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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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To: ak267

Its OVER. These crap heads cant even win a little battle. We must purge them from our party. We must defeat Boehner in his next election. This is the crap that lead to this revolution and they did not get the message. They will get the message now. This is a horrible cave in!!!


51 posted on 04/08/2011 8:41:03 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Blue Turtle
While I agree with your statement....I must say, I don’t have confidence that REPUBS will even fight in 2012.

Definitely. They gotta show us Brass Clackers in 2012, or there won't be much America left to argue about.

Seriously.

52 posted on 04/08/2011 8:41:51 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

You have been snookered again. We are told this after every single capitulation to the marxist for the last 20 years. This deal was not made for the American people. It was made, and fully displayed to us, for and by the K Street lobbyists that both parties serve. It is obscene. And we just swallow it, again, and acting like men say, ya, but just wait until next time. Now they all pat each other on the back and Mitchell calls Reid his honorable friend when just a few hours earlier Reid was accusing Republicans of killing women and children and starving babies. It is all a game, all a show, and all you good losers are falling right in line. God have mercy on the Republic that once was. It is not but a tyrannical democracy.


53 posted on 04/08/2011 8:42:02 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: mass55th
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.

To borrow what another poster has said, we need Michael Corleone (or maybe even better the emotionless determination of Al Neri) but got Fredo.


54 posted on 04/08/2011 8:42:29 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Lazamataz
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55 posted on 04/08/2011 8:42:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Kaylee Frye
So when do we find out what’s in this bill??

I guess we have to pass it to see what's in it.

56 posted on 04/08/2011 8:42:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mrsmith
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.

Yeah, that's true. They said 100 billion, they got it to 88 billion. Not the worst showing. Some very poor showing on the riders, but hey, maybe those were throwaways to begin with....

Overall, not too far from the promise.

Many Freepers won't be happy, absolutely, but strategy IS important, and picking battles DOES win wars, and The Perfect should NEVER be the enemy of Progress.

57 posted on 04/08/2011 8:45:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: mrsmith; Lazamataz

So are they going to continue to fund all the abortions that Planned Parenthood performs? Face it, if Boehner can’t stand firm on a measly $370 million, how can we ever expect him to stand firm on the Ryan budget?


58 posted on 04/08/2011 8:45:19 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Lazamataz

I would say Boehner didn’t strike out, he hit an infield single.


59 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: whinecountry

It’s not one month’s worth; it’s 13 days worth.


60 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:16 PM PDT by kevao (I)
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To: Lazamataz
The House repubs can kill this thing next week...or tonight. Boehner should never have goen for "the best deal he could get." He should have shut the thing down.

If they were willing to "give" here over an extra 20 billion, then they will never have the grit it takes to force the 6.8 trillion.

If the House repubs do not go for the deal, then the shutdown will occurr and Boener's days as speaker will be over. They will try and talk them into going along, but the Freshmen/Tea party repubs need to vote a definitive, "No", IMHO.

61 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mrsmith
"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."

What ever gets you through the night. I have no reason to buy it, but then I haven't slept well since the 80's.
62 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:30 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: suzynrogers
“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.

The Republicans went in asking for $61 billion. They got $78.5 billion.

They gained an agreement on "policy riders" which sought to eliminate funding for abortion in DC and for the EPA.

Honestly, how is that a defeat?

63 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:53 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Lazamataz

Kos’rs are going homicidal over this....
Haven’t had the time to check DU, yet.


64 posted on 04/08/2011 8:47:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: Lazamataz
They are smart like this:
65 posted on 04/08/2011 8:47:40 PM PDT by JustAnotherOne
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To: Lazamataz

So what did we get? $39 to $40 billion dollars in cuts, and we told the Democrats all they have to do to get us to cave. The Republicans can fight their own battles. I’m not going to back them up to have them fold.


66 posted on 04/08/2011 8:48:04 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: okie01

Your logic and reason have no place here... It’s fire and brimstone or nothing.


67 posted on 04/08/2011 8:48:04 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Conservative9
Well, maybe I have been played. I don't know for sure. Bottom line is, there really isn't a lot of room for them TO play... America won't be able to endure much more spending and borrowing.

Therefore, are they going to be parasites who feed on a dying body, OR, are they going to be symbiotic organisms who help the body get healthy?

