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Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate
Washington Times ^ | 5/16/12 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 05/16/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.

Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.

Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.

Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up.

"A stunning development for the president of the United States in his fourth year in office," Mr. Sessions said of the unanimous opposition.

The White House has held its proposal out as a "balanced approach" to beginning to rein in deficits. It calls for tax increases to begin to offset higher spending, and would begin to level off debt as a percentage of the economy by 2022. It would produce $6.4 trillion in new deficits over that time.

By contrast the chief Republican alternative from the House GOP would notch just $3.1 trillion in deficits, and three Senate Republican alternatives would all come in below $2 trillion.

The Senate is holding votes Wednesday on Mr. Obama's budget, the House GOP's budget and the three Senate Republican alternatives. None was expected to gain the 50 votes needed to pass the chamber.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 99to0; breaking; budget; congress; democrats; elections; epicfail; hussein; loser; nobama2012; obama; obamasbudgetfail; obamatruthfile
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 1:45:00 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

99-0?

Who voted “Present”?


2 posted on 05/16/2012 1:46:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1212 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Evil Slayer
FLASH: Obama's budget goes down in flames...

Drudge Headline

3 posted on 05/16/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Note to Romney: Mention this A LOT at the debates.

How can Obama defend his “leadership” when his plan got not a single vote from his own party?


4 posted on 05/16/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Evil Slayer

If it’s not Obama’s plan then where is Obama’s plan?


5 posted on 05/16/2012 1:48:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Evil Slayer

This turkey is toast!


6 posted on 05/16/2012 1:49:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Brilliant

wait another 3-1/2 years...


7 posted on 05/16/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Evil Slayer

8 posted on 05/16/2012 1:52:11 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: null and void

I suspect Kirk from Illinois isn’t back yet.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 1:52:29 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Evil Slayer
Budget? We don't need no stinkin' budget!

He!!, the senate has no intention of having a budget!

10 posted on 05/16/2012 1:52:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Evil Slayer

The first flaming president.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 1:56:00 PM PDT by Hugin (Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear.---Open Range)
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The republican plan is “just” 3.1 trillion negative.

What a country we live in.


12 posted on 05/16/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Evil Slayer

Even DUMBOcrats are sick of Obama LOL..just wait for the media to somehow blame Republicans for this


13 posted on 05/16/2012 2:00:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: null and void

WITH ALL THOSE OLD GUYS AND GALS SOMEONE IS USUALLY SICK OR ON DOCTOR’S ORDERS..............


14 posted on 05/16/2012 2:01:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Evil Slayer
LOL! Obama quote after the vote: "The Senate is rasis! "
15 posted on 05/16/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (In the post-Zimmerman world, it may become prudent to carry a drop weapon if you CCW.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Epic fail.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Whodathunkit? A government that couldn’t pass a Rent-A-Center credit check making financial decisions for the rest of us.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 2:03:31 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: null and void

Looks like the RAT Senators are heading for the tall grass.

In addition, the RAT Senators have not put forth a budget of their own in years. A total disgrace. No wonder the Tea Party is gaining strength. And McCain once mentioned the Tea Party was a Fad.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 2:10:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: null and void
99-0

Or, put another way: 99-Obama

19 posted on 05/16/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: JaguarXKE

A zero for Zero.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 2:17:06 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Revolting cat!

This turkey is toast!


It’s looking like it more every day.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 2:17:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DCBryan1
Second time the Senate with a Democrat majority has voted unanimously against one of his budgets. What a record.
22 posted on 05/16/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Evil Slayer

99-0 Is this the second or third time this has happened in the Senate? This is beginning to smell like the democRATs and repubs (inside the Senate) have inside information and none of them want to be held responsible for holding inside information on the current economic situation away from the American public. Don’t know exactly what to think ... though 99-0 speaks volumes.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 2:30:10 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: tennmountainman

“And McCain once mentioned the Tea Party was a Fad.”...

Good one McLame!...Don’t look now but the Tea Party is everywhere!...Boo!


