Skip to comments.House Republicans worry they’ll have to accept massive spending measure
Posted on 10/05/2011 3:03:32 AM PDT by maggief
Frustrated House Republicans are grappling with the possibility that they will be forced to swallow the kind of massive spending package many of them campaigned against when Democrats were in power.
The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a stopgap spending bill to carry the federal government through Nov. 18, ending the latest spending crisis on Capitol Hill.
But with both the House and Senate woefully behind schedule on passing appropriations measures for fiscal 2012, lawmakers have only six weeks to figure out a solution and few desirable options.
The Senate has passed just one of 12 annual appropriations bills, while the House has passed six. If the two chambers cannot make significant progress, the most likely fallback option is to combine the 12 bills into one omnibus measure.
I think everybody expects that, said Rep. Austin Scott (Ga.), president of the House GOP freshman class.
The prospect of signing off on a bill that could exceed 1,000 pages and appropriate about $1 trillion in federal spending is a sore subject for Republicans, particularly the freshmen who pledged not to vote for legislation too bulky even to read.
I didnt vote to create the debacle and the train wreck thats coming, freshman Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) said. So well have to wait to see what happens.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Since the MSM and Dems will beat you up in either case, hold the line and do what's best for the nation, not your image inside the beltway.
John Batchelor had on David Drucker from the same newspaper on last night and he said since there would be “no tax increases in this Congress” therefore the automatic cuts would go in. I am not sure what the point of this article is, other than to spread propaganda.
At the very least, each time they pass a spending bill, it should be a smaller spending bill each time, until spending is under control.
“If they don’t get budgets passed, they’ll be vilified as obstructionists”
Only in D.C. and the MSM. Their constituents don’t support the spending.
Whose side are you on?
Who didn’t see this coming. They can now thank Boehner and McConnell for putting them in this situation after they had the Rats by the short ones last time.
It helps to read past the first sentence. To answer your question, I am on my side.
You don’t think Congress is capable of automatically cutting and jacking up spending at the same time?
I just take umbridge to condoning MSM propaganda regarding conservatives. What’s next, crafting our arguments to respond to Soviet Life editorials and defending against quotations of Mao’s Little Red Book?
Lemmie see, now..............
...try voting “NAY”.
Just how hard can that be?
Spot on! It seems that the inside the beltway kool-aid poisoning has started in earnest with the Freshmen. Is someone going to hold them down and force them to vote for Obama’s new spending debacle? No? Well then grow some nads, ‘Pubbies! If you aren’t up to the job I’m certain we can find someone who is!
As to your question of what's next, they are getting more and more bold about revealing who they truly are. Anita Dunn has already professed her admiration of Mao. I'm certain she's not the only former/current member of Obama's administration who harbors those sentiments.
>> The prospect of signing off on a bill that could exceed 1,000 pages and appropriate about $1 trillion in federal spending is a sore subject for Republicans, particularly the freshmen who pledged not to vote for legislation too bulky even to read.
Then DON’T DO IT.
How hard is that to figure out?
Worthless gutless brainless jackwagons, the lot of ‘em.
Frustrated House Republicans are grappling with the possibility that they will be forced to swallow the kind of massive spending package many of them campaigned against when Democrats were in power.They need not worry.
These wimpy RINOs will not be "forced" to do ANYTHING else -- after we replace them, in the next election cycle.
If we keep replacing those who lose their spine upon arriving inside the Beltway, EVENTUALLY the ones who wish to remain will get the message.
I am not positive that I share your optimism...
If they vote “no” how is that “being forced” to accept it.
Keep up the pressure TP Critters!
Exactly right. This is a non story and was printed to fill space in this blog and nothing more
Unless baseline budgeting has been repealed, there will be NO cuts.
While the house was under democrat rule, no budgets were passed. Only passed massive spending bills. Didn’t pass any new taxes to cover the new spending either.
This was a set up.
First off, the house needs to get an accurate accounting of where we are. They have been passing continuing resolutions for years. Does any of them know how much is being spent vs. how much is coming in?
Get a base line and go from there and don’t play their game.
Simple message to Congress: “Increase spending and lose your job.”
The House GOP has so bumbled this year’s agenda. We have gotten nothing substantive in cuts. Nothing. This is with the political winds at our back. They frame the discussion with the public in a way that there is no public push for anything specific. Just a standoff with both sides arguing over pennies. Disappointing.
The throw the baby out with the bathwater advice worked with voters in 2004, giving us BOTH houses controlled by the Democrats. We know how THAT worked out for us. Hopefully, the average American voter will know better next time it's used.