Skip to comments.Reid's Debt-Ceiling Bill Fails in Test Vote,,,(CCB still only "game" in town)
Posted on 07/31/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT by tobyhill
Democrats' debt-ceiling bill failed to clear a key Senate hurdle Sunday afternoon, putting the onus on bipartisan negotiators to come up with an alternative plan with just two days to go until the Treasury runs out of ways to pay all of America's bills.
The vote on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan was expected to fail. Sixty votes were required to advance the proposal, and it fell far short in a 50-49 roll call.
The focus now turns almost exclusively to the latest round of talks being conducted among White House officials and Senate leaders. After disagreeing about the status of those negotiations the day before, Senate leaders indicated Sunday that they were making good progress on the new proposal.
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50-49? He couldn’t even hold his party together?
He just keeps on pushing his party....Will they wise up??
Apparently not! LOL!
Ah. CCB. Which raises the debt ceiling $2.4 TRILLION dollars.
Why not? They all get the main thing they’ve been after right along: the authority to borrow and spend another couple of trillion dollars.
He has 53 rat votes but only 50 stayed with him. He lost 3 votes after he insisted on reading some cowboy poetry in his caucus meeting.
Just take the raising of the debt ceiling out of it and VOILA!
Anybody got a link to the vote count in Senate.
RINO traitor Scott Brown voted for this treasonous bill. What a lowlife scumbag!!
Never fails with these clowns does it?
They couldn't mop a kitchen floor and manage it properly to have time to spare at the end of the job.
But that is its whole point. If you took that out all you would be left with is vapor.
When the F**K is someone going to point out to the sheeple that the debt ceiling hike will be used immediately and that anything other than savings/cuts, etc. before the end of 2011 are the only thing that can offset it? Since any future congress does NOT have to abide by the 2, 5, 10, 15, 88, 150 year “savings” that these assclowns use to fool the people?
Perhaps he actually hesitated and determined that he couldn't afford the poetry at this time?
They really are pathetic aren't they?
The CBS news reporter on the hour just said “WE” got s majority of votes but not 60” (Bob Toth?)
CBS not even trying, eh
A Repubic is a Repubic, is a Repubic.
"To say that our government is simply spending more than it takes in is an understatement when it comes to the out-of-control spending weve experienced under President Obama; what hes doing is dangerous. He has spent about $12.2 Trillion in just 3 years; thats $5.15 Trillion more than the approximate $7.05 Trillion that was given to him by taxpayers."
"Lets look at it another way
It took roughly 220 years for our nation to accumulate $5.181 Trillion in debt which occurred in 1996. From 1996 to the end of 2008 (12 years), another $4.473 Trillion was added to our national debt, which is why we screamed for Bush to stop spending. Obama is adding $5.15 Trillion in just 3 years. What hes doing is dangerous. So, if youre not screaming for Obama to stop spending, why not?"
Scott Brown called Howie Carr’s show on Friday, and I had to turn it off or hurl. SB doesn’t even sound like a RINO anymore; he sounds like a full on Dem. He was prattling smarmily on about how none of the good, noble leaders of either party wanted the US to default and lose AAA, etc. So they had to work together, without regard to party label [he actually said that], to quickly avert this looming disaster. It was like, ‘Don’t worry distressed damsel voters, your brave, gallant white knight congress critters will save you!’.
I wanted to puke. These pols just cannot be this stupid. The solution to a sea of red ink is not another sea of red ink. Yet to hear them talk, that is the ONLY solution.
I have to curtail this post. If I keep going, I’ll say something intemperate.
Before OBAMA has to choose WHAT gets paid for, using the finite funds available to him -- something EVERY Freeper has to do every month.
If the day of reckoning comes, every Repub and every TEA party activist should not let people forget, the choices are Obama's, and he has no place to hide from responsibility.
Well, Hussein, you asked for bipartisanship, and you got it.
See B.S. “news” fake journalists are left tards in the extreme.
There is no need to fiddle with an alternative plan until one of the two plans submitted to the Senate by the House is brought to a vote and fails.
if that happens, the other must be brought to a vote.
Only then should there be a time out to regroup and cobble up a new plan.
house will recess pretty soon any way. It would be a pity for them to recess and leave the senate with nothing to do but bitch and moan
That is the goal to run the clock down so they can pass something in the dead of night "where it has to be passed to know what is in it".... We've been here before.
I think one needs to find out why Scott Brown voted for it before throwing him under the bus.
Could be he knew the thing would fail and voted “yes” on it in trade for a “no” vote from someone else when the “no” will matter.
The House, however, won't accept a butchered bill.
Close the hatches, we're going down.
Stigmatize, ostracize, bastardize, penalize, lobotomize and Tea Party-ize this cowardly pretty-boy lightweight starting now and till his next election unfortunately in 2016.
Any time rats start voting against each other, I get real suspicious
With the exception of Scott Brown.
All voting GOP voted against Reid EXCEPT Brown of MA.
Dems voting against Reid:
Brown (R-MA) voted with the Dmocrats.
Manchin (D-WV); Nelson (D-NE); Reid (D-NV) voted with the Republicans. Reid's vote was to enable entering a "Motion to Reconsider" (which is proceduraly stupid, but so is he).
Inhofe (R-OK) did not vote.
Yeah I corrected that. Thanks.
You missed that Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also voted with the GOP.
A Massachusetts Republican is a big government socialist. Following in the footsteps of RINO Romney.
"Boehner 3" failed by being tabled on the substance. A motion to limit debate on bringing up CCB was defeated by being tabled, but there is an unlimited supply of "Motion to proceed to the consideration of .." thingamabobs. I don't thing the establishment has any intention of bringing up CCB, just noting that it could, and not violate parliamentary procedure.
Wait! You're forgetting Hussein's "Secret Plan" - assume dictatorial powers under the guise of the 14th Amendment and spend, spend, spend!
Take Back AMERICA!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
Yes, we are supposed to learn from history.....not repeat the same mistakes.
I believe he voted with the DEMS because he thinks it will enhance his reelection campaign. He is of a mind that his constituency leans hard to the left.
I haven't thrown Brown under the bus. I just know him for what he is . . . a Republic . . . and not to be counted upon in a pinch when we will most need him. Just like Snowe, Collins, Hatch, McCain, etc, etc, etc.
That means Dingy Harry lost more than 3 Democratic votes. How many RINOs voted for cloture and how many Democrats voted against it?
“I have to curtail this post. If I keep going, Ill say something intemperate.”
You mean like, “They’re trying to crash the economy on purpose?”
My sentiments exactly but I am amazed that even Brown would stoop that low on the GOP side.
Somebody needs to step forward to give the rat a stiff primary challenge. And we need to step forward to help financially.
Talk about being in bad company!
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985
Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
Restoring Fiscal Discipline Act of 2007
Yep, just one more bill ought to do it.
Why not just call whatever they pass The Kick the Can Down the Road Bamboozlement Act of 2011 ?
Actually, he’s up for re-election in 2012. Unfortunately, it will be either him or a Marxist Kennedy clone.
Where is that Simpson’s pic
The one that goes
Scott Brown voted for it because he is a leftist socialist statist.
I knew he was bad from the beginning. He ran against the spawn of Satan but otherwise he was not any good.