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Reid: Iím not talking to Boehner
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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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To: Sub-Driver
Who's blackmailing whom?

-PJ

21 posted on 09/26/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver
To Reid:

nuts

22 posted on 09/26/2013 12:15:19 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No one wants to talk to the weeping cheeto.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 12:15:42 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid is animated - - - does that mean that Obama is worried?


24 posted on 09/26/2013 12:16:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sub-Driver

For a dope at such at advanced age, he sure sounds like a freakin 12 year old.

All this vile hatred directed at Cruz and us is just so insane, where are the adults?? I really can’t get my head around any of this today, it’s simply out of control.

And all the while that bufoon who calls himself _resident, sits back and laughs. I can’t shake the sick feeling that evil surrounds us.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: tcrlaf

26 posted on 09/26/2013 12:22:02 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Graewoulf

On another thread Senator Lee is quoted as saying they currently have the votes to block cloture. If so, yes somebody is worried...


27 posted on 09/26/2013 12:26:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Sub-Driver
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...

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.

Sounds like Reid is full of it to me!

28 posted on 09/26/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL. They are jokes.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 12:26:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver
The house should just gut it completely, write a budget cutting 10% across the board, defund Obamacare AND the EPA, then send it back.
30 posted on 09/26/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, but Republicans are the partisan ideologues.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 12:28:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: machogirl

What does Harry know about “clean”?


Money laundering, for one.


32 posted on 09/26/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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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.

And then they accuse the Repubs of not negotiating or compromising, and the "news" media just go right along with it.

33 posted on 09/26/2013 12:30:16 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: ClearCase_guy
-"They don’t compromise.
They don’t negotiate.
They don’t even talk with our side.
And WE’RE the problem???"

Exactly!

.... and where is Boehner? Cantor? Ryan? McConnel? decrying such an outlandish and public stand by the Senate Majority Leader???

Where they are is ... THEY DON'T GIVE A HORSE'S ASS!!!!

All they care about is their 'lifetime' seats that nourishes their eternal fix on EGOs, TURF, and INFLUENCE!!!

34 posted on 09/26/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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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.

Then he stomped his foot, flipped his invisible hair and huffed out of the room.

35 posted on 09/26/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Phillyred

Obama used this very position, JUST TODAY, saying that Republicans were CRAZY for opposing Obamacare.

Alrighty then....


36 posted on 09/26/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's a good thing Ted Cruz is an idiot and nothing he is doing makes any difference or Harry would be making an even bigger fool of himself.
37 posted on 09/26/2013 12:36:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid hasn’t had a boehner in years.,


38 posted on 09/26/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It appears Reid thinks the house should allow him to write all bills. And why is it that Reid and obama can refuse to negotiate and that’s fine. But if republicans don’t cave to the democrats’ every demand, they’re obstructionists.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 12:39:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tallyhoe

I don’t “do” Facebook. But if I did I’d tell him he looks like Warren Jeffs and I’d ask him if he molests children like Jeffs.


40 posted on 09/26/2013 12:42:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sub-Driver
A Jackson Quote photo AJacksonQuote.jpg
41 posted on 09/26/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Harry is a joke, but here is a real one that may explain Harry and his cohorts...

Woman in a Hot Air Balloon

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him: “Excuse me, can you help me?
I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied: “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at
31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be an Obama Liberal Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s MY fault.”


42 posted on 09/26/2013 12:44:32 PM PDT by Atilla_the_Hun (Reagan now more than ever)
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To: All

Every time the libs use the word FORWARD I feel the need to purchase more ammo.


43 posted on 09/26/2013 12:46:41 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: Sub-Driver
"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.

These tyrannical Democrats just cannot let go of taxes. A tax that hasn't yet gone into effect and he wants the hypothetical revenue it might collect somehow replaced with another tax should the medical device tax be repealed. Incredible how these creeps think.

44 posted on 09/26/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: oxcart

Damn, he looks like Goebbels with glasses.


45 posted on 09/26/2013 12:52:41 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: machogirl

“What does Harry know about “clean”?”

You’re talkin about the original Mr. CLEANFACE!


46 posted on 09/26/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Sub-Driver

This has to be coordinated between Reid and Obama. They won’t negotiate and they won’t talk, but it is that tower of rectitude Boehner’s fault???


47 posted on 09/26/2013 12:55:54 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

Statesmanship at its finest. Harry Reid is an absolute joke as a senator and certainly ought not be in a leadership position.


48 posted on 09/26/2013 12:56:11 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: machogirl

Someone make him define “clean”. That’s their buzzword of the day but what is it really?
_________________________________________

Defined on http://www.insidegov.org/?p=357 as:

“Once the committee has completed its review there are a number of things that could happen: 1.) it gets tabled which means the proposal is rejected and it goes no further, 2.) It comes out as a “clean bill” which means it contains some of the original content but has been amended to the point that it is a new bill – and – it receives a new number, and 3.) or it is approved with or without amendments and continues from there.”
__________________________________________

So I’m asking Freepers, what are they really saying here?
The “clean bill” rhetoric seems like a minor point but I’ve heard it from every lib spin master so the sheeple must like the souond of it(focus groups).


49 posted on 09/26/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s just great Beech!

Get in the kitchen then and make him a samich...


50 posted on 09/26/2013 12:58:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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