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Senate passes government funding measure; House to vote Thursday
Washington Post ^ | 3/20/13 | Rosalind S. Helderman

Posted on 03/20/2013 3:21:29 PM PDT by Jean S

A short-term funding measure that would ensure the government continues operating beyond this month cleared the Senate Wednesday, awaiting only final House passage on Thursday to avert any possibility of a shut-down.

The process of approving the proposal has been unfolding remarkably smoothly for a divided Congress that has gone to the brink repeatedly over spending issues.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; caves; senate

1 posted on 03/20/2013 3:21:29 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Boehners pubies cave again.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 3:23:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jean S

Great! so we can keep funding duck penis and shrimp treadmill studies and allow the Wookie to spend like even Trump can’t!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/sequester-fears-cut-white-house-tours-but-not-duck-penis-size-and-shrimp-treadmill-studies/


3 posted on 03/20/2013 3:23:56 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Jean S

In other words the Republicans roll over yet again.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 3:24:19 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Jean S

Boehner serves the DNC and Obama WHATEVER they want.

The GOP is as useless as a third teat on a bull.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 3:25:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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I thought all spending bills were supposed to originate in the house.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 3:26:16 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Diogenesis

7 posted on 03/20/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jean S

Ugh, how do we ditch Boner. I mean Boehner?


8 posted on 03/20/2013 3:28:12 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Jean S

New meaning to the term “loyal opposition”.......


9 posted on 03/20/2013 3:46:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: traderrob6

In other words the Republicans roll over yet again.
*******
It’s what Republicans do. It’s what they are.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 3:47:43 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: muawiyah

A 8-9 month CR funding kenyancare and everything else is now “short term”. Our government is broken and into the dust bin of history we go.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 3:47:56 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90
When paying for medical care is your first dollar expense you really don't have any options left for things like education, national defense, food, housing, clothing, shoes, etc.

It's not only a bad idea, it is fatal to the society that adopts the practice.

12 posted on 03/20/2013 3:50:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jean S

Passed 73-26 I see, so plenty of GoP votes to help Obama along. I’d say ‘surprisingly’ but of course, it isn’t surprising at all :)


13 posted on 03/20/2013 4:02:13 PM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Jean S
What we have now in this country politically is The Republicans have morphed into JFK type Democrat and the Democrats have morphed into communists.

There is no more Republican party. It is that simple.

14 posted on 03/20/2013 4:28:42 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Jean S

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/20/senate-poised-to-approve-spending-bill-to-avert-government-shutdown/

AARGH!!! Does anyone have a list of the votes? What is wrong with the Republicans? Why do they continue to do this to us? I’m so disgusted, I could puke.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 5:11:19 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Jean S; All
Some of us just like to gripe! Did you read the end of the article? Washington Post liberals like to bury the "win" by Republicans:

"...Mikulski praised senators for working in a bipartisan fashion to improve on a bill that had been passed by the House earlier this month. “We didn’t want brinkmanship politics. We didn’t want ultimatum politics,” she said.

To blunt the impact of the sequester, the House introduced new priorities for military spending in its version of the bill. The Senate bill added several other areas to the bill, including agriculture, commerce, science, justice and homeland security.

The result is to add money to certain key programs; all were offset with cuts elsewhere."

Emphasis added. Anyone else remember the Republicans insisting any increase in a particular part of the budget be OFFSET somewhere else? (I recall it being about unemployment compensation...) And the Obama cult wouldn't budge? They're budging...but don't expect to hear that very loudly from the media.

Really, guys, let's quit trusting the media...they lie and hide the truth. How often? ALL THE TIME.

16 posted on 03/20/2013 5:19:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jean S
The Sequester cuts remain, and now are finalized - including the massive cuts to the military (the DoD takes 50% of all cuts despite being 18% of the budget). The funds added to military appropriations simply removes a huge shortfall created by the Continuing Resolution that froze military spending at last year's levels. This will only restore money to Operations and Maintenance that is now bleeding by 40 to 60% shortfall due to the Sequester cuts.

About $10 Billion will be transferred to O&M, to be fought amongst the 4 services. It won't be enough to stop the Sequester damage.

Worse, the Sequester lasts 10 years.

The military will still be crippled. Training and operations will still be gutted. The 2011 cut of $487 Billion over 10 years is still in place, and tens upon tens of thousands of soldiers, airmen, marines, and seamen will be tossed out of the ranks.

So all those who wanted massive discretionary cuts to the military, but ZERO cuts to Entitlements (the real cause of our debt and deficits) - you can celebrate now. Good luck with that.

