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Congress Strikes a Budget Deal, Averts Shutdown
Fox News ^ | Apr 9, 2011

Posted on 04/08/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz

DEVELOPING: Congressional leaders, with barely an hour to go before a federal government, announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.

House Speaker John Boehner, speaking briefly to reporters after talks had concluded, said the plan was to pass one last short-term spending resolution Friday night to buy lawmakers the time needed to prepare and pass the final budget bill.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; budgetbattles; budgetdeal; caveman; plannedparenthood; shutdown
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1 posted on 04/08/2011 8:27:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Paging Mr. Plato...Mr. Plato, please report to the Cave.


2 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:39 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Lazamataz

Just go away, Boehner. Thanks for handing the scum zero and Reid a victory so they can parade about on TV. Grow a pair, you weakling.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:46 PM PDT by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: Lazamataz
To OHIO FREEPERS:

Is anyone up for helping to Primary Boehner?

Cheers!

4 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:49 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Lazamataz

So the Department of Hitting It will be funded indefinitely?


5 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lazamataz

Boehner is history!!! They agreed to kill babies. VOTE NO!!!!


6 posted on 04/08/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Lazamataz

Why oh why couldn’t Pence run for Speaker. He would run circles around Dingy and the media.


7 posted on 04/08/2011 8:29:54 PM PDT by ilgipper
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Definitely not thrilled, but Ms. Bachmann is correct: This is not the hill to pick to battle over. It's too small an amount; too little a deficit impact; too late in the game.

2012 is the hill we choose to fight, and if necessary, die on. THAT is the one to focus on. These little piddly billions of cuts is NOTHING, compared to what is possible with Ryan's budget. What I have been reading, I like, from that budget.

8 posted on 04/08/2011 8:30:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz

Here’s the deal: we’re going to take all your money and freedom.

Have a nice day. :)


9 posted on 04/08/2011 8:30:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Lazamataz

So when do we find out what’s in this bill??


10 posted on 04/08/2011 8:30:24 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye (everything's shiny)
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To: Lazamataz

GOP sells out all GOP sucker voters! What a bunch of suckers. They are making conservatives the same as the Blacks to the Rats. Ron Paul for President.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 8:30:48 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Lazamataz

Well, that’s too bad.

We needed a shutdown to fix the runaway spending.


12 posted on 04/08/2011 8:31:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Kaylee Frye
So when do we find out what’s in this bill??

When it's too late, as always.

13 posted on 04/08/2011 8:31:40 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Lazamataz

In a joint statement, Boehner and Reid said:

“We have agreed to an historic amount of cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year, as well as a short-term bridge that will give us time to avoid a shutdown while we get that agreement through both houses and to the President. We will cut $78.5 billion below the President’s 2011 budget proposal, and we have reached an agreement on the policy riders. In the meantime, we will pass a short-term resolution to keep the government running through Thursday. That short-term bridge will cut the first $2 billion of the total savings.”
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14 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:03 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Lazamataz

Cowards, more interested in keeping their jobs then doing what’s right for the country. Until we get term limits, nothing will change. PERIOD!


15 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:07 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: ilgipper

They won’t let him and he will not tell. Time for a new party. The GOP are the modern day Whigs.


16 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Lazamataz

Obama probably started crying about how not getting this settled would interfere with his family weekend plans in Williamsburg, and Boehner cried right along with him.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ilgipper

And now how will we pay for this? More borrowed money?
Barack has now came one step closer to be our king. Shame on us.


18 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:59 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: Lazamataz
What's that rumbling in the distance???

RUN!! It's a Boehner CAVE IN!!

But seriously, now that the dems know all they have to do is threaten a government shutdown and Boehner will tear-up, and cave in. They are not going to allow cuts in anything, heck they might try to get an increase in Obamacare and Planned Parenthood funding, and why not? When you figure out what blackmail works, might as well increase the shakedown.

19 posted on 04/08/2011 8:33:13 PM PDT by apillar
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To: sthguard

Wow, someone else who reads.
I thought I was the last one.


20 posted on 04/08/2011 8:33:44 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: suzynrogers

Think of the murdered humanity. That sorry Boehner SUCKS!!! This was a set up until everyone went to bed!!! Republicans blink!! republicans blink!! Get these people out of our party. I am Tea Party. I am outraged!!! NO BABY BLOOD FOR THESE BASTARDS!!!


21 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:02 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Lazamataz

Would you hit it Laz?


22 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:04 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Lazamataz

The ground to stand on is the debt ceiling, the republicans can just refuse to bring it up, then the democrats will need to start making the deals. A win, win, if they know how to work it. Don’t raise the debt ceiling and you get automatic cuts.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:17 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Lazamataz

They still have to vote on it.


24 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:35 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, Ryan’s bill doesn’t have a chance since Boner caved.


25 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:39 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: mrsmith
Like I said, it ain't great. But one must think strategically. I know many freepers are upset, but occasionally, not throwing all you have into a particular battle, allows you to win the entire war. We need to think like Democrats; we need to think with strategy.

The Dems not passing the budget last year made it impossible to get the time we needed to do a better job. Now we have the time, and a damned good bill by Ryan, and the time to educate the masses on why we need Ryan's bill.

