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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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Democrats block FEMA funding bill because House cut money from agency that funded Solyndra!!

The Democrat Senate blocks the FEMA spending bill and then blames the republicans

The democrats want people to suffer and starve to death, they absolutely do, especially Harry Reid, and they will deny FEMA funding in order to save more funds for Solyndra type spending.

Harry Reid is threatening yet another government shutdown.  Blaming, of course, who?  The republicans.  Jay Carney chimes in speaking for Obama, with the same load of BS.

But who blocked the bill?  The democrat Senate.  Because it cuts spending to offset the costs, i.e., cuts in energy department spending such as more Solyndra type spending. 

Come on, demos, the day is over when you can make some public statement that is diametrically opposed to the FACTS.

The Democratic-led Senate blocked a House bill Friday that would provide disaster aid and keep government agencies open, escalating the parties’ latest showdown over spending and highlighting the raw partisan rift that has festered all year.

 The republicans in the House have passed the funding bill, they just want to offset the cost by cutting what?  Cutting the money from an Energy Department Loan Program – the Loan Program that funded the Solyndra scam of $500 million dollars tax payer money.

We should be praising the republicans. 

And you have to go to Paragraph #17 to get to the meat of the disagreement, but here it is:

The bill the House approved Friday morning contained just one change — an additional $100 million in savings from cutting a second Energy Department loan program, this one aimed at sparking new energy technologies.

That is the same program that financed a $528 million federal loan to Solyndra Inc., the California solar panel maker that won praise from President Barack Obama but has since gone bankrupt and laid off its 1,100 workers. The Obama administration had praised Solyndra as a model for green energy companies, but now Congress is investigating the circumstances under which the government approved the loan.

Reid has called for a Monday vote on a new bill he wrote to accept the House-passed FEMA funding level, but to tack the additional spending onto the deficit rather than find cuts elsewhere.

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-blocks-house-disaster-aid-bill-163747221.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/23/senate-blocks-emergency-disaster-money/?page=1

Posted:  09.23.11 @ 11:29 p.m.

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Reid does not have a bill, Obama does not have a plan or a bill

The president is working the phones…..

Through my rage this morning, I hear some Obama representative, when asked where Obama’s plan is, say this:  He is working so very hard behind the scenes — ON THE TELEPHONE.  I thought I must have misunderstood her, but she repeated it, “he is working behind the scenes on the telephone.”

Not working on a budget, not working on a plan, but working the phone.

In the Obama administration, the national debt has increased 5 Trillion dollars, at least.  At least.   It was already at 8 Trillion, but just in two years it is now approaching 16 Trillion.

During the entire Obama administration there has been NO federal budget.

The republicans have put forth a budget.  DIED in the democrat Senate.

This will be the 4th time the debt ceiling has been raised since Obama took office.  All three times were under the democrat controlled Washington, almost in secret thanks to the corrupt media.  I wonder how many times they were planning to raise it and just how high they were willing to go?  16 trillion?  20 trillion?  24 trillion?  There is just no telling.

The republican House has already passed a plan to the Senate in the form of Cut, Cap, and Balance, bipartisan, by the way.  Harry Reid and the democrats TABLED it without debate and without a vote.  The media just glosses over that one.

The republicans have put out about three plans on the debt ceiling.  And for what are they working so hard?  All I hear is Harry Reid saying they will not pass any of them.  He repeats the Boehner plan will not pass, will not pass, will not pass.  He says the Boehner plan is written for the tea party not the American people?  Who the hell does he think the tea party is?  His insults are intolerable.  He almost got his senile butt defeated by the tea party in October.  The saddest thing about the entire election was he was returned to the Senate. 

On top of that, Obama threatens to veto it if by chance it does pass the democrat Senate.

The democrats had it all for two years – complete control – and they ran up 5 trillion dollars in debt.  They are fighting now to continue spending.

Reid does not have a bill, it’s a sham.   Obama does not have a plan.  There’s no Reid bill.  There’s no Obama bill.  They have NOTHING.

So what the are they doing?  Republicans, sit down.  Leave it to them to figure out.  I hope the republican bill gets voted down in the House.

And if we allow the democrats and the democrat controlled media to somehow blame the republicans for a government shutdown. we are the dumbest people on the face of the earth.

Now to the republicans:  The republican establishment is in power right now why?  Because of the tea party.  And yet we have to be called Hobbits by some jackass at the Weekly Standard, sorry, I believe it’s the Wall Street Journal.  I’ll tell you who will go to the center of the earth soon and it’s not the tea party.  And John McCain is a disgrace.  An absolute disgrace.  

Posted:  07.28.11 @ 11:58 a.m.

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Montage of the shrieking libs insane accusations on the House floor (video)

Mark Levin montage – too funny.  I KNOW the American people are not falling for this kind of hysteria.   Behold “The Liberal Freak Show” on the House of Representatives floor last week.  It is an embarrassment to the country.  (Well, not all was on the House floor, I guess, but the liberal media was doing all they could to get out the radical message for the dems.)

Levin played for his listeners a montage of various Democrats making remarks about the budget battle that would have been highly-ridiculed three months ago if made by a Republican.

First came Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York claiming that freshmen Republicans in the House are “here to kill women.” Next was another New York Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) 2012 budget proposal “passes like a tornado through America’s nursing homes.”

