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SarasotaRepub
04-02-2009, 07:37 PM
The House on Thursday approved a $3.45 trillion budget blueprint that largely supports President Obama's proposal after defeating a Republican alternative that slashed spending and taxes.

The final vote was 233-196, with 20 Democrats defecting and voting against the plan. Most were moderate Democrats or came from swing districts.

House Republicans voted unanimously against the budget.

LINKY (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/house-approves-democratic-budget-plan/)

Oh joy!

AlmostThere
04-02-2009, 07:48 PM
House Democrats vote in lockstep more than Senate Democrats. If 20 defected, that might be an indication that it will not get unanimous support in the Senate. Even unanimous support would require one or more Republicans. Is Collins or Snowe on-board with this budget?

My guess is there isn't total support in the Senate. If there was I don't think they'd have floated the idea of invoking reconciliation.

marinejcksn
04-02-2009, 08:02 PM
House Democrats vote in lockstep more than Senate Democrats. If 20 defected, that might be an indication that it will not get unanimous support in the Senate. Even unanimous support would require one or more Republicans. Is Collins or Snowe on-board with this budget?

The Dimmycrats control 56 seats, but Lieberman and Sanders almost always side with them so it's really 58. The Specter said he's voting "no", but even without Arlen's dumbass siding with the donkeys Collins and Snowe-job will still push it to 60. The only hope is that some of the more "Moderate" Dems (whatever that is) will pull out in fear of losing their seat in 2010. But I doubt it. :(

patriot45
04-02-2009, 08:32 PM
The House on Thursday approved a $3.45 trillion budget blueprint that largely supports President Obama's proposal after defeating a Republican alternative that slashed spending and taxes.

The final vote was 233-196, with 20 Democrats defecting and voting against the plan. Most were moderate Democrats or came from swing districts.

House Republicans voted unanimously against the budget.

LINKY (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/house-approves-democratic-budget-plan/)

Oh joy!

Haha, us Dumbmasses can't fathom 3.5 trillion! Whats the diff!?! I don't think we could unravel this mess even if we take over the House and Senate next time. We are gonna be so down we will have to look up to look down.

cat714
04-02-2009, 10:07 PM
We are so f**ked if this passes...and for the wrong reasons.

thebeatingpulse
04-03-2009, 12:30 AM
This sums up the whole situation.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm228/sloth1992/MadObama.jpg

Odysseus
04-03-2009, 04:18 PM
It certainly digs us into a deeper hole, but remember, a serious fiscal conservative can fix this. Remember that Harding inherited Woodrow Wilson's "Wartime Socialism" and the subsequent depression of 1919, and within two years after his tax and spending cuts, the American economy had begun the Roaring 20s.

In the words of George Patton, "Do not take counsel of your fears."

PoliCon
04-03-2009, 09:49 PM
ever notice how the press does not mention the bi-partisan opposition? But if just ONE republican crosses over and votes with the dems - it will be bi-partisan support. :rolleyes: