Reid blocks Senate vote on Obama's de...

Reid blocks Senate vote on Obama's deficit-reduction plan

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#1 Dec 6, 2012
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.
“Last week [Treasury] Secretary [Timothy] Geithner brought up a proposal that was so unserious,” McConnell said on the floor,“I would like to see if my Democratic friends would like to support it.”
McConnell suggested that the Senate vote on what he called the president’s “ridiculous” plan as an amendment to the Russian trade bill that is being considered.
Reid, however, objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill, H.R. 6156, is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.
“The purpose of this bill is to protect American jobs,” Reid said.“Are we going to get serious here and legislate or is this more of the political stunts that the Republican leader is going to pull today?”
The majority leader's objection removes the amendment from consideration.
McConnell said he wasn’t surprised Democrats didn’t want to vote on Obama’s plan, which he said raises taxes on small businesses.
“Not a single Senate Democrat has stepped forward to support it, and if you look at it you can see why,” McConnell said.“It increases taxes.”
Obama’s plan, released last week, calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, plus a new $50 billion stimulus plan. Democrats want to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. The plan would also allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without action from Congress, something lawmakers heavily oppose.
McConnell added that he'd be happy to have a stand-alone vote on the president's plan rather than attaching it to legislation as an amendment.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.
“Last week [Treasury] Secretary [Timothy] Geithner brought up a proposal that was so unserious,” McConnell said on the floor,“I would like to see if my Democratic friends would like to support it.”
McConnell suggested that the Senate vote on what he called the president’s “ridiculous” plan as an amendment to the Russian trade bill that is being considered.
Reid, however, objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill, H.R. 6156, is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.
“The purpose of this bill is to protect American jobs,” Reid said.“Are we going to get serious here and legislate or is this more of the political stunts that the Republican leader is going to pull today?”
The majority leader's objection removes the amendment from consideration.
McConnell said he wasn’t surprised Democrats didn’t want to vote on Obama’s plan, which he said raises taxes on small businesses.
“Not a single Senate Democrat has stepped forward to support it, and if you look at it you can see why,” McConnell said.“It increases taxes.”
Obama’s plan, released last week, calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, plus a new $50 billion stimulus plan. Democrats want to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. The plan would also allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without action from Congress, something lawmakers heavily oppose.
McConnell added that he'd be happy to have a stand-alone vote on the president's plan rather than attaching it to legislation as an amendment.
Reminds me of last year when Obama's plan was voted down 0-97, yet the left still blamed the right for impeding Obama.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Dec 6, 2012
How did the Republican plan do at the polls last month?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#4 Dec 6, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.
“Last week [Treasury] Secretary [Timothy] Geithner brought up a proposal that was so unserious,” McConnell said on the floor,“I would like to see if my Democratic friends would like to support it.”
McConnell suggested that the Senate vote on what he called the president’s “ridiculous” plan as an amendment to the Russian trade bill that is being considered.
Reid, however, objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill, H.R. 6156, is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.
“The purpose of this bill is to protect American jobs,” Reid said.“Are we going to get serious here and legislate or is this more of the political stunts that the Republican leader is going to pull today?”
The majority leader's objection removes the amendment from consideration.
McConnell said he wasn’t surprised Democrats didn’t want to vote on Obama’s plan, which he said raises taxes on small businesses.
“Not a single Senate Democrat has stepped forward to support it, and if you look at it you can see why,” McConnell said.“It increases taxes.”
Obama’s plan, released last week, calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, plus a new $50 billion stimulus plan. Democrats want to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. The plan would also allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without action from Congress, something lawmakers heavily oppose.
McConnell added that he'd be happy to have a stand-alone vote on the president's plan rather than attaching it to legislation as an amendment.
Absolutely amazing. The games they play in Congress. I do wish the voters would simply vote out every Senator and Congressman just once.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Dec 6, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely amazing. The games they play in Congress. I do wish the voters would simply vote out every Senator and Congressman just once.
i would like to see that.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#6 Dec 7, 2012
Seems like throwing out the good ones and getting inexperience is typical wing nut nonsense, wonder how you lost the last election, piff puff...? LMAOROTFU~!
Dr Happy

