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Senate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance'
Politico ^ | 7/22/2011 | By SCOTT WONG

Posted on 07/22/2011 8:15:46 AM PDT by BfloGuy

The Democratic-controlled Senate on Friday narrowly voted to block a Republican measure that would force Congress to pass a stringent balanced budget amendment and cap spending before increasing the debt ceiling.

The legislation, a conservative priority, never had a chance of passing, but the strictly partisan 51-46 vote to table the “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill highlighted the partisan divide in Washington over how to tackle spending and raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.

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KEYWORDS: 112th; bhofascism; ccb; cutcapbalance; debtdeal; democrats; gangof234; liberalfascism; obama; palin; taxes
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To: Jefferson Spins

That’s the motion to proceed. Notice all the (D)s voted ‘Yea’ and all the (R)s voted ‘Nay’.


51 posted on 07/22/2011 8:53:44 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: BfloGuy

I called my Republican Representatives and told them “In the words of Margaret Thatcher, don’t go wobbly on me now”.


52 posted on 07/22/2011 8:54:57 AM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: Jefferson Spins

I just called Mark Pryor’s office. His phone is overloaded but I left a message asking WHERE THE HELL HIS PLAN IS!

Arkansas Office
The River Market

500 Clinton Ave Ste 401

Little Rock, AR 72201

p: (501) 324-6336

f: (501) 324-5320
Washington, D.C. Office
255 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg

Washington, D.C. 20510

p: (202) 224-2353

f: (202) 228-0908

Toll Free from AR
p: (877) 259-9602


53 posted on 07/22/2011 8:57:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Pan_Yan

Isn’t this really the biggest news of the day. The media acts like it isn’t a big deal. Why?

Because Obama framed this vote as not important

WE need to MAKE this breaking news - IMPORTANT. Otherwise we have just played right into Obama’s hands. Acting like this isn’t important.

This should be the breaking news story of the week.

Democrats REJECT a balanced budget


54 posted on 07/22/2011 8:57:08 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: SUSSA

To be really mean they could pass a bill saying that no federal money can be used to provide security for the first family during vacations other than at the White House, Camp David and their Chicago home.


55 posted on 07/22/2011 8:58:17 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Pan_Yan
That’s the motion to proceed. Notice all the (D)s voted ‘Yea’

Notice how lock step the (D)s are in raising taxes before an Election. Notice how unified they are against Balanced Budgets (or budgets of any kind except more Spending).

Wonder how this will do at the Polls.

Interesting way to campaign don't you think?

56 posted on 07/22/2011 8:58:35 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Grumplestiltskin

Without the “B” part there’s no teeth in the bill. “CC” when carried forward over the next decade would easily be ignored/altered by the then elected congress. The “Balance” part as envisioned as a constitutional amendment (read “Law”) would require any and all congresses to fulfill their responsibilities.


57 posted on 07/22/2011 8:58:41 AM PDT by hawken
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To: aumrl

If any Democrat votes against paying Social Security and Medicare run ads in his state letting everyone know.


58 posted on 07/22/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: BfloGuy

Also

SENATE TAKES WEEKEND OFF

Another sure sign that John A. Boehner may indeed be lying - there most likely IS a deal


59 posted on 07/22/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: Pan_Yan
That’s the motion to proceed. Notice all the (D)s voted ‘Yea’ and all the (R)s voted ‘Nay’.

Indeed. The motion to proceed to TABLE.

They voted on this:
Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 2560 )

The Senate voted to table CC&B. Fitting that a "yea" vote means no here. We're living in a bizzaro world.

60 posted on 07/22/2011 9:02:07 AM PDT by Jefferson Spins (in his grave at Monticello because our republic is imperiled from within)
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To: BfloGuy
Effing thieves.

Shut it down.

If they won't do that... chain the doors shut and burn the place down around their ears as a lesson to future legislators.

61 posted on 07/22/2011 9:04:40 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

No security is a must. But, the bill funding the operation of the White House should eliminate all kitchen staff, grounds staff and cleaning staff.

Let Barry cut the grass and take out his own trash and let Michelle cook, vacuum, dust, and make beds.


62 posted on 07/22/2011 9:05:16 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: silentknight

Why? The House gave them a fix, the Democrat controlled Senate rejected it.

The the situation cook. Republicans need do nothing but get the word out that two of their plans to fix the situation have been put on the table.


63 posted on 07/22/2011 9:05:30 AM PDT by listenhillary (We know where you are. We know where you've been.We can guess what you're thinking about-GoogleCEO)
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To: edge10

He won’t do it but that is exactly what Boehner should do. Just sit back and do nothing. Let Aug 2nd come and go. Then lets see what Barry and the Boys are willing to agree to.


