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  •  You are supposed to fund the government with a... (2+ / 0-)
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    De Re Rustica, Phoenix Woman

    budget not a Continuing Resolution (CR) of the previous fiscal years spending levels.  The conservatives are arguing to keep a CR instead of enacting a real budget.  

    You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons. Gene Wilder as Jim, the "Waco Kid" in Blazing Saddles

    by JustBeKos on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 11:02:52 AM PST

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    •  Appropriation Bills NOT Budget (2+ / 0-)
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      JustBeKos, Phoenix Woman

      The budget is a blueprint -- actual funding is done by appropriation bills. And the Speaker and his moronic majority has not done ANY of those.

      They are not doing their jobs, and it looks like they don't know how to do them -- it's not only laziness, it's complete incompetence.

      The Tea Party has managed to elect the prime graduates of the Peter Principle School of Politics.

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