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(The Raw Story)   US Senate passes budget resolution, after "herculean" effort. News: For the first time since 2009. Now it turns to the House, where it will take an act of God   (rawstory.com) divider line 168
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2013-03-23 10:51:42 PM  

SomeAmerican: I doubt I'm the only one who feels that way, either.


Well, politicians feel different. Without all that waste, how would they hide corporate handouts to their lobbyists and campaign contributors?
 
2013-03-23 10:54:59 PM  
The government needs to, like, get off my couch and, like, get a second job, you know?
 
2013-03-23 10:55:20 PM  
the libs will shut down the budget in the House cuz they have been preventing a budget from being passed for 4 years and they hate america and love deficits
 
2013-03-23 11:03:42 PM  

falcon176: the libs will shut down the budget in the House cuz they have been preventing a budget from being passed for 4 years and they hate america and love deficits and their butts smell and they like to kiss their own butts


FTFY
 
2013-03-23 11:12:43 PM  
I make a whole bunch of money so I'm smart and that means that people should pay more attention to me and I deserve to get what I pay for and stuff.
 
2013-03-24 12:13:41 AM  

MadCat221: Never underestimate a Republican congressman's pathological need to commit petty obstructionism.


From the sounds of this whole thing, the only reason it didn't get filibustered into meeting the dinosaurs is because some GOP farknut attached a rider spending a $1.05 on research on autism rates in black neighborhoods for the sole purpose of House Republicans finding some excuse to kill it with fire.
 
2013-03-24 02:11:46 AM  
It was a nice gesture.    At least they tried.    But this thread was done in one.

It's DOA.

Obama never bothered to submit his WH proposal, so that will upset the cart.
The house won't approve.

Meh....the spending bills are already passed for the rest of the year anyway.

Basically.... tax more.    And we want to spend more.    A wash.   Nothing changed.
 
2013-03-24 04:25:34 AM  

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: "Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

Actually you're right.

If you are in debt, one of the more common things for people to do is to either ask for a raise or get a second job to bring more revenue in.


AND they reduce expenses so they can pay for the debt they currently have.
 
2013-03-24 08:58:40 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The good:  975B in cuts.
The bad:    Canceled 1.2T in cuts

These jokers aren't even trying anymore.
But at least they finally passed a budget.


That's like saying they finally sold someone tickets for the maiden cruise on the Titanic.

/They just keep re-arranging the deck chairs.
 
2013-03-24 09:05:21 AM  
A budget that increases taxes by 1 trillion and increases spending by 200 billion. Totally balanced. Easy to balance when you count fake soending cuts and not count real spending increased. CBO claims 800 billion in deficit reduction yet the democrats lie about 2 trilliin in reductions. Simply don't count the spending increase from undoing the sequester! Liberals have made lying an artform.
 
2013-03-24 09:09:14 AM  

vpb: tenpoundsofcheese: The good:  975B in cuts.
The bad:    Canceled 1.2T in cuts

These jokers aren't even trying anymore.
But at least they finally passed a budget.

It's almost as though they are begining to realize that we have a revenue problem.


CBO projections have revenue at 19.1% of GDP next year. A full point above average. Stop lying. Spending is 4 points above average and stays there in the senate budget. Stop lying. Did I mention stop lying?

At all levels if government, they spent 39.8% of GDP last year. Highest in history. Stop lying.
 
2013-03-24 09:12:50 AM  

starsrift: It's weird how the GOP wants to invoke the good times of 50's and 60's but ignores the high tax rates that were in place at the time. There is historical evidence that high(incentivized) taxes create growth.


Nobody pays the nominal rate. The ignorance, it glows bright. There were many more loopholes. Tax revenue was lower then than estimates for 2015 when adjusted for GDP. Noticed how you didn't refer to the spending levels then.
 
2013-03-24 10:23:26 AM  

shotglasss: ramblinwreck: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

Can you look up in the Constitution where it says the Senate is supposed to draft the budget? Right, because it says the House...

The law also says the President is to submit a budget by Feb 1. We are still waiting for Obammy to submit his budget.


You mean this budget?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/asse ts /budget.pdf
 
2013-03-24 10:31:11 AM  

MyRandomName: they spent 39.8% of GDP last year. Highest in history.


That's a lie

Stop lying.

Funny, that.
 
2013-03-24 10:54:54 AM  
The House has always passed budget resolutions. It's the Senate that that's had the problem. This particular budget, however, doesn't stand a chance.
 
2013-03-24 10:55:26 AM  
Now it turns to the House, where it will take an act of God

May I suggest fire ants?
 
2013-03-24 12:53:59 PM  

MyRandomName: A budget that increases taxes by 1 trillion and increases spending by 200 billion. Totally balanced. Easy to balance when you count fake soending cuts and not count real spending increased. CBO claims 800 billion in deficit reduction yet the democrats lie about 2 trilliin in reductions. Simply don't count the spending increase from undoing the sequester! Liberals have made lying an artform.


Can you point to the Republican budget that cuts spending in 2013 or even 2014?

Hell, Paul Ryan's budget doesn't balance for 30 years! And that's WITH all the magic fairy dust in it.
 
2013-03-24 04:19:24 PM  

GoSlash27: The House has always passed budget resolutions laden with poison pills, with absolutely no chance of passing the Senate, and sure to be vetoed by the president. It's the Senate that that's had the problem. This particular budget, however, doesn't stand a chance.


Gosh.
 
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