64 posted on 07/22/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BfloGuy
Angle. Buck. Rossi. Miller.

*Sigh*

America came so close to being saved...

65 posted on 07/22/2011 9:06:05 AM PDT by Gritty (The depraved ruling class of America cannot self-correct, and, indeed, has no desire to-Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

If passed, it still increases the debt limit.

I’m in the camp of “Not a penny more”.


66 posted on 07/22/2011 9:08:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (It still increases the debt limit.)
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To: Grumplestiltskin

The Pubbies must understand that POTUS Obama, the Devil incarnated, will cave at the end of the day. He could care less about the American debt, jobs, the economy, and...he has time and again proven that to be true!!! Why the cave? Re-election!!! On the other the hand the Democrat Senate will be the Republican Senate in 2012, after today’s vote. I guess them Democrat types did not learn a thing in November, 2010!!! Pubbies, hold the line. You can win this big time, and also more importantly, save our country for our children to come. Remember, take away the Democrat Candy, etc. and you destroy the Democrat Party overnight!!! Stand firm!!! Do not the the “traitor” Obama & his “hate America” Democrats an inch!!!


67 posted on 07/22/2011 9:08:37 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: SUSSA

Cutting off MooseChelle’s vast roster of assistants would MEASURABLY increase the unemployment rate....

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=105957


68 posted on 07/22/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BfloGuy
All right GOP - get out there and hold a presser - put the blame where it belongs.
69 posted on 07/22/2011 9:10:38 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If he does that Barry will hold back Social Security checks and will blame Republicans with the help of the MSM.

They need to pass a bill to keep him from doing that.


70 posted on 07/22/2011 9:11:19 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: ScottinVA

They GOT their revenue when they decided to term the Obamacare mandate a “tax.”

Excellent point, Scott.


71 posted on 07/22/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: listenhillary
I’m in the camp of “Not a penny more”.

You are not alone... ;-)

72 posted on 07/22/2011 9:11:46 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: montag813

“The cashier said “Uh, maam, this is not an EBT card. It is your state insurance card”. The woman got cross and demanded she take it, but the cashier patiently told her you can’t buy groceries with a health insurance (I guess Medicaid?) card.”

It’s all just money from “Obama’s Stash!”, what’s the big deal?


73 posted on 07/22/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: kcvl

done. Now on to Casey...the remaining RAT sentator from Pa.


74 posted on 07/22/2011 9:13:15 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Jefferson Spins

There defense is, a vote to continue debate is not a vote against anything, they will say there were some parts that needs fine tuning, same old crap different day.


75 posted on 07/22/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: BfloGuy

The Democrats own it all now.

SUCK IT UP DIMS! HA!


76 posted on 07/22/2011 9:16:33 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: montag813
Nicely stated.

Well written, insightful posts like yours are what make reading FR so intellectually satisfying for me. [Yes, I know I sound like a nerd.]

77 posted on 07/22/2011 9:17:54 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: montag813

A similar story in Palm Desert, CA. this week. My neighbor watched a guy load his grocery cart full and then just wheel it out the door to his car. She alerted store personnel and their security nabbed the guy before he could get away. We’ve caught people going through our garbage cans looking for plastic bottles worth a nickel, or anything they can sell or maybe even eat.
Make sure you have good locks and lots of ammo. Drink safely my friends.


78 posted on 07/22/2011 9:19:52 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: BfloGuy

51 Demonrats oppose a balanced budget.


79 posted on 07/22/2011 9:20:07 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: BfloGuy

Hell with them then.


80 posted on 07/22/2011 9:21:24 AM PDT by sport
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To: org.whodat
There defense is, a vote to continue debate is not a vote against anything, they will say there were some parts that needs fine tuning, same old crap different day.

If that is their defense, then it's a laughably lame one. Not to mention overused and threadbare.

Of course, no one in the sycophant media will call them on this. As you said, same old crap different day.

81 posted on 07/22/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by Jefferson Spins (in his grave at Monticello because our republic is imperiled from within)
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To: BfloGuy

Continue contacting Boeher and telling him not to cave.


82 posted on 07/22/2011 9:24:34 AM PDT by sport
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To: edge10

Are you kidding me?! A debt ceiling increase was rejected?

Roll call please


83 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:13 AM PDT by Principled
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To: kcvl; All

I will laugh my ass off if Hussein throws his fellow Demonrats under the bus.

Hussein just might do it.

