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10-08-2013 07:21 PM  4 years agoPost 1
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-...-212553584.html

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
Our government is a disaster because of a small group of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
I'm not talking about the group of Republicans you might think.
Yes, there are 30 to 50 arch conservatives in the House who have been insistent they won't reopen the government without putting a major dent in Obamacare. These people are not the key problem. They are only relevant because so-called "reasonable" or "realistic" Republicans allow them to be.
The most dangerous group in Congress is moderate Republicans, many from the northeast, who could reopen the government and break extremists' grip on their caucus' agenda, but choose not to.
According to the Washington Post, 21 House Republicans say they are prepared to vote for a "clean" continuing resolution to reopen the government. Together with Democrats, this is enough votes to pass the bill that has already passed the Senate, reopen the government, and stop the madness.
Yet these Republicans who publicly say they favor a clean CR have repeatedly voted with their extremist colleagues to prevent it from coming to a vote.
If moderate House Republicans don't want a government shutdown and favor a clean CR, why have they passed up on ways to end the shutdown?
Here are the three things they could do if they wanted to:
1. Defeating the rule. On Sept. 30, Republicans voted on two plans that would only keep the government open with major changes to Obamacare. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) opposed this approach, saying the House should instead vote on a clean continuing resolution like the Senate's.
King declared his intention to vote against a rule bringing the last Republican plan to the floor; a defeat would have left Republicans with no bill to reopen the government and likely led to a vote on a clean CR. And King claimed that 20 to 25 moderate Republicans were prepared to vote with him.
But when the rule came up for a vote, only one other moderate joined King in voting no: Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). All the other "moderates" lined up the likes of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), and the government shut down.
2. Recommitting with instructions. Since the government shut down, House Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly brought up bills to reopen only parts of the government. And five times, Democrats have made motions to recommit these bills with instructions. What those motions would do is amend the bills to be identical to the "clean" continuing resolution that already passed the Senate.
Each time, the Republican presiding officer has ruled the motions out of order, and Democrats have appealed the ruling. If you favor a clean CR and want one brought to the floor, you should vote in favor of the appeal. But each time Democrats have made this move, not a single Republican has voted with them — not even Peter King.
3. Discharging the bill. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) filed a bill earlier this year that would cause the government to stay open at current funding levels even if Congress fails to pass a continuing resolution. Democrats have proposed a discharge petition for this bill. If 218 members signed that petition, the bill would come to the floor, and if it passed the House and Senate, the government would reopen.
But no Republican has backed this approach, either. Peter King told National Review he wouldn't sign the petition because Democrats " are not bargaining in good faith."
If you look at members' actions and votes instead of their statements, the number of Republicans in the House who favor a clean CR and oppose the Cruz-driven strategy of shutdown and hostage-taking is not 21. It's 0.
The entire House Republican caucus is responsible for its shutdown-based legislative strategy. The only difference among the members is that Tea Party conservatives have the decency to admit what they're up to.

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Written by a republican, about the republicans.

We could have a budget right now, but Boehner is afraid to lose his job.

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10-08-2013 07:50 PM  4 years agoPost 2
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We could have a budget right now, but Boehner is afraid to lose his job.
We could have a running government now,but Obozo is afraid to lose his crowning piece of crap achievement.
written by a Republican about a Communist.

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10-08-2013 07:53 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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We could have a budget right now, but Boehner is afraid to lose his job.
The Senate under the Dems have not pasted a budget in 5 years.

But, Congress is still blamed.

Go figure.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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10-08-2013 08:24 PM  4 years agoPost 4
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We could have a budget right now, but Boehner is afraid to lose his job.
Havent had a budget for 5 years. Why so important now? Oh I know, Democrats have run out of money and this is now a reason to blame the other Party?

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10-08-2013 08:27 PM  4 years agoPost 5
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When They DOn't Know What to Say : ???? Just SAy --------------------

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10-08-2013 08:31 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
Is a RINO and a Bleeding Liberal. Frankly, anyone from New York has no creditability.

New York is as BLUE can get, just as bad as California.

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10-08-2013 08:58 PM  4 years agoPost 7
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From the above article:
King claimed that 20 to 25 moderate Republicans were prepared to vote with him.
But when the rule came up for a vote, only one other moderate joined King in voting no: Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.).
I guess King lied, was wrong, is an idiot, or all three.

Looks like the American people are telling their representatives to hang tough and dump Obamacare.

Being Obama and the MSM have convicted the GOP of being obstructors, I guess they feel they might as well do the crime.

Ah yes, Obama, the man who couldn't work with people...only can divide.

The world is starting to feel the heat...maybe it's global warming.

90% of life is "showing up"

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10-08-2013 09:53 PM  4 years agoPost 8
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But, Congress is still blamed.
Go figure.
It has been stated by republicans in office that there are enough votes to pass a budget but Boehner refuses to allow the vote to happen.

