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Murray: Can't guarantee 2014 budget
The Hill ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:53 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee next year but told The Hill that she cannot commit to doing a budget.

This opens up the possibility that Senate Democrats will avoiding passing a budget resolution for the fourth year in a row.

The last time the Senate passed a standalone budget resolution was in 2009.

This past year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said a budget was not necessary because the top-line spending number for appropriations was set in the August 2011 debt-ceiling deal.

Murray said that an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the looming $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to strike in January, could preclude having to pass a Senate budget next year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pattymurray

1 posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:56 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I gotta get me one of them jobs where I don’t hafta do my job.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 10:36:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Congress is mandated by law to have a budget.

The law mandating a budget was passed by liberal Democrats back in the 70s.

....nevermind, no one is listening.....


3 posted on 11/15/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by Tzimisce (Will there be anything to fight for in 2016?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A perfect fit for the “Mom in Tennis Shoes” (as she calls herself)

Year on year, voted by hill staffers as the dumbest legislator in Washington


4 posted on 11/15/2012 10:39:20 AM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No negotiations until the Senate passes a budget and puts their priorities and positions in writing.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 10:39:20 AM PST by Maryland Man
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That committee would need a new name then, wouldn't it?

Do-nothing committee?

F**k-off committee?

Anti-budget committee?

6 posted on 11/15/2012 10:39:41 AM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I realize, Ms Murray that - as a democrat - you do not have the capability to count beyond the numbers of your fingers and smelly toes.

Why not let those of us with measurable IQs run the country and idiot bimbos like you can do something more capable of your ability....like....er.....uh....see Paula Broadwell.

In summary, you are worthless sleezbimbo, and are only producing CO2.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 10:41:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 posted on 11/15/2012 10:42:04 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's a prediction. With no budget operative, sequestration will be de rigueur for all departments and agencies of the US Government. The only department which will honorably and faithfully try to live up to that intent will be the Department of Defense. The big MIC contractors will soon be reporting massive drawdowns. No other agencies or departments will report such because they will be specially exempted by the supreme ruler.
9 posted on 11/15/2012 10:42:59 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Fiscally Irresponsible!

10 posted on 11/15/2012 10:47:27 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...avoiding passing a budget resolution for the fourth year in a row

... and the massive $780 BILLION "ONE TIME" stimulus of payoffs to unions and indirect 'Rat campaign contributions continues to be baked into the "continuing resolution budget" for the fourth year in a row.

11 posted on 11/15/2012 10:50:03 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: ari-freedom

There’s no telling where the money went.
Fiscally Irresponsible!


12 posted on 11/15/2012 10:51:42 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Murray said that an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the looming $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to strike in January, could preclude having to pass a Senate budget next year.

Why am I not surprised?

The Republican House should:

a. Pass a budget and send it to the Senate

b. Leave town.

c. And advise Harry Reid that they're not coming back until the Senate passes a budget and agrees to abide by the Conference Committee's decision.

If that is what is necessary to get the Democrat Senate to meet their Constitutional responsibilities, that is what should be done. It is also an eminently defensible position, whereby every question from the MSM can be met with a justifiable statement that effectively ridicules the Democrat position.

It is time to take a stand against budgetary suicide.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 10:52:04 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A “Senate Budget Committee” that doesn’t produce a budget is as useless as teats on a boar. Let’s just disband the worthless Senate. That would be one of the best budget-reductions we could make.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 10:53:44 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Murray doesn’t know how to pass gas...nevermind a budget.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 10:56:35 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unbelievable. If this were a sane and just world, crap like this would NOT be permitted. An independent media would go bonkers over such an asinine statement with credit downgrades to the USA and an impending fiscal cliff which threatens its economic future.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 10:57:05 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Tzimisce

“Congress is mandated by law to have a budget.”

Laws, what laws? We make the laws around here.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 10:57:47 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

why vote?

nothing changes, hope died in Benghazi.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 10:58:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Osama bin Laden builds day care centers Patty Murray (D-WA)


19 posted on 11/15/2012 10:58:55 AM PST by Cold Heart
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Support Free Republic

20 posted on 11/15/2012 10:59:23 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Fine...no more CR’s. Leave a contact phone number and leave town. /Boehner wishful thinking
21 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:33 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

22 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:55 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They violate the Constitution every time they refuse to do their job.

Dems hate budgets now, they rather like having blank checks.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 11:30:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Duh. If there’s not budget, there’s accounting for expenditures. If there’s no accounting, more $$$$ can be put into their pockets and into the pockets of our enemies (yes, redundant).


24 posted on 11/15/2012 11:39:39 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: 1rudeboy
She replaced Biden as the dumbest person in the senate.
25 posted on 11/15/2012 11:55:42 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Patty once claimed Osama Bin Lauden’s popularity was due to his construction of day care centers for the Arabs.
26 posted on 11/15/2012 12:34:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There will not be a budget coming out of the Senate until the GOP gets a majority. Maybe in 2014.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 3:13:54 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t pass a budget in the House either.

History is filled with examples of armies not getting paid.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 3:18:05 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the 911 NYC attacks occurred today, only one station would cover it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The democrats do not want to pass a budget because they have what they want...and have had for 3+ years. The stimulus was added to the 2009 budget. Since they have not passed another budget, that is what stands...the 2009 budget and the stimulus. That is a lot of money. We need to contact our senators and demand they pass a budget, or stop collecting taxes. They cannot have it both ways. We demand a sane, balanced budget. This IS our country, not theirs. It is time we spoke and let them know.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 8:08:54 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She's safe. She knows Boo Hoo Boehner has no balls and will not adjourn the House of Representatives until the Senate submits a budget for reconciliation (which is what ought to be done). No problem. Once again, the man (a term used loosely in this instance) who heads the chamber that controls the money, chooses to open the old Vaseline jar, bend over, and giggle in anticipation of a visit from Obama Claus.
30 posted on 11/15/2012 8:13:16 PM PST by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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