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    Harry Reid May Force A Senate Vote On Paul Ryan's Budget

    [URL="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/26/ryan-budget-vote-senate-harry-reid_n_853966.html#comments"]Harry Reid May Force A Senate Vote On Paul Ryan's Budget [/URL]

    [QUOTE]WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed reports on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is thinking of holding a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget. That would force moderate Republican senators to take an uncomfortable political stand.

    “He's considering it,” Reid’s top spokesman Jon Summers told The Huffington Post.

    The idea, first reported in The Hill newspaper, would be to build off the skeptical reaction that the Ryan budget has engendered at local town hall events this past week. After voting in near unanimity to pass the measure -- which would make drastic spending cuts, lower tax rates and fundamentally alter Medicare and Medicaid -- House Republicans have faced hostile receptions back home.

    The Senate, which features several moderate GOP lawmakers, has not been forced to publicly weigh-in on Ryan’s proposal. A vote could force the likes of Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), both of whom are up for re-election in 2012, to make a difficult decision.

    “It’s to be determined,” another Senate Democratic leadership aide said, of forcing such a vote. “But I would bet yes. There's no reason not to.”

    But there could be cause for hesitation. While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was able to keep her members united in opposition to Ryan’s budget, Reid and his deputies still must whip their caucus.

    That said, it’s hard to imagine even the biggest Democratic budget hawks voting for the measure. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) would be, perhaps, the most likely suspect but he has already come out publicly against both the Ryan budget and the president’s counter-proposal.

    “While I am encouraged to see the President acknowledge the dire condition of our fiscal problems, no partisan proposal –- from either Democrats or Republicans –- will solve our nation’s problems or put our fiscal house in order," Manchin said in a statement.
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    This is the same Harry Reid who couldn't pass a budget with a Democratic majority in the Senate, House and holding the Presidency.

    Why doesn’t he come up with a proposal rather than trying to embarrass the Republicans. More proof the Democrats have no plan to reduce the deficit.

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    It would nice to see the senate do anything.....

    This budget proposal cuts 6 trillion in ten years leaving us 24 trillion in the hole...

    It shows the enormity of the problems we face.....Its the only substantial proposal so far

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4009956]This is the same Harry Reid who couldn't pass a budget with a Democratic majority in the Senate, House and holding the Presidency.

    Why doesn’t he come up with a proposal rather than trying to embarrass the Republicans. More proof the Democrats have no plan to reduce the deficit.[/QUOTE]

    It's called politics, as in "we want to win the next election." The rest is irrelevant in the great game of power-brokering. Reducing the deficit is an after=thought.

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    [QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4009968]It's called politics, as in "we want to win the next election." The rest is irrelevant in the great game of power-brokering. Reducing the deficit is an after=thought.[/QUOTE]

    So true.

    And so very, very.....sad.

    All way round.

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    [QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4009968]It's called politics, as in "we want to win the next election." The rest is irrelevant in the great game of power-brokering. Reducing the deficit is an after=thought.[/QUOTE]

    Apparently not to the Speaker of the House.

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4010002]Apparently not to the Speaker of the House.[/QUOTE]

    Speaking of that orange oompah-loompah looking Ohio freak:

    [QUOTE]"Listen, they're gonna pay their [B][SIZE="7"]fair share[/SIZE][/B] in taxes, and they should," the GOP leader added. When pressed on President Obama's plan to roll back more than $4 billion in oil-company tax breaks, Boehner said he did not believe "the big oil companies need to have the oil depletion allowances" -- one of the four biggest subsidies in Democrats' cross hairs -- and that "we certainly oughta take a look at" proposals to do away with some of the industry's incentives.

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/04/26/26greenwire-boehner-open-to-ending-some-oil-tax-breaks-30323.html[/url][/QUOTE]

    [B]SOCIALIST!!![/B]

    [B][SIZE="5"]SOC.[/SIZE][/B]

    [B][SIZE="6"]IAL.[/SIZE][/B]

    [B][SIZE="7"]IST!!!!!![/SIZE][/B]

    Fair share?! Fair share?!?!? Fair????? Share?????

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk[/url]

    Fair share??

    Commie. Comrade. Pinko. Liberal. Wussie. Libtard. Freak. Red.

    GO WOLVERINES!!!!

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4010015]Speaking of that orange oompah-loompah looking Ohio freak:



    [B]SOCIALIST!!![/B]

    [B][SIZE="5"]SOC.[/SIZE][/B]

    [B][SIZE="6"]IAL.[/SIZE][/B]

    [B][SIZE="7"]IST!!!!!![/SIZE][/B]

    Fair share?! Fair share?!?!? Fair????? Share?????

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk[/url]

    Fair share??

