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Lawmakers unveil massive $1.1 trillion spending bill in bipartisan compromise
Washington Post ^ | 1-13-14 | Lori Montgomery and Ed O’Keefe

Posted on 01/14/2014 3:00:46 PM PST by RKBA Democrat

Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion funding bill late Monday that would ease sharp spending cuts known as the sequester while providing fresh cash for new priorities, including President Obama’s push to expand early-childhood education.

The 1,582-page bill would fully restore cuts to Head Start, partially restore cuts to medical research and job training programs, and finance new programs to combat sexual assault in the military. It would also give all federal workers a 1 percent raise.

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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) met through the weekend to put the finishing touches on the package. The pair released a joint statement late Monday, along with a photo showing them smiling happily and shaking hands.

“As with any compromise, not everyone will like everything in this bill,” the statement said. “But in this divided government a critical bill such as this simply cannot reflect the wants of only one party.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Kentucky; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: abortion; barbaramikulski; deathpanels; haroldrogers; kentucky; maryland; obamacare; uniparty; zerocare
Uniparty HIGH FIVE!
1 posted on 01/14/2014 3:00:46 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: KC_Lion

For the pinglist


2 posted on 01/14/2014 3:01:21 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The trillion dollar bling party rolls on!


3 posted on 01/14/2014 3:01:59 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

What exactly was the problem with the Sequester?


4 posted on 01/14/2014 3:03:42 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

“What exactly was the problem with the Sequester?”

Rinos did not get enough pork for themselves during the Sequester.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 3:07:15 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: RKBA Democrat

Well... they got the massive part down pat...


6 posted on 01/14/2014 3:07:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: RKBA Democrat

Hey, they cut TSA by over 300 M and that business is being diverted to private contractors. Not a bad thing IMO.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 3:07:51 PM PST by what's up
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To: RKBA Democrat
Here they come now. The hated EXEMPT and treasonous US Congress.
So very special. Not controlled by the Laws THEY MAKE FOR OTHERS.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 3:08:05 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: RKBA Democrat

“bipartisan compromise” means the GOP caved again. No media outlet ever calls on the Democrats to compromise, just Republicans and they always make it happen.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 3:09:42 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: RKBA Democrat

But less money for military retirements. Thanks Republicans for that “bipartisan compromise.”


10 posted on 01/14/2014 3:10:42 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: RKBA Democrat
The 1,582-page bill would fully restore cuts to Head Start

The massive waste of "Head Start", now conclusively proven to have no effect, goes on.

11 posted on 01/14/2014 3:11:37 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

It would take a Christo-sized veil in order to “unveil” something this massive.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 3:11:49 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Spending $1.1 trillion of our children’s money to reward those with political connections is a compromise?

I have a better idea. How about I list all the worthless, wasteful, and corrupt federal programs, so we can eliminate them all, and then we compromise by only eliminating half of them this year. I tried it a year ago, and I would immediately cut over $500B from the annual federal budget. That compromise will make me happy - until next year’s compromise and the year after that. We’ve had the wrong side of that compromise for decades, and the reckless and harmful spending is destroying the families liberals claim they want to help.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 3:17:08 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

A bipartisan compromise that leaves the American taxpayers holding the bag, yet again.
This whole government is a criminal enterprise. Surely we can find 535 prison sells, somewhere cold and wet, with lousy food and no news feeds.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 3:22:57 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: armydawg505

I respectfully disagree with your premise. For the gop to “cave” assumes that there was any disagreement in the first place. A colossus of this size takes the active collaboration of both wings of the uniparty.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 3:28:29 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: FReepers
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16 posted on 01/14/2014 3:29:04 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Now, now children: move along and settle down as we continue to navigate the USA into bankruptcy. Silly peons.

TC


17 posted on 01/14/2014 3:32:00 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: RKBA Democrat

A bunch of crap no doubt


18 posted on 01/14/2014 3:38:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RKBA Democrat
sharp spending cuts known as the sequester

Only in Washington is a 2 percent spending cut known as a sharp spending cut.

