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'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown
Yahoo ^ | 4/8/11 | David Espo - ap

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: avoid; budgetbattles; budgetdeal; government; historic; shutdown
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'Historic' ?

Hardly.. when compared to the debt racked under the DEms since '07 and Obammy since '09

1 posted on 04/08/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

What a bunch of PUSSIES! The GOP is worthless.


2 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:26 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Boner just handed a huge immoral victory to Satan and the democrats.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:53 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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We should have had a budget last fall, but the Dems said No then..

..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


4 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

These people are on DRUGS!I suggest people move out of this country quickly.

5 posted on 04/08/2011 8:51:38 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: P-Marlowe

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)


6 posted on 04/08/2011 8:51:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Slump Tester

Ron Paul 2012. Wake up! Two years work backing the GOP. For this!!!


7 posted on 04/08/2011 8:52:09 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: NormsRevenge
now the GoP will get drug thru the complicit mud for not doing more and earlier as the media reverse spins this

Yep, and conservatives will believe every word of the slime.

8 posted on 04/08/2011 8:52:16 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: NormsRevenge

If Dingy Harry likes it it can’t be good for the country.


9 posted on 04/08/2011 8:52:34 PM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


10 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: taxtruth

Amazing is it not? I wonder if this will shake some of our local conservatives out of their trance?


11 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sellout Alert!

12 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:15 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: NormsRevenge
GOP SURRENDER
13 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

GOP=Whigs


14 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


15 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t believe Boehner, Reid, or Obama. The American people have repeatedly voted for failed “leadership.” They are to blame.


16 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Boner saves Cowboy Poetry and kills the children. Great Legacy.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: NormsRevenge

You mean we won’t all die tonight???


18 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:50 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Tea time!)
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To: screaminsunshine
Two years work backing the GOP. For this!!!

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.

19 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:54 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


20 posted on 04/08/2011 8:55:06 PM PDT by dila813
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 8:55:59 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: NormsRevenge

Boehner fails. Ohio fails. They haven’t had anyone good since the Taft who died in 1953.


22 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:37 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: NormsRevenge
$37 billion

I'm pretty sure that's about one day's spending.

24 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If they won't protect life and liberty, what else matters?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Does this mean I still have to cut that check to the IRS?


25 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:58 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


26 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:58 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.


27 posted on 04/08/2011 8:57:14 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d love to put a “historic” boot in Stinky Harry Reid’s “historic” ass. Damn corrupt bass turd.


28 posted on 04/08/2011 8:57:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: NormsRevenge
GOP BILLBOARD
29 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:04 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.


30 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NormsRevenge
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31 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:49 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Jeff Head

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?


32 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:09 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: dila813

“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.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:19 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Siena Dreaming

I am sorry. You need to wake up. The GOP is scamming you. Like the Rats scam the Blacks. Do not be a Sap.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 8:59:20 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: NormsRevenge

35 posted on 04/08/2011 9:00:02 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Snap out of it!


36 posted on 04/08/2011 9:00:10 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: vox_freedom

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.


37 posted on 04/08/2011 9:00:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good God, help us.


38 posted on 04/08/2011 9:01:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: NormsRevenge

A republic, if you can keep it.

39 posted on 04/08/2011 9:02:02 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: NormsRevenge
"This is historic, what we've done," said the third man in the talks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Why--were you sober this time Harry?

40 posted on 04/08/2011 9:02:29 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: dila813
We should do this in less than 10 years or we will be at least a Japan and we could be a Portugal.


With these @ssclowns in charge you should be thinking Zimbabwe or Kampuchea...

41 posted on 04/08/2011 9:03:00 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: FrankR

Hey, name it the ‘Constitutional Party’ and I’m IN!!!


42 posted on 04/08/2011 9:03:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: Slump Tester

“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.


43 posted on 04/08/2011 9:03:34 PM PDT by Kratos
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To: Kratos
A budget deal that trades babies in the womb for Planned Parenthood funding?

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44 posted on 04/08/2011 9:04:23 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tea Party freshman keep chipping away


45 posted on 04/08/2011 9:05:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: NormsRevenge
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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.

46 posted on 04/08/2011 9:05:50 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: NormsRevenge

Time for a third party. The Republicans have had their chance.


47 posted on 04/08/2011 9:05:50 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Compromise at the last minute? What a drama queen.


48 posted on 04/08/2011 9:06:21 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Slump Tester

“What a bunch of PUSSIES! The GOP is worthless.”

They darn well better defund Planned Deathhood next year!!!


49 posted on 04/08/2011 9:06:29 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: screaminsunshine
The GOP is scamming you

Nonsense. They got cuts on what was a Dem budget.

Now let's move onto the Repub budget.

50 posted on 04/08/2011 9:06:29 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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