Up third was former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claiming, “One of these bills before us, six million seniors are deprived of meals.” Next up was Jesse Jackson saying, “This is a civil war fight.”

In the fifth position was Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) stating, “This is an opportunity for the right-wing in the House to really sock it to women.”

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) weighed in next asserting, “This is the equivalent of bombing innocent civilians.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) chimed in, “All this to stop women from getting regular tests and preventative services they need.”

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Mary.) also weighed in, “This entire debate has included throwing women and children under the bus.”

The montage concluded with Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) comments about always using the word “extreme” when talking about Republican budget plans

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/04/09/mark-levin-challenges-david-gregory-report-recent-violent-rhetoric-de#ixzz1JCsXRrN1

All I want to know is can we do some retroactive abortions??  Put these people out of their misery.

Eleanor Holmes Norton deserves a spot all her own.  She’s not even a real congresswoman, just some kind of token Delegate for Washington, D. C. who can’t even vote.  That does not stop her from spurting out hateful words though, does it.   Watch this video and you will see this is one more vicious woman.  It’s all over her face and the venom is just dripping from her voice.  And talk about violent rhetoric?!?

Here’s Ms. Holmes Norton letting her hair down.  🙂  That is, if she had any hair.  Obviously in a happier moment…..This was probably back when she was getting her way and planning on those 40 years of democrat rule.  Looks like Franklin Raines with her.  What do you think?

Posted:  04.10.11

P. S.:  At one time, I said to myself, you don’t want to lower yourself to the level of the democrats and their complete abandonment of the civility they want to lecture others about, but after this past week, I have changed my mind.  I am going to their level.   

And the president is SILENT as his crew and his party uses brutal personal attacks and absurd rhetoric to vilify the republicans and especially the tea party for trying to bring just a little bit of fiscal sanity to the country.  Yep, enough is enough.  They don’t deserve civil treatment, nor do they deserve respect.  And they are not going to get either from me.

 

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Obama’s Big Reveal to reduce the deficit (Don’t laugh)

President Obama finally gets up from his nap.

Obama reveals his plan to reduce the deficit, in part by scaling back programs for seniors and the poor. Across the dial on Sunday, messengers from both parties framed the series of spending fights as debates over cuts — a thematic victory for House Republicans swept to power by a populist mandate for smaller, more austere government.

“We’ve had to bring this president kicking and screaming to the table to cut spending,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on “Fox News Sunday.”

Presidential adviser David Plouffe said Obama has long been committed to finding ways for the nation to spend within its means.   [Don’t laugh too hard.] He confirmed that the president would unveil more specifics for deficit reduction with a speech Wednesday that would reveal plans to reduce the government’s chief health programs for seniors and the poor.

“You’re going to have to look at Medicare and Medicaid and see what kind of savings you can get,” Obama adviser David Plouffe said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Obama to the rescue.  He is always, always dragging up the rear.  This man could not run a grocery store.  He’d wait until the store was empty before he’d put in an order.  I noticed how he did wake up long enough to jump in a photo  trying to take credit for averting a government shutdown.  I find it hard to imagine his staunchest supporters would really want to impose him on the country for another four years.

So his plan is to cut funding for the elderly and the poor.  Now, really.  And don’t forget the military.   I’m sure that slipped his mind for a minute.  But then I think it’s funny that Plouffe and company has been busy little bees drawing up something, anything to try and make their guy look like a leader, then bring up something sure to go nowhere.    Their contempt for the American people is profound.

This last week should put the radical democrats in congress on record as being totally irrational in the face of a real financial crisis in this country.  Now, on to the debt ceiling.

Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

He actually sounded like he had a little sense in 2006.  But he ain’t partisan.  I actually wanted to believe him when he said he would bring the country together.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/256199/obama-not-always-fan-upping-debt-ceiling-katrina-trinko

Posted:  04.10.11

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Allen West: More leadership from a sergeant than the POTUS

Sandy Adams (R-Fla) and Allen West (R-Fla)

West on Obama:  “I’ve seen more leadership from a buck sergeant…..” (7:49)

Extremists Democrats did not produce a budget.  Will they now shut down the government to fund Planned Parenthood?  What a joke they are.  

Posted:  04.08.11

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Deadline looms as president flees and dems whimper

Run, Bambi, Run

Obama says everybody should “act like adults” as he hightails it out of town to campaign, dragging his blanky, drooling, and mumbling dadadada.

This man is a joke.  And a coward to boot. 

I am so sick of hearing the democrats protest any cuts but it’s no wonder.  Look at their leader fleeing. 

It cannot be forgotten that we would have a budget right now if the democrats had done their job when they were in power. 

So shut the government down.  We could start with grounding Air Force One and if the president wants to go somewhere, let him pay for it.  The country is ready to deal with the financial problems and all the dems do is whimper and run and lie.   And in 2012 get rid of every last one of them.  Every last one.

Paul Ryan: Debt on Track to Hit 800 Percent of GDP; ‘CBO Can’t Conceive of Anyway’ Economy Can Continue Past 2037.

House Budget Chairman Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said President Barack Obama’s budget strategy is to “do nothing, punt, duck, kick the can down the road…..”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rep-ryan-obama-s-budget-path-do-nothing

President Obama will speak Wednesday in New York at event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Posted:  04.06.11

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