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Reid: Iím not talking to Boehner
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reid: I’m not talking to Boehner By Alexander Bolton - 09/26/13 01:47 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he hasn’t had a single conversation with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) about avoiding a government shutdown and doesn’t plan to.

“Send us a clean [continuing resolution], a clean debt ceiling [bill]. That’s the path forward. There’s no need for conversations. We’ve spoken loudly and clearly, and we have the support of the president of the United States,” Reid told reporters.

Reid and other members of the Democratic leadership said only House approval of a clean extension of government funding would avert a shutdown.

As time ticks down to the midnight deadline on Oct. 1, Reid has staunchly refused to negotiate with House Republicans over proposals to defund or partially repeal ObamaCare.

Reid has resisted even talking with Republican leaders, which he says could further encourage them to threaten a government shutdown or debt default.

Some Republicans view the debt limit as better leverage to extract concessions from Democrats on ObamaCare and other government spending. They argue the administration should prioritize debt payments to avoid default.

Reid said Democrats would not negotiate over the stopgap bill funding government even if Republicans agreed to turn off the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

“No, as much as we dislike the senseless sequestration,” said Reid.

Reid also ruled out a GOP proposal to attach a repeal of the medical device tax to the stopgap, even though many Democrats support eliminating it.

“We want a clean CR. That’s what we’re going to get. If they want to shut down the government, here’s how much time they have to figure it out: four days, 11 hours, 22 minutes and 15 seconds,” Reid said, pointing to a large television monitor in the Senate television studio counting down the time until government funding expires.

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), a supporter of repealing the medical device tax, said the stopgap measure is not the proper vehicle for it.

“My position is it should be replaced and the revenue it raises replaced as well,” Durbin said.

Durbin said adding a strict repeal to the continuing resolution would create a revenue gap on the order of $10 billion to $30 billion.

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Reid urged President Obama to abandon discussions about setting up a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders this week. Reid’s spokesman declined to comment on the report.


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Well I'm not talking to either one of them so there!
1 posted on 09/26/2013 11:59:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What does Harry know about “clean”?


2 posted on 09/26/2013 12:00:15 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Sub-Driver

People that think similarly may not have to talk to each other as much to coordinate action, as people that think 180 degrees apart.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t compromise.
They don’t negotiate.
They don’t even talk with our side.

And WE’RE the problem???


4 posted on 09/26/2013 12:01:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid says “ We have the support of the President of the United States.”

I wouldn’t call it support, I would call it orders from the President of the United States.

Obama runs Reid , Owns him.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 12:02:26 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t care what you WANT, dingy, you got the bill they gave you...

Now deal with it or YOU shut down the government


6 posted on 09/26/2013 12:02:31 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

This is why they want to get cloture in the Senate, so they can have the bill die in the House, making the blame game easier.


7 posted on 09/26/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Send us a clean [continuing resolution], a clean debt ceiling [bill]. That’s the path forward. There’s no need for conversations. We’ve spoken loudly and clearly, and we have the support of the president of the United States,” Reid told reporters.

Did they attribute to the right Senator? I was thinking gee, that is what McCain said...


8 posted on 09/26/2013 12:04:23 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Oh! Yes, sir; all-righty.”

Keep our mouths shut and do what we’re told, just like any other tyranny, eh Sen.Reid?

Um, no. That is not how its done in our government, Senator.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 12:05:08 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Sub-Driver

They get away with this because of the lying, corrupt media.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by notaliberal (Never lose heart. The most high will strengthen and protect you....Fr. Francis Jordan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why waste time talking? Harry knows Boehner will surrender.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Irenic

How about a budget Harry!


12 posted on 09/26/2013 12:06:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a smarmy little tyrant. It won’t pain me in the least when this old geezer finally gets planted.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 12:07:31 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Sub-Driver

F them.

This is not how our government functions under the U.S. Constitution. If they don’t like it, they can go to another country.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 12:07:44 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Sub-Driver

“Give me what I want or it’ll be your fault when the government shuts down”


15 posted on 09/26/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just lovers quarrelling.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 12:08:51 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: machogirl
Sigh...this is our leadership?
17 posted on 09/26/2013 12:09:16 PM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [sic])
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To: Venturer

I took that statement by Reid to be one of the most statist ones he’s ever come out with.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 12:10:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver

Go to Harry Reid’s Face book page and leave him messages!! I do!!


19 posted on 09/26/2013 12:11:26 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Sub-Driver

There can be no discussion of a Democrat position, because any opposition to that position is illegitimate, insane, and unwarranted.

These Radical Socialist Democrats use this in EVERY Issue now, knowing they have the majority of the media to back them up. And any that don’t know they face consequences now for not doing so.

Thank Cloward/Piven.... SEIG HEIL!


20 posted on 09/26/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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