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BOEHNER BAILS OUT GOP Postpones Debt Bill Vote, Party In Disarray

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BOEHNER BAILS OUT GOP Postpones Debt Bill Vote, Party In Disarray

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:28 am

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had initially scheduled a 6 p.m. vote on his measure which, in addition to raising the debt ceiling, would have cut $915 billion in spending and set up a 12-legislator commission to compel another $1.8 trillion in reductions over 10 years. The vote was then postponed to later Thursday night, but House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced just before 10:30 p.m. that a vote would not occur until the following morning at least.

Boehner had already gone back and restructured his plan, after the Congressional Budget Office revealed Tuesday that it contained only $850 billion in cuts -- less than the plan put forth by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

But even after his plan was re-scored -- and he spent more than a day leaning on reluctant members -- Boehner was short at least three votes, sources said.

The Hill reported that the $17 billion in funding for Pell grants contained in the bill, added in part to lure some Democrats, was a major stumbling block for some members. And many Tea Party-backed Republican freshmen oppose any increase in the debt ceiling whatsoever.

Boehner and his leadership team worked for hours, but they were unable to salvage the bill and secure the votes, marking a stunning failure for a party leader on a crucial piece of legislation.


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Re: BOEHNER BAILS OUT GOP Postpones Debt Bill Vote, Party In Disarray

Post by exhaustedandtired/1208 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:15 am

America should be pss*d... Boehner and his pee party are in a trap. They are divided with the consequences of hanging with the pee party and afraid of their voice and some are trying to be rational and compromise and their party is broken. I am a conservative to some extent, but in this case somebody better get a message to the pee party, they don't run America! This country is bigger than them! I know that have SOME legitimate issues and concerns but hello! You don't run this country! At election time they'll see America is bigger than they are. The dems. do have liberal extremes also, but right now they are in a standoff and the stand off is not legit! McConnell should not have been stupid enough to say their main goal is to get Obama out of office! Morons. I always say the repubs. arrogance and narrow mindedness and cockyness always brings them down! They may want to be more middle of road if they want to survive in elections!


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Re: BOEHNER BAILS OUT GOP Postpones Debt Bill Vote, Party In Disarray

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:33 am

America is waking up. Congress was flooded with calls after the president asked folks to voice their opinions. So many calls the system was overloaded!
Those in office should be afraid, VERY AFRAID! To think the financial fate of the world is in the hands of these Asshats right now is affraid !

Thanks to all members for participating in the discussions.


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