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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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!!!
Definitely. They gotta show us Brass Clackers in 2012, or there won't be much America left to argue about.
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.
To borrow what another poster has said, we need Michael Corleone (or maybe even better the emotionless determination of Al Neri) but got Fredo.
I guess we have to pass it to see what's in it.
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.
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?
I would say Boehner didn’t strike out, he hit an infield single.
It’s not one month’s worth; it’s 13 days worth.
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.
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?
Kos’rs are going homicidal over this....
Haven’t had the time to check DU, yet.
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.
Your logic and reason have no place here... It’s fire and brimstone or nothing.
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.
The Democrats are laughing at Boehner.
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.
National Debt increase is the next leverage point, then the Big Game, Budget for 2012.
Lord have mercy on us.
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!
I believe, in total, about 88 bil. Not bad, considering the promise was for 100 bil.
The target was $61 billion. The result was $78.5 billion.
The Dems were promoting $33 billion.
How, exactly, was that a "cave"?
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.
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.
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.
Well said. Couldn’t agree more.
"Policy riders"? Is that newsspeak for "taking credit for eliminating Planned Parenthood funding while at the same time continuing to fund Planned Parenthood"?
Horse crap. They folded on killing babies . They suck beyond belief. Get them out of our party.
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...
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?
Heh. My familiarity with Plato is admittedly fragmentary, but my degrees are in English and Comparative Literature.
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.
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.
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)
Yep. Ain’t we proud. How long will God have mercy on a corrupt nation?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama says it’s an historic night. Lord, what’s historic about passing a budget? It’s been done every year.
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.
Are you kidding? The Dems always throw everything they have into *every* battle! Relentlessly!
Bonerhead Gets It In Both Ends!