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Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government
The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Alan Fram,Donna Cassata

Posted on 10/16/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by Biggirl

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: congress; hastertrule; house; senate

1 posted on 10/16/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House.....


2 posted on 10/16/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

Money is going to be so cheap by the time I retire I may need billions. The republicans are done I think.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 9:28:10 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Biggirl

How much is the debt limit going up? All this talk about “extending the debt limit” is interesting. Like saying, you can keep using your credit card for another 4 months, but not telling you how much.

Anyone know how much they can add to the debt? Amazing how no one is asking this question. Is there a cap, or open line?

Well, at least we live to fight another day in 2014. Lots of pain with little gain, but it was a battle worth fighting. As much as it hurts to give in (yes, this was a cave), we were getting killed in the public. Need to lick our wounds and get ready for the Dec 15th commission.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Biggirl

ABC News running a soundbite from Dingy Harry about how he and the other side came together to save the nation from catastrophe...

It will make a great ad for him to be re-elected by the voters of Nevada next time. Harry the Hero!


5 posted on 10/16/2013 9:32:45 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Biggirl

One step closer to becoming a third world country thanks democrats.

/s


6 posted on 10/16/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: DonaldC
the republicans did what they could......they don't have the power that the rats have, partially because we hold them to such ridiculously high standards,(we just couldn't possibly vote Romney in because he has flaws), and partially because the SCM which we support has so much power...

I blame the silly arrogant "convservative" "constitutional" voters who gave us AL Freakin in Minn and other libtards just because the pub candidate wasn't perfect...

there is no perfect, but such voters keep ensuring rat power forever with their stupid voting patterns....

well, its done..America is pretty much over....

7 posted on 10/16/2013 9:33:39 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Biggirl

The Repubs Cave completely!

Pray America is Waking Up


8 posted on 10/16/2013 9:33:45 AM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: jeffc
And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House.....

Ya know... I THOUGHT I heard something similar. Just wasn't sure.

9 posted on 10/16/2013 9:35:25 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: bray

Boner will pass the bill in the house with more RAT votes than GOP votes.

No Hastert rule for Boner.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dan on the right

And you REALLY think in 2014 the Repubs will do better? LOL! How so?


11 posted on 10/16/2013 9:36:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Biggirl

...if you are going to play the big boys game - then one must be a big boy...seems like the presently elected Republicans just caved - if this story is true...

I guess Obama doesn’t get embarrassed about being a cry baby...it’s just his nature...

Well - what a loss...the US was a great place at one time...


12 posted on 10/16/2013 9:37:10 AM PDT by BCW (Babylon's Covert War -- Amazon.com ---- Salva reipublicae)
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To: jeffc

“And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House.....”

That’s when we had a President and a congress that actually thought the Constitution was relevant.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DonaldC

“...The republicans are done I think....”

Indeed they are.

I’ll not vote for them again...ever.

No need for counter arguments...we’re doomed until after CW-II and we get a true conservative party.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 9:39:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cherry

Was America done when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Helllll NO!

Seriously, I remember us bein done when Jimmy Carter was in office. Then a man named Reagan came along. We’ll rebound


15 posted on 10/16/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: dan on the right
How much is the debt limit going up? All this talk about “extending the debt limit” is interesting. Like saying, you can keep using your credit card for another 4 months, but not telling you how much.

Good question. I just heard Rush say that they agreed to increase the debt limit by $986 billion, which would would put the debt limit beyond the 2014 elections. Yet they said that the debt limit would be extended to February 7 or thereabouts. This doesn't compute.

16 posted on 10/16/2013 9:53:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: dan on the right

parden me for saying...’yea righttt, what bunch of sh^t!!!’


17 posted on 10/16/2013 9:59:49 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: jeffc
-- And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House... --

Nope. Spending can originate anywhere, and so can fees, fines and penalties. What the constitution says is, "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives" (US Constitution, Article I, Section 7)

The Supreme court has construed the meaning of "bills for raising Revenue" very narrowly, and has so far refused to peek behind the charade of the Senate gutting a revenue (tax) bill sent to it by the House, and inserting its own language.

Obamacare, for example, ruled a tax, would also not be ruled a "bill for raising Revenue," because its primary purpose is not to raise revenue for the functioning of the federal behemoth.

18 posted on 10/16/2013 10:08:47 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: DonaldC
The final nail in the Republicans’ coffin was when they didn't vet hussein.
19 posted on 10/16/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: DonaldC

Invest in food now. It will soon be too expensive and hard to come by.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 11:28:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cherry
the Republcans did what they could...

THEY DID NOT. No RINO should ever see office again. The Republican Party might as well shut its doors and let a conservative, constitutional, pro-US political party emerge.

Don't you get it? Almost no one will ever describe themselves as supporting "the Republican Party" ever again. Don't you realize Obama knows damn well he just destroyed politically every RINO who abetted him? He just doesn't think conservatives can get a majority in the near future.

21 posted on 10/16/2013 11:34:48 AM PDT by grania
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