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Senate Votes to Set Aside 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan Proposed by House GOP
FOXNEWS ^ | July 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 07/23/2011 4:38:15 AM PDT by Son House

With Friday's vote over, senators quickly moved to vacate the floor. Cars were waiting outside to whisk members to airports to take flights home. Though the Senate was originally scheduled to be in session, Reid, D-Nev., noted that would not be the case and no votes would be taken before Monday afternoon.

Reid said that the session wasn't necessary because Obama and Boehner were working on a compromise measure. He said he understands the plan addresses both taxes and revenue, and therefore must originate in the House, giving the Senate no reason to work.

Another person hot about the talks was Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.. Speaking Friday before the Senate vote, Feinstein expressed her anger about not knowing the numbers of a deal. Feinstein, who rarely loses her cool, said she lost it on Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew on Thursday, because Lew would not say whether there was a deal at hand, even though the newspapers were reporting progress.

Feinstein said she would "venture a guess" that about 20 million people in her state benefit from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans benefits, and they need to know what the coming cuts are.

"I represent a huge state where huge numbers of people are dependent on us," she said. "We always knew what was going on (with Presidents Bush and Clinton). None of that (information) is available to us now, and that's not good. ... It doesn't help you build a team."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: balance; cap; cut; debtceiling; dnccorruption; dncethics; dncmorals; dncrico; dncvsamerica; noaccountability; noadults; nobudget; nodncbudget; nodocumentation; nohonesty; nointegrity; notruth; obamageddon; senate; senate4senate; senatevsamerica
The Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif part is very telling, when someone who has shown ill judgement and being poorly informed in the past like Stimulus and Health Care bill votes, if Feinstein think there's something wrong...like maybe in the last 6 years no Democrat in Congress has used a calculator before they vote to spend...
1 posted on 07/23/2011 4:38:23 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House
Just tell Feinstein she will have to pass the bill to find out what is inside it".Good catch Son!
2 posted on 07/23/2011 4:42:59 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Son House
That's what you get for helping to run a welfare state, Di.
Suck it up. Perhaps start writing checks in your own bank account, since you're so generous with OPM.
3 posted on 07/23/2011 4:46:47 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Son House
They voted to shelve the bill. They never considered it. Dingy Harry planned it that way.

It looks to me like there is a lot of lying going on! Politics as usual!

It should be noted that, in the vote, McCain let us down again. McCain is RINO to the bone.

4 posted on 07/23/2011 4:46:54 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Son House

There should be a recall campaign against Harry Reid.


5 posted on 07/23/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The Liberal Era is over.)
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To: Son House
Bonhner should send the House home for the summer and let Obama stew in his own mess

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6 posted on 07/23/2011 4:51:40 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: rodguy911

With ‘cars were waiting outside to whisk members’ the Senate didn’t put an honest effort into solving Geithner’s cry for help, he should have a few thing to say about that too.


7 posted on 07/23/2011 4:52:11 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Geithner will have to climb up a stack of phone books to even get to obamas ear. Even then he will give out the same ol’ BS that his August 3 deadline, absolute drop dead, must be on that date, live or die deadline is not so firm after all. Its been bumped up 7-10 days.
Never believe anything these people say. They all lie. Its how they get by.


8 posted on 07/23/2011 4:57:26 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

They are trying their best to blame this mess on Repubicans, but people are not buying it.

No Budget for the last two years and spending like lotto winners.

It has to stop. Democrats took 500 billion dollars from medicare, with Obamacare, now they are worrying about what’s left. I aint buying it.


9 posted on 07/23/2011 5:03:07 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
IMHO,the entire debt ceiling debacle is about 2012.Zero will have no trouble siphoning off at least 10% of the rise in the debt ceiling, approx. 240 billion,to use for vote buying in one form or another.Its' what terrorists do use infidel money to defeat them.

If he gets a clean approval of bumping up the debt ceiling 2.4 trillion he will be very tough to beat.

Our guys will have approximately 3/4 to one billion to run on and they will have 241 billion!!

Who wins in a contest like that?

10 posted on 07/23/2011 5:09:15 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Son House

“I represent a huge state where huge numbers of people are dependent on us,” she said. “We always knew what was going on (with Presidents Bush and Clinton). None of that (information) is available to us now, and that’s not good. ... It doesn’t help you build a team.”

What happened to freedom? I guess everyone wants the people to rely on the government.


11 posted on 07/23/2011 5:14:33 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: rodguy911

At this point the house would be negotiating with themselves.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and when the senate comes back with something then come back.


12 posted on 07/23/2011 5:16:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law)
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To: Son House
Reid said that the session wasn't necessary because Obama and Boehner were working on a compromise measure.

And shortly thereafter, Boehner stops the talks with Obama due to Obama's bad faith and petulance...

13 posted on 07/23/2011 5:24:00 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Son House
Why should anyone bother to meet with King Barry when the Senate isn't in session? Just tell Barry that until the Senate is in session, there's no reason to negotiate anything. Tell him that once the Senate is back in session, the House will resubmit the same bill to the Senate with a new designation and go from there.
14 posted on 07/23/2011 5:32:43 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: CharlyFord

I was under the impression they voted it down along party lines. I thought there would at least be a record.


