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Republicans defeat one more abortion initiative

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Democratic leaders in the House are nearly certain to drop federal funding for new contraceptive services and on-going programs to stop sexually transmitted diseases from the $825 billion economic stimulus bill due to hit the floor Tuesday, a senior official told FOX News.

    The decision is due Tuesday morning in advance of two high-profile meetings President Obama will hold with House and Senate Republicans to build bipartisan support for his massive economic stimulus bill. The bill contains $87 billion in emergency Medicaid funding to help states crushed by deficits. .......

    .......Despite Pelosi's argument, Democrats and the Obama White House appear eager to deprive Republicans of what's become a key attack line against the stimulus bill. ......


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  2. LeBuick

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    Instead of asking for this and a few other items of fat to be dropped the GOP showed up today with a complete new proposal that was 100% tax cuts. That is more of the stupid moves they are becoming famous for making.
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    I don't think they're cutting anything. 100 pushups says the provisions got buried somewhere in the almost 700 pages of this porkulous bill.
     
  4. LeBuick

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    I agree, the Dems did stick pork in the bill. That is where we really counted on the GOP to get the pork out. Instead they opted for politics as usual and the Dems passed the legislation with the fat still in it.

    This is why I was glad seeing Chandlis win in GA. I didn't want the Dems to have a filibuster proof Senate for just this reason. What the GOP doesn't seem to get is the majority voted in the Dems because they had this solution to get us past this crises. Tax cuts alone is not going to do it and no economist says they will alone. What we need from the GOP is to keep the Dems honest but they are failing when they won't play ball at all...
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    No he got voted in because they do not know anything about him.
     
  6. Pastor Larry

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    Perhaps (or perhaps not). But the point is to negotiate ... to reach a middle position between the two. Obama didn't. He said, "Take it or leave it." That's what you guys hated when it was Bush. Now that it's your man, you think it's okay. You think talking to Republicans is bipartisanship. It's not.

    BTW, I am not a big fan of bipartisanship. I am a big fan of doing what is right, and some people's idea are so bad they don't deserve to be considered.

    But Obama ran on bipartisanship. He said the days of partisanship were over. Turns out, he lied.
     
  7. LeBuick

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    Negotiate would be trying to add more tax cuts to the current plan not saying we want 100% tax cuts or you won't get our vote. That was just plain dumb. I think this guy hit the nail on the head...

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2009/01/29/house_republicans_on_the_defensive.html

     
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    Sounds like the partisan spin already begins!
     
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    A Bargain. Since you are so fond of taxes [and I am not] after I calculate what I owe the feds in taxes I will send the bill to you so you can get a warm fuzzy feeling up your leg [aka Chris Matthews] by paying it.
     
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    Not really. You have to understand the democrat definition of bipartisanship:

    The democrat definition of bipartisan::love2: The Republicans cave and vote with the democrats. Therefore, democrats are always bipartisan. :flower:

    The democrat definition of partisan::BangHead: The Republicans don't cave, stand by their principles, and vote against the democrats.
    :godisgood:
     
  11. LeBuick

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    I am not in favor of taxes but I am smart enough to see tax cuts alone won't help when so many American's aren't making any money. The last 8 years plus what's on the news would tell you if the rich had more tax cuts it would not produce one new jobs, just bigger bonuses.

    Imagine all the workers they could have hired with all that bonus money???
     
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    I can tell you what bipartisanship isn't... It isn't where you bring in your own plan (100% tax cuts) so I toss mine completely out. Now that didn't work...
     
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