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Deal to avert government
shutdown likely, officials say

Washington Post, by Kimberly Kindy & Rosalind S. Helderman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/3/2013 10:06:32 PM

Congress returns to work this week with no plan to reverse across-the-board spending cuts that took effect Friday, but with hope on both sides of the aisle of averting an end-of-the-month showdown that could result in a government shutdown. The House plans to vote Thursday on a spending measure that would keep the government running after its current funding mechanism elapses March 27. It would provide funding through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, allowing new flexibility to the Pentagon to manage the $40 billion hit the military took Friday but otherwise locking in the sequester’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 3/3/2013 10:23:27 PM     (No. 9206672)

No. Deals. Period.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 3/3/2013 10:41:52 PM     (No. 9206679)

The ONLY power Republicans have is a big one: they can refuse Continuing Resolutions until or unless a budget is proposed by the Senate, at which time the debate on real priorities begins. This should have been done years ago but now better than never. I´m sick of Republicans caving, but in fact, having not caved (finally( on the sequester, they ought to realize it makes sense to hold to principles for a change.


Forget about the 2014 election cycle, because Republicans are going to be demonized no matter what. Use your power all the time to the max. They do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: devnull, 3/3/2013 10:49:13 PM     (No. 9206686)

Hey GOP lurkers. No deal. None. Nothing. Shut it down.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/3/2013 11:18:49 PM     (No. 9206701)

Naturally; it was all talk, anyway. Same scam Clinton pulled. It only works once.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 3/4/2013 1:01:16 AM     (No. 9206756)

Republicans Caving to avert government
shutdown likely, officials say

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/4/2013 1:42:42 AM     (No. 9206778)

It all depends on whether Obama comes back with another bite at the tax apple. If he does,it´ll give the GOP some backbone.
The republicans always pass bills to avert this or that and it gets hung up in the do nothing senate.They´re the real stone wallers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 3/4/2013 4:34:30 AM     (No. 9206821)

If they do not shut it down, it will collapse under the weight of its own corruption anyway. And democrats will blame republicans as sure as the sun will continue to shine. So "what difference, at this point, does it make?" Stop the madness.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rc1776, 3/5/2013 12:19:04 PM     (No. 9209457)

The only thing ole comerade w. crinkite ever said that I found acceptable was, to paraphrase it (comerade cronkite), "if the government shuts down no one will notice any difference until, in a few days, the days will seem somehow better...."
Shut it down permanently and wait for the new dawning.
The demofecals will never love you rinos/spendokans just ask the Bush bunch. They sucked up to the demofecals and were dumped on with a vengeance.
These Pollyannas need to read Saul David Alinsky´s
"Rules for Radicals - the demofecal play book and play their game if not expose it.

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