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    Here we go again

    Here we go again

    The Senate’s cloture vote on Harry Reid’s debt bill just failed 50-49.

    What now? McConnell says an agreement with President Obama is on the horizon:

    McConnell said he is “very very close to being able . . . to recommend to my members that this is something that they ought to support.”

    “You’ll see that this is a process that could get him (President Obama) past the election. We’re working on the combinations that will get us there,” McConnell said. “I’m particularly appreciative that we’re now back talking to the only person in America who can sign something into law and that’s the president of the United States.”

    Thoughts?

    Update 6:00 p.m. ET: Back after doing my part to stimulate the economy (shopping!), and it looks like an agreement may happen soon:

    Weekly Standard reports “defense [spending] is on the chopping block,” which may cause Republicans to balk.

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    Chicklet | July 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Why, why (why why why) do these Republicans feel like they have to go along with all this? It’s the good Mr. Obama who has signed off on not having a budget since he’s been in the White House. It’s Mr. Obama with Reid and Pelosi who’ve spent us into this crisis- Republicans could have rested after they passed their bills and sent them off to the senate.

    Do they really think the evening news will now portray the Republicans in a good light, please!! If Leiberman is going to oppose this, god bless and let him do it. Don’t forget there is a lot of nasty ‘foreign aid’ in the defense budget that most good Americans would NEVER support if the media told them what it really is.

    Obama and Reid really shouldn’t get the last laugh here; anything that makes Obama look less than the inept fellow he is ought to be ignored. Let Barry fix this mess.

    “House Republican leaders have agreed to a “tentative deal” to lift the U.S. debt ceiling and cut the deficit by roughly $2.4 trillion in a series of stages.”

    Yeah, right.

    I understand the only real, immediate cuts in spending amount to about $20-billion. The rest of the $2.4-trillion in “cuts” are absolute fiction, the result of gimmicks like base-line budgeting (where “cuts” result in increases).

    The lies and gimmicks haven’t stopped. Reid and Obama are laughing their asses off now.

    How many times does the average citizen need to be kicked in the head before he realizes he’s being mugged?

    Ten years from now we’re going to be kicking ourselves in the head for not forcing the government to shut down when we had the chance.


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