Senator Portman floats ideas to solve...

Senator Portman floats ideas to solve budget impasse

There are 26 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 7, 2013, titled Senator Portman floats ideas to solve budget impasse. In it, Reuters reports that:

Republican Senator Rob Portman on Monday was circulating a plan to cut federal spending and reform the U.S. tax code as part of a broader plan to reopen shuttered government agencies and provide the Treasury Department with more borrowing authority in order to avoid a default.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Oct 7, 2013
The governments closed? Who knew?
fingiswold

United States

#2 Oct 7, 2013
There won't be "negotiations" if they involve the ACA, period. This administration will NOT submit to extortion no matter the situation.

Deal with it, Rightie pigs...
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Oct 7, 2013
good luck senator portman. your boss harry reid has not called for a single floor vote on even one of the last 26 bills the house passed over to the senate. the senate is closed and little harry is napping. good try though for a senator probably tired of twiddling his thumbs as the senate leader locks out all legislation.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Oct 7, 2013
Or...the House could vote on a clean CR - which would pass - the Senate would pass it, the President would sign it and the Government would no longer be shut down.

Voila.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#5 Oct 7, 2013
Here's a solution. Tell em to just gather up your high ten bottles and get the f--- out, and give em a kick in the a-- for severance pay. Non of em got elected cuz they all bought their nazi ranks. Gravy train should be over for these freeloaders. The american sheeple ate the s--t dish from too many unqualified al quida helpers in '08 to keep gobbling. The people will take care of themselves without the roto rooter escapees sucking around and backing up for their paychecks. Time to start up real whorehouses in the hallowed chambers of gubbermint and throw crap out.
hmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Oct 7, 2013
Just Think wrote:
Or...the House could vote on a clean CR - which would pass - the Senate would pass it, the President would sign it and the Government would no longer be shut down.
Voila.
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legislation is not legislation when you're ordered what to write, it's law by edict
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#7 Oct 7, 2013
Just Think wrote:
Or...the House could vote on a clean CR - which would pass - the Senate would pass it, the President would sign it and the Government would no longer be shut down.
Voila.
Rand Paul - "we’re gonna win this I think.”

It has become a game of winning and losing for the republicants. And Paul rightly added "think" at the end!
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#8 Oct 7, 2013
How do we solve the budget impasse?

FIRE THE GOP!

GOP TEA RINOs - the party that doesn't know how to govern. Only to spend like drunken sailors. Then when their bill comes in...default on the debt and shut down government.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#9 Oct 7, 2013
A much easier way would be for Boehner to
allow his House Republicans to vote on the
Continuing Resolution.

But, he won't do it.

He won't allow a vote.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#10 Oct 7, 2013
hmmmmm wrote:
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legislation is not legislation when you're ordered what to write, it's law by edict
Right you are and the Republicans need to knock it off.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Oct 7, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
How do we solve the budget impasse?
FIRE THE GOP!
GOP TEA RINOs - the party that doesn't know how to govern. Only to spend like drunken sailors. Then when their bill comes in...default on the debt and shut down government.
Actually there are 3 factions, the House, the Senate and the White House. Democrats absolutely control 2/3rds. As far as who controls what happens, let's start with the majority and work our way down.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#14 Oct 7, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Actually there are 3 factions, the House, the Senate and the White House. Democrats absolutely control 2/3rds. As far as who controls what happens, let's start with the majority and work our way down.
Correct. The House needs to get in line.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#15 Oct 7, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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Correct. The House needs to get in line.
Good point, if you want to look at a $25 TRILLION debt.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#16 Oct 7, 2013
hmmmmm wrote:
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legislation is not legislation when you're ordered what to write, it's law by edict
How is it an edict if the majority of the members of Congress will vote to pass it?

This should be fascinating...
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#17 Oct 7, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Good point, if you want to look at a $25 TRILLION debt.
$25 Trillion of debt spent here at home on Americans by the Dems vs $25 Trillions of debt spent in Iraq on Iraqis by the GOP?

Mmm...yeah I'll be voting for the Dems.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#19 Oct 8, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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$25 Trillion of debt spent here at home on Americans by the Dems vs $25 Trillions of debt spent in Iraq on Iraqis by the GOP?
Mmm...yeah I'll be voting for the Dems.
It would be tempting, free housing, free food, free transportation, free health care, free communication and cable TV and a couple $K a month walking around money. Life would certainly be easier. Under Obama the Dems have already increased welfare roles by 35%. Before I change sides, tell me again who is paying for all this 'good debt'?

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#20 Oct 8, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Actually there are 3 factions, the House, the Senate and the White House. Democrats absolutely control 2/3rds. As far as who controls what happens, let's start with the majority and work our way down.
Actually both the House and the Senate are controlled by Repubs. If you don't have the 60 votes in the Senate then any Dem idea or plan cannot move on. Here's what Repubs in the Senate did to Obama's plans.
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Oct 8, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
There won't be "negotiations" if they involve the ACA, period. This administration will NOT submit to extortion no matter the situation.
Deal with it, Rightie pigs...
Even Democrats, by a 48-42 percent margin, are more likely to say spending cuts must accompany an increase in the debt limit.

By wide margins Republicans (77-11 percent) and independents (65-26 percent) would require cuts in government spending before agreeing to raise the debt ceiling.

Meanwhile, by a nine percentage-point margin, voters are more likely to think the automatic government spending cuts that went into effect March 1 are a good thing than a bad thing (48-39 percent). That’s mostly unchanged from how voters felt about the sequester cuts earlier this year.

Republicans (63 percent) are nearly twice as likely as Democrats (32 percent) to say the cuts are a good thing. Over half of independents (53 percent) agree, as do three-quarters of Tea Partiers (76 percent).

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 952 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from October 1-2, 2013. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Oct 8, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Rand Paul - "we’re gonna win this I think.”
It has become a game of winning and losing for the republicants. And Paul rightly added "think" at the end!
'Shutdown' Day 8: Gov't Buys $47,000 Mechanical Bull...

Police Arrest Veterans at NYC Memorial.....Obama penalizing veterans in America 2, Benghazi rebels O. Funny how Obama's mind works. Punish the Old and infirmed.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#23 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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