Skip to comments.Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote (Time for the Rats to put up a budget proposal)
Posted on 04/04/2012 4:48:23 AM PDT by tobyhill
The Senates chief referee has issued a key ruling against Majority Leader Harry Reid, POLITICO has learned a move expected to bring unwanted election-year pressure on the Nevada Democrat to act on politically dicey budget bills.
Newly appointed Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, whom Reid recommended for the job, has decided that last summers deal on the debt ceiling and spending caps does not preclude the Senate from taking up other budget resolutions this year. The ruling could force vulnerable Democrats to cast tough votes that hurt them in November, a situation Reid and other leaders are eager to avoid as they work to protect their fragile majority.
The written opinion, shared late last week with a handful of Democratic and GOP senators, gives Republicans significantly more leverage to push for votes on budgets of their choosing. It could mean roll calls on Rep. Paul Ryans House-passed GOP budget plan and others offered by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Democrats would gladly vote down the Ryan blueprint, which Obama described Tuesday as a radical vision that guts funding for Medicare and education.
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The ruling could force vulnerable Democrats -—————
Joke of the day.
Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.
Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.
BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate ( including Harry Reid ) are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their fair share of the American Dream.
What better way can there be to demonstrate that America is truly a SUB-PRIME NATION?
. . . but it’s no fun being a DemoQuack without political cover.
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