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Detroit-area members of Congress react to 'rampant rascality' over looming shutdown and Obamacare
mlive.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Khalil AlHajal

Posted on 09/30/2013 2:49:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

DETROIT, MI -- Members of Congress from Metro Detroit reacted strongly to weekend developments in the budget battle that threatens a Tuesday government shutdown, with U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn) using the harshest words.

“This once-deliberative body has been taken over by knaves and know-nothings, content with putting partisan politics ahead of the American people," Dingell said in a statement.

The Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday that would fund the government through Dec. 15 while delaying Obamacare for one year.

Senate Democrats rejected the proposal before the House even voted and the president has threatened a veto.

Without passage of a regular appropriations bill, government agencies could shut down on Oct. 1. The House also unanimously passed a measure that would ensure U.S. troops would continue to be paid in the event of a shutdown.

“House Democrats stand ready to pass a clean government funding bill... House Republicans must end their rampant rascality and put their party on a path to at least appearing is if they know what they’re doing," said Dingell. "This embarrassment must end, and we must do the job the American people have rightfully demanded we do.”

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Twp.) said the House is looking to protect the nation from "job-killing" measures in Obamacare.

"I was proud to vote in favor of a CR (Continuing Resolution) which once again fully funds the federal government, repeals the job killing medical device tax created by ObamaCare, and delays the implementation of ObamaCare for one year," Miller said in a statement. "The U.S. House has once again acted in a bipartisan manner and responded to the calls of the American people to keep the government open and protect them from the ObamaCare train wreck."

There have been 17 government funding gaps and shutdowns since 1976, according to the Associated Press. The gaps ranged from one to 21 days.

The last major shutdown occurred in late 1995 and early 1996, when the economy was relatively strong.

"Shutting down the government is wrong for Michigan, but instead of working toward a practical solution, the vote today plays politics with our servicemen and women and our middle class," said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in his statement on the developments.

He said a shutdown could cause delays in Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits claims, passport and visa applications and small business and home mortgage lending processes.

“I have voted to fix the health care law and will continue to work to improve health care so it works for Michigan families and small businesses, but I cannot join this irresponsible attempt to shut down the government," Peters said.

U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, (R-Milford) supported delaying the Affordable Care Act as a condition of passing a continuing resolution, calling House Republicans "the last line of defense against the wayward liberals in the Senate and White House."


TOPICS: US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; johndingell; michigan; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 2:49:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama promised us tax payer cash and now we aint gonna git it? This is the reason for the crying game


2 posted on 09/30/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rampant Rascality - well Sufferin Succatash !


3 posted on 09/30/2013 2:51:42 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
*Sigh*

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4 posted on 09/30/2013 2:53:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Kerry Bentivolio has been pretty impressive. They said you could never elect a conservative to the right of McCotter in that district.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 2:54:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thus saith the CNC members from Deeetroit


6 posted on 09/30/2013 2:56:28 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gary Peters needs to be hammered on this since he’s running to fill Levin’s seat. He’s trying to play moderate middle of the road games and needs to get run over.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 2:56:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Dingell Fam Plantation, owned by the Dingells for ~80 years now principally contains the Muzzie enclave West of Detroit and the Peoples Republic of Ann Arbor. It really has NOTHING to do with Detroit, but could easily be more leftist.

"Dingell's district was first in western Detroit, but redistricting has successively moved him further into the city's western suburbs.[citation needed] Since 2013, he has represented Michigan's 12th congressional district."

"Dingell was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the son of Grace (née Bigler) and John D. Dingell, Sr. (1894–1955), who represented Michigan's 15th district from 1933 to 1955."

"In 1955, John, Sr. died and John, Jr. won a special election to succeed him. He won a full term in 1956 and has been reelected 29 times, including runs in 1988 and 2006 with no Republican opponent."

Talk about slavery....

8 posted on 09/30/2013 2:57:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“This once-deliberative body has been taken over by knaves and know-nothings, content with putting partisan politics ahead of the American people," Dingell said in a statement.

Kinda describes Pelosi's secret meetings and Dingy Harry's bribes - eh?

9 posted on 09/30/2013 2:57:30 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ow, now the collectivists are starting to use mean names.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 2:58:24 PM PDT by lurk
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To: cripplecreek
"the right of McCotter"

The whole presence of McCotter in Congress was somewhat strange.

I believe in Santa Claus but not in (in)Sanity Clause (0bama).

11 posted on 09/30/2013 2:59:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

McCotter is a likeable guy but pretty moderate in some respects.


12 posted on 09/30/2013 3:02:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

McCotter was much like Dr. Paul in that regard.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

dingleberry is one of the most worthless members of the crime syndicate known as congress. dingleberry has accomplished nothing of value to America. What a wasted life.


14 posted on 09/30/2013 3:05:18 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Detroit's bond rating downgraded after not making payments

“13th month” checks

Esteemed Art Collection Appraised For Bankrupt Detroit

15 posted on 09/30/2013 3:06:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Translation: The parasites are hungry and angry.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 3:11:12 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Members of Congress from Metro Detroit ..

             

17 posted on 09/30/2013 3:12:14 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

What’s really funny is that not one of these congressmen are metro Detroit congressmen. That would be John Conyers who isn’t even mentioned.


18 posted on 09/30/2013 3:18:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Paladin2
"In 1955, John, Sr. died and John, Jr. won a special election to succeed him.

I propose a Constitutional amendment that bars a relative from filling any elective office vacated by the death, infirmity or removal of an office holder until after a non-relative has served the remainder of that term plus another full term subsequent to the vacancy.

19 posted on 09/30/2013 3:26:47 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: ogen hal

Dingell did support the 2nd and the auto industry for a couple of decades, but as the ‘rats have gone beyond Commie, he has been a fellow traveler.


20 posted on 09/30/2013 3:31:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paine in the Neck

I’m TOTALLY down wid dat.....


21 posted on 09/30/2013 3:32:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paine in the Neck

Peters 14th district has been in republican hands for exactly 1 term since it’s creation in 1933 when it was held by Harold F. Youngblood from 47 to 49.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 3:34:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No mo’ Obamaphones?


23 posted on 09/30/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: cripplecreek
What’s really funny is that not one of these congressmen are metro Detroit congressmen. That would be John Conyers who isn’t even mentioned.

And we can't forget the retired "Cheeks" Kilpatrick mother of "Kawame"...

24 posted on 09/30/2013 4:22:18 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

'Now, let's see here. "The House Democrats stand ready to pass a clean government funding bill . . . and the House Republicans must end their, must end their," oh, what must they end?'

"Their rampant rascality!"

25 posted on 09/30/2013 4:27:27 PM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: taildragger

I guess Peters could be considered metro Detroit.

The fact that he’s trying to play moderate on Obamacare going into a senate election tells me that he’s vulnerable.


26 posted on 09/30/2013 4:29:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Wascals are wunning wampant!


27 posted on 09/30/2013 5:46:20 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: cripplecreek
I have two words for the WHINERS


28 posted on 09/30/2013 7:47:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: cripplecreek
Congressman John Conyers honored amid possible government shutdown - September 29, 2013 -"October 1st is the start and not the finish," Conyers said. "We have our staff working hard to get everybody registered."
29 posted on 10/01/2013 12:44:09 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dingell standing proudly with the 17% of the American public that wants to enslave the rest of us!


30 posted on 10/01/2013 9:13:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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