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House Won’t Provide 72 Hours to Review Budget Control Act (Heritage recalls Boehner's pledge)
Heritage Foundation ^ | August 1st | Rob Bluey

Posted on 08/01/2011 7:46:13 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly criticized Democrats last year for voting on legislation that members didn’t have time to read. "Read the Bill" language was even included in the GOP's Pledge to America to ensure lawmakers would have adequate notice to review legislation.

"Neither members of Congress or the public were given time to read the trillion-dollar stimulus before it passed. Nobody read the cap-and-trade bill. Nobody read the budget. And yet Democrats approved them anyway," Boehner said in a video last year. “Every major bill should be posted online and publicly available for at least 72 hours."

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamarigged; 72hrreview; boehner; debtdealcavein; obamarigged
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The republican establishment is no different from the progressives in the other party.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 7:46:15 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

So what? We al know what’s in the bill, more of the same BS. The American people are screwed again, and they don’t even wear condoms.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 7:47:58 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Let wait and the clock will run out on them.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 7:48:05 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Let them wait and the clock will run out on them.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 7:48:41 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I brought this up over the weekend and I could tell he was sniffling back tears while posting an apology on Twitter.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 7:50:14 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Sorry, but we just didn't have that kind of time. Instant total default. No Social Security checks. No food stamps. Wall Street panic. World coming to an end. It's 8/2 in a couple hours.

They just had to come up with a quick way to spend more. Be grateful. They just saved the world.

6 posted on 08/01/2011 7:52:46 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Situational Ethics”, embraced by both parties!


7 posted on 08/01/2011 7:53:01 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I think they’ll say the August 2nd deadline was the reason.

Plus, the GOP got almost everything they wanted for 2012 in this bill.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 7:53:01 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Does Boehner remember what happened to FORMER House Speaker, Tom Foley?

Give him a real reason to weep: primary him out next year.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 7:53:22 PM PDT by CDB ("...the liberals' praise is a warning bell you must heed. Trust me on that." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How many days did Obama wait to sign Obamacare?


10 posted on 08/01/2011 7:53:27 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All
This isn't news. The House rule is not 72 hrs anyway. It's "3 calendar days" excluding weekends and holidays when the House isn't in session.

A bill posted at 11:59pm on Monday can be voted on 12:01am on Wednesday.

The rule could always be suspended and did not apply to emergency bills. This was discussed over the weekend in another thread.

The House passed "Cut, Cap & Balance."

The House passed the Boehner bill.

The House rejected the Reid bill.

The immoveable deadline is tomorrow.

There was no time left to comply with the "pledge," let along the rule.

Thanks to their obstructionism, Democrats ran the clock out making it IMPOSSIBLE for the GOP not to break this "pledge."

BLAME OBAMA. BLAME REID.

Stop shooting your own side!

11 posted on 08/01/2011 7:56:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Next: coalescing behind ONE "Balanced Budget Amendment" (BBA))
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All
This isn't news. The House rule is not 72 hrs anyway. It's "3 calendar days" excluding weekends and holidays when the House isn't in session.

A bill posted at 11:59pm on Monday can be voted on 12:01am on Wednesday.

The rule could always be suspended and did not apply to emergency bills. This was discussed over the weekend in another thread.

The House passed "Cut, Cap & Balance."

The House passed the Boehner bill.

The House rejected the Reid bill.

The immoveable deadline is tomorrow.

There was no time left to comply with the "pledge," let along the rule.

Thanks to their obstructionism, Democrats ran the clock out making it IMPOSSIBLE for the GOP not to break this "pledge."

BLAME OBAMA. BLAME REID.

Stop shooting your own side!

12 posted on 08/01/2011 7:56:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Next: coalescing behind ONE "Balanced Budget Amendment" (BBA))
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To: Carling

“I think they’ll say the August 2nd deadline was the reason.

Plus, the GOP got almost everything they wanted for 2012 in this bill.”
______________________________________________________

I see your other thread was pulled misrepresenting what Sarah said during her intervierw with Gretta. Now, we get to hear you spewing your GOP establishment drivel.

Isn’t it bed time for you yet?


13 posted on 08/01/2011 7:58:36 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Boehner - a real Boner.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 7:58:36 PM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I never been a prepper. However, after today, I decided there is no hope. There is no one fighting for America anymore. I am convinced that it will get much worse very soon.


