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The jobs bill has been officially defeated by a vote of 50-49, rejecting President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill.
All republicans voted against the bill. Three democrats voted against the bill: Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana, along with Harry Reid who jumped over to the winning side at the last minute. I’ll leave it up to him to explain that one because a no is a no on the record. I have searched for a roll call vote but I cannot find one anywhere so I’ll just go with what ABC reported.
Menwhile, Barack H.(itler) Obama says he will not take no for an answer, and vows he will “Not wait for congress” but will find every possible way to “get it done” administratively.
“We’re not going to wait for Congress. So my instruction to… all the advisers who are sitting around the table is, scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization, and just get it done,” the president said at a meeting of his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Pittsburgh.
Posted: 10.12.11 @ 8:06 a.m.
Well, isn’t it amazing how FEMA suddenly found money and can make it until end of the current comtinuing resolution? Goodness Gracious, Friday Harry Reid was crying about a government shutdown.
The House demanded an accounting and passed the funding based on taking the money from other funding, which was money for electric cars and for other Solyndra type funding. They should just cut that funding in any event.
But as soon as the House passed the ball to Harry Reid’s democrat Senate, lo and behold, FEMA found some money. The Senate has tabled the House bill and passed their own bill and moved it to the House. I am not sure what is in it. Who can know? I didn’t think the Houise of Repsentatives was in session.
OR here’s what is reported to have happened in the Senatet:
The Senate will vote on three bills tonight: A vote on a CR with the extra FEMA funds not offset. A second vote on a clean CR. And finally the upper chamber will vote on a one-week clean CR by voice vote that the House can pass by unanimous consent.
(Hmmm now that really clears it up.)
Even as Washington establishment seeths, the republican House, thanks to the new tea party members, is having an impact. So you can plainly see who is behind all the wild spending. And they don’t want to stop even now. They would rather threaten another government shutdown than to cut some of the “green energy” money that is being thrown about. I just wonder whose pocket all that money is going into? Tom, Dick, or Harry?
Mitch McConnell made the following statement:
“FEMA indicated it already has the funds it needs for the duration of the current [Continuing Resolution] which is basically this week, without the billions more in funding the Democrats have been calling for,” McConnell said. “Quite frankly I think this is a vindication of what Republicans have been saying all along: Before we spend the taxpayers’ money we should have a real accounting, a real accounting of what is actually needed.”
He is part of the problem or has been. He is eat up with Washington filth, in my opinion. Shouldn’t say that because I am not sure, but he has been there a long, long time and so he has to be a party to what has been going on up there.
I await the vote in the House of Representatives on the Senate bill that is being advertised as a sure thing (as in shutdown averted). I don’t know how they are so sure about that since the House has not passed it yet.
And as we end this fiscal year – WHERE IS THE BUDGET? All of this wrangling is due to the fact there is no budget. Democrats, do you ever intend to comply with the law and pass a budget?
Posted: 09.28.11 @ 1:14 p.m.
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.
Posted: 09.23.11 @ 11:29 p.m.
Well, even as Obama shouts around the country on taxpayer money that congress must “Pass this Bill” Harry Reid has not introduced it on the Senate floor.
In fact, as I think about it, I don’t believe they have a bill yet despite the fact Obama got up in the Rose Garden with his Obamabots all around him, holding up something entitled American Jobs Act. It was probably just a pack of blank paper.
Despite President Barack Obama’s urgency to “pass this bill now,” the American Jobs Act may have to wait until next month, or later, before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even brings it to the floor for a vote.
On Tuesday, Reid told reporters that when it comes to specific pieces of legislation, he has other priorities before he gets to the jobs bill. They include the FEMA bill, several trade bills, and a bill on the Chinese currency.
The democrats may be getting the message and just might want to save themselves. I don’t know if it will help though since they have already drank the poison. But very interesting nonetheless, and it is very good for the country if he holds this stimulus.
Posted: 09.24.11 @ 6:14 p.m.
P.S.: I am confused, actually, how the bill can start in the senate anyway…..
…..only 34% approve of how the president is handling economic issues, with 65% saying they disapprove of how he’s handling the economy. Thirty-three percent give him a thumbs up on the budget deficit and 37% approve of how he’s dealing with unemployment.
Hmmm, wonder who the 34% is? His staff, Harry Reid, and Ed Schultz? Oh, and Warren Buffett who wants to pay more taxes but now it comes out that his company OWES back taxes he has not paid. http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-supporter-warren-buffetts-co-hasnt-paid-some-taxes-since-2002-2011-8
And it gets worse, only 28% approve of the direction of the country:
According to the poll, released Wednesday morning, 28% of people questioned say things are going well in the country.
Posted: 09.01.11 @ 9:58 a.m.
Top US Senate Democrat Harry Reid announced Thursday that polarized lawmakers had reached a stopgap deal to end a costly row that has shut airport construction and halted tax payments by airlines.
“I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work,” Reid said in a statement.
“This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that.”
And what is the big deal Harry Reid is talking about?
Under the accord, the Senate will pass the House version of the legislation on Friday, setting up a fresh fight on the issue in mid-September, officials said.
“We are pleased the Senate has agreed to pass the House-approved FAA extension tomorrow,” said a spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Michael Steel.
Yep, just exactly what they could have done BEFORE they adjourned and left Washington. And this after the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LeHood has been on tv waving his arms and ranting, something about being “held hostage.” (New and original? But then he’s a democrat. They just say “hostage” without rhyme or reason.)
And this from NPR:
THE DEAL would allow the Senate to approve a House bill extending the FAA’s operating authority through mid-September, including a provision that eliminates $16.5 million in air service subsidies to 13 rural communities. A vote on the bill is expected Friday.
Republicans had insisted on the subsidy cuts as their price for restoring the FAA to full operation, but the cuts may become moot.
The bill includes language that gives the transportation secretary the authority to continue subsidized service to the 13 communities if he decides it’s necessary.
Democrats said they expect the White House to effectively waive or negate the cuts
So there you go — the democrat senate could have approved the house bill and sent it to the president for signature BEFORE THEY LEFT Washington for recess and avoided the whole mess.
But it is abundantly clear that the democrats are not going to allow any spending cuts if they can possibly prevent it. They are adamant about this even as the stock market plunges over 500 points today. Since the democrats have been in control of congress since 2006, this is why the debt has skyrocketed over the last few years. And when efforts are made to reign them in, they kick and scream and get mad as old wet setting hens. Constantly muttering: Hostage. Hostage. Hostage.
Posted: 08.04.11 @ 08:23 p.m.