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In budget deal, a secret reward for Dems
The Hill, by Erik Wasson

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Posted By:mikkins2, 12/16/2013 9:34:05 PM

The two-year budget deal approved by the House has hidden political benefits for Senate Democrats, Republicans charge. Because it sets a top-line budget number for 2015, Democrats won’t have to write and pass a budget resolution in the midterm election year. That means vulnerable Democrats like Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Kay Hagen (N.C.) and Mary Landrieu (La.) won’t have to take tough votes as part of a budget vote-o-rama. Republicans are unhappy, as they believe the tough votes would have made it easier to defeat those candidates next fall and take control off the Senate in 2015.

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Its not only the democrats who this rewards. It also protects Republican "moderates" from the very same thing. The Republican Establishment was more than happy to make this concession.

And your a Republican because?

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 12/16/2013 9:37:53 PM     (No. 9656670)

Kill this thing!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/16/2013 9:39:33 PM     (No. 9656672)

Good job, Mr. Ryan. This Ryan-guy likes big government too much. He would not make a good conservative speaker; his deals are way too convoluted and way too left-leaning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/16/2013 9:43:11 PM     (No. 9656674)

The Republicans still have an out, they should not vote for that deal, of course there is a big chance that they will be double crossed by enough RINOS who will help the Democrats pass the bill.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mikkins2, 12/16/2013 9:55:21 PM     (No. 9656685)

And guess what.......
McCain
Hatch
Burr
Collins
Flake
Johnson

They all announce they are going to vote for cloture which ensures the budget deal will pass in the senate.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/16/2013 10:13:38 PM     (No. 9656705)

Mary ´the Ho´ Landrieu, has never made a tough vote, she´s been a 99.999% Reid/ Obama voter from the get-go! She´s already made her votes, now it´s the voters turn!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/16/2013 10:15:28 PM     (No. 9656707)

You don´t need them to vote for a budget, just repeat over and over how they dodged voting on any budget in the last 8 years.

As a result, deficit spending has increased $7 trillion under their failure of leadership.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/16/2013 10:39:28 PM     (No. 9656722)

They´re not called "The Stupid Party" for nothing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/17/2013 11:18:19 AM     (No. 9657292)

´...a secret award for politicians´--they don´t have to do their job!

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