Skip to comments.Congress Strikes a Budget Deal, Averts Shutdown
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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The outrage I saw yesterday over the possiblity of troops not getting paid was big, and voters would remember it and the Republicans may lose it all come next election and we would be worse off than ever before.
Caving now for a brief time to pass something to keep soldiers getting paid in the event of a shut down, and then letting it shut down in sept. knowing the troops were protected will help the republicans in the long run, and then they can hold out for the cuts they want.
I understand your disgust at being dissed by John Boehner’s office. I’ve not read through this thread, but many sites have called this a victory.
My thoughts are that wars aren’t won in one blow, it’s done step by step, small victory by small victory, continuing...
Good to see you Phil. I’m having ‘eye’ trouble and not here much.
Still cheering on the Republican party I see.
After they've lied, caved, compromised, and cheated over and over and over and over and over and over, you're still running around beating your drum for them...
How pathetic is that Kevin?
You and others like you keep this up, and people will start thinking you've got some kind of vested personal monetary interest here.
Appreciate the article.
The fight has just begun; this was Round 1.
Watching this and people respond is like watching wrestling, as the audience cheers on their masked heroes, as they take turns performing rehearsed acrobats for the audience of ignorant believers.
The ignorant never see the unmasked combatants gather after the "fight" for their regular beer and laughs.
Wise up...All these are government insiders, are all riding in the back of the same tax paid limousine.
They’re counting the extra $40 billion the Democrats wanted to spend, but supposedly are not going to. If they had proposed an extra trillion, we could have cut the budget by a trillion.;)
Time will tell who is the fool.
Like like pro-wrestling, next time we tear their limbs off and throw them in the audience....Just wait till next time, the revenge will be sweet!
Next time we'll get um!
Below is a small sample of the bile that appears just in this thread. This shouting does us no good. Nor does the sense of panic that comes through clearly from these people - and you included. Two facts are worth keeping in mind. FIRST, along the present path, we will soon be bankrupt. This is well understood. SECOND, with reasonable cuts that will NOT cut disenfranchise or make vulnerable any constituency, we can restore fiscal sanity. This is what Paul Ryan, Mitch Daniels, and others are saying. We need to calm down, realize that there are both short-term battles (which we are now regularly winning) and a longer term war (with victory spelled out by Ryan, Daniels, and others). We need first and foremost to win the war of ideas. If conservatives can’t convince voters to come along for the long war, then there is no point to winning the short-term battles.
A significant fraction of the current deficit comes from the deep recession and the toll it has taken on tax receipts. A permanent reduction in annual spending of the order that the Republicans secured is quite significant. If we can overturn Obamacare, put in pro-growth tax policies (so that the economy improves and receipts rise even as rates fall), and introduce second and third installments on spending reductions ... then we can make significant progress toward the Ryan plan, which of course I endorse.
What we want and need is a calm, reasoned, common sense stance that does not give the appearance of panic or despair. We have great leadership right now. Great. We need to give them a bit of time and trust. They will deliver, because public opinion has moved overwhelmingly in our direction, and we are right objectively and morally.
Here’s what should stop ...
Still cheering on the Republican party I see. After they’ve lied, caved, compromised, and cheated over and over and over and over and over and over, you’re still running around beating your drum for them... Boehner caved. The Republicans cowered and ran - again. Time for a new speaker. This one isn’t working for our side. It’s all talk - like always. The spenders whoomped us. The Republicans caved in. The Tea Party is betrayed. Boehner should have held out for 100 billion. The Young GOP Turks, need to have a rebellion NOW. Demand no raising any debt ceiling, unless Jesus comes down from Heaven and orders it in writting. Boehner has no gonads. Boner is a spineless, gutless eunuch. He cultivates that forced resonance, uses spray tan, lacks the character to quit smoking, and plays hardball with conservatives while bending over for leftists. Many more victories like today and China will own us. the hollow men are patting each others’ straw-filled backs over a few tens of billions. Why must we continuously remind you that without a spine you all are worthless. Thanks Bonehead for continuing to allow the EPA to destroy our nation and CPB to brainwash our kids. /sarc The RINOs are in charge and will fold like a cheap suit. FUJB. He disgusts me and he needs to be on some kind of meds. Come on, WTF? What man cries that much over nothing? Sissya$$. The scumbag House Republicans have just brushed off the tea party like dandruff.
You nailed it. That's what they are now calling a cut.
FReepers will do the most good by standing with their leaders and saying, “Great! Keep going! This is our time; and we are with you!”
FReepers will do the most harm by creating the impression that as a nation we are already too far gone to redeem.
This is a great, great nation. It will take far more than 2 years of Barack Obama to destroy it. You give him more credit than he deserves.
Boner cut next to nothing, and if Obamacare has been ruled ILLEGAL, why are the Repubs not doing anything about it??
It's always the next hill. They'll start fighting real soon now. Keep voting Republican though!
This is just a little war, we'll win the battle...I mean battle, we'll win the war....Yeah that's it!
Meanwhile, everyone get back to work, (if ya still have a job) and pay those taxes!
I do think that we need to remind Bonher to “REMEMBER BART STUPAK”. Our next battle cry.
He just sold another million babies in a vain attempt to be “liked” by the news guys.
Funny, but not exactly accurate. It'd be more accurate to say that if they had proposed an extra trillion, we could have cut the budget by another $10 Billion or so. Maybe. Unless the GOP leadership thought that was too extreme, that is.
It's actually worse than that even.
To be accurate, the analogy would have the head of household crowing about his $390 "cut", which in reality was only a cut in a fictitious planned increase and they've really decided to spend even more than they did last year.
The reality of this situation is that the 2011 fiscal budget is NOT ONE DOLLAR SHORT OF 2010, but in fact is approximately $261 Billion dollars MORE!
I didn’t say you’re a DNC operative. I said some people on this thread sound like democrat operatives.
Read all my posts before you call me an “idiot.” It’s easy to get angry, act like a child, and call someone an “idiot”. It takes some effort and self-control to read their posts and find out what they really believe.