15 posted on 08/01/2011 7:59:20 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Are you surprised?


16 posted on 08/01/2011 8:01:26 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Not all Boners are good.

Let’s pull this one to make certain.


17 posted on 08/01/2011 8:02:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.”


18 posted on 08/01/2011 8:04:51 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: newzjunkey

They fired the first shot.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 8:05:03 PM PDT by lara
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To: castlegreyskull
However, after today, I decided there is no hope. There is no one fighting for America anymore. I am convinced that it will get much worse very soon.

I hear ya! And I feel the same way. I would say that amoung the ruling elitists (both socialists (dems) and socialist-lites (repubs)) there is no one fighting for us. I agree it will get much worse and perhaps will never get better. The Bible says that it will get worse & worse in the end times, and I think we are seeing this pending disaster & destruction of our country, unfolding before our eyes.

20 posted on 08/01/2011 8:07:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Boehner is a lying scumbag, unworthy of support or respect. He is a waste.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'll just go back to the dream I was having, before love went astray." Al Stewart)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Boner and McConnell are the same as the Dims - lie whenever it is expedient in order to keep the Washington status quo! Fvck ‘em all!


22 posted on 08/01/2011 8:13:03 PM PDT by navydad
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Let me guess after all the Cong hullabaloo. No real cuts in spending, no capping the government debt, and taxes to come later.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 8:13:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: newzjunkey

"This isn't news. The House rule is not 72 hrs anyway. It's "3 calendar days" excluding weekends and holidays when the House isn't in session. A bill posted at 11:59pm on Monday can be voted on 12:01am on Wednesday. The rule could always be suspended and did not apply to emergency bills... The immoveable deadline is tomorrow. There was no time left to comply with the "pledge," let along the rule. Thanks to their obstructionism, Democrats ran the clock out making it IMPOSSIBLE for the GOP not to break this "pledge." BLAME OBAMA. BLAME REID."

"I ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT!! I SWEAR TO GOD!!"...

- Joliet Jake Blues

24 posted on 08/01/2011 8:22:32 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: newzjunkey

“Stop shooting your own side!”

How about you stop making excuses for inside the beltway RINOs? Boner and company are not on my side, they are part of the problem.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 8:24:26 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

He is just the head crook in a place filled with crooks.

You can not trust him in anytime.

You know how to tell a Congressman is not telling the truth, they open their month.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 8:25:11 PM PDT by Calif4Cruz (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: alstewartfan

I agree.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 8:27:08 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

He needs to have this promise rammed up his throat with ads blanketing his district.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 8:27:36 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Carling
Plus, the GOP got almost everything they wanted for 2012 in this bill.

Like Zero's new credit line, and nothing tangible or enforceable in cuts? Yah that's what the GOP wanted for 2012, if Romney's yer man.

Wait...

29 posted on 08/01/2011 8:28:39 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: Qbert

Washington = one big excuse! Like little Bart Simpson... “Not our fault - we didn’t do it!”


30 posted on 08/01/2011 8:29:15 PM PDT by navydad
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To: Artcore

I didn’t misrepresent what Sarah Palin said.

Watch the interview again, FRiend.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 8:29:21 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: glock rocks

You don’t know what you’re talking about. 1/3 of control put the Dems on the defensive, and we can revisit it in 6 months.


32 posted on 08/01/2011 8:31:22 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: lara

It isnt going to be the last shot


33 posted on 08/01/2011 8:31:35 PM PDT by Concho (-)
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To: Concho
So who will be left standing? The rinos or the Tea Party? Boehner definitely chose his side tonight.
34 posted on 08/01/2011 8:38:23 PM PDT by lara
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To: Qbert

Wait just one second... How did your car get stolen if you were out of gas, with a flat tire?! :p


35 posted on 08/01/2011 8:41:38 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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It isnt going to be the last shot

You bet. A few more rounds, and those in D.C. will leave America penniless and dead on the floor.

36 posted on 08/01/2011 8:42:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: newzjunkey
BLAME OBAMA. BLAME REID. Stop shooting your own side!

With all respect, BS!