26 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: IrishCatholic

CCCCCAAAAAVEEEEE IIIINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:33 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: mrsmith
Like I said, it ain't great. But one must think strategically. I know many freepers are upset, but occasionally, not throwing all you have into a particular battle, allows you to win the entire war. We need to think like Democrats; we need to think with strategy.

The Dems not passing the budget last year made it impossible to get the time we needed to do a better job. Now we have the time, and a damned good bill by Ryan, and the time to educate the masses on why we need Ryan's bill.

28 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: All

If they’ll cave on the small stuff, what makes you think they won’t cave on the debt ceiling and 2012 budget???

All the demmies will do is crank out the MSM list of “sob stories” and the GOP leadership will cave.

WHY IN THE HELL DIDN’T THEY DE-LINK THE MILITARY FUNDING FROM THE REST OF THE STUFF??????

Speaker Boehner should be called “General Mcclellan”.


29 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:43 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Lazamataz

If Bachmann will cave to harry Reid, how can anyone expect her to stand up to Al Qaeda?

- JP


30 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: mass55th

Barry has been at work for two weeks...if that’s what they call it, and now a vacation...AGAIN.


31 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: Del Rapier
They still have to vote on it.

Is there a rule that CRs have to pass clean? Or can our congresscritters now load this one up with $250 billion in earmarks?

32 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT by kevao (I)
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To: Lazamataz

A republic, if you can keep it.

33 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by glock rocks (Donald Trump is Ross Perot in drag)
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To: Lazamataz

John Boohoo is done. He’s public enemy number 2 next to any democrat. Well, maybe he’s just “number 2”. Either way...done.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:19 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ak267
If they’ll cave on the small stuff, what makes you think they won’t cave on the debt ceiling and 2012 budget???

Well, if this is how it plays, it won't really matter who wins elections -- Democrat OR Republican OR Tea Party.

There won't be enough America left to worry about.

I'm praying our guys are smarter and thought with more strategy than that!

35 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz

I know you guys are sick of having to do this, but i just called this A-Holes DC Office and left a message.

If you feel so inclined:

Boehner Office Numbers:

Washington, D.C. Office
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6205

Miami County Office
12 South Plum Street
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 339-1524

Butler County Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 779-5400


36 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:35 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Lazamataz

If we as a country overspend by $3B per day, and they agree to cut $38B, how does this deal amount to anything other than reducing our future indebtedness by amount one month’s worth?

Forgive my ignorance...would really like an informed answer.


37 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:37 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Lazamataz

2012: Re-Elect NOBODY


38 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: org.whodat
The ground to stand on is the debt ceiling, the republicans can just refuse to bring it up, then the democrats will need to start making the deals. A win, win, if they know how to work it. Don’t raise the debt ceiling and you get automatic cuts.

Sounds good - about like "just send up the funding you approve"...

I think the Rs will give in... again. The marxists will do ANYTHING and we've all just learned that the Rs won't. So while this was a minor battle, it sets up the rest of the war.

I hope i'm wrong.

39 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:07 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: whinecountry

Correction: about 10 days...


40 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:38 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Lazamataz

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

41 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:50 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: apillar
But seriously, now that the dems know all they have to do is threaten a government shutdown and Boehner will tear-up, and cave in. They are not going to allow cuts in anything, heck they might try to get an increase in Obamacare and Planned Parenthood funding, and why not? When you figure out what blackmail works, might as well increase the shakedown.

This is so true, and obvious, how come the Republican "leaders" can't see it.

I'm becoming more convinced we need Trump.

42 posted on 04/08/2011 8:39:06 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Lazamataz

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth


43 posted on 04/08/2011 8:39:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If they won't protect life and liberty, what else matters?)
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To: suzynrogers
A budget deal that trades babies in the womb for Planned Parenthood funding?

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44 posted on 04/08/2011 8:39:49 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Lazamataz

At least now that it’s over, the Obamas can make their vacation to Williamsburg.

I was worried they might have to spend the weekend in the White House.

[/s]


45 posted on 04/08/2011 8:39:59 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Lazamataz

While I agree with your statement....I must say, I don’t have confidence that REPUBS will even fight in 2012.


46 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:03 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Lazamataz

When Obama told John Boehner, your eyes are so deep and John started crying and agreed for deal.


47 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Josh Painter
If Bachmann will cave to harry Reid, how can anyone expect her to stand up to Al Qaeda?

Actually, I give her mad props for this, BECAUSE, why bother will a few billions of cuts, which won't make a damn bit of difference -- as opposed to Ryan's TRILLIONS of cuts in 2012, which WILL make a difference?

To put it in a War on Terror analogy, we might let the little Taliban squad go, so they can lead us to Bin Laden's personal picked Mullah in Afghanistan. Let the little ones go, so the big ones get picked off.

That's what Michelle was saying, and I guess I agree.

48 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: apillar
now that the dems know all they have to do is threaten a government shutdown and Boehner will tear-up, and cave in.

They've know it all along. There was never any doubt.

And it will work again in 2012.

49 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Lazamataz

I believe that makes a total of 88.5 billion in cuts in the 2011 budget.

Pretty fair. worth at least a “C” grade.

And I think we’re positioned pretty well for the debt limit battle and the 2012 budget battle too. As you said strategery is important.


50 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:59 PM PDT by mrsmith
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