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Senate passes bipartisan budget agreement
Washington Post, by Ed O’Keefe & Lori Montgomery

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/18/2013 5:59:30 PM

Congress declared a holiday truce in a years-long fight over the federal budget, sending President Obama a spending blueprint Wednesday that is designed to ease sharp spending cuts and keep government operations funded through 2015. Senators voted 64 to 36 to approve the bipartisan budget agreement Wednesday afternoon. Nine Republicans joined with 55 Democrats to approve the legislation, which Obama is expected to sign before departing this weekend for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The Republican senators who joined with Democrats were Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ronald Johnson

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 12/18/2013 6:04:51 PM     (No. 9659231)

Remember this day.
Today we went from a 2-party political system, to a single-party oligarchy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 12/18/2013 6:05:21 PM     (No. 9659233)

FTA:"The Republican senators who joined with Democrats were Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ronald Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Rob Portman (Ohio)."

Gutless pukes, all. There is only one party in this country, the party of ´what´s in for me´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skywarrior, 12/18/2013 6:15:51 PM     (No. 9659247)

So, I now know who to support next year for Senator from GA (anyone but Saxby). And again 2 years after that (anyone but Johnnie). Real disappointments, both.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/18/2013 6:29:56 PM     (No. 9659261)

What sharp spending cuts? Seriously.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/18/2013 6:32:00 PM     (No. 9659262)

If you really want to support veterans, vote AGAINST these back-stabbers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/18/2013 7:13:23 PM     (No. 9659290)

This is just another normal congressional agreement between the Democrats and the Republicans, in that the Democrats will get their spending increases right away, while the promise of future spending cuts that the Democrats made to the Republicans will probably never happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Alex, 12/18/2013 7:41:17 PM     (No. 9659306)

For those of you in Georgia I suggest you start researching all of the GOP primary candidates for Senate because Saxby Chambliss isn´t running for reelection.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: borderboy, 12/18/2013 7:45:33 PM     (No. 9659308)

While it may not be much, I will be donating 1% of my future COLA adjustments to each of the opponents of the nine republican snakes that voted for this bill; and I would encourage all of my military brothers (retired or not) to do the same.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/18/2013 7:47:15 PM     (No. 9659309)

The GOP says they can´t do anything, which apparently means even casting votes against Democrat bills. The GOP are not masters of their own votes. Turning the USA into a socialist country cannot happen without GOP support. The GOP is a worthless waste of time for conservatives.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/18/2013 8:01:15 PM     (No. 9659321)

More stinking compost being pushed to us by our incompetent and impotent congress! The stench coming from DC is overwhelming. We are witnessing live, our once great nation rot from the inside out...and the adult supervision is not slowing the train down, they are ramming ahead full destruction speed...really sad!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/18/2013 8:25:39 PM     (No. 9659351)

I would not refer to this terrible deal as a "truce". It is more along the lines of criminal activity created by the Demonrats and willingly adopted by the Lily-livered Republicans. More spending and more taxes. No one is fooled by the duplicity of the Rinos.

Paul Ryan´s name is jointed with Marco Rubio´s on the list of big disappointments and sell-out status.

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