Skip to comments.Reid Remarks: House Bill Is A Blatant Attack On Bipartisanship(Tea Party mentioned;)
Posted on 10/15/2013 4:47:09 PM PDT by mdittmar
The House bill is a blatant attack on bipartisanship.
Extremist Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to torpedo the Senates bipartisan progress with a bill that cannot pass the Senate.
Washington, D.C. Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding House Republicans extreme proposal, which is dead on arrival in the Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
The House Republican leaderships plan to advance an extreme bill is nothing more than a blatant attack on bipartisanship.
For the past several days, we have been engaged in productive, bipartisan negotiations here in the Senate. We have been working across party lines, and making steady progress to achieve an agreement that reopens the government, protects the full faith and credit of the United States and opens talks to put this country on firm fiscal footing. Everyone needs to know that the measure under discussion in the House is no part of what weve negotiated here in the Senate.
I know I speak for many of us who have been working in good faith when I say that we felt blindsided by the news from the House. Extremist Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to torpedo the Senates bipartisan progress with a bill that cannot pass the Senate.
The House measure would take away the presidents fundamental authority in place for decades to prevent a catastrophic default on the nations bills. Out of spite, Tea Party Republicans are trying to take authority away from this President. They would never do this if it were President Romney, President Bush or President Reagan in the White House.
Their bill would also make unacceptable, major changes to ObamaCare.
And the House legislation doesnt include a process for bipartisan negotiations on a sensible, long-term budget. For weeks, Republicans have claimed they want to negotiate. But their legislation completely ignores the need to work together to craft a budget and put our country on a fiscally sustainable path. For years, they complained about the lack of a budget now they dont want us to even negotiate a budget.
Introduction of this measure by House Republican leadership is unproductive and a waste of time. Lets be clear: the House legislation cannot and will not pass the Senate, and the White House has said President Obama will not support it.
I am very disappointed that John Boehner would once again try to preserve his role as Speaker of the House at the expense of the country.
We have worked hard to rise above partisanship and find common ground in the Senate for the good of the nation. I am disappointed that Republicans in the House are trying to sabotage that success.
That’s right, Harry! F Bi-partisanship! And F You!
Where was that precious bipartisanship when you clowns Deemed and Passed Obamacare without a single GOP vote?
No worries Harry, looks like Heritage fund killed it
Yawn, these fools are getting boring. They are too repetitious to have any big effect. Yawn.....................
What bipartisanship, ‘rat face? Reid is all about “bipartisanship” when it means he gets HIS way, which is not “bipartisan” in the least.
We all know where this was meant to go and where it is going. Obama..Cloward-Piven..A Fascist dictatorship if we don’t stop it. The Repubs are useless. The struggle will fall to us outside the beltway.
He knows he is talking to idots. Nothing the House does has any bearing on the Senate’s own internal negoitiations. The Senate can still pass whatever the hell it wants to. It is free to ignore the House effort. The Senate does that with the majority of material passed to it by the House.
Harry Reid is to Obama what Frank Nitti was to Al Capone.
So sayeth Senator “Dead on Arrival” to every budget proposal put forth from the House and dozens of other bills. Thanks for the Sequestration, too, while you’re at it.
Nevada, Please get the hook and remove your Lead “Divider” from the stage.
Dingy Harry uses the word “extreme” a lot. If anything, it’s the Dems that are getting extreme. Really extreme, as they see the Repubs growing spines and actually standing up to them. Dems don’t like that.
The house should just close up. Let the dims wallow in the mess they created.
A very interesting email I recently received:
I have worked in the government on and off for 38 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, “miraculously”, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying- this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown.
There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed by U.S. Mail or freight companies.
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago.
Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process.
There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.
The health care bill was such a model of bipartisanship, right Harry?
Awwwwwwww come on Dingy Harry, admit the REAL reason your against this bill, because YOU and your cronies wont be exempt from Obamacare anymore..libs love Obamacare as long as they are not forced on it
Harry’s Panties -> Wad.
Reid has accomplished what we wanted— He has shut down the government and its credit rating with RANK arrogance and failure to negotiate-— So we go on strike. It is American to strike to make “management”come to the table. I don’t think these socialist know how to play? Its on— now It’s on. They got so close to crushing us until Rush’s Heritage Action Foundation stepped in and it spooked the wobbly. Stock up on food and gasoline. We are shutting down real bad because we don’t do DICTATORS! Its the American Way!!
I liked the bipartisanship comment.
Are we supposed to care?
It is amazing what a one-cell brain can accomplish.
I like your math.
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