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Unexpectedly, Republicans Do Something Right (Bill to Withhold Senate Salaries Pending Budget)
American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2013 | Gene Schwimmer

Posted on 01/18/2013 12:38:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Excerpt from just-released statement from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (emphases mine):

House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation's near-term budget challenges.  The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year.  Under Senator Harry Reid's leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days.  As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate pass a long-term budget plan.  The plan also includes a bipartisan proposal to withhold Senators' salaries if they fail to pass a budget.

 


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bill; budget; senate

1 posted on 01/18/2013 12:38:47 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
From the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

Chairman Ryan Statement on the Path to a Responsible Budget Process

January 18, 2013
WASHINGTON¬Earlier today, House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation’s near-term budget challenges. The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year. Under Senator Harry Reid’s leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days. As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate pass a long-term budget plan. The plan also includes a bipartisan proposal to withhold Senators’ salaries if they fail to pass a budget.

In response to the plan outlined by House Republican leaders, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement:
“I stand in strong support of the agreement reached by my colleagues today. Our conference has united around a common-sense proposal. It rests on the recognition that our challenge is twofold: We have to pay our bills today, and we have to make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. To achieve both ends, we must cut spending and budget responsibly.

“Since taking the majority, House Republicans have done their job. We’ve passed a budget that promotes economic growth and gets spending under control. But for nearly four years, Senate Democrats have refused to pass a budget. Today’s agreement will hold the Senate accountable for this legal and moral failure. Just as April 15 is tax day for American families, it is budget day for Congress. Unless the Senate acts, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase. I look forward to working with my colleagues—in both houses and in both parties—on this vital issue.”

2 posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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3 posted on 01/18/2013 12:43:53 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: SeekAndFind

I need more details - but this could be good. How could the Republicans have comeup with something like this? Must be “fake” salary cuts for the senators!


4 posted on 01/18/2013 12:45:36 PM PST by wewereright
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To: SeekAndFind

Where does it say that they are planning to withhold Senate salaries?


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:50:37 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sequoyah101

Lets wait and see if Boehner actually found his balls, or if his boyfriend Dingy Harry Reid still has them.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:16 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind

But doesn’t this have to pass the senate & get signed by the pResident ?

Good idea, but can’t see that happening....


7 posted on 01/18/2013 1:02:43 PM PST by fred42 ("Get your facts first, then you can distort 'em as much as you need." - Mark Twain)
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To: usconservative
Lets wait and see if Boehner actually found his balls,
or if his boyfriend Dingy Harry Reid still has them
LL!..how unCivil of You!

8 posted on 01/18/2013 1:02:55 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Uncivil, yes.

Untrue, no.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 1:06:05 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently you don’t understand:

Congressional pay is irrelevant, under the table money and power paid by special interests are.

You can’t hurt them by holding their “legal” pay because it is simply a pimple on an Elephant’s ass to them.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 1:08:48 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least half the members of congress are worth $1M or more, it will take a long time to starve them.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 1:10:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t do enough. Make it reduce Senator’s administration funds zeroed, and their STAFFERS pay and benefits stopped as well.

THAT would do something. . .


12 posted on 01/18/2013 1:29:04 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: DH
Damn, beat me to it!

At best, it just costs them a little time and effort to go steal some more.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 1:41:34 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: SeekAndFind

At last a GOP idea that makes sense. Congress should be expected to pay bills they approved. And the President should submit a budget without anything off-budget.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 1:50:52 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds good, EXCEPT: The Senate and house rats and RINO’s will insert pork into it directing the pork into their bank accounts. This will be done at the last minute, with no one reading the bill, in a crisis to “save” America. And they will get paid.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 1:56:04 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

RE: Where does it say that they are planning to withhold Senate salaries?

See Post #2 above. Last sentence, first paragraph.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 2:30:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They found 1/2 of a gonad in the house?


17 posted on 01/18/2013 2:31:26 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: SeekAndFind

Pelosi hates it, calling it a gimmick. THat’s good enough for me.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 3:49:32 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

The only gimmick any of these clowns will get is pitchforks by torchlight. It would be fun to watch


19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:21:29 PM PST by PYTHON77
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Where does it say that they are planning to withhold Senate salaries?

Did you read the post at the very top of the thread?

The last sentence is:

The plan also includes a bipartisan proposal to withhold Senators' salaries if they fail to pass a budget.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 6:37:21 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is unfair to Republican Senators — at least the Demwits can get by on what they steal.

:’)

Thanks SeekAndFind.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 8:00:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: usconservative
Uncivil, yes.
Untrue, no.
over time, even the RINOs shall "tired"...
of his beggin' to 0'RumpRanger Bozo
or is it Bronco 0'Bozo now?

22 posted on 01/18/2013 8:05:16 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks, for the post...info.

23 posted on 01/18/2013 8:09:53 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: usconservative

Looks like he never found them.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 2:38:01 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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