

If true, it would be good for him to specify that; if he did I didn't hear it.

38 posted on 04/10/2011 2:21:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: SoConPubbie

It is much harder to actually have to vote on bill and put your money where your mouth is than to sit on the sidelines, out of the actual fight, and squawk.

Pence is not running for President and he is far better than the potentials we have now, who seem to know it all, but don’t have any skin in the game to be held accountable for by voting records.


39 posted on 04/10/2011 2:26:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Siena Dreaming

Good grief. He just wrote a bill to defund Planned parenthood. No doubt. the GOP added it into this budget bill.

Very sad. It would never have passed the Senate or Obama anyway.

But it is sitting there ready. If we win in 2012 big time...it could be passed quickly.

So many people are trashing everyone over falsehoods or because they expect something that isn’t possible right now.
At this point in time, we have no way to win 2012 with this going on.

I am not really nuts about the Pence immigration stance. It is about like every other GOP potential except Bachmann, I much prefer Steve King, who is not running, on that issue.


40 posted on 04/10/2011 2:33:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
But it is sitting there ready. If we win in 2012 big time...it could be passed quickly.

I think it could.

I think a lot of organizations on the left are thinking so, too, which is why they're slowly backing off their support for PP.

I think we've got a good chance for 2012. I kind of see where the squabbling now might work in our favor; if we can get the arguments somewhat worked out now (with the falsehoods you mention explained more clearly in time) there is more of a chance of clearer sailing come Fall 2012. Here's to hoping anyway.

41 posted on 04/10/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

Yep, thats about all we can do.


42 posted on 04/10/2011 2:41:57 PM PDT by dforest
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