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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

    Final passage, 228-199, came shortly after Republicans bumped up recommended defense spending to levels proposed by President Barack Obama.

    Much of the budget's savings would come from Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, programs that aid the low-income, although details were sketchy.

    Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee, called the plan a "balanced budget for a stronger America" — and one that would "get this economy rolling again."
    AP - Full Article

  • #2
    You can bet Obama the Ignorant will veto that puppy in a nanosecond if it reaches his desk.

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    • #3
      This bill is DOA unless enough DemocRATS join in to over ride the veto.
      “Breaking News,”

      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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      • #4
        Technically it's not a bill. If the Senate concurs, this will be the controlling document for the appropriations process. Any nonconforming appropriations can be struck down on a simple point of order.

        Maobama will have to sign or veto the subsequent appropriations bill(s).
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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
          Technically it's not a bill. If the Senate concurs, this will be the controlling document for the appropriations process. Any nonconforming appropriations can be struck down on a simple point of order.

          Maobama will have to sign or veto the subsequent appropriations bill(s).
          Obama the Ignorant will veto the appropriations bills wholesale. He's not about to let the growing welfare state he's re-created die again.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
            Obama the Ignorant will veto the appropriations bills wholesale. He's not about to let the growing welfare state he's re-created die again.
            Then he'll blame the GOP for shutting down the government and Boehner and McConnell will fold like cheap lawn furniture...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
              Then he'll blame the GOP for shutting down the government and Boehner and McConnell will fold like cheap lawn furniture...
              ^^^^^^^^^
              This!!!
              Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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              • #8
                Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

                WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

                Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday. Both budgets embody a conservative vision of shrinking projected federal deficits by more than $5 trillion over the coming decade, mostly by cutting health care and other benefit programs and without raising taxes.

                The Senate was beginning a spring recess after approving the measure, leaving Congress' two GOP-run chambers to negotiate a compromise budget in mid-April. The legislation is a non-binding blueprint that does not require Obama's signature but lays the groundwork for future bills that seem destined for veto fights with the president.

                "Republicans have shown that the Senate is under new management and delivering on the change and responsible government the American people expect," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

                Democrats viewed the document differently, saying it relied on gimmickry and touted the wrong priorities.

                "The budget we passed today is irresponsible and fails to effectively invest in our future," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.
                BBC - Full Article

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                • #9
                  I fail to understand how a budget that works toward decreasing the deficit is irresponsible.
                  Last edited by jonny87kz; 27 Mar 15, 13:51.
                  "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jonny87kz View Post
                    I fail to understand how a budget the works toward decreasing the deficit is irresponsible.
                    Obviously because it's not spending enough. Saving money is for irresponsible and uncaring conservatives.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jonny87kz View Post
                      I fail to understand how a budget the works toward decreasing the deficit is irresponsible.
                      It's irresponsible in exactly the same way that:
                      • Tax cuts are spending.
                      • Tax cuts redistribute income from freeloaders to those who earned it.
                      • Welfare and unemployment benefits create jobs and grow the economy.
                      • The US Department of Energy produces energy.
                      • The US Department of Education educates.
                      • Government is a better venture capitalist that venture capitalists.
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                      • #12
                        Be interesting to see if the Republicans in the Senate have the cajones to pass a similar budget.
                        "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Trailboss49 View Post
                          Be interesting to see if the Republicans in the Senate have the cajones to pass a similar budget.
                          They passed it yesterday.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
                            They passed it yesterday.
                            The passed a 'similar' budget. Now it has to go to conference to see if they can agree on one single budget and then vote on that one in each house.
                            “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                            “To talk of many things:
                            Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                            Of cabbages—and kings—
                            And why the sea is boiling hot—
                            And whether pigs have wings.”
                            ― Lewis Carroll

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                            • #15
                              Democrats will have to come up with their Budget Plan now they wont be able to get away with just criticizing the other side as they did when they controlled the Senate. Hopefully they will start to come to their senses and balance the budget but I wont hold my breath!

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