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Senate Debating Debt Deal (Live Video Cspan)
CSPAN ^ | 8.2.2011 | CSPAN

Posted on 08/02/2011 9:25:00 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded

Here is the live proceedings of the debate prior to the final floor vote of the Senate of the 112th Congress of the United States of America.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012; congress; cspan; debt; debtceiling; debtlimit; economy; mccain; obama; reid; rino; rinos; sellout; senate; teaparty

1 posted on 08/02/2011 9:25:06 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Reid is speaking now, all the speakers are reading the same script “This deal isn’t perfect but we did it anyway”, “Came down to the wire but the American people got us to do it and we did it for them”, etc.

No mention of the new super committee being set up and how this deal doesn’t cut enough to avoid a downgrade. No mention of how this is a punt to avoid another showdown before the 2012 election.

So far no filibusters. Take a good look people the debt ceiling won’t be talked about for years.


2 posted on 08/02/2011 9:27:48 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
The Drudge headline says it all: "HOUSE CHEER$ TRILLION$ MORE IN DEBT"
3 posted on 08/02/2011 9:30:36 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Obama . “ WOO-HOO ! 7 TRILLION for me to spend. No debt ceiling to worry about next year. My Stimulus ‘ gets locked into all future budgets. Bush cuts expire and my re-election campaign just got huge wind in it`s sails thanks to the GOP/RINOs “


4 posted on 08/02/2011 9:30:52 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Eyes Unclouded
The Roman Senate discusses the murder of their Emperor Caesar. Same basic BS.

LLS

5 posted on 08/02/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
The culprit list:

http://www.gop.gov/votes/112/1/690

6 posted on 08/02/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Voting now?


7 posted on 08/02/2011 9:47:06 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Las Vegas Ron

So far I am surprised by some of the ‘no’ votes, including at least one member of ‘the gang of six’ Coburn.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

I turned on the TV just in time to hear dirty Harry say, “A majority of republicans, democrats and independents want a revenue increase.” I screamed “LIAR” and promptly turned the TV off. Thanks a lot Sharon Angle.........


9 posted on 08/02/2011 9:48:47 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Girlene

CSPAN says that it has passed (still voting).


10 posted on 08/02/2011 9:49:02 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: ducttape45

‘Thanks a lot Sharon Angle.........’

She had the guts to run against him! So what did YOU do?


11 posted on 08/02/2011 9:50:49 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

It kinda sucks though, if you vote no, you can’t be on the “super committee” that gets to decide what gets cut.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 9:51:32 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

Markets are tanking

What? I thought this was the cure.

We are moving into a depression.

America has been lied to again and again and again. The only hope for REAL change is to send agents of REAL change to Washington.


13 posted on 08/02/2011 9:53:52 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: ducttape45

Angle didn’t have a snowball’s chance against dingy harry who is backed by the mafia, acorn, union thugs and the dems.
Sometimes the Roman Senate per Ceasar approach is the way.


14 posted on 08/02/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ducttape45
Reid stole the election with the help of his union goons and Harrah’s.

Angle/we got ripped off.

15 posted on 08/02/2011 9:56:01 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Thanks, Lucius.

74 - 26 WHOOPEEE!!!! /s

Now comes the fighting over who will be on the super duper select committee. In the Senate, my top pick would be Jeff Sessions. He digs into things and seems to have a handle on the “numbers”.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 9:59:51 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: silentknight

Exactly. My Congresscritter said he was against raising the Debt Limit unless “real change and real spending cuts” was part of the deal.

He voted in favor of the bill.

I sent him an email asking why he lied to his constituents.
I don’t expect a response....


17 posted on 08/02/2011 10:00:55 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

The TEA party stopped the Senate for over 800 days of not passing a budget, Senator Reid?


