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Re: Obama's budget

Post by smoface on Wed May 30, 2012 8:14 am

bass wrote:
The Democrats have the White House and the Congress but the Republicans run the Senate. That's right I think. If Obama can't get his budget through, then how's he gonna fund his government?


so much about this president doesn't add up.
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Re: Obama's budget

Post by bass on Mon May 28, 2012 10:10 am

smoface wrote:The Senate is in the democrats majority..the same party as President Obama. His own party vetoed his budget by 100%. It was also vetoed in March when it was reviewed by the House with a republican ...conservative... majority. Must have been a real stinker. How does the gov run without a budget? The same way it does with a budget since it ignores it anyway. This president has already racked up 5 TRILLION dollars and he hasn't finished his first term.

An aside, this is the first budget he has submitted since taking office even though one is required every year.

The Democrats vetoed his budget? Can't he add up?

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Re: Obama's budget

Post by smoface on Sun May 27, 2012 6:00 pm

The Senate is in the democrats majority..the same party as President Obama. His own party vetoed his budget by 100%. It was also vetoed in March when it was reviewed by the House with a republican ...conservative... majority. Must have been a real stinker. How does the gov run without a budget? The same way it does with a budget since it ignores it anyway. This president has already racked up 5 TRILLION dollars and he hasn't finished his first term.

An aside, this is the first budget he has submitted since taking office even though one is required every year.
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Re: Obama's budget

Post by bass on Thu May 17, 2012 1:21 pm


The Democrats have the White House and the Congress but the Republicans run the Senate. That's right I think. If Obama can't get his budget through, then how's he gonna fund his government?

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Re: Obama's budget

Post by Azaziel on Thu May 17, 2012 1:15 pm

Yep, thats now twice to NIL, you gotta wonder

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Re: Obama's budget

Post by bass on Thu May 17, 2012 1:10 pm


I'm not an expert on US politics but geez, you'd have to think that meant trouble for Obama.

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Obama's budget

Post by Azaziel on Thu May 17, 2012 12:44 pm

Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.

Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.

Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.
Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up.
"A stunning development for the president of the United States in his fourth year in office," Mr. Sessions said of the unanimous opposition.

The White House has held its proposal out as a "balanced approach" to beginning to rein in deficits. It calls for tax increases to begin to offset higher spending, and would begin to level off debt as a percentage of the economy by 2022. It would produce $6.4 trillion in new deficits over that time.

By contrast the chief Republican alternative from the House GOP would notch just $3.1 trillion in deficits, and three Senate Republican alternatives would all come in below $2 trillion.

The Senate is holding votes Wednesday on Mr. Obama's budget, the House GOP's budget and the three Senate Republican alternatives. None was expected to gain the 50 votes needed to pass the chamber.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/insi....#1_undefined,0_

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