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Are the Republicans missing the most obvious talking point regarding the government shutdown??
10/02/2013 | Vanity

Posted on 10/02/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT by smartyaz

There would be NO talk of debt limits, shutdowns and CRs if Obama did just one thing.

Submit a balanced budget!


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1 posted on 10/02/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT by smartyaz
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To: smartyaz

First you would have to get the lying shiftless bastard boy to submit A budget! You can be sure he knows nothing of a ‘balanced budget’. he’s a dyed in the wool democrip from Chicago crime syndicate.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 4:39:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: smartyaz

Republicans don’t want a balanced budget. Only conservatives do.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: smartyaz

YES, and to have Harry Reid making comments like “What right do they have determining what parts of the Government get funded or not” is about as asinine as I have ever heard. Last I checked all 12 or 13 appropriations bills start in the GOP led House. Seems to me the GOP Led House is the ones to start the process of determining which parts of Government get funded or not. Harry is just doing the dirty work of his KING who honestly believes he is an imperial dick-tator.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 4:41:43 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: smartyaz
You can find Obama's 2014 budget on line.

But it is up to Congress to pass a budget

5 posted on 10/02/2013 4:44:26 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: smartyaz

Keep it shut down. Now is the time for the House to use its’ Constitutional Power of the Purse against this out-of-control socialist adminstration. Turn off their money spigot. Cloward Piven the left. No more borrowing money...no more leftist programs that turn Americans into slaves of the state.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 4:46:29 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Cheerio

Reid did say “What right do they have deciding which parts of government to fund.”

Read the Constitution Harry. It’s called the power of the purse.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 4:48:13 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I fear the GOP-e, (the leadership as they call it), will turncoat on the conservatives. They along with the Dems and media will blame all this on the few that are standing to save our country.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: MHGinTN
Obama couldn't even get his own party to vote for his budget.

So who is out of touch?

Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote

9 posted on 10/02/2013 4:50:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Obastard’s budget isn’t within a mile of being balanced. It’s worthless.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 4:50:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
You can't cut your way out of it, you have to grow your way out.

Remember how Bill Clinton grew the economy out of it, then Bush ran the debt up by cutting taxes and having wars.

We are up to our eyeballs in the Bush/GOP debt.

11 posted on 10/02/2013 4:57:20 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: smartyaz

YES!!!

For example:

The government now admits they collect information on every phone call you make. They have your tax records, and they use them for political ends. They’ve lied about this, admit they’ve lied, and the perpetrators get promotions. They refuse to even investigate.

Now, they want to upload your medical records. All of your medical records. They want your doctor to ask about your love life. Of course they will use this information for their own purposes - they’ve done it before and punished no one.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 4:57:54 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: smartyaz

“There would be NO talk of debt limits, shutdowns and CRs if Obama did just one thing.

Submit a balanced budget!”

Not sure why you believe that. Obama could submit a budget that doubles entitlement spending and assumes taxes are increased three-fold. Just submitting a budget or even a balanced budget by itself means nothing.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 5:03:52 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Ben Ficklin

Hmmmpff!

We could cut our way to a balanced budget in a couple of hours. All we need is small government people in control of the House, Senate and Presidency who are more concerned for the country than their reelection.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: smartyaz

They don’t call the GOP the stupid party for nothing!


15 posted on 10/02/2013 5:05:41 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: plain talk

Your right, he could. He hasn’t, which is why we are at another “debt crisis”.

Another poster found this:

Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote


16 posted on 10/02/2013 5:08:02 PM PDT by smartyaz
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To: smartyaz
Actually pResident Obama has submitted a budget every year. So fact it has received zero (0) votes in the House and Senate.
The House did not pass a budget in 2009 or 2010.
The Republicans regained a majority in the House in the 2010 elections and SHAZAM;
The House has passed a budget in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Senate has NOT passed a budget since 2008. Not in 2009. Not in 2010, Not in 2011. Not in 2012. And not in 2013.

And we wonder why Washington lurches from crisis to crisis.

17 posted on 10/02/2013 5:09:40 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: noprogs
"All we need is small government people in control of the House, Senate, and Presidency....

What happened in the 2012 election?

Remember Bush in 2008 when he had the deer in the headlight s look trying to get Congress to appropriate the TARP money?

It would be easy to get budget balanced, raise taxes.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

-——What happened in the 2012 election?-——

The Presdient stole the election using the IRS and a host of others

By rights he should be shot for crimes against the republic


19 posted on 10/02/2013 5:15:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Tupelo

Well put.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 5:17:13 PM PDT by smartyaz
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To: Ben Ficklin

Bush is not and never was a supporter of small government. Nobody in the whole clan supports small government.

Elect someone like Lew Rockwell or Murray Rothbard and see what happens, instead of posers like Rubio, Ryan or any sort of Bush.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: noprogs

Lew Rockwell? Is that the same guy that freepers used to call Lewser Rockwell?


22 posted on 10/02/2013 5:44:49 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Maybe it is. Freepers are quite diverse in their opinions. I don’t agree with Lew on several issues, but he would take a chainsaw to the Federal budget and power, reducing it to its Constitutional duties.

Lots of folk fault him for supporting open borders, but once he finished with the federal entitlement programs there would be a LOT fewer crossing in and MANY more going home.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 5:56:25 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: smartyaz

You must not have read my post. A balanced budget means nothing if it is attained through higher taxes. We are not in a debt crisis because Obama has failed to push his so-called balanced budget with higher taxes.

we are in this mess because Obama and the dems and RINOs have pushed more entitlements on us. Whether Obama submits or does not submit some phony budget means nothing. The less Obama does the better.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 6:48:33 PM PDT by plain talk
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