18 posted on 08/02/2011 10:03:12 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: dusttoyou
Angle didn’t have a snowball’s chance against dingy harry who is backed by Donald Trump.
19 posted on 08/02/2011 10:06:53 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Stock markets sharply down

http://finance.yahoo.com/indices?e=dow_jones


20 posted on 08/02/2011 10:12:48 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight

You mean artificially propping them up with QE1, QE2 isn’t working? Actually a 9000 level is what I expect.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 10:15:58 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Funny very few remembered this when the Donald was playing the Pied Piper to us.


22 posted on 08/02/2011 10:23:31 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Girlene

Glad I saw the “/s”...

Some folks might have gone Mid-Eevil on yer butt!!! ;-)

My pick for the Super-Duper Committee would be Louis Gohmert (R-TX)...

Anyone who said “Nay” to this damn deal should be first in line for this thing...

But, I’ll bet its going to be full of cowardly “yea-sayers”...


23 posted on 08/02/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Para-Ord.45

You certainly know how to depress people...;-)


24 posted on 08/02/2011 10:30:18 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Where are the Martians when we need them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VepS-IyKOLE


25 posted on 08/02/2011 10:32:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stevie_d_64

Louis Gohmert....don’t know enough about his credentials. Rubio “might” be another good pick in the Senate. I’d pick Ryan in the House. We need good numbers people who can see the big picture of this economy and how big a hole we are in. (oh, yeah, and people who can’t be blackmailed)


26 posted on 08/02/2011 10:37:59 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Sorry, Jeff Sessions is inellible to be on the Super Committee, since he voted against the bill. Gotta love their sneaky little rules designed to keep rational people from trying to save our nation. :)


27 posted on 08/02/2011 10:41:34 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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28 posted on 08/02/2011 10:51:57 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Sporke
Sorry, Jeff Sessions is inellible to be on the Super Committee, since he voted against the bill. Gotta love their sneaky little rules designed to keep rational people from trying to save our nation.

I hope you are joking.
29 posted on 08/02/2011 10:55:15 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
So far I am surprised by some of the ‘no’ votes, including at least one member of ‘the gang of six’ Coburn.

FWIW: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2757582/posts

30 posted on 08/02/2011 11:02:34 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Girlene

No joke, if you vote agaist you are not allowed to be on the Super Committee.


31 posted on 08/02/2011 11:02:34 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Girlene

No, but I may be wrong.

It was reported by the Weekly Standard that those voting against the bill would be inelible to serve on the committee, but Mitch McConnell said that wasn’t true.

I tend to believe McConnell, but just barely. We’ll find out soon enough I guess. :-/

Link to the Weekly Standard story: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/fiscal-conservatives-barred-supercommittee_581921.html


32 posted on 08/02/2011 11:08:55 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Girlene

Link to McConnell saying the Weekly Standard story is false...http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60492.html


33 posted on 08/02/2011 11:11:15 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

Thanks. Rand Paul would be another good one.


34 posted on 08/02/2011 11:32:01 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

I REALLY like Rand Paul. He may be my favorite in Congress right now (not many good ones to choose from). :)


35 posted on 08/02/2011 11:40:31 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Girlene

Yes, I totally agree on Rubio and Ryan being on the committee...Gohmert is really a guy who actually looks at this stuff and calls a theoretical “timeout” to draw attention to the rediculousness of what comes out of Washington these days...Gohmert and Ron Paul (bless his little pea pickin’ heart /sarc) are the only Texas Congressional delegates who I last heard voted “nay” on this damn thing...

We knew Paul was going to vote no, so that was no big surprise...

I think we need to seriously look at those who voted Nay, and seriously consider replacing the knuckleheads that voted for this abomination...

Just my opinion...


36 posted on 08/02/2011 3:14:08 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
...Gohmert is really a guy who actually looks at this stuff and calls a theoretical “timeout” to draw attention to the rediculousness of what comes out of Washington these days...

Thanks, stevie d. Sounds like the type of person who SHOULD be on this "Select Committee".
37 posted on 08/03/2011 7:26:37 AM PDT by Girlene
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