Skip to comments.Senate Debating Debt Deal (Live Video 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.
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.
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 “
So far I am surprised by some of the ‘no’ votes, including at least one member of ‘the gang of six’ Coburn.
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.........
CSPAN says that it has passed (still voting).
‘Thanks a lot Sharon Angle.........’
She had the guts to run against him! So what did YOU do?
It kinda sucks though, if you vote no, you can’t be on the “super committee” that gets to decide what gets cut.
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.
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.
Angle/we got ripped off.
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”.
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....
The TEA party stopped the Senate for over 800 days of not passing a budget, Senator Reid?
Stock markets sharply down
You mean artificially propping them up with QE1, QE2 isn’t working? Actually a 9000 level is what I expect.
Funny very few remembered this when the Donald was playing the Pied Piper to us.
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”...
You certainly know how to depress people...;-)
Where are the Martians when we need them?
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)
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. :)
No joke, if you vote agaist you are not allowed to be on the Super Committee.
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
Link to McConnell saying the Weekly Standard story is false...http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60492.html
Thanks. Rand Paul would be another good one.
I REALLY like Rand Paul. He may be my favorite in Congress right now (not many good ones to choose from). :)
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...
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