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US debt ceiling: Senate passes US budget deal (81-18)
BBC News ^ | 10/16/13 | BBC

Posted on 10/16/2013 5:33:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default.

The Democratic-controlled Senate's bipartisan compromise won swift approval by 81 votes to 18.

It will now be sent to the House of Representatives, whose Republican leadership has begrudgingly said it will support the measure.

It comes hours before the deadline to raise the $16.7tn (£10.5tn) limit.

President Barack Obama is set to speak shortly at the White House.

The deal would extend the federal borrowing limit until 7 February and fund the government to 15 January.

The bill would also create a panel of Senate and House members to draw up a longer-term budget deal.

Speaking after the vote, Senate Democratic Majority leader Harry Reid said: "Let's be honest, this is pain inflicted on a nation for no good reason and we cannot, cannot make the same mistake again."

Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, Sen Reid's negotiating partner, said earlier that the deal "is far less than many of us hoped for, quite frankly, but far better than what some had sought".

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Congressional Republicans, who have borne the brunt of blame in opinion polls for the budget row, conceded defeat on Wednesday.

"We fought the good fight," Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview with an Ohio radio station. "We just didn't win."

Meanwhile, the political post-mortem examination has already begun.

"This has been a really bad two weeks for the Republican Party," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; boehner; budgetdeal; debtceiling; gopcaved; kentuckykickback; passes; senate; shutdown
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To: NormsRevenge
The bill would also create a panel of Senate and House members to draw up a longer-term budget deal.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 6:06:04 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: jazusamo

Where the heck was he? Out doing something important like schmoozing with campaign donors? Getting ready for his re-election by making ads saying how much he has done (pork) for Oklahoma? A pox on all these people!


22 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:06 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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Thanks for the nay votes.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 6:10:59 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: tflabo
New ‘Humpsirs’ is cursed with Ayotte— lieberal beech.

She's a friggin' acolyte of McNuts and Grahamnesty! If either McNuts or Grahamnesty reached around to scratch their arse, the poke Ayotte right in the eye!

24 posted on 10/16/2013 6:11:02 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Pining_4_TX

I hear you, short of a dire emergency he should have voted.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Bushbacker1; tflabo

...they’d poke Ayotte right in the eye!


26 posted on 10/16/2013 6:12:44 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Deo volente

We need to send all the co-conspirators in the GOP leadership a Charlie Brown shirt and a football, with a card that says “Lucy is waiting for her b$&ch.”


27 posted on 10/16/2013 6:15:31 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Deo volente

Yeah, here comes the super-duper committee again.

whoo. hoo.

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28 posted on 10/16/2013 6:21:06 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: jazusamo

Inhofe (R-OK) didn’t vote

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I believe he’s recovering from heart surgery.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 6:33:05 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: conservaKate

Thank you Kate, I consider that a dire emergency.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: NormsRevenge

we have been sold down the river.


31 posted on 10/16/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: NormsRevenge

Just so everyone knows, one trillion dollar annual deficits equal roughly 1.7 million dollars/minute of added debt. Any attempt to curtail this rate of debt has been described as whacko, arson, and treasoness. Is anyone else sensing the irony?

The TEA Party will not weaken over this latest fight. It will strengthen. It won’t be because of some vast political conversion, either. It will happen because the math dictates that it will happen. What can not go on forever will not go on forever. Keep your head up, your brain engaged, and have your arguments ready. People will be joining us. Be ready to welcome them......either that or the economy crashes.

Again, we r creating 1.7 million dollars of debt every second under Obama. Bring that up at the water cooler tomorrow to your liberal friends.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 6:48:34 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

1.7 million/minute...sorry for the typo during the dramatic conclusion. Do the math yourself


33 posted on 10/16/2013 6:50:29 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

Obama’s Cadillac - the one called The Beast - there are actually twelve of them!! Each one costs 1.5 million dollars. They get 3.7 miles per gallon. Each one weighs about 15,000 pounds.

It is good to be king of a third world country.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 6:56:26 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time ever I am not proud of my country.)
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To: jazusamo; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
Thanks for that list. I don't mean to disrupt the thread, but linda Graham voted YES

Tim Scott voted no.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me


35 posted on 10/16/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: upchuck

Alexander, Corker, McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Hatch, et al, by passing this, also voted to hand over $174,000 to the widow of Frank Lautenberg (net worth ~ $60,000,000) AND $3,000,000,000 for BRIDGEWORK to Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 7:09:29 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Not worth a plugged nickel!

Boehner photo boehner-nickel.jpg

37 posted on 10/16/2013 9:19:36 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: NormsRevenge

First we give the Party of Cowards a death blow. Then, after that is accomplished, we deal with the Party of Death.


38 posted on 10/16/2013 9:24:09 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: jazusamo

How many of these Republicans voted “No” because they knew their vote wasn’t needed, and they were going to issues with their constituents if they hadn’t??? I would mark down Toomey as one of them.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 3:30:07 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: conservaKate

I’m pretty sure he would have been a No vote.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 3:37:25 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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