God have mercy on the Republic that once was. It is not but a tyrannical democracy

There, you have a point: The real danger, second only to the spending and borrowing concerns, is the way we have become a smily-faced fascist police state.

68 posted on 04/08/2011 8:48:57 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

Exactly....


69 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:06 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 Blasphemy of them which say they're Israelites, and are not, but are the synaGOGue of Satan.)
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To: ak267

bttt


70 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:08 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: dfwgator

The Democrats are laughing at Boehner.


71 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Lazamataz

I agree with you, but Boehner has no gonads. We need someone who will take Ryan’s budget and make it happen. Boner is a spineless, gutless eunuch. I called his office a week or so ago and got one of his young, arrogant snots who made it clear that he didn’t care to hear comments.

So much for being Speaker. Try calling his office next week and leave your thoughts on the spineless one.


72 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:47 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mrsmith
I wondered about the total cuts for 2011. Thanks for keeping count. Given the slovenly filthy mess the pelosi 'rats left the country to sort out, I guess that is a decent result for the last half year.

National Debt increase is the next leverage point, then the Big Game, Budget for 2012.

Lord have mercy on us.

73 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lazamataz

Strategically?! You say that with every loss. Ryan’s bill does not cut a single useless department and he has already said it is a STARTING place for compromise with the marxists! Is that the strategy you mean? Meanwhile none of the K Street Republicans are willing to even talk about Rand Paul’s budget cuts which gives us smaller budget. Ryan’s is smoke and mirrors designed to protect the ruling class and keep their game going. And it is apparently working!


74 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:23 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: popdonnelly
So what did we get? $39 to $40 billion dollars in cuts,

I believe, in total, about 88 bil. Not bad, considering the promise was for 100 bil.

75 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: SgtBob
Laz, Ryan’s bill doesn’t have a chance since Boner caved.

The target was $61 billion. The result was $78.5 billion.

The Dems were promoting $33 billion.

How, exactly, was that a "cave"?

76 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:26 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Lazamataz
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.

It's like Winston Churchill said: "We will wave at them on the beaches, we will hold cocktail parties on the landing grounds, we shall compliment the Majority Leader in the fields and in the streets, but when they get to the hills, by God we'll stand up and fight."

We're big enough to multi-task, sir. My heartfelt wish was that we would have done so.

77 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Prokopton

I’m presuming that the moment Reid backs out of this deal, which I suspect he will, the Planned Parenthood cut goes back on the table. If we don’t get it this year (granted, I would love it if it did get through), we get it next year. The Dems will be much more unlikely to shut down the government, particularly those in vulnerable seats.

Dem senators in vulnerable states will be much less likely to vote the way they want to in regards to Planned Parenthood or a more thorough cut in the bill. 2012 being an election year has some advantages for us. Particularly as Dems are currently poised to lose the Senate. Furthermore, weak Republicans like Collins and Snowe may be forced to vote along party lines to appear to be R.

The real battle is the 2012 budget.


78 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:29 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Lazamataz
Many Freepers won't be happy, absolutely, but strategy IS important, and picking battles DOES win wars, and The Perfect should NEVER be the enemy of Progress.

Correct. It amazes me how many Freepers believe we could get everything we want".

They don't get that we hold only the House, not the Senate, or Oval office. They gripe, but never come up with a coherent plan about how to get what they want through the Senate.

79 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:42 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Lazamataz

Well said. Couldn’t agree more.


80 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:50 PM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55 -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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To: okie01
They gained an agreement on "policy riders" which sought to eliminate funding for abortion in DC and for the EPA.

"Policy riders"? Is that newsspeak for "taking credit for eliminating Planned Parenthood funding while at the same time continuing to fund Planned Parenthood"?

81 posted on 04/08/2011 8:51:23 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: okie01

Horse crap. They folded on killing babies . They suck beyond belief. Get them out of our party.


82 posted on 04/08/2011 8:51:39 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: whinecountry
overspend by $3B per day, and they agree to cut $38B, how does this deal amount to anything other than reducing our future indebtedness

sounds like youre more informed than most of the population...

on the bright side, we cant be broke since we still have checks, and we own the printing presses...

83 posted on 04/08/2011 8:52:41 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: paul544

What’s logical about being continually beat up by the Democrats? We didn’t cause this mess, they did. They depend on federal spending to get re-elected. They’re dishonest and corrupt. The House already passed a budget resolution. The Democrats wouldn’t consider it. What are we supposed to do, bend over and grab our ankles?


