Skip to comments.'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown
Posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut more than $37 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years.
Obama hailed the deal as "the biggest annual spending cut in history," and House Speaker John Boehner said that over the next decade it would cut government spending by $500 billion.
"This is historic, what we've done," said the third man in the talks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
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Hardly.. when compared to the debt racked under the DEms since '07 and Obammy since '09
What a bunch of PUSSIES! The GOP is worthless.
Boner just handed a huge immoral victory to Satan and the democrats.
..instead, now the GoP will get drug thru the complicit mud for not doing more and earlier as the media reverse spins this latest charade to forestall a gubamint sutdown..
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (C) announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. Boehner said on Friday that a deal had been struck on funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30, ending fears of a government shutdown. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
These people are on DRUGS!I suggest people move out of this country quickly.
US House Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans he had reached a deal with the White House to avert a government shutdown with barely more than an hour to spare, officials said. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
Ron Paul 2012. Wake up! Two years work backing the GOP. For this!!!
Yep, and conservatives will believe every word of the slime.
If Dingy Harry likes it it can’t be good for the country.
37 billion! LOL!!! That’s chump change during the era of Barry Soetoro! I guess the “Planned Parenthood” baby killers still get their money though, huh?
Amazing is it not? I wonder if this will shake some of our local conservatives out of their trance?
Whoopee!!!! We took back a fraction of 1% of a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit!!!
I’m so excited!!!
I can’t believe it!!!
can I hurl now?
I don’t believe Boehner, Reid, or Obama. The American people have repeatedly voted for failed “leadership.” They are to blame.
Boner saves Cowboy Poetry and kills the children. Great Legacy.
You mean we won’t all die tonight???
Keep in mind we haven't had a real GOP budget yet.
They managed to get some cuts on what should have been a Dem budget...we'll see what they do with the Ryan plan.
So they think this fight is going to be any easier in the 2012 budget year?
Absolutely critical that they put this 2012 with a few trillion in cuts on Obama’s desk as soon as possible. This one better be a take it or leave it.
They can’t spend jack without the Reps writing the appropriation or putting it in the budget.
I am with the Pauls, 30 years is too long, we need to get this debt crisis nipped in the bud. We should do this in less than 10 years or we will be at least a Japan and we could be a Portugal.
I got a feeling the GOP isnt popular here tonight, they are complaining about it at DU too.
My thoughts is that it’s nothing as bad as when TARP was passed, but it’s still a crappy deal for us.
Boehner fails. Ohio fails. They haven’t had anyone good since the Taft who died in 1953.
The House repubs can kill this thing next week...or tonight. Boehner should never have gone 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 in enough numbers, 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 American people wanted reps who wil stand firm...it is what they voted for IMHO in 2012. Bohner should have stood firm for the entire 61 billion at the very least, and made sure Palnned Parenthood was defunded.
I'm pretty sure that's about one day's spending.
Does this mean I still have to cut that check to the IRS?
They just blew any future deficit reduction agenda items. What a bunch of spineless morons. Boehner HAS to go. And the rest who voted for this too.
the deal has not yet been published.
i’m going to reserve any comment when it is and iin the meantime i’m not going to bash Boehner- I’ll bash Harry Reid whose voice sounds like his testicles never descended.
I’d love to put a “historic” boot in Stinky Harry Reid’s “historic” ass. Damn corrupt bass turd.
NO, this is inevitable because Republican primary voters won’t retire worthless incumbents. Watch them renominate Hatch and Lugar in 2012, as they also resurrect Mittens.
Do you really think that once the government was shut down, that Obama would have any incentive to reopen it, as opposed to restructuring it by emergency powers?
“So they think this fight is going to be any easier in the 2012 budget year?”
If the bond market has half a brain then we don’t make it to 2012.
I am sorry. You need to wake up. The GOP is scamming you. Like the Rats scam the Blacks. Do not be a Sap.
Snap out of it!
One would think that the people of Cincinnati would be embarrassed at this failed “leader,” but I suppose they will keep him there as long as he puts his name on a ballot. It’s all they know to do.
Good God, help us.
Why--were you sober this time Harry?
With these @ssclowns in charge you should be thinking Zimbabwe or Kampuchea...
Hey, name it the ‘Constitutional Party’ and I’m IN!!!
“What a bunch of PUSSIES! The GOP is worthless.”
My feelings exactly. There is going to be a world war.. and they are planning it! There is no way “they” can do what they are doing without plans in place for WWIII. Trillions upon trillions in debt, and printing trillions more is the standard MO for war. Our country has been taken over by communists. Let’s hope and pray our kids survive this.
Tea Party freshman keep chipping away
People like Hfuckabee, Rove and others who are on news programs telling the republicans to cave in are the problem. With friends like that, we don't need enemies.
Time for a third party. The Republicans have had their chance.
“What a bunch of PUSSIES! The GOP is worthless.”
They darn well better defund Planned Deathhood next year!!!
Nonsense. They got cuts on what was a Dem budget.
Now let's move onto the Repub budget.