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Posted on 08/01/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT by central_va
Lawmakers split into Democratic and Republicans camps to hear appeals from their party leaders to approve the deal which emerged from feverish negotiations as the clock ticked toward a Tuesday deadline to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Party leaders are hoping for sizable majorities in order to give the deal credibility.
Here is the current Whip Count according to The Hill
Thank you VA. From NC.
Or defund socialized medicine.
Looks like they've accepted both - it'd be 'extremist' not to.
They’re drafting it right now. They want a bipartisan vote to give it credibility. Virtually every major domestic policy milestone in America that lasted was passed with votes from both parties.
I fired off an e mail to my rep candice miller ( my second email on this subject ) and begged her to vote no on this monstrosity....
If you have a debt reduction plan, feel free to put it on the table. Congressional leaders don’t have the luxury of being ideologically pure. They have to talk to people with views different from them. In a democracy, no one is going to get everything they want. That’s just the reality of life. Americans are going to wait and see what this deal does. If they don’t like what happens, they can vote their congresscritters out of office next year. But at least now we have a debate, not on whether to spend more but on what to cut. I like where conservatives are now.
At least they could have reduced the debt a little. This seems to only increase the spending slightly less.
I just called and got through to my rep who’s undecided...a Tea Partier.
This isn’t a democracy. I vote for a representative to do just that. I expect mine to cut spending and not allow any tax increases. I don’t give a damn if my reps are popular on capital hill or if this stinker of a bill passes or if we have a bill by tomorrow. The bond market doesn’t give a crap about our debt ceiling - they want to see adults managing the financial affairs of the US. That means hard decisions to cut spending and standing up to the debt drunk progressive “esteemed collegues”.
Have no idea what you are trying to say to my post. This POS legislation will ultimately ruin our military and bring about tax increases when the “SuperGov” takes over.
This is NOT a democracy—it is (was?) a Republic.
Boehner must be having a problem getting the needed votes. He was supposed to have a presser about 30 min. ago and is late!
Pelosi telling the Dems to vote their conscience. Not pushing Dems for a yes vote.
I did the same for my rep. Many are undecided..please everyone should fire off an email or make a phone call.
She is so funny. Who knew they had any?
The bill can be read here
Ah, so the fix *is* in.
Saw some 'somebody' on the news the other day and he almost choked on the words, "The U.S. will not default on it's debt." At the time I thought, "Uh oh, what does that mean?"
do we have a definite no and yes head count?
I think the politicians are jockying for the covited spots where they can vote no for easy PR cover.
Just called Marsha Blackburn’s office, and they said she is still reading it and is undecided. Told her I hate it.... politely, but firmly.
10% real cuts? Don’t forget the baseline...
What are they chanting from the gallery? ANyone know?
My gut says they won’t vote today.
HAHAHA! Maxine Waters up!
screw the baseline...no more accounting tricks...take how much we spent last year and multiply it by .9 and there is your budget...takes about 15 seconds to do....really
You did account for killing the baseline then... good.
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We HAVE a mechanism to control the National Debt.
It’s call the Debt Ceiling.
Don’t increase it! LOWER IT!
All of the plans that have been considered so far are nothing but smoke and mirrors to mask the fact that the BEST of these plans still allows the debt to increase by about 1 Trillion per year!
All of these lying politicians need to be swinging from lamp posts...
Call your Congress Critter NOW!
16 (2) Strike subsections (b) and (e) and redesig-Seriously? This is what the Founders envisioned when specifying legislation should be fully comprehensible to the common man? I don't think so.
17 nate subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (b) and
18 (c), respectively.
I'm just impressed that someone is actually reading it before deciding on a vote.
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