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View Diary: Boehner wins back Peter King by promising Sandy relief vote in 2 weeks (129 comments)

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  •  Of course, the big question is where those $9B (3+ / 0-)
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    will come from, since it'll have to be a new bill, drawn from scratch. And, of course the (R)s believe on moving pain around, rather than actually alleviating it.

    I'm thinking Boehner will do something fun, like take it out of student loan funds. Just for shiggles.

    We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

    by Samer on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:49:11 PM PST

    •  Boehner has committed to (0+ / 0-)

      suspending the rules to slam the bill through in a day. King referred to this in his press conference after their meeting.

      Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

      by OIL GUY on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 01:14:57 PM PST

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      •  That doesn't answer my question (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm not arguing how they're going to do it, per se; merely that the standard MO is not to actually provide true relief (i.e., extra-ordinary funding), but rather to help one group of people by screwing another.

        For example, they might try to scrounge up the $60B in relief funding by trying to reduce the subsidies for Obamacare. Or cutting student loans by $6B/year for the next decade. Or . . . .

        We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

        by Samer on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 01:20:47 PM PST

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        •  I agree with Jed on this completely. (2+ / 0-)
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          Dems need to step up to the plate on this quickly or run the risk of letting the GOP define the situation on their terms. If the Senate has to kill the bill because it takes money from some other area totally unrelated to disaster relief because of the dreaded "offsets",  the GOP could potentially make Dems look like they're holding up a relief package.

        •  Then King Gets To Look Like S*&t (0+ / 0-)

          If this happens, Democrats can just say, "No, we're not going to rob Peter to pay Paul," and King can throw a fit, insisting that group B be screwed to benefit his constituents.  That will be bad optics for King.

        •  The bill currently has no offsets. (0+ / 0-)

          Even someone like Eric cantor has been strongly supportive of the need to pass this. I suspect that Boehner has always worried about how the tea partiers would react and has sat on this thing.

          Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

          by OIL GUY on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 02:26:27 PM PST

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