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House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

House to vote on budget deal (UPDATE – budget plan passes)

The House is expected to vote soon on the budget deal. You can watch live on C-SPAN.

We’ll update this post accordingly.

UPDATE:  Budget deal was approved.  Final vote on Ryan/Murray Budget in House: 332 Yes, 94 No (Rs 169 yes – 62 no; Ds 163 yes – 32 no)

Final vote results here.

(Note: C-SPAN screen capture of final vote above has a discrepancy of one vote for some reason)


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JimMtnViewCaUSA | December 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I’ll be interested to hear more on the theory that the reason for all the haste is that Repubs need to cave on the budget quickly so there will be enough time left to thoroughly cave on illegals.

So when is the public comment period scheduled?

I guess we’ll fight the next next time.


and I didn’t even get kissed before I got f*****

Hey this whole budget thing is just going to implode. Maybe we should just sit back and watch it implode.

Our nation is in the ICU and the GOP can’t stab us in the back fast enough.

    gmac124 in reply to Yujin. | December 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    “Our nation is in the ICU and the GOP can’t stab us in the back fast enough.”

    They didn’t even bother to move behind us before they started stabbing. It was more like a frontal assault with a bazooka.

House Approves Republicrat Merger!
Party distinctions only exist for fundraising.

Ross Kaminsky makes some pretty good points in A Bad Deal Compared to What?

Yes, this budget deal does very little, for a very short time. And yes, if I were in charge, it would look very different. Indeed, if Paul Ryan were in charge, it would look very different. But I’m not, and he’s not.

So for those of you who are saying “this deal is too terrible to support” I would ask you: “compared to what?”

What better deal for Republicans do you think would have any chance of passing both houses of Congress and being signed by our Alinskyite president whose first thought is never “what is best for America?” but rather “how can I destroy my enemies?”

I can live with this “deal”. To engage in the spectacle of another government shutdown at this time would just give the media an excuse to change their focus from the democrats committing suicide over Obamacare.

This proves without a doubt that the GOP, like a tumor, needs to be destroyed. It’s hopeless corrupt, and infested with rino fleas. Burn the carcass, and start over with the Tea Party.

Starve the GOP of your money and your vote, placing both to the Tea Party, where they will effect change.

The democrat party has its legions of useful idiots. Apparently, so does the GOP. Don’t be one.

Ross Kaminsky, as mentioned by snopercod, and Yuval Levin at NRO, who does an analysis of the details, defend the deal.

Sequester was doomed from the shutdown. If you wanted a CR with sequester, Boehner proposed that in September. But Cruz and his easily amused followers pushed their insanely futile “defund” movement to force a shutdown to make them feel better.

We had to take the short term deal. And the only way to get a better deal than Ryan did was to go to sleep and dream nice thoughts.

Don’t like it? Blame Cruz, and yourself if you supported that nonsense.

    platypus in reply to Estragon. | December 13, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I hope the Professor is paying you well to be the resident contrary spokes-mouth. You are fairly predictable, however, and thus are boring after a few comments.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to platypus. | December 13, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Estragon has been around for a long time. . Sometimes I agree & sometimes I don’t .

      Why are you called platypus ?

    Paraphrasing John Wooden, “Government shutdowns don’t build character, they reveal it.” By virtue of the principled stand by Tea-Party patriouts, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, the character of the GOP stands revealed.

    The Republican party has demonstrated by voice and vote that they are a party that grows, then funds tyrannical government, increases oppressive taxation, debases the currency and opposes constitutional conservatives.

    Ok, then.

You know a bill is garbage when Democrats are voting in favor of it.

We are supposed to believe that the Democrats let go of the possibility of a distracting, 2014-saving government shutdown for $25-30 billion in extra spending. This is the pitch from the GOP and supporters. This is why the GOP and supporters keep losing and losing and losing to Democrats. And if all the losing weren’t enough, now they are trying to cast off their conservative base.

It used to be the thinking that conservatives had no where else to go, so f**k ’em, they’ll vote GOP when the time comes. Then 2012 happened. The GOP learned nothing and is setting up the next loss, which doesn’t even require amnesty but they’ll likely toss that on the bonfire at their feet just to make sure they lose.


We still have two parties, but for accuracy they need to be renamed: the Democrat Liberal Party and the Democrat Light Party.

More of same old same old in Washington. Ryan? Boehner? McCain? Graham? = Republicans?

“Establishmentism” is VERY imbedded in Wash. Even Lt. Alan West did some dodgy voting and he’s considered 100% TEA party.

Sure seems time for revolution. There are, what about 500+ stodgies in Wash – an oligarchy – telling 300 million what to do as they CONTINUE pillaging the treasury.

We can complain online… Won’t solve anything