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Democratic House Whip tells lawmakers that debt vote has been "postponed."
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011

Posted on 07/28/2011 2:59:25 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

GOP aide confirmed and said it would take place later Thursday evening.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: boehner; boehnerbill; boner; debt; debtceiling; debtdeal; debtdealpostponed; debtlimit; default; reid
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1 posted on 07/28/2011 2:59:27 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Reid has announced he will have it voted down late tonight.

Boehner is going to push him into the light of day tomorrow.


2 posted on 07/28/2011 3:01:58 PM PDT by Owen
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To: MinorityRepublican

They need more time to come up with justification to increase the amount to raise the debt limit some more?


3 posted on 07/28/2011 3:02:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Could it be, Boehner doesn't have the vote(s) needed? I'm trying to remain optimistic!


4 posted on 07/28/2011 3:03:45 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve heard it being stated that we need more conservative/tea party members in Congress to accomplish real reform. That may be true but there are just enough in Congress to cause real headaches!


5 posted on 07/28/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
For the class of 2010:


6 posted on 07/28/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by frithguild (RINO's are more damaging than hard lefties.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

*blink*


7 posted on 07/28/2011 3:05:02 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN, SARAH....R U N!!)
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To: so_real

The last count I saw was that 25 GOP were holding to principles; this is enough to kill it.


8 posted on 07/28/2011 3:06:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Eff” Chuck Todd on TWITTER:

“They ACTUALLY are now moving to the business of naming post offices. You can’t make it up”

http://twitter.com/#!/chucktodd


9 posted on 07/28/2011 3:06:33 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: EGPWS

Obama wants it out of the picture when it’s closer to election time. He wants to bury any reference to the economy.


10 posted on 07/28/2011 3:06:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MinorityRepublican
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated...

Thomas Paine, The Crisis

11 posted on 07/28/2011 3:06:53 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: LUV W

*blink*

*wink*


12 posted on 07/28/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
This maybe a smart move. Boehner and the GOP looks as though they're working hard to come up with a bill, they pass it in the dark of night and force Reid to do something with it on a Friday morning instead of the usual Friday Night News dump.
13 posted on 07/28/2011 3:08:20 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: Sacajaweau
"He wants to bury any reference to the economy."

There aren't enough shovels or back-hoes on Earth to do that job...

14 posted on 07/28/2011 3:08:25 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Ingtar

The last count I saw was that 25 GOP were holding to principles; this is enough to kill it.

BEST NEWS ALL DAY!


15 posted on 07/28/2011 3:10:16 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

That’s what I’m seeing elsewhere.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Beaten Valve

Or dig holes deep enough to hide in....


17 posted on 07/28/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

What if Aug 2nd comes, no bill has passed, and the sun still rises?


18 posted on 07/28/2011 3:11:29 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Left unsaid is what the next move is if Boehner’s bill is defeated. How does that strengthen the GOP’s hand in the debt limit fight and how does that get us a more “conservative” bill here? I haven’t heard that explained. At the end of the day, something has to pass the Dem senate and get Obama’s signature. The real key is getting it through the senate. If it makes it through the senate, Obama will likely sign it. The trick is to get the most conservative possible bill through the senate. If Boehner’s bill blows up, how does that advance the conservative cause? And no matter what you think, it matters how Republicans come out of this battle politically. How does defeating Boehner’s bill strenghten them politically?


19 posted on 07/28/2011 3:11:29 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hannity is saying indefinetly?


20 posted on 07/28/2011 3:13:13 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Ingtar

I am thankful for the 25, but that is absolutely pathetic that there are that few people who will keep their word and stand like patriots. We are in deep deep trouble and sticking with republicans is not the answer.


21 posted on 07/28/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: Ingtar

I am thankful for the 25, but that is absolutely pathetic that there are that few people who will keep their word and stand like patriots. We are in deep deep trouble and sticking with republicans is not the answer.


22 posted on 07/28/2011 3:14:09 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: St. Louis Conservative
something has to pass the Dem senate and get Obama’s signature

Wrong! How about forcing Obama to spend less without raising the debt!!
23 posted on 07/28/2011 3:14:45 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: GoCards
Hannity is saying indefinetly?

Any delay past his hour of programming time is pretty much "indefinately". You have to think in TV scheduling terms.

24 posted on 07/28/2011 3:15:12 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Exactly right.


25 posted on 07/28/2011 3:15:12 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: MinorityRepublican

Via Twitter:

@EWErickson
Erick Erickson House GOP 2 votes short.


26 posted on 07/28/2011 3:16:21 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Owen

The Senate can’t take the bill up until it is officially presented to them by the House. If the bill was passed today, Boehner could wait until tomorrow to present it to the Senate if he wanted. The only likely case of delay is lack of necessary votes to pass.


27 posted on 07/28/2011 3:16:43 PM PDT by etcb
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To: St. Louis Conservative
it matters how Republicans come out of this battle politically.

Here is your, Boehner's and all other RINO's mental flaw.

While you and Republican RINOs are concerned only about politics, the TRUE conservatives are worried about the very existence of our nation and are fighting accordingly.

Politics be damned! FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!

28 posted on 07/28/2011 3:17:17 PM PDT by bayliving (3 if by Washington D.C.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“And no matter what you think, it matters how Republicans come out of this battle politically.”

