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Republicans Quietly Talk About Skipping Next Budget
National Journal ^ | January 16, 2014 | Tim Alberta and Billy House

Posted on 01/17/2014 9:58:37 AM PST by Olog-hai

House Republicans are quietly discussing the option of not writing a budget in 2014, a maneuver that would free up time on the legislative calendar and protect GOP lawmakers from a potentially damaging vote in an election year.

The idea of Republicans skipping this year’s budgetary process seems odd when considering the House GOP made history last year by attaching a policy rider called “No Budget, No Pay” to a debt-limit extension. That measure tied lawmakers’ salaries to budgets being written in both chambers and paved the way for a budget agreement between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray.

But unbeknownst to some lawmakers at the time—and still some today—is that “No Budget, No Pay” was a one-year provision. It is now expired. This, combined with the fact that Ryan-Murray set spending figures for the next fiscal year anyhow, has some House Republicans wondering if a budgeting process this year is really necessary. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: budget; gopestablishment; paulryan; rinos
Next they will be questioning whether a second party is really necessary, since they behave exactly like the Dems already.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 9:58:37 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP is done.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 10:01:24 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Olog-hai

Didn’t they just pass a budget, twice?

What about those cuts to Vets pensions I keep reading about?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 10:04:31 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: headstamp 2

I am currently trying to talk hubby into selling our house and buying a bigger boat. That way we can just sit on the water and wait....for everything to collapse...and then just motor away.
It really is the only option I can see that’s available.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 10:04:40 AM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

That dingy tethered to the back of your boat will be me. (grin)


5 posted on 01/17/2014 10:06:43 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s just as if they aren’t there anyways so skipping it next time won’t matter.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 10:07:02 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Olog-hai

*facebook*

GOPe approves of rule by decree it seems


7 posted on 01/17/2014 10:08:46 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: b4its2late

The way they are going there might be no Republicans in Congress by next year any ways


8 posted on 01/17/2014 10:09:18 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Olog-hai
...are quietly discussing...

I suspect not any more!

9 posted on 01/17/2014 10:09:27 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: headstamp 2

Well when the time comes I will take as many with us as possible. ;)


10 posted on 01/17/2014 10:10:10 AM PST by sheana
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To: Olog-hai

This is only so boehner can write a MEXICAN AMNESTY US CITIZENSHIP GIVEAWAY bill for his bestest buddies nazi peloser and dingy harry roid!


11 posted on 01/17/2014 10:25:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: sickoflibs
Didn’t they just pass a budget, twice?

That was the budget due on October 1, 2013. I'd like a job where I could turn in my work 3½ months behind schedule.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 10:25:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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RE :”That was the budget due on October 1, 2013. I'd like a job where I could turn in my work 3½ months behind schedule.’

That was day one of the shutdown.

That reminds me of an observation I made on Mark Levin recently.

I was thinking how he rants month after month that the congress didn't pass a budget, when they were passing those CRs instead.

Then they pass a budget and he goes ballistic over it.

There's a lesson here.

Mark's whole show is about him being mad, except when he used to talk about that book about his dead dog .

13 posted on 01/17/2014 10:34:28 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai

All talk and no guts. Republicans are worse than Democrats.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 10:48:48 AM PST by mulligan
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To: sickoflibs

A $1.1-trillion big spending budget? That’s not a budget; it’s license.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 10:50:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
RE “A $1.1-trillion big spending budget? That’s not a budget; it’s license.”

All budgets are spending and taxes by definition.

16 posted on 01/17/2014 10:57:39 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

That doesn’t mean they are also pork by definition.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 10:59:54 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

One man’s pork is another man’s pensions.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 11:02:23 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai

And Brave Sir Robin bravely ran away...


19 posted on 01/17/2014 11:04:59 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: sickoflibs

So saith the Gospel of Big Government. (ref: Detroit)


20 posted on 01/17/2014 11:06:19 AM PST by Olog-hai
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RE :”So saith the Gospel of Big Government. (ref: Detroit)”

Everyone seems to want the other mans pork cut, but says that theirs is critical,

21 posted on 01/17/2014 11:08:53 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: mulligan

But the Republicans PROMISE! No really they PROMISE that they will fight on the next battle(debt ceiling, spending, gov. shutdown—pick one...)and when they win the senate they PROMISE they will stop obama, but wait, no when they win the senate and the presidency in 2016 then they will stop the democrats and fight, no wait they PROMISE that in 2018 if they get a veto proof senate they will fight, no wait...

The spineless Republicans are like the parent always threatening to blister the backside of their bratty kids and yet never doing anything except some bluster. Eventually the kids don’t listen to them nor do they respect them.

We truly are in dire need of a second, opposition party at this point.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 11:13:38 AM PST by sarge83
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To: Olog-hai

It frees them up to work on passing amnesty and raising taxes on the middle class by “closing the loopholes” I love that phrase.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 12:14:46 PM 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: Georgia Girl 2

It frees them up to work on passing amnesty and raising taxes on the middle class by “closing the loopholes”


Spot on!!!


24 posted on 01/17/2014 1:13:34 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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