He gets no credit, of course, and all the blame from his fellow cultists.

He tries to buy them off with the gays in the military and some executive orders on social issues, but the damage is already done to him in the world of the kooks.

They have to worship him, but are angry worshippers. Eventually he MAY get to play the victim, or more likely, the race card—portraying himself as being “assaulted” by the vitriolic Tea Partiers....but that is risky.


84 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:37 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Reid can use the word “revenues” all he wants,

but he’s simply saying that he (and the Senate ‘rats) won’t accept any deal that doesn’t confiscate more tax money from people with jobs.


85 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BfloGuy

The key point here is that its ONLY REPUBLICANS that have offered any plan... All the rats need to be fired from the Senate.


86 posted on 07/22/2011 9:26:01 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: org.whodat

They could have done that fine tuning and sent it back to the house. That’s not much of a defense.


87 posted on 07/22/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT by listenhillary (It still increases the debt limit.)
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To: edge10
Screw em. No debt increase then!

Do you have any idea what the consequences of that would be?

88 posted on 07/22/2011 9:27:29 AM PDT by curiosity
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89 posted on 07/22/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: BfloGuy
We need to be really careful. IMHO, Obama is trying to destroy our economy and our country on purpose so that he can institute socialism and president-for-life for himself after the crash. The Democrats don't have to capitulate at the last minute like they have in some recent state budget battles. “Default” would play right into his (their) plans for destruction. He would manage the “crisis” by creating the maximum chaos, disruption, and social uproar AND THEN BLAME IT ON THE REPUBLICANS.

The media would pound away night and day how the brave Obama is managing the crisis created by the Republicans while our economy sinks lower into the abyss and social chaos ensues. It's a win-win situation for the Obama Regime.

We need to dust off our history books and learn how Hitler came to power in Germany. The History Chanel has done some excellent documentaries on the reasons he was able to take power and the methods he used.

90 posted on 07/22/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: John W
“We’re going to dispose of this legislation as it needs to be, so that President Obama and the speaker can move forward on a [plan] that will have some revenue in it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Three trillion dollars just ain't enough, he added.

91 posted on 07/22/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: BfloGuy

Senator DeMint: “I will work to force another vote on Cut, Cap & Balance next week because the President and Democrats have not offered the American people any other viable solution...”

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/22/breaking-senate-shoots-down-ccb-51-46/


92 posted on 07/22/2011 9:30:13 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: edge10

The gimmick we will be asked to swallow is this crap about 1 trillion in savings by winding down the incomplete wars.... B.S.... look at Norway just today, as we wind down it appears Al-Qaeda is winding back up....

So it is a fantasy to assume that wars will be over with anytime soon and even if you draw down what’s next?

Obama will do anything to stay away from the Social welfare programs and it is exactly that Socialism that is killing this country. It’s the 21st century for God’s sake lets start thinking about our posterity instead of trying to destroy it.


93 posted on 07/22/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: curiosity
Do you have any idea what the consequences of that would be?

The government has enough funding coming in to fund SS, Medicare Medicaid, the military and make all payments due on outstanding debts.

Consequences? They would have to shut down a bunch of do nothing agencies?

94 posted on 07/22/2011 9:32:20 AM PDT by listenhillary (It still increases the debt limit.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You are SO right. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat until even a Jay Leno on the street person will say it, even a third grader knows it. Repeat, repeat.


95 posted on 07/22/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: aumrl

"YES Boehner needs to bring up a bill today that says interest on the debt, Social Security, Medicare, and military pay and benefits shall be paid in full from current income “

Yep. (If not today, then right before the Aug. 2 supposed "deadline", to make the Dems feel even more heat).

96 posted on 07/22/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: SUSSA

I don’t think Obama has the authority to hold up the SS checks. They are not attached to the debt ceiling. Currently the SS fund has billions in surplus. Enough to keep paying SS for months.


97 posted on 07/22/2011 9:35:58 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kcvl

....Boehner: “there is no deal”.

Translation: there is no deal right this second, but there will be one. He has already said publicly there will be a deal before the so-called default drop dead date of August 2. Afterwards, he and Obama will high five and head to the golf course.


98 posted on 07/22/2011 9:37:54 AM PDT by mighty atlas
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To: silentknight

Democrats REJECT a balanced budget

agreed.

Democrats REJECT a balanced budget
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99 posted on 07/22/2011 9:39:28 AM PDT by Principled
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To: montag813
"Uh, maam, this is not an EBT card. It is your state insurance card".

Why didn't she whip out her ObamaStash MasterCard?

100 posted on 07/22/2011 9:41:17 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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