Skip to comments.You don't need 60 votes to pass the budget in the Senate
Posted on 01/19/2018 7:58:09 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
60 votes is necessary to pass with a FILIBUSTER-PROOF margin.
51 is all that is required to PASS THE BUDGET.
So, McConnell, GET IT PASSED.
If the Democrats want to shut down government, then MAKE THEM FILIBUSTER ON THE FLOOR LIKE WE USED TO.
I, for one, will tune in to hear about why they decided to shut it down, 24/7 until they run out of Senators.
Yes, make the filibuster on the floor the old fashion way. With any luck well have at least one of the Senatorial RATS drop dead from exhaustion.
Unfortunately Flake and Gramesty want to sell America out so I don’t think hey even have 50 votes.
Then hang it on them.
Either way, let the votes be counted!
I don’t think they have 60 votes because of the deep state traitor republicans.
I was under the impression that budget bills could not be filibustered...................
The trouble is 3 prima donna Republicans have said they are a no vote.
Vote anyway. We’ll see who is for shutting down the government and compromising the military on the eve of nuclear war with DPKR (and China/Russia).
McConnell,yes him is lighting a fire under dems..He is tying the shutdown to DACA and hanging it on dems....
That isn’t the trouble.
Make them wear the vote. Make them vote.
“If the Democrats want to shut down government, then MAKE THEM FILIBUSTER ON THE FLOOR LIKE WE USED TO.”
Yup, it would help to make it clear who is shutting it down and why - for the illegals, not for Americans.
Uh, Turtle doesn’t have 51 votes, so this discussion is probably moot.
Manchin supports and then Pence. But I think there’s a third Republican a conservative, who is opposed.
Record the votes.
That’s the whole point.
Hang this on the actual people responsible.
And McCain is MIA (sorry, that was a cheap shot)
Make them stand there talking till the last one willing to do so is carted off to the hospital for exhaustion.
Bills can be filibustered. To break the filibuster, you need 60 votes.
They don’t bother trying.
I say make them do it, on the floor, in front of everyone.
EXACTLY! Was the filibuster ever meant to be used by all the minority senators to shut down the whole government? Why are republicans this crazy?
They only need 60 votes to break a filibuster, not for passage. Need only 50 for passage, with the Vice President casting the tie breaking 51st vote. So 1 Republican can vote no, and all the Democrats vote no and they can still get it passed.
I would be happy if *ALL* filibusters REQUIRED somebody to actually speak. If it isn’t worth shutting down EVERYTHING for, it shouldn’t be filibustered. Requiring 60 votes should only be for the very most extreme and dangerous things, such as declaring war or raising taxes.
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