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Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit

Posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by lonestar67

Edited 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 chamber’s 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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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

It isn’t that I give a rats ass for the RINO, it is pulling the lever for a D. It takes a lot of stomach to do that.

141 posted on 10/16/2013 8:15:34 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
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

Heck, at least those women are, ahem... "working" for a living and like it or not, they provide a service to a certain segment if society.

McConnell and his fellow RINOs ph*ck us and WE have to pay for it.

142 posted on 10/16/2013 8:15:55 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: riri

I think you are right.

143 posted on 10/16/2013 8:15:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: central_va

The most important thing for our country RIGHT NOW is to put the fear of the ballot box into the RINOs’ hearts.

Vote them out - with your whole vote - then we either rebuild, or forsake and build a new party.

BTW - locally if you vote for a RINO you are just populating the farm teams with RINOs.

144 posted on 10/16/2013 8:16:30 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: dfwgator

They always do, don’t they? All Republicans fight are Conservatives, and they eagerly do that.

145 posted on 10/16/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT by sport
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To: Olog-hai

“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.”

Actually, the governing and economic model is Moussolini’s fascism.

146 posted on 10/16/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: mrsmith

Wow! I know Webster (FL), or thought I did.

147 posted on 10/16/2013 8:17:34 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: ModelBreaker

Communists are just Fascists with less snappy uniforms.

148 posted on 10/16/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fiftymegaton; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
From South Carolina...

Duncan - Nay
Gowdy - Nay
Mulvaney - Nay
Rice - Nay
Sanford - Nay
Wilson - Nay

Clyburn - Yea

You must forgive Clyburn. He is South Carolina's token RAT Representative.

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149 posted on 10/16/2013 8:18:49 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Ingtar
Smith (NJ)

Who'd have seen that one coming?
150 posted on 10/16/2013 8:19:06 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Gene Eric


151 posted on 10/16/2013 8:19:45 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Close hell! It is right now in everything but name.

152 posted on 10/16/2013 8:19:49 PM PDT by sport
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To: mrsmel

While I said I’d probably rather have a Dem than a RINO(for the purposes of rhetorical clarity), I never said I’d vote for a Dem. I’m just at the point where I won’t vote for a known RINO either.

Like I said on another thread, at least with a conservative 3rd party I’d have a party that I can support.

153 posted on 10/16/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: dfwgator


Communists are Fascists with machine guns.

154 posted on 10/16/2013 8:20:15 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Gene Eric
I guess we gotta pass through Hell.

I hope it is only purgatory.

155 posted on 10/16/2013 8:22:19 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: spokeshave

That will pass and the United States of America can be officially pronounced dead.

156 posted on 10/16/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by sport
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To: onyx
There is no doubt in my mind anymore why Issa's committees aren't accomplishing anything.

He had hands of 4 aces with the joker to boot and he folded each time.
Rats lying, caught in lies, nothing done.

Fast and Furious and the IRS investigations are jokes, bluster with no results.

He ain't one of us.

157 posted on 10/16/2013 8:24:36 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Gator113
How does one tell the difference?

In some cases there aren't any...but, there's the majority to consider. Aas bad as Boehner appears to a lot of people, I guarantee you, Pelosi would be worse.

My point is we need to find Conservative candidates who can win to replace these RINOS. We don't want to lose their seat to a dem. It's still a challenge to get a Conservative because the establishment will always back their own, but it's not impossible.
158 posted on 10/16/2013 8:24:38 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: lonestar67

F’n spineless Republicans.

159 posted on 10/16/2013 8:25:26 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Girlene

I do not like that Cotton guy running against Pryor in Ark. If runs he will lose because of this vote. He was for Syria too. Unreliable.

160 posted on 10/16/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by lone star annie
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