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non-starter

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 31, 2012
How dysfunctional is the House of Representatives? This dysfunctional, and it's not even about the fiscal cliff curb. For months and months, House Speaker John Boehner has refused to bring the farm bill to the floor for a vote, held hostage by his caucus that has been locked in a battle over how much food stamp recipients should be punished. For the first time in modern history, the House is poised to fail on a farm bill.

It's so bad that House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas (R-OK) has negotiated his own agreement, apart from leadership, with Senate Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to try to stave off the worst impact of a failed farm bill by extending the current bill and replace dairy programs that expire with the end of 2012. Without some replacement for those dairy programs, the law reverts to a decades-old formula that could result in milk prices tripling within weeks. And yet:


[T]he House GOP has yet to endorse the committees' extension agreement, and leaders are also considering two narrower extension bills: a one-month extension and an even smaller bill that would merely extend dairy policy. As of Sunday night, Republican leaders had not scheduled a vote on any of them.[...]

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that Republican leaders had not decided how they would proceed on the farm extension, though a vote could come as soon as Monday.

The fight over the farm bill, and specifically milk price supports, reflects larger problems Boehner is having with his caucus. Boehner and Lucas are in all-out public war over the program Lucas has come up with for fixing the dairy issue.

The sparring between the two men continued in a meeting of the full GOP conference Sunday night, where Boehner again laced into the dairy program. But Lucas — the traditional “good soldier” for his party—held his ground. And the back-and-forth illustrates the problems facing the GOP as it tries to untangle itself from the milk crisis brought on in large part because of Boehner’s refusal to allow floor debate in this Congress on a full-scale, five-year farm bill.

“We need to take positive action to put this issue to rest,” Lucas told reporters.“And make sure that it is clear to everybody in this country that the farm bill policy has certainty and we will not have eight- or nine-dollar milk.”

If we have $8 or $9/gallon milk, that's John Boehner's fault, just to be clear. It'll be a great thing to wash austerity down with.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 1, 2013
non-starter wrote:
How dysfunctional is the House of Representatives? This dysfunctional, and it's not even about the fiscal cliff curb. For months and months, House Speaker John Boehner has refused to bring the farm bill to the floor for a vote, held hostage by his caucus that has been locked in a battle over how much food stamp recipients should be punished. For the first time in modern history, the House is poised to fail on a farm bill.
It's so bad that House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas (R-OK) has negotiated his own agreement, apart from leadership, with Senate Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to try to stave off the worst impact of a failed farm bill by extending the current bill and replace dairy programs that expire with the end of 2012. Without some replacement for those dairy programs, the law reverts to a decades-old formula that could result in milk prices tripling within weeks. And yet:
[T]he House GOP has yet to endorse the committees' extension agreement, and leaders are also considering two narrower extension bills: a one-month extension and an even smaller bill that would merely extend dairy policy. As of Sunday night, Republican leaders had not scheduled a vote on any of them.[...]
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that Republican leaders had not decided how they would proceed on the farm extension, though a vote could come as soon as Monday.
The fight over the farm bill, and specifically milk price supports, reflects larger problems Boehner is having with his caucus. Boehner and Lucas are in all-out public war over the program Lucas has come up with for fixing the dairy issue.
The sparring between the two men continued in a meeting of the full GOP conference Sunday night, where Boehner again laced into the dairy program. But Lucas — the traditional “good soldier” for his party—held his ground. And the back-and-forth illustrates the problems facing the GOP as it tries to untangle itself from the milk crisis brought on in large part because of Boehner’s refusal to allow floor debate in this Congress on a full-scale, five-year farm bill.
“We need to take positive action to put this issue to rest,” Lucas told reporters.“And make sure that it is clear to everybody in this country that the farm bill policy has certainty and we will not have eight- or nine-dollar milk.”
If we have $8 or $9/gallon milk, that's John Boehner's fault, just to be clear. It'll be a great thing to wash austerity down with.
There is plenty of blame to go around. I don't think Harry Reid in the Senate brought the House's budget bills to the floor for a vote either. How many budgets have been passed these past 4 years? If you said zero, you would be right.

And post under your own moniker mr low integrity poster.
goose

Tempe, AZ

#3 Jan 1, 2013
Obama has a mandate to lead. The Republicans are on their way out. They will lose the House in 2014.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 1, 2013
Wea re having a serious slobber fest between my Shadow and the Seattle Sociopath.

Lemme repeat what I have tried to tell you defectives for 6 months.

President Romney 54%

Barry Soereto 46%

But, please feel free to keep posting your ignorant recitations. Nobody realizes that the only poll that matters is the one I keep citing for 11/6/2012..

President Romney 54%

Barry Soereto 46%

No go away and let me enjoy my genuine Phillips vodka in peace, Demokrat!
nuff said

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 1, 2013
goose wrote:
Obama has a mandate to lead. The Republicans are on their way out. They will lose the House in 2014.
51% is NOT a mandate!

Much will happen between now and 2014. I think the dupe Obama has done on America will come to light by then!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 1, 2013
It was 52%, DUMMY.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 1, 2013
Consistent wrote:
It was 52%, DUMMY.
51%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_pr...
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 2, 2013
52% with final results all tabulated.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 2, 2013
Consistent wrote:
52% with final results all tabulated.
I await the link to your data set.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#10 Jan 2, 2013
Consistent wrote:
52% with final results all tabulated.
Defective,

4/5 ths of Americans DID NOT VOTE for your Messiah.

Of those Ignorant Sheeple that are not 100% Dependent on their Neighbors wealth/labor to sustain them (The Demokrat's who vote Demokrat because Mommy voted Demokrat), about 1/2 woke up this morning and are heading to their jobs at the Landfill/Sewage Treatment Plants knowing that THEIR Messiah just raised THEIR "Middle Class"(gag) Taxes!

