View Full Version : Congressional Republicans are NOW ready to Debate the Budget

10-01-2013, 02:10 PM

As a last-minute stunt, House Republicans, who've spent the last six months refusing to enter budget negotiations with Democrats, announced late last night that they're ready for budget negotiations with Democrats. Early this morning, GOP leaders selected the eight members they'd like to send to these negotiations, known as a "conference committee."

True to form, Republicans chose eight middle-aged, far-right white guys, most of whom are from the south. They then put the eight GOP lawmakers in a conference room across from empty chairs, and tweeted the picture in the hopes of making it appear that they, unlike those rascally Democrats, are "ready to negotiate."

And if there's one thing Republicans are good at, it's debating empty chairs, right Clint Eastwood?

So if the eight middle-aged, far-right white guys want to stop losing a debate to empty chairs and start governing, they should move past these little stunts and turn the government's lights on.


Stuck on stupid. :laugh:

10-01-2013, 02:25 PM
The proposed House budgets got many many more votes than the proposed Obama budgets....

10-01-2013, 02:31 PM
The proposed House budgets got many many more votes than the proposed Obama budgets....

well... not really:

After Obama submitted his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal on Feb. 13, 2012, House Republicans put it up for a floor vote.

The result: 414-0 against.

The same thing happened a year earlier in the Senate. That vote: 97-0 against. Democrats didn’t support the plan because it has been supplanted by another deficit-reduction plan Obama had later outlined. Republican leaders demanded a vote on Obama’s budget to show that Democrats don’t support any detailed budget blueprint, according to The Hill (http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/163347-senate-votes-unanimously-against-obama-budget).


10-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Aren't you saying the same thing as I am?