15 posted on 07/23/2011 5:36:39 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Elle Bee

Do you recall Pelosi,

shutting off the lights, microphones, and recording equipment on the Republicans in the House one day in August?

Do you recall the Republicans stayed on all month long and debated the energy bill they had proposed?

Do you recall who actually had the opportunity to fill those democrat seats on the floor of the People’s House?


16 posted on 07/23/2011 5:37:53 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: normy

A record of the vote was posted yesterday...

2 dems. failed to vote along with McCain.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 5:39:05 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

Do you have a link by any chance?


18 posted on 07/23/2011 5:40:47 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

No I am afraid I don’t. I just recall seeing it. Party line vote, but 3 failed to vote at all. One of them being McCain.


19 posted on 07/23/2011 5:42:30 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

I hear Palin moved to Arizona. If she doesn’t run for President perhaps she needs to run for the Senate from Arizona.


20 posted on 07/23/2011 5:44:04 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Venturer

“They are trying their best to blame this mess on Republicans, but people are not buying it.”

I hope that’s true, but the polling I’ve been reading from FOX indicates the R’s are getting the blame pretty heavily.

But, there is also polling from FOX that says overwhelmingly Americans do NOT want the ceiling raised, and they want a Balanced Budged Amendment, so it seems to be a bit confusing.

I wonder how the poll questions were asked, and if that had anything to do with the answers.

I caught a clip of Laura Ingraham questioning the conflicting polls as well, while BOR was trying to hammer her that the TEA party has to take a back seat and shut up basically. I could only take a minute or so of the clip, as I felt my blood pressure start to percolate.


21 posted on 07/23/2011 5:48:45 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Rashputin

“Why should anyone bother to meet with King Barry when the Senate isn’t in session? Just tell Barry that until the Senate is in session, there’s no reason to negotiate anything. Tell him that once the Senate is back in session, the House will resubmit the same bill to the Senate with a new designation and go from there.”

Damn Straight


22 posted on 07/23/2011 5:49:35 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Son House
"We always knew what was going on (with Presidents Bush and Clinton). None of that (information) is available to us now, and that's not good. ... It doesn't help you build a team."

Now you know how business owners feel about Odumbass.

23 posted on 07/23/2011 6:08:35 AM PDT by Go Gordon (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: rodguy911
If he gets a clean approval of bumping up the debt ceiling 2.4 trillion he will be very tough to beat.

All the money/media in the world will not be enough for Obama. He will lose, and he'll lose big. There is no way unemployment will get better in the next year, and as the economic impacts of his fiscal irresponsibility continue to show up and fester, Obama will be embarrassed by the election - IF HE RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION. That's right, you heard it here first. I don't think he'll run.

24 posted on 07/23/2011 6:15:10 AM PDT by Go Gordon (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Go Gordon

I’ve been worried about his not running for a while. I’m afraid that Hillary will end up being the nominee. And, after Obama, she will look like a moderate to the party faithful and a lot of independents.....


25 posted on 07/23/2011 6:55:40 AM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: Elle Bee

If this was anything more than a dog and pony show, the House would go home for the summer, since that is the only independent action the House can take without need of approval from Senate or White House.


26 posted on 07/23/2011 7:25:02 AM PDT by moshiach
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To: Son House

Diane, when you are spending other people’s money, you should severely limit the number of people dependent upon you.
Now you, alone, are responsible for those dependent folks, as I lost my job


27 posted on 07/23/2011 7:32:50 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: esoxmagnum

Take your own poll, ask your friends.

Ask the people who are around you who are not your friends.

It will boil down to this.

If you are an Obama supporter you believe the Republicans are at fault. If you are not it will be the Democrats at fault.

The people who support Obama would support a Christian Holocaust if Obama suggested it. I am not exagerating, they are zombies.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 7:49:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Son House
"I represent a huge state where huge numbers of people are dependent on us,"

I'm sure she wouldn't have it any other way.....

29 posted on 07/23/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: normy

Nope! They didn’t consider the bill. They shelved it. Dingy Harry declared the bill “dead”! The vote to shelve was almost along party lines.


30 posted on 07/23/2011 8:10:51 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: popdonnelly

>>Reid said that the session wasn’t necessary because Obama and Boehner were working on a compromise measure. He said he understands the plan addresses both taxes and revenue, and therefore must originate in the House, giving the Senate no reason to work. <<

So what’s different today? When was the last time the Senate actually worked, WW2? But he IS right, any bill addressing taxes and/or spending MUST constitutionaly orgininate in the House. The House just needs to keep sending the CCB back to the Senate on a daily basis, along with repealing DeathCare and inundating the Senate with mundane bills that require approval.


31 posted on 07/23/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

The House should add a clause that says that senators who vote against CCB will be financially responsible for any deficit accumulated from the time of the introduction of CCB until it finally passes.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 8:38:01 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (America's enemy: Obama replaced Osama)
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To: Go Gordon

I hope you are right and I am wrong,best for the country.


33 posted on 07/23/2011 12:04:15 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Son House
"I represent a huge state where huge numbers of people are dependent on us,"

And there is the problem........

34 posted on 07/23/2011 12:19:34 PM PDT by voicereason (The U.S.A. doesn't need sex......Obama is already screwing the country daily.)
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