17 posted on 03/20/2013 5:48:26 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Jean S

NO! NO! NO! Do not fund this monster anymore. We must start the process of terminating Fedzilla.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Jean S

No doubt in my mind...Boehner is Obama’s Monica Lewinsky.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: whitedog57

yep sure can.

chewbacca can have the house to herself and her family while the people house which the people pay for including toilet roll and the cooks etc are closed to us.

the founders must be turning in their graves to see this country and the hosue closed.

Imagine chewbacca haivng her parties, going on vacation and free range of our house and thinks we the people are not good enough to go into what she thinks her house


20 posted on 03/20/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

The repubilcrats are complicit in removing the sequestration cuts!! The Bas5ards have not only caved but there is REVENUE increases in this POC.I am totally sick to my gut in this SH1T1! We must react harshly NOW!!


21 posted on 03/20/2013 6:42:28 PM PDT by willardwx
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To: willardwx

I hear and second that frustration, I;m sick of this crap.

chewbacca has that house to herself which we pay for and now her family lives there of which again we pay for, toilet roll, chefs, food, heat etc.

The GOP led by the cowards are useless pieces of crap


22 posted on 03/20/2013 6:49:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: muawiyah

“It’s not only a bad idea, it is fatal to the society that adopts the practice.”

Remind me...that’s pretty much the route that the EU and Japan have taken, is it not?


23 posted on 03/20/2013 7:10:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jean S

wait for it ...

wait for it ...

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They’re saving their political capital for a fight over the debt ceiling.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Europe and Japan are two societies that have no money left over for anything after they pay their medical bills ~ if, in fact, they pay them.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jean S
Not gonna be much of a bill. The furloughs stay, yet the government wants to ship 80+ billion overseas. Where's the justice in that?

And something else I just found out today. Government contractors still get to work their 40 hour work week whereas the federal employees don't! Again, where's the justice in that?

26 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:34 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: SkyPilot
And the furloughs are still on! I cannot believe that military contractors get to still work their 40 hour work weeks but civilian employees do not????? Why is no one crying foul over this?

I honestly believe now that at the end of the calendar year thousands of civilian federal employees are going to be RIF'd, and yours truly could very likely be amongst them.

No one in my office thought the furloughs would start. I told them it would. "Oh," they would say "the anti-Obama doomsayer is at it again." Now I get to stay, "I told ya so."

Now that RIF's look like a certainty at the end of the calendar year they will really start bugging out. Will I once again be able to say, "I told ya so?"

We all just got screwed by Congress and the President.

27 posted on 03/20/2013 7:49:17 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Tzimisce

More like a “loyal suppository.”


28 posted on 03/20/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: manc

Amen. We must unite.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 7:57:28 PM PDT by willardwx
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To: willardwx
We must react harshly NOW!!

Dude, let's face it, the only "harsh reaction" they would understand now is the feeling of being dragged out in the street and thrown to the curb.

Unless you are advocating a complete overthrow of the US Government, nothing else will accomplish what is required to save this nation, short of a genuine Christian revival that is.

The voting block is now primarily made up of the "takers" and there are not enough of the "makers" to vote the Marxists / Communists / Socialists out of office.

We are witnesses to the degeneration and destruction of a nation. This will not be a pleasant experience.

30 posted on 03/20/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Jean S

We is saved!


31 posted on 03/20/2013 8:47:14 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: traderrob6
In other words the Republicans roll over yet again.

Aw come on, none of us expected anything different. Never am I voting for another pubbie, which I guess that means I am through voting in national elections. OBAMA STOLE THIS LAST ELECTION - THERE IS JUST NO WAY THIS MAJORITY OF VOTERS ARE THIS STUPID. I have been around a few decades and no one will ever convince me that he is elegible, and that he won 2012 fair and square.
32 posted on 03/20/2013 9:26:23 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ducttape45
The furloughs are are not well considered way around the first RIF requirement which is that the veterans be retained and those without military service be let go ~ bearing 100% of the brunt of salary loss.

I'd be organizing a lawsuit the purpose of which would be to cut the hours on non-vets first, or let them go ~ whichever.

33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:40:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ducttape45
And the furloughs are still on! I cannot believe that military contractors get to still work their 40 hour work weeks but civilian employees do not?????

NAF and FMS employees in the DoD will be able to work too. So, Italy will get their support, and the base social worker will be busy...

34 posted on 03/21/2013 11:30:47 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal...'cuz it’s yuckey and dumb'.)
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