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  •  more Republican evil... (0+ / 0-)

    Recently, House Republicans FORCED a vote on Obama's ENTIRE budget - with NO debate - malaciously attaching it as an AMENDMENT to an unrelated bill.
    Obviously, Democrats would not vote for an entire budget without debate and the bill "failed" - 414-0 --- so that Fox & Frightwing radio could mock Obama by claiming his budget "failed" - even Democrats "rejected" it.

    Senate Republicans pulled the same EVIL stunt last year with Obama's budget, released in February - resulting in a vote of 97-0......

    May 2011....As far as the Obama plan, Democrats had already stated they wouldn't be voting for it, arguing that President Obama himself had superseded the plan with the deficit-reduction plan that he outlined during his April speech at George Washington University.

    Republicans have the 1% vote locked up.

    by MartyM on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 05:39:58 AM PDT

    •  What was in the bill (1+ / 0-)
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      the Dems didn't like and wouldn't vote for?

      •  Democrats don't vote in goose-stepping lockstep (0+ / 0-)

        like the Republicans.
        There are Blue Dogs and Corporate Dems and ConservaDems, etc. - and a president's budget is supposed to be negotiated, debated - NOT voted on in its entirety - and definitely NOT as an amendment.

        Republicans have the 1% vote locked up.

        by MartyM on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 09:30:08 AM PDT

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