77% of Americans are paying higher taxes this morning.......Gosh Stealing from the EVIL Rich by the force of law means that the Plantation Masters can steal from the "Middle Class" (gag) too?

I am shocked, shocked I tell you!

Whood'a Thunk It!

(By the Way)

I am not the big kid on that playground where you were beaten because you had it coming.

YOU do not need to expose your Small Dyck issues here now that you have left the Playground.

There are "Places" for you in the World, and if you would wait until Medication Time before post, you would be much more comfortable in that "Place" that Society put you to protect Society from you.

YOU will always be wrong. YOU have no Hope except a Merciful God.

Start working on the Redemption YOU need before you face the Wrath you deserve.
CPA

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 2, 2013
There are some bad numbers being thrown around this morning.

Someone has repeatedly stated that 4/5's of Americans did not vote for Obama. Like any good lie it has a grain of truth.

65,455,010 - Votes cast for Obama

311,591,917 - Total population of the USA

Apparently this poster believes every person counted in a census (children, felons, etc) is an eligible voter.

If you feel the need to blur truth in this way there is probably something wrong with your position. i.e.-Irish
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#12 Jan 2, 2013
CPA wrote:
There are some bad numbers being thrown around this morning.
Someone has repeatedly stated that 4/5's of Americans did not vote for Obama. Like any good lie it has a grain of truth.
65,455,010 - Votes cast for Obama
311,591,917 - Total population of the USA
Apparently this poster believes every person counted in a census (children, felons, etc) is an eligible voter.
If you feel the need to blur truth in this way there is probably something wrong with your position. i.e.-Irish
Defective,

Those darn "Facts" just seem to keep getting in the way of what you NEED to feel

4/5 ths of Americans did not vote for your Messiah.
This HUGE Majority of Americans did NOT give the Son of Communists hired by the Chicago Mob a Mandate.

This HUGE Majority of Americans, regardless of their age, or rights to vote, live in America and their lives are just as degraded by the scumbags you Sheeple elected as any other American. Every child born in America now shares a larger burden of Debt that has criminally increased under the Dictatorship of your Messiah.

The Problem is not the Chicago Mob, the Son of Communists they hired to Occupy the White House, or even Ignorant Dependents like you that are to selfish and stupid to care that your desires of today are fauching over the future of the Republic and its children.

The problem is that "We the People" allowed you defectives to "feel" that YOU have rights to a life at the expense of your neighbors and thier children, and then WE allow you to vote.

You Sheeple on the Plantation should be offered a choice;
Be Responsible and Free and enjoy the Rights this bestows, or be Dependent and accept the slop we put in your Trough. Since it is clear that you Sheeple will greedily sacrifice the future of yours and our children to fill your belly today, you need to be minimized. T this starts with "We the People" restricting the Right to Vote that we gave you.
CPA

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 2, 2013
So what are your parameters for people that should be allowed to vote?
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#14 Jan 2, 2013
CPA wrote:
So what are your parameters for people that should be allowed to vote?
Real Simple,

No need for voter ID....EXCEPT a Paycheck Stub, or SSI Check Stub, or any other Legitimate document that shows the Citizen is or has been Paying Taxes on income/wealth.

The easiest way is to have the Gestapo at the IRS provide the information to the Polling Places. If a citizen comes to vote, and their name is not on the IRS Rolls as a Taxpayer.....No Vote!

(Oh, and no more ACORN Bsses allowed....this will assure no Collectivist Redistributing Wealth to buy votes will EVER again ascend to the Ruling Elite)
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Jan 2, 2013
CPA wrote:
So what are your parameters for people that should be allowed to vote?
My Bad......The single most important Rule Change;

If you are a Dependent with a Government Job (Teacher, School Administrator, ALL Bureaucrats, Cop, Fireman, Lawyer Judge, Prosecutor, Jailer, Victim Advocate, Social Services Leech, EPA Nazi, the list is endless) you have "Chosen".

If you chose a Life of Dependency to be sustained by the capture of your Neighbors Wealth by the Power of the State, NO VOTE!
CPA

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 2, 2013
I fear (and hope) your dream of a fascist America will never be realized.
Demokrat Rules

Grantsburg, WI

#17 Jan 2, 2013
CPA wrote:
I fear (and hope) your dream of a fascist America will never be realized.
Comrade,
Amazing, The most Totalitarian and Fascist Rulers to ever rise up from the American Gutter currently Occupy positions of Authority in America.

Why are you referred to as Sheeple? It is not just the despicable level of your ignorance. It is not just you inability to develop Morals and standards as an adult.

It is your willingness to defend your position at the Government Trough regardless of the destruction you Feral Hogs cause to your fellow man.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 2, 2013
Have another, worthless con...
Demokrat Rules

Grantsburg, WI

#19 Jan 2, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Have another, worthless con...
Dangerous Sociopath,

As a poster that is either intoxicated or under medicated, why does it not bother you to come on here and post nothing but your "Projections" to other posters?

Everybody here knows how fauched up you are as a Defective Human Being. How come you and your Multiple Personalities are the only ones that consistently avoid ANY conversation that Threads are based on, and simply "work out your Mommy and Daddy issues" with strangers by "Projecting" yourself onto them with the variety of abuses you employ like a child on the Playground?

Do you "Feel" that nobody really knows what you are?

Your dangerous nature as a Psychopath needs to be addressed by Law Enforcement Professionals before you hurt others that may have the displeasure of contact with you outside your Fantasy World on Topix!

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