19 posted on 01/14/2014 3:40:26 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Hardastarboard

I thought it was only a 2 percent cut on future increases to spending.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:59 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: RKBA Democrat; All
Noting that the first unconstitutional stimulus bill evidently did very little to help the economy, please consider the following concerning the new unconstitutional spending bill.

First, given the remote possibility that some freepers and lurkers are not aware of this, Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue which Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

Next, with Justice Marshall's clarification of Congress's limited power to lay taxes in mind, consider the following rough estimate as to what the ANNUAL federal budget should be. Noting that the plurality of Congress's Section 8-limited powers are defense related, and considering that the Department of Defense budget for 2013 was $580 billion, I will generously round the $580 billion figure to $1 trillion, but probably much less, to estimate what taxpayers need to fork over to Congress every year in order for Congress to perform its Section 8 duties.

The point is that we shouldn't be hearing about multi-trillion dollar federal budgets and $1.1 trillion spending bills which the corrupt media, including Obama guard dog Fx News, report without mention of Justice Marshall's clarification of Congress's limited power to lay taxes.

21 posted on 01/14/2014 4:35:09 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: RKBA Democrat
Woo hoo! More debt for our kids and grandkids to worry about from Barry and his fags on Capitol Hill. "UNVEIL" that puppy! I'm so proud of our country!

sarc/

22 posted on 01/14/2014 4:51:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: RKBA Democrat
It would also give all federal workers a 1 percent raise.

Sliced out of our veterans earned retirement...

23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:04:19 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: RKBA Democrat; Finny; GeronL; who knows what evil?; Norm Lenhart
Money my Dear Boy, It's Only about the Money!

They don't care.

Uniparty Ping!

24 posted on 01/14/2014 6:04:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: RKBA Democrat

First law of holes: if you’re in one, stop digging.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 6:07:12 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: KeyLargo

Let them choke on that pork.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 7:11:21 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: what's up
It would also give all federal workers a 1 percent raise.

How the GOP sees it:

“Everybody can find something to complain about — legitimately so,” Cole said. “But from the Republican standpoint, gosh, this is $164 billion less than Bush’s last discretionary budget, so that’s pretty good progress in cutting spending.”

How the Democrats see it:

“Compared to the sequester, this is obviously a big improvement. But compared to investments we should be making, it falls far short,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee. The measure proves, he said, that “this notion that the federal government is on a spending binge is just nonsense.”

How it looks:


27 posted on 01/14/2014 7:23:39 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: All

These people who are elected and who claim to be working for the people, do nothing but pose for pictures and go on talk shows. It’s all done by professional staffers who are bought and paid for. We pay them a salary. Then the lobbyists pay them the bribes.

Congress shouldn’t be paid at all. Talk about a waste of taxpayers’ dollars!


28 posted on 01/14/2014 10:53:09 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RKBA Democrat

Heard on Fox this budget still allows the Feds to advertise food stamps, in Mexico.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 4:38:55 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 1010RD

“Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), whose imprimatur carries weight in the Democratic caucus, said the measure she negotiated is a win for liberals.”


30 posted on 01/15/2014 5:58:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: RKBA Democrat

from what I heard the plan only restores 10 percent of the Veterans pension cuts...........and these are the folks that wanted to extent unemployment benefits out 1 year by paying hospital medicare 1 or 2 percent less.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 6:58:01 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: RKBA Democrat; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Barbara A. Mikulski (Red Dwarf-Md.) met through the weekend to put the finishing touches on the package. The pair released a joint statement late Monday, along with a photo showing them smiling happily and shaking hands.

“As with any compromise, not everyone will like everything in this bill,” the statement said. “But in this divided government a critical bill such as this simply cannot reflect the wants of only one party.”

Well, it certainly doesn't reflect the wants of freedom-loving patriots, I'm sure.

Combined General and Maryland "Freak State" PINGS!

32 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:05 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Boner is a failure


33 posted on 01/17/2014 7:40:15 PM PST by Coleus
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