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.
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“Praise be to GOD!” House stenographer Diane Reidy is rushed off the floor and into an elevator...”
There should have been ZERO voting for this bucket of sewage!
Well at least I can say that my congressman held firm against the crap sammich.
See the Republicans who joined the Dems, and those who voted NO(if only for primary election season purposes).
LIBERTY Amendments is what we MUST do....
Only one way to know for sure. Challenge the leadership tomorrow. Somebody with money needs to send every idiot that voted for this an oversized Charlie Brown shirt and a football, with a demand that they wear it the day the Democrats screw us all on this deal.
Gasoline will be $5.00/gal by Christmas.
I can’t find the roll call.
Where did you see it?
There is no longer an option for a political solution.
We are on the road to destruction.
It can’t be fixed. It can’t be changed. The people are too stupid.
We are heading into Weimar Republic circa 1933 territory here and the outcome is going to be very very ugly.
People are going to end up dead in large numbers before it is all over.
(Dear NSA busybody: The above is not a threat. It is merely a prediction and an observation, so go back to surfing kiddie porn, ok?)
Charles Boustany voted “Yes”.
He’s the only one from the delegation to do so. The idiots who voted for this waste over Jeff Landry need to be shamed.
I’m letting them know I’m changing my affiliation to something else. I left the Democrats because I realized they were going to destroy this country. I didn’t become a Republican so we could watch it destroyed slowly.
Who will save the world now? Not China, not Canada, no one.
Obama, planted by the enemies of the USA, has done his job. Anyone who opposes his communism is simply attacked as ....gasp...RACIST!
What I’m afraid of now is this isn’t simple “socialism”. I fear a purge of those who oppose the new masters.
It’s up at the house web site.
This is an epic disappointment.
We had Obama and Reid on the ropes. They had nothing. The House gave them 14 (or was it 17) bills which funded everything in the government except Obamacare. The onus of the shutdown was on the Dems, despite what the left said, and most people were beginning to realize that.
All the Repukes had to do was stand shoulder to shoulder and not budge. They could have broken the will of the Dems if they’d only done that. They had the power of the purse on the House side, and all the Dems had was Dingy Hairy’s obstructionism on the other.
We were almost there, and like they’ve done so often in the past, the Republicans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Those here who remained pessimistic throughout this thing, have been vindicated. The Pubbies have dropped the ball at the end zone, resulting in a 100 yard Democrat run back for a touchdown, yet again.
And what did it cost Obama? Absolutely nothing.
Noticed that Tom Cotton and Shelly Capito voted “YEA”. Are these two not being hyped to challenge Dem Seats in AR and WV in the Senate? This is what you’re going to replace with and expect something better? Really?
I found it right after I raised the question.
My rino rep voted yea.
He will never get my vote again.
Ask any of my ex wives. I'm not that easy to 'purge'. This fight isn't over yet. It's one battle that didn't go well.
I will GLADLY vote for an honest (meaning they are clear about who and what they are) communist (democrat) than vote ever again for a lying RINO.
I’ve had it! I will vote dem 100 times before I vote for one of those lying, faithless pieces of shoe-scraping.
Yes, it might be painful for a couple of years, but if those flea-bitten, lice-infested, lying GOP politicians think they are immune because the only other choice is a dem - SURPRISE you scum-sucker! I choose the dem!!! Why? Not because I like the dem - but because I HATE the RINO much more than I dislike the dem.
Primary the lying RINO in office - even with another RINO - then primary that RINO if they don’t get the message. Before we put another RINO back in office, we MUST vote dem.
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