84 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: IrishCatholic

Heh. My familiarity with Plato is admittedly fragmentary, but my degrees are in English and Comparative Literature.


85 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: okie01
The Republicans went in asking for $61 billion. They got $78.5 billion

As I understand it, this is not correct. The repubs went into this "round" asking for 61 billion+ because they already haad 38.5 billion and the 61 would have gotten them to 100, which is what they promised.

But Boener folded for 40 billion this round which is going to leave them at a total of 78.5 billion, short of the 100 billion promised.

The House freshmen repubs, IMHO, need to vote a definitive NO to this and show they are not willing to cave. If enough do, then the deal will fold...and, Boener's days as the speaker may be over, giving place for someone who will stand firm..which is, what I believe the American people want and voted for in 2010.

86 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:50 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Lazamataz

Sometimes we tend to forget the reality of politics.

Still would’ve preferred Planned Parenthood to be defunded though.

So did they defund Obamacare or not? I have heard two stories on that.


87 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:51 PM PDT by RockinRight ([insert tagline here])
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To: Conservative9
If you feel that strongly about it, I will have to look closer at Ryan's bill. It make be what you say, smoke and mirrors. If it is not, I will back it; if it is, I will join you in a fight.

For now, though, I do stand by my premise, and join Michelle Bachmann in saying this was the wrong hill to die on -- and, it turns out, we may have gained more ground then we thought. (88 billion total cuts, against a backdrop promise of 100 billion)

88 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: vox_freedom

Yep. Ain’t we proud. How long will God have mercy on a corrupt nation?


89 posted on 04/08/2011 8:55:20 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: Lazamataz

Getting real about this, the reason the politicians don’t want a “government shutdown” is because normal, working, traditional American families wouldn’t notice it. This is the biggest fear of the politicians, especially, you would think, the Democrats. Yet once again the Republicans have caved, just like the Gingrich Republicans caved in ‘94.

Meet the new scumbags, same as the old scumbags.


90 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lazamataz

Obama’s approval rating just went up ten points. And he didn’t even have to give a speech to weeping community college girls in his downtown preacher voice with a Will.I.Am soundtrack playing behind him.

Take a bow, Boner. Way to make the man not have to break a sweat.


91 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:33 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Lazamataz

IMHO, Boehner performed well.

People need to start thinking out of the box to outfox those controlling the big budget calamity.

The present system isn’t working, but the more these approaches are used, the easier it is for enemies of the Constitution to succeed.


92 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:35 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: popdonnelly

I can’t honestly call this bending over or caving. No we didn’t get EVERYTHING we wanted but we got cuts and the deal was a heck of a lot closer to what we wanted than to what they wanted. Remember, during the Clinton shutdown the Rats basically told Newt to sit and spin. This time Boehner kept them coming back to the table because they weren’t so sure they would come out ahead this time. We’ve made progress even if it’s not everything.


93 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:40 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Lazamataz

Speaker Boehner and the Republicans have done an excellent job.

Of course, bigger cuts would be better; and of course, defunding Planned Parenthood would be wonderful. But the Democrats hold the presidency and the Senate. The presidency is the most significant of all because of the President’s arsenal includes the veto power and the “bully pulpit.”

Our primary goal should be to regain the presidency and the Senate. It is very reasonable for Speaker Boehner and the other congressional Republicans to conclude that this compromise is necessary to make certain that Obama cannot use his bully pulpit to improve his standing among independent voters. He is destroying himself. We do not need to come to his aid by giving him issues that will help him. This is a long fight. Patience and thoughtful actions (and inactions) will be rewarded.


94 posted on 04/08/2011 8:57:49 PM PDT by olrtex
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To: Conservative9

BTTT


95 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Lazamataz

Obama says it’s an historic night. Lord, what’s historic about passing a budget? It’s been done every year.


96 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:29 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: paul544

Also, from what I’m reading, this deal is a week extension so they can vote on the real thing next week. Also something that Obama said he wouldn’t do.


97 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Lazamataz

Are you kidding? The Dems always throw everything they have into *every* battle! Relentlessly!


98 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: Lazamataz
GOP BILLBOARD
99 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:23 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz

Bonerhead Gets It In Both Ends!

100 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:30 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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