Skip to comments.Senate GOP may speed up CR to give Boehner, House more time
Posted on 09/24/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Senate Republicans want to speed up the debate over the stopgap spending measure in order to give Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) enough time to make a counteroffer to Senate Democrats......
At a special meeting held in the Strom Thurmond Room, GOP senators discussed speeding up the debate in the upper chamber this week.
There were a lot of us that thought giving the House some time to send back another policy, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). There was a lot of discussion about giving back time on the motion to proceed so that possibly the House wouldnt be jammed and would have time to think about what they might send back.
They fear if Boehner does not receive the Senate-amended stopgap until Sunday night or Monday morning, he would not have enough time to change it and send it back across the Capitol without causing a government shutdown.....
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Translation, Boehner and Cantor have told McConnell and Cornyn to hurry up in the Senate so that he will have enough time to sell out the country again on September 30.
What’s been lost in all this is: what happens in December when this CR runs out. The same thing again?? Another capitualtion?? A quick bundling of spending bills in one big pile and one vote...again??
Look at it from the Left’s point of view: The government does not know how to access the “penalties” at this time, in the individual Marketplace, I am guessing that the Feds also are not ready to help with the “subsidy” issues either.
They either have to admit that they are not ready, or suffer the wrath of voters when it is obvious that they are not ready. -— or they now “blame it on Republicans” and kick the can down the road a year?
What do you think they will do, in the end?
I am an Insurance Agent. I have been waiting for an hour and a half to get logged into the ACA training class, which is put on by CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
They are not ready.
People will not forget. The more Obamacare is rammed down our throats the more people will hate it. Few people are feeling the effects yet. ONce they do they’ll remember it as Cruz who stood up and wanted to do something about it.
“..They fear if Boehner does not receive the Senate-amended stopgap until Sunday night or Monday morning, he would not have enough time to change it and send it back across the Capitol without causing a government shutdown.....”
When will the real fight begin? The pols on the Hill forget what is at stake here. If Obama’s DeathCare gets funded EVER then there will not be anything to fight for. The country will be lost, the Constitution turned into more of a door mat than it already is, and Americans get their first BIG taste of radical Marxism. It is really now or never — so who should care if the government gets shut down and who gets blamed? That is NOT THE ISSUE!!!
15 minutes ago:
Tweet: GOP Senate source tells me Cruz will start a “talking filibuster” in about 20 min
Love this guy.
This Corker Senate gimmick does not pass the smell test.
Away from the fog of the controersy, “No” is still “NO!”
No pain, no gain!
Sham pain to our real friends,
And real pain to Old-Style Republican politicians.
True. The problem with implementing this SocializedMedicineCr@pSandwich is that once it's implemented -- like ALL other social programs -- it's next to impossible to revoke.
At least Senators Cruz and Lee will go down on the right side...as trying to save us from this monster 0SocialismCare.
GeldingCare. The GOPe owns it.
Cruz just started
They’ll say anything to give Harry what he wants.
And if it gets Harry what he wants the media will treat what they say with respect.
What Harry wants now is to run the Senate after 2014 and the Republicans are doing their best to show it’s no use voting for them.
When people stop receiving their precious handout checks, they WILL notice.
the CSPAN-2 strip says Cruz said that he plans to speak as long as he can stand.
More crap from the gutless, unprincipled, Rockefeller Republican RINO surrender monkeys.
I don’t see why everyone has their skivvies in a tangle here.
They screwed around all year and now ‘cry’ they only have a couple of days left.
I hope Sen Cruz has plenty of water and is wearing his Dependz as he is attempting to filibuster, the CORRECT way. These so called filibusters today include lunch breaks, rest periods, switch offs etc...Of course the perks depend on who is in charge and who is ‘talking’.
If these clowns want to ‘save’ money, start with cutting their staffs, lock them in a room till it is hashed out (both sides).
They could always go to their home districts and work but I guess many of them have been in DC so long they no longer have a ‘livable’ residence in their district.
Just think when they ‘shut and shouted down’ O. North because he was going to be a ‘lone voice’, if he had been elected chances are ‘WE’ would be in position to return the House and Senate back over to people who think and act like adults.
I first heard about 40 years ago we couldn’t drill off shore and inland because it would be 10 years before it became productive.....well, we are ‘Stuck on Stupid’, still in the same limbo, depending on the same thugs.
They try to push electric cars but with no oil or coal where do these idiots think the electricity is going to come from to power the autos AND this maladministration has already ‘alerted’ us to power grid problems, so a couple million electric cars shouldn’t hurt.
Problem is a ‘handful of US’ has been yelling this out for years but we keep getting shot down.. Why can’t these people sit down and think for themselves???
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.