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House Should Overhaul
Disastrous Senate Deal

National Review Online, by Deroy Murdock

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/1/2013 5:02:36 PM

The House of Representatives should make massive changes to the so-called fiscal cliff deal that passed the Senate 89–8 at 1:39 a.m. today. That amended measure then can proceed to a conference committee for further improvement before advancing to final passage in both houses and President Obama’s signature, if he favors the legislation. These additional steps are required for three key reasons: First, laws should be passed through regular order, rather than Soviet-style backroom discussions and near-unanimous approval by rubber-stamp legislatures. The lawmaking gyrations of the last few weeks have been unseemly and an international embarrassment unworthy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/1/2013 5:18:49 PM     (No. 9093536)

Dream on, Deroy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/1/2013 5:24:25 PM     (No. 9093541)

I am very disappointed in the GOP senators. Even Texas senators voted for this, included Cruz, who was specifically sent to DC not to vote for this garbage. The House GOP better get rid of this bill, or the House GOP can get ridden for being cleaned out in 2014.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MEMcL, 1/1/2013 5:29:45 PM     (No. 9093552)

Let me gaze into my crystal ball.... If Boehner needs 217 votes, he will get a squeaker of a vote. 218! Then, the most vulnerable House members will be able to vote "naaaaah", and pound their chests and say that they fought the good fight! Oh, my! If we had only had 2 more votes!

All theater. All a sham. Hope I am wrong, because I am naturally such an optimist, but I have lost all my faith in politicians doing the right thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 1/1/2013 5:34:56 PM     (No. 9093560)

No need to be disappointed in Cruz yet #2. He won´t be sworn in as a Senator for a few days. You still have Kay.

I have a feeling 2013 is going to be one long disastrous deal after another.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/1/2013 5:44:42 PM     (No. 9093575)

I was sure Cruz´ name presented as a Yes vote was an error....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/1/2013 6:00:09 PM     (No. 9093589)

#2 Cruz has not been sworn in yet. It´s Kay Bailey and Cornyn who voted for this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: saguni, 1/1/2013 7:25:21 PM     (No. 9093668)

FTA: Reid has refused to vote on, amend, or otherwise consider the budgets that House Republicans have passed and forwarded to the Senate for its review. Reid has done this in violation of the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act (Public Law 93-344, as amended), which requires that budgets be passed calmly by April 15 each year.

If the elected Republicans were worth their salt, one or another would be shouting this at every opportunity, until even the MS-pravda had to notice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/2/2013 12:17:05 AM     (No. 9094017)

The only sane people in Washington voted "No".

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