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Senators Casey, Toomey Frustrated By Stalemate
cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2013

Posted on 10/15/2013 8:04:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON DC (KDKA) — Frustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines.

Pennsylvania’s senior senator, a Democrat, knows who he blames.

“The Tea Party caused this shutdown, and if we allow it to continue, we’re going to have a Tea Party default and that’s not good for anyone,” says Sen. Bob Casey.

Sen. Casey says ultraconservatives in the House are so fixated on repealing or changing Obamacare that they are willing to risk the nation’s economic health.

“If they keep throwing out the ideas they’ve been talking about that will prevent the kind of consensus that I believe is already there throughout the country and here, Democrats, Republicans and Independents coming together, but the Tea Party insisting on, kind of, ideological demands,” Sen. Casey said.

Pennsylvania’s junior senator, Pat Toomey, says he disagrees with the tactics of his House colleagues.

“I never subscribed to the theory that we ought to make funding of the government contingent on defunding Obamacare or repealing Obamacare,” he said. “As much as I strongly oppose Obamacare, it never occurred to me that the President would sign a bill that would repeal what he thinks is his signature accomplishment. So, that was never a good strategy in my view.”

But Sen. Toomey says that President Obama and the Democrats bare a lot of responsibility, too.

“I think it was a big mistake for the President to refuse to negotiate, to insist in fact and to declare that he would not negotiate,” Sen. Toomey said.

With the clock ticking and no final resolution in sight, the frustration level is clearing rising, not just in Washington DC but with people all across the nation including here in Pittsburgh.


TOPICS: US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: casey; obamacare; teaparty; toomey

1 posted on 10/15/2013 8:04:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Toomey found a new rat to jump into bed with? Did Manchin smell?

Why can’t you just hang tough and stand firm?


2 posted on 10/15/2013 8:08:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Senate frustrates me!!
3 posted on 10/15/2013 8:11:28 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The "little secret" that Washington doesn't want anyone to know is that ObamaCare has nothing to do with health care.

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds are flat broke. They have more outlays than receipts.

The US is about to spiral into a deflation depression. Massive deficit spending (debt-money creation) is the only thing that has pretended to keep us out of it thus far. The Federal government relies on taking excess receipts from trust funds and purchasing US Treasury securities with them. That option does not exist anymore until a new HUGE "trust" fund is created. That's what the ACA is all about.

In other words, the Senators know full well that we face economic ruin very soon if ObamaCare is not pushed forward. They know that they can't negotiate out. Our nation of debt addicts has run out of time.

4 posted on 10/15/2013 8:11:43 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
FUBC
5 posted on 10/15/2013 8:14:31 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Screw them both! I remember when Toomey had me fooled. If nothing else, this is exposing the posers who tried to latch on to the “teaparty.”


6 posted on 10/15/2013 8:14:47 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Defaulting on the debt would be better than the hyper inflation that will surely come from printing 80 billion dollars every month. Devalued currency hurts the people with higher prices while default hurts the governments ability to borrow more money. Shut it down.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 8:14:57 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Enterprise
"But Sen. Toomey says that President Obama and the Democrats bare a lot of responsibility, too."

That's the naked truth. Although I think that Obama and the Corruptocrats bear ALL the responsibility.

8 posted on 10/15/2013 8:16:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: elpadre

The tea party is “willing to risk the nations economic health.”
That is hilarious. This country is dying a slow death and they’re blaming the tea party? HAHAHAHAHA!

These politicians are very very evil people.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 8:16:57 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: hillarys cankles
Yes Sir, that Tea Party is the most POWERFUL organization on the planet!
10 posted on 10/15/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT by timestax
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To: ez

Both would make the dollar worthless and a worthless dollar will not buy much. Imagine $50.00/gal gasoline.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 8:20:05 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: hillarys cankles

So how do evil people get there. From poor nominations and elections ad nauseum, with no end in sight


12 posted on 10/15/2013 8:20:12 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: outofstyle
I remember when Toomey had me fooled. If nothing else, this is exposing the posers who tried to latch on to the “teaparty.”

Pennsylvania’s junior senator, Pat Toomey, says he disagrees with the tactics of his House colleagues.

Yep...he sure liked the Tea Party's *tactics* when he was running for office. Poser is right. POS poser.

13 posted on 10/15/2013 8:24:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: timestax
And just a few months ago they claimed that ornery, ole TEA PARTY was gone, and had no power whatsoever !
14 posted on 10/15/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Tailgunner Joe
But Sen. Toomey says that President Obama and the Democrats bare a lot of responsibility, too.

The only thing I learned from the article is that CBS can't even afford editors any more.

15 posted on 10/15/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The oath never expires.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He has it wrong. It’s Obamacare itself that is the risk - and death knell - to the country’s financial health. Why they can’t see it, I’ll never understand.


