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Manchin: Congress Should Not Leave Until Budget Problems Are Fixed (but they did)
Senate Website ^ | Sep 20 2012 | Senator Manchin

Posted on 09/21/2012 8:43:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Manchin: ‘Enough is enough, it’s time we cancel our flights home, roll up our sleeves and get down to the people’s business’

After vote today, Senate is expected to adjourn until the election

Washington, D.C. – In an impassioned floor speech today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) urged his colleagues to stay in Washington until the nation’s fiscal problems are solved, rather than spend the next seven weeks focused on campaigning and politics.  

“It’s clear to me that betting on Congress getting religion after an election is also a risky gamble – a gamble with America’s future, a gamble with the next generation,” Senator Manchin said. “Just give the American people the facts and show them the options – the way we did at our fiscal summit last week – and they will do their part to get this country back on the right path.  They always have. That’s what makes this country great.  So don’t sell them short just because this is an election year.  They can tell when you’re dealing straight with them – or when you’re playing politics. And right now is not the time to play politics.”

The Senate is expected to vote today on a temporary spending measure that will be the 13th temporary spending extension since November 2010, when Senator Manchin took office. 

“And now, we’re being asked to pass yet another measure to keep things going another six months so we can all go home for the election and worry later about this country’s growing debt,” Senator Manchin said in the speech. “Well, a ‘baker’s dozen’ is just one too many for me. Enough is enough. I can’t vote for this measure to simply kick the can further down the road another six months. This can’t go on.

“The people of West Virginia did not send me here to go along just to get along. They sent me here to help fix our budget problems with bipartisan commonsense solutions, the way we did when I was their governor. We didn’t pull these kinds of stunts in West Virginia. We wouldn’t leave if it was all through the night, or another week. We stayed on the job until the work was done. We came together and made decisions that moved our state forward.

“It’s time we do the same thing in Washington and stop putting off what we need to do to get our fiscal house in order.  It’s time we cancel our flights home, roll up our sleeves and get down to the people’s business, because we’ve reached a dangerous point in our history – a point at which our debt is threatening not just our economic standing in the world, but also our national security.”



TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ajourn; budget; manchin; senate
There is a link to a video of his speech and a text of the speech he made.

Dems ajourned for 3rd straight year without a budget.

1 posted on 09/21/2012 8:43:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Hey Manchin,
Your boy is killing coal.
Ya buttboy!!!


2 posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

too little too late Manchild.....you’ve shown your stripes...I hope the people of West Virginny show you the door.....a rat is a rat is arat...


3 posted on 09/21/2012 8:53:01 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Texas Fossil
No problem, it's all figured out.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 8:56:31 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Yep, I heard that the heat was turned up on Manchin.

The Dem label in WV is pretty soiled.

Even union miners hat them now.

You can run, but you will only die tired.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 9:15:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Good ole Joe, always a day late and a dollar short!


6 posted on 09/21/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: cpa4you
Trying to cover his fanny, but it is long past that.

How bad with the Dem label be damaged by BHO II? Irreparably? Hope so.

7 posted on 09/21/2012 9:46:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: cherry

Manchin will soon get a first hand look at “unemployment”, his own. The coal miners in line with him might have some message to deliver to him in person.

Hey, how about that Marxist pig Sen. Rockefeller? Isn’t anyone targeting him for a verbal asswhipping for supporting the destruction of the coal industry?

He’s worse than Manchin but in his case, money bought him a state (it did), a Senate seat (it did), and a teflon coating from the voters’ wrath (as if he gave a 1%er’s shit about them).


8 posted on 09/21/2012 10:13:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Texas Fossil

like all the spawn of the father of lies, they strive to lay their own evil off on others. what hypocrisy from another father of obamacare.

what these hypocrites accuse others of is often an exact account of what they themselves have done.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 10:20:14 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Texas Fossil

“Dems adjourned for the 3rd straight year without a budget.”

Ain’t that the truth!

Myself, I am very glad that they adjourned. A good political move by Boehner. They can’t do any more damage. Hopefully things will improve after the election.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 10:28:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Texas Fossil

there’s a good, dedicated conservative running against manchin too, john raese (raeseforsenate.org).


11 posted on 09/21/2012 10:33:07 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: dadfly
From your link:

Shepherd University’s M.B.A. program will host a senatorial debate on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall in conjunction with Shepherdstown’s 250 Anniversary celebration.

Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican challenger John Raese will meet for a 90-minute debate. West Virginia Public Radio’s Cecelia Mason will serve as the moderator. Members of the four-person panel of questioners will include Hans Fogel, WEPM Radio, Martinsburg; Mark Kraham, WHAG-TV, Hagerstown, Maryland; Craig Bartoldson, The Journal, Martinsburg; and Heather Greenfield, Shepherd University Picket.

Dr. Chip Zimmer, Shepherd’s M.B.A. program coordinator, said that the debate will focus on West Virginia’s economic issues with specific categories including health, energy, jobs, environment, and education.

Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley will present the welcome. M.B.A. students participating during the debate include Jennifer Hess, master of ceremonies; Michelle Files, invocation; and Nick Emery, Pledge of Allegiance. Student members of honorary fraternities Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha will serve as ushers, while members of the Young Democrats and Young Republicans will serve as hosts.

A limited number of tickets are available to the public and may be obtained by contacting the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397.

Now that is a debate that I would like to watch. Raese certainly has a great voice and speaking skills, but you would expect that from a family that was early in the broadcast business. Thanks for the link.

12 posted on 09/22/2012 3:45:23 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I ran into Joe Manchin at a Coal Assoc meeting at the Greenbrier about 6 wks ago and told him I couldn’t stand Obama and what he was doing to the country. He leaned forward and said “I can’t defend him”.....but the fencesitter won’t tell us how he’s voting in November. I hope he loses but he is popular in the state. I’m hoping everyone will vote straight R, ....I’m talkin about the pissed off dems


13 posted on 09/22/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ("Paul Ryan is the intellectual epicenter of the Republican Party'...Allen West)
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