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U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal

There are 44 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 11, 2013, titled U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal. In it, Reuters reports that:

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors, indicating that this normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.

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Cat74

Oswego, IL

#1 Dec 11, 2013
Merry Christmas, the Republicans screwed the American people again. Vote these people out of office next November. I know, the Democrats are worse, but Republicans will never get the message until we kick them out, and start all over. We pay taxes. We pay their salaries. We pay for their plantation people, we pay for their medical, and give them huge retirements, and they repay us by selling out to the Liberals every chance they get. Enough already. We have 11 months to replace them in primaries, or give the liberals another chance.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Dec 11, 2013
If the Republicans had any principles they would shut down the Government to drive their point.

Who cares what you will do, impress America and do now something constructive.
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lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Dec 12, 2013
Budget ? What budget ?
Well on our way to top 20 trillion in debt does NOT indicate these spend spend politicians of any party have the slightest idea what a budget is.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#5 Dec 12, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
If the Republicans had any principles they would shut down the Government to drive their point.
Who cares what you will do, impress America and do now something constructive.
"If the Republicans had any principles....."
spud

Blakeslee, PA

#6 Dec 12, 2013
This is what happens when you send a trickle down boy, Paul Ryan, to do a mans job. This is just a cowardly stunt to postpone having to deal with our out of control debt.
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dem ding dong

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Dec 12, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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"If the Republicans had any prinNiples....."
hop U lik dat!!;-00

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#9 Dec 12, 2013
" two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors"

Everything everyone needs to know is within that one part of a sentence.

And what the media fails to tell you is how much of this $3T budget will be borrowed at interest.

The 2009 Budget was nearly $4T. Over $2T of that budget was borrowed at interest.

Where the people must pay the principle and interest. And the best part about it? The people did not even get the common courtesy of a reach around.
dont ask N dont tell

Hanoi, Vietnam

#10 Dec 12, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
" two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors"
Everything everyone needs to know is within that one part of a sentence.
And what the media fails to tell you is how much of this $3T budget will be borrowed at interest.
The 2009 Budget was nearly $4T. Over $2T of that budget was borrowed at interest.
Where the people must pay the principle and interest. And the best part about it? The people did not even get the common courtesy of a reach around.
Kahoki;) do U sign up for Dr. Obamacare yet? or watching party in South Africa with sign language signal????;-00

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#11 Dec 12, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
" two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors"
Everything everyone needs to know is within that one part of a sentence.
And what the media fails to tell you is how much of this $3T budget will be borrowed at interest.
The 2009 Budget was nearly $4T. Over $2T of that budget was borrowed at interest.
Where the people must pay the principle and interest. And the best part about it? The people did not even get the common courtesy of a reach around.
Question... in the current state of congressional politics would it even possible to assemble any deal in the open...The outsized influence of outside groups , particularly within the GOP would mean that every line of the deal would be subjected to an endless debate effectively assuring that no deal could be reached.
I would seem that a deal that is worked behind closed doors and then fully debated and voted on in the open may be the only way to get anything done...It still would allow the far right its chance to vote down the deal with out giving the ability for them to prevent any deal from reaching a vote....as seems to be the preferred tactic.
Scotty Searan

Albany, GA

#12 Dec 12, 2013
Putting the blame only on the Republicans is not the answer. The answer is to cut spending for all three parties, the Democrats, the Republicans and the President.

We Americans didn't back the Republicans when they shut the government down. We tell them one thing, but do another.

I have become disabled and I have to cut my spending.
I did away with satellite TV. Cut cost on cellphones getting rid of one. Cutting land line service. Staying at home. Used one tank of gas in a month.

So you tell me the government can't find places to cut. They need to quit thinking like they think about cutting the rate of increase instead CUT SPENDING.

If they have to make cuts in entitlements and military so be it.

But I think the Congressmen, Senators and the Presidents ought to be in the entitlement cuts.

They can cut some departments completely out, such as the EPA, DOE and DOA. Cut out the IRS and revamp the tax system. You need a national sales tax that if you spend you pay a tax.

People are having to pay taxes on unemployment benefits, if you are going to tax that you ought to tax other entitlements such as welfare and food stamps.

Quit pointing fingers, put out a plan and show it to America. Get out from behind close doors.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#13 Dec 12, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Question... in the current state of congressional politics would it even possible to assemble any deal in the open...The outsized influence of outside groups , particularly within the GOP would mean that every line of the deal would be subjected to an endless debate effectively assuring that no deal could be reached.
I would seem that a deal that is worked behind closed doors and then fully debated and voted on in the open may be the only way to get anything done...It still would allow the far right its chance to vote down the deal with out giving the ability for them to prevent any deal from reaching a vote....as seems to be the preferred tactic.
In the open though, the people would be able to see who is pushing for what through lobbyists and bribes (campaign contributions).

