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Senate approves $1.1 trillion spending bill
Washington Post ^ | 16 Jan 14 | Lori Montgomery

Posted on 01/16/2014 3:47:32 PM PST by SkyPilot

Edited on 01/16/2014 3:49:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $1.1 trillion spending bill that eases the sharp budget cuts known at the sequester and guarantees that the nation will not endure another government shutdown until at least Oct. 1.

After three years of politically bruising and economically damaging battles over the budget, the bipartisan agreement to fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year passed with little fanfare.


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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; betrayal; bho44; budget; congress; federalspending; military; taxandspend; uniparty
The Washington Post also reported earlier that Speaker Boehner told reporters in a hallway a few minutes ago that he will oppose any effort to repeal the pension cuts to our retired military.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 3:47:33 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Another day, another disaster. They s love kicking the Tea Party to the curb.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 3:49:33 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SkyPilot

“Eases sharp budget cuts” == “increases spending more than it would have already increased”


3 posted on 01/16/2014 3:50:37 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SkyPilot

Please note, again, that Washington Post material must be excerpted at all times.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 3:51:05 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: SkyPilot

Well, of course they did. Why, how could they not? Obama would take out his pen or phone and make them obsolete had they not done so.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 3:51:37 PM PST by RonInNaples
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To: SkyPilot

Last night Mark Levin implied that Boehner is being blackmailed. “You connect the dots.”

It’s always a possibility in our NSA age.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 3:56:12 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Last night Mark Levin implied that Boehner is being blackmailed. “You connect the dots.”

It’s always a possibility in our NSA age.

Levin has heavily implied this for the last few years.. Heck beck even surmised as much and even that screwball alex jones has said so....

It is almost an open secret around Washington...

John Roberts is also being Blackmailed over various things...


7 posted on 01/16/2014 4:05:32 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SkyPilot

News like this almost makes me want to tell the tea party folk in the senate and the house to go on strike......

And not show up for the State of the Union...

Instead they should hold a separate “State of the Police State Oligarchy Oppressive state”


8 posted on 01/16/2014 4:08:48 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Meh, I don’t believe any of that. They are who they are, RINO and fairly liberal. There is nothing to suggest blackmail. They are just doing what liberal-lite does. It is no more than that. Plus, Boehner is not very smart.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 4:12:49 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Admin Moderator

Got it.....I thought I did. Sorry.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 4:13:00 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Hey, it’s all free money!


11 posted on 01/16/2014 4:25:13 PM PST by bgill
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To: SkyPilot

Another example of political corruption on display. More sad and disastrous days on the horizon for Americans and America.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 4:26:08 PM PST by mulligan
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To: SkyPilot

until at least Oct. 1

something to save for the election


13 posted on 01/16/2014 4:27:44 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: GraceG

Those must be some young boys Boehner was with...

(Yes he is obviously being blackmailed)


14 posted on 01/16/2014 4:36:31 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: molson209
something to save for the election

LOL. Republicans will get blamed again if they don't pass some "continuing resolution."

I'm not putting my hopes on the GOP anymore, are you?

15 posted on 01/16/2014 4:53:51 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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16 posted on 01/16/2014 4:55:56 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: GraceG

The name of the game in DC is blackmail.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 4:57:02 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: SkyPilot

A trillion here and a trillion there and pretty soon we’ll be talking about real money.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 5:10:57 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: SkyPilot

SOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

SOOOOOO. SOOOOOO. SOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEE!!!

Its full trough time on K street!


19 posted on 01/16/2014 5:24:15 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: SkyPilot
"The Washington Post also reported earlier that Speaker Boehner told reporters in a hallway a few minutes ago that he will oppose any effort to repeal the pension cuts to our retired military.

How is it that this half-wit is Speaker of the House???

20 posted on 01/16/2014 5:47:09 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

GOP fighting for military pension cuts

What a great start to the campaign!

What a bunch of idiots.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 5:52:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

>> Last night Mark Levin implied that Boehner is being blackmailed. “You connect the dots.”

Blackmailed or simply threatened?

What could Boehner have possibly done that warrants betrayal?


22 posted on 01/16/2014 6:06:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SkyPilot

Destroying the GOP = Saving America. Long Live the Tea Party.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 6:16:06 PM PST by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Gene Eric

Boehner is whipped. Not blackmailed. The beltway GOP is terrified of the kenyan and his propagandists in the MSM.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 6:20:39 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Admin Moderator

We are heading to revolution ,I fear. These politicians have been corrupted by “contributions”. 43% are now parasites stealing from the labor of others. The president is violating the constitution and has become a dictator. Republicans are now sucking up to the communists. This country,in my opinion , will never survive, I see terrible conflict— very bloody —


25 posted on 01/16/2014 6:23:54 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE
>>This country,in my opinion , will never survive, I see terrible conflict— very bloody —<<

I think you're right. This is right out of the book of Cloward/Piven. Spend the country into collapse in an effort to usher in another form of gubbamint.

Revolution will not happen though until Americans have nothing else to lose.

The writings of our founding fathers I've read, all this nonsense would have stopped long ago. This is insane. Uncle Sugar is totally out of control.

26 posted on 01/16/2014 7:08:22 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Well put sir and dead on. One thing is for sure, the end is now in sight.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 7:35:16 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 7:58:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SkyPilot

Obama is financed by Boehner... who collaborates with him..
McConnell is just Senate wall paint..


29 posted on 01/16/2014 8:26:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SkyPilot

YEAs -—72
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs -—26
Barrasso (R-WY)
Burr (R-NC)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)

Not Voting - 2
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)


30 posted on 01/16/2014 8:47:33 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Oh! McConnell voted "nay" on a spending bill...
he may actually have voted against 0'Dungo/
Reid..elections @ home makes them edgy

31 posted on 01/16/2014 9:02:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: GraceG; St_Thomas_Aquinas
It is almost an open secret around Washington...

That's the Chicago Way.

32 posted on 01/16/2014 9:34:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: SkyPilot

A trillion dollars?

LOL, why not just make it a megabazillion and be done with it.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 9:38:30 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SkyPilot

“the bipartisan agreement to fund federal agencies”

The Fairfax Communists.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 10:07:32 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Qbert

Chambliss and Coburn not voting? WTF? Voting present is spineless. Even you are going to lose...you vote NO you wimps. It gives our side some numerical power in the headlines.

God..what goobers.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 1:56:01 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: SkyPilot

Once again, the rino and liberal whachos unite to defeat conservatives and I am told by so many that conservatives must take back the rino party. I think that will never happen. I believe there must be a new conservative party set up and run only by conservatives and only for conservatives as this is the only logical solution left and should have been done over a decade ago.
Its a third party now or its business as usual in DC with liberals and rinos only.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 7:28:30 PM PST by kindred (Let the God of Israel be true and every man a liar. The just shall live by faith.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Last night Mark Levin implied that Boehner is being blackmailed.”

It seems that everyone has forgotten the alleged access to
FBI files that was enjoyed by the Clintons: carried over into the Obama administration?

IMHO


37 posted on 01/20/2014 6:06:38 AM PST by ripley
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