Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

House passes bill to keep government running until November 18th

I was trying to keep track of this bill.  If I understand it correctly, it is a continuing resolution (necessary because the democrats have not passed a budget) which keeps the government funded until November 18, 2011, and contains a provision funding FEMA.

It now goes to the president for signature.

And November 18th, it will all be to do again.  What a way to run a country.

The House has passed a short-term spending
bill
that keeps the government running for six weeks and buys time for
future budget negotiations.

The 352-66 vote sends the measure to President Barack Obama in time to avert a government shutdown at midnight.

Now, what I don’t know is what happened to the spending off-sets the conservatives were fighting for.  Sounds like it didn’t happen.

(Yes, the GOP removed the spending off sets.)

In lieu of a 2012 federal budget, the House voted 352-66 to extend current  government funding through Nov. 18. The bill, which already passed the Senate,  now moves to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

Bipartisan support for the bill came only after Republicans removed  controversial spending cuts to offset an additional $3.2 billion in funding to  the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Senate Democrats balked at the offsets, which included about $1.5 billion in  spending cuts to a Department of Energy loan program for manufacturers of fuel-efficient  cars, as well as the DOE program that awarded a loan to bankrupted solar company  Solyndra.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/04/congress-avoids-government-shutdown-yet-again/#ixzz1a0pK1B9j

HR 2017:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:HR02017:@@@R#

HR 2608 House Roll #745:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-745

Posted:  10/04.11 @9:11 p.m.

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Living in Wonderland

Let’s see, it must be a nightmare!

We’ve got the economy down the tubes, no jobs, homes foreclosed, record number on food stamps, the Attorney General running guns with the drug cartel, half a billion dollars lost to Solyndra and $5 billion more out the door to other losers and the president yawns and says hindsight is 20/20, the president ordering an American killed without due process while running around the country yelling pass this bill when his own majority leader won’t bring it up for a vote, left-wing Obama supporting slugs in the streets stopping traffic requiring overtime for law enforcement…..

And the democrats and their mouth, the media, are worried about a word on a rock painted over some 30 years ago and Hank Williams, Jr. using the word Hitler in the same sentence as our illustrious president after the tea party has been called everything from sons of bitches to terrorists, and dear god, most of all will Chris Christie run for president as masses of reporters gather?

Somebody has got to be kidding.

Posted:  10.04.11 @ 12:50 p.m.

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