Grantsburg, WI

#7 Dec 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Seems like throwing out the good ones and getting inexperience is typical wing nut nonsense, wonder how you lost the last election, piff puff...? LMAOROTFU~!
Little Slewsie,

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Dr Happy
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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#9 Dec 10, 2012
I posted this because it reinforces the fact Mr. Obama is not leader! A true leader is able to influence and lead his own party and then find compromise with the other, Reid and Pelosi don't give a damn about Obama and his agenda, they merely pay it lip service and go about their business of taking care of their people!!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#10 Dec 10, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely amazing. The games they play in Congress. I do wish the voters would simply vote out every Senator and Congressman just once.
Maybe if we all beg Santa it will happen. I swear none of them cares a bit about the state of the nation. Only about protecting their phoney baloney jobs.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#11 Dec 10, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe if we all beg Santa it will happen. I swear none of them cares a bit about the state of the nation. Only about protecting their phoney baloney jobs.
"Legislature", "Unicameral"

"Executive", "Weak"

"Judiciary", "Constitutionally Narrow"

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Dec 10, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe if we all beg Santa it will happen. I swear none of them cares a bit about the state of the nation. Only about protecting their phoney baloney jobs.
Absolutely on taget with that one cant.

What a shame we did not vote them all out in the last election.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#13 Dec 10, 2012
We should ALWAYS listen to folks, who post imaginary locations afters a 2 hour 15 minute "day" of hard work ??? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, Rasmussen ALL THE WAY TO THE "bank" BABY ~! LMAOROTFU~!
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Dec 10, 2012
Yes, you are on taget.

The Republicans lost in a landslide a month ago, in spite of your daily lies.

The Republicans will lose still more in 2014.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#15 Dec 10, 2012
Every time I try to tell people to vote out incumbents they often agree with me but when they get to the booth they get all "my side/their side" and end up "not wasting their vote" on a D or an R.

Then they go home and take their Soma and eat their Soylent Green.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 10, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
I posted this because it reinforces the fact Mr. Obama is not leader! A true leader is able to influence and lead his own party and then find compromise with the other, Reid and Pelosi don't give a damn about Obama and his agenda, they merely pay it lip service and go about their business of taking care of their people!!
A true leader would have protected the Benghazi staff and not converted it to a bump in the road.

Obama is a slow decision maker, if a quick decision is needed the USA will not win.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#17 Dec 10, 2012
Maybe, it's because you're a moron and it's their vote ??? I like the all or none "mentality" is soup "difficult" for you ??? LMAOROTFU~! Drink more, PhillipKs that's pure...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#18 Dec 10, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
Every time I try to tell people to vote out incumbents they often agree with me but when they get to the booth they get all "my side/their side" and end up "not wasting their vote" on a D or an R.
Then they go home and take their Soma and eat their Soylent Green.
Those who continue to suck at the Government teat will never vote out those who provide medical care, housing, food stamps. This is why the Dems need to keep everyone poor. They create a class warfare, knowing full well, they can't win that war, but it will help them win more elections, which is all the greedy jerks want to begin with. They get great health care, a salary for life, priority service where ever they go, you think they really care about the little guys? hell no. But 50 plus million voted to keep them in power! Amazing!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#19 Dec 10, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
Yes, you are on taget.
The Republicans lost in a landslide a month ago, in spite of your daily lies.
The Republicans will lose still more in 2014.
Define landslide dumb ass.

3% separated the BHO and Romney in the popular vote.
The electoral college has not yet voted.

So, you are either an ignorant fool or a liar. Your choice.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#20 Dec 10, 2012
We should ALWAYS listen to folks, who post imaginary locations afters a 2 hour 15 minute "day" of hard work ??? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, Rasmussen ALL THE WAY TO THE "bank" BABY ~! LMAOROTFU~!

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