    Commie. Comrade. Pinko. Liberal. Wussie. Libtard. Freak. Red.

    GO WOLVERINES!!!![/QUOTE]

    I think that was my point. Unlike Reid Bonner actually wants to work out a deal and close the deficit. Ther Republican leadership is serious the Dems aren't. Your post is a clear indication that a bipartisan deal is going to be very tough. Anything one side gives up (Republicans) the other side will redicule (Democracts).

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    So continually breaking the backs of people who have already had their hearts and wallets ripped off for Wall Street is ok?

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5kgnE1Xvec[/url]

    Even Ryan's hometown crowds don't think so. The republicans don't have an answer but take more from the middle and lower end of the class spectrum.

    Harry Reid is right to hold a vote. I did not see anything written here when the House passed those meaningless 2011 budget bills.

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;4010222]So continually breaking the backs of people who have already had their hearts and wallets ripped off for Wall Street is ok?

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5kgnE1Xvec[/url]

    Even Ryan's hometown crowds don't think so. The republicans don't have an answer but take more from the middle and lower end of the class spectrum.

    Harry Reid is right to hold a vote. I did not see anything written here when the House passed those meaningless 2011 budget bills.[/QUOTE]

    Except the President is also going to kill the middle class. AMT and reduced payments to Medicare means those who paid in will have to pay more.

    Add in inflation that the Democrats are laying on us right now and the middle class is dead meat.

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4010217]Your post is a clear indication that a bipartisan deal is going to be very tough. Anything one side gives up (Republicans) the other side will redicule (Democracts).[/QUOTE]

    Fair share?



    Fair share?!?!?!



    Fair????? Share?????????

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4010244]Fair share?



    Fair share?!?!?!



    Fair????? Share?????????[/QUOTE]

    A deal can be made. Both sides want a deal. Why doesn't the leader of the free world make a deal? He is running for office and so are the Dems in the Senate and House. They don't want a deal they got the opening by ignoring SS, Medicare and Defense when they held all 3 branches of government. They have an opening because the Republicans won an election based on actually cutting the deficit. The Democrats are blocking for political gain.

    By the way the President congratulated Banner on being open to getting rid of the subsidies. Although the President allready suggested spending the savings by transfering those subsidies to alternate energy rather then applying any income to deficit reduction.

    The Republicans suck but the Dems suck and are going to stonewall us into hyper inflation. Hyper inflation will destroy the middle class and the rich will be long gone with their money in other assetts.
    Last edited by Winstonbiggs; 04-27-2011 at 07:57 AM.

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4010243]Except the President is also going to kill the middle class. AMT and reduced payments to Medicare means those who paid in will have to pay more.

    Add in inflation that the Democrats are laying on us right now and the middle class is dead meat.[/QUOTE]

    Offset by a tax cut for those who make less than $250G

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4009956]
    Why doesn’t he come up with a proposal rather than trying to embarrass the Republicans. [/QUOTE]

    If Paul Ryan has such a great plan it should be able to pass. Or at least get close.

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;4010253]Offset by a tax cut for those who make less than $250G[/QUOTE]

    Without a deal on tax reform the best they will get is a rollback on the Bush tax cuts. That rollback also gets rid of indexing the ATM for inflation. Those who make less then 250G's will have enormous tax hikes if the Bush tax cuts are put in place and inflation keeps going.

    There needs to be a bipartisan deal on taxes to reform the code or the middle class is screwed totally.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4010258]If Paul Ryan has such a great plan it should be able to pass. Or at least get close.[/QUOTE]

    Paul Ryan's plan like the Presidents plan are total none starters. Everyone knows that. Stop acting like a partisan hack.

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    They waste so much money on useless plans, They need to cut back on that

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4010266]Paul Ryan's plan like the Presidents plan are total none starters. Everyone knows that. Stop acting like a partisan hack.[/QUOTE]

    the Prez plan would start. i'd like to see that come to a vote.

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    Obama's plan is nonsense. It is smoke and mirrors and fancy accounting. It will accomplish nothing. Plus the savings are not substantial.
    I am a fiscal conservative but Ryan's plan is ridiculous. Too severe.
    Leave the Medicare concept alone but raise the eligability age. Perhaps increase copays. Tighten up amounts doctors can bill. Increase the age for SS. Increase the payroll deduction for SS and medicare.
    Let the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone, yes - let's all share..
    Then cut the Federal government with a meat axe. Forget this scalpel nonsense. Every single agency and department must cut and some must be eliminated. Freeze salaries for years for all.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4010258]If Paul Ryan has such a great plan it should be able to pass. Or at least get close.[/QUOTE]

    So by logical extention, Cap and Trade is not a good plan?

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