16 posted on 10/15/2013 8:28:44 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: jpsb

Ahh. The Good Old Days of Wiemar Germany. These people never cease to amaze do they.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 8:29:04 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: politicket

Bingo


18 posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:12 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They’re just scared because we’re doing fine w/o their federal goobermint.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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“Those crazy anti-slavery Republicans! We Whigs and Democrats will not allow their obstruction!”

How they sound to a debt-slave...


20 posted on 10/15/2013 8:35:15 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Just more of the same.
A DemocratRepublican and a RepublicanDemocrat.
Different sides to the same damn coin. And their coins just keep on coming as long as they can maintain the charade.-
21 posted on 10/15/2013 8:38:42 PM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

bumps for later


22 posted on 10/15/2013 8:44:51 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
are so fixated on repealing or changing Obamacare that they are willing to risk the nation’s economic health

What really maddens me, what really drives me nuts, is that simple fairness should require the media to point out that the democrats are so fixated on implementing and defending Obamacare that they are willing to:

  1. Force it through with strictly democrat votes
  2. Replace their own chairman for trying to work with republicans on the bill
  3. adopt a lousy version when Massachusetts liberals elect a republican to take away their 60 votes.
  4. Use budget reconciliation as a way to bribe house democrats to vote for the bill
  5. lie about abortion coverage to get other house democrats to vote for the bill
  6. Stand idly by while the president re-writes the bill to his liking.
  7. AND, are willing to risk the nation's economic health to defend even the most indefensible parts, like the medical device tax, or to avoid delaying the tax on individuals for one year.

EITHER party could have ended the shutdown at any time, simply by giving in to the other side's demands. But somehow, the media decided that the democrat demands were "reasonable", and the republicans "unreasonable", even though a majority of people liked the republican idea.

23 posted on 10/15/2013 8:54:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: timestax

Yeah, the Tea Party. We’ve replaced ‘The Religious Right’ as the boogie-man of the left. They look under their beds to make sure we’re not hiding there, ready to spring and whisper Horatio Alger stories in their ears.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice
Yeah, how did the TEA PARTY get so darned powerful. Did they find a big, ole vein of KRYPTONITE ?
25 posted on 10/15/2013 9:18:24 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
Maybe it should be called THE SUPER MEGA TEA PARTY ! LOL

or the DREADNOUGHT TEA PARTY ! lol

26 posted on 10/15/2013 9:24:33 PM PDT by timestax
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Back up from the details a bit. This is not about Obamacare. This is not about the debt ceiling. This is not about the budget. During the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Mayor Daley said, “The confrontation was not created by the police; the confrontation was created by the people who charged the police. Gentlemen, let’s get the thing straight, once and for all. The policeman isn’t there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.”

Never let a crisis go to waste. It’s the Chicago way.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 9:26:21 PM PDT by Qout
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To: timestax
Maybe this photo of an ornery ole TEA PARTY member is the cause of all the angst and fear in the DemonCrap / GOPelites parties?

384805_133359073446061_1027899988_n photo 384805_133359073446061_1027899988_n-1.jpg

28 posted on 10/15/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax

TEA PARTY has only been around about four years, and yet the DemonCrats and GOP elites are scared of it and hate it. HA ha !


29 posted on 10/15/2013 10:03:43 PM PDT by timestax
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To: EternalVigilance
The only thing I learned from the article is that CBS can't even afford editors any more.<<

it's hard to catch all the mistakes when you're only working 29 hours and pursuing your dreams..../s

30 posted on 10/15/2013 10:06:15 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why don’t the Tea Partiers surrender like good little Repubs?

Pray America is Waking Up


31 posted on 10/15/2013 10:16:29 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: timestax
Casey and Toomey and all you evil DemonCraps, I've got something for you to see. It's a photo of a typical ornery TEA PARTY member. But don't look too long, as you may go into shock from fear, and from your hate. And Don't read the words on her sign, don't you dare! --

 photo womansittingSign.jpg


32 posted on 10/15/2013 10:26:24 PM PDT by timestax
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To: bray

Both these assclowns are mouth breathers. Nothing but a waiste of oxygen. Time to get some real conservatives. Like, Cruz and Lee.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 11:42:25 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What’s frustrating about the Constitutional separation of powers?
Voters gave Republicans the power over taxing and spending.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 12:46:09 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You people in PA should wipe that toomey off your shoes and get rid of that rat snake too!


35 posted on 10/16/2013 4:14:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am frustrated by Bob Casey pissing all over his dad’s legacy by supporting a law that provides universal government funding of abortion while continuing to lie by claiming that he is pro-life. There is a special place in hell reserved for politicians like that.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 4:22:43 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: timestax

bttt


37 posted on 10/16/2013 5:19:17 AM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax

Well......I guess I’m taking to myself......


38 posted on 10/16/2013 2:40:51 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax

bttt


39 posted on 10/18/2013 6:14:25 PM PDT by timestax
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To: pocat

ping


40 posted on 03/14/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: timestax

bump


41 posted on 03/15/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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