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BREAKING: House Deal Falls Apart As Conservatives Balk, White House Threatens Veto
Townhall ^ | Oct. 15, 2013 | Guy Benson

Posted on 10/15/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT by JSDude1

----"Plan B" and fiscal cliff vote, redux. Having hammered out a deal to shoot back to the Senate tonight -- with most Republicans reportedly on board -- House GOP leadership has been forced to delay or cancel those votes after support among conservatives collapsed in the early evening hours. The rules committee meeting, which would have formally drawn up the bill and advanced it to the full house, has been postponed indefinitely. The reason is simple. They don't have the votes:

What happened? The counter-offer's broad outline, which I've been following all day, seemed to be on track. Then the medical device tax delay was stripped out, and the "full Vitter Amendment" (no special treatment under Obamacare for Congress, staffers, and White House officials) was inserted in -- both at the behest of the Tea Party faction. You read that right: The House's most ardent conservatives decided they were opposed to stalling or repealing the tax as part of this deal, for tactical reasons. I theoretically sympathize with those reasons. The delay would look like another favor to big business rather than the little guy (which works against the GOP's "fairness" messaging on the mandate tax), it would risk disengaging the medical device industry as a zealous repeal coalition partner, and it would take the issue off the table as a Democrat-dividing maneuver for future negotiations. All that said, since when are conservatives against getting rid of job-killing, innovation-impeding tax increases? A wrong-headed choice, in my estimation. But that's moot now anyway. In spite of those accommodations from leadership and a relatively unified spirit coming out of this morning's meeting, enough members apparently decided that the deal wasn't good enough to merit their support. It seems likely that late-breaking opposition from Heritage Action and FreedomWorks contributed to the whip-count...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; barrycades; benghazi; boehner; corruptbaracktards; cr; deathpanels; debtceiling; default; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; obamacare; obamacaves; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; vitteramendment; zerocare
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To: JSDude1

Shutdown does not appear to shut down anything but the parks.

Certainly does not shut down the bs.

What is wrong with default? As opposed to giving away newly printed cash we are not allowed to print today.

At some point, the balloon pops.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 5:49:33 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SoConPubbie
Until Matt Bevin answers the charge of falsifying his resume... with false claims of college degrees, he is a NON-OTION for me.

And, yes... I've said this to his people.. directly.

22 posted on 10/15/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in governm<p>ent.</i><p> If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: haircutter

By not passing a House bill Boehner has given Mitch a chance to be a hero and save his reelection, and the country.

Hard to picture him that way but I can’t believe Boehner just sandbagged him.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: JSDude1

The Conservatives did NOT balk... they DID vote. They voted for a Balanced Budget. GREAT for them! Of course, rather than using their fingers to vote (pressing a button) they chose to vote with their Feet!


24 posted on 10/15/2013 5:51:33 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mrsmith

I wasn’t aware the senate could pass anything without the house approving it THEY HAVE THE PURSE!! Am I missing something here!


25 posted on 10/15/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Heart of Georgia
Rove...“we can’t default...we can’t default!”

We're not going to default ya freakin' toad.

26 posted on 10/15/2013 5:54:34 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: bigbob

I love the new FNC evening line-up, and couldnt be happier to see Stupid Smith doing nothing on a regular basis. His random appearance tonight was akin to coming upon a hemorrhoid while taking a shower.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by Prole
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To: JSDude1

ALL THE WAY, and watch them turn on their little Undocumented Imposter.


28 posted on 10/15/2013 5:57:23 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: JSDude1
Commies out!!!!!!!!!!

Smash the left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 posted on 10/15/2013 5:57:36 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Kit cat

20 House RINOs will join the Dems to pass anything Harry Reid wants.

Perhaps... well... they always have.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 5:57:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: uncitizen

I don’t know. I try not to watch rove, and I was afraid he would drag out his whiteboard to demonstrate why the Tea Party is wrong, so I changed the channel.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Kit cat

I’m with you that’s what I thought too..How is it that the senate can do this without the house? Please explain.


32 posted on 10/15/2013 6:00:51 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: JSDude1

The TEA Party lives rent free in the spacious vacuum of the Klown’s pea brain. The 2 year old needs a spankin. He’s gettin whopped like a mule.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 6:01:04 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Qwackertoo

Me too. As soon as we stop the printing presses ==go to gold baby.Its the push of a button.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 6:01:31 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: bray
The banks and multi-nationals are really pissed at us Tea partiers.

They have bought the U.S. and it's government outright and will be damned if they will let some uppity grassroots freedom-loving-constitutional-respecting group mess with their success.

"now get back in there and Sell,Sell!!!"
35 posted on 10/15/2013 6:02:40 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Don't like Gramnesty? Support Lee Bright www.brightforsenate.com/)
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To: SADMILLIE

great argument


36 posted on 10/15/2013 6:02:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Heart of Georgia
Rove was on Greta forcefully proclaiming, “we can’t default!”

Rove regurgitating the Dim mantra. I wouldn't doubt that he repeats his Dim talking points in his sleep.

37 posted on 10/15/2013 6:02:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SADMILLIE

Thank GOD for Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, Mike Lee, et al!! They stand between us and tyrany!

...and my governor of Texas.


38 posted on 10/15/2013 6:02:50 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: mrsmith

Ah 20 house Rinos to vote with all the dems to pass whatever the senate comes up with...hmmm

Make them eat it and see how their reelection campaigns go next year. The stakes are pretty high, but no doubt they will cave. Ironic thing is they may lose their seats either way. Either libs or tea party will vote them out.


39 posted on 10/15/2013 6:04:52 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: LUV W

just read that the pod people have taken over the soul of Issa— like a zombie coming for your children.


40 posted on 10/15/2013 6:05:28 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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