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(no budget Dingy Harry) Reid says he's waiting on Boehner to tell him 'path forward' on debt
The Hill ^ | 7/20/11 | Josiah Ryan

Posted on 07/20/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by Libloather

Reid says he's waiting on Boehner to tell him 'path forward' on debt
By Josiah Ryan - 07/20/11 10:35 AM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday claimed his chamber has a "path forward" for raising the debt ceiling but said he's waiting on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to tell him what can pass the House.

“I'm at a point where I'm saying we need to hear from the House of Representatives,” Reid said from the Senate floor. “We have a plan to go forward over here. But until we hear from the House of Representatives, really our, all of our work here would be for naught.

"I await the word from the Speaker," he added.

In response, a spokesman for Boehner said the Senate needs to move on the debt-ceiling package that the House passed Tuesday evening.

"We are aware of the deadline, which is why we hope Sen. Reid will move quickly to schedule a vote on the 'Cut, Cap and Balance plan' passed by the House with bipartisan support," the spokesman said.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said the House's position is "crystal clear."

"In case Senator Reid didn’t notice, a bipartisan 'Gang of 234' just sent him the way forward. It’s called the 'Cut, Cap, and Balance Act,'" Jordan said in a statement. "This is the only plan that can fundamentally solve our debt problem, and it is waiting for Sen. Reid to bring up on the Senate floor for an up-or-down vote."

The "Cut, Cap and Balance" bill passed the House Tuesday evening in a 234-190 vote. The legislation is not expected to pass the Senate, and President Obama has threatened to veto it.

Senators are working on at least two other plans to raise the debt ceiling, and Reid admitted Wednesday morning that the precise path the chamber will choose in a debt-reduction package is undetermined.

On Tuesday, the Gang of Six offered a plan that was received warmly by many senators that would reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years and increase tax revenues by $1 trillion through closed loopholes.

The gang's plan — which President Obama hailed as a "significant step" in the negotiations — will not be completed in time to meet the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling. But it's possible that some of the group's recommendations could be included in a debt-ceiling deal.

Reid is also working with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on a fall-back proposal that could put the onus on President Obama to make three separate requests to raise the debt limit.

“We in the Senate, we can have the greatest ideas in the world, but if they're not accepted in the House, we can't extend the debt ceiling, which we have to do,” said Reid.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; budget; cutcapbalance; debt; gangof234; gangofsix; reid
If Boehner tells him to stick it where the sun don't shine - will he? Please?
1 posted on 07/20/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
This tells me all I need to know. Boehner won't even end the funding of BamBamCare because of some stupid Nanny the ‘red’ Pewlousie rule... Old Harry knows a reed shaking in the wind from ‘history’. The ultimate goal of these marxist is the ‘death’ of the middle class....
2 posted on 07/20/2011 9:55:05 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Libloather

“Reid says he’s waiting on Boehner to tell him ‘path forward’ on debt”

Reid couldn’t find ‘forward’ on any path of any kind let alone a path on spending.
All Reid has to do is listen to the populace shouting “cut spending”.
But Reid is deaf as well as stupid.


3 posted on 07/20/2011 9:56:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Libloather

You can add your comment on that site to mock Reid for being so clueless and not putting cut, cap and a balance on the Senate calendar.

What a dolt Reid is. There is a solution, there is a way forward - cut, cap and balance.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending!)
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To: Libloather

I believe they just saw what can pass in the house.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 9:59:55 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Libloather

Boehner should tell Harry he’s waiting for Obamas’ plan.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 10:06:11 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: WOSG

CCB has passed the House. They want an increase, well there it is. Take it or no increase on the debt limit.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Libloather
The gang's plan — which President Obama hailed as a "significant step" in the negotiations — will not be completed in time to meet the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling. But it's possible that some of the group's recommendations could be included in a debt-ceiling deal.

But, but, but... pass Aug 2 and we'll default. Ofraudo is sure of it.

8 posted on 07/20/2011 10:08:13 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled

Is it Legal that the Senate can even raise the debt ceiling without a budget?


9 posted on 07/20/2011 10:09:22 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Just mythoughts

Boehner should answer- “If the Democrat party majority in the Senate had addressed the dead on arrival obama budget and spending we would not be having this discussion”

Then Boehner needs to say— “Part 2 of the Cut Cap and Balance is our House Bill #____ the Repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act”

“These two actions, if voted on and supported in the Democrat controlled Senate, would indeed reflect the intent of the public, and place the executive decision on these measures to bring our financial house in order in the President’s hands. If the President vetoes these well deliberated actions, he will realize that the country wants nothing more to do with him and the supporters he has left in the democrat party. The American people have spoken- democrats should listen, and act.”


10 posted on 07/20/2011 10:14:08 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

The path forward: Cut, slash, and eviscerate the M*****F****** Federal government.


11 posted on 07/20/2011 10:14:44 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: John S Mosby
Boehner has been in WDC long enough to know by heart the scientific methodology these liberals use to have their way.

Boehner should do the ‘peoples’ work and stop playing games with these con artists.

12 posted on 07/20/2011 10:22:08 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: All; Libloather
As Rand Paul believed likely on Hannity's afternoon show Tuesday, Rush said a few minuted ago Dick Durbin admits his infamous Gang of Six's scheme will NOT be ready in legislative form by the Aug 2 deadline.

It has NOTHING to do with the debt ceiling debate.