I absolutely agree. This is an extremely important issue, but no one is thinking how this relates to 2012. A mishandling of this could be handing the communist 4 more years. Instead, everyone is simply putting all their chips in on this debt ceiling issue (don’t get me wrong, it’s important) rather than looking at the bigger picture which is defeating obama and taking control of the senate. I don’t get it.


29 posted on 07/28/2011 3:17:17 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: reaganaut1
I tweeted my Rep Mr Dennis Ross FL-12 - and he said he is a "NO" and informed the speaker of that about 5hrs ago.

From other sources it says that the Speaker can lose 22-24 Republicans. Looks like it's either way too close or they are short.

Reid said he will kill it if it passes. The house voted on a perfectly fine bill last week with bi-partisan support. The Cut, Cat & Balance bill - the Senate shelved it. It is not dead.

My Rep is standing on Conservative principles and he has my support.

30 posted on 07/28/2011 3:17:27 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: MinorityRepublican
Cory Gardner, from Colorado, announced that he will support the plan.

Washington got to him.

That's too bad - he was promising.

31 posted on 07/28/2011 3:17:33 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: reaganaut1
I tweeted my Rep Mr Dennis Ross FL-12 - and he said he is a "NO" and informed the speaker of that about 5hrs ago.

From other sources it says that the Speaker can lose 22-24 Republicans. Looks like it's either way too close or they are short.

Reid said he will kill it if it passes. The house voted on a perfectly fine bill last week with bi-partisan support. The Cut, Cat & Balance bill - the Senate shelved it. It is not dead.

My Rep is standing on Conservative principles and he has my support.

32 posted on 07/28/2011 3:18:19 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Boehner’s bill is not conservative. It allows for huge overspending for years with total nonsense for controls. It is no loss if it goes down.


33 posted on 07/28/2011 3:18:39 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: Conservative9; All
I am thankful for the 25

We need to know who these 25 are NOW so we can call them and give them our encouragement and support!!!

34 posted on 07/28/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by bayliving (3 if by Washington D.C.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

He doesn’t have the votes!


35 posted on 07/28/2011 3:20:44 PM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: so_real

It’s hard to believe boner wouldn’t have announced he was sending it to the senate with such conviction if he didn’t have the vote. Thought you may be right. I know if this is the case he’s going to cry like a baby.


36 posted on 07/28/2011 3:20:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: bayliving

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Dan Burton (Ind.) (202) 225-2276

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37 posted on 07/28/2011 3:21:02 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: so_real

He does not. I’m certain of that.


38 posted on 07/28/2011 3:21:34 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: RushingWater

something has to pass the Dem senate and get Obama’s signature

Wrong! How about forcing Obama to spend less without raising the debt!!

Obama needs the debt increase to help with his reelection ,lots of payoffs


39 posted on 07/28/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Rational Thought

WOW! That was quick! Thanks! I’ll get right on it!


40 posted on 07/28/2011 3:22:52 PM PDT by bayliving (3 if by Washington D.C.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Anything that stops a compromise forces Reid to bring up CCB AGAIN (which under the rules he can do and will have to do). So, I say, “no deal!!!!”


41 posted on 07/28/2011 3:23:04 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Rational Thought

Should be three if West hadn’t caved. Really disappointed in him.


42 posted on 07/28/2011 3:24:06 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: reaganaut1
Exactly right.

I concur.

43 posted on 07/28/2011 3:24:22 PM PDT by Calliecat
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To: MinorityRepublican
When one walks toward a cliff and does not stop, everyone knows what will happen. When one turns around and refuses to walk off the cliff, solutions become realities eventually.

Congress is voting to ask Americans to walk toward a cliff, and when Americans arrive at the cliffs edge, Congress expects each of us to volunteer to be thrown over that cliff. Carrying the grandchildren toward the cliff I know I must learn how to fly for the cliff's face is being torn away each moment by my own government with each vote to increase the debt on my children, my grandchildren and each and every American. Cut the spending Congress! Give America a chance. Back away from the cliff, and let us talk solutions.

44 posted on 07/28/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: LS

Okay explain something to me... bill goes to Senate they make changes does it go back to House or goes to Pres.


45 posted on 07/28/2011 3:25:08 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Ingtar
The last count I saw was that 25 GOP were holding to principles;...

Principles, something that, no doubt, has thrown the beltway lifers into a loop of total confusion.

46 posted on 07/28/2011 3:25:08 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Beaten Valve

The big value of Twitter is that most Twits reveal their stupidity there.


47 posted on 07/28/2011 3:25:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: RushingWater

Wrong! How about forcing Obama to spend less without raising the debt!!

Hold the lines folks we have a winner. Let the debt ceiling stay where it is... NO BILL. Let the US take her medicine now while she can still swallow it, make 0 spend only what he takes in, then blame 0 and the Dem congress pf 2006-2010 for increasing spending past the breaking point.


48 posted on 07/28/2011 3:26:54 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Sacajaweau
Obama wants it out of the picture when it’s closer to election time.

That's obama's line in the sand. Reid made it clear. That's the tipping point.
49 posted on 07/28/2011 3:27:45 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: St. Louis Conservative

No, Reid will vote it down in the Senate, make it more satisfying to Dems, and send that result back down to the House — and Boener is back on the hook again.....>p>The libs are not very smart, but they are VERY cunning.


50 posted on 07/28/2011 3:28:15 PM PDT by expatpat
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