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Congress unveils $1.1 TRILLION spending bill in bid to avoid another government shutdown
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 14, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:23:34 AM PST by centurion316

Congress has unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown which boosts funding slightly for military and domestic programs - but not for 'Obamacare' health reforms.

With a deadline looming at midnight tomorrow for new spending authority, lawmakers will still need a three-day stop-gap funding extension to ensure enough time for passage of the spending bill this week.

The measure eases across-the-board spending cuts by providing an extra $45 billion for military and domestic discretionary programs for fiscal 2014, to a total of $1.012 trillion.

It also provides an additional $85.2 billion for Afghanistan war funding that is typically handled off-budget.

The spending measure fills in the details of a budget agreement passed in December in the aftermath of a 16-day shutdown of many government agencies in October.

The shutdown was prompted largely by disputes over funding for 'Obamacare' health insurance reforms.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; congress
Another one of those pesky news stories that keep sneaking into the Daily Mail. Don't those people understand that they are nothing more than a tabloid.
1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:23:34 AM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Get rid of the EPA, Head Start, BLM, Education Dept,

2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:27:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

And bring jobs back to America and put a southern fence up... add to the ‘never going to happen’ list.

3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:32:58 AM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: centurion316

I have seen the future

Obama will shut down the govt again if he doesnt get every penny he demands for “obamacare fixes”

the democrats will successfully blame the GOP for both shutting down the govt and obamacare not working because of the mean stingy rasist GOP

4 posted on 01/14/2014 7:37:07 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: deadrock
The Unions themselves kinda ruined the goods markets. Health insurance benefits was one of their big pushes. Now look where we are with that.

I worked for a small company. Paid my own insurance all my life.

5 posted on 01/14/2014 7:42:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: silverleaf
Hey...a trillion here, a trillion there. What the hell, it's only paper.

Uncle Suggah’s out of control.

6 posted on 01/14/2014 7:43:56 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: centurion316

Wait til next year when we have to bailout the private insurance industry.

7 posted on 01/14/2014 7:47:32 AM PST 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: centurion316

Stop the unnecessary programs. Stop the bailouts.

Stop the spending.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 7:48:39 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Sacajaweau

Don’t forget HUD... (Aren’t all the urban centers, with the exception of Washington DC, in states?)

9 posted on 01/14/2014 7:57:05 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Dangit. You beat me to that.

We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

BOHICA taxpayers.

10 posted on 01/14/2014 7:58:47 AM PST by Black Agnes
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11 posted on 01/14/2014 8:05:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: centurion316

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Frederic Bastiat

Consign ourselves, our children and grandchildren to be debt slaves to TOTALITARIANS?

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

List of grievances ALERT!

12 posted on 01/14/2014 8:27:06 AM PST by PGalt
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To: centurion316

$1.1 trillion? so the debt’s about to jump from $17.5 trillion to $18.6 trillion... enough for maybe 6 months.



13 posted on 01/14/2014 9:08:43 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sacajaweau

In a system where the Central Government, i.e., the State, collects all the money from those with ability, and redistributes the money to the community, each according to their need, comes damn close to what Karl Marx decreed for his Commune-Style Utopia, to wit:

Currently that system of redistribution creates all of the US Federal Budget Defecit every year: 40 % of all Federal spending is spent on Welfare, and 40 % of Federal Spending is borrowed.

America was founded on FREEDOM OF CHOICE, which our Founders called LIBERTY.

During our Civil War, we as a Society, chose to confuse the difference between Freedom and Liberty, and that confusion exists to this day.

Freedom leads to Anarchy if accountability is not imposed. Liberty includes accountability for ones actions or inactions.

Obamacare is a mandatory edict from the Central Government that restricts all of our medical insurance choices, and thus restricts our Liberty.

We choose who we want to represent us, and they choose what freedoms of choice they want to deny us, and thus how much Liberty they choose for us to lose.

Total Freedom of Choice leads to anarchy, whereas Liberty contains the discipline of accountability for ones actions or inactions.

For example, in a system based on total Freedom, I may choose to trip you as I walk past you, knowing that I will not be held accountable for my actions or for any harm that comes to you.

In a system based on Liberty, I know that if I trip you that I will be obligated to apologize, pay for any damages to you, and provide a significant extra compensation to you as an example to others as to why they should not consider harming others.

Each Regulation that our Representatives place on us reduces our Freedom of Choice, and thus our Liberty.

As a Society fails, fewer and fewer people are held accountable for their actions, or lack of actions.

This in turn causes the well-meaning Representatives to pass more and more Regulations that decrease more and more of our Freedom of Choices and thus our Liberty.

In time, the Regulations become more relied upon than Laws, as the sense of accountability all but disappears, as is true today, IMHO.

At some point Anarchy becomes dominant, Regulations cease to maintain order, and the Central Government assumes all control.

In summary, in the continuum from total Freedom to Dictatorial Slavery, there is one small sweet spot of civilized behavior, one set of Checks and Balances that was devised by our Founding Fathers. It is unique and precious to all who love Liberty.

That set of Checks and Balances has not been used in this Century by the Representatives that we have elected.

Thus, it is incumbent on we, the people, to hold our dysfunctional Representatives accountable for their lack of action for not using the Checks and balances that we play them to use.

Hence, it has been very easy to take over the Federal Government by a few men and women who oppose Freedom of Choice, acceptability and Liberty, because they knew that the Congressional Republicans would not use their Constitutional Checks and Balances.

“Evil trumps cowardice every time.”

That is the general outline of our fallen US Federal Government today, where one political party was able to impose a mandatory tax over the objection of 85 % of the population, and do it without effective objection in just 11 months.

Apply whatever political system names to what I have described, as they are all degrees of Slavery that History shows will not end well.

14 posted on 01/14/2014 9:10:03 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sacajaweau

ATF DEA and most of the FBI/NSA/CIA

15 posted on 01/14/2014 10:30:42 AM PST by 556x45
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