Where are the votes? GOP struggles to pass debt-limit bill as leaders seek needed support
There are 6 comments on the Canadian Business Magazine story from Jul 28, 2011, titled Where are the votes? GOP struggles to pass debt-limit bill as leaders seek needed support. In it, Canadian Business Magazine reports that:
An intense endgame at hand, House Republicans waged an overtime struggle Thursday night to round up enough of their recalcitrant rank and file to pass emergency legislation to prevent a looming government default.
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#3 Jul 28, 2011
Can't find enough players of make believe to support your bill, Boner?
The Senate will have no problem dealing with it.
#5 Jul 28, 2011
They did pass a plan,two of them,...got shot down...now they may not want to dance to LOONS music no more....a lot of MR.SMITHS got elected to Washington,they came unpolluted with DC ways,Their people sent them to do as they said they would do,GUESS WHAT??? they will do It!....like Mr. Smith,the old Political whores are Chocking on them.....nice to see people believe in their convictions ....unlike The LOONS,The DICK on the side line,and the old guard? having CONNIPTIONS!.....LOOKATCHONOW! !...many may not like it,But many do.....meanwhile WHERE IS A PLAN FROM LOONS....Last time OBAMA submitted one..it got not one VOTE!!.."0".....NADA !!
The President is playing with POLITICAL FIRE!.....ITS HIS ELECTION STUPID!!
#6 Jul 29, 2011
Damn! America sure misses the previous U.S. House of Representatives leadership team! They were not only professional and disciplined, but also efficient. Approx. 350+ Bills passed in 2009 and nearly 300 Bills passed in 2010, including some really difficult ones requiring compromise and bi-partisanship to get the people's work done. Under Boehner and the GOP's leadership, they've barely got 12 bills through the House this year. And now Boehner cannot even scrounge up enough votes to pass a routine debt limit extension.
Stocks are down for a second day in a row, credit rating agencies are threatening to downgrade our country's credit rating, higher interest rates are looming on the horizon, the cost of interest payments on the debt our country soon will rise, 4000+ people with the Federal Aviation Administration (the folks who make sure our skies remain safe) are already furloughed due to lack of funds, and Boehnhead cannot lead the House of Representatives out of a paper bag! Cantor's childish temper tantrums and walking away from negotiations when things get tough show that the GOP #2 man is not really a viable alternative for getting things done either!
#7 Jul 29, 2011
Boehner: My plan will cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit!
Congressional Budget Office: YOU LIE!
Boehner: My revised plan will cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit!
Congressional Budget Office: YOU LIE!
Boehner:'Just another zipity-doo dah day!'
More like a zip-squat nothing accomplished kind of day!
Since: Jul 11
#8 Jul 29, 2011
#9 Jul 29, 2011
When did they have it? Perhaps when we went to war over those WMD's and al Qaeda in Iraq?
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