Therefore it is Boehners fault and the republicans fault for not allowing a vote.

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10-08-2013 10:00 PM  4 years agoPost 9
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PsychoZ
As usual, Obama mouth piece!

BUZZZZZZ WRONG AGAIN!
It has been stated by republicans in office that there are enough votes to pass a budget but Boehner refuses to allow the vote to happen.

Therefore it is Boehners fault and the republicans fault for not allowing a vote.
Everything has been voted and passed in the House except for Obamacare. There are even several provisions to allow Obamacare to be funded if Americans be excused of mandate for 1 year.

When I say this:

As usual, Obama mouth piece!

That is exactly what you are! So, go buy some flowers and chocolates for your dear leader!

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10-08-2013 10:11 PM  4 years agoPost 10
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I lost count of the amount of times the Obummer said, "I will Not Negotiate" in that news conference today.

That tells me all I need to know about the single worst presidential community organizer in US history.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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10-08-2013 11:26 PM  4 years agoPost 11
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I lost count of the amount of times the Obummer said, "I will Not Negotiate" in that news conference today.
Why should he have to negotiate on an item that is law and was approved by the SCOTUS.

Obama and the democrats have placed a budget to be voted on, they have enough votes from both parties to pass it, but Boehner is refusing to allow it to be voted on.

Imagine if the democrats refused a vote on a budget unless it included the banning of firearms. This is the same thing.

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10-09-2013 12:15 AM  4 years agoPost 12
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Why should he have to negotiate on an item that is law and was approved by the SCOTUS.
So was slavery.

Idiot.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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10-09-2013 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 13
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Why should he have to negotiate on an item that is law and was approved by the SCOTUS.
Funny how obama picks and chooses what laws are good and bad ( ie the 2nd amendment) now if obamacare is the law of the land then why so many exemptions? If it's so great than why hasn't he whipped out a laptop at a press conference and signed up himself and his family? Funny the ones in DC crying that this obamacare is the law of the land and the best thing since sliced bread exempted themselves from it. This is just a huge pile of $hit.

Mike

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10-09-2013 01:24 AM  4 years agoPost 14
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It has been stated by republicans in office that there are enough votes to pass a budget but Boehner refuses to allow the vote to happen.
Therefore it is Boehners fault and the republicans fault for not allowing a vote.
So if Boehner folds what would have been the purpose for the Government shutdown?
Somebody has to stand up to this usurper of the presidency.
Obamacare wasnt ready for primetime and giving the union and congress exemptions and then delaying the employer mandaate is proof this act is a failure.

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10-09-2013 06:31 AM  4 years agoPost 15
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It has been stated by republicans in office that there are enough votes to pass a budget but Boehner refuses to allow the vote to happen.
Good for Boehner. He must understand that throughout our history, it has always been republicans selling-out and jumping on the Gravy Train. So why take the chance? Turning left has worked out for just about all moderates. The tide my be turning. ThankYou TP...
Therefore it is Boehners fault and the republicans fault for not allowing a vote.
I don't think this analogy is going to fly...
If moderate House Republicans don't want a government shutdown and favor a clean CR, why have they passed up on ways to end the shutdown?
Because they feel the heat now and finally realize that their career is all but doomed if they jump ship...
Why should he have to negotiate on an item that is law and was approved by the SCOTUS.
As i understand, all laws are negotiable. ACA being approved constitutional by the new progressive SCOTUS is questionable.

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10-09-2013 06:34 AM  4 years agoPost 16
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Keep government closed!!!

The democraps can't spend a dime!!!

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10-09-2013 06:48 AM  4 years agoPost 17
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Keep government closed!!!
If this is the only way to defeat the fascist party of socialized medicine, then so be it.

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10-09-2013 07:26 AM  4 years agoPost 18
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The most dangerous group in Congress is moderate Republicans, many from the northeast, who could reopen the government and break extremists' grip on their caucus' agenda,
How can the moderate republican be the most dangerous or irresponsible if they differ from the so called extremist? : If someone wants to call someone a extremist, I would look at the people that want to 'extremely'" change how America has run the last two hundred some years.

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10-09-2013 11:48 AM  4 years agoPost 19
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It has been proven over the last sixty years that the liberal demos in congress and especially the senate have caused more destruction to the economy and our way of life than any other force in the universe. Including any natural disasters, the NAZIs, and the Soviet Union!
So the RINOs in the northeast are only a threat to themselves if they decide to go alone with the dem's plan to destroy America.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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Keep government closed!!!

The democraps can't spend a dime!!!
AMEN. The longer we keep them closed the more people we see we really don't need them and just how much damage they do when their operating.

Mike

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