With "leaders" like Boehner and McConnell, we don't need enemies. Today, Boehner and McConnell gave the Democrats something for nothing -- more borrowed cash to spend now in exchange for the slim chance that a future Congress might think about having a discussion about considering whether it might study the remote possibility of holding phony debates over slight reductions in the future rate of automatic spending increases in further outlying years. And best of all for the Obama and the Democrats, this new credit card won't expire until AFTER the 2012 elections!

This was a total betrayal and capitulation by the the Vichy Republican leadership. By their actions, Boehner and McConnell have proven that they are not on my side. They are on the side of the permanent Government which feathers their lifetime, inflation-adjusted nests.

37 posted on 08/01/2011 8:42:57 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: jospehm20

I am so sick of the Pubs on these threads who constantly knock Boehner. You go try doimg the job of herding cats and see how far you get. The bill as I understand it, is only 74 pages long, so there’s not that much to read. It’s not like the healthcare bill, that was miles long. And Boehner, due to the Dems, had no way to adhere to the 72 hour rule. I think there are a bunch of curmudgeons that lurk on these threads that are negative about just everything. Too bad they show up with such regularity. Pubs can be so much like a circular firing squad that it makes me ill to contemplate, so I won’t.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 8:43:10 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Soul Seeker

Friends I think I am ready for a NEW Political Party..

Really disappointed in how the House of Rep. is voting, we sent them a message in 2010.


39 posted on 08/01/2011 8:44:07 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Soul Seeker

Friends I think I am ready for a NEW Political Party..

Really disappointed in how the House of Rep. is voting, we sent them a message in 2010.


40 posted on 08/01/2011 8:44:11 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Carling
The White House dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to the Capitol to lobby recalcitrant Democrats in both houses.

"They expressed all their frustration," he conceded after a session with lawmakers of his party in the House.

He said the deal "has one overwhelming redeeming feature" — postponing the next debt limit battle until 2013 and putting the current fight behind. "We have to get this out of the way to get to the issue of growing the economy," he said.

On the defensive? This will be propagandized as a Zero win. More democrat economy growing on the way...

I know what I'm talking about.

41 posted on 08/01/2011 8:45:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: glock rocks

Everything will be called an Obama win by the media.

The BBA vote, though, is the key.


42 posted on 08/01/2011 8:48:02 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: haircutter
ooops♥
43 posted on 08/01/2011 8:48:54 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: rcrngroup

And we have no one to blame but ourselves. There are millions of us (working, taxpaying Americans) and between 500-600 elected officials that have almost completely destroyed our country. They are so outnumbered it shows how incredibly weak and pathetic we are. There is no democrat or republican anymore. It is the government vs us. Why are we letting a handful of people rob from us and our children? Why are we letting a few destroy our country?


44 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:25 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I am going to go out on a thread and say that I believe that Boehner and/or his family’s life was threatened if he blocked this vote.

Remember... Politics...Chicago style.


45 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:57 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Carling
The BBA vote, though, is the key.

We agree much more than we disagree - Restore the Republic. Pray for the Republic.

We shall see what we shall see...

46 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:58 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: glock rocks

Thank you for posting that. I only want us to get this debt under control and the economy humming again, with the USA as the SUPERPOWER once again.

I don’t care who leads our cause, so long as they understand that it can’t happen immediately.


47 posted on 08/01/2011 8:55:59 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Always A Marine

What exactly is the betrayal?


48 posted on 08/01/2011 8:57:08 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: flaglady47
Give me a break. No one forced Boehner to take the job. He wanted it.
And he only got it because of the Tea Party. And the only thing the Tea Party asked was to STOP the spending. He not only didn't stop it, he increased it.
So don't ask us to feel sorry for him. If this job is too much for him, he can always quit.
49 posted on 08/01/2011 8:58:50 PM PDT by lara
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To: newzjunkey
Stop shooting your own side!

Our side moved to the left and that becomes enemy territory. There's no good reason why the Republicans couldn't have held the line "til the clock ran out". The demorats and Obama play the fear cards very well...they know they can out that fear in the people and the Republicans....and they do.

The problem is the Republicans put their tails between their legs and surrender just when the victory is close at hand....even when they fully know they have the support of the American people...they yield every time.

People have a right to be very angry with them...and yes take that anger out on our side...they ask for it by their behavior and deceit.

50 posted on 08/01/2011 9:01:42 PM PDT by caww
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