13 posted on 07/20/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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To: Libloather
I've got your path forward, Harry.


14 posted on 07/20/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Libloather
"On Tuesday, the Gang of Six offered a plan that... would reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years and increase tax revenues by $1 trillion through closed loopholes."

Actually, now that more of the details are starting to come out, it will be around $1.2 Trillion in cuts, and $3 Trillion in tax hikes...

15 posted on 07/20/2011 10:40:54 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Libloather

“In case Senator Reid didn’t notice, a bipartisan ‘Gang of 234’ just sent him the way forward.”

Ha!! bipartisan gang of 234. Now that’s classic right there. Love this guy.

You know Reid is seething that he can only act on what the House sends him.


16 posted on 07/20/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: newzjunkey
"As Rand Paul believed likely on Hannity's afternoon show Tuesday, Rush said a few minuted ago Dick Durbin admits his infamous Gang of Six's scheme will NOT be ready in legislative form by the Aug 2 deadline. It has NOTHING to do with the debt ceiling debate."

- I think the game is for the Dems to try to force the House to pass the Gang of Six plan before any of the real details are there, and then six months down the road- like always- it would be completely altered by the committees working on it and made ten times worse (and all the supposedly positive tax reforms would be removed from it). Another ruse.

The House Republicans should just do what Obama always does- kick back and take a rest, play some golf, etc.- and tell the Dems they've done everything they were required to do. Now it's up to the Dems to fill in the details in their "proposal" before the deadline- or else...

17 posted on 07/20/2011 10:56:12 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Libloather
One path forward coming right up:

Take Obama's 2011 budget...

eliminate all the federal departments that should be done at the state level and eliminate the federal departments that are not constitutional and better done by private industry:

EPA -11.2

Commerce -11.5

Interior -14

Nasa -17.9

International Assistance -24.3

Energy 44.4

Housing & Urban Dev -53

Transportation -87

Education - 94.3

Labour 117

Agriculture -147

Health & Human Services -934.4

There you have it boys and girls, 1 Trillion 555 Billion dollars in savings the first year alone. Multiply that by 10 years and everyone who paid into Social Security could be made whole with interest!

Then take every other budget item on that pie chart and cut it by half and this country would be the envy of the world.

18 posted on 07/20/2011 11:03:05 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Libloather

Dear U.S. Senate:

Please check your In box.

Yours,

U.S. House


19 posted on 07/20/2011 11:05:12 AM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: Libloather

Boehner should immediately come forward and say that the Democrats and Harry Reid haven’t put forth a budget for over 900 days and for Harry Reid to say now that he’s waiting on the Republicans is the absolute height of hypocrisy.


20 posted on 07/20/2011 11:45:25 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Just mythoughts
This tells me all I need to know. Boehner won't even end the funding of BamBamCare because of some stupid Nanny the ‘red’ Pewlousie rule...

Get real. This is not an issue where spending is decided.

21 posted on 07/20/2011 12:09:05 PM PDT by gogeo (...and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough!!! Robert A Hall)
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To: gogeo
Get real. This is not an issue where spending is decided.

YOU GET REAL. Boehner could have ended BamBamcare day one when he was given control of the House. All he did was weep and claim some rule put in place would NOT be gone against. The liberals know who holds the positions of power and they play them like a cheap imitation Stradivarius.

22 posted on 07/20/2011 12:14:13 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Libloather

Our Tea Party Congressman wrote that he was not for giving Obama another few billion to blow; and didn’t vote for the bill. Said he was for most of the bill’s provisions; just not for giving Obama another load of cash to squander.


23 posted on 07/20/2011 1:00:20 PM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: Just mythoughts

Ahem ... YOU need to get real. Congress passes bills in 2 Houses. Anything done in the House that is DOA in the Senate will NOT change anything.

Any House action to defund Obamacare has to be in the annual budget. It’s still being worked on.

Rather than whining, call your congresscritter to make sure the defunding is in the House version of the budget.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 1:44:22 PM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending!)
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To: Just mythoughts
Boehner could have ended BamBamcare day one when he was given control of the House...

How?

25 posted on 07/20/2011 4:14:32 PM PDT by gogeo (...and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough!!! Robert A Hall)
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To: Libloather
'Gang of 234'

This needs to become a standard Republican phrase. As in, "The 'Gang of 234' has sent the Senate a clear signal...".

26 posted on 07/20/2011 4:20:18 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: WOSG
Ahem ... YOU need to get real. Congress passes bills in 2 Houses. Anything done in the House that is DOA in the Senate will NOT change anything. Any House action to defund Obamacare has to be in the annual budget. It’s still being worked on. Rather than whining, call your congresscritter to make sure the defunding is in the House version of the budget.

The Senate cannot fund anything that is not originated in the HOUSE. And Boehner began his term saying there was some 'rule' built in over BamBamCare he was NOT going to break. We are not the 'right' because it is opposite of 'left', but because we ARE 'right'. Oh and yes sure I could call my Reverend lying congress critter but he show his worth by making lying accusations against the 'tea party' when they took our cause to WDC. I got no representation from my leftist congress critter.

And now this nation must contend with a 'gang' willing to sell US out once again. We have been shown that Congress can do whatever it sets it mind to do and all I expect is now that the peoples house has been 'freed' to pull the plug on BamBamCare, regardless of what stupid rule the old RED Nanny the Pewlouise put in place.

27 posted on 07/20/2011 7:20:41 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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