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Spending A Sticking Point In Congress

Parties remain at an impasse over how to avoid debt default

October 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government......

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Oct-15-13 8:59 AM

"NOW he wants SEQUESTER cuts repealed!!!"

The Sequester (Budget Control Act) is the LAW OF THE LAND passed on a bipartisan vote "The Budget Control Act passed in the House with 269 votes in favor — 174 from Republicans and 95 from Democrats. And the bill cleared the Senate with 74 “yea” votes, of which 28 were cast by Republicans."

I guess the "you can't change the law of the land" mantra only applies to bills they like!!!


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Oct-14-13 10:23 PM

But don't worry. Because when you need your Government health care for that time-critical quadruple bypass that Government health care website will be up and running, lightning fast. mmm mmm mmm

Or if it's not, as Barry Obumbler says "maybe you're better off taking a pill."

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Oct-14-13 7:07 PM

Steve Watson:

"Day one was abysmal, day two even worse, days three and four passed and Americans were still reporting that they could not sign up for Obamacare. Now a full two weeks has gone by and NOTHING has changed.

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen filed a report documenting the fact that she has attempted to sign up via the new government run health exchanges every day since the launch of Healthcare . gov – without success.

“I put in my user name and password and didn’t recognize it,” Cohen reports, demonstrating just one example of how she was unable to use the website. “Error messages. Page not found. System down. It’s been a tough nearly two weeks for Obamacare.” Cohen adds.

“I’ve been trying since day one to get an account and login,” she says. “I failed again … and again … and again.”

Cohen notes that after being told by call center operatives to try again at “off-peak” times.

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Oct-14-13 7:05 PM

Paul Watson:

"While the government is supposedly still in “shutdown,” more money is being spent on new barricades to fence off the World War II memorial in DC, just hours after outraged veterans removed the old barricades and dumped them outside the White House.

Some have cited the White House’s vindictiveness over the barricades as an example of how Obama is behaving like “President Stompy Feet” in punishing Americans for the government shut down.

Others said re-installing the barricades was another “slap in the face” for veterans and noted that the White House is a lot more keen to secure war memorials than they are the country’s border."

More money wasted by Barack Insane Obama.

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Oct-14-13 2:11 PM

The whole thing is serious, especially for wage earners and retires. But both parties treat it like a chess game to make the other look bad. In the end we will muddle through.

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Oct-14-13 12:49 PM

I have heard that GOP offered Obama EVERYTHING he asked for, RAISE the DEBT and NO restriction on Obamacare just discuss later.

He rejected it!!!! NOW he wants SEQUESTER cuts repealed!!!

Proof Obama wants NO DEAL period.

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Oct-14-13 11:35 AM

Has Barry Benghazi Obankrupter agreed to resume paying death benefits to families of American soldiers killed in combat, or is he still holding those families hostage in as part of his despicable extortion scheme in his anti-American strategy of “no negotiation” with Congress?

I understand Barry Benghazi Obankrupter has Park Service employees busy today putting the Barry-cades back to block Americans’ access to their veterans’ memorials, which thousands of American veterans and their tens of thousands of supporters re-opened yesterday. Can someone explain to me where Barry Benghazi Obankrupter is finding the money to pay Park Service employees to maintain the Barry-cades? Maybe that money could be put to better use paying those employees to maintain the memorials to keep them open?

Democrits think you are fooled by their unpatriotic, irresponsible games. Remember and vote accordingly.

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Oct-14-13 9:01 AM

wvhoopie “Clearly Dems should dictate the terms. We won the Presidency...”

So hoopie thinks we elected a dictator. Maybe we did. It’s time for patriotic Americans to take back the Senate and impeach that dictator.

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Oct-14-13 8:25 AM

I don't care what Manchin wants. The Dems are in a very strong position for bargaining. The Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street, and corporate America are ready to strangle the tea party themselves. Today's Gallop Poll, which always trends to the right shows republicans and the tea party are at all time lows for their actions. Pres Obama is hovering around 50%, 30 plus points ahead! Bargaining goes to the side with the power. Clearly Dems should dictate the terms. We won the Presidency and we expect to prevail.

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Oct-14-13 7:39 AM

The Senate is so {censored}-UP, they cannot even pass their own bill much less a House compromise.

Excerpted from Bloomberg: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law.

“There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast today. “It’s very reasonable and sensible.” [...]

“Don’t put the mandate on the American public right now,” Manchin said. “Give them at least a year. If you know you couldn’t bring the corporate sector, you gave them a year, don’t you think it’d be fair?”

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