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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: lonestar67

Yes list please:

221 posted on 10/16/2013 9:47:38 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: headstamp 2

You’re probably right..& Barry will be smart to shove amnesty down our throats while the GOP is still on their knees.

222 posted on 10/16/2013 9:48:15 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: upchuck; stylecouncilor

I like it.

223 posted on 10/16/2013 9:52:03 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Aria

See if they’ll go with you.

224 posted on 10/16/2013 9:52:31 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Of course the Dems got everything, the result was foreordained. 0bama would’ve let the country default and go in a free-fall before he would’ve agreed to do anything to stop 0bamacare; and there never was a possibility of a veto over-ride. This whole thing was ill-advised and accrued to the benefit of 0bama and the dems.

225 posted on 10/16/2013 9:53:11 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

Its going to take a long time, many years in fact for people to wake up and see that Socialism is not the answer..that is how Socialism dies at the lasts for a while, but once people suffer with THEIR money being taken away from them, then they wake wont be easy, because we dont want to live under a Socialist regime, but people voted for Obama, not once but twice, they wanted Obamacare, we we slowly slowly see them start crying about their premiums going up, doubling, tripling..let them suffer, they wanted Obamacare, they can go and choke on it..Socialism is a disease, like a cancerous tumor, the only way to destroy it is to kill it

226 posted on 10/16/2013 9:57:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lonestar67
Interesting, Lynn Jenkins (R) Kansas voted YES, with the "leadership!'

I knew and said as much (check my past messages) when I found out Boehner selected her as one of the House GOP to get in on the "negotiation!"

She was a lib/mod in KS before running for the House and obviously she still is.

She definitely WILL be primaries and I'm betting will lose her job in DC, though, she'll probably get another on there to stay on, as so many of them do, as they just can't bear going back home to meatloaf and Friday night steak on the grill.

Of course for Lynn, her first "item of business" upon getting elected and moving to DC, was to divorce her husband and left the kiddies at home with him!

227 posted on 10/16/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: lonestar67

Not exactly a clean CR, is it Mitch? McConnell got his pork put in for his vote.

It also includes an increase in authorization for spending on construction on the lower Ohio River in Illinois and Kentucky. The bill increases it to $2.918 billion.

The Senate Conservatives Fund quickly called that language the “Kentucky Kickback,” and said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) secured that as the price of his support for the bill. Taxpayers for Common Sense says the bill would increase total authorized spending by $1.2 billion.

228 posted on 10/16/2013 10:04:03 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: Bogey78O
We spent 24 billion on a shutdown so we can get income verification. You think that’s a victory? Obama and Reid were never serious about sequester rollbacks

Well, no. The shutdown was an attempt to get the O-care mandate extended. I didn't say it was a victory for us. What I said was it was no victory for them either. The bill was basically neutral.

229 posted on 10/16/2013 10:04:40 PM PDT by what's up
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To: politicket

...Which was the reason they we’re forced to delay the coming Tapering. Not yet enough in the Government Work-Camp:

Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager

230 posted on 10/16/2013 10:10:37 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: BobP

The GOP is dead. The base will leave in droves.

231 posted on 10/16/2013 10:19:05 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: zerosix

Take a look at her Facebook Page. And that woman is in a conservative district!

232 posted on 10/16/2013 10:19:59 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Girlene

“We don’t want to trade in a RINO for a dem.”

Very true unless you want all the other states to look like California. It will be decades before we ever dig ourselves out of this Democrat mess. The Democrats are trying to tax their way out of the mess they created. Those scumbags have DESTROYED this state. I’m out in three years.

233 posted on 10/16/2013 10:21:08 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Aria

Same here. The only thing that keeps me from moving out of country is family.

234 posted on 10/16/2013 10:47:11 PM PDT by kelly4c (
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To: Aria

Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?

235 posted on 10/16/2013 10:57:02 PM PDT by kelly4c (
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To: Windflier

Who is like unto the beast? Who can make war with him?

Certainly not the traitorous, stoneless pubes.

236 posted on 10/16/2013 10:58:38 PM PDT by kelly4c (
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To: mrsmel

Then resist we must.

237 posted on 10/16/2013 11:03:13 PM PDT by kelly4c (
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To: All

Tax Revolt.
Starve the Serpent.

238 posted on 10/16/2013 11:14:16 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: lonestar67

It was either that or Obama minting a trillion dollar coin (or multiple trillion dollar coins)..

239 posted on 10/16/2013 11:45:02 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Delta 21
Gasoline will be $5.00/gal by Christmas.

You're probably right, but oddly, no one (but us) will complain about it. If the media doesn't tell the sheeple to be outraged.... the sheeple won't be outraged.

I don't recognize this place called "America" anymore...

240 posted on 10/16/2013 11:46:28 PM PDT by nutmeg (I don't always speak to Obama voters. But when I do, I order fries...)
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