Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Royal Lounge > D.C.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2011, 01:01 PM  
petegz28 petegz28 is offline
Supporter
 
petegz28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Olathe, Ks
Casino cash: $9197
Dem lawmaker: 'Nobody I know' has seen Reid plan

A House Democrat indicated Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might not have party members' votes locked down for his deficit proposal.

"I'm not going to commit to something that nobody I know has seen and had a chance to analyze," Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said. "I want to see it."

Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) deficit proposal was met with division within his party on Monday, resulting in speculation that Boehner's two-step plan does not have enough Republican support to pass the House, much less the Senate, where Reid said Boehner's plan would be "dead on arrival."

But Blumenauer said that few Democrats have had a chance to sign onto Reid's alternative measure. "I had dinner with one of my friends who is a senator last night, who was saying they're really interested in seeing the details," he said on CSPAN's "Washington Journal" program. "They haven't seen the details yet."

Blumenauer expressed frustration with the state of the deficit negotiations, calling it an "ongoing circus" and a game of "fiscal chicken" with global consequences.

"There isn't time to do it right and for people to know what's going on," he said of the deficit negotiations, which are taking place under the Aug. 2 deadline imposed by the Treasury Department as the last date to raise the debt ceiling.

He also offered cautious support of the validity of a last-ditch "14th Amendment solution," an interpretation of the amendment that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without waiting for Congressional authority.

"It would appear that the president has the authority to just pay the bill, to honor the obligation," Blumenauer said. "I think there's a strong argument to be made that he could just go ahead and do this. But I think that would be wrong. I think Congress should be grown-ups."

Blumenauer, who believes that the debt limit is an "artificial barrier" that should be abolished, said that Boehner exemplifies the problem with the rush to address the deficit before the deadline.

Boehner was forced to "yank back his proposal" because the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the plan did not cut as much federal spending as Boehner had promised. Blumenauer called it an "embarrassment."

He added, "[Boehner] didn't know what was in [his plan]."

Boehner announced late on Tuesday that he would rework his bill in order to cut more spending, pushing the House vote until later in the week.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...um=twitterfeed
Posts: 66,181
petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
petegz28 petegz28 is offline
Supporter
 
petegz28's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Olathe, Ks
Casino cash: $9197
Sounds like both Boehner and Reid are full of shit
__________________
Posts: 66,181
petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.petegz28 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #3
2bikemike 2bikemike is offline
Born to Ride
 
2bikemike's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: El Cajon Calif.
Casino cash: $6407
Quote:
Originally Posted by petegz28 View Post
Sounds like both Boehner and Reid are full of shit
The Majority of the politicians serving today are. I am sick of it! Time to boot them all out of office and start over.
Posts: 13,702
2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli2bikemike 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:02 AM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.