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    Soon it will be up to Senate Republicans

    Soon it will be up to Senate Republicans

    As it looks now, a revised Boehner bill will get a vote this afternoon and is likely to pass.

    In yesterday’s flash poll, here’s how the vote broke down on what the House does next:

    I voted for the last option, do nothing until the Senate passes a bill (actually, probably an amendment to the House bill). Until then, there’s nothing for the House to do. Many of you have argued that is what the House should have done after the CCB bill was sent to the Senate; it may have been a tactical error to then draft the Boehner bill, but that error was water under the bridge over a week ago.

    It is up to Republicans in the Senate to fight the battle now. Until then, House Republicans should take a break. Because if it comes back as something unacceptable, they are going to have to have the stomach to say no.


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    Viator | July 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Go get ’em, Mitch Patton McConnell

    H. R. 2693

    At the end of the day, we’re still talking about RAISING the debt ceiling with no actual cuts to actual spending. No cuts to entitlements or defense, which make up more than 3/4 of government spending. Raising the debt ceiling and not cutting government is irresponsible.

    BarDav | July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Dingy Harry will not even give the house the respect of an up or down vote on their Bill. How disgusting is that. He needs to be made to pay a price for that.

    I suggest that the House recess until AFTER the Senate has given the house bill the courtesy of an up or down vote.

    It will require the house to show fortitude that no-one but the tea party has shown. It will also send a very strong message that this is not simply a cynical game to invite a watered down bill that will be passed by the house with democrat votes

    Aruges | July 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    That’s what will happen, but it’s pretty much just going to be Boehner’s bill with fake spending limits, no vote on BBA, and a big enough debt limit increase to go to 2013. And they will dare the house to not pass it. Given how this has gone so far, I bet the house will pass it with a mix of R’s and D’s.

    So, at the end of the day, we were able to turn the dialog away from tax increases (although no one was talking tax increases until Obama brought it up in the middle of negotiations) and onto spending cuts (although none of them will be real) and we paid for those with a fracturing of our unity and a lot of lost face.

    Thus is it ever in Washington D.C. Let’s lick our wounds and regroup to fight the next battle.

    dorsaighost | July 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    this battle was fought against 3 to 1 odds (Senate/Obama/MSM vs GOP)… that the GOP didn’t get crushed is amazing …

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