Skip to comments.Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit
Posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by lonestar67Edited on 10/17/2013 6:40:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans conceded defeat on Wednesday in their bitter budget fight with President Obama over the new health care law as the House and Senate approved last-minute legislation ending a disruptive 16-day government shutdown and extending federal borrowing power to avert a financial default with potentially worldwide economic repercussions.
With the Treasury Department warning that it could run out of money to pay national obligations within a day, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday evening, 81 to 18, to approve a proposal hammered out by the chambers Republican and Democratic leaders after the House on Tuesday was unable to move forward with any resolution. The House followed suit a few hours later, voting 285 to 144 to approve the Senate plan, which would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit through Feb. 7.
Compromise? What effing Compromise???
The Rats got everything they wanted.
I take it Boner and Kantor are the new Democrat leadership of the House.
Since when is a traitorous gang rape of the United States considered a "compromise"?
Pelosi still is the real leader of the House.
Let’s see who needs to be primaried.
87 Rs Yes
143 Rs No
198 Ds Yes
2 Ds and 1 R havent voted yet
it got so noisy in the House I thought they would come to blows..
So much for the Hastert rule huh?
Boner said he would follow it from now on.
What a lying sack of $h!+!!
The Republicans have agreed to stop hitting the Democrats fists with their faces.
Unlike politicians, I keep my promises.
That’s exactly what I said this morning..the Dems got EVERYTHING they wanted..its the same damn bill from yesterday except the cronies are still exempt from Obamacare
Why do we even bother? Seriously wanting to take everything I’ve got and go to Panama. Only my love of my family stops me.
And it’s all such bullshit - there, I said it. Unlimited debt ceiling, McConnell either gets his pork or his is hit by pork by the Rats trying to take him out.
NO MESSAGE DISCIPLINE - hell, NO MESSAGE. Complete cave-in at the last chance to rein in the Socialist agenda.
I was listening to Robin Leach today, he’s a great human being God bless him..he was telling Stuart Varney how he came here over 40 years ago for the American dream, to get away from Socialism, which is just another tame way of saying Communism, he said look at America right now, he said its very close to becoming the Communist country he ran away from..look around, we are almost there and it scares the hell out of me
“Chad Pergram; @ChadPergram
Protester dragged off House floor. Apparently one of the stenographers from the dais.”
Anyone see this?
Now on to “repeat and rinse” immigration amnesty.
wrong Wrong WRONG.....
All the RINOs must be voted out. It’s the only way I can see going forward.
Since stuff like the Munich Agreement, but I digress.
Huh? A stenographer was protesting?
They sold us out. 285 members voted yes.
If Amnesty happens its adios America..that will be the final nail in the coffin of the GOP, they will never win another election again..I think those elitists in the GOP know this, they just dont care
That’s compromise to a Democrat.
And McConnell’s Kentucky pork added as well. no wonder he agreed to this ‘compromise’.
Bought and paid for. He needs ro go away.
Technically there is no communism; it’s a false bait to try to get people to fall for totalitarian socialism, which was supposed to be the middle step between capitalism and communism.
>> We don’t want to trade in a RINO for a dem.
I will enthusiastically vote against the RINO representing my district in the primary or general if necessary.
I guess we gotta pass through Hell.
With the exception of New Yorker, Peter King.
The politicians get their perks, what do they care?
McConnell sold himself out for money..gee..there are women on the street corners of Hollywood doing that same thing every night, we call them hookers..but I have more respect for them than the likes of McConnell
As a side note, I am watching Hannity and there is a Congressman that cannot speak the American language. I will withhold any river crossing comments because I really don't know where he came from.
Yes I saw it, while watching on CSPAN. She was escorted out very quickly by two large men.
We, the constituents of the GOP
your RESIGNATION as Speaker of the House!
(Please submit same forthwith.)
It’s all give and take. Our side gives up everything and the Dems take it.
I bet it ends up being GOP Rino’s and Liberal Rats that carried this vote.
Compromise? What effing Compromise???
The Rats got everything they wanted.
Remember this on election day. Also, please do not donate to RINO political candidates.
The GOP could have easily defeated this.
A large majority of repubs voted against it. Boehner violated the Hastert rule and led a minority of Repubs to side with the Dems to give in on this critical fight.
Since Boehner broke the Hastert rule, then the GOP conservative should rebel in the House against Boehner and vote him out as the Speaker and replace him with a conservative Speaker willing to do battle and take Obama to the mat.
In fact the GOP should take the following line in talking to Obama.
"Look, Barry, we have the votes to stop you cold, and we have decided to use those votes.That's the discussion a real Speaker of the House should be having with Obama.
"We control government funduing and we are going to exercise that control.
"We are talking about a complete shutdown where not so much as a dime will be available for you to even heat the White House, so get ready to stay at the local Holiday Inn on your own dime for the duration. Also, tell Michelle she can send her 100+ assistants home to, and weed her own garden.
"The only thing we will fund during that time is the US military you hate so much.
"When you are ready to talk about seriously creating a budget...one that is balanced, one that really reduces the debt...and we are talking about a true reduction in the actual amount we owe, not just a reduction in the percentage of your spending increases...and a budget we that puts an end to ObamCare. When you are ready to seriously talk to us about those things...get back with us.
"Oh, BTW, Barry. One other thing we will fund is the following. The House of Reprentatives will meet each day with the express purpose of impeaching your sorry backside each day for the next 60 working days. Impeach you each day on a different charge. 60 impeachments, Barry. When you get ready to talk to us, then the first thing the Senate will have to take up is those 60 impeachments. Think about that while you are waiting, and watching.
"So, we have the votes, and we are firm. Give us a call when you are ready to talk. Bye now."
Lots of GOPe/RINO closest dwellers ducking for cover in that number.
Beat’s me, wasn’t paying much attention.
I just saw the tweet.
“Roll call vote not available” but will be- here:
roll call? names of republicans that caved
Sheltering in place, they are.
Lots of GOPe/RINO closet dwellers ducking for cover in that number.
Yep. That’s the truth.
People have bought into the Karl Marx philosophy..people want whatever they can get their hands on for “Free.” You see the people storming Walmart when the EBT cards were not working, they took whatever they could get into their carts and ran out the door..these kind of people dont want jobs, they want freebies, they want to steal..probably laughed their way back home after getting all that loot..those are the kinds of people that vote Democrat
Ryan is on the floor offering some sort of strange amendment.
I think of the letter the citizens of Rock Ridge wrote to Governor Lepetomaine in Blazing Saddles...
So borrowing loosely from that....
“The fact that you voted for this goes to prove that you are the leading asshole in the Congress!”