24 posted on 05/16/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Evil Slayer.
Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year... Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document... Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them -- a challenge no Democrats took up.
That's because they're liars.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: KC Burke

This would seem to be pretty good political fodder for Romney.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 2:32:06 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: KC Burke
Thanks ... didn't know if was 2nd or 3rd. Any info on House, or was their vote a 1st or 2nd unanimous rejection?
27 posted on 05/16/2012 2:32:40 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: no-to-illegals

Someone sent this to me yesterday which fits with your post.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW5IdwltaAc&feature=youtube_gdata_player


28 posted on 05/16/2012 2:34:30 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Evil Slayer

I suspect brainiac ‘PLUGS’ was there to cast the deciding vote in case or a tie....


29 posted on 05/16/2012 2:35:25 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sanjuanbob

Thank You.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 2:37:15 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: Evil Slayer

Jimmy Carter’s smile just got bigger.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 2:43:33 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Evil Slayer

I wonder how MSNBC will spin this one ??

ROFLMAO


32 posted on 05/16/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: unkus

close vote.. : )


33 posted on 05/16/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I think that this is the second year for a Senate vote with none voting in favor.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A landslide would be too close for comfort with the evil and putrid man named 0bama.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 3:04:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: KC Burke; sanjuanbob

Thanks, for the info. Looks bad ... watching the videos. Dang, should have yelled louder when President Reagan was in office. Appears to be later than first thought. Suspected such but the videos bring it home.


36 posted on 05/16/2012 3:07:13 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: Evil Slayer
Kabiki theater, folks. Obama and the Dems have NO intention of passing a budget. Obama intends to continue "ruling" by fiat and directive with a seemingly endless pot of money. Because they think the money pot IS endless. In their minds it's those evil rich white men who stole it from everybody else.


37 posted on 05/16/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Man, that is what I call a total butt kicking!


38 posted on 05/16/2012 3:13:15 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy
Man, that is what I call a total butt kicking!

Just like what the Thunder is going to do to the Lakers.

39 posted on 05/16/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: unkus

” A landslide would be too close for comfort with the evil and putrid man named 0bama.”

Yeah..


40 posted on 05/16/2012 3:15:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dfwgator

Oh, you meant the Seattle Supersonics!! :-)


41 posted on 05/16/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Of course, they’ll have to get through the Dallas Chaparrals to get to the Finals.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Evil Slayer; All
Thanks for beginning this thread Evil Slayer.

To everyone that participated ... Thanks for the education.
Someone should sent this to all the media outlets. (imho)

May not make any difference and the media outlets are
probably too ignorant to understand. Since they are
Americans too, the media should be advised (imho).

43 posted on 05/16/2012 3:22:48 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: dfwgator

My wife is from Seattle. We used to go to Sonic games back in the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp days. We were gone from that cesspool by the time OK City took them away! Glad to see the team doing well. I still have my Sonics green and yellow ballcap.


44 posted on 05/16/2012 3:27:45 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

45 posted on 05/16/2012 3:28:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Evil Slayer
By contrast the chief Republican alternative from the House GOP would notch just $3.1 trillion in deficits

Wow. Only Obama could make a $3.1 trillion deficit look good by comparison.

46 posted on 05/16/2012 3:28:14 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: RetiredArmy

I remember rooting for them the year they won the title with Jack Sikma and “Downtown” Freddy Brown.


47 posted on 05/16/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: no-to-illegals
The Do-Nothing Democrats Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | Reince Priebus

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"...Obama’s hypocrisy is astonishing. He attacks Republicans for—of all things—passing a budget. Meanwhile, his own 2013 budget went down in the House 0-414. The Senate voted down his 2012 budget 0-97."


And last year:


Obama Goes Doh!-for-97, 98, 99, 100! Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2011 | John Ransom

-snip-

"Mr. Irrelevant, the man formerly known as president, was in France when news came that the Senate unanimously rejected the Jerry Lewis gag budget that the administration submitted to Congress in February.

The vote was 0-97 against, with three Senators voting “not present.” "


Obama epic failures.

48 posted on 05/16/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: dfwgator

Yeah. Saw big Jack play also.


49 posted on 05/16/2012 3:33:13 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: null and void

I was wondering also...Lugar?


50 posted on 05/16/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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