Behind closed doors, the people know nothing. Who is the money influence pushing for specific budgetary items?

At least in an open and transparent forum, the people would know.

Now, the people will not know anything until the full information is released which will probably not happen until after it is approved and those that got it approved are bought off by the same interest.
Billy Ringo

United States

#14 Dec 12, 2013
The Rethutgs should shut down the government. Nobody will blame them.

Where's my boy Rafael? Why isn't he speaking up?

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#15 Dec 12, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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In the open though, the people would be able to see who is pushing for what through lobbyists and bribes (campaign contributions).
Behind closed doors, the people know nothing. Who is the money influence pushing for specific budgetary items?
At least in an open and transparent forum, the people would know.
Now, the people will not know anything until the full information is released which will probably not happen until after it is approved and those that got it approved are bought off by the same interest.
I disagree in this way. The deal may have been crafted by Murray and Ryan behind closed doors with unknown input from assumed sources. The various appropriation committees can alter the mix. Our Representatives in Congress have the ability to dis assemble that end product as it goes through an open debate and open, recorded vote. Even at this point the proposition is not final budget items can be modified after the fact has seemingly been settled.
Agreed is that that the entire political process from elections to lawmaking is to opaque and to much under the thumbs of various interest groups. The radical increase in unaccounted for money that has flowed into the system after Citizens united is not helpful
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 Dec 14, 2013
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax /&#712;fa&#618;k&# 601;/ is a United States Federal payroll (or employment) tax[1] imposed on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare[2]—federal programs that provide benefits for retirees, the disabled, and children of deceased workers. The tax also provides funds to the health care system for institutions that provide healthcare for workers that do not have health insurance and can not afford healthcare treatment

Unemployment is a tax in some states....... but all social spending is paid for by FICA or wage taxes, which are only taxes paid on wages not corporate profits.

Basically those individual in the American middle class take care of the disabled and old, and the displaced until they can get on their feet and do for themselves.

Why should FICA Taxes be siphoned off to take care of the irresponsible spending of the Republicans who tied outrageous financial obligations relating to the war and military spending around the throats of Americans?

The United States should get it's house in order first by bringing home our troops and next closing overseas military installations. Then having the top 1% contribute the same portion of their income in taxes that workers in the American middle class makes with FICA and Income Tax contributions.

Stop stealing from the disabled, retired citizens, children and military retirees.
Scotty Searan wrote:
Putting the blame only on the Republicans is not the answer. The answer is to cut spending for all three parties, the Democrats, the Republicans and the President.
We Americans didn't back the Republicans when they shut the government down. We tell them one thing, but do another.
I have become disabled and I have to cut my spending.
I did away with satellite TV. Cut cost on cellphones getting rid of one. Cutting land line service. Staying at home. Used one tank of gas in a month.
So you tell me the government can't find places to cut. They need to quit thinking like they think about cutting the rate of increase instead CUT SPENDING.
If they have to make cuts in entitlements and military so be it.
But I think the Congressmen, Senators and the Presidents ought to be in the entitlement cuts.
They can cut some departments completely out, such as the EPA, DOE and DOA. Cut out the IRS and revamp the tax system. You need a national sales tax that if you spend you pay a tax.
People are having to pay taxes on unemployment benefits, if you are going to tax that you ought to tax other entitlements such as welfare and food stamps.
Quit pointing fingers, put out a plan and show it to America. Get out from behind close doors.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#17 Dec 15, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
The Rethutgs should shut down the government. Nobody will blame them.
Where's my boy Rafael? Why isn't he speaking up?
He's waiting for Obama to receive his liar of the Year award.......that's the true boy.
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conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#20 Dec 15, 2013
okie teahadists, voting FOR the budget:

Tom Cole R OK-4
James Lankford R OK-5
Frank D. Lucas R OK-3

LMAO.
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conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#22 Dec 15, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Diversion from you being thrown under the bus by your okie representatives(cough) noted.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#23 Dec 15, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Diversion from you being thrown under the bus by your okie representatives(cough) noted.
Do you have a point here. I didn't say anything for or against the vote. I guess as usual with your limited brain bot babble is the best you can do.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#24 Dec 15, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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It means you're being taxed without representation, teahadist. Even the okie-dopies don't give a shit what you think.hahahahahahahahaha

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#25 Dec 15, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>He's waiting for Obama to receive his liar of the Year award.......that's the true boy.
and you still couldnt beat him in 2012-remember Priebus said it was about 'ACA 2009' and then he lost all but one swing state

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